Understanding How You Like to Work

For a truly meaningful career, you need to answer a few questions.

  • WHO do you want to work for? Which companies align with your values and will appreciate your contributions?
  • WHAT do you want to do? What role and industry do you want to work in?
  • WHY do you want to do it? How is this job fulfilling your purpose?
  • And less commonly considered, HOW do you like to work?

The who, what and why are questions most people think about when conducting a job search. You may not have answers to all of those questions, but they’ve most likely been a consideration throughout the process.

Fewer think about the how. If you’re constantly being asked to do work outside your comfort zone or that you find tedious, you’ll struggle to have success or happiness in your role.

The Career Personas

We have identified three career personas for how individuals like to contribute in the workplace. Determining the type of work you are naturally suited for will provide a new level of clarity and help you focus your career search.

The best part is that when you are in the right role, the company can see and appreciate your true value.

Everyone has a primary persona, although some do recognize parts of themselves in a secondary type. These types are Builder, Doer and Solver.

Builder 

As the name suggests, Builders enjoy creating. They like building programs and processes so they can create something new or make something better than it was. Once their task is complete, they’re ready to tackle another.

Builders are risk-takers as they tend to focus on what is possible, rather than the problem. They love a challenge and appreciate a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Because of this, Builders do well in start-ups and small businesses. They also make excellent entrepreneurs.

Doer

Doers are known for getting things done. They love a to-do list and knowing exactly what is expected of them.

Typically, Doers avoid change and risk, so they enjoy working in familiar and predictable environments.

Doers do well in larger businesses and corporate environments.

Solver

Solvers love problem solving, whether it be a business or personal issue. They sometimes even seek out problems, just so they can find a solution.

Solvers enjoy a good challenge but appreciate some degree of predictability in their work environment. They accept change and can take risks, if needed.

Solver can work in big or small businesses, as long as their role is focused around finding solutions.

Why It Matters

Each of the personas enjoys working in very different ways. Being asked to work in a role that doesn’t suit your natural working style will lead to frustration and hinder your ability to thrive.

When considering a career change, make sure you include your HOW along with your who, what and why.

Take this free quiz to determine your Career Persona and find out the unique value you could bring to a new organization.

Find a company that considers your HOW and puts you in a role doing work you’ll enjoy. Learn about our open positions here.

 

Moving from the Fear Zone to the Growth Zone

There are times when a social post resonates and reverberates through your soul. Such was the case in April of 2019 when this graphic showing the Comfort, Fear, Learning and Growth Zone phases showed up in my timeline.

I immediately began searching for the original author, as the graphic encompassed profound wisdom that was worthy of attribution. I wasn’t able to find the original creator of this masterpiece, only others who had repurposed it with praise.

A chart going from your comfort zone to growth zone

Since the current pandemic has thrown the world into fear, this graphic has come to mind. In times like these, it’s not uncommon for those who have previously pushed past the Comfort and Fear Zone to revert back.

Such is the extremity of the pandemic to test our ability to learn and grow. We may find that we begin to dwell again on our fears and seek to get some kind of control.

With so much uncertainty, the sense of control can be a great source of comfort, but we mustn’t let it put us in a place where we’re stagnant.  But how do we continue to learn and grow, despite the current climate?

Moving From the Comfort Zone to the Growth Zone

Even before this pandemic I tried to understand why some people are able to break through barriers and grow, while others get stuck in the Comfort Zone. The simple answer is “fear is the only thing holding us back,” but it seems as if there should be a better explanation.

Why isn’t it as simple as: if you want to learn something, just learn it? Or, if you want to experience more in your life, why not just pursue it?

What is it, exactly, that holds us back from experiencing more joy and happiness? Simply put – fear.

Fear stops us from leaving the Comfort Zone, but also prevents us from moving into the Learning Zone.

It is like a wall that blocks us. When we try to overcome fear, often we just ignore it or push it down. However, the fear we ignored eventually returns and limits our ability to move forward. Most of us actually dread the FEELING of fear in our body and avoid it at great cost.

