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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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Announcing the Release of Entrepreneurial Elevation

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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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EP 11: Following Your Sparks, The #Sparked Life Podcast With Dena Wiggins

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The #Sparked Life Podcast with Dena Wiggins

Hello Purpose Peeps!

In this episode, we explore one of the gifts of living The #Sparked Life now–following your sparks!

We unlock:

  • How we were being guided to this discussion at the perfect time (kairos)
  • The reason why the intentional practice of following your sparks is so important, right now
  • The real on what it feels like to get started
  • My true story of the power of following your sparks
  • How sparks are amazing gifts
  • What following your sparks have to do with a realization mindset

Because we are resultants, we always have a homework assignment to turn our ahas into results that matter.  And because we are purposed we have a new affirmation to allow this experience to penetrate our heart space and shift our mindset.

If you love this episode, you will love my chapter in a new anthology project called: Entrepreneurial Elevation: 31 Strategic Lessons & Personal Stories By Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs, created with the vision of renowned speaker, entrepreneur and coach, Cheryl Wood.  Share your experience below or on the podcast post on social media @denaforyourpurpose or @dena4urpurpose on Twitter.

Share your experience below or on the podcast post on social media @denaforyourpurpose or @dena4urpurpose on Twitter.

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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The #Sparked Life Podcast EP 10: The Purpose & Power of Your Story

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Hello Purpose Peeps!

In this episode of The #Sparked Life, we unlock the purpose and power of our stories.  This is a great follow-on from recent episodes!

In our last time together, we unlocked the milestones in our story that reveal what we are graced for.  Then we layered our experience map with our distractions that we experienced and how we perceived them at the time.  Our homework after this session will be adding our major relationships!

I am so excited to share more about my purpose story and how I experientially learned the power of the sparked life mindset and intention.  Check out how these lessons were reinforced with recent events.  Purpose Peeps, this is sooooo juicy like biting into a Georgia peach!

Build Awareness

  • How purpose unfolds
  • How we relate to life events
  • Affirming synchronicity

Intentional Practice

  • Choosing to have the sparked life mindset and intention is a choice
  • Adding the relationship lens to our path to purpose story
  • The duality of living the authenticity of your stories and experiencing the bigger messages

Mastery

  • What are the themes do you see?
  • What are your breakthrough patterns?

Share your experience below or on the podcast post on social media @denaforyourpurpose or @dena4urpurpose on Twitter.

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

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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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