The Do's and Don'ts on the Path to Abundance
The debate over whether the world is on the verge of a catastrophic scarcity of living necessities or an unthinkable abundance of riches is one of the oldest in modern history.
But regardless of our natural tendency to this issue, when adopting mindfulness of abundance, a whole new view of the world has the opportunity to open up. If you want to keep your feet on the ground and stay connected to reality, it is important to balance the conscience of abundance with an uncompromising realistic view of the world. We need to constantly remind ourselves that abundance stems from self-awareness, creativity, and responsibility.
So how is this done in the life of an organization?
- Ask yourself questions like:
- Which interventions will help achieve the optimal impact in any given situation?
- Do we recognize and reward unconventional thinking?
- Do innovative breakthroughs in one part of our organization permeate to other parts of the organization?
- How can we spread the impact of a specific innovation outside of the organization?
- Promote implementation activities, such as an organizational forum, a ‘Month of Abundance’, as well as an internal communication campaign.
- Create an annual large-scale activity that encourages volunteering and giving back to the community, and which is based on the understanding that situations that are sometimes interpreted as evidence of lacking/limits/distress can actually be a source of power and provide an opportunity for seeing the glass as half full and not half empty!
- Seek abundance everywhere - it often hides in the most unexpected places and can change our understanding of some of the things that we're doing anyway.
- Stay away from top-down management - C-level leaders don't have the power to simply force employees to embrace a conscience of abundance. A charismatic leader can be a source of inspiration to others, but a long-lasting abundance cannot be built and maintained on that alone. Abundance starts from a series of small breakthroughs, as well as shifts in the thinking or capabilities of the individual, and then begins to spread outward and upward into the economy or society as a whole.
- Avoid the scarcity-based thinking and point of view as it prevents us from seeing the abundance that is everywhere. For example, there are many ways we can turn our garbage into new products or develop new production methods in order to save some of the water that we are wasting.
- Do not rule out any options - When you think consciously about all the possible solutions and ideas (even those that seem unrealistic at first sight), you have a better chance of finding the ones that can create a huge impact.
"When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you". (Lolly Daskal)