What I’ve learned about Life Transformation is that for any new growth area we want to experience, we have to face and move through fear rather than pretend it’s not there.

What does it mean to “move through” fear?

Well, rather than trying to make fear go away, we move through it, meaning we acknowledge its presence and make the fear conscious. When we make fears conscious, the fear no longer has power over us. And, once it no longer has power over us, we slowly gain control over it.

Once we move through fear, we then can learn new skills in order to grow –without the barrier of fear standing in our way.

Although this isn’t an easy task at first, it is well worth the effort, because we become better equipped to move through new fears that come up in any area of our life.

3 Ways to Move into the Growth Zone

There are three key things I’ve personally used to overcome fear and grow into my potential:

1)   Identify the Fear

Fear is like a giant wall preventing us from growth. It also prevents us from achieving our dreams and desires.

Before we can move past fear, it’s imperative to understand what these barriers are and not just ignore them. The beauty is…once we become aware of our fears and barriers, and move them into our conscious mind, it becomes easier to move through them.

2)   Seek Solutions

My grandfather taught me at an early age, if something’s not working, try something new. As a child, I had no idea how invaluable this advice would be, but now I know it’s one of my strengths. I don’t accept what is, unless it’s what I want, and I challenge anything that isn’t working by looking for an alternative.

I’ve learned that “there’s always a solution to a well-defined problem”. So, if we define the fear, and then seek solutions to breaking through it, the mere focus on the solution will attract the resources and tools we need to move through the fear or barrier.

3)   Seek Comfort in Change

The beauty with breaking through to the Growth Zone is that as we become equipped at moving through fear, and seeking solutions to barriers, our comfort zone actually EXPANDS. We become more and more comfortable with growth, and change, and ultimately transformation. And, when we’re comfortable with transformation, we have nothing holding us back from achieving our potential and can create the life we desire.

How to Apply the 3 Keys to Achieving Your Potential

  • Ask yourself: “What is holding me back?” Name it. Make it conscious. Face your fears and move through them.
  • Seek solutions: In any area of your life you want to change, LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS. Don’t accept mediocrity, don’t accept what is. There is always a solution to any clearly defined problem.
  • Expand to the Growth Zone: By challenging your limits and looking for solutions, your comfort zone will expand into growth. And, when you do that, there’s nothing you can’t achieve.

 

 

Conscious Business – Business with a Purpose

Entrepreneurship has always been a driving force in societal transformation. And I believe it will be the driving force in the shift towards a better way of doing business.

For most entrepreneurs, our business is an extension of our values. Therefore we prioritize serving customers, taking care of our employees and making a positive impact in our community, IN ORDER TO make money.

Today, these core entrepreneurial values are now being defined as a form of “conscious business.” Although most of us didn’t start a business to “be a conscious entrepreneur” we did start the business to have the freedom to do work that is aligned with our values. Many of us also started our companies to make the world better, while making money.

I am frequently asked if growing a conscious business is different from growing a traditional business, and the answer is always – “Yes, very much.”

Consciousness is an inner game; it’s the heart and soul of the entrepreneur. What truly defines a conscious entrepreneur are the values with which they lead their business.

Let me provide contrast:

Some entrepreneurs start a business thinking only about making money. “I can make money doing this,” or “This idea will make me rich.”

For example, when I started my first company in 2002, it was just after September 11th and I had been profoundly impacted by that event. Exhausted by corporate politics, I wanted to start a small consulting company to make money in my field of expertise – sales & marketing. I never thought to ask myself if I actually enjoyed the work, or if the work mattered. I only considered entrepreneurship as a way of making money.

Although that business employed over 40 consultants who helped grow some of the largest brands in the world, it wasn’t a conscious business. I made a lot of money yet wasn’t fulfilled by the work. I paid my staff well but didn’t invest in them the way I do today. In essence, my head was in the business, but not my heart and soul.

