Andy Hannagan is the co-founder of Bounce Foods along with his wife Paula Hannagan who I also profiled recently. Here’s Andy’s Effect and an insight in to why their relationship and success, both in business and their personal life, is such an inspiration to me.
WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE AND PASSION? //
I believe my purpose is to live a life that inspires others to reach for the stars, live a life with enthusiasm and laugh a lot! I have a passion for summoning the life through me and pushing the boundaries where I can to live an extraordinary life. I’m passionate about creating a life full of amazing experiences and sharing those with others.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW? //
Our health food business is growing rapidly and is consuming most of my time. I’m enjoying the growth and look forward to more. My role, however, is starting to change as more people come into the business. I’m conscious of needing to evolve myself as a leader and to create an environment which is an inspiring place to work. I love the business, I love our suppliers, I love our customers and our employees. I’m grateful for all that has been created and grateful I have enthusiasm to expand further.
We have just bought a new house and I love the creative process involved in renovating. It feels like a large canvas. I’m passionate about creating a flow of energy within the house that works for our whole family and guests.
HOW DO YOU EFFECT CHANGE IN YOUR OWN LIFE? //
(1) Set goals: I believe in being clear about what you want. I always set goals. I write them down, and I use pictures to help facilitate the imagination process.
(2) Consistency: I then put them in a place where I can see them everyday, so I can read and see what I am wishing for. I believe that consistency is key, and the more you program your mind to the possibilities the more likely it is to happen.
(3) Conversation with self: I believe the conversation in your own mind about self is critical. You have to be kind to yourself.
(4) Gracious – I believe that being grateful on a daily basis is important to the flow of universal energy.
HOW DO YOU EFFECT CHANGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY? //
I believe getting involved is the key. Trying to instill a positive way of being in all things that I get involved with.
DESCRIBE YOUR HEADSPACE? //
Open to possibilities.
DESCRIBE YOUR HOMESPACE? //
A modern country house with character; a place where all visitors feel at home; a place of laughter, love, light and warmth. The heart of the home between living, dining and kitchen are all integrated and blend with one another. There is an inviting foyer, a fireplace, warm dark floors, modern country kitchen, artwork and large decks to bring you closer to the tall trees surrounding the property that have been growing for many years. I love to entertain and enjoy a layout that allows integration, but separation if required, and a seamless flow. Our home is Feng Shui friendly which is another piece of the equation that supports your headspace.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU? //
Businesses that redefine their industry; people like Steve Jobs that changed the way we use technology; people like Richard Branson who challenge the norm; people like Nelson Mandela who have incredible resilience; a snow capped mountain that stands there in all its glory, says nothing, is completely still, but so powerful; the ocean, which has the ability to be completely still one day and a raging powerful force the next; James Houston.