I was introduced to this book during my coaches training program back in 2012. I couldn’t put it down, the stories the author shared evoked every emotion within me. Excitement, anger, fear, joy, compassion, curiosity, inspiration . . . I could go on. I shared it with everyone I talked to though gradually as time went by and life’s ordinary routines took over like many interesting yet unfamiliar ideas, the books wisdom faded from my mind. That is until recently when I attended a two day retreat focused on the challenging yet so important concept of shifting from a mindset of scarcity to sufficiency. All around me, everyday almost in every moment there is something reminding me that money, time, resources, and/or relationships are scarce. I don’t enjoy operating from scarcity yet it is so familiar and almost expected that it is often where my mind goes. So I went back to look at all the highlighted pages and folded corners in her book to remind myself that there is in fact another perspective I can take.
“In the pursuit of more we overlook the fullness and completeness that are already within us waiting to be discovered. Our drive to enlarge our net worth turns us away from discovering and deepening our self-worth.”