Conversely, conscious brands start much differently. The genesis of a conscious business is usually based on the founder’s passion (I love doing this) as well as their strengths (I am good at that). They simply want to make money doing what they love and leverage their strengths along the way. Because they love what they do, they are able to accept the risk of entrepreneurship.

Whether the entrepreneur realizes it or not, this is the hallmark of a conscious venture, because our purpose is based on our passions AND strengths. Purpose isn’t an esoteric woo-woo thing. It’s simply about alignment. Purpose is the reason WHY we love what we do.

During the process of building this type of business, entrepreneurs feel a connection to a deeper part of themselves, and their decisions become more mindful, or more conscious. They care deeply about their employees and customers. As they make money, they want to give back to their community in meaningful ways.

It’s an amazing feeling…there is nothing quite like it. Although this type of entrepreneurial path isn’t easier, it is a million times more meaningful.

Today, I have several consulting companies in our Share On Purpose portfolio (IGNITE On Purpose, Promote On Purpose, Talent On Purpose), yet unlike my first venture, I love the work and care deeply about each team member. Each employee is guided to find their purpose and mold and shape their role to one that is meaningful and fulfilling.

If you’re struggling to find meaning in your current role, it may be time for a change. Learn more about our available positions here.

Abundance: Creating the Life You Want

Want to create more in your life? More success, more money, more joy and more meaning?

Share On Purpose hires great people who do great things, and proudly teaches them how to create more in their lives.

The first step to MORE is to understand the difference between abundance and wealth.

To be wealthy means that you have achieved “a great quantity of money and/or possessions.” Wealth is an end state.

Abundance, on the other hand, is an energy you step into. Webster defines abundance as “generating an ample quantity.” The keyword being ample, which means generously sufficient.

I think of abundance as the process of both creating and receiving more.

Becoming abundant means, you are receiving what you want in great supply, versus a fixed state of wealth where you already have it.

Said another way, abundance is the PROCESS of more; it’s the energy of attraction.

Tapping into the energy of abundance allows us to create more joy and more meaning, not just more money. We are operating within a flow of the powerful energy of abundance, rather than trying to force an end state of wealth.

We must also step into our divinity and our ability to CREATE more. Not just more money, but more everything. More success, more joy, and more meaning.

Sounds great, right? There’s a catch.

Two Things to Give Up:

In order to harness abundance, we have to give up our old ways of being, particularly our egoic need to try to force an outcome.

As a person who grew up in poverty, I spent the first half of my career driving towards wealth and success. As I acquired it, I realized I was still not happy,

1) Meaning versus Money:

I learned in order to create an abundant life I have to give up the quest for money, and instead seek meaning. By focusing on what matters and what I am passionate about, money will flow.

When I look for meaningful work it means I enjoy the work, and in the process of doing that, I attract more money. This is where passion comes in. To tap into abundance, we must be passionate about our work. Passion fuels abundance.

2) Freedom versus Control

The second key to abundance is understanding the difference between freedom and control.

The ego wants to control situations, others, and outcomes.

But does having more control feel like abundance? No. The truth is, what we really want is freedom. We really want financial freedom, time freedom, and the freedom to just be.

Are you hungry for more? Do you want to work in a place that places purpose, passion and potential as the foundation for attracting abundance?

If you know you’re destined for more and think Share On Purpose might be for you, check out our available positions.

 

Perseverance: The Key to Career Success

The ability to persevere through challenges and obstacles is the key to career success. However, in many cases, it is easier said than done. So, what stops us?

Fear is the number one thing that keeps us from having what we want.

Now I’m not talking about the kind of fear that keeps us from walking down a dark alley in the middle of the night. What I’m referring to are the fears that keep us from living, growing, achieving – such as fear of failure, fear of judgment, fear about the opinions of others, and for many even the fear of success.

