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Announcing the Release of Entrepreneurial Elevation

entelevationJuly 20, 2019

Announcing the release of Entrepreneurial Elevation: 31 Strategic Lessons & Personal Stories From Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs, Presented by Cheryl Wood

We are pleased to announce the much-anticipated release created to empower entrepreneurs in multiple stages of development–ideation, start-up, implementation, and elevation.  A recent article by Muse states 53% of founders started businesses to be the change they want to see in the world.  With the thrill of that statistic comes a sobering reminder of another, 20% of small businesses fail within the first year and 50% within the five years. 

Cheryl Wood saw a huge opportunity to equip entrepreneurs with the strategies to elevate.  Elevate above the hurdles and barriers that stop some entrepreneurs and become increasingly challenging within the first years of business.  Cheryl Wood’s brand is Cheryl Empowers.  Cheryl believes empowerment comes with knowledge and access.  31 entrepreneurs agreed and contributed to this project.

With a forward written by Eva Jane Bunkley, creator of the patented Makeup Bullet, which is available through major health and beauty retail chains, we hear the story of entrepreneurial triumphs sometimes won through pyrrhic victories.  31 entrepreneurs take you behind the scenes unveiling proven strategies and stories that echo familiarity and truth that one only comes to know through the journey of entrepreneurship.

Dena Wiggins, founder and CEO of DenaWiggins.com is thrilled to contribute to the project.  “I am a fan of Cheryl Woods.  She embodies empowerment.  Her passion and purpose are palpable.   Aspiring entrepreneurs need inspiration, motivation as much as action steps and tools.  The trends show businesses are not failing for lack of passion and purpose.  My assignment for this project to share the one thing that propelled my business and allowed my products and services to be in the hands of those who need it, in record speed–following my sparks and taking inspired action steps, repeatedly. I am thankful for Cheryl’s vision and to be in the company of the genius of 30 other passionate, for the results of others, Purpose Peeps.”

Entrepreneurial Elevation is available in paperback format through this link.

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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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What Do Possums, Storms, Glitches, Outages & Bees Have In Common?

Last week was something–actually, the entire month was something.  From car breakdowns to weird stuff happening around the house, to creating entire posts that just disappeared like how socks disappear from the dryer to the laundry basket–something was up. The question is what is the something that was happening? What’s the story I would create around the something?

How we relate to the issue, is the issue. – Tori Hartman

Do you go into autopilot when the expectant happens? Do you have a strong fight or flight response?  That was my survival hack for most of my life and in a good way until I realized sometimes my survival gets in the way of my becoming.

There are benefits to “keepin’ it moving.” We meet with Divine timing.  We show up in boldness, understanding what it really took to get there, you know the things we often do not reveal until the Goalcast Story We also meet with kairos opportunities that we experience through the lens of synchronicity.  Man, those are great elements of a good purpose story.

And then there are times when a bunch of seemingly unrelated things occurs in rapid-fire sequence that cause us to pause.  It’s not that the things are necessarily huge, but because of the speed and timing of the events, our survival mode failsafe switch is not activated. This is especially true if we are already a little tired because of recent events, workarounds or unexpected interruptions.

What do possums, computer and software glitches, bees burrowing into external doors, major flooding and outages have in common? Yep, they are events that are distractions.  They are distractions from life, our plans, and what we were focused on before they come.

The thing about distractions is that they all have expiration dates.  When distractions jump you or pile onto you at one time and at a time when you are already outside of your normal rhythm, thecan seem like giants. When this happens, I usually recognize it when I feel that déjà vu knot in my stomach. I learned this is a signal to check out of survival mode and into check-in mode because something beyond distractions is happening.

Prior to adding Pause and Check-in to my path to purpose toolkit, when bombarded with distractions, my old story or scripting would kick in. They sound like, “this always happens when I am on a roll.” “That’s it. I must be on the wrong path.” Or quietly think, “maybe the universe does not have my back or maybe things work out for other people.” Recognizing and healing this script is how I discovered I am passionately for our purposes.

Bombarding distractions reveal our old stories and scripting that are ready to be faced and released. Distractions power up when they plug into our old stuff and commiserate with our old stories or false proof of limitations,  Distractions have no power unless we empower them through our responses.

Five days with no internet, cable and limited cell coverage offered the space to witness my old responses to disruptions and decide to unplug.  Unplugging took place with a different response.  It did not happen immediately.  Truthfully, I wore myself out resisting and trying to draw on survival hacks.  But when all options failed, I was left with my thoughts. At that point, a squeaky door to myself quietly opened and revealed a new awareness to be with before clarity began to reveal herself.

