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August 15th, 2022

Who You Are Matters

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. Eleanor Roosevelt.

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As society continues to change and move forward again, we are each being challenged to move beyond outdated, limiting beliefs and behaviours made irrelevant and to evolve into and fashion new, fresher versions of ourselves.

Every day is a gift. And every day counts.

The key is to make the best use of each one.

Remembering that it’s not only the good work you do and what you say that counts, it’s who you are that matters.

Stay interested. Stay interesting. Stay relevant.

And, as always, thanks for reading me.

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July 21st, 2022

Listen to the Stillness

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. Herman Hesse. 

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Driven by technology and countless other meaningless distractions, many of us today are so busy doing instead of being that it is easy to lose sight of ourselves, of what’s important and what’s not.

The state of busyness can overtake you and throw you off your game if you’re not watchful. Emerging from the all-consuming disruption of the pandemic, before jumping back into the game, it’s more important than ever to find a place to pause and have a quiet talk with yourself; to reflect upon where you’re going from here – and more importantly why. 

Any quiet place will do. It doesn’t have to expensive either. It could be a walk in a nearby park or in a large city garden, even a long drive out on the highway… anywhere where you can think and connect the dots without the constant daily noise.

Listening to the stillness within you keeps you connected to your true self, calms your soul, fosters creativity and restores clarity… just when you need it the most.

Stay safe. Stay interested. Stay interesting.

As always, thank you for reading me.

I hope to see you back here again soon.

Heads up: Taking my own advice, I am embarking on a brief sabbatical to listen again to my stillness and will return August 15.  Enjoy your summer!

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Are you searching for a different path, trying to make sense of these changing times? Need someone with whom you could do some strategic thinking? Would you like to start a conversation? Read my approach to coaching. FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION text/call me directly 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

July 18th, 2022

Nelson Mandela International Day 2022

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What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.

It is what difference we have made to the lives of others

that will determine the significance of the life we lead.

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Stay safe. Stay interested.  Stay interesting.   

As always thank you for reading me.

I hope to see you back here again soon.

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Are you searching for a different path, trying to make sense of these changing times? Need someone with whom you could do some strategic thinking? Would you like to start a conversation?Read my approach to coaching. FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION text/call me directly 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

July 14th, 2022

Savour the Special Moments.

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In these words I can sum up everything that I have learned about life: It goes on. Robert Frost.

Living at the speed we live today, it is all too easy to forget that time is so precious and that we need to constantly strive to make as much room as we can for the people we love and care about.

You can get so focused on the big stuff that you often overlook the small things and the events – especially when it comes to family and friends – that can make such a difference in your life and theirs and can turn seemingly ordinary moments into something special.

Things and events can and do blind us to life’s special moments… those special ‘magic’ moments that remind us of the human connections in our lives that are so important.

PUT THE PHONE DOWN. Be more compassionate. Share joy. Be kind, more patient. Listen more attentively. Choose your friends with care.

If you strive to be spiritually strong, supportive and positive, make it a rule to seek out those who exhibit similar attitudes.

At the end of the day, it’s not just about you. It’s about others, too.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.   

As always thank you for reading me.

I hope to see you back here again soon.

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Are you searching for a different path, trying to make sense of these changing times? Need someone with whom you could do some strategic thinking? Would you like to start a conversation?Read my approach to coaching. FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION text/call me directly 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

July 11th, 2022

Make Time An Ally.

The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha.

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In our demanding, social-media driven world, just keeping up with our everyday lives can be a real challenge.

There is hardly a pause. Everyday, phone in hand , we’re tweeting, texting, chattering away…. like a flock of birds on a wire.

The pressure can be intense. It’s so easy to get caught up in the distractions and take our eye off the ball.

Not to worry, though. If you think you have been inflicted, happily there is a cure.

It is called FOCUS.

Whatever your business or life objectives, each morning, pause for a moment and ask yourself this one, all important question:

“Is what I’m doing with my time today moving me away from or towards the outcome I am looking for?”

If it is, keep going. If it isn’t, stop it. And re-FOCUS on what will.

Vow today to take meaningful, direct measures to move your life forward.

Make time your ally – not an enemy.

Hmm…

Stay safe. Stay interested. Stay interesting. 

Thank you for reading me.

I hope to see you back here again soon.

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Are you searching for a different path, trying to make sense of these changing times? Need someone with whom you could do some strategic thinking? Would you like to start a conversation? Read my approach to coaching. FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION text/call me directly 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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