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February 25th, 2018

Take Control Of Your Time

If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. Thich Nhat Hanh.

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In our crazy, time-pressured world, the demands on our life at work and at home seem never-ending. Everybody wants a piece of us and our time but there is only so much of it to go around. Do you find that? I know I do.

Fact is, there are only 24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week. Only 168 hours! We are running faster and faster,  but faster and faster can catch up with you if you let it.

It can ruin relationships, cut down on efficiency in the work place and suck the joy out of life. All is not lost, though, not if you don’t want it to be.

Living in the present moment, practicing mindfulness is something you can master. It will take time, discipline and commitment, but for now, here are five things you can do to take control of your time:

  1. Ruthlessly review and cut back on your todo list. Ask yourself what’s important and what’s not. Take it from there.
  2. Learn to say ‘no.’ If someone asks for a piece of your time, check your agenda before committing. Arrange a mutually convenient time to get together. Mutually is the operative word.
  3. Stop being a slave to social media. It can be a terrible time waster and a real distraction.
  4. Increase your awareness of how you react and respond to others. Be attentive. Listen.
  5. Concentrate more on the present and not so much on the future. If you are doing the right things today, the future will take care of itself.

Heads up! If you find your schedule is pressing and you’d like to take control of your time, you won’t want to miss my seminar, Tuesday Feb. 27. Read Step Into Life. I know it’s short notice, but hey, what can I say? I hope to see you there.

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February 21st, 2018

Just do it, anyway.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear do not sit home and think about it. Get out and get busy. Dale Carnegie.

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From time to time, all of us have experienced occasions when secretly we thought about doing something we haven’t done before, something we felt was the right thing to do, only at the last moment to back off, unsure, afraid to try.

There is nothing sure in life. There are no garantees but when you step back from something, you are hiding your true gifts and talents.

When you do that, you are doing yourself a disservice. Worse, you are selling yourself short, accepting less.

The only way to get over your fear of doing something is to do the thing you fear. The only real fear is to the failure to try.

Try. Be brave. Just do it, anyway.

Note: If all of this is resonating and your courage is a little thin, I encourage you to read about my next seminar. Read Step Into Life.

Want to step further into your life and step up your game? Interested in working with me? Contact me at drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867. Follow me on Twitter.

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February 16th, 2018

Nobody Promised You Easy.

It’s the little things that are vital. Little things make big things happen. John Wooden.

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These are demanding times. Change is in the air. The challenges are many but so are the opportunities for those willing to take risks and put themselves out there.

If you’re seriously thinking about making a change – and are clear in your mind about what you want to do, here are three questions to ask yourself. There are many more, of course, but this will get you started:

  1. How well have you planned? How are you going to accomplish this change? What actions do you need to take ? What are the timelines?
  2. Can you step outside your comfort zone? Stepping outside your comfort zone takes courage, discipline and more faith in yourself than you ever imagined you had.
  3. Are you prepared to sacrifice and do the hard work? For as long as it takes?

So here’s the thing. There are no set-in-stone rules. Following your dream and taking your love out into the cold reality and conventions of the marketplace will take time (longer your thought) and it won’t be easy but nobody promised you easy.

Want to step into your life and step up your game? Interested in working with me? Contact me at drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867. Follow me on Twitter.

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February 11th, 2018

It’s Your Courage That Counts

In the flow of life, there is no in-between. You are either going forward or falling backwards. There is no standing still.

Whatever you new objective, the goal is not to let the temporary pain or fear cause your creative juices to stop flowing. Almost always, creating something new takes longer to accomplish than you expect.

It’s just one of life’s rules.

Stay strong. At the beginning of each day, it’s your courage that counts.

Want to step into your life and step up your game? Interested in working with me? Contact me at drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867. Follow me on Twitter

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February 8th, 2018

Be Yourself.

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

We all have a story to tell. Time is marching on, faster than you think. Every moment of everyday counts. The thing is to use the time you have been given judiciously, doing what matters most to you.

Don’t be so taken with the success stories and exploits of others and how they live their lives that you get side tracked from living your own.

Don’t let others do your thinking, talking and deciding for you. That means taking control of your own life, getting absolutely clear about who you are, what you believe and how you want to spend your days. Most importantly, why. 

It means consuming less and creating more, discarding time wasters and deciding to put down those old burdens you have been carrying around for longer than you can remember. It means finding time and ways to cut out the exterior noise and spend more quiet time with yourself.

Hold your best wishes and biggest goals close to your heart and work towards achieving them everyday. If you truly care about what you do and you work diligently at it, there is almost nothing that isn’t within your grasp.

You have everything you need to become what you are capable of becoming. When you commit to yourself and decide to tell your own story, you’ll never look back.

To quote Oscar Wilde, “Be yourself, everybody else is taken.”

Want to step into your life and step up your game? Interested in working with me? Contact me at drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867. Follow me on Twitter

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