The next time your version of possums, glitches, outages, storms, and bees comes your way, consider a Pause and Check-in response.  See what is really coming up.  Distractions are going to happen. Try this analogy when distractions feel like flood and overwhelm to you:

  • Flip Over – Switch Up Your Auto-Pilot Survival Programming
  • Float On Your Back – Recalibrate & Meet Possibility
  • Give Yourself the Space to Recognize What Part of You The Distraction is Attempting To Plug Into
  • Free Yourself – Unplug And Take Your Power Back
  • Swim on in Freedom – Rejuvenated & Recharged

Dena Wiggins is a Transformational Author, MBA Resultant, 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 at www.denawiggins.com. Check out our Unlocking Programs for adults or children’s products at The Purpose Place.  Get your Purposed Resultant freemiums here!

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EP 6: 2019 The #Sparked Life: Keys To Success

The #Sparked Life Podcast
The @Sparked Life Podcast with Dena Wiggins

Hey Purpose Peeps,
Welcome to 2019! The transition from 2018 to 2019 was beautifully reflective for me. I was led to share a couple of key insights that may have a broader appeal. I call these key insights #keys2success because it requires me to be intentional about the application to get the desired result–success which I define as results that matter!
In this episode learn how:

  1. Seemingly unrelated stuff, the life stuff, comes together to weave a purposeful story
  2. The significance of Kairos messages and what they require from us
  3. Four #keys2success that I was nudged to share
  4. A keep it super simple (KISS) technique to unlock more about words that spark us
  5. Why it’s ok to take our time with setting our theme word or intention for the year
  6. Our first The Sparked Life affirmation for 2019

Purpose Peeps, I’m excited about 2019. I am thrilled to be even more intentional this year and being guided through a process to integrate my downloads and nudges. This is what happens when co-creation is in your DNA and a strategic decision for my business.
Let’s learn and grow together in 2019 livin’ The Sparked Life!
Dena,
Your Partner 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 at www.denawiggins.com  and shop A Life of Purpose® Products.

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#SparkNotes: How Do You Double The Number of Fulfilled Purpose Peeps in the Workplace by 2030?

Hey Purpose Peeps,

I owe you an apology.  I apologize for being passive about a trend that impacts all working Purpose Peeps and future working Purpose Peeps–a trend that impacts all of us.

33% of Purpose Peeps say that they are unfulfilled in the workplace. Source 2016 Workforce Purpose Index, Purpose, Imperative & LinkedIn

I’ve shared this trend but sometimes with the energy and passion of a keynote speaker who gets onto the podium, clears her voice, “ummm hmmmm,”  and begins speaking while the audience is still talking!  How empowered is that?

Speaking from my belly, this trend means that 2/3’s of us Purpose Peeps are unfulfilled at work.  Either we know it, we deny it or we’re on autopilot doing a great job of existing.  It means that we are doing all the things to check the box on success and we still don’t feel connected.  This brings up another point, we may not have the common language to express what we are feeling as unfulfillment.

Here’s the definition of fulfillment:

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I got sparked from the definition because.

  1. The definition includes the word realization.  One of my realizations is that many of us may be installing (checking the boxes, doing all the things) life and not realizing (coming back to reason) the intent of our life.
  2. The example of the definition describes many Purpose Peeps that have a vague plan for fulfillment because they have not unlocked their definition of success or their purpose code.  Riddle me this, how do you measure what you have not defined or defined well? The answer, you don’t because you can’t.  At best you try to apply measures that are not aligned with your purpose realization and are met with frustration that is difficult to unlock and unpack.

Last week I attended a gathering of Purpose Peeps at Purpose 2030 where Purpose Peeps across the globe, disciplines, industries and functions and roles met to unlock the burning question Imperative asks every day, how do we double the number of fulfilled people in the workforce by 2030?  Such a large question with a huge number of targets, Purpose Peeps who shift, requires a movement–Purpose 2030.  But before the movement, comes the revolt or the shift.

A piece of the answer to the question of how we shift this trend is realizing (there’s that impact word again) that it takes all of the Purpose Peeps.   At the start of Purpose 2030, Aaron Hurst, founder of Imperative and author of The Purpose Economy shared one of the findings from Imperatives new body of research before its upcoming release…

Are you ready?

82% of Purpose Peeps sampled in the survey understand that they are responsible for fulfillment at work!  Introduce the:

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What this means is that Purpose Peeps recognize they have the power to switch the dynamic of fulfillment at work, they just have not unlocked the how.  It’s like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz who understands the ruby slippers have power but she does not realize that she possesses the shift that unleashes the power!

