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Matthew Hussey

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British born Matthew Hussey, is a speaker, New York Times Bestselling author, and relationship coach. He served as a matchmaker on “Ready for Love,” NBC’s show about the complexities of dating.

Currently Hussey travels the world teaching women how to find true love based on his years of research and the knowledge he shares in his book, Get The Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve.

Hussey runs programs across the world helping thousands of men and women reach their performance potential.

Hussey’s private clients, through his life-coaching brand, have included directors of major FTSE 500 companies, hedge-fund managers, royalty and celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, whom he worked with in July 2011. His corporate clients include Hugo Boss, The Perfume Shop, Virgin Gyms, Proctor & Gamble, Bare Escentuals, U.S. legal giant Weil Gotshal & Manges, and global management consultants Accenture.

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Matthew Hussey Ltd.(founder and president)

Lessons Learned

People aren’t ashamed to ask for help the way they once were. Life coaching, matchmaking, online dating, these aren’t weird or ugly words anymore and that, I think, goes hand-in-hand with the kind of quick-fix culture that we have, which is: You got a problem? We’ll fix it in a day. You want to be rich? We’ll do that in a month. You want a great body? Give me seven days and I’ll give you six-pack abs. We live in a culture populated by experts, leaders and gurus who claim to know the quickest route to getting you very compelling things. A lot of those people talk complete and utter BS. To a large extent, I’m not a fan of those things. I am in it, but I see myself as an outsider, strangely. I don’t associate with it.

The most important thing to me about energy is mental, not physical. By that I mean to say, the easiest way I've found to create sustained enthusiasm is to be absolutely head-over-hells in love with what you do. Noel Coward once said that "Work is more fun than fun." That sounds like the words of a crazy workaholic, (which I've been accused of before!) but that quote says so much to me. When you're in love with the work, the energy comes more naturally. You want to wake up in the morning to write more material, or to go on stage and give every shred of emotion you have. Coming up with and creating my material, getting the buzz from speaking to audiences across the country, working on my delivery so that every point hits home powerfully -- these are all things that are challenging but give me a bigger high than anything else. Since my job is public speaking, and I'm the only guy in the room talking for hours on end, I've never believed it's good enough for me to go up there and give a passive lecture and bore everyone to tears. I like to draw a lot on comedians and entertainers, those people who are compelling and passionate and able to maintain presence and go away making people feel emotionally changed for the experience. So I pour every bit of emotion I have into my talks, and afterwards (the part you don't see) is when I go home and crash, or just see friends and enjoy being the quiet one for the rest of the evening.


Inspiring Quotes

Do it with passion or not at all.

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Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

Paulo Coelho

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

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Matthew Hussey's Quotes

Be yourself’ is a polite way of saying be who you are now, don’t explore, don’t take risks, don’t learn new things, stay the same.

Matthew Hussey

Today, don’t focus on what you want from people, focus on the value you can provide to them.

Matthew Hussey

Having integrity is about knowing what your own standards are, and living them through the 1,000 tiny decisions you make every day.

Matthew Hussey

The most successful people in the world know that there is always another level.

Matthew Hussey

Start valuing a guy based on what he actually invests in you.

Matthew Hussey

Influential Books

Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends & Influence People

Peter Thiel - Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Mentors

Jamie Cullum, Christopher Hitchens

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