As a result of this irrational fear, we convince ourselves that there is nothing we can do to improve our situation, e.g. that we don’t have what we need, we aren’t smart enough, or it’s too risky. So, we don’t do anything and accept where we are.

The truth is: when we really want something, there is always a way to overcome fear.

Truly successful people have two things in common:

They believe in a dream, vision, or goal

They believe in this so much that they will do ANYTHING to reach it. As a result, they tap into the invisible and unlimited power of perseverance. Perseverance is inside each of us, but only a few choose to access it. Successful people harness the power of perseverance by simply refusing to quit. This is easier than you might think. Those who achieve their dreams DECIDE that failure is not an option and, as a result, they persevere.

The second thing successful people do is face each fear head-on

They call the fear out from the dark recesses of the subconscious mind. By naming a fear and facing it, we shine a light on our innate ability to overcome that which we fear.

How to Push through the Fear

We don’t always recognize what it is that is holding us back, which is why so many tend to settle for less than what they’re worth. We all have fears. Some we might be aware of and some we might not. To recognize fear and face it head-on, the process works like this:

DECIDE on a dream or goal

The biggest issue with fear is that we don’t decide what we want.

FEEL the fear

When you think about your dream or goal, you WILL feel fear. This does not mean that you won’t get it, rather it means that you’re afraid you won’t. Do not let this fear dissuade you.

FACE the fear

In order to grow, we simply have to face the fear. Look at it, feel it, make it conscious; bring it into your awareness.

ACCESS perseverance

When we face the fear, we are able to access the power of perseverance to PUSH through fear and resistance. Just search your body for the feeling of perseverance (it will feel the exact opposite of fear).

The key is to PUSH through fear. Name it. Move forward in spite of how it feels (because it doesn’t feel good at first). Decide that failure is not an option. Once you do this, you’ll quickly feel the energetic sensation of perseverance. As you use that energy, you will find yourself growing, and then your ability to face the fear grows with it.

So, are you ready to face that fear today?

If fear is stopping you from taking the next leap in your career, now is the time to push through. Join a company that is committed to your professional and personal growth. Learn about our available positions here.

The Mindset of a Champion

I was in a fastpitch softball playoff game in Sarasota, Florida when my father showed up drunk and proceeded to berate me in front of my teammates. At 12 years old, it was one of the most humiliating events of my life.

Crumbling under the weight of the shame, I failed to get a hit in two at-bats. Rage filled every pore of my being, and I had a meltdown at the end of the 4th inning. Coach Stinnett quickly pulled me aside and shook me lovingly, only to give me one of the purest lessons of my life. This is what he said: “Champions play to win. Champions don’t focus on what goes wrong. Champions use difficult circumstances to focus on winning. Champions only focus on winning. They play to win.”

“You are a champion. Now play to win!”

Wow. What a powerful insight. So, from someplace I can’t explain, that’s what I did; that game, that day, and forever since. I simply approach everything from the perspective of a champion.

How do you play to win?

Over the years, as I’ve taught this lesson to others and written about it frequently, I’ve grappled with how to capture the magical component that has truly transformed my life from poverty and abuse to success and joy.

I am frequently asked, “How exactly do you play to win? What is it that we should DO differently?”

To answer that question, I’ve observed business leaders in turn-around situations. And as a sports fan, I’ve studied athletes in championship games.

What did they DO exactly? How did they play to win?

Take it from the Pros

As Share On Purpose prepares for our fifth annual Fantasy Football draft, I am reminded of the most dramatic display of using a championship mindset that I’ve seen on the football field. It was the 2017 Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

In the third quarter, the Falcons led the game 28-3. For fans in the stands and watching from around the world, the game appeared to be over. No team had ever overcome a double-digit, second-half deficit to win a Super Bowl. There was simply no way even the best champion could find a way to win, right? Wrong.

The Patriots methodically scored 25 unanswered points to eventually tie the game, 28–28, with 57 seconds left in the game. New England won the overtime coin toss and went on to win the Super Bowl.

