Purpose, Questioning, Spark

#SparkNotes: Are you experiencing Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP)?

Introducing Spark Notes, notes to spark conversation within ourselves and with others.  Join the purpose conversation.

Hey Purpose Peeps,

Remember a spark moment that led to access to new knowledge that you know is a big deal but it unpacks over time?  Unforgettable, right? These moments are at the intersection of living the #Sparked life and how purpose unfolds

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a local Tedx event with no expectation but to connect with my local Tedx community.  Being innovative and learning about the latest trends really sparks me and I also got a sneak peek into some of the Ted Talk 2018 presentations at the event.  I met a Purpose Peep and we chatted it up and he introduced me the concept Massive Transformative Purpose or MTP. If we were being filmed it’s one of those times when we would hear music (dun, dun, da) and a close facial shot because it was significant.

In the #sparked life, we pay attention to what sparks us and follow the trail to a new sparked life experience.

Purpose Peeps, you know how we are always perfecting our elevator speech, aka our dip or what I call our why, this is one of the clarity moments that makes your pieces gel together and affirms the direction you are taking.  For me, my business sweet spot is the combination of transformation, purpose and innovation so hearing the term Massive Transformative Purpose pulled me into inquiry.

One word—hooked!

Following the trail of inquiry after being sparked is my way of responding to sparks.  YOU get to unlock when you are sparked and determine YOUR authentic response to being sparked.

When I researched MTP, I learned about an incredible movement.  MTP describes a better future for the world (or at least your industry or community) but it doesn’t specify how.  Examples include:

  • Ted Talks—Ideas Worth Sharing
  • Tesla—To accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy
  • Google—Organize the world’s information
  • Pinterest—The world’s catalogue of ideas
  • Unilever—Making sustainable living commonplace

What I noticed is that some of these companies are also examples within The Purpose Economy as early adopters in the Purpose Economy. They are lighthouses, shining the change they want to see in the world by transforming and disrupting our engagement with the marketplace.

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A couple of things come to mind:

  • What if one of the reasons purpose can be such a big contemplation is that it is or is tied to MTP?
  • There is a massive transformation that occurs within champions of MTP that yields the personal resolve to surrender to it.

A great MTP is what I call a Purpose Enrollment because it moves Purpose Peeps to galvanized results—results that spark, excite and engage others.  Peter Diamandis, cofounder of Singularity University describes MTP as what attracts the customers, community, partners and resources you need to make a dent in the universe.  Peter also says, “find out what you would die for and live for it.” If the hairs on the back of your neck just stood up as if someone were reading your private thoughts and hearing your big questions, you just got sparked!

Birthing purpose or surrendering to what makes you tick and taking action on it is a wonderful and transformative process.  When that birthing process is also the catalyst for massive transformative purpose, it is a transformation that you begin and contribute to but you may not see fully realized in your lifetime AND YET you are resolved to make a dent in the universe with all that you have. It is enrollable so others respond to it and lend their contribution to its end.

Here are four questions to help you unlock whether you are engaged in a MTP experience:

  • Who are the beneficiaries of your product or service?
  • What is the why behind what are you are doing, building or creating?
  • Does it seem to be like an umbrella that many pursuits could support and is broad enough to allow shifts over time?
  • Would you engage fully and move forward even if you knew you could not solve it or achieve it?

One of the reasons you may be stuck or overwhelmed on your path to purpose is that you know or sense that it’s something huge.  Here’s the good news.  There are Purpose Peeps that get you with resources to support you.  Meeting them requires taking action steps and following your sparks to find them!  Learn more about exponential organizations here.  Learn to unlock the keys to your success in a personal or business context here to begin to extract your MTP from a deep place within.

My MTP which differs from my elevator speech or target market and is simply, “purposed living for all.”

 

XO,

Dena, Your Sister in Purpose & Resultant

Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, Consultant and Certified Purpose Coach.  She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. Dena unlocks purpose in sparked Purpose Peeps who transform businesses and organizations into lighthouses that shine solutions that transform our world.  Stay connected, join the conversation, take inspired action.

Learn more about Dena’s Unlock the Keys to Your Success And Turn Them Into Results® Programs, YOUR custom Purpose Me Purpose Profile and shop A Life of Purpose® Products.

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Podcast, Purpose, Spark

EP 3 The #Sparked Life – The Nature of the Spark

Hello Purpose Peeps!

In this episode, we discuss the nature of your spark. Knowing how your spark behaves coupled with the last episode where you began to unlock your spark code leaves you well equipped for an intentional sparked life!

We also unpack the relational aspect of your spark. This is the intention of my book, Divine Spark, where we explore destiny relationships through the story of Mary and Elizabeth in the Bible. Divine Spark is available on http://www.denawiggins.com and through Amazon.

