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EP19: The #Sparked Life Podcast: The Connection Between Purpose & Race Relations With Donald Jenkins

2020 continues to be a year of vision in which the world is seeing injustices with new eyes and developing a passionate voice and stand for systemic change, especially in the area of race relations.  As the world witnessed the brutal murders of two Black men via video, the outcry has been heard around the world.  An authentic question for the sparked life community is how do these events live within our sparked life?

Donald Jenkins, the CEO of Purpose Development Institute has a unique answer to that question.  His perspective is that this time in history is revealing the Purpose Deficit Disorder™ that is at the root of the problem of racism.  Focusing on our purpose development in a way that draws from our deep wells of purpose is the key to unlock the grit, commitment, and tools to galvanize the action steps and momentum beyond the protests.

How did Mr. Jenkins develop this insight? How did he tap into his deep wells of purpose? In this episode of The #Sparked Life, we will hear the purpose story behind the soulution that led to the movement.  What movement?  Check out Donald Jenkin’s book, Building The Super Race™: Shaping Race Relations Through Purpose DevelopmentGet the book to learn the six steps to sustainable change in race relations. www.pdiatl.com

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Donald Jenkins is co-founder and CEO of Purpose Development Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.  Mr. Jenkins has spent 30 years and well over 20,000 hours researching deficiencies in human development and growth to create solutions for helping people and organizations reach the highest growth potential.  His vision for the Super Race™ Movement is to mobilize the world to explore the genius of purpose to end social injustices.

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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’s Going On From A Personal Purpose Perspective?

As we tune in around the world during this unprecedented time, let’s tune in to what’s going on with us individually as Purpose Peeps.  Purpose Peeps enjoy living lives of intention and meaning, but what happens during a large amount of change when we are connecting the dots of our life to survive a major life event?  Let’s have a real talk moment and unpack a lens or perspective into what is going on intimately within us.

There’s no shortage of impact and if-then scenarios given a spectrum of considerations–health, relationships, finances, community, basic needs, family–you name it, there is something to consider.  From a purpose perspective, what is your assignment at this time?

The lens I offer is one focusing on being rather than what action to take.  If in the middle of all the balls we are juggling, we can ground ourselves in what’s up for us, it may allow more capacity to respond rather than react.

In my small group, we had a What’s Going On mastermind and unlocked four types of purpose assignments based on what type of purpose clarity you are experiencing.  Just focusing on the basics of inner and outer purpose clarity allows a window into what this event is revealing to you about you and your placement in the world beyond you.

Is your purpose assignment:

  • Cocooning
  • Reconnecting
  • Rebuilding
  • Guiding (First Responder)/Second Responder

This is a framework, a facilitation tool that allows you to organize your life experience in a way to manage the change and partner with it.  This will not tell you the answer to what shifted but rather what type of shift you are experiencing.  We have to travel the journey but at least we know what type of into me I see journey you are experiencing.

Check out the presentation below.  Bookmark my COVID19 Support page or connect with me on social media @DenaForYourPurpose as we will continue to unlock more about the type of purpose assignment is available for you during this time.  Let’s graduate together.

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EP 16: The #Sparked Life Podcast – The Elephant In The Room Of Your Sparked Life

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Many of us are experiencing an uninvited guest in our sparked life–it’s an elephant in the room!  The more we try to ignore it, bypass it, positive think it, optimism it, or try to jump on its back and drive it out; it looks at us and enters another room in our lives.

COVID-19 is the Divine storm and its disruption is the elephant moving through the rooms of our lives. Daily we see rooms we thought were off-limits being entered.  That signals the depth of shifts and changes required to weather this storm.

So how do we still live our sparked lives, now, while also being present to the Divine storm that brought the elephant in our rooms? We are learning our way through and being present for answers that are bubbling up.  This episode shares a few that are popping up in our no BS zone!

Let’s unlock:

  • The nature of Divine storms
  • The purpose of elephants in our rooms
  • What Divine storms reveal
  • The importance of putting on our safety vests
  • How to tap into our sustaining factor
  • How our faith muscle is being strengthened

Purpose Peeps, no homework this time.  We are all doing the work in adjusting our lives, hearts, and perspective as we weather this storm–together.  What’s bubbling up for you?  What sacred truths are you living out loud through this experience? How is your faith muscle being strengthened? Check out the episode on iTunes and other mediums.

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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If sparks ignite, why am I stuck?

I just got sparked! Just proclaiming that statement has a ring of excitement.  Imagine seeing a jolt of spark or lightening connecting us and causing our bodies to jump in response!

