Being a phenomenal woman is not always easy. We must overcome obstacles, both internal and external, to claim this marvelous title. Additionally, being a Phenomenal Lifestyle™ Woman is an exercise in grace, forgiveness, acceptance, learning and love. I’m grateful to be a phenomenal woman by design and a Phenomenal Lifestyle™ Woman by choice.
A Phenomenal Lifestyle™ Woman realizes that there’s a time to sow and a time to reap. She doesn’t get stuck in a discouraged place when it seems to be taking longer than expected to realize her hopes and goals. Why? Not because she’s immune to feelings of disappointment. But, because she realizes that as she continues to consistently sow the seeds of success in the 9 Pillars of a Phenomenal Lifestyle™ she will inevitably be able to reap the rewards of her diligent efforts.
With that in mind, I’d like to share with you 5 tips the Phenomenal Lifestyle™ Woman takes to maximize the Law of Sowing and Reaping.
1-Sow into fertile ground
Your life experiences shape who you’ve become, or who you’ve CHOSEN to become to be more accurate. Those experiences turn into the soil in which you’ll plant subsequent seeds. It’s essential to appreciate how these events have shaped you, and to ensure that you are sowing into fertile ground.
2-Nurture & Protect
A Phenomenal Lifestyle™ Woman appreciates the balance between Strength and Vulnerability; she nurtures them both and protects them with love and a healthy pride. Just as a steel magnolia is strong and resilient, it’s also delicate, fragrant and beautiful. She realizes that after a seed has been sown, it’s essential to nurture and protect it so that it may grow roots and blossom into its full potential.
3-Remove Life Choking Weeds
If you’ve heard me speak, you know that discussing “Underminers” is a topic about which I’m very passionate. Underminer is the “U” in my Discover Your ROUTE Secret. These are the weeds that will choke out the life, suck up all the water and block the sun from reaching your seeds if they are not removed. You can plant and nurture all the seeds you want. If you permit weeds to grow in your soil, you’ll never reap the fullness of what is possible from your efforts. It’s essential to eliminate life choking weeds.
Much is taught about being a CHEERFUL giver. But little is imparted about being an excellent receiver. Once again a Phenomenal Lifestyle™ Woman understands the importance of balance here. She’s at once a cheerful and generous giver as well as a gracious and expectant receiver of God’s blessings in her life.
Positive expectation accompanies any seed as it’s carefully and lovingly sown into fertile soil. And, as the fruit of that seed is reaped a heart full of gratitude is the natural companion of the Phenomenal Lifestyle™ Woman. She knows that her efforts have been rewarded, her hopes have been fulfilled and her fruit will be a blessing to many.
She is grateful as she sows, for the gift of her seed and the potential that lies therein. She is grateful as she nurtures, for the gift of her strength and vulnerability. She is grateful for the ability to remove the weeds that threaten her efforts. And she is grateful as she does the work to reap the benefits of her consistent efforts.