Work is Love Made Visible Part I: Passion and Inner Gam...

Learning to listen and trust your inner knowing – also called intuition – is an important ability to create a business life from authentic passionate connection that resonates deeply within you – I call this Conscious Leadership. This is part 1 of a 3 part video lecture excerpt from the Passion Warrior Conscious Leadership training eCourse by The Passion Institute. Read more about the course and book your spot here.   Listen to Audio for your Homework Process.   Please share what this short lecture and homework process inspires in you in below comment area. I’d love to hear from you. Make sure to share this free workshop and process with your best buddies and ambitious on purpose cohort. I… Read more »

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Here’s Why The Best Leaders Focus On Personal Growth

It is our highest purpose as human beings to live with focused commitment to our inner growth. We create eudaimonic contentment (i.e., deep, sustained contentment) when we forego immediate pleasures—such as the next shiny object (materialism, workaholism, sex, drug etc). ‘Eudaimonia’ is a Greek word associated with Aristotle and often mistranslated as ‘happiness’—which has contributed to misunderstandings about what happiness is. Some experts say Aristotle meant ‘well-being’ when he wrote that humans can attain eudaimonia by fulfilling their potential(WSJ).” This article interview explores how you create a deep level of contentment and fulfillment for yourself in your business life.

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Big Blab Event Global Entrepreneurship Week

  I am excited to be an official host at Big Blab Event during Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov 16-22. 7 days, 168 hours, Non-Stop entrepreneurial content on everything you need to know to start-up, run and build your business. Join me in this outstanding and first of it’s kind global entrepreneurship summit run entirely online through the new social media tool Blab.im (think Periscope, just better). I will be hosting a series of events on conscious leadership, personal branding, fundraising, a female entrepreneur panel, social-entrepreneurship, design thinking & bringing key global entrepreneurial leaders from US and Europe to share their successes, failures and knowledge to help you build your purpose and passion-fueled business life.   Nov 16 10.30-11.30 EST (New York time zone) Global Trend:… Read more »

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PassionTalk TV with Sandja featuring Mark Nepo, New Yor...

Mark Nepo is a New York Times best selling author, poet and spiritual teacher. He has been featured in Super Soul Sunday with Oprah, and he is the featured poet and spiritual teacher in the film The Power of the Heart, currently on world tour. Mark’s new book Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness was just published. You might think, what does a poet and spiritual teacher have to do with conscious leadership and success in business? So let me explain just briefly how this connects for me. Our inner journey of being broken open, so we can learn to sink into our own real, humble, authentic, feeling selves is the very same journey we need to master in… Read more »

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The cost of perfectionism

Because you believe this lie – that you need to be perfect – you act accordingly and create a restricted life of struggle for yourself, and typically also for others. It doesn’t serve you! Perfectionism actually pushes everything that you want away from you. It is in imperfection that you will excel as a business leader and in all your relationships. When you can embrace and not only accept, but delight in your own and other’s imperfection, you will soar. And you will support others in excelling, too. The perfectionist voice in your head tells you You are not good enough You are not wise enough You don’t know enough Who are you to …… (fill in the blank with your dreams)… Read more »

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Become a whole person in your business life

An executive client of mine based in Boulder, CO USA hired a business resume-building expert to help with the next phase of developing her Curriculum Vitae. When my client brought me in on the issue, she had just received the first draft back from the business resume strategist, and she just wasn’t feeling seen in the writing on the page. Most of her business credentials were there, and from that perspective, she was positioned in a highly competent light. She couldn’t put her finger on what was missing. After a Conscious Leadership executive session with me, and with her key desire being to connect with more passion and purpose in her business life, she asked me to take a look at the CV,… Read more »

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Happiness is a Choice - and an Action

By Sandja Brügmann, The Passion Institute, published in Organic Spa Magazine. It’s unique to each of us, what makes us happy. While it may seem simple to figure out, many people are so inundated with the daily demands of life that they have lost a connection to themselves—and when asked what makes them happy, they can’t quite answer. For instance, I recently asked a friend what she does to nurture herself. With a perplexed expression she looked at me and said, “I am a mom. I don’t have time to take care of myself.” In addition to being a mother, this same person is a highly successful business owner whose marketing agency has happened to have won numerous, prestigious awards… Read more »

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Spiritually bankrupt in your work life?

Last week, I received an email from an old colleague of mine. We used to work together more than 15 years ago at a large growing mindful company publicly traded on NASDAQ. Back then she was in trade marketing, and I was on the consumer marketing side. The title of her email to me was “Spiritually bankrupt.”  “There must be something more than this ….” Today she is 40 years old. She has had a good career. Been there and done that. Made money for everyone else but herself, and she feels tired. “Not to complain,” she writes, “I’ve led a good life, but there has to be something more…. ” This woman is very bright. Hard-working. Creates results. Goes all… Read more »

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PassionTalkTV with Sandja featuring Joshua Onysko, CEO ...

PassionTalkTV with Sandja is an initiative through The Passion Institute, interviewing some of the world’s thought- and business leaders on authentic leadership, sustainable and social-good business, conscious capitalism, leadership as service and doing business and living life from passion and purpose – and as a force for good. I had the pleasure of interviewing Joshua Onysko in his Rocky Mountains Colorado home as the sun was going down and his cats were vocalizing their opinions in the background. Joshua is a long time friend of mine, and he never ceases to inspire me. He shares his thoughts on honesty, continued growth in leadership, finding his passion and purpose in life, and creating a company that allows for others to blossom in… Read more »

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10 Skills Successful Leaders of Conscious Capitalism Po...

Our leaders of tomorrow need deep emotional awareness and radical empathy skills.

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