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June 29th, 2017

Give Yourself Permission

The Zen Master poured his visitor’s teacup full and then kept pouring.

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The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.

“It’s overfull,” he exclaimed. “No more will go in.”

“Like this cup,” the Zen Master replied, “you are full of your own opinions and assumptions. How can you learn your truth until you first empty your cup?”

Every epiphany has a common point. Regardless of the specific event or whatever triggers the enquiry, something happens that awakens our consciousness or reminds us that we have drifting.

In our heart of hearts, we know that we have to stop and take stock. It can be any number of events. It can strike you at any point in your journey. There is no particular age when it happens.

Perhaps, it’s getting caught in a corporate restructuring. Maybe it’s the loss of someone you loved dearly, through death or divorce. Perhaps it’s a financial failure or an unexpected, life-threatening illness.

Then again, maybe it’s none of the above; it’s just a deep-in-your-soul feeling that you’re off the track and it’s time to get real.

One day, whatever it is, you realize that you are all caught up in a life that is no longer yours. You started out with your own dreams and plans, and dutifully followed suit, but along the way, someone or something hijacked them.

It’s at this point when you begin the long, slow process of growing into fuller maturity and becoming more human. For whatever reason, experience, education and observation begin to converge and life suddenly starts coming together in a manner it never had before.

Until you reach this point, the surface questions are no more than idle chatter cluttering up your mind. Life’s daily routines and the idleness of the media seem to take on an unwarranted importance that only serve to further distract you from what you think is truly important.

Everything looks all right, but it feels all wrong.

Do I have this right, you wonder? Could someone switch the script when I wasn’t watching?

If this resonating, the Zen Master may have had it right. There’s a good chance that your cup, too, is running over the brim and a rethink is in order.

Life is moving at lightening speed. Change is rampant. Much of it seems totally out whack. It is giving many pause to stop and take a look at themselves and at what they’re doing. More to the point, why?

Could a personal reinvention be on order, or at the very least, a new challenge?

None of us are who we were when we first started out. We reinvented ourselves many times along the way and every time took on a new challenge.

Perhaps, it’s time again. By stretching the limits of what you have allowed yourself to do in the past, you were able to to do more than you every thought possible. You can do it again.

Maybe you have have been thinking about a new business, moving to a new city, going back to school, or making other changes in your business or personal life.

Regardless of what it is, if you want it badly enough, are willing to work for it and pay the price, if you think you can, you can do it again

One more time… give yourself permission.

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

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June 25th, 2017

What Brings you Joy?

The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it’s really a different kind of life. Buckmaster Fuller.

If you could do anything you wanted to do everyday, what would it be?

If money, time, health or relationships and anything else were not an issue, how would you spend your time, and with whom?

These are big questions that will take some time to answer, because we all have become accustomed to doing what we have to, instead of what we want to, and have constructed our lives accordingly.

So here’s the challenge: What would it take to create the kind of life you really want to create for yourself?

It can be done – it just takes thought, action and the willingness on your part to do the work to make it happen.

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

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June 21st, 2017

Sharing

He who divides and shares is left with the best share. Mexican Proverb.

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What is time if we don’t share it?

What is passion if we don’t share it?

What is experience if we don’t share it?

What is knowledge if we don’t share it?

What is love if we don’t share it?

What, indeed?

Hmmm…

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

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June 18th, 2017

Courage Wins The Day.

Success is never final, failure is never final. It’s courage that counts. John Wooden.

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Of all the human character traits, the possession of courage is the most important.

It is the foundation upon which all the other necessary traits stand.

Courage, together with hope, will overcome fear and doubt and see you through to victory.

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

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June 14th, 2017

You Gotta Be Excited.

Whatever your dream, you must get excited about it.

Excitement leads to action and action leads to momentum.

Without momentum your dream will die.

So, get excited about it.

If you’re not, no one else will be either.

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

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