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May 31st, 2017

It’s tough being successful.

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being successful. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You’ve got to keep on working that talent. Irving Berlin.

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A composer of musicals and over 1,000 songs (among them, White Christmas). Starting from humble beginnings he played piano in one key – F Sharp, and never learned to read or transcribe music. Not bad for a 4 year old kid who immigrated to the USA from Russia. (Take that, Trump.)

He was 70 when he was purported to have issued those words of advice.

His business, of course, was music. Whatever yours is, don’t fall for the applause. You’ve got to keep on working your talent, whatever direction it takes.

Navigating your future. In these changing times, is your current plan the right one? Is a recalibration in the cards? Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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May 29th, 2017

The Meaning Of Life

Life is without meaning. You bring meaning to it. The meaning of life is what you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the feeling. Joseph Campbell.

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Of the many prerequisites needed to live a long, full and productive life, one of the most important is the need for a purpose or meaning.

That’s what makes you get up in the morning – what drives you towards your goals and aspirations.

As you move through the years, age is only a number. Meaning keeps you vital, interesting and interested. And, as you get older, it keeps you young.

Navigating your future. In these changing times, is your current plan the right one? Is a recalibration in the cards? Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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May 24th, 2017

5 Rules Entrepreneurs Follow

  1. You have to do the work. There is a huge difference between knowing how or what to do – and actually doing it. It isn’t enough to know. You have to take action.
  2. We are all working for ourselves now. Whether you are the CEO of your own business or a CEO reporting to the board, in today’s economy, we are all self-employed, even when we are working for someone else – trading our talents and energies for pay and applause.
  3. Too many choices are not always a good thing. With too many choices,you can easily get distracted and lose your focus. Best to concentrate your time and talents in one area. And do it well.
  4. Ship ‘on the run.’ You will never be 100% ready. Don’t wait to have everything little detail nailed before you start that new project or seize a promising opportunity. Get out there with it. 80% of something delivered is better than 100% of something that never gets out the door. You can make adjustments and corrections as you go.
  5. Every mistake you make is progress. The more mistakes you make the closer you come to your goal. The only mistake that can truly throw you off stride is to do nothing because you are afraid. Don’t let fear stand in your way. Do it anyway.

Navigating your future. In these changing times, is your current plan the right one? Is a recalibration in the cards? Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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May 21st, 2017

Overcome Resistance

The ability to know that your perceptions are accurate has to happen without others’ validation. Intuition is not the result of diet, rituals or wind chimes. It’s the natural consequence of having self-esteem, the greatest power you can have. With self-esteem, your life can broaden into an adventure because you can know in your gut that you can handle the unknown. And you can handle helping others without fear, which is true liberation. Caroline Myss.

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Sometimes in our lives, things aren’t happening because we are actually doing all we can to prevent them from happening. In a way, it’s a paradox.

All twisted up in our doubts and fears, subconsciously we have slammed on the breaks, preventing our goals or dreams from manifesting so as to prevent any more pain and getting hurt again.

Boxed in by our uncomfortable comfort zone, we forget, or don’t want to be reminded, that life is not simple. It’s complicated and hard. Those who can come to terms with that idea, who can tolerate and understand that there is no gain without pain can overcome their resistance and the friction it causes.

Ironically, friction can be a good thing. The act of fighting against the resistance against life’s various and many challenges makes you stronger, better and more powerful.

How you meet and deal and give meaning to the forces arranged against you will ultimately determine your outcome.

Overcoming your resistance, in large measure, has much to you with how you show up everyday: Knowing that if you are being honest, if you’ve got it right, and do the right things, the Universe will jump in to help and that victory is just up ahead.

Strange, perhaps. But that’s how life often works.

Navigating your future. In these changing times, is your current plan the right one? Is a recalibration in the cards? Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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May 18th, 2017

The Dance of Life

In his famous, I Have a Dream Speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. eloquently 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 such a 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 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.”

Many of us, from time to time, feel similar sentiments, especially today. We all face barriers and challenges of one kind or another and have setbacks occasionally. That’s how life goes. It’s the familiar dance – one step forward, two steps back.

In the dance of life, time waits for no one.

The key is to keep dancing – with the fierce urgency of now.

Navigating your future. In these changing times, is your current plan the right one? Is a recalibration in the cards? Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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