The Woman Code by Sophia A. Nelson.
I am in the process of starting a book club, so while I was with busy planning last night I thought why not share the one of many books that changed my life. I’ve always loved reading and writing from a young age, I used get straight A’s in Reading and Writing. During my last year in high school, I presented the school at a reading and writing competition and came up top ( lovely memories). I wish I took my writing seriously after high school instead of following what my parents thought was “right” for me at that time but I have no regrets because I became very stubborn with my dreams after I realised the time I have wasted on courses that didn’t add value nor made me happy at the end of the day. It goes back to the reason why I started my blog ( after many attempts ), I want to advance my writing skills and be consistence. Consistency is the devil, a devil am willing to take on.
Before I go on about more of my high school memories, let me share this book with you guys. Life is not a smooth walk in the park, as much as I always think I got things under control (good or bad) I still need an escape, a safe place and It can be with friends, a confidant, your diary but with me it was this amazing book. At that time I didn’t have a confidant to share my “stuff” with and I remember how frustrated and angry I was, it was terrible. I honestly didn’t know my regular trip to the book store will change my life.
The book is called The Woman Code by Sophia A. Nelson, an award-winning author and journalist. She is a woman on the move, with an emerging global platform that is making strides to help women re-defIne themselves and unlock their lives by tapping into the power within.
This book is about unlocking 20 Powerful keys to your Life. I am all about woman empowerment and I remember how this booked helped me with my first woman empowerment event. In this inspiring book, Sophia A. Nelson calls women to live out a powerful life code that will lead them to purposeful and successful lives. The book is divided into 5 sections: The Personal Codes, The Emotional Codes, The Spiritual Codes, The Professional Codes and The Relational Codes. Each section contains four of each code.
My personal favourite code was The Spiritual Codes, Code 10 : Apologize Quickly.
Apologizing quickly. this was hard for me as I am naturally a stubborn person, always seeking understanding by interrogating. I wouldn’t apologize if something didn’t make sense to me or if it confused me, I even took pride in that. I started noticing how everyone I fought with had the same perception of me after the fight, “Bomy you don’t apologize, You are emotionally selfish”. I then started observing myself and self studied my self, my thoughts and emotions. I am always writing on my diary, so I would go back to my old diary entries to check if I wasnt over reacting and to be honest after my “self study” I realised that I never apologized quickly, at that present moment. After that, it hit me that they were right, I felt little pathetic as I am a very understanding person but struggled with apologizing. I always felt I was losing something when I had to apologize. I realized that nothing is about ME in relations, weather relationships, friendships and etc. What I learnt from this code is that the ability to apologize is a key virtue that, if learned early in life and practiced faithfully, will bless your life and lengthen your days. It will build your family. It will nourish your children. It will comfort your spouse. It will create safe havens for your relationships. It will protect and honor your friendships. And it will heal, defuse conflicts, and cover people in ways untold. I am glad I learned this earlier that late because It had helped mold the woman I am and the woman I am becoming.
The book has a lot amazing codes that I would love to share but its going to a lengthy post. This is an easy-to-read book, it’s a book for our time, based on timeless truths. Through personal anecdotes, real women’s stories, and practical wisdom. For someone who hates repeating, I have read this book a countless times and I would recommend to any woman because you will learn the true meaning of ‘having it all’. How to take better care of your minds, bodies, and souls. How to achieve professional excellence without compromising your values. How to find lasting love and purpose in life beyond your accomplishments·, how to navigate the sisterhood of women, to build collaboration rather than competition. How to heal from past hurts, rejection, and life’s inevitable storms and much more The Woman Code is a way of living, of navigating life’s challenges, and of interacting positively with other women. It’s a way of pursuing our dreams and our deepest desires. It reveals a universal and timeless set of principles of the mind, body, and spirit that help women balance the demands of work, home, family, and friendship. The Woman Code not only calls on women to practice purpose in their lives, it shows them how to do it with grace. Remember that everything starts with you, Sofia added a personal touch by sharing her experiences and how she aligned them with the codes. You don’t have to live her life or mine but you can improve yours with these amazing codes. This book has added a lot of value to my life, very informative and I don’t regret purchasing it. Go grab your copy.
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