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EP 16: The #Sparked Life Podcast – The Elephant In The Room Of Your Sparked Life

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Many of us are experiencing an uninvited guest in our sparked life–it’s an elephant in the room!  The more we try to ignore it, bypass it, positive think it, optimism it, or try to jump on its back and drive it out; it looks at us and enters another room in our lives.

COVID-19 is the Divine storm and its disruption is the elephant moving through the rooms of our lives. Daily we see rooms we thought were off-limits being entered.  That signals the depth of shifts and changes required to weather this storm.

So how do we still live our sparked lives, now, while also being present to the Divine storm that brought the elephant in our rooms? We are learning our way through and being present for answers that are bubbling up.  This episode shares a few that are popping up in our no BS zone!

Let’s unlock:

  • The nature of Divine storms
  • The purpose of elephants in our rooms
  • What Divine storms reveal
  • The importance of putting on our safety vests
  • How to tap into our sustaining factor
  • How our faith muscle is being strengthened

Purpose Peeps, no homework this time.  We are all doing the work in adjusting our lives, hearts, and perspective as we weather this storm–together.  What’s bubbling up for you?  What sacred truths are you living out loud through this experience? How is your faith muscle being strengthened? Check out the episode on iTunes and other mediums.

Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, Consultant, Certified Purpose Coach & MBA. She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. Dena unlocks purpose in sparked Purpose Peeps facilitating businesses and organizations to transform into lighthouses that shine solutions into the marketplace, no matter what. As a Purposed Resultant, she combines her experiences and passion for spark, purpose, and strategy to create impactful solutions that deliver your results that matter. Learn more about her Unlock The Keys To Your Success And Turn Them Into Results® programs and A Life of Purpose® Products that shift your sparks (or ahas) into action at www.denawiggins.com.

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EP 15 The #Sparked Life Podcast: Shifted By Divine Storm

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How are you doing?  This podcast is number 2 of  the “late posts.”The beginning of the year was a doozy, or so I thought before the Coronavirus Pandemic!  And yet, we know while living the sparked life that late is a relative term in the realm of Divine timing.

Episode 15 was recorded in late-February when several aspects of life that were stable were shaken.  It’s like being in the middle of an earthquake and holding a potted plant or some valuable when everything is shaking.  These events felt as though they were uprooting plans and grounding I felt through years of unlocking and inner work. Think about the times we agree with sayings like, “bloom where planted,” or “shift happens.” These times are at the intersection of what we believe and the life tests that transition what we believe into our being. Episodes 14 and 15 of The #Sparked Life Podcast will bring all types of juiciness to episode 16 The #Sparked Life Meets The Elephant In The Room.

Back to episode 15, Shifted By Divine Storm…  This episode reveals a pattern that exists among Purpose Peeps like you and me who are invested in our sparked life now and tend to guard the sparked life against the “other stuff” that appears dim the spark. Do Divine storm events put out our spark or do they act counterintuitively as conduits to strengthen our spark? Hmmmm…

This episode of The #Sparked Life explores the gifts of our purpose mindset coupled with how we build our faith muscles.  Travel with me to unlocking the power of our mantra, “the junk of life, the difficult things of life are fueling my spark.”  It’s interesting the different catalysts that birth our shifts and how the things that seem to derail our timing and our plans are actually on time.  Listen on Apple here and other platforms here.

Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, Consultant, Certified Purpose Coach & MBA. She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. Dena unlocks purpose in sparked Purpose Peeps facilitating businesses and organizations to transform into lighthouses that shine solutions into the marketplace, no matter what. As a Purposed Resultant, she combines her experiences and passion for spark, purpose, and strategy to create impactful solutions that deliver your results that matter. Learn more about her Unlock The Keys To Your Success And Turn Them Into Results® programs and A Life of Purpose® Products that shift your sparks (or ahas) into action at www.denawiggins.com.

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EP 14 The #Sparked Life: Your Almosts

Bio_PhotoHey Purpose Peeps!

How are you doing?  This podcast is one of two “late posts.”  The beginning of the year was a doozy, or so I thought before the Coronavirus Pandemic!

This podcast was recorded on January 1, 2020 before challenges appeared to “jump me.”  You know, the pile on we experience from time to time, which is really the beginning of a Divine storm (spoiler alert).  Divine timing relates to a different clock that is connected to our purpose and destiny.  It’s when we try to put Divine storm events into the box of our understanding when our sparked life appears to be replaced by storm clouds!  Listen to episodes 14 and 15 of The #Sparked Life, and witness how life was preparing me for this time.  Purpose Peep, you may also review the events ending last year and beginning this year differently. These episodes will bring all types of juiciness to episode 16 The #Sparked Life Meets The Elephant In The Room.