Purpose Peeps, as Resultants, you know we have homework related to our discussion! We also are incorporating a new affirmation at the end of this episode. Powerful stuff! As always, email me at info@denawiggins.com, explore more in the #SparkNotes blog on http://www.denawiggins.com and share your experience with other Purpose Peeps on our FB page @denaforyourpurpose.

See you in The #Sparked Life!

Dena, Your Sister in Purpose, Resultant and Certified Purpose Coach

Purpose, Questioning, Spark

#SparkNotes: ✨Sparked✨ By Ideas Worth Sharing

Introducing Spark Notes, notes to spark conversation within ourselves and with others.  Join the purpose conversation.

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Hey Purpose Peeps!

Last week I attended a preview of the 2018 Ted Talks with some wonderful Purpose Peeps @TedxPeachtree.

Wouldn’t you know it… it happened again…

I got sparked at the intersection of artificial intelligence and purpose.

The first speaker was Purpose Peep, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, investor and founder of Sinovation Ventures, which manages a $2.3B dual-currency investment fund.  He wove an impactful life lesson with his vast industry expertise and it was awe-inspiring.

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First slide, we see his family as Dr. Lee tells the story of how his wife was in labor the same day he was pitching an artificial intelligence solution to Apple.  He joked about how his wife had a definitive time to deliver so he could meet his appointment with Apple.

Can you relate Purpose Peeps? As impact-driven Purpose Peeps, have you walked the line between important milestones in your life and landing important milestones for your business or organization?

As fate would have it, his wife delivered shortly and Dr. Lee was able to make his pitch meeting, which was successful and the rest is history.

Moving into Dr. Lee’s industry expertise.  After laying the foundation of the artificial intelligence partnership between the US who is the creative partner and China who is the execution partner, he spoke about the benefits of artificial intelligence in a way that really sparked me.

It’s one of those things where you can either perceive the glass as half empty or half full.

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The trend is that industry job replacement will increase across industries over the next 15 years and the creative jobs will be protected because optimization, one of the core benefits of artificial intelligence, can not replace discovery and innovation, two benefits of our human nature.

✨BOOM✨

My purpose senses are tingling!

The routine jobs will decrease and move to artificial intelligence and there will be more availability for love, creativity and discovery, which artificial intelligence can not compensate.

According to Dr. Lee, the artificial intelligence tipping point is projected for 2045.

… And, the purpose economy tipping point is projected for 2030.

YOU ARE HERE 2018=====>Purpose Economy 2030=====>Artificial Intelligence 2045

This leaves two big questions for us Purpose Peeps:

  1. What will we do with the time on our hands as the routine jobs decrease leaving more time for us to love, create and innovate?
  2. How will we prepare over the next two decades, which will bring forth pivotal change in our workforce?

If you are unsure how your job or industry fares in these trends, take a look at this cool graphic Dr. Lee shared.  You can plot your job/industry in one of four quadrants made by two axis: horizontal (optimization ======>or creativity or strategy required) vertical (compassion needed======>compassion not needed).

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Check out the pic from Dr. Lee’s talk and plot yourself and your industry on the grid.  When I saw this grid, I thought of my youngest daughter in college, my son who is completing his first year of high school, my multi-passionate adult daughter and my daughter who is diagnosed as Bipolar and works jobs that will continue on the path of optimization through artificial intelligence.  How will these trends impact their careers?  How can I support them in understanding how to leverage their value and meaning in the workforce during this time of  evolution?

Flash back to Dr. Lee’s personal story.  He was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer and it shifted his prioritization and provided insight into his life.

Purpose Peeps, how many of us have had life lend us a hand that allows us to reprioritize our lives and gain clarity? It may not feel that way when life happens.  I remember being Sparked by  Jill Bolte Taylor’s Ted Talk about her stroke of insight before I had a stroke experience.

Just as these unexpectant occurrences shifted Dr. Taylor’s, Dr. Lee’s, my and countless other Purpose Peeps’ lives and perspectives, what unexpectant occurances are shifting your life and perspective and enhancing what you bring to what you do?

Thank you Dr. Lee for this amazing talk.

As a Purpose Peep I am sparked because the trends for the emerging Purpose Economy are in alignment with the trends Dr. Lee described for the peak of artificial intelligence.  Globally, as we connect more and more with purpose and fulfillment in what we do, we can lean into the opportunity to outsource or liberate from routine jobs and tasks to have more freedom to pursue love and creativity in what we do.  This is the goal of fulfillment in what we do.

Check out Dr. Lee’s Ted Talk @kaifulee when it becomes available as well as your local Tedx events. Congrats to @tedxpeachtree for evolving to @tedxatlanta!

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Get your custom Purpose Profile here and begin your journey with clarity about how you arrive at value and meaning in what you do and leverage this clarity with the trends that impact you while on the journey to your results that matter.  My unlocking programs help you to gain insight and perspective from your life events.




