Abundance Mentality: BOLO

I first came across the term ‘abundance mentality’, which is essentially a positive mindset, after seeing an infographic on Facebook, and it’s come up today in an interview with Honoree Corder by Joanna Penn.

The main thing that resonated with me is ‘BOLO’, which means to ‘be on the lookout‘ – for evidence of abundance (of anything), and for people who are doing what you want to be doing. So for me, that’s BOLO for people who are making a full-time living from their writing. For you, it might be something different. As Corder says,”if it’s possible for someone, it’s possible for you”.

The other point is to decide what you’re going to focus on in order to reach your goals – what can you commit to every day – and then actually focus on it. This might be two things. While I was working on the colouring book, I had two daily tasks: draw, and edit. Now, it’s edit Beyond the End of the World, and write my non-fiction book (working title still to come… oops!). What are one or two things that you can commit to every day, that will help you reach your goals?

But enough from me, this is a fantastic interview (and not just for writers). Grab a cuppa, a notebook and a pen – and enjoy ☕

4 Responses to “Abundance Mentality: BOLO

  • I never heard that term before, but I quite like Bolo and abundance mentality. I need to think about my two most important things – I do have a to do list, but it seems to be giving me over 25 things every day – LOL – that’s not the abundance I should be looking for.

    • Z.R. Southcombe
      2 years ago

      I like it, too 🙂 I think it’s a very positive way to look at the world (with a good dose of reality, of course).

      Haha – I hear you on the 25 (or more!) things to do per day! I try to give myself no more than 4 things that I HAVE to do, and the other 21+ are if I have time / energy.

  • I love the idea of looking out for someone or something like what you want to be or to accomplish. To adapt a quote I once heard, In order to learn, you must first start by imitation.

    • Z.R. Southcombe
      2 years ago

      Me too 🙂 Just to remind ourselves that it’s possible. And once you start looking out for them, you see them EVERYwhere!

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