Jesse P. Gilmore explores the concept of shifting focus from needs to wants for personal fulfillment and success. By embracing a mindset of abundance and freedom, we can break free from societal constraints and design a life based on our desires. Jesse highlights research showing that framing goals as wants increases motivation and satisfaction. Discover how shifting from neediness to wanting can lead to greater happiness, resilience, and wealth accumulation.
Episode 105: Beyond Survival
You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody, this is Jesse P. Gilmore, founder of Niche in Control and creator of Leverage for Growth. Welcome to the Daily Leverage Edition. Today’s topic is this, Beyond Survival, Thriving with Want-Based Living. So back, relax, and welcome to today’s Daily Leverage. So have you ever noticed how different your mindset is when you’re focused on what you need compared to when you’re focused on what you want? This is a concept that Dan Sullivan, a strategic coach, speaks about at length. Today, we’re going to dive into this topic and explore how shifting our focus from needs to wants can help us break free from societal constraints and lead a life by design. From survival to thriving, research in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows us that when we frame our goals as wants, We feel more motivated and satisfied. So shifting our focus from nearly surviving, what we need, to thriving, what we want, can significantly increase our drive and happiness. It’s about moving from a state of scarcity to a state of abundance. From constraints to freedom. Being stuck on needs often lead us bound by societal norms and expectations. When we focus on what we want, we gain the freedom to choose our path, unrestricted by what others may think is right for us. It’s like moving from a narrow winding road to an open highway. And from guilt to confidence. Shifting our focus from need to want allows us to chase our desires with confidence rather than guilt. are driven by their intrinsic desires, which can lead towards higher satisfaction and success. From Scarcity to Abundance Focusing on what we need often stems from a scarcity mindset, thinking that there’s a finite pie. But when we shift towards what we want, we start to believe in the idea of abundance, that there’s enough for everyone. Carol Dwellix researched on how people will have a growth mindset are just more resilient, adaptable, and successful. And when we think about money, it’s often in a context of what we need right now. But what about wealth? Isn’t that what we want in the future? Research in the Journal of Financial Economics shows that maintaining a long-term orientation can lead towards wealth accumulation over time. And Dan even talks about how the focus on money keeps you in a neediness where really what we truly want from the money is to experience wealth. It’s all the things that are not based around money. And when we’re caught up in meeting our immediate needs, we tend to live a life by default. You know, kind of like reacting to certain situations. When we’re caught up in meeting our immediate needs, we tend to live life by default. But when we shift our focus towards what we want, we begin to live a life by design, shaping our existence according to our desires rather than the societal expectations. The shift from focusing on what we need to what we want is not just about being aspirational, it’s about creating a fundamental change in our mindset. By focusing on what we want, We can motivate ourselves to go beyond societal constraints, live a life of abundance, and design our destiny. Remember, your wants are valid, and pursuing them is not a sign of greed, but a testament to your commitment to growth and self-realization. Remember, your wants are valid, and you don’t have to actually create excuses or explain them to anybody. And pursuing them is not a sign of greed, but a testament to your own commitment to growth and self-realization. So now just time for the daily leverage. So where in your world, whether in your life or business, have you been focusing on what you need when you need to be focusing on what you want? Is it in your life with your health and body? Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction? Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner, or kids? Is it in your business, finances, or team? And once you’re located where you need to shift from neediness to wanting, and you know what you need to change, my question to you is this. What are you willing and able to do about it today? That is the end of the Daily Leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore. You’ve been listening to Leverage for Growth Podcast. If you’re enjoying these Daily Leverage and agency leverage episodes, make sure to subscribe on Apple or Spotify now.