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March 11th, 2021

What Does The Future Hold For You?

The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you. Tennessee Williams.

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Have you found your interest in what you are doing wavering? Are you bored to death with the familiar and the status quo? You know…. been there, done that. Could it be time to do some more growing?

You are not alone. The pandemic has changed everything. Nothing appears to be what it used to be. In this challenging environment, yesterday’s victories have no currency. Clearly there are going to be some changes.

Making changes means being willing to let go of the familiar. It is never easy and sometimes inconvenient, but it is the only way to grow. Life is a high-wire act. Sure it can be scary and there are no guarantees; but hey, be brave.

Step back. Take a deep breath. You’ve come this far. There is no reason why you can’t go on to what’s next.

As you enter into year two of the pandemic, if you have been doing some serious thinking about your life and where you are on your journey, here’s a question for you:

Is what you are doing today moving you towards or away from the future you want for yourself?

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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March 8th, 2021

A Salute To International Women’s Day

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It was a long time coming. The seeds for the event were planted way back in 1908, when 15,000 women marched through the streets of New York demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote.

It wasn’t until 1975 that the United Nations formally ratified International Women’s Day and globally we started celebrating the social, economic, cultural  and economic achievements of women.

Gloria Steinem, the world renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained, “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Later, she added, “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.”

The #MeToo Movement, started in 2006 by the American Tarana Burke, activist against sexual abuse, went viral in 2017. It is just the latest manifestation of the on-going movement for the equality of women. There is still much work to be done but the fight for equality must never cease.

In 2021 there’s a new generation of brave women. The list includes countless numbers in all of the professions, academia, thought leaders, writers, advocates of many persuasions, activists and  political leaders; Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Tsai Ing-wen, President  of Taiwan, Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Muriel Browser, mayor of Washington D.C., Greta Thurman, climate change environmentalist, Malala Yousafzal, activist for female education, and, yes, even a poet, the amazing Amanda Gorman: Everyone of them, standing on the shoulders of the many committed, courageous women who came before.

To celebrate and pay tribute where tribute is due, to these and all  women everywhere,  on International Women’s Day 2021, a poem by Maya Angelou.

Now you understand just why my head’s not bowed.

I don’t shout or jump about or have to talk real loud.

When you see me passing it ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels, the bend of my hair,

the palm of my hand, the need of my care.

‘Cause I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman.

That’s me.

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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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