‘The Abundance Factor’ is a movie produced by 24 year Riley Dayne who founded Mapmaker Studio. His message to the world is inspiring and he challenges the common beliefs of mainstream society about making a living in the world and the pressure that is felt by many to follow traditional routes of employment and ways of living.
In his movie, he travels the world interviewing some of the top thought leaders in the online space. Many have also written several books on topics around personal happiness and success in life. The line up includes people such as Bob Proctor, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Carol Tuttle, T. Harv Eker, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Lewis Howes, Lynne McTaggart, Margaret Lynch, Shawn Achor and Katie Hendricks.
The movie begins with asking several of these people what they feel abundance is to them. The answers ranged from an abundance of money in order to do what you want in life, to time freedom to feeling a certain degree of flow on a daily basis. I particularly liked Bob Proctors response to this question where he relates having abundance to ‘spending your days doing what you love doing’. Many of the responses related to the inner feeling we carry around with us each day all day. There was a general consensus that if you don’ t feel good about your life now, chances are you are not going to feel good about your life when you reach a certain ‘goal’ or milestone you are aiming for.
Being a very goal driven person this really hit home with me. I often feel a sense of urgency in my life where I need to be some place else other than where I am at. But through watching this movie and a couple of other things I have been studying lately I can see how backwards this kind of thinking really is. We train ourselves to feel certain ways in life through habitual patterns, and if we are always striving for some place else without being happy in the process of doing so, we won’t be happy when we finally ‘arrive’ at the thing we are chasing. The goal posts always move. This was a strong message throughout the movie.
After the exploration of what abundance is, the movie went on to find out what the most common things are that hold us back from feelings of abundance, and achieving what our own perception of what abundance is. Cast member Lewis Howes (founder of The School Of Greatness Podcast) explains that people tend not to put themselves in emotional environments that lend themselves to feelings of abundance. For example, he stresses the importance of having morning rituals to get your body and mind in a flowing state and kick start a positive momentum for the day.
Other answers regarding what blocks our feelings of abundance is not being willing to explore what our psychological roadblocks we come across while trying to achieve certain goals we have. Also, a common thread is focusing on what we don’t want more than what we actually want, or focusing on the lack of what is wanted.
The flaws in the traditional education system are also highlighted in that most education is teaching rote learning as opposed to understanding. In addition, there is emphasis on how we are being programmed not only from an early age, but also throughout our adulthood through what we choose to pay attention to. The mainstream news, for example, puts fear in people’s mind each day and it is through our fear that we can more easily be controlled by the powers that be. This sets up people to be like sheep as opposed to discovering their own original thinking and being able to connect more deeply with their true hearts desire.
On the whole, I highly recommend this movie. One of the great things about it is you can watch online for free right now, but only for a limited time. If you are interested in seeing it, you can watch it by clicking here.