Take the first step to (re)discover what lights you up & begin your extraordinary journey
What if you knew what lit you up inside so you could be more of WHO you are rather than what you do?
With Spark Start, you’ll overcome any fear you have of (re)discovering your Spark in the first place (You do have a Spark—I promise!).
By exploring 8 areas of your life, you’ll get comfortable digging deeper, dreaming bigger and growing your Spark in as little as 90 minutes.
And then you’ll take quick action on it, too!
Here's some of what's included in Spark Start
A short, guided visualization to get you centered
The Spark Start guide to help you find Sparks in your life
An opportunity to make a Spark plan of action
Social media posts to share your success with Spark Start
Emails to motivate and inspire you to keep going
Delight in discovering all these Sparks in your life
Plus, you’ll get my Sunday morning extraordinary newsletter to keep you moving forward. It will ensure you’ll always be the first to know about upcoming retreats, courses, events and more, too!
But you don't have to take only my word for it...
Thanks for creating a space for people to reflect and then dream forward.
I was excited to hear about Dayna's Spark Start offering which opens the window to the (re)Discover Your Spark program. A warm welcome video, a guided meditation and a workbook as well as a few encouraging emails to help you get started make this a wonderful way to stop and take a look at what makes you happy. If you are afraid that this is one more thing to do—Dayna is intentional about saying this is not an additional thing to do, but an additive gift. Well worth the price! Thanks Dayna for helping this engineer discover her inner artist.
And all this is yours for only $57!
Purchase Spark Start TODAY and get going on the first step of the path to (re)Discover Your Spark!
Say yes to YOU and your Spark TODAY!
To be alive is to have a Spark. That means every single person has one—including YOU! It’s that internal pilot light of joy that’s been a steady flame throughout your life, whether you’ve ever used it to light your path or not.
When you think about what really lights you up and brings you joy, do you think, “I’m not ready to go ‘there.”? or “How can I find something I’ve never had in the first place?” or “This work is scary. It feels too big. I’m not a ‘dream big’ kind of person.”
I get it. It can be scary to dream and say it out loud. And even a small dream can feel hard to get started on.
What if there was a way for you to start to (re)discover interests, talents and dreams that you haven’t thought about in any meaningful way for years?
What if you could safely uncover new passions and hobbies that started bringing you joy right away? And what if it didn’t have to be scary, take a ton of time or cost a million dollars?
That’s exactly why I created Spark Start.
It’s a quick, affordable and not-at-all-scary way to look at 8 different areas of your life and write down whatever comes to mind. Some might surprise you, and some will feel so familiar that you’ll smile when they cross your mind because it’ll be like reconnecting with a long-lost friend.
Ultimately, Spark Start is about what brings you joy and lights you up inside. Period.
And all this can be done in about 90 minutes!
Even more details about what's in Spark Start
Watch the welcome video from me talking about some of my Sparks and my journey to get to here
You might be surprised to learn that I have only very recently discovered the tiniest of Sparks in my life, something I haven’t done in more than 45 years, that has brought me an immense amount of joy. And it cost me fewer than $10 to get started on it.
Listen to a Spark Guided Visualization from me to help you get centered and present
Brainstorm in the Spark Start guide on 8 different areas of your life
Some of what you put down, especially at first, might feel obvious or not all that spark-y, but once you get going, some will surprise you: things you haven’t thought about in decades or something totally new you’ve never considered.
Make a plan to pursue one or more of these Sparks in the next 3 days to take you from dreaming to doing
Immediate action means you’re more likely to keep moving forward.
Share your progress with your social media network for fun accountability and community-building with ready-made images and posts
Receive 3 emails in the two weeks after you sign up to motivate and inspire you to keep going
Delight in getting over your fear and discovering and pursuing all these Sparks in your life
You’re on an endless hamster wheel of wake up, get (everyone) ready for the day, rush to work, run to get someone to a practice/rehearsal/activity, make dinner, hurry up to get (everyone) ready for bed, stream something, go to sleep. Repeat.
