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January 28th, 2018

Old-School Patience.

Patience is a virtue and I’m learning patience. Elon Musk.

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Are you stressed out, doing what everybody else is doing, trying to compete in an already over-crowded market-place? Unhappy with the slow pace of your success?

Maybe it’s time to rethink your plans.

Our society is going through a period of change unlike anything we have experienced since the dawn of the industrial age. Whole industries have been up-ended. Globalization and technology have changed how we do practically everything.

To grow your enterprise or advance your career in today’s hard scrabble environment, you’ve got to tell your own story, work smarter and work hard. And have patience.

These days it seems there is an app for everything. With a click you’ll be there. Right? Wrong.

There is no app for overnight success. Overnight successes are rare. Think 1 in 10,000. The road to any worthwhile venture is long.

There are few Mozarts. Most of us have to resort to old-fashioned, old-school patience.

Have you made a conscious decision to improve your personal performance and live up to your potential? Let’s chat. Like me to speak to your group? I am easily reachable. Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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January 25th, 2018

Change Leads to Growth

It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave behind us in the past those moments in life that are over. Paulo Coelho.

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One of hardest things to do is to change.

To those who are afraid of change, it is threatening because they think things might get worse. To those who hold out hope, it is encouraging because things might get better. To those more confident, change is inspiring because they know it can it open the doors on to new opportunities.

To change is to let go of old ideas that are no longer current, outdated methodologies and the old stories we have been told by parents, friends, work associates and society at large. As comfortable and familiar as they are, they are other people’s stories, based on their views and experiences. Not yours. They have to go if you are serious about changing.

As challenging as it is, if you are caught up in the weeds, unable to find the answers you are seeking,  know that you can’t move on until you let go of the familiar.

As soon as you do, ideas will begin to flow again.

The key to growth lies in your willingness to change.

Have you made a conscious decision to improve your personal performance and live up to your potential? Let’s chat. Like me to speak to your group? I am easily reachable. Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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January 21st, 2018

Make A Difference

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. Martin Luther King Jr.

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If you are kind, some people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, some people may cheat you. Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway.

It doesn’t matter what others may think or if anyone else cares.

What matters is that you care and know that it does make a difference.

Have you made a conscious decision to improve your personal performance and live up to your potential? Let’s chat. Like me to speak to your group? I am easily reachable. Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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January 17th, 2018

Keep Going With the Flow

There are three constants in life; change, choice and principles. Steven Covey.

It’s all about the attitude you have right now. And it’s a continuing choice.

The goal is not to let the temporary pain or rejection cause you to stop flowing. Keep going.

Have you made a conscious decision to improve your personal performance and live up to your potential? Let’s chat. Like me to speak to your group? I am easily reachable. Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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January 14th, 2018

What Age Would You Be?

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford.

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The late Bernard Baruch, financier and advisor to many US presidents was in his late eighties and still going strong, when someone asked him how old he thought ‘old’ was. He replied, “old is fifteen years older than I am.”

That thought occurred to me recently as I was standing in line at the cash desk, waiting to pay for a bottle of wine. There was an attractive, younger woman ahead of me buying a bottle as well.

As she was taking the money out of her purse, the cashier politely asked her for identification, thinking that she might be under age. Here, in Ontario, you have to be at least 19 years of age to purchase wine or liquor.

“I hope you don’t think I’m being personal,” he said. “It’s the law.”

Now, I’m not good at guessing ages but she didn’t look anymore than 30 to me. From my vantage point she is just getting started.

Her face immediately lit up. Laughing, as she handed over her ID card, she replied, “Mind? Are you kidding? I’m flattered. The way my week’s going, I feel like I’m 40!”

She’s not alone. At some point we all reach an invisible, or not so invisible wall, where we begin to feel that we are getting old. Or think we are. Especially in this day and age.

The truth is though, aging doesn’t happen at any given hour or day or decade. The process is not biologically set in stone. It’s all about staying open, continually learning and being willing to adapt to change.

We all age, of course, but we have a choice. It’s a mindset. We can’t stop the clock, but as it keeps ticking, we can resolve to be old or older. We can remain young at heart.

So here’s a question to start off your week:

If you didn’t know how old you were, what age would you be?

Have you made a conscious decision to improve your personal performance and live up to your potential? Let’s chat. Like me to speak to your group? I am easily reachable. Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com

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