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Monday, September 27, 2010

Please visit...

Dear friends,

To simplify access to my past and future blog entries I am making them available on the newly designed Unicity International website.  The new address is http://www.unicity.net/usa/en/blog/stewart-hughes-blog

Thanks to my loyal followers and please visit my new site often.

All the best,
Stewart

Sunday, August 15, 2010

How can we be sure we will be happy with the way we have lived our life?

Peace, power and deep satisfaction come from living your life in a way that you absolutely know will end well. Over the years I have struggled at times because I just didn’t know whether I was investing my time, talents and energy in the right pursuits. After lots of prayer and meditation I came to an understanding of my purpose and mission in life. Having this understanding doesn’t protect me from making mistakes from time to time nor does it insure that I will always be right on target but it does give a “North Star” to chart my life with on a day to day basis. This is one of the greatest blessings of my life.


Recently I came across an article written in the Harvard Business Review. The author is one of the most highly acclaimed consultants in the world and a professor of business at the Harvard Business School. In this fascinating article he outlines his own discovery of purpose and how each of us can claim the peace, power and fulfillment of living a life that is based on fulfilling our own unique purpose.

Please take a few minutes today and read this life changing insight. (Click Here)

All the best,
Stewart

http://www.unicity.net/usa/enews/pdf/how_will_you_measure.pdf

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The First Step To Learning is ...

In my last post I shared the need to learn before we can earn. I mentioned the fact that there is a learning curve in every occupation and even in every activity or sport in which we find enjoyment. Our business is no different in this regard. We too have a learning curve. However, what sets us apart is that we have a culture that is different from every other business I have ever observed: we have thousands of successful leaders who are willing to share all their secrets with any new person who is willing to LISTEN.

You guessed it, the first step to learning is to LISTEN. Too many of us invest too much of our energy in trying to be heard, trying to say something or impress someone. Most of us don't invest enough time and energy trying to hear what someone else is saying. How can we learn if we do not listen--especially if we don't listen to those who know the way to succeed by actual experience? There are many types of listening and I am not going to list them here because for our purposes they don't really matter. The only type of listening that will allow you to learn what you need to know to win in Unicity, and in life generally, is this type: "Listen with the intent to understand." This is the essence of the 5th habit of Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Successful People". This book is one of most successful books ever written and if you haven't read it lately I urge you to do it now.

Most importantly I urge you to make a commitment right now that you will listen today at least twice as much as you did yesterday. If you do you will learn some pretty useful knowledge and you will be better prepared to live your dreams.

All the best,

Stewart

http://www.leaderu.com/cl-institute/habits/habit5.html

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Reality Check!

I often meet people who expect to make massive income in network marketing and do so quickly. And yet most of them have never made massive income before in anything else. I try to help these people realize that all significant incomes have a learning curve. For example, physicians are required to go to 4 years of Undergraduate Study, plus 4 years of Medical School, then 3-7 years of Residency and some do another 1 to 3 years to specialize. As a result, many doctors spend up to 18 years of schooling and training to qualify to become licensed physicians. Those requirements often leave doctors with hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt, before they are allowed to even begin making an income. Talk about a learning curve!

Success in network marketing has a learning curve too, but a small one in comparison to medicine, a legal practice, accounting or just about every other traditional career path. In Network Marketing, part of the learning curve is simply learning the Step-by-Step process of how to run your business according to the success pattern already established. Another part of it is having the discipline to stay focused on your goals until you get good enough at the business to achieve those goals. I will share some specifics ideas on how you can fly up the learning curve with Unicity in next week’s posts.

All the best,

Stewart

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Time is Now!

To all my friends,

Over the past few days we have had a few of our US leaders come to the home office to be filmed for a new video we are producing. It was great to spend a few minutes with each of them individually. I love to hear what is going on in the lives of our leaders. I want to know what they are doing that is giving them success. Here are some short snippets of insight from each of those I visited with along side their picture.

T. Gray:
Success is coming because we are being consistent in the delivery of great training and wonderful product results. The results from the products are beyond anything we have ever seen before. The business rewards are just as impressive. I am seeing people earn $2,000 to $5,000 their first month and then be able to duplicate that success in their new teams.

 


Phillip Song:
I have never been more deeply focused on Unicity than I am right now. My wife and I know that this is the time to make the next big drive to a level of financial freedom. However, the money is not the really important motivation for me—I want more quality time with my family and friends, this kind of time only comes when you have passive income. We want more of it—and now is the time to get it.




Dr. Annie Varughese:
Even though I only joined Unicity 9 months ago I feel like I have come home. There is such a feeling of comfort and peace in this place. I have had wonderful success using Bios Life Slim with my patients but the relationships I have built on the business is also very rewarding. I am excited for the future.