Admittedly, I am not a New England Patriots fan; but as I was watching the miraculous comeback unfolding, I wondered, “How are they doing this? How are they playing to win when the odds are overwhelmingly against them?”

I moved closer to the TV searching for an answer to these “how” questions.

Quickly, I realized the answer was in the player’s eyes

Through intensely observing the eyes and body language of the players on both teams, I imagined their self-talk.

With the score 28-3, the Patriots DECIDED to win. You could see it in their eyes. They looked for ways to win. They shut down any thought in their mind that a loss was possible.‍

Think about that for a second. When things go wrong, what do most of us do? We worry about failing and allow our thoughts to shift to what else could go wrong. That is not what champions do. Champions don’t worry about failing, they simply shift their focus to do what it takes.

New England’s first touchdown in their comeback series was ugly. They made dozens of mistakes, but it didn’t matter how it looked. They shifted their focus to the next play. They looked FORWARD, not back.

On the other side of the field, Atlanta’s quarterback, Matt Ryan, seemed to be wondering: What if we lose? What if we’re too tired? What if I can’t score another touchdown? What if we fail?

Champions PLAY TO WIN. They control their thoughts and ask different questions. When things go wrong, they ask, how can I win?

Training to be a Champion

I teach the Share On Purpose team how to shift their thoughts from asking the question, what if I fail, to instead asking, how do I win?

So, how do you play to win? Simple:

  • Pay attention to what you’re thinking at all times. Make your thoughts conscious.
  • Remind yourself that you have 100% control over your thoughts and emotions. They don’t control you. YOU CONTROL THEM.
  • Remind yourself that you can train yourself to shift your thoughts and emotions. It’s like a hidden muscle waiting to be activated. You just have to practice.
  • When your thoughts drift to doubt and you worry about failing, SHIFT.
  • Shift your thoughts by challenging every doubt. Rather than worrying about failing, ask yourself, HOW DO I WIN?
  • Shift your mind. Focus only on the ways you can use this situation to find a way to win.
  • Shift your eyes. Look forward.
  • Shift your body language. Winners use their body and “state” to elevate their thoughts. Shoulders back, head up. Play to win.

Are you ready to join a “play to win” team? Check out our available positions here.

 

Character

The culture at Share On Purpose is built on character and integrity. We firmly believe you must be able to “walk the talk.” We look for this quality in each person who joins the team as well as the clients we choose to partner with. 

Bob Prince, our Manager of Digital Media, is one such employee who exemplifies the principle of character. He stated, “I want people to know that when you throw the ball to Bob, I’m going to do my best to catch it. It’s my personal pride. I want to be everything I can be.”

His work ethic and commitment to excellence was instilled in him early on. “I’ve had a fairly independent life,” Bob said. “I had to make difficult choices from a pretty young age. I’d watch others make choices that didn’t turn out well and I didn’t want to follow that path. I always made the best choice I could, and I can proudly say that I have no regrets.”

Bob’s personal standard of doing what’s right is reflected in the work he produces at Share On Purpose. When asked to define character he stated, “It’s your currencyand if you don’t maintain the value of your own personal currency then what you contribute is worthless. You have to have something you value, which is yourself.”

Share On Purpose seeks employees who take pride in their character but also work to nurture it. “Share On Purpose is a people-centric business,” said Bob. “I love that we do things that make an impact. It’s hard to put that into words, but even in small ways we do things that improve people’s lives. There’s enough negativity out there and I want to be on the positive side of things. Share On Purpose makes me a better person because of the standards we set. I try my best to meet those standards and then model them for other people. For example, authenticity is very important at Share. I want to be authentic in my personal life as much as at work. That means, I say what I mean and mean what I say.”

If you ask Bob or the leadership at Share, they’ll be the first to admit having strong character doesn’t mean being perfect. It’s about committing to truth and being open and honest, even when you fail.