I got sparked

Although the beginning of the sparked story can be a thriller, it’s what happens next that takes us to the really good stuff.  It’s what happens next that is the difference between knowing we got sparked to being with the spark and moving to sparked or inspired doing.

Our response to getting sparked determines if we unlock the intention of the spark.

It may take a minute to recognize our spark language.  Everyone has his or her own type.  It’s the way life gets our attention.  Once we move from realizing synchronicity is not random and deja vous moments could be our current self being sparked by a gift from our future self, we tune into our spark language.

Tuning into our sparked language allows us to engage more with the sparks. And yet there is more to the spark.  Your spark introduces you to its Purpose Partner–nudges.

Nudges are the gentle prods and push that happen after we are sparked.  Sparks are disruptive and ignite something inside and nudges inform us by moving us into the direction of the intention of the spark.

Sparks ignite and are disruptive and nudges allow us to be present with the nature of the spark.  Nudges require presence and awareness to recognize them.

Here is where things get juicy. Without responding to our spark with inspired action that supports the direction of the spark, the spark will fizzle out.

Here are three keys to unlock following your sparks:

  • Sparks may seem positive or negative to you but they are always disruptive.  The nature of the spark is to disrupt a pattern that ignites something within us.
  • Sparks require responses in order to sustain the spark.  Acknowledging the spark is a great response if you don’t know what action to take.  Acknowledgment is a first and powerful action step.
  • Nudges require presence and awareness.  Set an intention to understand your spark.  Respond to the soft pushes that pull you in different or unfamiliar directions.  The spark is here to change and shift us towards new possibilities on our journey to our highest reality.

One of the biggest reasons we may be stuck after being sparked is because we perceive the requirements to align with it as fearful, nonsensical or misaligned with our current path.  Consider that we first meet the spark with our current understanding and wisdom.  Shifting our mindset that sparks gift us with changes that are for us allows us to respond with the sparks and nudges instead of resisting them.

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.   Shop A Life of Purpose® Products and children’s products at The Purpose Place.

 

 

 

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Spark Notes: Is There a Journey You Could Take Without a Map?

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

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Could you take a journey without a map? Before 2010, my answer would have been, no, after all my business is Success By Planning.  But then I surrendered to a new experience of being a student in life and I learned an alternative answer.

When the student is ready, the teacher arrives.

2010 began my most significant period of change.  Change came in every part of my life and shifted what I thought was the core of my identity.  Initially, I thought the changes were to me and not for me.  I thought that the changes were unrelated.  Ultimately, I thought the changes were my undoing.

Over time, instead of so much thinking, I began to ask some big questions.  I am a person of faith, so my sincere asks, or prayers were at first polite questions.  The more the pressures of life intensified, the less polite my questions were.  My questioning moved to the heart of my circumstances.

The responses to my questions were nudges to take inspired action.  I learned the definition of inspired action by experience.  Because I was so conditioned to plan, it took faith steps of inspired action for me to move just because I received a prompt and not a full plan.  And none of the inspired action steps resided in my comfort zone.

As this exchange intensified–surrender to sincere ask to an inspired action response–I began to see a pattern.  I ended up doing things that energized me and served others.  I ended up in the right place at the right time to meet opportunities and other people who I really resonate with.

Because of my experience, my programs begin with sincere asks as a reset before setting intention. Transformation requires shifts and without being surrendered to an emerging direction, it is easy to believe you are transforming but it is really just redressing something that still lives in what you are called to transform from.

I can not say exactly when it clicked, but one day I realized that there is a path to purpose and it is a journey that I can not plan but rather surrender to it.  I realized that I am traveling to fulfillment and each time I make decisions and move in alignment with what is being revealed about me, I felt fulfillment.  I felt joy. I felt peace. I felt belonging. I felt purposeful. I was impactful on the path to purpose, I did not have to wait for arrival.  This is how I learned that purpose unfolds.

What is interesting about a journey like this is that I did not have to seek external validation. Honestly, when I tried, it did not work! Because there was no prescribed map, I got to have my own experience to understand what makes me tick, to understand my drivers and to gain clarity about what is most important to me that is a part of my unique blueprint.

Now when I view existing maps from other travelers sharing what they are learning and have the honor of creating some from my experiences, they are viewed through my transformed outlook.  This was one introduction to a new outlook leads to new results.

This is how my ongoing journey without a map appeared in my awareness.  Oh, and there is also a part of journeying without a map that is beautiful and transformative in the creative process as well.  In this process you kind of have an idea about where you are going but you tap into something greater and your idea becomes something so much more than you could have anticipated.

Sounds like the beginning to a great story!

What is your answer? What is your experience with journeying without a map? I’d love to know.  Please engage in the comments.

XO,

Dena, Your Sister in Purpose

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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