Habits to Unlearn for Business Success in CBS12 NEWS

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing. That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of The Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. “Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes the challenging process of unlearning and changing specific behaviors,” she explains. Featured in CBS12 3pm News. Thanks to Suzanne Boyd for the collaboration. We are very thankful. Which of the mentioned habits would make the biggest difference in your business life and career to unlearn?  Please, share in the comment area below. We would love to hear from you…. Read more »

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PassionTalk TV with Sandja featuring Baptist de Pape

  I had the great pleasure of having Baptist de Pape on PassionTalk TV to share some of his wisdom and findings on the power of the heart, and living and doing business from this place. Baptist de Pape is the creator of the film, The Power of the Heart and a book by the same title now available in 80 countries. His personal journey of disconnection, yet by all modern standards, a successful attorney career in Amsterdam, to finding his purpose and becoming a film maker about the heart collaborating with an amazing star cast of thought- and spiritual leaders like Paulo Coelho, Dr. Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Isabel Allende, John Grey, Marci Shimoff, Gary Zukav, Dr…. Read more »

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10 ways to optimize your media exposure & PR ROI

Successfully doing business from passion & purpose (aka. Inner Skills) require real, actionable business skills – at The Passion Institute, we call this Outer Skills such as business strategy, communication, PR, social media, marketing, budget planning, strategic partnerships, content creation, target audience analysis, market knowledge, product R&D and so forth.   Article written by Sandja Brügmann, and published on NewHope360 IdeasXchange August 27, 2015. In the world of business, having the know-how to creatively optimize and take full advantage of resources can be the dividing factor between a company that is extremely successful and one that’s struggling to make it–or as Tony Robbins eloquently says, “It’s not the lack of resources, it’s your lack of resourcefulness that stops you.” Integrating… Read more »

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Perfectionism is BS

I know that you know that your perfectionism is BS. Perfectionism is your egos way of keeping you inside the zone of comfort, the place where you will never live your passionate and purposeful dreams.

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Trends on the Future of Leadership

Leaders of the new Conscious Capitalism business paradigm are typically committed to continued personal growth, expanded inclusion and conscious awareness of the context in which they do business.

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22 Quotes On Passion That Will Make You Take Action On ...

We gathered some of our favorite quotes from global business-, thought- and spiritual leaders to inspire you to lead from a deeper passion with purposeful determination, knowing that this is your time to go for big. 1. It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Vitality and Energy Management for Awakening Leaders

(Newsletter Aug 1 Topic: Vitality & Energy Management for conscious leadership) Dear Friend, I hope your Summer continues to be an unfolding of all the events and people you want close in your life and experience. I have been spending most of my Summer in Scandinavia with my wonderful daughter, who turned 16 last week – as a celebration I took her on a little roadtrip to a very nice beach and spa resort in Tylösand in Sweden. Our days were filled with spa, relaxation, nature, meditation, good food and enjoyable moments. Then, off to the States for a short and very action-packed business trip to mentor social-impact entrepreneurs at the Unreasonable Institute. Those guys are up to big, world-changing good. I mentored… Read more »

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8 Vitality-Boosting & Energy-Optimizing Habits of Consc...

As an effective leader, you no doubt work with time management tools to not only prioritize your schedule, but to also ensure that important matters, which drive your business and life towards your personal vision and goals, are being taken care of.

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Interview on Work & Life Balance with Sandja Brügmann ...

Meet Sandja Brugmann: Sandja’s roles are Sustainability & Communication Advisor CEO at Refresh Agency & Conscious Leadership at The Passion Institute. Sandja’s contagious zest for helping businesses grow led us to connecting and wanted to get to know a bit more about this fascinating dynamic woman. SBM: When did you begin Refresh Agency and The Passion Institute and how did it come about? Sandja: My two businesses help leaders do business as a force for good with a focus on the quadruple bottom line: People, Planet, Purpose and Profit. Refresh Agency launched in 2002 focus on building brands and companies externally in the world with focus on  sustainability and social impact. The Passion Institute launched last month in June 2015, focus internally in the company helping people… Read more »

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Are you passion fueled?

Is doing business from a passionate and purposeful place just merely idealism? Or, is it possible to create your vibrant life-vitality in a successful and grounded business?

My answer to this is YES! It is idealistic (and that’s a good thing!) and YES! It is very possible to create a vibrant business life that fuels both your deepest self, your vallet and make a real difference to people, and positive impact in the world. I created a short PassionTalk on this topic – watch here.

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