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EP 20: The #Sparked Life: Life Shifts With Brandon Peele



Purpose Peeps,

During these unique times, you may be experiencing some emerging truths.  These truths bubble up on the inside and shake up our lives.  You may be thinking, do I really need any more disruption during a global pandemic and unprecedented social justice uprising, and whatever else is on our watch? It is during these times you can gain clarity on what you take a stand for and tap into what will sustain you during the marathon required for significant change.

Like the lotus flower that grows through muddy waters, these emerging thoughts are unclear, perhaps nudges that something is shifting.  And this process does not come with an instruction manual and can be beautifully messy!

During this episode, we have Purpose Peep, Brandon Peele with us.  Brandon lives and breathes purpose. Listen as Brandon takes us through some recent inner shifts.  We touch on some of the inner work that is happening within us that is shaping our responses to the clarion calls for we hear sounding loudly for change.

Purpose Peeps, there is homework! Apply Brandon’s heart-centered advice to arrive at your authentic and intentional action towards your vision of flourishing.

Brandon Peele (he/him) is a Midwesterner, best-selling author, international speaker, the Vice President, People Science at ion Learning. He has written / co-written 4 books on purpose activation, and worked with many organizations to activate purpose-led and inclusive cultures. He has also taught at several universities and has had his work featured in media outlets such as Forbes, U.S. News and World Report and Conscious Company Magazine.

Brandon is a PGI Certified Purpose Guide™, Imperative Certified Purpose Leader™, serves on the Council of the Global Purpose Leaders and has an MBA in Leadership from Columbia Business School. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Stephanie.  To connect with Brandon, visit his website www.BrandonPeele.com.

Dena Wiggins (she/her) is a Best-Selling Transformational Author and MBA informed Purpose Doula. She wholeheartedly believes that purpose is the birthright of humanity and intentionally refers to all of humanity as Purpose Peeps.  Dena’s sweet spot of service is to transform the many ways of living survival as a lifestyle into the many ways of living thriving lives of purpose.  This shift is vital to members of BIPOC communities who have experienced systemic oppression as well as doing our individual and collective parts to the end intentional oppression that is the antithesis of thriving lives of purpose.  Her style is to be a voice of shared experience meeting clients where they are on their sacred path to purpose journeys with empowering frameworks reflective of her lived experiences, Divine guidance, and learnings in–spirituality, facilitation, purpose, and strategy–all working in service of clients delivering their purposeful expression into the world.  Learn more and grow in connection at www.denawiggins.com.

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The #Sparked Life Podcast: EP19 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

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.

Check out our COVID19 Sparked Life Support here.

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.

IKIGAI As A Purposed Resultant Program

Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper

Freemiums For Your Purpose

The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps

A Life of Purpose Products

 

 


EP: 18 When Tragedy Births Purpose, The #Sparked Life Podcast



When the unthinkable happens, we are built to respond in fight, flight, or freeze.  Our bodies are wired to slow down, conserve energy and limit our view to what is right in front of us. Remarkably, when tragedy happens, there are some Purpose Peeps who shift to evolve tragedy into some of the most purposeful action. Somehow they shift to see possibility in the middle of impossible grief.

As we are months into the world’s response to the COVID19 pandemic, many of us are experiencing the extreme stressors of the attack on human life as well as the painful requirements to reduce its impact.  During this time, the ailments of our time are revealed in full view as the capacity of the world is too full and stretched to cover them.

During the last weeks, the world mourned with the family of Ahmaud Arbery as we watched video of his murder amongst growing public outcry.  Let me ask the question that is the elephant in the room, does the sparked life matter and exist within such difficult and challenging times?  While the world is in survival mode, is thriving an option?

Thanks to a friend sharing his heartbreak about Ahmaud’s murder, I was reminded of a part of my purpose story, my family history, that is so painful I locked it away.  Locked away with that pain and trauma is also the story of a family hero who in the face of indescribable pain, weaved an amazing story of love, purpose, and social advocacy.

I am thrilled that The #Sparked Life Podcast’s first interview format features a painfully complex and beautiful purpose story that will help us answer some of the big questions many have during this challenging time of history.  Please open your hearts and hear a story of a tragedy that birthed purpose and societal change with Mr. Kenneth Barnes, Sr., Community Leader, Purpose Prize Fellow, Founder of Reaching Out to Others Together (ROOT Inc.) and father.

Check out our COVID19 Sparked Life Support here.

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.

IKIGAI As A Purposed Resultant Program

Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper

Freemiums For Your Purpose

The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps

A Life of Purpose Products

 

 


EP 17: Survival Is NOT The Enemy, The #Sparked Life Podcast



Purpose Peep,

Have you heard statements that pit surviving against thriving?  Some sound like, “go from surviving to thriving.” I went so far in one of my tag lines to say, “end survival as a lifestyle to thrive in your life of purpose.”  During my time of exploring yes/and strategies did I hear the divide and could see another possibility.

Surviving and thriving are not at war with one another or at opposite ends of a spectrum.  We are wired to kick into survival mode when needed and to return to our homestate when the danger is no longer present.  The issue lies in staying in survival mode in a defensive posture, which can be problematic to thriving in life, which requires being open, vulnerable and available to our path to purpose journey and experiences.

