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November 22nd, 2017

The Dance of Life

Do you sometimes feel that, for whatever reason, time is no longer on your side? Do you wish you could turn back the clock? Sorry.

In his famous, I Have a Dream speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reminded us that:

“We are faced with the fact, my friends, tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is no such thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at a flood – it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, “Too late.”

ay From time to time, many of us may feel similar sentiments, especially today. The times are uncommon. Uncertainty and fear are creeping around the edges, sniffing at the centre.

We all face barriers, challenges and fears of one kind or another and have occasional setbacks. That’s how life goes. One step forward, two steps back, but it is never too late. Not if you don’t want it to be.

Stay strong. Even as the clock keeps ticking, in the dance of life, the trick is to keep on dancing.

Up on the dance floor but out of step? Need some help? Like me to speak to your group? I am easily reachable. Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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November 20th, 2017

Build Windmills

When the wind changes direction, there are those who build walls and those who build windmills. Chinese proverb.

We’re living in interesting times. The era we are heading into is demanding, for sure, and not for the faint of heart.

The headwinds are strong but they portend new opportunities, new openings and new starts for those who will build windmills.

Building a windmill? Need some help? Like me to speak to your group? I am easily reachable. Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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November 16th, 2017

Perhaps

The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. The important thing is not to allow that to scare you. Tennessee Williams.

No one can predict the future. All each of us can do is hope for the best, be the best we can be, do the most we can do with what we have at our disposal and leave the world a better place than we found it.

That will be enough….

Are you doing your best? Searching to do more? Need some one to help you? Like me to speak to your group? I am easily reachable. Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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November 13th, 2017

Home is Where You Stand

One of my favourite contemporary writers is Pico Iyer. He writes and speaks on a number of eclectic subjects. A friend forwarded a link to a TED Talk that he had delivered, entitled Where Is Home?

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A master story teller, his talk is engaging and inspirational.

We’re living in trying, uncertain times. Diversity and change are the coinage of our era. Everyday the world gets a little smaller and meaner. Listening and watching the media to which we seem to become ever more addicted, the choice offered up is increasingly stark: Either we are all going to hell in a hand basket, or we are on the cusp of a bright, brave new world.

Ever the optimist, in spite of the growing evidence to the contrary, I am inclined to the latter view, holding to a hopeful, inclusive picture of the world. Yes, it’s  challenging but so are the opportunities, if you are willing to stay open and look for them.

In spite of the seeming evidence to the contrary, I’m still bullish on the future. I think Pico has it right. In the global world, home is not where you came from…  it is where you stand.

Painting a brighter picture of your future? Need some one to help you? Like me to speak to your group? I am easily reachable. Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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November 8th, 2017

Rules?!*#@!

Rules? Rules?! We’re trying to create something here. Thomas Edison.

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If you’re going to create something, there will probably come a time when you are going to have to break out of the way you think and see the world.

You are going to have to try something you’ve never attempted before. You may even have to go up against people who seem to know better than you do, and just follow your intuition.

Sometimes, there’s no other way.

Jump right in. When you’ve gone as far as you can, you’ll know what to do next.

Need someone to quietly think out loud with? Like me to speak to your group? I am easily reachable. Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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