We all experience fear. It is part of the human condition and has been ingrained into our minds and bodies for thousands of years. Fear is a mechanism that is supposed to protect us from the dangers of the world. The problem though is that we are no longer being chased by a tiger or having our village plundered by an opposing tribe, so experiencing fear is an emotion that is typically unwarranted in modern times.
Did you know that we live in one of the safest periods of time in all of human history? Violence, poverty, equality, and food scarcity are at all time lows. We live in an amazing time filled with abundance and safety, yet we still fear and experience anxiety… Why is this? Because operating from a place of fear is ingrained into us and for the nurse practitioner entrepreneur, you need to learn how to operate in a state of abundance instead!
Operating from a state of fear will do nothing but hold you back from your true potential.
Operating from a state of fear will prevent you from taking the SMALL risks necessary to start your own business.
Operating from a state of fear will prevent you from building a life of financial and professional freedom because this fear will paralyze you and you will just continue relying on your employer, or God forbid the government, to provide for your family.
Operating from a state of fear will simply prevent you from success!
Our society operates from a state of fear. People have developed a victim mindset and a learned helplessness over the past 2 decades. But this is good for you! Why? Because this fear is holding back EVERYONE else and for the select elite few, opportunity abounds once you shift your mental state!
I want every one of my Elite NP sisters and brothers to shift their mindset to one of abundance. It is THIS type of mindset that will help you break free and build an unimaginable life. Why is this? Because when you come from a place of abundance, rather than fear and scarcity, the world opens up into UNLIMITED opportunity and possibilities!
Operating from a fearful scarcity mindset will do one thing that will ultimately hold back the nurse practitioner entrepreneur from greatness:
It will prevent you from seeking out the unlimited opportunity around you because you believe the only way to survive is through the model society has taught you: full time employment.
On the other hand, operating from a mindset of abundance provides you EXACTLY what you need as a nurse practitioner entrepreneur:
It will give you confidence.
It will shift your viewpoint from seeing nothing but scarcity to that of unlimited opportunity.
It will show you that the only thing holding you back from greatness is you alone. Remember, everything in this world is a product of YOUR actions, not the worlds.
It will show you that you can build businesses and income streams that work for YOU, and not you working for THEM.
If your default state is one of fear and scarcity, I want you to begin looking at the world through the lens of unlimited potential. When your mind resorts back to the fear mindset (and it will), you need to be able to identify those LIMITING BELIEFS, squash them, and shift back to the abundance mindset. If you do not, you will stay in a state of fear and never progress and grow as a powerful nurse practitioner.
I want to give you a personal example:
When I was practicing in my previous restrictive hell hole of a state, I operating from a state of fear and scarcity. I was 100% reliant on ONE job that required a collaborator, an employer that didn’t care about me, and a system designed to prevent the nurse practitioner from growth. I was fearful to speak out and make a change because I did not want to lose my job. If I lost it, what would I do? Go bankrupt? Lose my house? Not be able to put food on the table? These are all FEARFUL and negative thoughts. I was operating from a place of fear and scarcity. These fears prevented me from moving forward…
Then something amazing happened one day. I listened to a podcast from a guy who started multiple businesses (outside of medicine) and built location independent income streams. He went over the process on how he did this and a light-bulb went off in my mind. I thought:
“Why am I still living here in this state making other people rich and constantly living in fear? I am powerful. I am smart. I KNOW I can do better.”
And this mindset stuck around with persistent positive thinking. I found another job across the country and within 3 months of moving there, I opened up my first practice. Within 4 years I have started 2 men’s health clinics, a successful telemedicine practice that I ended up selling, a flourishing medical cannabis practice, The Elite Nurse Practitioner, and a healthy rental real estate portfolio.
Do you know how I did this? I stopped operating from a mental state of fear to that of abundance. I am not even close to stopping because I see the unlimited amount of opportunity around me. I am even exploring a few different food franchise opportunities because I want to start building a business portfolio outside of healthcare. I want to be financially redundant. I want as many income streams as possible.
There are TRILLIONS of dollars floating around for the taking my friends. Either you remain fearful and enjoy the scraps that are given to you, or you shift your mindset to that of abundance and learn how to get just a small piece of the pie that is out there. That is how you build an amazing life, but it first starts with changing your MINDSET 😊