 

During Purpose 2030, one of the solution design teams (yes, this is a working session) was tasked with going out and questioning random Purpose Peeps (not Purpose 2030 attendees who are already unlocked) about how they are fulfilled at work.  It required a quick reframe on what we mean by fulfillment. Here’s a fulfillment wall with their answers.

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The Purpose Peeps in this impromptu exercise were able to express an authentic fulfillment lever that they can check in with daily and throughout the day.  This mindset shift shows what is possible for what the 82% of Purpose Peeps expressed in Imperative’s upcoming research survey–we are empowered to unlock fulfillment and create it and do something about it.

This fulfillment exercise reflects the paradigm shift from focusing on engagement to focusing on fulfillment which starts from the inside out.

Purpose Peeps, test this out.

  1. From a place of curiosity with no attachment to the outcome, use the definition of fulfillment above from Dictionary.com and ask Purpose Peeps (anyone) to fill in the blank.
  2. Now go back to your organizational metrics and see if you have anything that measures outputs like this.  If you do, awesome! You are an early adopter in the Purpose 2030 movement. How are you leveraging and scaling the power of purpose in what you do within your organization? What is the activation rigor that moves the Purpose Peeps from aha moment to intended practice and mastery?

This is the difference, the gaps, between knowing you have ruby slippers, unlocking the power of the ruby slippers on your path to purpose journey (yellow brick road) and clicking the heels of the ruby slippers knowing you have the power to transform because you were transformed by knowing more about how you come alive.

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Imperative has a solution that unlocks more than the knowledge that we have keys to fulfillment to unlock.  They’ve unlocked the science of purpose and created a psychological assessment that unlocks the purpose drivers that connect Purpose Peeps with a composite of what brings fulfillment to them.  Purpose Peeps are empowered to see the value they bring and create more of it in what they do. It’s a game changer.

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Organizations that value sparked, unlocked Purpose Peeps create environments to further unlock what clicking the ruby slippers means (realizes) for Purpose Peeps across organizations (systems of Purpose Peeps) while Purpose Peeps own unlocking what this means for themselves through more mindfulness is his or her doing.

The power of purpose within organizations is multi-directional and when approached this way instead of traditional top-down methods of execution, has exponential power to deliver multiple levels of results that matter.

To learn more about unlocking the power of your ruby slippers personally or in business, check out the Unlock the Keys to Your Success And Turn Them Into Results® Programs and get YOUR custom Purpose Me Purpose Profile for you and your teams of five or more Purpose Peeps.  I hold a belief that many Purpose Peeps require some unlocking before using the assessment (going to see the wizard).  It’s like Dorothy and the other characters of The Wizard of Oz starting the story visiting the wizard in their current frame of reference versus unlocking more about themselves so what the wizard shares affirms their knowing rather than tells.  We are for realized, empowered purpose!

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 at www.denawiggins.com  and shop A Life of Purpose® Products.  Save the date, October 18 – 19, 2019, Purpose 2030 in San Francisco, CA.

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Spark Notes: The Resonance of Purpose – What is your vibration?

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

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The Resonance Lens of Purpose

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The resonance of purpose speaks to the vibration you feel or sense when you are on your path to purpose.  The resonance of purpose is a trusted guide that is an informal litmus test–yes or no, stop or continue, good for me or not.

Resonance is not a function of thought, it is a deeper knowing that is felt.

Resonance is a key to unlocking intuition.  When we vibe with a person, place, thing or idea, we trust that it is for us even if how it is for us is not revealed in the moment.  The Key of Trust works nicely with resonance because we may not fully understand what is next on our journey to purpose, resonance affirms where we are and the direction we are headed.

What is interesting about resonance is that it teaches us our frequency.  If you think about frequency like tuning into a station on the radio, our frequency comes in loud and strong.  It is music we like and can relate to.  Conversely, when we are not on our frequency, the vibration and sounds have static and we find ourselves adjusting trying to get better sound to make the frequency work.

I have met amazing and diverse Purpose Peeps through resonance.  When guided by resonance, something sparked my curiosity and I pursued it through information and Purpose Peeps to understand more.  Over time these experiences combined to form clarity about my next inspired action or the communities that really jazz and inspire me.

Resonance is gift and powerful tool when learning about what truly makes you come alive.

What are your experiences with resonance on your path to purpose?  Engage. Share below.

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.

Learn more about Unlocking The Keys To Your Success Personally and in Business. Shop A Life of Purpose® Products.