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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper

Freemiums For Your Purpose

The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps

A Life of Purpose Products

 


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.

Connecting With Purpose Compilation Newspaper

Freemiums For Your Purpose

The Purpose Place: Activating Purpose In Younger Purpose Peeps