I realized my desired outcome for myself and clients is not to end survival as a lifestyle but to transform survival as a lifestyle by letting it be just what it is–a temporary strategy.  We are all living through temporary survival strategies as our response to the COVID19 pandemic.  Life will shift as we live and heal through this experience.

I believe that as we cocreate our new normal, what we learn and cultivate during this time will become the bedrock, the strong foundation, for what will come.  In this episode, let’s unlock and face our survival patterns of old and hold them up to the light of now and who we are becoming as Purpose Peeps.

Check out our COVID19 Sparked Life Support here.

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.

IKIGAI As A Purposed Resultant Program

Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper

Freemiums For Your Purpose

The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps

A Life of Purpose Products


EP 16: The Elephant In The Room of Your Sparked Life, Now



Purpose Peeps,

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

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?

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.

IKIGAI As A Purposed Resultant Program

Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper

Freemiums For Your Purpose

The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps

A Life of Purpose Products


EP 15: The #Sparked Life: Shifted By Divine Storm



Hey Purpose Peeps!

How are you doing?  This podcast is number 2 of the “late posts.”  The beginning of the year was a doozy, or so I thought before the Coronavirus Pandemic!  And yet, we know while living the sparked life that late is a relative term in the realm of Divine timing.

Episode 15 was recorded in late-February when several aspects of life that were stable were shaken.  It’s like being in the middle of an earthquake and holding a potted plant or some valuable when everything is shaking.  These events felt as though they were uprooting plans and grounding I felt through years of unlocking and inner work. Think about the times we agree with sayings like, “bloom where planted,” or “shift happens.” These times are at the intersection of what we believe and the life tests that transition what we believe into our being. Episodes 14 and 15 of The #Sparked Life Podcast will bring all types of juiciness to episode 16 The #Sparked Life Meets The Elephant In The Room.

Back to episode 15, Shifted By Divine Storm…  This episode reveals a pattern that exists among Purpose Peeps like you and me who are invested in our sparked life now and tend to guard the sparked life against the “other stuff” that appears dim the spark. Do Divine storm events put out our spark or do they act counterintuitively as conduits to strengthen our spark? Hmmmm…

This episode of The #Sparked Life explores the gifts of our purpose mindset coupled with how we build our faith muscles.  Travel with me to unlocking the power of our mantra, “the junk of life, the difficult things of life are fueling my spark.”  It’s interesting the different catalysts that birth our shifts and how the things that seem to derail our timing and our plans are actually on time.

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.

IKIGAI As A Purposed Resultant Program

Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper

Freemiums For Your Purpose

The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps

A Life of Purpose Products

 


EP 14: The #Sparked Life Podcast: Your Almosts



Hey Purpose Peeps!

How are you doing?  This podcast is one of two “late posts.”  The beginning of the year was a doozy, or so I thought before the Coronavirus Pandemic!

This podcast was recorded on January 1, 2020 before challenges appeared to “jump me.”  You know, the pile on we experience from time to time, which is really the beginning of a Divine storm (spoiler alert).  Divine timing relates to a different clock that is connected to our purpose and destiny.  It’s when we try to put Divine storm events into the box of our understanding when our sparked life appears to be replaced by storm clouds!  Listen to episodes 14 and 15 of The #Sparked Life, and witness how life was preparing me for this time.  Purpose Peep, you may also review the events ending last year and beginning this year differently. These episodes will bring all types of juiciness to episode 16 The #Sparked Life Meets The Elephant In The Room.

Back to episode 14, Your Almosts… You know how we get into the doing zone when we see the light at the end of the tunnel, and we press our foot on the gas to soldier on?  First, we may hit a bump in the road, shake it off and keep going.  Then we may hit a speed bump, something that is definitely saying slow down.  Ultimately, there is a crash when our vehicle is halted and we have to accept that we were almost at the end of the tunnel, just before the finish line and we will not make it.

This episode of The #Sparked Life explores the gifts of our almosts and leads us to our powerful mantra, “Every experience in my sparked life counts and matters.”  It is one thing to believe that all things are working for our good and it is another to experience the many ways that truth plays out in our lives and builds a reservoir of faith to take us through the next level of truth experience and faith activation.

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.

IKIGAI As A Purposed Resultant Program

Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper

Freemiums For Your Purpose

The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps

A Life of Purpose Products

 


EP 13: The #Sparked Life – Divine Spark Moments When Your Spark Is Dim



Hello Purpose Peep! Your spark is at the center of living your sparked life. Living from your spark is the secret to living the sparked life, no matter what. No matter what includes circumstances that do not feel “spark like.” No matter what includes the challenges of life. But if we reflect on the words of the intro, “crashing through the dark alright, we all got the spark, we all got the spark tonight.” Crashing through dark moments is a part of the process for our spark. Without dark or dim moments, how would we see the spark or appreciate how it operates in our lives? In this episode of The #Sparked Life Podcast, we unpack the nature of our Divine Spark:
  • Divine Spark as a purpose partner,
  • Divine Spark as a believer, and
  • Divine Spark as a refresher!
We have homework that helps us to close out this year or decade in gratitude and awareness of our spark moments with an affirmation to hold us together in this awareness until we meet again. 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. Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper Freemiums For Your Purpose The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps A Life of Purpose Products

EP 12: The #Sparked Life: Synchronicity On Your Journey



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.

Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper

Freemiums For Your Purpose

The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps


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



The #Sparked Life Podcast

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.

Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper

Freemiums For Your Purpose

The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps

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