We ask ourselves hard questions. We wrestle with both perceptions and reality to uncover truth, and we face facts even when it’s painful to do so.

This commitment to character means that we will fire clients who treat team members poorly, and conversely, we will terminate team members who don’t care enough to serve each other, or our clients, well.

We also admit mistakes as soon as we find them (which is never soon enough) and will change what doesn’t work.

We pick ourselves up when we fail and use perspective to look for the good in ALL things.

That’s the beauty of an authentic commitment to truth: it’s not about being perfect, but rather understanding that character is indeed a window (people can see in), and we must walk the talk.

Working at Share On Purpose means that our leaders won’t be perfect but are committed to the pursuit of excellence. We will question everything because we want to win at serving, rather than selling.

If you’re ready to commit to being your best self and want to work with a team committed to the same, come join us.

Collaborating to Win

Be honest, do you ever take on too much? Too often we try to accomplish everything ourselves and end up taking on more responsibility than is necessary.

As a serial entrepreneur, and a leader of aspiring executives who are also entrepreneurial, breaking the habit of trying to “go it alone” has been paramount. Leaders who do not master the art of collaboration are overworked, get limited results, or in some cases, both.

Our success at Share On Purpose is in large part because of the principle – Together is More: Collaboration Fuels Quality.

WHAT IS “TOGETHER IS MORE”?

The guiding principle Together Is More is about collaboration. Collaboration as a discipline is not well understood because the corporate management system by which most professionals start their career is deeply flawed. In most companies, failure is punished severely, which diminishes the willingness to take calculated risks, and includes an intense focus on individual accountability versus individual and team performance.

This translates into individuals and departments working independently, and in some cases against each other, rather than collaborating to win collectively. This lack of natural collaboration built into the cultural framework impacts productivity and results. It also slowly erodes trust, developing a cut-throat environment, rather than a place of possibilities.

The guiding principle Together is More requires that the executive team models collaboration from the top down, while ensuring collaboration occurs throughout the organization. It’s something that’s not just “talked about” but is embedded into the entire management structure, as it is role modeled at all management levels.

WHY COLLABORATION IS KEY TO SUCCESS

Building a place of possibilities is, in large part, dependent upon the effectiveness of the organization, which hinges on its ability to collaborate. Establishing a culture that has a foundation of collaboration will have a significant impact on the organization’s effectiveness and, ultimately, the growth potential of the business and the individuals supporting it.

collaborationHOW DO YOU BUILD COLLABORATION INTO YOUR CULTURE?

Effective collaboration requires a win-win mindset from every level of the organization.

For example, executives and middle management MUST believe:

  • No one can win unless we all win.
  • When an individual wins, we win as a team.

It requires a commitment to win-win relationships between employees and managers, and the company and its contractors.

This is a powerful leadership lesson that facilitates a culture of collaboration and supports a place of possibilities. I am grateful that our top executives model this attribute and have adopted a collaboration mindset.

If a company that has authentic collaboration among all of its team members sounds like a place where you’d want to work, consider applying for one of our open positions.

Supportive – A Key Cultural Ingredient

Share On Purpose is a place of possibilities. Once we created that bold vision, we set out to be different.

Over the last 9 years, we’ve evolved our business model several times in order to stay true to that vision. That has included changing our leadership team and staffing model. We had to learn to lead differently in order to unleash the potential of our team members. And we had to accept failure in order to build resiliency.

Our “SHARED” culture was defined in 2013 by key staff members (two who are still here), with the “S” standing for “Supportive.” Back then they asked themselves who we were, and this was the first word that came to their mind, followed by hopeful, authentic, resourceful, enthusiastic and driven.

I’m proud that our associates feel supported. Very proud. With a purpose to “Inspire Potential,” I can’t help but pour into our associates. Knowing they feel that way is very satisfying.