XO,

Dena, Your Sister in Purpose & Resultant

Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, Consultant and Certified Purpose Coach.  She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. Dena unlocks purpose in sparked Purpose Peeps who transform businesses and organizations into lighthouses that shine solutions that transform our world.  Stay connected, join the conversation, take inspired action.

Learn more about Dena’s Unlock the Keys to Your Success And Turn Them Into Results® Programs, YOUR custom Purpose Me Purpose Profile and shop A Life of Purpose® Products.

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Podcast, Purpose, Questioning, Spark

EP 2: YOUR Spark – The #Sparked Life Podcast

Hey Purpose Peeps!

Welcome to The #Sparked Life, conversations for our growing community of Sparked Purpose Peeps who are unlocking what sparks us, what makes us come alive and using this clarity to craft our lives of purpose, The #Sparked Life!

In this episode, we unlock your version of being sparked. We talk through four key points that help you discover your sparked experiences. Yes, discover them because often times they are hidden in plain sight!

And because I’m Your Sister in Purpose & Resultant, we have homework until next time.

The Three Step Approach to Cracking YOUR Code for Being Sparked

This Three Step Approach Will Result in YOU:

===> Building your awareness about your unique version of The #Sparked Life!

===> Defining “sparked” on your own terms

===> Recognizing the authentic nature of your sparked life

===> Taking action toward your results that matter

Practice the Affirmations “The Sparked Life IS for me. I am living my Sparked Life NOW.”

Go to EP 2: Your spark convo at http://www.facebook.com/Denaforyourpurpose

Don’t forget to subscribe and share with other Purpose Peeps!

Connect wi!th your spark, take inspired action, live YOUR Sparked Life

To Destination The #Sparked Life,

Dena, Your Sister in Purpose & Resultant

Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, Consultant and Certified Purpose Coach.  She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. Dena unlocks purpose in sparked Purpose Peeps who transform businessess and organizations into lighthouses that shine solutions that transform our world.  Stay connected, join the conversation, take inspired action.

Learn more about Dena’s Unlock the Keys to Your Success And Turn Them Into Results® Programs, YOUR custom Purpose Me Purpose Profile and shop A Life of Purpose® Products.

Purpose, Questioning, Spark

#SparkNotes: Plans Deferred But Not Forgotten

Introducing Spark Notes, notes to spark conversation within ourselves and with others.  Join the purpose conversation.

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Have you ever had a nudge to do something that did not seem to fit with your plans?

What about when this happens when you are at your busiest?

You too?

There was a groundbreaking ceremony for a new recreation facility in my county directly across the street from my community. On three occasions I got a nudge that prompted me saying you should go.

Immediately after the nudge, another voice said, “that’s nuts, you are so behind on your plans. You don’t have the time.”

Here’s a pattern I’ve unlocked in my life: Repeated nudges followed by strong opposition are uncommon gifts in the making!

I went!

It was a beautiful day and a great opportunity to connect with local Purpose Peeps!

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Then the gift revealed itself!

My District Commissioner shared the plan and funding for this project was secured in 2007 and then the economy happened. The overhead for the facility is at minimum $1M per year so the plan was deferred.  Many were disappointed because the plan took years to gain funding.  The plan seemed to go away but really it was on hold until the intention of the plan could be fully realized.

Let that sink in…  11 years… what happens when your widely shared plans go dormant for 11 years? Can you imagine the questioning? Have you had some of that questioning in your life?

Next up was Alex. I did not understand what role he played, on the Board, builder, County Executive, but what I did understand was his passion! Alex casted his vision to bring the inside out in this project. This is important because there is a man made beach and a lot of green space surrounding the project. Alex was even changing the grading from being sound barriers to sound inviting, a great add for the revamped amphitheater. His passion was infectious! This go around, we got Alex with the plan.

Purpose Peeps, where there is Purposed Passion other Purpose Peeps follow.

Next up was Ed. Ed was responsible for the new walking trails that surround and go through the park. They were donated to the County by Ed’s non-profit because of the vision and intention to reestablish community in the County!

✨BOOM✨

Consider this:

  • Your plans that you worked so hard and toiled for are not forgotten, just deferred.
  • You have a vision but you will need other Purpose Peeps like Alex and Ed all of their resources to bring the vision to fruition and cast a wider net for others to catch on.
  • What if the deferral of your plan is actually a period to align with a larger plan and what you thought was the entire enchilada was really a piece? Some were thinking park, momentum happened when the park became a community hub and driver for change.

The next time you get repeated nudges, even when you are insanely busy, I hope you take inspired action with your yes and receive your version of an uncommon gift!

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XO,

Dena, Your Sister in Purpose & Resultant

Dena Wiggins is a transformational author and consultant.  She takes an unwavering stand for your purpose. She supports individuals and systems of individuals in extracting insight, knowledge and purpose to leverage into Galvanized Results that spark, excite and move into action.  Stay connected, join the conversation, take inspired action.

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