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November 4th, 2018

Keep Moving Forward

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw.

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In our world of constant change, there is a growing community of accomplished men and women who, regardless of where they currently are on their journey or their life situation, are not content to sit back on their laurels.

They continue to reach out, looking for a new vision, something more, something else to engage both their mind and their heart.

Always up for a new challenge, determined to stay relevant, they want to maximize their potential and get to the very top of themselves.

For some, that might mean sharpening their skills and  stepping up their current game. For others, it could well involve re-imagining themselves and striking out in a totally different direction.

The work place is no longer the way it used to be. The very idea of work is changing. In today’s world, you’re either falling behind or going ahead. There is no middle ground.

Life can be complicated. Living well doesn’t just happen. Moving forward takes courage, curiosity, the willingness to expect the unexpected and continually adapt to change. And that’s  just for openers.

How many boxes can you check off?

Now that you’re here: Want to step up your game or are in transition and could use a fresh pair of eyes? Would you like me to speak to your group? Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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October 29th, 2018

Your Future’s Just Up Ahead

If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present action. Chinese proverb.

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We’re living in trying, uncertain times. For many, the future is looking iffy, even bleak. The naysayers and the doubters are ascending, but for the doers and the seekers, the sky is not falling in. They know that, as it always has, the sun will come up tomorrow.

For them, new opportunities are just over the horizon. They are not distracted nor discouraged.

They think the future will be better than the past. They have high energy levels. Their interests are constantly expanding. They remain open to others and receptive to new thoughts and ideas.

The future is for the curious and the courageous… and they are grabbing it.

Now that you’re here: Want to step up your game or are in transition and could use a fresh pair of eyes? Would you like me to speak to your group? Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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October 22nd, 2018

You Have Choices

A lot of life is about the choices you make.

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Some are more difficult to make than others. It’s always the most important ones that are the hardest.

The most fundamental one is how you view life. Everything flows from there.

Today, constantly buffeted by a steady diet of negativity, fear and pessimism it is easier to think that life is just about the money, wearing the right labels, holidaying in the latest hotspot or owning the latest thing; or you can think it is a wonderful, magical ride, albeit with with many bumps and unexpected sharp curves but well worth the ticket – doing what you think matters and holds meaning for you.

In his book, Seize The Day, Saul Bellow wrote, “If you think that historical forces are sending everybody straight to hell, you can either go resignedly with the procession or hold out, and hold out not from pride or other personal motives, but from admiration and love for human abilities and powers which, without exaggeration, the words ‘miracle’ and ‘sublimity’ can be applied.”

Read his words again. This time, say them out loud so you can hear your own voice speaking.

The choice is yours.

Now that you’re here: Want to step up your game or are in transition and could use a fresh pair of eyes? Would you like me to speak to your group? Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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October 13th, 2018

So, What’s Next For You?

You never know how far you can go until you go for it. T.S. Eliot

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The world isn’t changing. Humankind is changing. We are in the midst of massive disrupting forces as our lives, work, culture and leisure are dominated by information, artificial intelligence, data and biotechnology. Distances have collapsed and our smartphones have made global villagers of us all.

Even those at the top of their game are pausing, examining their options, looking for ways to do more and be more. They are determined to live more authentically at a time when authenticity, straight talk and truth are in short supply.

The times are demanding, to be sure, but for the curious and the imaginative, a new order beckons, promising exciting advances in every field.

Life is only a reflection of what you allow yourself to see. Whether you are looking for new ways to improve your present condition or, perhaps, are in transition, one of hardest things in life is to know which new bridge to cross and which to burn down behind you.

In your search, there are many boxes to check off. Here are just a few:

  1. Be honest. To yourself and others.
  2. Do the right things rather doing things right.
  3. Stay strong.
  4. Have a wide open world view.
  5. Work smarter.
  6. Stop being a slave to social media.
  7. Eat right. Exercise right. Sleep right.
  8. Don’t fall for the applause.
  9. Fend off thoughts about the past. It’s today that counts.
  10. Be the best you can be everyday.

Whatever it is next for you, the greatest asset you bring to your work is you.

Now that you’re here: Want to step up your game or are in transition and could use a fresh pair of eyes? Would you like me to speak to your group? Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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October 8th, 2018

Accentuate The Positive

Keep your face to the sun and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller.

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In our current environment, so many seem to delight in finding fault and focusing on the negative, so when I happen across an exception I always make a point to tell her or him how refreshing they are. It immediately brings a smile.

I ran  across an example recently when I approached the concierge at condominium residence in downtown Toronto.

I commented on how pleasant he was as he replied to my inquiry.

“It’s simple,” he said. “I live each day according to what I call the three big E’s.”

“Let me guess, I said, Energy….”

With a smile, he finished the sentence for me. “Empathy and Enthusiasm.”

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

Looking on the bright side, accentuating the positive… what a difference that can make..

Try it. It’s infectious. I’ll bet you’re smiling… even now, as you read this!

Want to step up your game or are in transition and need help? Would you like Drew to speak to your group? Text/call 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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