Back to episode 14, Your Almosts… You know how we get into the doing zone when we see the light at the end of the tunnel, and we press our foot on the gas to soldier on?  First, we may hit a bump in the road, shake it off and keep going.  Then we may hit a speed bump, something that is definitely saying slow down.  Ultimately, there is a crash when our vehicle is halted and we have to accept that we were almost at the end of the tunnel, just before the finish line and we will not make it.

This episode of The #Sparked Life explores the gifts of our almosts and leads us to our powerful mantra, “Every experience in my sparked life counts and matters.”  It is one thing to believe that all things are working for our good and it is another to experience the many ways that truth plays out in our lives and builds a reservoir of faith to take us through the next level of truth experience and faith activation. Listen on Apple here or other platforms here.

Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, Consultant, Certified Purpose Coach & MBA. She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. Dena unlocks purpose in sparked Purpose Peeps facilitating businesses and organizations to transform into lighthouses that shine solutions into the marketplace, no matter what. As a Purposed Resultant, she combines her experiences and passion for spark, purpose, and strategy to create impactful solutions that deliver your results that matter. Learn more about her Unlock The Keys To Your Success And Turn Them Into Results® programs and A Life of Purpose® Products that shift your sparks (or ahas) into action at www.denawiggins.com.

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The #Sparked Life EP 12: Synchronicity On Your Journey

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Hello Purpose Peeps!

In this episode of The #Sparked Life, we uncover great synchronicity that’s been building throughout the last 5 podcasts.  Don’t you love when life teaches us something over time–sort of like a slow build?  I wonder if life chuckles when we recognize the connections?  Cool thought, don’t you think?

Learn how:

  • How our last episodes were taking us on a journey about our journey (say that 3 times really fast)
  • Why now is such a great time for intentional sparked life living
  • How we have been building a bridge to reconnect with our child while being equipped to support the younger Purpose Peeps in our lives
  • What the Be Your Type of Super movement is about
  • Our assignment and mantra to explore until our next time together

As promised here are some cool links:

If you’re in the Atlanta, Georgia area August 31 – September 1, stop by the Decatur Book Festival!

For information regarding unlocking books or programs, go to http://www.denawiggins.com.

Enjoy your #sparked life now!

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Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, Consultant, Certified Purpose Coach & MBA. She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. Dena unlocks purpose in sparked Purpose Peeps facilitating businesses and organizations to transform into lighthouses that shine solutions into the marketplace, no matter what. As a Purposed Resultant, she combines her experiences and passion for spark, purpose, and strategy to create impactful solutions that deliver your results that matter. Learn more about her Unlock The Keys To Your Success And Turn Them Into Results® programs and A Life of Purpose® Products that shift your sparks (or ahas) into action at www.denawiggins.com.

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Why #BeYourTypeOfSuper?

I love being a purpose coach! There is nothing like witnessing a Purpose Peep connect with a soulful truth about his or her existence that sets them free.

Free from what?

My clients experience freedom from:

  • Being a version of a recipe for success (which means the accomplishment of something on purpose) that does not connect or resonate who the person is, and/or
  • Doing all the things and yet all the things do not fulfill them and burns them out, and/or
  • Other people’s expectations–family, cultural, society, gender, race, religion and/or
  • Survival and existing as a lifestyle.  When survival patterns, the things we do to make it through challenging times but are not ended when those times end, they become a way of life when they were meant to be fight or flight responses.

During the first conversation after my clients receive something that disrupts the way they see themselves or how they view their life experiences, they almost always see a connection to an inner truth they knew as a child and departed from it, or see a pattern woven through life experiences with clarity.

In the 2019 Workforce Purpose Index by Imperative, CECP & PWC, 83% of Purpose Peeps know that they own fulfillment in what they do rather than a boss or something or someone outside of themselves and yet it still alludes them.  This trend made me wonder, what if instead of building the programs and systems to support adult Purpose Peeps in unlocking fulfillment and their path to purpose, why not invoke a Yes And Strategy?

Yes And Strategies respond to calls to adventure with yes and what else.  My what else is focus on the youth, too.  What can I do to support a purpose mindset in youth so they do not have to grow up to become clients searching to reconnect with what they understand about themselves as children?  Empower the children, too!

Why Empower Children To Be Super?

