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Positioned for Success


I have fallen in love with gardening over the last few years. Spending hours picking plants, finding cute pots, and asking tons of questions. I potted each plant separately, but then treated them all the same - giving them the same amount of water and sunlight. For the first couple of weeks they all seemed to be doing well. Then I started to notice that some were growing and sprouting, while others began to wilt and lose their vibrant color. I quickly realized that approach did not work. Each plant needed its own unique care to flourish.

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I consulted my local plant nursery and moved my Sansevieria plants to the window sill for a bit more sun and saw each plant blossom. The smaller three buds that seemed to be stunted, began to sprout new leaves and their roots strengthened. The sunlight literally ignited their growth. While my Haworthia perked up, returned to it's beautiful vibrant green, and began sprouting on my countertop bar.

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It made me think of each of us. How sometimes we try to replicate what has worked for someone else, but instead of blooming our efforts up end a little droopy, and kinda sad. We check our list and make sure we've followed their course exactly. Yet we don't reap the same results and we're left scratching our heads wondering why.

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Like my plants, when we create circumstances that best meet our needs, we will flourish. Our ideal conditions will be a reflection of who we are and will be responsive to all we've experienced in our lives. They will allow us to fully be ourselves, not shrinking or hiding any part of us. They will turn even our losses into assets and push us to continue to grow.

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These conditions are specific to each of us and that’s a GOOD thing. It means we don’t have to change who we are to achieve our dreams. It also means if our current conditions aren't working, we have the power to change them. And if we don't have the knowledge to make the adjustments, God always has resources nearby that we can consult for direction. It's up to us to seek them out and apply the strategies they share.

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This is one reason I love coaching and consulting - getting to be God's "fertilizer" of guidance, insight, and strategy to help other Christians have joy and success in life and business brings a fulfillment like no other. Your gifting is the same.

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Remember: It was never the plant that fell short. It was finding the right conditions that made the difference. 😉

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*I wrote this blog over several seasons, just like a plant (and CEO) grows.*


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