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The Challenge of Abundance…
Dec 20, 2020
Do you ever feel that there are too many opportunities to pursue?
Abundance has a downside.
Having too many opportunities—starting this company, funding that project, pursuing yet another partnership—can leave you distracted and stretched thin. And it can take the focus off of your most important goals and activities.
As my dear friend Joe Polish says, the problem with many successful entrepreneurs is not “What should I do?”; instead, it’s “What should I NOT do?”
What you say “No” to can be just as defining and useful as what you say “Yes” to.
So, how do you know when to say yes and when to say no?
In today’s blog, I’m going to discuss how you can use your Massively Transformative Purpose (MTP) to navigate this increasing world of Abundance, and choose those opportunities that are most aligned with you and your purpose.
Let’s dive in…
NOTE: A Purpose-Driven Mindset is one of the key Mindsets that I coach entrepreneurs on during my Abundance 360 Mastermind every January.
Significance Before Success
Many people start a company because they think it’s a good way to get rich.
The allure is especially strong in our world of Abundance, where exponential technologies are creating new opportunities at a dizzying pace.
It’s even harder when so many opportunities have attractive financial incentives.
But in my experience, whenever I’ve started a company just to make money, it’s been a mistake. Starting any company is hard work, and if your heart isn’t in it, the effort is not rewarding, and chances are you’ll give up before you get the job done.
On the other hand, when you start a company to solve a problem that you truly care about (one that’s aligned with your highest purpose), even if the solution takes ten years… each one of those years is well spent—educational, fulfilling, and meaningful.
Whenever you’re given a choice to prioritize significance (meaning) over financial success, take it.
And the best tool to help you do that is your MTP.
Use Your MTP as a Filter
What’s your MTP? Are you using it to inform which projects and opportunities to pursue?
My personal MTP is:
“To inspire and guide entrepreneurs to create a hopeful, compelling and abundant future for humanity.”
Whenever I’m evaluating a new opportunity, I use my MTP as a filter to decide whether to pursue it.
I ask myself if the new opportunity will help me fulfill my MTP.
If the answer is No, then I’ll likely pass. If the answer is Yes, then I’ll consider pursuing it.
Your MTP can be both a filter and a guide.
Join Me at Abundance 360 this January!
If honing your MTP is important to you… If understanding how you can use your MTP to identify your Moonshot and transform your business is something you desire, then consider joining my Abundance 360 Mastermind.
Every year, my team and I select a group of 360 entrepreneurs and CEOs to coach over the course of a year-long program. A360 starts each January with a live event and continues every two months with Implementation Workshops, in which I personally coach members in small groups over Zoom. (In 2021, you have a choice of live “in-person” or “virtual” participation. See the A360 website for more info.)
My mission is to help A360 members identify their MTP, select their moonshot, and craft an Abundance, Exponential, and Longevity Mindset. Together we will actively select and reinforce your preferred mindsets.