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January 30th, 2017

Stay Hungry

Are you a doer, always up for a challenge, looking for what’s next?

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You are not alone. There is an ever growing cohort of people who, having completed a successful run, are on the hunt for “what’s next” in their lives,

Comfortable but not satisfied. Reasonably content with their life/business/career situation but sensing there is still more out there for them, they want to step up their game.

Some are bored to death, fearful of growing stale and irrelevant.

A growing number of brave souls are seriously thinking about a complete rewrite.

The central issue in all of the above is the need to keep on growing. We all need to grow. It is as necessary as breathing. It is part of humankind’s DNA. We are hard-wired to be curious and to always be hungry for more.

Why is that? It is because that whatever the new goal or aspiration, it isn’t so much the goal itself but the action of striving, the challenge that lies at the heart of the growing process.

That’s because the act of striving is a creative, challenging activity. It’s what keeps you interested, interesting and totally engaged.

The thing is…. what’s next? And how to find it.

That what my new 3rdAGE Workshop is all about. It’s about how to find that elusive “what’s next.” There is a way.  You can learn how by attending this new, refreshed presentation. It is being held in Toronto next Tuesday, Feb. 7. For all the details and to sign up, click here:

http://www.drewsimmie.com/3rd-age-workshop.html

If you are not in the Toronto area and would like to learn more about holding the workshop online, please email your inquiry to info@drewsimmie.com.

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January 25th, 2017

The Flame of Passion

You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning in your own. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Fuelled by your vision, passion is the interior energy that moves people from within. It comes from your inner most being and manifests itself in your drive, in what you devote your time to, at work and at home.

Passion is about doing what you love and doing what you have to do to get there. It gets you through what can seem like impossible obstacles and unexpected road blocks.

Being passionate about something motivates you to go above and beyond anything your will or some external force can match. It makes you more effective, efficient, strengthens your commitment and makes you feel better about yourself.

The better you feel about yourself, the more receptive you are to new ideas and opportunities and less fearful.

Just as importantly, passion creates and nurtures other positive emotions and feelings like faith, positive expectancy, love, trust and meaning – all of which add to your feeling of well being and personal satisfaction.

On the road to success (however you define it) one of the most important drivers is a brightly burning flame of passion.

But here’s the thing. If you are not passionate about your business, no one else will be either.

Have you made a conscious decision to improve your performance and live up to your full potential? Learn how at my 3RDAGEWorkshop. Need help moving on to what’s next and would like to work with me? Let’s chat. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com.

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January 21st, 2017

Persistance is a Virtue

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. Thomas Carlyle.

The people who are good in the long run often stumble in the beginning. Sometimes more than once. We just don’t see their initial failures.

Failure is not fatal. On the road to ultimate success, failure is just another opportunity to learn from your mistakes, grow some more and to do better the next time.

Becoming good in the long run is the result of your effort, tenacity and executing smartly. It is also matter of being well prepared when the right opportunity comes along.

We may be living in the digital age when so much seems to happen at the speed of a tweet, but anything of real value always takes a long time. Have you ever noticed?

Have you made a conscious decision to improve your performance and live up to your full potential? Learn how at my 3RDAGEWorkshop. Need help moving on to what’s next and would like to work with me? Let’s chat. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com.

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January 19th, 2017

Barack Obama

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“Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we are founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make it. That’s an essential promise of America. Where you start should not determine where you end up.” Barack Obama.

As he leaves the White House, I for one, sincerely hope he finds another platform from which he can continue to speak out and speak up.

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January 15th, 2017

Be a Good Listener

To say that a person feels listened to means a lot more than that their ideas get heard. It makes people feel valued. Deborah Tannen.

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There are few needs of the human heart that are greater than the need to be heard, to be understood and respected for whom we are, to have someone actually hear what we are saying.

Too often, though, in our state of perpetual busyness and in a rush to make our view known, many engage in a conversation without hearing what the other person is saying.

Have you ever found yourself in an encounter when you are already preparing a response to the point that the other person is trying to express even before they have finished speaking? I know i have.

You are nodding, smiling, but not really hearing. You are in too much of a hurry, too invested in your own position to even hear their’s.

It is only when you consciously slow down and the other person realizes that you are listening, sincerely paying attention to what they have to say, that real communication begins.

Have you made a conscious decision to improve your performance and live up to your full potential? Learn how at my 3RDAGEWorkshop. Need help moving on to what’s next and would like to work with me? Let’s chat. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com.

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Email drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867.