Shifting Your Prosperity Paradigm

Paradigm shifts are transformative changes in thinking. It’s a mental revolution, one that doesn’t just happen-it’s driven by some agent of change.

Think about how you listen to music now, compared to years ago. Someone invented a new way of delivering sound-the iPod and the music industry changed overnight. Maybe you have an eBook reader of some type. Someone changed the way we read books. These are just a couple of examples of societal paradigm shifts.

Personal paradigms are your stories about what is true in your life-your collection of beliefs around major life areas, like finances. The story you believe is the one you live every day. So what’s your money story? Think you don’t have enough, that it’s hard to get? Think you have to work hard to get it? Think you will always be one of the 99%, no matter what you do or how hard you work? That’s your prosperity/money paradigm-that money is scarce. What if that isn’t true?

What if you became your own change agent-and started believing in your own power of prosperity? What if you had the solid confidence of knowing that the power you need to create your own richness isn’t “out there,” but right here, inside yourself? What if you started to think and believe that there is plenty in the universe for everyone, including you? Not just pretend to believe, but really believe-in the same way you now believe the opposite.

Your internal paradigm about money and prosperity in your life was formed over time. In order for a person to believe differently, she either must be engaged in a powerful experience that suddenly persuades her otherwise, or her belief is transformed slowly over time.

It all starts with knowing what you want–but you already knew that, right? Think of the things you would like to have in your life…the miracles you’d love to see. Once you have them vividly in your mind, fill an entire page with a list of statements that describe how you would LIKE to feel about drawing those things into your life. What would you really want to know, for sure? What would you like to rely on? What evidence would you like to see?

Then begin to create your own prosperity paradigm shift, a deeply intentional, internal belief-stage progression that goes like this:

  1. I don’t believe there is prosperity for me
  2. I doubt there is prosperity for me
  3. There might prosperity for me
  4. I would like to believe there is prosperity for me (crucial turning point)
  5. I am seeing more and more reasons to believe that there is prosperity for me
  6. I believe in prosperity for me

Pay attention to the shifts that happen in your consciousness, as you process the next new step towards belief. Journal, dream, talk to a friend. Being in tune to the various stages of the journey increases the momentum at which crucial changes occur.

Tell me about your paradigm shifts–I’d love to hear them.   Karen

About Karen

Karen Karsten, CPCC, CAC, has had several business careers, in government, finance, retail and publishing. Each career was a building block that helped her create the life she has now as a coach, writer and executive director of Rich Chicks and Creative Principle of Think You Can LLC.

Her companies, Think You Can ( and Rich Chicks ( both explore the magic of prosperity and creating clarity about life values. Karen has total faith in the magic of belief. Notice how that works either way: belief of magic, magic of belief. Magic is there—in you, too. Take a moment right now and honor the magic in you.


  1. Felicia Frelix says

    I believe I can. I know I can.
    Since I believe, I know I can!

    • Expanding your story: think about your untapped potential. What wonderful thing will you do with all that power? Best, Karen

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