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March 1st, 2021

A Rocky Field Of Diamonds

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

The story goes about the farmer in Africa who had heard tales about many who made their fortunes by prospecting for diamonds. 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.

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 to this story, of course, is that many of us, dissatisfied with our work, especially in our hyper-connected, crazy world, occasionally can find ourselves in the middle of our own field of diamonds, frustrated with our performance, vainly searching 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.

Wth patience, humility and courage, we would find, more often than not, that the riches we were seeking were right under our feet, all along.

Hmmm…

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.

I hope to see you back here soon.

Want to maximize your potential and power up your life? Questions? Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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February 25th, 2021

Be Yourself

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Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde.

In the journey of life, being aware of who you are and what you are really all about holds the key to living on purpose; if only you will pay attention.

You get to decide how you will live your life. No one else can live it for you.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.

I hope to see you here again soon.

Want to maximize your potential and power up your life? Questions? Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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February 19th, 2021

Your Greatest Asset

Life is divided into three terms – that which was, that which is, and which will be. William Wordsworth.

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Along life’s path, at one time or another, for any number of reasons, we all face barriers and challenges but few as daunting as COVID-19. Change is in the air.

Change is a good thing. It acts as a catalyst, a bridge from the past to the future. To new ventures.

It’s never too late, nor too early. Whatever is next for you, as you continue to grow and press on, post Covid, always remember that the greatest asset you bring to any new venture is YOU.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.

I hope to see you here again soon.

Want to maximize your potential and power up your life? Questions? Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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February 15th, 2021

Stay With It

Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your own experience. Dag Hammarskjold.

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Each of us has a set of values and a belief system by which we do our best to live our lives.

Life being what it is, though, occasionally you will come up against a red line issue that will test your values. It might be in your professional life or in a personal relationship but there will be something or someone who challenges your view on life, demanding you take a stand, come hell or high water.

Often doing that isn’t easy but if you believe it, stay with it.

Never sell yourself short.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. 

I hope to see you back here again soon.

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February 11th, 2021

Tell Picasso To Move Over

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he or she (italics mine) grows up. Pablo Picasso.

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Artistry isn’t confined to the fine arts. There is artistry in business too.

There is art in creating a unique product or service. There is art in taking it to market and in the execution of the marketing plan.

Creativity is born in all of us. It’s just that by the time we have grown into adults, many have traded away most of it.

Don’t listen to the naysayers, doubters and fence sitters. Shut down your inner critics. If you’ve got a great idea, have the courage and patience you are going to need, and are willing to do the work, go for it.

Paint a bigger picture of yourself – and your business. And tell Picasso to move over!

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.

I look forward to seeing you here again soon.

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Email drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867.