Looking Beyond Glass Half-Empty

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Scarcity refers to the basic economic problem, the gap between limited – that is, scarce – resources and endless wants. Operating from this situation requires you to make decisions about how to allocate resources efficiently, in order to satisfy basic needs and as many additional wants as possible. We challenge our clients to look beyond the glass half-empty and begin observing what is possible.


We have found that many nonprofits get stuck and hold tenaciously to the scarcity point-of-view. Scarcity increases negative emotions, which affect our decisions. It is linked to negative emotions like depression and anxiety. These changes, in turn, can impact thought processes and behaviors. Indeed, the effects of prolonged scarcity contribute to the cycle of poverty. Just as in your personal lives, nonprofit health depends on shedding the scarcity viewpoint, attaining a level of comfortability in order to grow and change—in effect, to realize what is possible.

We encourage our clients to work toward viewing their business as glass half-full and consider less time worrying about the perceived (or actual) lack of resources. In this way, your viewpoint shifts ever so slightly and permits the introduction of greater possibility. When less time is spent bean-counting and more time is spent conceptualizing new and different opportunities, nonprofits begin to soar.


We can assist you in taking steps to undergo this process using effective and proven methods such as vision-mapping. A vision map https://steemit.com/goals/@vitalbrad/king-solomons-vision-mapping-process-the-success-formula is a creative visual representation of your nonprofit’s hopes and goals. Like any map, it offers a mental picture of where you want to go. It might be in the form of a diagram or a collage. It serves as a visual reminder of our dreams. We have found this to be an especially effective tool to assist nonprofits from getting unstuck in the land of scarcity and moving into the realm of possibility.

Call us today to begin your journey from scarcity to possibility.

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