Personal Writing

It’s a new year disruption, and you’re invited!

Thank you for providing the platform and the tools for me to disrupt my personal systems, tools to help me define my ‘next,’ for introductions to some amazingly talented, creative, fun, loving people and for affirmations of who I’ve been, who I am, and who I can become. It was a wonderful journey that was easily accessible. You did an amazing job putting this together.

Participant of the first-ever PSD weekend retreat

In November, I held my first-ever Personal Systems Disruption virtual weekend retreat for eight people from California, Montana, Iowa and Fargo.

I’d been developing this concept ever since my September writing retreat, and it was definitely time to put it into action. I created an Eventbrite and posted it on social media.

Turns out, those who gathered created a perfect cohort. Ages ranged from 23-70; there was a good mix of women and men. Some were pure artists and others were pure business people. Some dreams were massive, and some were seemingly quite small; many were long held and a few were just starting to break the surface.

What was so joyful was the way this group immediately jumped in to support each other. We created a safe place to be vulnerable, a place to take risks and receive meaningful feedback. And everybody took that to heart.

I loved this all very, very much!

Participant of the first-ever PSD weekend retreat

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m partnering with Ladyboss Midwest to host a Personal Systems Disruption virtual weekend retreat in January. Register at the link on the date:

January 1-3

I am soooo appreciative of this opportunity you gave us all and fully support you to move forward with more of these to help more people go after and achieve their dreams!

Participant of the first-ever PSD weekend retreat

This powerful Personal Systems Disruption 6-part series* covers such areas as:

Articulating your dream (can be long-held or brand new, professional or personal, large or small)

Uncovering your fears around pursuing your dream

Developing a framework to achieve your dream

Defining the first step(s) to take to pursue your dream in 48 hours, 90 days and three years

In addition, you will: 

• Participate in meditation

• Share and provide feedback with each other

• Take time to reflect in writing after every lesson

• Develop a new, supportive network of people invested in helping you pursue and achieve our dreams!

PLUS, you’ll receive an extraordinary pre-retreat weekend welcome package to put you on the pathway to pursuing your dreams.

Space is limited to 12, so get your ticket today!

Participants defined what Personal Systems Disruption meant to them after the weekend retreat concluded:

Getting out of your routine and taking a hard look at what you really want out of this one life you get. 


Discovering the systems we put in place to keep us safe and small and finding ways to replace them to become our best version of ourselves.


At first, I considered personal systems my habits and routines, but as the weekend went on, I thought of it more as the mental box and enabling thoughts that keep me complacent. Disruption took place in a couple ways over the weekend. The retreat itself was an external disruption – the time set aside, goal-setting, and meeting new people. Internal disruption came from the validation, affirmation, and personal commitment to various goals.

Are you ready to uncover all of that, too?

There’s never been a better time than now to get going on your personal journey. Sign up and get ready for the powerful change that will come when you intentionally take the time to disrupt your day to day rhythm and find a new path to pursuing your most joyful, abundant, extraordinary life. Let’s go!

*Schedule for the weekend retreat


  • 7-9pm Welcome and Lesson I


  • 8-10am Lesson II
  • 11am-1pm Lesson III
  • 7-9pm Lesson IV


  • 8-10am Lesson V
  • 11am-1pm Lesson VI and send off

Dayna Del Val is on a mission to help others (re)discover the spark they were born with through her blog and newsletter, her professional talks and the (re)Discover Your Spark retreats she leads. Dayna works with people to help them not just identify and articulate their dreams but to develop a framework to get going on the pursuit of those dreams—today, in the next few months and for the years ahead. She's at the intersection of remarkable and so, so ordinary, but she knows that pretty much everyone else is, too. She's excited to be sharing this extraordinary journey with you.


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