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April 22nd, 2018

Yes, You Can…!

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but the thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. Frederick Douglas.

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There will always be a surplus of people, eager to find fault, to criticize and urge caution, but your job right now is to reinforce the power of yes and put your work out there anyway.

Yes, you are capable of making a difference.

Yes, it’s important.

Yes, you can ignore the cynics and naysayers.

Yes, people believe in you.

Yes, this is an opportunity and a responsibility.

It’s not easy, but nothing of any value comes without commitment, application and hard work.

But, hey, nobody ever promised easy.

Note: With the posting of this article,  I will be travelling for three weeks, taking a brief sabbatical to rest, empty my mind and refresh my spirit. I will be back here May 15 with some exciting news about a new book I am writing and, more importantly, why. I look forward to continuing our relationship when I return. See you then.

Keep up your good work.

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April 15th, 2018

With An Eye To The Future

The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you. Tennessee Williams.

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The other thing to remember is that your future, in large part, has a lot to do with what you are doing today.

So here’s the question:

Is what you are doing today moving you towards or away from how you see the future?

Doing some future planning? Could you use a fresh pair of eyes? Let’s chat. I’m easily reachable at drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867. Follow me on Twitter.

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April 13th, 2018

Attitude

“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” Wayne Dyer.

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The road of life is long. The challenges are many. There are invariably occasions that can try your soul, particularly if you are doing something you have never done before.

It’s at those times when your character kicks in and helps you through.

Of all the keys that are available to you, few are as critical as personal resolve.

Oh, and did I say attitude?

Attitude is more important than education, than what people say or think, what you’ve done in the past, or appearances, or money. It’s everything.

Want to step up your game or perhaps explore starting a new one? Let’s chat. I’m easily reachable at drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867. Follow me on Twitter.

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April 9th, 2018

Meaning

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

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

Meaning is what gets you out of bed in the morning. It’s what fuels the energy that drives you ever forward.

As you move through the years, age is only a number. It keeps you vital, interesting and interested.

And as you grow older, meaning keeps you young, with an eye not on the rear-view mirror, but always fixed on today and the future… where the living is.

Want to step up your game or perhaps explore starting a new one? Let’s chat. I’m easily reachable at drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867. Follow me on Twitter.

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April 3rd, 2018

When One Door Closes…

I can’t go back to who I was because I am a different person now. Lewis Carroll. 

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There comes a point for many of us when events or circumstances give us pause. Intuitively, we sense that it is time to rethink what we’re doing; more importantly why.

We find ourselves at a pivotable point when we can feel a hand on our shoulder and we hear ourselves asking, “Have I got my life right? Could there be more?”

Have you ever been in that situation? I have. I know how challenging that can be.

I mean, here you are, doing all the right things, playing by the rules, but there is a void in your life, a feeling that something is missing. It’s kind of like getting up from the table, after a delicious meal, but still feeling hungry. All you know for sure is that you want more, without even knowing what that more is.

You are not who you were when you first started out. None of us are.

Subject to the shifting currents, as we make our way through life, we all pass through a number of phases. It is part of the continual growing and learning process. Sometimes it can be a terrifying time because it portends change, and change is always difficult. But there it is. Staring you in the face.

Not changing, staying longer than necessary is not a good thing. If you  insist on staying past what is the right time you can become dispirited, uninteresting and lose the happiness and meaning of the other stages you have to go through.

Shutting the door behind you, closing cycles, ending chapters – whatever name you give it – is to leave in the past those moments of life that have finished, whatever they are and make the choice to move on.

When one door closes… another opens.

Things pass and the best you can do is let them really go. Sometimes it is hard, but you can’t write a new chapter in your life until the old one is ended.

That’s how life goes…

Want to step up your game or perhaps explore starting a new one? Let’s chat. I’m easily reachable at drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867. Follow me on Twitter.

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