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December 2nd, 2022

Rocky Fields Of Diamonds

Maximize your unique strengths, start with what you have and do the work. Drew Simmie.

Perhaps you are familiar with it…the story about a farmer in Africa who had heard tales about many who made their fortunes by prospecting for diamonds in far off lands. Rumours abounded about the number of people staggering under the weight of the bags.

So the farmer, tired of tilling his sandy, stone strewn land for so many years, dissatisfied with the meagre results, decided one day to join them.

He sold off his unproductive farm and set out prospecting, seeking his fortune.

Meanwhile, the man who had bought his farm, as he walked his property one day, tripped over a small piece of rock. He didn’t know what it was but it looked interesting so he took it home and put it up on his fireplace mantel. A curiosity piece, he thought to himself.

Some months later, a friend of his came to visit. He spied the rock on the mantel.

“Do you know what this is,” he asked?

“No, I don’t,” replied the farmer. “I just saw it lying on the ground and liked it so I brought it home and put it up on the mantel.”

“Well,” responded his guest, with a smile,  “It’s not just a little piece of rock. It’s a diamond, in the rough.”

The idea of this story, of course, is that many of us, dissatisfied with our work, especially in our over-worked, hyper-connected world, occasionally can find ourselves in the middle of our own field of diamonds, frustrated with our performance, vainly eyeing what we think must be better ideas, searching ever farther afield for greater opportunities.

If only we would pause for awhile to explore who we are, what we’re doing and, more importantly why.

If we did, armed with patience, humility and courage, we would find, more often than not, that the riches we were seeking were right under our feet.

There for the picking.

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November 28th, 2022

Doing the Right Things

Recently I came across something called The Rotary 4 Way Test – a personal and business ethical guideline penned some 60 years ago by Herbert Taylor, a member of Rotary International in Chicago:

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  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Doing the right things rather than doing things right takes courage. It certainly isn’t always easy and often comes with a cost, but that doesn’t mean we should turn a blind eye.

In the words of Tony Blair, sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.

Hmmm..

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Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay engaged.

 I hope to see you back here again.

As always, thank you for reading me.

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3 QUESTIONS: Are you questioning your current life situation, wondering if you have it all right? Are you searching for the right way to be the best version of yourself you can be?

Need encouragement and someone with whom you could do some strategic exploring and refresh your spirit to help you get going again?

Read my approach to coaching. For A COMPLIMENTARY, CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION text/call me at 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

November 26th, 2022

Being Nimble Is A Prerequisite

Obstacles are things that a person sees when he takes his eyes off the goal. Mahatma Gandhi.

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In today’s challenging era, it seems to me that as we face up to what is going to be a different world we have two choices: We can avert our eyes and longingly look back to what was and is no more, or we can excitedly scan the horizon for what’s new and exciting.

Staying in between is not an option.

To those with the courage and the vision to look for the right path forward, the choice is to be light of foot.

In the words of Priyamvada Natarajan,” being nimble and ready to change our minds if need be is an attitude that is crucial to live and thrive in a society that is powered by science and technology, both as an individual and as an engaged citizen.”

Being nimble is a prerequisite.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.   ..

I look forward to seeing you here again soon.

As always, thank you for reading me.

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3 QUESTIONS: Are you questioning your current life situation, wondering if you have it all right? Are you searching for the right path forward and a way to be the best version of yourself you can be?

Need someone with whom you could do some positive, strategic thinking and refresh your spirit to help get to your next objective?

Read my approach to coaching. For A COMPLIMENTARY, CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION text/call me at 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

November 21st, 2022

Put Everything In Order

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to  put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must set our hearts right. Confucius.

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Hmmm… something to ponder as we head on into the dark winter of discontent, on so many different  fronts.

I hope we’re up to it.

Fingers crossed.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.   ..

I look forward to seeing you here again soon.

As always, thank you for reading me.

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Need someone with whom you could do some positive, strategic thinking and refresh your spirit to help get to your next objective?

Read my approach to coaching. For A COMPLIMENTARY, CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION text/call me at 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

November 18th, 2022

Stay With It

Greatness is not where we stand, but in what direction we are going. We must sail sometimes with the wind, sometimes against it, but sail we must; and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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I believe that each of us is here for a reason, that there is meaning and purpose to our lives. I don’t know how I know that. I just do.

That’s not an easy concept to wrap your head around. Stepping out from the crowd takes a special brand of courage and faith.

If that’s where you are, out there every day, doing good work, believing what you’re doing is making a difference and improving peoples circumstances, be brave.

If you believe you are sailing with the wind, stay with it.

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Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay engaged.

 I hope to see you back here again.

As always, thank you for reading me.

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3 QUESTIONS: Are you questioning your current life situation, wondering if you have it all right? Are you searching for a way to be the best version of yourself you can be?

Need someone with whom you could do some positive, strategic thinking and refresh your spirit to help get to your next objective?

Read my approach to coaching. For A COMPLIMENTARY, CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION text/call me at 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Email drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867.