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July 19th, 2021

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 Strong. Stay connected.

As always, thank you for reading me.

A heads up: Taking my own advice, I am embarking on a brief sabbatical to listen again to my stillness and will return at the beginning of September. I hope to see you back here then. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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

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July 11th, 2021

Nobody Promised You Easy

We all have the right to have doubts about our task and even abandon it occasionally; the one thing we must not do is forget it. Paulo Coelho.

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The old adage, try and try again, is as valid today as it ever was.

Especially now, as we begin to rethink about what we’re doing as we emerge from the pandemic.

It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, whether rethinking your current direction, nurturing a new relationship, or building a new dream… whatever it is, your attitude is everything. Starting with addressing how you deal with your old fears, trying their best to crowd in and hold you back.

They start nattering at you, picking away, trying to throw you off course:

can’t do this…”

“My job isn’t that bad…”

“I really don’t need this…”

I don’t have enough money…”

I’m too old…”

I don’t have enough experience…”

 You can add your own “favourites” to the list.

Whatever they are, resolve today not to listen to them.

Be reminded that it’s never too late, nor too early, for that matter. Nothing that is worthwhile ever comes without courage, hard work and sacrifice.

It won’t be easy, but then, nobody ever promised you easy.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.  

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

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

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July 5th, 2021

Age Is Only A Number

Youthfulness is about how you live, not when you were born. Karl Lagerfield.

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The late Bernard Baruch, financier and advisor to many US presidents was in his late eighties and still going strong, when someone asked him how old he thought ‘old’ was. He replied, “old is fifteen years older than I am.”

At some point we all reach an invisible, or not so invisible wall, where we begin to feel that we are getting older. Or think we are. Especially in this day and age.

The truth is though, aging doesn’t happen at any given hour or day or decade. The process is not biologically set in stone.

It’s all about staying open, continually learning and being willing to adapt to change.

Life isn’t always easy. The trick is to keep on growing and going.

So here’s a question to start off your week:

If you didn’t know how old you were, what age would you be?

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. .

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

One step at a time. Slow and steady wins the race. Be the best version of yourself that 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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June 27th, 2021

A Word About Tenacity & Persistence

Character consists of what you do on the third or fourth tries. James A. Michener.

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Tenacity isn’t a synonym for persistence.

Persistence is doing something again and again and again until it works.

Tenacity is using new data to make new decisions to find new ways to achieve a goal when the old ways didn’t work.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected. 

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

One step at a time. Slow and steady wins the race. Be the best version of yourself that 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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June 22nd, 2021

Fresh Starts

Be patient with yourself. Self growth is tender; it is holy ground. There’s no greater investment. Steven Covey.

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The pandemic is beginning to recede, albeit slowly. The lockdown is easing. For many it has been a time for serious self-reflection.

A few have decided it is time for a change and 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.

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. Start working and do the best you can with what you’ve got. One thing will lead to the next.

Keep believing in yourself and in your own special abilities.

Coming to grips with the new can be one of your greatest strengths. It forces you to dig deeper and push you into doing things differently from everyone else – remembering, in the words attributed to a James Crooks, that if you want to lead the orchestra, sometimes you have to turn your back to the audience. It’s a thought with which I heartedly concur, especially in to-day’s hyper-competitive, global market place.

Welcome to 2021 and the future. It’s already here.

Over to you.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay connected.   

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

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