You have some free time but you’re “wasting” it. You wake up early, determined to be productive but find your hour has flown by while you’ve scrolled through social media. Back to the hamster wheel you go.
Nobody ever praised you for something you used to love doing. You watched others excel while you toiled away in obscurity, so you put that thing down because what’s the point of pursuing something you’re not any good at, that nobody notices, that’s not advancing your career, your bank account, your future?
You’ve never found your “thing.” That passion, hobby or pursuit that really makes you come alive, that is a Spark of joy. When you look around, everybody else seems to have found theirs, so it’s pretty obvious that if you had one, you’d have found it by now, right? You clearly don’t have a Spark. Time to hop right back on that hamster wheel.
Over and over again.
But imagine if your life didn’t have to be an endless hamster wheel.
What if there was another way forward, and it didn’t mean the upending of your entire current life?
What if you could discover some Sparks that effortlessly fit into your already packed schedule, that didn’t cost a million dollars or demand that you take a two-week vacation at a silent meditation retreat? What if you could start to work these little Sparks into your life right now?
With Spark Start, you can!
In as few as 90 minutes, you’ll discover small, simple ways to hop off that hamster wheel and engage with joys, new and old, in your life. And you’ll put a plan in place to take your first step in the next three days!
Hi. I’m Dayna Del Val, and I’m thrilled to be on this journey with you!
One thing I know is that we can go for way too long a time straddling the seemingly opposite sides of extraordinary. That hamster wheel does an excellent job of keeping us trapped between remarkable and so, so ordinary, often leaning heavily towards the so, so ordinary side.
Listen, I know what it’s like to have this low-grade, impending fear that your Spark, if you can remember even having one right now, is unattainable and that you’re not all that special after all.
On the surface, my life’s been pretty ordinary:
Born and raised in a rural part of the US
An actor who never made it to Hollywood because I got pregnant right before I graduated with a theatre degree
The CEO of a small arts nonprofit (2010-2023)
I’m brand new into my self-employed life
One child, one dog, one husband: in that order
Live in a small city in flyover country
But here’s where it gets remarkable:
A bona fide angel visited me hours before my son was born
I’m a writer. I put together ideas in ways others want to read
I had a vision, clear as day, about Discover Your Spark work while walking on a dirt road during a two-week writing retreat in September 2020
I’m a SAG-AFTRA actor despite never moving to Hollywood
I am absolutely a performer, but now I’m telling MY stories rather than acting out the stories of others
You’re reading this post and considering Spark Start for yourself—if that’s not remarkable, I don’t know what is!
The value of everything you receive with Spark Start
A welcome video from me talking about some of my Sparks and my journey to get to here
I’m a professional speaker, which means I get paid to share my story at women’s conferences, corporate events and more. I’m sharing my story with you right here.
A guided visualization from me to help you get centered and present
I’m a reluctant meditator because it’s so hard for me to quiet my mind, but when it works, it really works! So I’m a student constantly striving for more mental peace and bet that you might be, too. Join me for this quick guided visualization, which is something I find easier than sitting in absolute silence.
The Spark Start guide
This guide is the foundation of all the Discover Your Spark work I do. We start with this document when I’m working one-on-one in private coaching, leading weekend retreats or multi-week courses and when I’m with corporate and nonprofit groups.
Social media posts
One way that helps make this work “stick” is to share it publicly. I’ve created a series of social media posts you can share with your network. Invite your friends to step off their own hamster wheel and join you in this new journey to Discover Your Spark.
Follow up emails to motivate you and keep you on track
You’ll hear from me three times in the two weeks after you purchase Spark Start. These emails are special to this program and will remind you why you said yes in the first place. Email 1 will celebrate that you got started. Email 2 will encourage you to keep going. Email 3 will challenge and inspire you to take your Spark pursuit even further!
My weekly Sunday extraordinary newsletter will inspire and motivate you to keep discovering your own Sparks
Delight in discovering all these Sparks in your life and stepping off the hamster wheel!