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Building Success Habits

The Magician Deep Dive with Donna Kunde & Londina Cruz

  • S10E38
  • 12:59
  • October 13th 2022

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”-- Confucius

You choose and will choose everything that happens to you for your own growth and development. Doing so restores dignity and adventure to life and transforms even the most seemingly negative circumstances into opportunities for growth.

Acting on the belief that we choose our own realities – and that we do so for good, trustworthy reasons – empowers us because it renames our experience in a way that allows us to receive its gift, whatever that gift might be.

There are many books of affirmations that suggest substituting positive phrases for negative ones in our internal and external dialogue. All of them tell us that our words program our unconscious and that our unconscious affects our actions – conscious and unconscious. We can enter “the other world” of our own internal dialogue and by changing that, change our outer life.

There are five levels of the Magician:

Shadow - Evil Sorcerer or wicked witch, synchronistic negative occurrences, calling negativity to oneself, or turning positive in negative occurrences

Call - Physical or emotional illness, or extrasensory or synchronistic experiences

Spiral One - Experiencing healing or choosing to notice extrasensory or synchronistic experiences

Spiral Two - Grounding inspiration by acting on your visions and making them real; making your dreams come true

Spiral Three - Consciously using the knowledge that everything is connected to everything else; developing mastery of the art of changing physical realities by first changing mental, emotional and spiritual ones

Be aware of someone with whom you have difficulty. In your daydreams, contact your higher or deeper, wiser Self. Then in your imagination, talk to that person’s higher or deeper, wiser Self. Work the issue though on that level. When you return to your ordinary level of consciousness, simply observe whether there is any change in your relationship with that other person the next time you meet him or her.

Begin listening to your internal conversation. If you note yourself making a negative comment about yourself, others, or events, stop and turn the statement into a positive one. For example, if you find yourself thinking, “I'll never attract the kind of person I want to love; I'm short, fat, and not bright,’ turn the statement into, “I'm attractive in mind and body, and I attract too many people equally as attractive,

”Allow yourself to feel the positive emotions that surround the second statement. If at first you are too skeptical to have good feelings about your positive statement, play around with it until you find a form that does make you feel good. For example, if you are not ready to see yourself as attractive yet, you might say, “I eat small amounts of healthy food and I study good books, so I am attracting love from people who also care about health and intelligence.“ Notice how changes in your thinking change your life.

Building Success Habits

“The more tranquil a person becomes, the greater is their success, their influence, their power for good.” James Allen

"Building Success Habits" is a podcast hosted by Donna Kunde (Business Coach) and Londina Cruz (Life Strategist). The show is all about sharing practical tips, strategies, and insights for building success habits in all areas of life.

The podcast explores a variety of success habits, including goal-setting, resilience, focus, and productivity. Each episode provides insights into how these habits can be developed and maintained, along with tips for staying motivated and on track.

In addition to success habits, the show covers personal development and mindset topics, such as overcoming limiting beliefs and cultivating a growth mindset. Donna and Londina share their own experiences and challenges in these areas, providing listeners with relatable examples and actionable advice.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, business owner, or simply someone who wants to achieve more success in your personal and professional life, "Building Success Habits" offers inspiration and tools to help you achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling life.

Join Donna and Londina on this journey of self-discovery and growth, and learn how to build the success habits that will transform your life.


"Our mission at Building Success Habits is to empower individuals to achieve greater success, influence, and power for good through the development of tranquil minds. We believe that success is not just about achieving goals, but also about cultivating a calm and focused mindset. By sharing practical tips, strategies, and insights for building success habits in all areas of life, we aim to inspire and equip our listeners to live fulfilling and purposeful lives. Through our podcast, we strive to create a community of like-minded individuals who are committed to personal growth and continuous improvement. Join us on this journey of self-discovery and transformation as we build success habits that lead to a greater sense of peace, happiness, and fulfillment."

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Donna Kunde
IBGR Managing Partner

"When we begin to see the world from the inside out, life will happen through us instead of to us."

Donna Kunde is one of IBGR's founders and started her career in radio at WNTW on it's Sales 2020 Show. In her role as EVP Supply Management she is responsible for day-to-day station operations and the quality of programming - both show topics and OnAir Talent.

She is an internationally recognized Business Coach and Trainer bringing 20+ years’ experience in military leadership. Donna has been a serial entrepreneur for the last 25 years owning a range of businesses experiencing the unique challenges solopreneurs face with small business growth. 

In addition to her entrepreneurial background, Donna brings 35 years of academic and applied cognitive and behavioral science experience to the IBGR Network. Her specialty is helping organizations navigate through change, challenge and tragedy. The combination of her intensive study of the mind, plus practical applications in human potential, Donna provides a unique perspective on leadership, personal growth, sales, communication, and team building.

A high point of Donna's training career happened when she accompanied Dr. John C. Maxwell and his team on a country transformation mission. At the request of the Costa Rican government, the Maxwell team successfully trained 15,000 Round Table facilitators in three days, resulting in a 2% transformation of that nation and projected to reach another 60,000 Costa Ricans the following week. Her trademark energetic communication style and teaching skills have earned her a reputation as a highly effective speaker and respected facilitator.

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Londina Cruz
Executive Coach, Speaker and Trainer

Londina Cruz is an International Trainer, Executive Coach, and Keynote Speaker with the John Maxwell Team and a Strategic Coach with Anthony Robbins.  Londina is a part of Global Transformation with the John Maxwell Foundation, training thousands of leaders in Paraguay and Costa Rica to help transform the values and culture of these nations.

She has spent more than 25 years studying, coaching and consulting in personal mastery and human performance techniques. These techniques include emotional and social intelligence trainings that elevate individuals, leaders and their organizations to excel well beyond current standards – offering a dynamic competitive advantage.

Londina has taken a situation that would devastate most individuals, being hit by a drunk driver, and has turned it into her life force. In this accident, Londina sustained a traumatic head injury, broken back and broken neck. The doctors gave her little hope of a normal life.   She has now turned this challenge into an extraordinary life of empowering others to turn their fears into freedom and reach their potential.

Mastering her limiting beliefs and overcoming all that doctors had told her, Londina has thrived physically as well.

She has become a Triathlete (competing in a Half-Ironman and medaling in numerous other triathlons), a two-time marathon runner (Nike Women’s in San Francisco and the Marine Corps in Washington), and a cyclist.

She has released 100 lbs. by taking control of her thoughts instead of allowing thoughts to control her.

She knows what it takes to take you and your team from where you are to where you want to be.

As a Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

Contact me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a success in your life and/or business.