The Prosperity Imprint
In entrepreneurship and coaching, a recurring theme is the concept of prosperity. A brief review of social media and it becomes apparent that there is much focus on sharing this prowess of materialism and prosperity. As a coach, my clients notice this and it can lead to comparisons or perhaps a limited view of what prosperity truly is. As we explore the term solely based on the concept of financial gains, it does lead to singleness in thought, a competition of worth, and at times a move away from authenticity. Even if we looked up the definition in a basic dictionary, Prosperity relates to “the state of being prosperous - wealthy, affluence, and riches.”
However, lucky for us, there is SO much more possible! As a coach, I coined the term Prosperity Imprint as a process to help clients embrace prosperity in the true sense of what it means. There is much more to the true concept of Prosperity; one that allows us to authentically embrace all that aligns with us. The Latin origin of prosperity is actually Prosperitas: meaning abundance, joy, success, and approbation (encouragement, appreciation, acceptance, permission and support). Thus, if we truly want to attract prosperity, we need to investigate this comprehensive approach and what it means for each of us.
Steps to Creating a Prosperity (Prosperitas) Imprint:
Know Thyself: Socrates said that people make themselves appear ridiculous when they are trying to know obscure things before they know themselves. Plato also alluded to the fact that understanding 'thyself,' would have a greater yielded factor of understanding the nature of a human being. Start by incorporating self-awareness strategies and inventories to learn about your strengths, your preferences and your blind spots.
Write down your avatar values: One of the best ways to ensure you are creating a powerful imprint is to truly know your avatar values. These are values that are 5-7 themes that really describe your purpose, synergy and what you seek to accomplish in the world
Avoid the “The End of History Illusion” Phenomenon: This is a term psychologist used to refer to our tendency to dismiss that change is possible so we get stuck in a sense of permanency. Instead, realize you can change anything as long as you commit to it.
Investigate your definition of success and joy: Take time to really explore what success means to you. What ways do you feel joy? We find that if we actually journal around it, we reveal that most times success