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September 23rd, 2021

Start Afresh

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves. Andre Gide.

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It is not over yet, but as the pandemic slowly begins to recede and the lockdown eases, most are anxious to resume the pattern of their lives as they knew it.

Not so for a number of others. After much thought and serious self-reflection, many have decided it is time for a change. To start afresh.

Sometimes a fresh start is difficult. Even as it naturally comes with an initial burst of motivation, starting over isn’t as easy as it sounds. There will be times with as many downs as ups. And take much longer than you expected.

Fresh starts are not for the weak of heart. Often it means doing something you’ve never done before; but as you start out again, don’t be deterred by what you don’t have and what you don’t know. Once you’ve got the plan firmly in place, start working and do the best you can with what you’ve got.

A move like this is all about your courage, your mindset and your attitude.

Life is a journey, not a destination. Take it one day a time. Keep believing in yourself and do the work. The rest is all details.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.   

As always thank you for reading me.

GOOD NEWS: In keeping with the changing COVID times, I have embarked on the next phase of my journey, principally working 1:1 with a select group of entrepreneurs and doers, each of whom are seeking their own path and new ways of understanding these changing times; helping them to dig deeper and take their dreams to greater heights. Learn more about how I conduct my approach to coaching.

Are you thinking about stepping up your game? Want to be a new, fresher version of yourself? Need help getting there? FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION  text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter

 

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September 20th, 2021

Life is a high wire act without a net.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin.

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From time to time many of us have experienced occasions when we silently think about chucking a job or a career in which we have long ago lost interest and starting something new, something we have never before – only at the last moment to back off, afraid of failure.

The majority prefer things and situations over which they have control and that are predictable. It’s better that way, they think, safer.

Better the devil you know than the one you don’t, goes the old adage. Wrong. When you buy into that falsehood, you do yourself a great disservice.

There is nothing sure in life. There are no guarantees that you will always be successful when you try something new, but when you step back from something of which you know you are capable and think is for you, you are selling yourself short.

You won’t know until you try. If not now, then when?

Life is a high wire act without a net.  The only failure is the failure to try. And the only way to get over the fear factor is to screw up your courage and do the thing you fear, over and over until you don’t fear it anymore.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.

Thank you, as always, for reading me.

MOVING AHEAD: In keeping with the changing times, I have embarked on the next phase of my journey, principally working 1:1 with a select group of entrepreneurs and doers, each of whom are seeking their own path and new ways of understanding these changing times; helping them to dig deeper and take their dreams to greater heights. Learn more about how I conduct my approach to coaching.

Are you thinking about making a fresh start? Want to be a new, bigger version of yourself? Need help getting there? FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION  text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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September 12th, 2021

Be Your Best Self

Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

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In our super-charged digital economy the new winners, always hopeful by nature, are the dreamers; eyes firmly fixed on the future, open to new ideas and willing to think beyond conventional wisdom.

Exciting, previously unimaginded opportunities abound.

The road to success isn’t easy, though. It’s long with many bumps and steep hills ahead. You’ve got to show up everyday and do the hard work. There’s no getting around it.

No matter. Have courage… whatever your dream or how challenging, if it’s sticking to your soul, stick with it. It’s never too early nor too late to be your best self..

MOVING AHEAD: In keeping with the changing times, I have embarked on the next phase of my journey, principally working 1:1 with a select group of entrepreneurs and doers, each of whom are seeking their own path and new ways of understanding these changing times; helping them to dig deeper and take their dreams to greater heights. Learn more about how I conduct my approach to coaching.

Are you thinking about making a fresh start? Want to be a new, bigger version of yourself? Need help getting there? FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION  text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

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September 5th, 2021

Choose The Present Moment

If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. Thich Nhat Hanh.

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In our 24/7 world, the demands upon our lives at work and at home are unending. There never seems to be enough time.

One of the things that the pandemic is doing is to force us to take a look at how we’re living and to reevaluate how we’re spending our time. Conditioned as we are, most of us are always living with one eye on the past, a past that has already gone – and the other on the future, that’s not here yet. Choosing to live in the past or in the future steals your todays and robs you of the joy that can come from living in the now.

All is not lost, though… not if you really want to make a change.

There’s a third way, if you choose. To live in the present moment… taking life one day at a time.

Choosing to shift your view and live in the present moment, what some refer to as mindfulness, is something you can learn to do. It will take time and discipline. It starts with your being willing to shift your perception of how you see things. Want to give it a try? Here are just five of the many practices you can adopt to get you going:

  1. Live more selectively. Simply your life. Cut back on what you don’t want and really don’t need.
  2. Stay in control of your attitude. Attitude is everything. Strive to remain positive in spite of all you observe and hear. It’s easier to give in to cynicism. Don’t.
  3. Stop being a slave to the Internet and social media.
  4. Be compassionate and considerate of others. Practice empathy.
  5. Concentrate more on today and not so much on tomorrow.

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, life is a journey, not a destination. The here and now is all you have but if you are doing the right things today, the future will look after itself.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. .

I look forward to seeing you back here again soon. As always, thank you for reading me.

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HEADS UP: In keeping with the changing times, I have embarked on the next phase of my journey, principally working 1:1 with a select group of entrepreneurs and doers, each of whom are seeking their own path and new ways of understanding these changing times; helping them to dig deeper and take their dreams to greater heights. Learn more about how I conduct my approach to coaching.

Are you thinking about making a fresh start? Want to be a new, bigger version of yourself? Need help getting there? FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION  text/call me 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter.

 

 

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