I picked up the scarcity mindset from my parents in a way that I didn’t even realize was happening for years. I’ll tell you more if we ever talk in person.
My brother picked it up even worse. He stresses about every unexpected bill and constantly bitches about money related shit.
As mentioned in a previous email, this is also why my dad’s always at that damn store.
His money mindset sucks. It’s because it comes from a place of shame and scarcity.
So what is a Scarcity Mindset?
It’s the belief (fear) that you’ll never have enough – whether it’s money, food, emotions or something else — and as a result, your actions and thoughts stem from a place of lack, aka FEAR.
Scarcity mentality also affects the way you look at yourself.
You never feel pretty/smart/young/good enough. You’re short-sighted and avoid risks to the point that you avoid investing in yourself.
Scarcity mindset shows up as feeling anxious, worried, afraid, guilty, scared, insecure, avoidant, inadequate, and BEHIND.
What’s worse is that scarcity mindset only creates more scarcity mindset.
This is exactly where I find lots of people stuck.
We gotta get conscious of our scarcity mindset and start taking action to overcome these shitty behaviors.
Scarcity mindset and money is one of my favorite things to talk about and help people overcome.
Money has energy and it can perpetuate more baggage (fear, debt, scarcity) or create freedom and expansion (abundance).
If you want to break this cycle for yourself and tune into abundance, you gotta take the first step.
You can’t let fear and scarcity mindset hold you back, bc it will only create more of it.
You gotta trust that investing in yourself is invaluable because you are invaluable.
It’s a self-love thing. It’s an abundance mindset thing.
These aren’t things that we learned from our Asian American families, and that’s okay.
We can re-learn it and flip the script for our future.
If you wanna talk about your scarcity mindset, get on a call with me.
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