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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 www.denawiggins.com.

Enjoy your #sparked life now!

Dena For Your Purpose

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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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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#SparkNotes: What Happens When You’re in a Transformative Process?

Hey Purpose Peeps,

Don’t you love how nature and natural processes teach us about life?  One of my favorites is transformation revealed through the life of the butterfly.  There’s so much juicy wisdom shared by watching this phenomenal process.

Over time, some deeper lessons began to reveal themselves.

Embrace life lessons that circle back, not as repeats but deeper dives.

Sometimes change just sucks.  Yes, I called the elephant in the room out.  There are times when you can catch a glimpse of the other side of whatever change is occurring.  Then there are the times that Purpose Peeps tend to discuss through hindsight–after they’ve gotten through some really difficult times.

Consider our friend, the caterpillar.  What if she does not know she’s a caterpillar changing into a butterfly?  What if she did not have a butterfly mentoring her and educating her about the process, “when you are hundreds of times your size, it’s because you need the weight and the fuel to source your change. and by the way you will experience this change in a cocoon or isolation, so get your meditation together for the journey.” What if the caterpillar did not anticipate the change taking so long and gives up before the next phase?

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These are real periods in a transformation that when we look back on our journey as Purpose Peeps are clear but while we’re going through it, we may feel lost or unsure.  It’s a thing. It’s real. It’s coming up in several conversations with Purpose Peeps that have been through several iterations of major change and it is still happening.  What’s interesting is that it takes a minute to recognize this signpost.

If you are experiencing an ugghhhhh period where you are in your purposed transformation and yet you feel lost in the process, consider these things:

  1. KNOW you are in a purposed transformation.  Whether you identify with the story of the butterfly or the duckling transforming to a swan, there is a point that you have to give up your old identity to take on your new identity.  There is a lot you don’t know and it’s ok.  You will learn but you have to let go and have faith in your purposed transformation otherwise it will stall because your mindset is unaligned with what is happening.  Sometimes the only thing you know is that you’re in a purposed cocoon of process.
  2. BE with your purposed transformation.  Be with the ambiguity, the discomfort, and the frustration. Being with it, just as it is, offers truth to the courageous journey you are experiencing. Offer some sincere asks.  You may need some new resources for this leg of your purposed transformation and if you continue to use your current toolbox, or deny your experience, you’ll continue to be met with frustration.
  3. DO your purposed transformation.  This means do your version of it.  Many Purpose Peeps may offer their best thinking and tools and yet you still have to surrender to YOUR process.  Consider our offerings as frameworks or skeletons that still need to be filled, nourished and completed by you.  Like our friend the butterfly, from the outside, looking in, we see and acknowledge the phases.  What is unknown are the individual requirements of that caterpillar in that process to become that butterfly.  What did she give up that she did not know she would have to surrender to complete her process?  What happens if she does not fly on the first try?  What if she did not stay in her cocoon and got distracted, how does she re-engage in her process?  Processes can be similar and unique at the same time.

Living our life purpose is miraculous.  Just as every time we see a butterfly swoop by us, we marvel at its miracle of making it through.  As the quote from Dr. Angelou suggests, it is ok to admit the changes it took for that miracle we are witnessing just as it’s ok to admit the requirements of our purposed transformations.

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Can I go deeper with my entrepreneur or CEO Purpose Peeps?

Here’s a #keytosuccess that I am learning… If you are an entrepreneur or CEO and feel like what you are creating and building feels stuck, stalled or inconsistent (strong starts, fizzles and leveling but not a progressive cycle), one reason could be YOU.

The first transformation that exists in your business is your transformation.   Can you imagine the caterpillar building while it is in transition?  

If this is you Purpose Peep, check into what is going on with you.  What you are experiencing could be the next level of product or service for your business and the key is to continue your journey and what life is teaching you before leveraging it into your business.  This principle is true whether your offerings are B2C or B2B. And Purpose Peeps, I have tried to avoid challenging periods of transformation by going off and creating something new.  Have you experienced this?

As Purpose Peeps, so much of ourselves go into what we are doing.  When I was licensed as a strategic planning facilitator, my licensor created an element called the Owners Personal Definition of Success.  This strategic choice came from the CEO and was his/her personal stamp that is woven into the strategy and operations of the entity.   This process and its strategic inclusion yield competitive advantage because it is the mojo, the fire behind the services an entity provides or what it manufactures or sells.  This is the life energy that connects everyone in the buying or production cycle together.  Now, Purpose Peeps call the Owner’s Definition of Success it’s “Why” or the purpose of an organization or business differing from its mission.

Consider if you are that Purpose Peep CEO defining your definition for success for the entity or honing in on its laser-sharp why…   And are experiencing a shift while leading the charge on how to grow the entity…  And the entity is experiencing bumps and hurdles that you and your team could normally problem solve and shift.  Perhaps the shift this challenge is leading you to is to YOUand some refining is taking place with your underlying purpose.

Remember purpose unfolds.  Purpose evolves over time.  It’s not only ok but brilliant to check in and engage in some questioning to ensure you are in alignment with its direction.  When you are clearer, your way forward in all areas including your business or organization is clearer.

As resultants, we know our organizations and businesses shift to recognize and leverage internal and external environmental factors.  What if your organization or business is growing through to another level of purpose or shifting purpose in a major way? Who is responsible for sensing this subtle and often elusive shift?  Purpose Peep, this level of strategy begins with you.  This skillset is keenly important if you are passionate about innovation and being an early adopter in your field or industry.

The innovative Purpose Peep senses the call to transform before it becomes  a change with mass appeal.  If this is you, part of your purpose is to lead transformations and building this sense is a requirement of your purpose path.

To learn more about unlocking your “why” 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.

 

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.

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#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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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 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 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