Cheryl Straub:
I feel like I am finally at the place where I know—with no doubts—that I can build this business in a very big way. I am looking forward to the next phase of my Unicity life. The first four years have been incredibly rewarding. I am confident the that the next four are going to be even better.





Dana Peterman:
We have worked hard to be ready for the growth we know is coming. We are ready. The success we have had already is great but we expect much more because these products work so well. Our lives have been touched in a very personal way with the products and that makes us fired up about sharing them with as many people as we can possible reach.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

10,000 Diamonds!

Ten Thousand Diamonds

A big part of my job is to work with our Franchise Owners all over the world in order to educate them, to motivate them,  and to build their belief in their own talents, dreams, and abilities—and in Unicity as the map they can use to reach their dreams. That’s a big part of your job too, by the way.

Sometimes I’ve done this with just one person in the room or on the phone, and sometimes with tens of thousands. But one of my favorite times was at the close of the 2010 Unicity Global Convention in Bangkok, Thailand earlier this year. 

Close to thirty thousand attendees had just finished watching a spectacular production that honored thousands of Franchise Owners who advanced in rank during the year—and honored the leaders who’ve made an undeniable difference in improving the lives of others all over the world. Messages delivered were translated in over twenty different languages!

Then it was my turn to talk. Time was short. I had no desire to steal the limelight from our leaders. I wanted to leave with them a vision, an idea, a story that they could take home and share with others.

I’ve been asked on numerous occasions to share copies of what I said—and honestly, it wasn’t really ever written down. I knew at that point in time my job was to open up my heart, to open up my soul and let others see what I see for Unicity.

Recently we’ve had those remarks transcribed. I want to share with you today what I shared that day:

“There are so many people who need to feel what we’re feeling right now.

Millions of people are living below their potential—scraping out a bare existence because they have no one to lead them.

When we come together and we see people achieving their dreams, it builds within us both the desire and the confidence that we can also achieve our dreams.

What you’ve seen here over the last few days and what you’ve heard here is important, but it’s not as important as what you felt here. What you felt here will stay with you forever if you will nourish it and protect it, and most of all, share it.

Share your dreams. Believe in them. Share your passions. And most of all, share your love for people everywhere. Because we are Unicity—one family—brothers and sisters in search of a better life. Let’s not stop trying to share our opportunity with other people.

Someday your life will be over. Someday you’ll be at the very door of death—and I know what that looks like. When you’re at the very door of death you won’t be thinking about money, you won’t be thinking about supercars, or even Patek Philippes.

You’ll be thinking about how many people you have helped to be better and happier.

That will be your legacy. It will be your final thought—so I pray that the number is a big number.

That as you think those final thoughts, you’ll have thousands and thousands of faces that will go across your mind; that you will think of, and be grateful for.

I’m grateful. I’m grateful for all of you. You who lead, who paid the price to win—and I know it wasn’t easy, but you have become an inspiration to thousands and tens of thousands of people.

We have leaders here from all over the world, and they have seen it, and now they can feel it.

About eight months ago, Khun Joe, Khun On, and I met for a short visit in Hong Kong. Khun Joe asked me, ‘Why do you go to Japan so much?’

I said, ‘Because we’re working hard to build the business in Japan.’

He then said something that has changed my life forever. He said, ‘If you come to Thailand every month, we’ll build a fire so big they’ll be able to see it in Japan!’

So Japan, can you see it?

Europe, can you see it? Philippines, can you see it? Korea can you see it? North America, can you see it?

Are we going to stop here? No! No stopping! We’re going to build a fire so big that they see it all over the world and they can warm their hearts by the fire, and they can feel confident because of it.

We are going to be the biggest—the biggest direct marketing company in the world!

Nothing can stop us now. Nothing! But, we need you to be up here (on the stage). We need you to rise to a higher level of leadership excellence.

A hundred diamonds is not enough!

A thousand diamonds is not enough!

We need ten thousand diamonds!

That’s the vision—ten thousand diamonds!

Do you believe? Do YOU believe? We’re going to do it!

Don’t forget to share the feeling. Take it home with you and share it, and bring them back home—bring them back to one family. Unicity!”

ALL the best,
Stewart

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"A rising tide..."

Dear Partners,

I am sure many of you have heard me use the quote "A rising tide lifts all boats".  The Unicity tide continues to rise!  Now is the time for you to get your share of the market.  Click on the "May, 2010" Global Leadership Call link to the right and listen to what is happening with Unicity around the globe, and what you can do to grab your share.  Start today!

All the best,
Stewart