Misconceptions About Wealth, Big Business And Abundance

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Entrepreneur, philanthropist and international speaker. Regan Hillyer is here to help you make a bigger impact.

Watching the world change in the last two years has been, for me, quite a liberating experience. 

You may find this statement of my emotional setting strange, that in this age of lockdowns, lack of freedom to travel and some countries’ responses to limiting people’s activities I would find this state of being liberating. 

But, in fact, I do. This is because I have seen so many people receive a “wake-up call” in relation to their personal relations, their work and career aspirations, their values and their reason for existing on this planet.

We Are Now Living In Enlightened Times

I have faith that, because of the change and the shifts that we have been exposed to, we are now living in considerably heightened socially conscious times. I have seen a big, positive shift in humanity. Instead of the competition for resources, wealth and medication that was predicted, people have been urged to be kinder to each other and I believe that, on the whole, we have not only been kinder to each other and ourselves, but we have also learned the value of the tireless efforts put in by frontline workers and key health professionals, among others.

We have also been more environmentally conscious. Lockdowns have heightened the value of and our appreciation for the freedoms and the ability to move simply within our natural environment that we previously may have taken for granted.

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But, How About The Business Community?

This moves me to examine what changes, if any, have occurred over this period of disruption and change within the business community. I believe that we have also seen changes there, namely a shift from the old models of work ethic equaling success and the rise of a movement that more of us can be a part of, a movement of new thought leaders who want to make this world a better place. 

There Are Myths And Mis-Conceptions Around The Creation Of Wealth

Let’s examine some of the standard, long-held myths and misconceptions around success, business, millionaires, abundance and affluence.

Myth number one: If you are successful and create a large amount of money, it means you are not heart-centered and you are on a hamster wheel to simply create more and more personal wealth as some sort of competition with others and some sort of personal ego trip. Meaning, essentially, you are not an especially caring, socially conscious or nice person.

This is a misconception and I believe, for the most part, absolutely not true. From what I have witnessed and my interactions with heart-centered, affluent people, the successful people who are committed to opening up and stepping into greater levels of abundance are people who are also committed to leaving the world that we live in a better place. This is a conscious choice.

A similar misconception is when people believe that money is bad and successful entrepreneurs are simply selfish and creating more and more money for their own self-serving reasons and ends.

There are so many people who are out there successfully creating opportunities for others, keeping their hearts open and choosing to be in service to leave this planet a better place. 

I know from my personal situation that if I have more abundance and opportunity, then this leads me to create even more change in the world and include others in my visions for the planet. Growing a successful business isn’t about personal gain. It’s about your impact on the world and those around you.

Another misconception that I have encountered is the belief that in order for you to be successful and “win,” someone else must be losing.

Again, this is a misapprehension. When we work with and explore the laws of abundance, we see that abundance is our natural state and that there aren’t finite levels of success and achievement. There is more than enough to go around: more than enough money, more than enough energy and more than enough abundance for everybody. It is the archaic systems that hold people back that the socially conscious, heart-driven entrepreneurs are active in disrupting.

You Can Have Personal Success, Thrive And Make A Difference

It is for these reasons that I feel that with the last two years of shift in the psyche and the enlightenment of people within their particular experiences, I feel liberated and buoyed that there is change on the horizon. We’re seeing change in the way people have been working and have decided to work in the future; change in the way people are approaching a movement away from old, outdated systems and structures; and change in the way that we are now perceiving one another.


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