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April 14th, 2019

It’s How You Play The Game

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The here and now is all we have and if we play it right it’s all we need. So said Ann Richards. I agree. The most important moment is the present moment. But how to live that?

Many of us live out our lives with one eye on the past, a past that’s already gone – and the other on the future, that’s not here yet. Choosing to live in the past or in the future steals your todays and robs you of living to the fullest.

Living in the present, takes work, time and humility. If you are new to this philosophy, here are just five of many practices to get you started:

  1. Live more simply. Cut back on what you don’t want and what you don’t really need. Live as lean as you can. Don’t let all the things overtake you. They are just ‘stuff.’
  2. Stay in control of your attitude. Strive to stay positive in spite of all you hear and observe. It is easier to give in to societal convention and cynicism, but don’t. Nothing of any real, lasting value has ever been produced by a cynic.
  3. Be more compassionate and considerate of others. Start today, right now. You’ll be amazed at what flows back to you when you do.
  4. Make a conscious effort to fully appreciate the ‘little things,’ the sights, sounds and smells, and the various emotions you feel and encounter each day.
  5. Love your work. If you don’t or can’t, resolve to appreciate the good things about it. Then get involved with something outside of work that feeds your soul and gladdens your heart.

Live forward. Never look back. No one knows what the future holds so give each day your best shot. When you have gone as far as you can go, you’ll know what to do next.

It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.

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April 8th, 2019

Clarity Wins The Day

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – everyday begin the task anew. Saint Francis de Sales.

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Patience is a virtue. With few exceptions there are no overnight successes. Nothing is as straight forward and easy as it seems. Building any kind of enterprise or building a life, for that matter, takes courage, commitment and unending faith in YOU.

  1. Be clear about what you want.
  2. Be clear about why you want to do it.
  3. Be clear about who you are.
  4. Be clear about what’s making you hesitate.
  5. Be clear about the value you bring.

How many boxes did you check off?

Want to step up your dream or, perhaps, imagine a new one? Questions? Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on. Twitter

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April 1st, 2019

Young At Heart

 It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso.

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Designing a unique, successful lifestyle – however you define success – doesn’t happen overnight.

And it isn’t easy, however much we wish it were.

There are very few Mozarts. Most of us have to work at it everyday. It’s a process. Two steps forward. One step back. Repeat.

The recipe for success is filled with a long list of ingredients including our knowledge, skills and personal values.  Chief among the latter are courage, a positive, open attitude, an unfailing belief in yourself and a hopeful outlook.

All absolutely necessary today in our  digital age. Many people can actually start to feel old when they hit 40. But that doesn’t have to be. There is much, much more past 40.

It’s all about your attitude and how you feel,

As the old song goes, ” You can go to extremes with impossible schemes, you can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seems… and life gets more exciting with each passing day, and love is either in your heart or on it’s way. Don’t you know that it’s worth every treasure on earth to be young at heart.” From Young At Heart, written by Johnny Richards.

A youthful outlook and a can-do spirit…… and staying young at heart. That’s the ticket.

So here’s a question for you:

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?

Hmmm….

Want to step up your dream or, perhaps, imagine a new one? Questions? Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on. Twitter

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