Purpose, Questioning, Spark

#SparkNotes: Plans Deferred But Not Forgotten

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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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#SparkNotes: What are your leave behinds that let others know you were here?

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When my son was about four, he was a handful!  One day I noticed a trail of reddish little hand prints trailing a major wall in our home.  This wall gained the greatest amount of sunlight as it faced a huge window in the foyer.

When I asked my son in a shocked tone of questions, “what happened? Why did you do this? Are you ok? What is that?”

Without hesitation, my son replied, “oh, that’s my special stuff so everyone will know I was here.” This was followed by a big smile, huge dimples and a shrug as if he was saying doesn’t everyone leave a mark of their special stuff.

What is your “special stuff” that leaves your mark so everyone knows you are here?  Notice I did not say were here.

You don’t have to wait!  Like my son, you and I can start messy while figuring it out and we can leave our mark ALL along the way.  Our traces, our breadcrumbs, our hiccups are powerful leave behinds as a demonstration that you started, you tripped over yourself, kept going and figured it out.  Isn’t it cool to think that just starting is serving and helping others know they are not alone on the Path to Purpose?

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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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Purpose, Questioning, Spark

#SparkNotes: What’s it for? Does the work you do solve the problem you’re actually seeking to solve?

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What a juicy question!!  There’s nothing like a good question to interrupt our thinking and stop us in our tracks.

The first one, what’s it for?  Are we laboring in vain or are we laboring (this is not the conversation about working smart or productivity hacks) to solve the problems we actually seek to solve?

Do you know your why?  Is it reflected in the choices you make, the inspired action you take and the way you show up in life?  Your answer is one of the main differences between living a sparked life of purpose or living a life of existing between the weekends when we catch up and have spark moments that are full-filling.  But what about your sparked life?

The first step in any hero’s journey is to have a goal, a desire before she can clearly see the problem, the gap between that goal and where to start.  But in EVERY hero’s journey she starts!  

Do you know the problem you are sparked and equipped to solve? Did you know that you are a source to a unique solution? Many are asking the same or similar magnitude questions.  There are resources and Sparked Purpose Peeps who are sharing what we’ve learned and guide you to connecting to your next aha and step of inspired action.

I offer solutions to support you in answering your big questions and shifting to align with your authentic answers.  Learn more about Unlocking The Keys To Your Success Personally and in Business.  Online programs available here!

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

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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.

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

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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.