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January 31st, 2022

Moving On To What’s Next

I can’t go back to who I was because I am a different person now. Lewis Carroll. 

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There comes a point for many of us when events or circumstances give us pause.

We find ourselves at a pivotable point when we can feel a hand on our shoulder and we hear ourselves asking, “Could there be more?”

I mean, here you are, doing all the right things, playing by the rules, but there is a void in your life, a feeling that something is missing. It’s kind of like getting up from the table, after a delicious meal, but still feeling hungry. All you know for sure is that you want more, without even knowing what’s next on the menu.

Have you ever been in that situation? I have. I know how challenging that can be.

You are not who you were when you first started out. None of us are.

Subject to the shifting currents, particularly in today’s bizarre circumstances, as we make our way through life, we all pass through a number of phases. It is part of the process of continual growth.

Moving on to what’s next is to leave in the past those moments in life that have finished and to start growing again.

Not changing, staying longer than necessary is not a good thing. If you  insist on staying past what is the right time you can become dispirited, uninteresting and lose the happiness and meaning of the other stages you have to go through.

Things pass and the best you can do is let them go. Really. Sometimes it is hard, but you can’t write a new chapter in your life until the old one is ended:

Confident in your belief that you can handle what’s next for you.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. 

I hope to see you back here again soon. As always, thanks for reading me.

QUESTION: Exploring the road ahead? Read my approach to coaching.

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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January 24th, 2022

Picasso 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.

Never has it been so necessary as it is in today’s virtual world.

There is art in creating a unique product or service. There is art in taking it to market, and finding the right social media platforms and tools.

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. The trick is to rekindle it and adapt to the new realities.

Successful women and men always keep moving forward.

So, take a deep breath,  get out the brushes and resolve to paint a new and bigger picture of yourself – and your business. Today.

And tell Picasso to move over!

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. 

I hope to see you back here again soon. As always, thanks for reading me.

QUESTION: Could you use some help unpacking your creativity? Read my approach to coaching.

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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January 16th, 2022

Time For a Rethink?

If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions  If you want to know your future, look into your present  actions. Confucius.

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Increasingly, as the Omicron wave washes over everything in our lives, more and more people find themselves questioning the general direction of their lives, wondering if, indeed, this could  be time for a rethink.

Everything is on the table. That’s a what a pandemic does. It turns societies and individual lives upside down and forces each of us to be brutally honest about who we are, what we’re doing and why.

Ask yourself these three powerful questions:

  1. What is my vision of the future? Personally and in the workplace?
  2. What value do I bring – to my relationships, my work, and any other areas where I need to show up and contribute?
  3. Am I living up to my potential or resting on my laurels?

This is heavy stuff. Personal transformation doesn’t happen overnight. It’s all about being brave, looking into the deepest corner of your heart, and then taking the appropriate action. The rest is details. 

Over to you…

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. 

I hope to see you back here again soon. As always, thanks for reading me.

QUESTION: Are you rethinking your direction, wondering if this is your time? Read about my approach to coaching.

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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January 9th, 2022

Live One Day At a Time.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James.

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The most important moment is the present moment. But how to live like that?

Especially today in these crazy, challenging times.

Many of us live out our lives with one eye on the past, a past that’s already gone – and the other on the future, that’s not here yet. Choosing to live in the past or in the future can steal your todays and rob you of living to the fullest.

Living in the now, the present, takes character, courage, patience and humility.

Here are just five of many practices you can adopt to get you started:

  1. Live more simply. Cut back on what you don’t want and don’t really need. Live as lean as you can. Don’t let all the ‘stuff’ overtake you.
  2. Stay in control of your attitude. Strive to stay positive. It is easier to give in to societal convention and cynicism, but don’t. Nothing of any lasting value has ever been produced by a cynic.
  3. Be more empathetic. You’ll be amazed at what flows back to you when you do.
  4. Make a conscious effort to fully appreciate the ‘little things,’ the sights, sounds and smells, and the various emotions you feel and encounter each day.
  5. Love your work. If you don’t or can’t, resolve to appreciate the good things about it. Then get involved with something outside of work that feeds your soul and gladdens your heart.

Never look back. Live forward. No one knows what the future holds so just give each day your best shot.

One day at a time.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. 

I hope to see you back here again soon. As always, thanks for reading me.

QUESTION: Do you want to step up your game and take your life to greater heights? Rethinking your direction and wondering if this is your time? Read about my approach to coaching.

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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January 2nd, 2022

Stand Tall. Remain Hopeful.

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out. Vaclav Havel.

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These are challenging times. There is a host of pressing issues that need addressing.

There are no simple answers. No easy, quick fixes: There is the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, economic disruption and the widening disparity, racial inequality, the advance of AI and globalization. Yikes!

In spite of it all, though, as we head into 2022, we must not succumb to the siren calls of fear, doubt and pessimism.

Pessimists, by nature, are destructive, unsure of their abilities, closed to the new ideas and disrespectful of others. They foster weakness and chaos.

Optimists, on the other hand, are builders. They are clear-eyed, confident of their own abilities, inclusive, creative, caring of others and unafraid of the future.

Above all, they always remain HOPEFUL.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. 

I hope to see you back here again soon. As always, thanks for reading me.

QUESTION: Do you want to step up your game and take your life to greater heights? Here’s the thing…ARE YOU READY? Really. If you are, and rethinking your direction, read about my approach to coaching.

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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