Andrew Hughes leadership

Are You a Conscious Leader?

“I get things done, isn’t that enough?” Ever heard someone in a leadership position say that? If you have, then it’s an odds-on bet that they were pretty much unconscious at work, caught in their habits and patterns. Whether unaware of the impact they have on others or simply unwilling to change, they were missing the two critical factors in …

Put Some Grit in your Business

Resilience for Leaders The truth is, you’ll never get it done. There will always be the next task, the next deadline, the next challenge. The hits will keep on coming. What determines the quality of your team’s response will be how often they are at their best – in other words, their resilience. While resilience is personal, there are many …

Collaboration – What’s the Secret?

The secret to collaboration is … wait for it … resilience. Being resilient means holding on to an emotional state in which your heart and your brain are coherent, your IQ is higher, and you let go of the subtle sabotaging behaviours of the ego. The antithesis to collaboration is defensiveness, and for anyone who says they never get defensive, …

Meditation – Why bother?

Meditation – Why bother? The Chat Why does meditation work? What does it do for us? Get onto Google or YouTube, and you’ll see a whole bunch of studies around the impact of meditation on health and performance, life quality, and even brain function. Not if you meditate once and then don’t do it again for another 5 years, but if you’re …

It’s Time to Connect

Like you, I love my smartphone, my tablet, my PC, but they won’t bring either of us freedom or peace. After all, the ‘connected world’ is outside of us while peace and freedom are inside jobs. Not only that, you’ll find your ultimate fulfilment in the moment, when you can savour life for what is – a miraculous gift. The buzz of ‘connectivity’ paradoxically takes us away …

Are you prepared to be wrong?

All of the great movers and shakers of our time were prepared to take a chance. Everyone who has ever made anything of their life was prepared to go against the grain and back themselves. Are you? Beware of your education Sir Ken Robinson is a respected world leader in the education debate and notes that mainstream education the world over …

How good do you have it, really…

Stories like this remind me to be grateful for my many blessings. Energy flows where your attention goes – be sure to keep your focus on what you love about life. Reflect on how grand it is to be able to wake up every morning, breathe, feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and food in …

Love the one you’re with…

It’s tough being in a relationship – and the toughest relationship you’ll ever have is with yourself Be honest – who’s your worst critic? Who is relentless in terms of expectations and judgements about your life? Who’s constantly telling you whether you’re any good or not? Everyone has the same answer: “Me.” Dealing with this critic comes at a cost. Some …

E-motion: Let it out

E-motion is just that – energy in motion. It causes suffering when we push it down, judge it, or get swept away in the associated story. Try this next time you experience an unwanted E-motion. Release the story you have around it, go right to the core of it, then notice it’s nothing more than energy moving through your body. …

Is Death Real?

The path of the warrior has always involved embracing death. The warrior knows death is inevitable and, having made peace with it, feels no fear. Death becomes the fuel for living life to the fullest, it becomes the reason for living every day from the heart. Steve Jobs made this his personal mantra. As he said: “Remembering that you are going …

Work Some Magic

Getting want you want, as long as it’s aligned with your true nature, is much easier than you think. We live in a world obsessed with action and doing – an emphasis on the masculine within us. It may well be part of the larger cosmic cycle, but that doesn’t change the fact that our society has become hooked on …

Evolve Newsletter – May

Get into Your Heart The Chat The need to listen to your heart Today I thought we’d spend a few minutes talking about the heart and the role it plays in our life. One of the greatest pioneers of our time was Steve Jobs. By all accounts (I just saw the movie) he was a very difficult person to work …

Evolve Newsletter – April

Break out of the Hypnosis The Chat Stop thinking so much When is it, do you think, that you’ll be at your best? When is it that you’ll be really on the Yellow Brick Road of your life, of what’s possible for you, of the greatness out there that awaits you? How do you get on that path? Well, if …

Get what you want, now

What if getting what you want was a lot easier than you think? Instant success, almost I have recently worked with three clients (and only these three) using a process I have developed to get what they want, in a hurry. The results speak for themselves. Client 1: Made $23,000 commission the next week, after months of nothing happening. Client …

Million Dollar Round Table, Toronto, Canada 2014

  Million Dollar Round Table Founded in 1927, MDRT provides its members with resources to improve their technical knowledge, sales and client service while maintaining a culture of high ethical standards. MDRT qualifying members represent the top 6% of financial service professionals globally. The MDRT Annual Meeting is your source for new ideas and inspiration. Meet with fellow members from …

Evolve Newsletter – September

The Shy Introvert The Chat   Extraversion and introversion Today I want to talk to you about some of the mystery and misconception over extraversion and introversion. Some people think that being one way or the other is limiting – If I’m an extravert I can’t be or do certain things, and if I’m an introvert I can’t be or …