Generate Abundance

Generate Abundance


Diana Baysinger

We are most successful in managing conflict when there is balance in our lives. As you do a review of your life think about the word abundance.The word abundance means plentiful. Many people generate abundance, have success in their personal and professional lives, and yet struggle to manage it all. It is important to evaluate the kind of abundance you have and beware of the abundance you do not want to generate.

Have you had an abundance of unproductive efforts to change something within yourself or your relationship? Have you had an abundance of recycled hopes that slip to disappointment and despair? Have you talked the talk, walked the walk, but are still not producing the results you want?
Beware of this kind of abundance. These are questions that rest at #5 on the following 5 point quality control scale.

Consider examples from your personal and professional life that rest along this scale.

# 1 = A calm, quiet and peaceful place where you are in alignment with your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is where you experience renewal; it is the pause that refreshes.

# 2 = A place of positive energy where mental, physical, and emotional engagement result in feelings of accomplishment and success. This is a place of recreation and results.

# 3 = A practice of daily routine that creates a rhythm. This is where meaningful rituals serve to support personal and business life.

# 4 = A place of normal stress including unpredictability, change, lack of clarity and disappointments. Experiences at this point create opportunities to learn and use lessons that release barriers to success. This is where you become proactive resulting in resolution and growth.

# 5 = A practice of unresolved stress which prompts reactivity leading to resignation, distress, misalignment and ineffective solutions. This is the holding tank for failure.

Where do you want to register on the scale and how will you get there?

Be Aware: Generate Abundance

Now that you have a scale to use as a reference be aware of the abundance you do want in your life. Think about ways to increase those experiences from #1, #2 and #3. What percentage of your personal and professional life would you like to attract to these points?
Place your focus on this end of the scale and put an action plan together to bring more of these peaceful, successful, and supportive moments alive. Some individuals have chosen to spend more time on activities that generate fun and fulfillment. They have increased time with friends, family, and activities that are rewarding in their personal lives.

When they invest more time in the top 3 points of the spectrum they have a reserve with which to combat the normal stressors. They are more committed to dealing with the barriers of the 4th and 5th points in proactive ways, by developing strategies that break the negative cycle of these points. The unresolved stress begins to diminish and life is lived in greater balance.

In coaching, individuals not only commit to monthly reviews of their progress, they have regular weekly meetings in which they examine accomplishments and disappointments. They extract the lessons with open and honest communication and are ready to take action that keeps the momentum rolling toward desired results. Place your focus on the upper end of the scale and generate an abundance of peace, success, and support, and let those positive life experiences be the new norm.

The Foolproof Combination of Action and Attitude

Lesson One of the Producing Results series is The Foolproof Combination of Action and Attitude. I have chosen to reverse the order of attention by placing attitude before action. I believe that attitude and belief precede action. I invite you to consider the following:

What do you carry inside your mind?

We carry images, perceptions, assumptions and stories and we believe they are all true. Our belief or attitude translates into action. Attitude and action is equal to experience. Experience produces results and the cycle gets reinforced.

Think about how you think, it could be a lie.

Recently a very talented Adult Education Teacher taught a non-credit writing class at a local Community College. She loved what she did and received outstanding evaluations from the class members as well as the Department Chair. She was looking for a career change and was advised to apply to the Community College as an English teacher.

She had always wanted to teach college credit classes but believed that she needed a Master’s Degree to teach at that level. She had settled for teaching Adult Education Classes and the pay that went along with it. When she was assigned to research the requirements for the teaching position of her choice she discovered that she did not need the Master’s Degree. Her belief had held her back, the truth set her free and she went on to teach at the Community College.

What The #$ Bleep*! Do We Know? The Secret

The movie ,What the #$Bleep*! Do We Know? is a wonderful and fascinating movie. It introduces us to theories of physics that offer a new level of insight into our world and how it operates. The movie demonstrates the scientific, biological, philosophical and spiritual power of how we think, how we act and the results that attracts. What the Bleep Do We Know includes research that was conducted by Dr. Masaru Emoto, a renowned Japanese scientist, who discovered that molecules of water are affected by our thoughts, words and feelings. An intriguing aspect of the movie involves the patterning of water crystals as they are influenced by thoughts and words. Beautiful and uplifting words create coherent and lovely patterns in the water. Negative thoughts create the opposite quality in the water. Dr Emoto’s research is documented in the book in The Hidden Messages Water. Since human beings and earth are composed mostly of water, his message is one of personal health, global environmental renewal and a practical plan for peace that starts with each one of us.

Attitude and Action. Are You Aligned?

When we think positively and align our behavior with an attitude of gratitude we will attract positive experiences.When we adopt an attitude of resolution and behave pro-actively we resolve conflict and use differences to mobilize action and move in the direction of what we want. I invite you to review your thinking and pay attention to how your behavior follows your thinking. Are your thoughts headed in the right direction? Does your behavior support what you truly want in your life? As individuals when we master this in our own lives we become more masterful as leaders and team members in the workplace.