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February 27th, 2017

Be Happy

Happiness is not ready made. It comes from your actions. Dalai Lama.

Is there anything that is so desired but seemingly so difficult to find?

Happiness is a constantly moving target. If you asked me what I thought constituted happiness, I would suggest that happiness happens when what you think and say is in sync with what you do.

It results from constantly learning, growing and sharing: Helping others along their path, making a difference and doing what matters.

Reduced to a simpler level, happiness is loving what you do and loving whom you are with.

It’s up to you and how you choose to see life.

Would you like to take your life to new heights? Examine how by attending my 3RDAGEWorkshop I am holding on March 8 in Toronto. Need help moving on to what’s next? Let’s chat. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com.

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February 21st, 2017

Break From The Past

Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your own experience or your own convictions. Dag Hammarskjold.

Have you found yourself quizzically starring into the bathroom mirror in the morning, at the start of yet another same-old day wondering, “Who is this person?”

Or sitting at 35,000 feet on the way to a conference or on a holiday, vacantly looking out the window thinking, “Do I have this picture right?”

You are not alone. Many today, fed up, stressed out and tired of all the pretence and the nonsense, are considering their options. They are searching not only for more than meaning but rather what Joseph Campbell described as the feeling of being alive.

Could it be time for a change? Yes, it’s true that change is risky but it is equally true that being willing to break from the past doesn’t always mean giving up the “good life” and all that for which you have worked so hard.

Nor does it mean you can’t be consistent with your entrepreneurial, money making instincts and skills. In fact, if you do opt for something new you will need all your innate talents and values.

Letting go of the familiar isn’t for everyone. Breaking from the past will take all the courage you can muster but if you feel in your bones that the future still beckons for you there isn’t a better time than today.

It is no longer business as usual. Our world is changing dramatically, bringing with it many challenges. At the same time though, new opportunities are open to those willing to put down their old, irrelevant stories and make a break from the past.

Are you in?

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February 14th, 2017

If The Mountain Were Smooth…

The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Nothing of any value comes without passion, hard work and discipline.

These are difficult, trying times. Times that call for personal leadership. Whether you are leading yourself, a company, a department or your own enterprise, it is inevitable that some days the mountain just seems to get higher.

Whenever you have one of the those days, it’s good to remind yourself that if the mountain were smooth you couldn’t climb it.

Would you like to take your life to new heights? Examine how by attending my 3RDAGEWorkshop I am holding on March 8 in Toronto. Need help moving on to what’s next? Let’s chat. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com.

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February 12th, 2017

Seven Marketing Must Knows

Marketing has always been a challenge. Never more so than now. Getting your message out there is not easy. Whatever your project…

  1. Know EXACTLY who your market is.
  2. Know HOW you are going to reach them.
  3. What STORY are you telling?
  4. Are they OPEN to hearing it or simply not interested?
  5. What FEAR might be holding them back from saying yes?
  6. WHEN do you expect them to buy into your offering?
  7. What will they TELL their friends about it?

Would you like to take your life to new heights? Examine how by attending  my 3RDAGEWorkshop I am holding on March 8 in Toronto. Need help moving on to what’s next? Let’s chat. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com.

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February 6th, 2017

Willing to Listen

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Living in a global village demands we have a world view.

Whether we are in Toronto, Toledo or Timbuctu, we are interconnected and interdependent. We’re all in this together.

Hence the collective outrage over President’s Trump recent action over blocking immigrants to the United States. The very idea of America posting a “not welcome” sign runs counter to the open, inclusive spirit upon which the country was founded.

Broadly speaking, a world view is a set of expectations and biases we have formed that shapes how we see and feel about people in other nations and of other faiths and cultural values.

Accommodation isn’t always easy, but as distances and time continue to shrink, it is good to remember that most of us, regardless of where we stand on the globe, are just trying to get through the day, striving to stay alive, better our conditions and do the best by our families and those for whom we care.

We are not the same, of course. Our cultures, religions, educational, economic and societal differences can make strangers of us – but only if we let them.

The songs we sing, the stories we tell, sounds and words that can to others sound foreign, even threatening, can create a gap. Still, as the the world gets smaller, we need to make the effort to narrow the gap, remembering that a stranger is only a person whose story or song we have never heard – until we are willing to listen.

Would you like to take your life to new heights? Learn how by attending my 3RDAGEWorkshop I am holding March 8 in Toronto. Need help moving on to what’s next? Let’s chat. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com.

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