For our leadership team, being supportive means giving associates:

  • The mentoring and coaching necessary to achieve their potential. Despite our small size, we invest heavily in each team member personally and passionately.
  • The freedom to find better ways to do things, and the freedom to challenge leadership. We believe they are smart enough to self-manage and what they lack in experience can be made up for in passion and commitment.
  • A model of authenticity to use as a path to success.

We have big aspirations for the portfolio and the team. The support we offer each other is worth the effort. We know that personal growth requires frequent nurturing, which is why being supportive is a core cultural value.

Here’s what a few of our core team members have to say:

“A key component of my successful venture to the field of marketing and client services through my current role has definitely been the level of support I’ve received from all layers of the company. Everyone, from the CEO to our Engagement Coordinators, is constantly sharing best practices, tools, and insights into the most effective ways to achieve our objectives. This level of ongoing support makes for a highly stimulating and rewarding work culture.” -Gerardo Osorio, Director of Client Operations

“I don’t know if there is a company out there that listens more than the people at Share. With our transparent and supportive culture, there is always someone willing to listen to what you have to say. You can also expect their honest feedback and genuine encouragement. I feel that everyone at the company always wants the best for each individual and their career. They are willing to make personal sacrifices if it means someone else can benefit. I truly think Share is a one-of-a-kind company.” – Cailey Kidman, Engagement Coordinator

“The leadership is committed to supporting the team. They take the time to understand the needs of each individual so they can encourage personal and professional development. I’ve personally experienced growth and witnessed it in the team.” – Stephanie Renna, Talent Manager

If you’re looking for a supportive leadership team to help you grow, check out our available positions and find the right one for you.

Abundance in 2019

Do you ever feel there’s something missing in your life? Maybe you aren’t fulfilled by your current role, or you’ve dreamt of a position you fear you aren’t qualified for.  Or maybe you desire stronger relationships, more travel or better health. Sound familiar?

Share On Purpose hires great people who do great things, and not only gives training on how to excel in any role but proudly teaches each employee how to create more in their lives.

Succeed On Purpose, the first brand created within the Share On Purpose portfolio, offers courses in personal and professional development that each member of the team is invited to attend at no cost to them.

As we start the new year, we are focused on abundance. Not just having more wealth (although that is important) but having MORE in all aspects of life – more success, more joy, and more meaning.

The first step to MORE is understanding the difference between wealth and abundance.

Being wealthy means you have achieved “a great quantity of money and/or possessions.” Wealth is an end state.

Abundance, on the other hand, is an energy you step into.  Abundance is the PROCESS of more. It’s the energy of attraction.

Tapping into the energy of abundance goes beyond financial rewards. It allows us to create more joy and more meaning. Within us flows a powerful energy of abundance. We just need to tap into it and release our ability to CREATE whatever we desire.

Getting Ready for Abundance:

As a person who grew up in poverty, I spent the first half of my career driving towards wealth and success. As I acquired it, I realized I was still not happy.

In order to harness abundance, we have to give up our old ways of being. Particularly our egoic need to try to force an outcome. Here are two ways I had to change:

1) Meaning versus Money:

I learned that in order to create an abundant life, I had to give up the quest for money, and instead, seek meaning.

By focusing on what matters and putting my energy into what I’m passionate about, money will come.

When I look for meaningful work, it means I enjoy what I’m doing, and in the process attract more money. This is where passion comes in. To tap into abundance, we must be passionate about our work. Passion fuels abundance.

2) Freedom versus Control

The second key to abundance is understanding the difference between freedom and control.

The ego wants to control situations, people and outcomes.

But does having more control lead to abundance? No. The truth is, what we really want is freedom. We really want financial freedom, time freedom, and the freedom to just be.

So, what next?

Are you hungry for more?

Do you want to work in a place that’s dynamically cresting from a place of abundance? If you know you’re destined for more and think Share On Purpose might be for you, check out our available positions.

If you desire more beyond your career, Succeed On Purpose invites you to join our 100-Day Prosperity Challenge. You’ll learn tools and techniques that will get you more success, more joy, more meaning AND more money.