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The who, what, why, where, and how of abundance mentoring

Hi, I’m Robert, and welcome to The Abundance Mentor, a space where we will work together to develop a growth and abundance mindset in our children, thereby unlocking their inner power and confidence.

Who is the abundance mentor?

I’m a self-certified thought leader and publisher of several books on the subject, but I’m also the father of a curious and inquisitive 8-year-old, and that’s the real catalyst behind this blog. Too late in life, and only then through experiencing a life-changing trauma, did I start educating myself on the power of thought and the benefits of having a growth and abundant mindset. It’s knowledge that was a long time coming into my life, and it’s powerful knowledge that I want to ensure my daughter doesn’t need to wait so long for.

What is abundance mentoring?

Firstly, I think it is important to establish what I mean by an abundance mindset. For me, abundance is plentifulness. When an abundance mindset is adopted, there’s always enough for everyone, and everyone has the potential to create success in their lives, no matter what their circumstances at birth, or at any other juncture. It’s all about recognising the unique gifts and talents each one of us possesses, and the contribution each one of us can make in the world by sharing those gifts freely so that others can benefit from them. Abundance encourages us to take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way, and not to be limited by our current situation or resources.

However, before all of this begins to sound a little on the dry and heavy side, I’m going to let Whitney Houston impart some lyrical wisdom that helps to sum up the purpose of this blog: “I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside…” Fans will recognise these words from ‘The Greatest Love of All’, but you don’t need to be a Whitney fan to recognise the sentiment and meaning behind them. I too believe that our children are the future. I also believe that in order for our children to have a bright future, we, as parents and guardians, need to teach them the things they are unlikely to learn in school, yet so crucial to their future success and happiness. This leads us nicely into the why?

Why mentor abundance?

In a spiritual context, abundance is about understanding the interconnectedness of all people and things in the universe. It’s recognising that no matter how much or how little we have, we are all connected at some level, and what affects one person or thing can ultimately affect us too. It’s also recognising that despite our differences, we should strive to treat each other with respect and compassion, because at the end of the day, we are all part of something bigger than ourselves.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the concept of abundance and its connection to achieving success in life. We’ll explore ways that having an abundance mindset can help to unlock your child’s inner power and confidence, so that they can make the most of their potential and opportunities. We’ll look at how having a mentor (me), and someone to provide guidance (you) can help encourage your child to have an abundant mindset, and thereby maximise their future growth and success. A mindset of abundance encourages a child to see themselves , their actions, and the world around them in terms of plentifulness rather than scarcity.

It promotes a belief in personal agency, resilience, optimism, and a growth mindset. Nurturing this type of mindset in children helps them develop key skills for success such as creativity, problem-solving, and self-expression, while teaching them how to cope with difficult situations so they are prepared for future challenges. A growth mindset encompasses the belief that abilities can be developed and improved through effort and renewed strategies, rather than being fixed or predetermined, and that failure is simply part of the growth process, rather than something to be feared.


Creativity is essential for success, especially when it comes to problem-solving in a fast-paced environment. With an abundant mindset, children are motivated to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions to challenges. They become open to exploring new ideas, experimenting with different methods, and being creative in their approach to everything in life.


With resilience comes the ability to adapt quickly and bounce back from adversity without giving up. A resilient child is able to face difficulties and push through setbacks, finding ways to work around obstacles in their path without feeling discouraged or disheartened. They understand that failure is learning and growing.


Self-expression is key to both personal and professional growth. It’s being able to openly speak your mind without fear of judgement or repercussions, but also maintaining a level of respect towards others at all times. Developing self-expression in children is developing their own unique voices, and those voices can be used in every environment from home to school to the workplace.

The concept of abundance goes beyond material possessions to include opportunities, successes, relationships, ideas, and knowledge. An abundance mindset focuses on seeing possibilities instead of limitations, and viewing challenges as learning opportunities rather than roadblocks or failures. It encourages optimism, and the belief that there will always be enough – whether this means physical resources or intangible assets such as confidence and flexibility. Equipping children with an abundance mentality helps them to gain a sense of purpose and to value their own contributions, while motivating them to take on new projects without fear of failure. That’s a lot of powerful whys, and a lot of answers to the question of why mentor abundance, so let’s move on to the how?

How to develop and nurture an abundance mindset

One of the most effective ways to nurture an abundance mindset in children is through positive reinforcement. By rewarding growth and effort, children will be more likely to take on new challenges and continue to persist, even when faced with obstacles or difficulties. Celebrating small successes along the way creates a sense of accomplishment and provides the encouragement needed to keep on learning and growing from mistakes. Add to this the motivational boost to self-esteem each celebration brings, and positive reinforcement comes together to instil the all-important growth mindset needed to succeed in life.  

Another strategy is to provide children with plenty of opportunities to explore different perspectives and ideas. Having access to a variety of points of view helps to widen their scope, and encourages them to think outside the box rather than staying within their comfort zone. This not only leads to more creative problem-solving skills in a classroom setting, it’s essential for growth in any field of work they may go on to pursue.

Practicing mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing and visualisation is another great way to nurture an abundance mentality. Experiencing frustration and disappointment when faced with difficult tasks is only natural, but it’s important that children learn how to manage their emotions effectively. Teaching children that these feelings are just part of growth can help them to recognise them before they become overwhelmed by them, creating an opportunity to pause and reflect before making decisions.

A recap of the who, what, why, and how of abundance mentoring…  

As a parent and mentor, I believe that striving to live a virtuous life will be key to developing an abundance mindset. A virtuous life encourages individuals to think about the impact of their actions on others, and to strive for fairness, justice, and kindness in all interactions, along with recognising that there is a greater purpose to life than merely accumulating wealth or possessions.

Nurturing an abundance mindset in children brings immense benefits, promoting creativity, problem-solving skills, resilience, and self-expression, all of which are fundamental to long-term growth and success. By teaching children how to think abundantly, they will be better equipped to deal with life’s challenges, viewing failure as an opportunity to learn, and thereby maintaining the motivation needed to succeed even when facing difficult situations.

… and that just leaves the where?

The where is right here on this blog. Having an abundance mentor is an invaluable asset for both children and adults alike. When it comes to personal growth, mentorship can provide guidance, support, and motivation. Through the mentoring process, it becomes possible to gain a valuable insight into each mentee’s potential, and identify any areas where further development is needed to reach individual goals.  

Mentorship helps instil an abundance mentality by providing a safe space where growth can be fostered without judgement or criticism. A mentor serves as a role model, teacher, friend, and confidant who gives honest advice and constructive feedback, encouraging growth rather than generating feelings of discouragement or self-doubt. Having this support system increases the likelihood of success, with individuals feeling more confident in their abilities when they have someone they can turn to for guidance.

Children learn by example, so having an abundance mentor provides an opportunity to witness first-hand how growth is achieved through resilience and determination. Witnessing growth through a positive role model demonstrates that anything is possible if they are willing to put in the dedicated effort needed to achieve their own version of success. Knowing what it takes to succeed in the professional world helps young people to make informed decisions about which paths they should take in life, helping them to stay on track to long-term growth, rather than getting caught up and stuck in a cycle of short-term gains or quick fixes.  

An abundance mentor provides essential tools for achieving success both in the present and future. It’s my pleasure to be your Abundance Mentor, with you every step of the way as a guide to a better future for your children.

Robert N. Jacobs

The Abundance Mentor