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DDQ is an acronym that stands for “Destiny Discovery Quest”. This is a 20 hour curriculum that uses powerful questions, life coaching, journaling, and reflection to set you on a journey to discover and walk in what you were made for. This curriculum, recently rebranded “Living By Design” in the US, is usually a weekend event that happens from a Friday night to Sunday afternoon and is run in multiple professional trainings, churches, and schools across Asia and America.
We’ll admit. The name is a little cheesy. But the important thing is that we want to help you walk in your destiny and give you tools to feel connected to your design. Elevated Trips believes that every person has a unique purpose and path and we want to help you live up to that potential to the fullest degree!
We have taken this engaging curriculum (usually run in an indoors space in the frontcountry) and have put it inside an event that is part retreat and part outdoors adventure and all fun! The mental journey we will engage together will parallel the adventure and discovery of our 4 night/ 5 day physical journey as we explore caves, hike mountains, and kayak rivers in an untouched environment.
Every day we will have about a half day of adventure activities mixed with a half day of teaching and facilitation. Topics include: finding your values, identifying your dreams and the natural barriers that prevent them, and living by design. And, of course, there will be lots of great food and chances for your own quiet reflection in a tranquil atmosphere.
The schedule for the DDQ Wild! starts out mining out some general information and then with every proceeding session reveals more specific and useful understanding about you and your dreams.
Usually the flow of the course looks something like this:
Day 1- Introduction and Gleanings.
In Gleanings we will take a broad survey of our life, gathering information and history from:
- Comments that people have spoken about us
- Our own dreams, passions, skills, and talents
- Our own unique experiences from childhood to adult
This is the broad stroke top of the funnel and will provide us with the information we will use in later sessions as we reflect and collate this information to gain a clearer understanding of ourselves.
Day 2 – Dreams and Dream Busters
We will look more specifically into a few important dreams and really dive deep into these. For us, it is not so important as to whether the dream is tangible or not in a practically achievable sense. But we want to look at the data behind the dream to see what this says about your passions and desires and what really fuels and drives you. Then after looking into our dreams we will identify the barriers or “dream busters” than stand in the way of these.
Day 3 – Values
Find out what really makes you tick as we work to uncover some of your possible core values that drive you and your decisions. Knowing your values allows you to be able to say “YES” to that which aligns with you and “NO” quickly to that which does not. This can save a lot of wasted time and effort working for things that others urge you to do but have no real personal impact or meaning.
Day 4- Mini Convergence
After sifting through many of our dreams, we will focus in on our “sweet spot” experiences – those times where you were really firing on all cylinders and life just absolutely came together for you and you said, “This is what I was made for”. It could be something as simple as a movie that drives you to tears or something larger like working to impact youth in an orphanage. We will explore at least one major “mini convergence” moment and unpack it.
Day 5- Wrap up and Declarations
We wrap the course up and reflect on what we have learned about ourselves, our dreams, and our values. And then we stand up and make a powerful declaration about ourselves based on what we learned throughout the week together. This allows us to move forward into action to put feet to the ideas and revelations we have had during the DDQ Wild! event.
The DDQ Wild! event happens in many different locations from the jungles of Thailand to the high, snowy peaks of Tibet, but whatever the location you will find you get a chance to walk into your greater potential in a stunning natural environment.
For a detailed itinerary of the
September 29-October 3, 2017 DDQ Wild! event see here:
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