15 Ways to Prepare for Your Blooming Season – Here are Tips 1-5!

I’m so excited about this blog/FB/IG Live series, as I truly believe that many of us are moments away from our blooming seasons!

So let’s get started – here are Tips 1-5 from my list of “15 Ways to Prepare for Your Blooming Season”:

  1. Find good ground.You may be the most well-intentioned seed, with all the potential in the world, but if you aren’t planted in the right place, you’ll never produce at the level you were created to – if you bear fruit at all. Click the image below to see yesterday’s video on the important of right placement for fruitfulness. And be sure to check out today’s episode of Wisdom Wednesday’s on the StepIn2Purpose Podcast for an interview that will inspire you to find good ground and shift to your place of purpose.

Find good ground.

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2. Don’t fear the dirt. Stop worrying about people who speculate about your future potential (or lack thereof) based on what they see right now. They can heap all the dirt they can find on your name, but if you just keep growing, you’ll push right through it!

3. Shed the shell. Say goodbye to your comfort zone. That seed may be comfortable and familiar with that hard shell. But if it stays in there, it will never grow or produce anything.

4. Grow deep roots! Study. Listen. Read. Learn. Pray. Worship. Serve. “The deeper you go, the higher you can sustainably grow.”

5. Embrace the stretching. I know it feels like you’re being pulled even farther away from the “familiar”, but if you stay in what you’ve always known, you’ll eventually stagnate, shrivel up, and waste away. To resist the stretching, is to miss out on the necessary life upgrades to your knowledge, skill sets, patience, and capacity to learn and grow. Don’t limit yourself! There is more in you!

Stay tuned for the release of Tips 6-10, and be sure to check out my #IGTV channel to join the conversation!


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15 Ways to Prepare for Your Blooming Season

Spring is here, the weather is slowly warming, and after a cold winter, many of us are looking forward to brighter days filled with activity.

Even as the trees turn from bare, brown branches to growing fresh green leaves, it’s a reminder that we have also been waiting for the manifestation of our prayers, plans, and preparation.

Maybe you think your career goal is far off.

Maybe you think that you’ll never get past that writing block to finish that book.

Maybe you’re feeling like you’ll never get the resources to start that business.

Maybe your dream hasn’t come to life just yet.

Let me encourage you — your blooming season is on the way!

It can be so tempting to just give up on a vision we can’t touch with our hands, or a dream we can’t seem to reach. In an effort to save ourselves the disappointment, we decide to put our plans on the “back burner” of our minds, and relax our efforts.

However, what we do now, while we wait, determines the quality and impact of our harvest. How you treat your growth process matters! What you do today sets the tone for how you live tomorrow.

You could be right around the corner from the moment that will change your life.

Are you ready for that door you’ve been praying for to open?

Are you prepared to put in the work to reap the harvest you’re expecting?

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing 15 ways that you can get ready for your #BloomingSeason through blog posts, Facebook/IG Live, and inspiring email releases.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey as we get ready to #BLOOM!


For more inspiration and encouragement on your journey to #transformation, pick up my new #eBook, The Beauty of the Bloom: Keys to Embracing Your Journey to Transformation.


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It’s Time to Deliver!

For so many of us, 2019 is the start of a season of fruitfulness and productivity, bringing to life the hopes and dreams that have been incubating for days, months, and even years in some cases. Yet so often, our delivery is delayed because we refuse to be real, transparent, or vulnerable.

When I was in labor with each of our sons, ready to give birth and experiencing some of the greatest pain and discomfort I’ve ever felt, I was keenly aware of the need to be honest about what I was experiencing and what I needed to get my babies here safely. If I wasn’t quick to let my husband know that my water broke or my contractions were coming much closer together, it would have delayed my access to the help I needed at the hospital. If I wasn’t honest about the pain I felt during the different tests and overall labor process, my doctors would have been unable to adequately manage that pain.

As it turned out, both of my sons needed to be delivered by c-section – despite my sincere desire, and for the first birth, my body’s long, labored efforts, to bring the baby into this world on its own. For me to have remained at home, silent, wanting to be the “perfect” laboring mother, would have been a decision that endangered my own life, and that of both of my children.

Unfortunately, we sometimes push ourselves to the point of loss of the promise, project, program or plan that would have changed the trajectory of our future because we are so stuck on “being perfect” rather than “productive” and improving the process along the way.

We refuse to ask for help, because somehow we’ve concluded that successful people “figure it out” on their own. We allow our pride, bolstered by our degrees, experience, accolades, to keep us from connecting with others, who may not be as credentialed as we are, but are divinely designated resources to help us move forward.

I’m here to encourage someone who has been silently struggling to move towards your goals – stop allowing fear, facades, pride, or perfectionism to keep you from the future God has ordained for you!

You don’t have to be perfect. Just get it done. And then make it better.

You don’t have to pretend. Be honest about where you are, what you have, and what you still need to get where you are going. And then make use of the resources you have around you. You might be surprised just how much support you have if you just say those words three little words: “I need help!”

You don’t have room for pride if you ever want to grow. Be humble enough to learn from anyone, at any level. Be a life-long learner. Have a growth mindset.

It’s time to deliver. You can do this!

~ Andrea ~

Need help getting moving with your goals? Send me an email at info@stepin2purpose.com and let’s discuss strategies to help you step into purpose!