Work is love made visible part 3: Shadow work and leade...

When we don’t do what we really want to do, it’s frequently the shadow standing in our way. In order to be successful leaders, who create our business visions rather than only dream about them, we need to have access to all aspects of our personality traits. That’s where our freedom lies. This is the process of becoming whole, authentic and conscious people and leaders. This is an introduction to shadow work and leadership. This is part 3 of a 3 part teaching series with excerpts taken from Passion Warrior Conscious Leadership training eCourse by The Passion Institute. Read about the course and you can also book your spot here. Listen to Audio for your Homework Process Please share with me what this… 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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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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10 Skills Successful Leaders of Conscious Capitalism Po...

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

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8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Bre...

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.

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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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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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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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The Color of Money: How Conscious Leadership Will Chang...

You have to walk the talk. We simply cannot have a dialogue with the media on behalf of our brands if I was driving a hummer through the McDonald’s drive-thru.

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