It’s something I often hear…

“There’s NO way I’m going to spend most of my life trying to make tons of money. I don’t want to work that hard.”

At first glance, it can seem to be a healthy, empowered choice.

And it MIGHT be – except that it’s often a reaction to the definition of abundance that dominates our world today.

A definition that equates abundance with quantity. Where it’s the result of having LOTS or plenty of things– money, possessions and accomplishments.

Abundance is the exact opposite of scarcity and lack.

But this automatically makes abundance something SEPARATE from you. It makes it a destination to reach or a goal to achieve through effort and determination.

We live in a world that celebrates the “self-made” woman and man. We revel in “rags to riches” stories where hard work and perseverance lead to success.

We think we have to choose one OR the other.

Hard work can give you lots of money and nice things OR you can not work so hard, have less money and enjoy your life.

But this either/or idea of abundance blocks you from accessing ALL that is available to you – both money and joy.

That’s why it’s so important that you embrace a new definition of abundance. One that recognizes abundance is not something separate from you. Nor is it something YOU achieve through effort and hard work.