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10 Things People With Abundance Do Differently

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April 8, 2015

From my observations over the years as a life coach who specializes on women’s health and success, there are 10 things that people who live abundantly do differently from those who live in scarcity, feeling like they never have enough.

Here is what I have observed about individuals who attract and foster abundance in their life successfully:

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1. They see abundance in their surroundings.

This doesn't mean they simply see an abundance of trees and delicious lattés; they also notice an abundance of loving people and unique opportunities. They don’t chalk their success up to random luck, but they know that if they keep their eyes and hearts open, it’s just a matter of time until success will come.

2. They don’t take things personally.

Abundant people don’t interpret other people’s actions and random circumstances as a personal offense to them. Their energy doesn’t get drained and their motivation doesn’t get discouraged when something unexpected happens. This makes it easy for them to turn into a different direction, course-correct and see even better solutions quickly.

3. They believe that what they desire is possible for them.

Instead of living in the world of wishful thinking and "wouldn’t-it-be-nice-if," abundant people see something they desire and think “this could happen to me.” Their desires don’t remain tucked away in the distant category of longing for something unachievable. Instead, their desires become embedded into rich imagination, in which they see themselves having exactly what they want. In other words, abundant people are masters of the art of manifestation.

4. They don’t feel guilty about what they have.

So many of my clients quietly admit that they want to be beautiful, successful or wealthy, but in the same breath they say that they feel guilty about wanting these things, because they seem superficial. Even feeling proud about something they've already accomplished can trigger feelings of guilt. Attracting abundance is impossible if what you desire is accompanied by feelings of guilt. There's a value conflict that needs to be resolved.

5. They don’t judge other people.

The soil for an abundant life cannot be filled with jealousy, envy and negativity. If you can't be happy for someone else’s abundance, you won’t ever attract it yourself. Releasing this negativity is fundamental in setting yourself free and creating the abundance you want.

6. They are not afraid of failing.

Instead of seeing a mistake as failure, they see their missteps as necessary milestones toward achieving their greater goal. This allows them to move forward quickly, think creatively and find the motivation to forge forward.

7. They take great care of themselves.

Something all of us can initiate and take charge of right now is how we take care of ourselves. This includes how we speak to ourselves, how we nourish our bodies, how we prioritize our schedules, and how we set boundaries with people and situations that drain our energy. Taking great care of yourself is key in order to create a fruitful, flourishing foundation.

8. They see playfulness as an essential way of living life.

Abundance can't be forced into your life. Sure, you have to put in the work, but if you apply too much pressure you will inevitably lose flexibility and creativity and won’t feel or see the abundance once it actually comes. Leaving space for playfulness is key in order to dance with abundance.

9. They follow their intuition.

Reason lives in your brain, intuition lives in your body. In order to create wholeness, the dualities inside you — your brain and your intuition, your masculine and your feminine sides — have to be involved in the creation of your life. Feelings of wholeness are essential in order to create abundantly and with your whole self on board. Navigating life from a brain perspective only will always keep you overthinking and over-analyzing, thus continuing the cycle of fear that what you have today may be gone tomorrow. Staying deeply connected with your intuition will create trust and groundedness.

10. They hang out with people who also have the abundance mindset.

I can't stress this enough. Your environment influences you more than you think. If you surround yourself with people who are constantly complaining about not having enough, how hard life is, and that they're just doomed or unlucky, it will be really difficult for you to step out of that cycle and believe in your own capacities to create abundance. Surround yourself with people who are positive and who believe life wants to be rich, wonderful and joyful.

Which of these points resonate the most with you? Which one point do you want to start working on to help YOU create more abundance in YOUR life?

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Caroline Zwickson, M.A.
Caroline Zwickson, M.A.

Caroline Zwickson, M.A. is a Certified Women’s Health & Life Coach and the creator of the Well Mama program. She combines her education, trainings and extensive experience in Counseling Psychology and women's hormonal health and life coaching to support new moms in their recovery from pregnancy and their new identity as a mother as well as women who desire to get pregnant naturally. She focuses on helping her clients create optimal hormonal balance and emotional well-being through functional nutrition, positive psychology, and lifestyle adjustments so they can flourish in motherhood and in life physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Caroline's coaching is based on the philosophy that knowing how to nourish yourself in a way that promotes hormonal balance and having a close, loving relationship with yourself is the best possible preparation for a successful pregnancy, a smooth postpartum experience, and a joyful motherhood. Her approach to women’s fertility and motherhood is based on positivity and the firm belief that women have an immense capacity for creation, healing and bringing joy and beauty to the world.

Caroline has spoken at companies like Martha Stewart Living, Yelp, AMEX, Twitter, and Charity Water. You can find out more about her at and download her free 5-step Healthy Happy Mama Guide here.