  • Because cultural conditioning and societal norms define the path to an appearance of success rather than the path to authenticity is what builds the walls of the boxes that my clients are enclosed in.  These invisible boxes start in childhood.
  • There are also varying forms of emotional trauma that cause the boxes to form.  When at young ages we develop adaptive strategies to cope with challenging stuff as we grow up these strategies are ineffective but have become habits.
  • There’s so much focus on performance and doing, why not intentionally focus on being?  Understanding being unlocks expressions of ourselves that inform and impact our doing across roles and situations.
  • Our cultural reward system rewards maladaptive behaviors, a lot.  Our culture largely, not solely, rewards busy versus impactful, the outward appearance of success rather than inside/out success, role rather than purpose, and fitting in rather than standing out.  Unicorns that stand out are largely, not solely, celebrated after they attain a measure of outward success.

And yet A Shift Is Happening

With the growing focus on purpose both individually and within systems of purpose peeps, a new possibility is emerging.  This new possibility celebrates being intentional, the path to IKIGAI (reason for being) and the purpose of organizations being redefined to include the soulful aspirations of its people and its contributions beyond product and/or service.

To be a thriving part of this emerging ecosystem, understanding at a fundamental level what makes us come alive, how we connect to the answer to what the world needs from us is a thrilling exploration that I propose begins and is promoted as part of being a child.

A 4 Year Old As a Teacher

I recently read an article about a 4-year-old child who dresses as a superhero who weekly feeds the homeless in a movement that he calls #showlove.  How is this possible?

  1. His father heard his heart.  As they watched a news story about a panda being homeless, the father heard his son’s heart melt at the thought of an animal being homeless.
  2. The father responded to the call of adventure and took his son to a shelter to have an experience.  Because his son loved being in service and showing love to his homeless community, Dad decided to make it a weekly event.
  3. The son realized he really loved showing love throughout his homeless community.

Being Super Requirements

For the son to have the impact and soulful purpose he is experiencing required:

  • Presence of the father,
  • Response to what the father observed happening within his son, and
  • Commitment to his son’s adventures getting to know what makes him come alive.  Look at the picture in the article. Do you think he’s alive with purpose?

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The Be Your Type of Super Movement

Originally, I designed customizable shirts for my grandchildren for their creative playtime.  I wanted them to not only explore what it’s like to be superheroes they know and love, but to also unlock what they know about the emerging hero inside of them. I hold the belief that we all have one or more supers that we can experience during our lifetime, so why not share the shirts with others?

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Then I thought, how can I share a discovery experience with younger Purpose Peeps so they can own and celebrate what they understand about being super?  My grandson went through the Be Your Type of Super Coloring And Activity Workbook and defined his type of super as being fast.  We use what he understands about his super to teach him when to be super and how to create space for his peers to be super too!  My granddaughter is super at being, “the finder.”  She is extremely observant and we celebrate that about her.  Two different children with two very different expressions of being super that have nothing to do with the adults in their village except that we recognize and celebrate what makes them come alive!

My high school-aged son wears the Be Your Type of Super apparel but felt that his expressions of being super were not extraordinary and just ordinary to him (if this were a movie, we would hear the hero theme music).  I developed a middle school and a high school version that is appropriate to their developmental needs, aspirations, and experiences  These editions support exploration and leverage what they are learning about themselves and how they relate to life through new experiences.

Join The Movement

  • If you are a Purpose Peep that identifies with the experiences of my clients and has the fortune to reconnect with your mode of being super, pay it forward and support the next generation in being with their super as it unfolds and reveals the true nature of its power.
  • Are you a parent who would like to be more connected to the super adventures of your child or children? Use the workbooks to explore a new way to support our amazing youth.
  • Are you a member of the village that supports and empowers our youth? Are you a teacher, counselor, social worker, administrator, daycare provider, ministry or foundation that serves our youth? Consider hosting Be Your Type of Super group events using the workbooks to have shared experiences creating safety to express who they really are while celebrating our youth expressing their soulful truths.
  • Do you support our youth in college preparedness?  The high school version of Be Your Type of Super is designed to unlock purpose clarity to be leveraged in intentional activities, clubs, and post-graduation pursuits,

Download a sample here.

If you are in the Atlanta area this weekend, August 31 –  September, please stop by the AJC Decatur Book Festival! We will be in the Children’s Zone, Booth 623.  We have a limited supply of Be Your Type of Super Gear for the parades that kick off the festival.

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Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, Consultant, Certified Purpose Coach & MBA. She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. Dena unlocks purpose in sparked Purpose Peeps facilitating businesses and organizations to transform into lighthouses that shine solutions into the marketplace, no matter what. As a Purposed Resultant, she combines her experiences and passion for spark, purpose, and strategy to create impactful solutions that deliver your results that matter. Learn more about her Unlock The Keys To Your Success And Turn Them Into Results® programs and A Life of Purpose® Products that shift your sparks (or ahas) into action at www.denawiggins.com.

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