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April 30th, 2021

We’re Getting There…

It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela.

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As the world begins to reopen and we all start to think about how to grapple with the new reality, the over-arching question is, “where do you go from here?

It isn’t going to be easy. In this time of global economic, social and political upheaval, all options are on the table.

So how do you get on to what’s next in these unconventional times?

Where do you start?

Start at the beginning. By taking responsibility for yourself. Have a quiet talk with yourself. Establish what you really value and what you know, in your heart of hearts, you’re all about. And whom you want to serve.

Establishing the right intentions can help you stay optimistic and positive.

You get to decide how you live your life. The freedom is yours to choose and even when it feels impossible, remember it’s not. For those who want it bad enough, the future’s right up ahead and it’s going to be amazing!

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.

I look forward to seeing you back here again soon.

Thinking about making some changes? Want to be the best version of yourself you can be? Need help getting there? Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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April 24th, 2021

Jump Right In!

Throw your dreams into space like a kiteand you do not know what it will bring backa new life, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin.

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It has been a strange, sometimes bewildering year. Covid-19 has affected everybody in so many different ways. Exhausted and fed up with social distancing, school closings, work place disruptions and the occasional restrictive lock downs, most are just waiting for it to be over and a return to the new normality, whatever that entails.

Some, though, having been given the time and resources, have paused to reflect upon how they are living and what they are doing with their lives. Could it be, they wonder, have I got it all right and just need to ratchet up my efforts or, perhaps, could I take a different path?

It isn’t over yet but a  major event, like a pandemic will do that to people. It forces everyone to get serious about life. To get crystal clear about who they are, what they’re up to and, most importantly, why.

They wonder, could this just be a half-time break or, perhaps, time for a major change of some sort?

Big questions. They don’t get any bigger. And they are not for everyone.

Change is never easy. And it doesn’t happen overnight. It will inevitably take much longer than expected. And, if you’re going to create something new, there will probably come a time when you are going to have to break out of the way you think and see the world.

Odds are you are going to have to try something you’ve never attempted before. You may even have to go up against people who seem to know better than you do. No matter. Just follow your intuition and do the work.

Sometimes, there’s no other way.

Jump right in. When you’ve gone as far as you can, you’ll know what to do next.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. 

I hope to see you back here again soon.

Thinking about making some changes? Want to be the best version of yourself you can be? Need help getting there? Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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April 22nd, 2021

Earth Day 2021

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. Marshall McLuhan.

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The clock is ticking. While there is time get on board.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.  

I hope you to see you back here again soon.

Want to maximize your potential and be the best version of yourself you can be? Questions? Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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April 19th, 2021

Everything Counts

What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create. Buddha.

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It takes a lifetime to make a life. Finding one’s way isn’t easy, especially today, in the throes of the pandemic. Sorting out the ‘wheat from the chafe’, what’s truly important from what isn’t, requires many personal values and attributes, including clarity, self-esteem, and courage. Especially the latter.

Everything flows from courage. It’s the foundation upon which all our other actions stem.

Each of us creates our own experiences by our thoughts, feelings and actions… painting a picture, if you will, of ourselves and how we can be the best version of ourselves that we can be.

Everything we think, say and do, every move we make, is creating our future success. Our thoughts and deeds create who we become.

There are no short cuts, no magic potions to a balanced life; however you measure it.

It takes hard work, honesty… aware, always, of the idea that everything counts.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.  

I look forwqrd to seeing you back here again soon.

Want to maximize your potential and be the best version of yourself you can be? Questions? Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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April 12th, 2021

A Poem for Today

I can’t go back to yesterday, because I was a different person thenLewis Carroll.

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Last week I was reminded that April is National Poetry Month in Canada and the USA. It’s a month dedicated to the spirit of that special group of writers who, in poetic verse, pour forth their ideas, thoughts and feelings about various issues affecting us all, at one time or another. In my research, I came across a poem that I thought was especially meaningful today.

It’s all about resilience and courage. None of us can go back to who we were before the pandemic. As we continue our daily battle to conquer the Covid-19 virus, the challenge is how to best adapt to the new realities the pandemic is serving up. Here’s his poem:

A Center

You must hold your quiet centre, where you do what only you can do.

If others call you a maniac or a fool, just let them wag their tongues.

If some praise your perseverance, don’t feel too happy about it – only solitude is a lasting friend.

You must hold your distant centre.

Don’t move even if earth and heaven quake.

If others think you are insignificant, that’s because you haven’t held on long enough.

As long as you stay put year after year, eventually you will find a world beginning to revolve around you.

Written by Ha Jin. A Chinese-American poet and novelist.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. 

I hope to see you back here again soon.

Want to maximize your potential and be the best version of yourself you can be? Questions? Text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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