Go from simply making a living, to THRIVING and making a REAL AND TANGIBLE DIFFERENCE in the world
It’s time for a world where everyone wins
Finding Plenty is a growing community of free spirits, thought leaders and wannabe world changers who are sick of standing on the sidelines and watching disastrous decisions being made in our name. We’re rebels, revolutionaries and change-makers (in the making) who have one secret weapon up our sleeves:
Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
What the other 1% don’t want you to realise is that you, too, have power and that it’s yours for the taking whenever you choose. The world as it is, isn’t working. I know it, and you know it, but as long as you choose to let it beat you, it will. You can’t beat them at their own game (probably because it makes you feel sick), but as soon as you start to believe in yourself, that’s when you’re back in the loop!
The world doesn’t need you to suffer, or struggle to make ends meet; it wants you to thrive.
Here at Finding Plenty we’re tipping the scales.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple
Instead of living life by somebody else’s rules (and complaining about it) we’ve decided to write some rules of our own:
Rule no. 1: Put yourself first
We’re Redefining Success to include not just making the money you need, but also happiness, fulfilment and loving your life. We know that it is neither useful nor honourable to struggle or do without. You matter; your thoughts matter; you being happy will make others happy too.
(And because it’s rarely as simple as this, we have a whole section on the ins and outs of having what you want, making the best of what you have and getting out of your own way. Pop over to “Have” to take a look.)
Rule no.2: Believe in yourself
It’s hard to believe in yourself and follow your dreams, but we know there’s no other way than to try. Strangely enough, the more you push your limits, expand your possibilities and take bigger risks, the stronger and braver you’ll feel.
By the way, we think valuing things based on what they cost makes too many people feel worthless, so we’re Redefining Value to include the ability to nurture, delight and add joy. We want you to see what’s great about you, celebrate it and use it to get what you need.
(This is a big and complicated subject so we’ve split it into two – “Thrive” for self belief, self love and being wonderfully larger than life, and “Succeed” for the courage to excel in your work. Feel free to explore.)
Rule no. 3: Use What You Have to Make Things Better
This is the good stuff! Here’s where you do what you can with what you have and with who you are right now. We’d like you to stop believing something else is needed before you can be of any use to the world. We know that every little thing helps: love saves lives, happiness inspires and little things lead to greater achievements later on. You never know what your bravery and success will give someone else the courage to do.
(We have a whole section for making a difference at all levels and in all walks of life. Browse “Make a Difference” when you can and please tell us about stuff we haven’t heard of yet!)
We want ordinary people to be happy, fulfilled and inspired to make an extraordinary difference in the world.
Life is too short to be small. Benjamin Disraeli
Want to help? Here are some things you can do:
- Start living by the new Rules. Love yourself, believe in yourself and realise how important you really are.
- Succeed. Really, this is important: make money and choose how to use it. Choices that make things better for people and the planet are always good.
- Help others succeed in whatever way you can. Give credit, empower, inspire and encourage. If you have something to share, then consider becoming a contributor here.
Welcome to the revolution – we hope you’re along for the ride!
Who’s behind all this?
My name is Meg Ward. I’m a collector of careers, but my favourite so far is writer, coach and passionate defender of the underdog. Genetically disposed to an obsession with making things better, Finding Plenty was always going to happen. It was only a matter of time.
As a life long yes-girl and professional people-pleaser, I know just how hard finding Plenty can be. A string of successive qualifications didn’t give me the courage to stand out from the crowd, but – quite by accident – stumbling upon opportunities to do scary stuff that makes me come alive did. I’m still working on the money thing.
I love hiking, nature and spending time with friends. I enjoy sculpture and find my peace in the garden playing with my plants. I’m probably at my happiest when up to my elbows in mud.