Creating a Culture of Abundance and Love

Creating a culture of abundance and love isn’t as hokey as it sounds. Instead, it’s one of the key starting points to a successful business. In my experience, if you don’t have a healthy team culture, you’ll struggle to get everything you want out of your business. 

A healthy team culture is created in an environment where people love coming to work and working with each other. Everyone uses their energy toward a common goal, with business owners leading the charge. 

If this is not your experience, maybe it’s time you dig deep and start creating an intentional culture built on abundance and love.

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Creating Fertile Ground

Creating an intentional culture starts with having the right fundamentals in place.  

Think of it like growing a garden. Plan all you want; if you pick a place that’s sandy or rocky without much sun, you’re not giving your plants the best chance to grow. And chances are you’re not going to be happy with the results at the end of the season.

But if you provide the right soil, water, and light conditions, you might just be amazed at what develops. To create a culture where your team can flourish, provide the fundamentals to help them do their best, like transparency, autonomy, respect, and purpose. 

An organization that creates a fertile ground for its team to flourish and will get the most out of its people, unlike companies that foster toxic, cutthroat mindsets.

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Fear-Based Scarcity Mindsets

Too many places operate on a scarcity mindset and see things as a zero-sum game. There are winners and losers in these hypercompetitive environments. People are commoditized and are used as tools to get a job done. If you can’t hack it, the next person in line will… for a while anyway. An individual’s Personal Core Focus is never considered in what or how they do their job.

If you have a workplace that fosters a scarcity mindset, it breeds a fear-based culture. Pessimism and anxiety run high as people suffer the physical manifestations of stress and self-doubt. Unsurprisingly, companies built around fear typically have high turnover rates compared to industry norms.

Love-Based Abundance Mindsets

However, as my co-authors and I talk about in our new book, People: Dare to Build an Intentional Culture, having an abundance mindset and a love-based culture means more for everyone. 

Engaged employees are collaborative and more productive. They think about the long term and are optimistic about the future. When you adopt an abundance mindset, there’s plenty of room for your people to grow and be happy. 

Likewise, when you lead your team with a sense of authentic care for your team members, they feel it. They’ll be more willing to return that sense of openness and vulnerability, sharing insights into problems that might have sent them packing otherwise. 

How to Create a Culture of Abundance and Love

Like everything we teach about Running on EOS™, building an intentional culture is about progress, not perfection. No matter where your business sits on the continuum between fear and love, between scarcity and abundance, you can always do better. 

The more aware you are of your current situation and where you need to go, the sooner you can do something about it. I DARE you to start today.

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