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Building Success Habits

The Sage Deep Dive |IBGR | Donna Kunde & Londina Cruz

  • S10E39
  • 12:58
  • October 13th 2022

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” – Joseph Campbell

Both Rulers and Magicians want to control reality and to change negative circumstances into positive ones. Sages have little or no need to control or change the world; they just want to understand it. The Sage’s path is the journey to find out the truth-about ourselves, our world, and the universe.

In day-to-day matters, the most essential question for the sage is “What is the truth here?”

The highest achievements of the Sage is freedom from attachment and illusion. To the degree that we are attached or even addicted to certain things, our judgment will be distorted because we are not free to see clearly.

To the degree that we are attached to approval of others, to accomplishment, and any results at all, we are not free, and in the normal course of life, we will suffer. The only sure path to real freedom and joy is to turn over control of one's life to a more Transcendent and wiser power than oneself.

There are five levels of the Sage:

Shadow - Cut off, unfeeling, “ivory tower,” “above it all;” critical, judging, or pompous behaviors and attitudes

Call - Confusion, doubt, deep desire to find the truth

Spiral One - Search for “the Truth” and for objectivity

Spiral Two - Skepticism, awareness of multiplicity and complexity of truth, all truth seen as relative; acceptance of subjectivity as part of the human condition

Spiral Three - Experience of ultimate truth or truths; wisdom

Imagine you are with a younger person who thinks you are very wise. Let yourself imagine how you meet this person and what makes this person look up to you. In fantasy, let yourself experience spending time with this person as you tell or show them what they want and need to know about life. Be aware of how it feels to chew you to take on the role of the wiser, older guide.

Building Success Habits

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

How does that sit with you? What are the possibilities? That is what we will be exploring over the next 9 weeks.

This is the our brand new series called Building Success Habits. This weekly show will take you, the business owner, on a journey inside your current thinking to examine the the habits that are leading to the results you are getting in both business and life. By taking this journey with us, you will be able to build the healthy business habits every successful business owner needs to manage their growing business. 


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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.