January 12th, 2020

Courage My Love

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I’ve wanted to do. Georgia O’Keefe.


In the realm of ideas everything depends on your enthusiasm but in the tough, hard scrabble of everyday life it’s your courage that carries the day.

Whatever your objective, the goal is never to let the temporary pain or fear cause your creative juices to stop flowing or from straying off your path.

The road is long but whatever you’re working on, whether it’s your business or a personal life situation, if it sticks to your soul, stick with it.

The road to success, however you measure it, is always longer than you expected… just another one of life’s pesky rules!

January 6th, 2020

In or Out

We are made wise not by the recollection of the past but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw.


A new year can often portend breaking with a past that isn’t working for you anymore and starting out in a new direction.

Whatever that new direction, it almost always means some sort of change and having the courage to take a big leap of faith.

Making that leap – with intention – is an essential part of the innovative process. But every entrepreneur and doer knows this.

It’s about venturing into unknown territory but not letting all the necessary things you still have to do wear you down; not waiting for your peers or or the marketplace or an arbitrary deadline to get started.

We’re living in changing, stressful times, times demanding that we be the very best version of ourselves that we can be.

If you are truly committed to yourself, you’ll know when it’s the right time and you’ll figure it out as you move forward, one step at a time, one day at time, for as long as it takes.

This isn’t for everybody, I know, but you’re not everybody.

In today’s environment, you’re either in or you’re out.

It’s your call.

December 23rd, 2019

A New Decade. Fresh Adventures!

Cheers to a new year another chance to get it right. Oprah Winfrey.


Leave it to Oprah to find the right phrase!

There’s a new decade knocking on the door. In spite of the cynics and pessimists, there are good things going on all around us and amazing stuff in the works.

All over the globe, there are countless people, quietly doing their best everyday for themselves and others, refusing to give into exclusiveness, greed and selfishness that are so ubiquitous.

They make an active choice to stand up what for they believe in and continue to work towards a better world.

Not blindly, but rather with a hard-earned optimism, they embrace the new year and celebrate another chance to get it right.

In that vein, I wish you a happy New Year… and all the best the coming year.

With this post I am taking some time off and will see you back here on January 6, 2020…in a new decade that promises fresh adventures. Get ready!

December 15th, 2019

The Future is Just Over the Horizon

If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions. Chinese proverb.


We’re living in changing, trying times. For many, the future is looking iffy, even bleak. The naysayers and the doubters are ascending, but for the doers and the seekers, the sky is not falling in.

They know that, as it always has, the sun will come up tomorrow.

For the doers and the seekers, new opportunities abound. They are not distracted nor discouraged. They think their future will be better than the past. They have high energy levels. Their interests are constantly expanding. They are always open to others and receptive to new thoughts and ideas. And they are not afraid to make mistakes.

Sure the challenges are many and daunting. No one ever promised easy.

2020 beckons. There’s a new era just up ahead; filled with new ways of seeing and doing things, and looking at the world. Serious work needs to be done.

For the seekers and doers, the future is just over the horizon, there for the taking… and they are taking it!

Want to power up your life and be the best version of yourself? We could chat… Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

December 9th, 2019

Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly passed into law the International Human Rights Principles to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.


In 1995, on the 50th anniversary of that occasion, Maya Angelou was invited to address the United Nations Assembly in New York. In front of the US president and heads of states from all the world, Maya Angelou passionately read her poem, A Brave and Startling Truth. It spoke volumes then as it does now. Travel back 24 years and listen….hmmm. We still have a long way to go.

In the words of the Persian poet, Rumi, life is a balance of letting go and holding on. If you  have been thinking about the general direction of your life and think more balance is in order, perhaps we could chat. Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.


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