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Trust Before You See: How to Shift from a Scarcity to Abundance Mindset

Are you more like Person A or Person B? 

Person A waits for proof before they dare to dream or take a leap of faith. This person won’t get too excited or trust in the possibilities ahead. 

Person B, on the other hand, remains optimistic without needing tangible proof, trusting that abundance is theirs, even when there is little to no physical evidence.

One of my favorite quotes from Wayne Dyer beautifully captures this viewpoint: “You’ll see it when you believe it.”

The idea of abundance ignites thoughts and feelings of limitless potential and reassures us that there is plenty. Yet, many of us resemble Person A, insisting on concrete proof before allowing ourselves to believe. This natural skepticism becomes a barrier to the abundance we truly want. Abundance ends up being repelled by our cautious words, lack-based thoughts, and the resistant energy we give off in the process. 

Resistant energy can be feelings like fear, doubt, worry, and impatience, which can be triggered by thoughts like:

“I don’t want…”

“I can’t…”

Why do some tend to shy away from abundance?

It’s not something we do deliberately. It’s more of a subconscious act, driven by ingrained patterns of thinking and habitual ways of responding to life. Fear and internal conflicts lurk so deep in our minds that we are often not conscious of them.

You might not realize it, but your dominant thoughts, subconscious beliefs and the energy you radiate play a crucial role in shaping your reality.

Let’s shift gears and introduce words and affirmations that can rewrite this negative subconscious narrative through consistent practice.

But first, let me share a personal story illustrating this subconscious conflict.

As a child, my bursts of laughter were often met with caution from my mom, repeating her own mother’s words: “Laugh too much now, and you’ll end up crying later.” After hearing this warning repeatedly, my young mind decided that happiness and laughter were not safe. That somehow they could lead to punishment or something bad happening, and so I pushed away these positive emotions.

This story might not mirror your own, but we all have our own experiences that shape our beliefs from a young age.

Here are some other common beliefs that create a scarcity mindset and cause us to anticipate and expect the very outcomes we don’t want.

  • Money comes in one hand and goes out the other. 
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Remember, abundance is energy. The energy you emit is broadcast into the universe, attracting like energies. The same principle applies to scarcity. When you dwell on lack, you attract more of it because the Law of Attraction responds to your vibration.

Your words, thoughts, and energy matter!

Merely wanting abundance and reciting a few affirmations daily is not enough to attract what you want.

Like a client of mine who longed for more affection from her husband but found herself more fixated on his lack of gestures. Even when he did show affection on occasion, it was never enough for her. Her focus and energy only pushed him further away. It wasn’t until she began fulfilling her own needs and appreciating the abundance already around her that this cycle was broken, allowing her to attract more of the affection she desired.

The truth is abundance surrounds us, though it may be challenging to feel it without tangible evidence.

Here’s what I tell my clients to do.

If you’re feeling lack in one area, say, your love life or finances, look for abundance in other areas. The air you breathe, the water you drink—these are abundant resources we often take for granted.

Start with what you have and build from there. What you focus on expands, so focus on your assets, on what’s going well, and most importantly, on what you desire!

Now, let’s look at 5 common words that repel abundance, words we’ve all used by default:

– Can’t

– Don’t

– Not

– But

– Need

Here’s where you enter a choice point. Dwell on what you lack, or shift your focus onto what you prefer and desire.

Here are some common examples of a lack mindset and reframes that invite and allow more abundance to flow into your life:

Scarcity: I can’t seem to hit my income goal. 

Abundance: I’m grateful for the money I do attract into my business and I know I can manifest larger amounts of money more consistently.

Scarcity: I don’t know what the next right step is to move me forward.

Abundance: I know that I want to move forward and I’m willing to get quiet, listen to my inner guidance, and follow those Universal signs that feel exciting and aligned with my intention.

Scarcity: I’m not attracting enough clients. 

Abundance: I’m thankful for the clients I have served and am excited to serve those future clients who are in the process of flowing into my life. 

Scarcity: I’m grateful for the money I have, but it’s just not enough.

Abundance: I’m grateful for the money I have and I look forward to attracting even more because more always comes! 

Scarcity: I need more time to get it all done.

Abundance: I can choose to allocate my time in a way that’s more aligned with my goals and with what’s important right now. 

Feel the difference? Reframing your thoughts changes the meaning, which changes your perspective and energy. Remember, our feelings attract our realities, so make feeling good your top priority!

Reframing is an art and a practice.

  • Start by becoming aware of the things you say to yourself and out loud. 
  • Become curious when you notice those words based in lack. 
  • Give yourself grace and then play with positive statements that are focused on what you want and prefer!
  • Finally, begin to notice the abundance that’s already present in your life. Lean into it, embrace gratitude, and open yourself to receiving more.

Engaging in this kind of internal work is essential for attracting more of what you want. It raises your vibration and transforms you into a magnet for even greater abundance! 

Ready to dive deeper into how to shift from a scarcity to abundance mindset for business and personal breakthroughs?

Join me for my complimentary workshop, Love-Led Entrepreneurship: Attract Clients, Connections & Abundance happening Thursday, February 22nd!

Secure your spot here to engage in a transformative experience that will teach you a simple framework and daily abundance practices to cultivate patience, positivity, and motivation to propel you towards your goals!


Here are some common examples of a lack mindset and reframes that invite and allow more abundance to flow into your life: