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EP 9: The #Sparked Life: How Distractions Serve Your Sparked Life

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

Hey Purpose Peeps!

In this episode of The #Sparked Life, we have a real-life experience of how April showers bring May flowers! You know how we say things so frequently that they lose their impact?  Today, at the beginning of May we will have a purposed resultant experience to revive to the power of processes that are for us!

What’s required for this revival? Great question.

What is required is a mindset shift about our relationship with the distractions in our lives.  In this episode, we will have a Cross Pollination Key To Success experience.  Cross Pollination occurs when we combine things that do not seemingly go together to create something new. This is the secret sauce process of good strategy and we are applying it to our personal strategy to leverage everything living the sparked life has to offer!

Discover:

  • The process to unlock distractions
  • Mindset shift about distractions
  • How to integrate distractions into our Sparked Life toolkit
  • To fully realize the purpose of distractions

Our exercise is a carryover from episode 8, What Are You Graced For. It’s powerful and will allow you to see how April showers brought forth May flowers in your life, repeatedly through evidence of your life story.  This element of The #Sparked Life toolkit does not replace faith, which activates by believing before you see it; instead, it activates bigger faith through your story until now! Bigger faith allows you to take bigger inspired action steps towards your results that matter.

Pay it forward and share with other Purpose Peeps who need a sparked life aha quickly followed with some steps and exploration to make the aha stick and integrate into their lives! Don’t forget to subscribe!

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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Spark Notes: The Experiences of Purpose – What happens when you know life is teaching you?

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

The Experiences Lens of Purpose

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What happens when you realize life has been teaching you and there are patterns to your lessons?  What happens when you get out of your stories and gain the vision to see the movie playing of your life?  What happens when you deeply embrace that all things are working for your good or the universe has your back?

The answer is clarity of purpose.

Everything has purpose?

Just as nature teaches us about the circle of life, all aspects of our life have purpose.  There is messaging for us in the good, the bad and the neutral of our lives.  We are were formed with intention and life serves that intention.

Your experiences flavor your purpose.  You have a unique perspective.  

#TrueConfessions… I unconsciously tried to use purpose to hide from the experiences I did not like about my life.  You know those things that pop up when you are unsure, make a “mistake,” or get “triggered.”  What I have learned along my path to purpose is that those very things are what flavors my purpose and gives me a unique purpose perspective.  If I never did ____________________, then I would not know __________________ or understand my key to success of __________________.  We can all fill in the blanks! That sentence is the reverse of If this _______________________ did not happen, then I wouldn’t have responded this ________________________ way and my life would not be stuck in ___________________________ this way.  I believe it and created a methodology around it for individuals and businesses.

You can be in a room full of people with similar purposes and the difference lives in the who and how of your solutions.  A part of that difference lives in your unique experiences and the solutions or edge to your solutions birthed from your experiences.

How?

The key is to create some spaciousness around our stories–our glory stories and the ones we only retell in our minds.  We just need a framework and support to revisit them as viewers and not in the story for our wisdom to drop.

Can you imagine being in a movie and watching the movie at the same time?  Consider the different perspective of actually being in the movie, true reality filming, rather than in the audience.  This is the Key of Perspective in action.

You also need divine support.  I needed to leverage my divine resources to safely walk with me and allow me to untie some of the knots in my life.  We all have access to these resources that don’t tell but walk with us and hold space for us to really see.

Have you ever had a really difficult knot you were trying to untie?  The first thing you do is start pulling, gently so that you can loosen the knot to really see the source of entanglement.  We also need spaciousness to unlock our keys to success from our stories and experiences, especially the stories that are tightly bound with our identities.

Yes, I said it! I used the identity word.  Some identities are true self and some identities are “it was true then” self or short-term solutions or ways of being that no longer work for us.  Some identities are not ours just conditioning, or masks we wear to hide or to blend in like chameleons.

Our experiences shine the light on our true self and what we will take a stand for.

We’ve heard the stories about parents who performed logic-defying feats to save their children.  We’ve heard about men and women who bravely executed solutions during crises.  You have your own stories that are sometimes shrouded in survival and you may not see your own plot twist because you are still focused the people, places and things that placed you in survival mode or twisted you in knots.

Whatever you placed in the blanks in the sentences above, if you are reading these words, you at minimum survived it!  Not only did you survive it, you learned some things about yourself and life in the process that are leveragable, meaning reusable without the attachment to the story.

Conversely, if you are still looking in the rear view mirror living when you caught the unbelievable touch down XX years ago, you still have winning available to you in the present and future!  Moving forward while looking in the rear view mirror will lead to accidents and missing the beauty that is present and available to you right now.

I love when Oprah says, “when you learn the lesson, move on!” I would add,

“when you learn the lesson, gather your keys to your life, bless the lesson and move on!  Your purpose is in the keys.

Learn my technique of reviewing your experiences with divine support and gathering your keys in the Unlock! Me Review available as my gift to you to begin to unlock your insight, knowledge and purpose from your life experiences.  If you need some stronger support from medical and psychological professionals to begin your unlocking process, go invest now.  You are ready. You know where to start.

Learn more about Unlocking The Keys To Your Success Personally and in Business.  Online programs available soon!

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.

 

 

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Spark Notes: The Spark of Purpose – What makes you come alive?

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

The Spark Lens of Purpose

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As a card-carrying member of the Rah-Rah Club of Motivation, being sparked really jazzes me!  And yet sparked moments are more than snapshots of clarity, an aha or a time when we connect with our code of genius–if we recognize and leverage them.

What sparks you?

When you connect with a core truth it literally sparks you.  Have you ever had an inspired thought that when it landed, you exclaimed, “that’s it” and that’s it turned into a flood a flow of creative ideas?  Yes? You were sparked.

When we explore purpose through the lens of spark, spark is a verb that means ignite. And when we spark, we emit sparks that ignite others.  Remember from the Lens of Oxygen, purpose produces.

If spark is a verb, then it is in action.  As you consume your purpose diet of knowledge and practice, you will be sparked.  When you are actively engaged in purpose activities and service, you will be sparked.   When you are in close proximity to something vital to your purpose, you will be sparked. What is important about sparks is that they always lead to more.

Previously, we discussed the star formation as it relates to purpose.  The star whose origin was dust, took millions of years to spark so that we can see its brilliance.  But the story of the star did not end at brilliance! The star could provide direction or is part of a system or cluster of stars that tells a bigger story.  This is how purpose unfolds.  This is how your sparked experiences unfold.

In my book Divine Spark, I discuss spark moments leveraging the story of Mary and Elizabeth from the Holy Bible. The purposes that Mary and Elizabeth would bring into the world were so great that when they came in close proximity to one another without knowing of their miraculous pregnancies, they sparked and caused the babies in their wombs to leap!

Another aspect of sparked relationships comes from one of my favorite scriptures, Proverbs 27:17, “Just like iron forms iron, man forms man.”  Iron sharpens iron and causes sparks and friction when it happens.

Some spark relationships cause friction and the purpose of the friction is to spark something anew that sharpens the insight, knowledge and understanding in one another.

What makes you come alive?

Have you ever felt that you were living but you were not alive? Have you noticed people around you that are so busy with life and are in movement and yet when you look into their eyes, they are dull? Perhaps I recognize it because I’ve lived through this version of existing.  My life began to change when I declared, “enough with this existing, there has to be more.”  Quickly followed by some sincere asks and quieting to really hear and receive responses.

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What are your life defibrillators?

Note what it feels like in your body when you are sparked.  My eyes widen.  My pulse races.  I actually feel a shock in my heart space.  This experience made me realize this aspect of purpose is like a life defibrillator.

Defibrillators shock the heart back into its rhythm.  Sometimes life and our responses to life events cause our hearts to function but not optimally.  Metaphorically, we can have a heart dis ease that forms from disagreeing with an inauthentic aspect of our life.  Purpose sparks and shocks our heart to begin to beat again with our natural rhythm.  That rhythm becomes our authenticity litmus test.

Being sparked may be exciting or it may be disruptive depending on what is rubbing against our life to cause us to spark.  Trust that being sparked is for you, whether it is easily understood or requires some sincere asks and contemplation for it to begin to unfold with meaning you can respond to.

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.

 

 

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Spark Notes: The Oxygen of Purpose – What brings energy to your life?

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

The Oxygen Lens of Purpose

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Oxygen is a necessity for life.  This aspect of purpose moves from a nice to experience to a vital requirement.  The end phase of how our body processes oxygen is that it produces energy.

Why purpose produces energy in your life?

On the path to purpose, one of the reasons we can lose time with something we are passionate about is that we are energized by what we are doing!  Even if we are exerting energy in this area, the energy we receive back is equal if not more than we are exerting. Have you experienced this? You are amazed by the passing of time and what you’ve accomplished and yet you’re not tired, you are jazzed!

Purpose energizes us.  It also energizes those around us by being a demonstration of being excited, sparked and moved into action.

We take care of our body through our purpose diet and we produce energy through taking purposeful action.  Purpose is a source function. If you are unsure about purpose, check in with how your body is responding to your activity or manner of being.  Are you expansive?  Do you have greater energy? Do you feel restricted and drained? Even when faced with challenges on the path to purpose, there is a flow of energy to resolve the challenges and find solutions.

The key to success with this lens is that it requires practice.  It is difficult to determine what does and does not bring energy to us if we are not actively engaged in curiosity and motion.  Every move brings you closer to understanding more about what makes you come alive and leveraged in service to others.

If you want some breathing space, hanging out with Purpose Peeps is a great way to expand! Knowing there is a community exploring purpose and actively pursuing insight and clarity will give some space.  Producers of energy want to inspire others to tune into their version of the same results.

Purpose is a journey and not a race. Stretch those lungs and take in some oxygen. Let it feed your soul and energize your next step.

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.

 

 

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Spark Notes: The Promises of Purpose – What are your purpose promises?

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

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The Promises Lens of Purpose

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A promise is an assurance.  One can count on a promise.  When considering our purpose, the journey to connect with our purpose and the courage to take action and live out our purpose; knowing assurances is an anchor.

Why Faith Tradition?

My grandfather was a wise man who almost lived to be 100.  He taught us, “if you want to know how something works, go to its creator.” In addition he would say, “if you want the best understanding, go to the source.”

My faith tradition is at the core of who I am.  As a resultant, one who is focused on fully realized purpose, I agree with my grandfather and I go to my Source.

Knowing that I was created with a specific plan in mind lends sacredness to my path to purpose journey.  This sacredness allows me to trust, be in surrender, and to journey without having a map because I know one exists for me to tap into.

As a Conscious Follower of Jesus Christ, there are many biblical promises about purpose, here are several of my favorites:

  • Jeremiah 29:11:  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  • Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.
  • Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this,  He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
  • James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

In addition to my favorite scriptures, there are many stories of purpose in the Holy Bible that are relevant today.

Why is sacredness important on your path to purpose?

Our path to purpose can be challenging.  Many experience the sheer excitement and bliss when we consciously witness purpose operating in our lives.  And as we move from awareness into practice (remember the process in the process), we face some decisions that support stop, start and continue activities to move forward with our purpose.

Imagine some of the decisions Dr. King made to live his purpose. Can you imagine having a strong suspicion that your days were limited and yet pressing forward? Dr. King is an outstanding example and teaches the principle of being pulled by purpose or your unutterable fulfillment.

We do not have to lead a revolutionary movement to have challenges that expand us. When the requirements of purpose:

  • move us out of our comfort zone,
  • cause us to exchange our long-held false identities for the authenticity of who we are,
  • make shifts and boundaries in relationships,
  • cause us to take stands that may change perceptions,
  • call for unpopular decisions and perspectives,
  • change lifestyles

what will you rely upon to anchor you while you are expanding?

Think of every hero’s story, there is always a cross-road when the heroine makes a shift that pivots the story.  Our assurances and promises that continue to speak and guide beyond the sacred text can be leverageable!  As results-oriented Purpose Peeps, we extract and leverage.  When we offer our sincere asks from a place of love and humility and they are answered in a personal and intimate way that is beyond our understanding of possibility, it is a treasured gift.

In my most candid video (warning it’s a long one) I talk about a Divine Download (something miraculously appearing in my awareness) I received and am actively unlocking–being a soul having a human experience.  It reminds me of the scripture Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you and set you apart.” Wow, God knew my soul before I was formed as a human being.  Who better to connect with about my purpose as a human being than the One who formed me and knew me as a soul?

 

What promises or assurances about purpose anchor you on your path to purpose?  Please share your experiences.

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.