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August 28th, 2017

Follow Your Heart

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. Henry Pollin.

It takes courage to live. Even more to live on your own terms. The grip that family, friends and society at large have on you is enormous. Loosening that grip can be the hardest thing you have ever done.

Life works in strange ways. Sometimes, for a small number of people like you, there comes an uninvited disruption, an unexpected event, a surprise meeting with a stranger, a health issue you weren’t expecting… when you feel, deep in your bones, that you must let go of the life you planned and walk down a new path. To follow your heart, wherever it takes you, come what may.

It will take courage, more than you thought you ever had. Only you can take that first, all-important step.

The people who love you won’t mind and the those who mind don’t matter.

Want to make more happen? Step up your life and grow further? Contact me today for an initial, complimentary conversation. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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August 21st, 2017

Life is a high-wire act

The purpose of life, after all, is to love it, to taste the experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. Eleanor Roosevelt.

There’s a great mystery to life. As much as we plan and do things right, we are continuously reminded of how tenuous it can be.

It to good to remember that life is a once-in-a lifetime experience and make the most out of it; paying attention to what’s really important and discarding what’s frivolous, sharing love, appreciating everything we have, learning and growing, grateful for life, and living each, wonderful day to the fullest.

Want to make more happen? Step up your life and grow further? Contact me today for an initial, complimentary conversation. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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August 17th, 2017

Artistry in Business

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin.

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Artistry isn’t just confined to the world of the arts and music.

There is artistry in business, too. Particularly in today’s technology-driven, inter-connected, interdependent market place.

There’s the art of the deal, putting people and resources together. There’s art in product design, in the creation of a best-selling app or a new service. There’s art in being able to read a market, to know when to get in and when to get out.

You get the idea. Creativity lies within the person who is willing to take a risk when others wouldn’t; someone who makes things happen, improves peoples’ lives, changes markets or changes the world.

You don’t have to be a Picasso or a Mozart or a Silicone Valley whiz kid to make your mark.

If there’s an artist in you, just waiting to get out….. this is the time.

If not now… when?

Want to make more happen? Step up your life and grow further? Contact me today for an initial, complimentary conversation. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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August 14th, 2017

The 3 Big E’s Philosophy

For every minute you remain angry, you give up 60 seconds of peace of mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson.’

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I don’t know about you, but the number of positive thinking, happy people I encounter on a daily basis I can usually count on one hand. So many seem to spend their day looking for (and then, of course, finding it) fault and focused on the negativity.

So when I come across an exception, I always make a point to tell them her or him how refreshing their sunny outlook is. When I do, instantly they flash a big smile. It happened again this weekend when I came across just such an individual, the concierge at a condominium residence.

“I try,” he said. “I live each day according to what I call the 3 big E’s.”

“Let me guess, ” I said smiling, “Energy….”

He finished the sense for me: “Empathy and enthusiasm.”

Energy, empathy and enthusiasm. Can you imagine what our days would like if everyone subscribed to this simple philosophy?

The choice is ours.

Hmmm….

Have you successfully reached a plateau and are looking for a creative solution to take your life to greater heights? Would you like to work with me? Contact me today for an initial, complimentary conversation. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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August 8th, 2017

There Are No Ordinary Days

No one day is like another, each tomorrow has its special miracle, its magic moment in which old universes are destroyed and new starts created. Paulo Coelho.

Living at the speed we do today, it’s all too easy to miss the magic moments in life.

We’re all so busy just trying to keep up, “staying alive”, as the expression goes. The days turn into weeks, weeks into months and before you know it, in what seems the blink of an eye, years have slipped away.

Metaphorically speaking, we are on an express train hurtling down the track. As we navigate life’s twists and turns, we continually make choices as to which car we will ride in. We move from car to car but it’s always the same train going faster and faster to its final destination.

The pace is frenetic, the stress and strain unrelenting. Life can easily catch up to you if you are not careful. We’re so focused on the big stuff that we can often overlook the seemingly little things and significant moments that can make such a difference to our lives and those around us who really matter.

So how can you reduce the stress in your life and make time to take the “ordinary” out of your day and make it more meaningful?

Here are five suggestions:

1. Practice gratitude. Notice and give thanks for what you have rather than bemoan what you haven’t.

2. Share joy, not negativity.

3. Consume wisely. Pause before buying. Ask yourself; do I need this or simply want it?

4. Pay attention to the effects of the media you consume. Practice discretion.

5. Choose your friends with care. If you strive to be spiritually strong, supportive and positive, seek those characteristics in others and help them develop those traits by living them yourself.

Life is too important and time too short to fritter away on the ordinary.

Whether you want to start another venture or top up the one you have, even if it’s a small, tentative step, there isn’t a better day than today to begin.

Have you successfully reached a plateau and are looking for some creative solutions to take you to the next level? Contact me to day for an initial complimentary conversation. Text/Call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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