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November 14th, 2022

Old School Values

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

For some time, at home and abroad, America’s future as leader of the Western world has been called into question.

So it was that the world was watching with bated breath, hoping that the recent election would mark the beginning of a turnaround that is so desperately needed in our changing, daunting times.

It’s looking hopeful…

Out with much of the craziness of the social media circus, the distortion of the truth and political backroom maneuvering that that has so divided the nation:

And in, again, with some of the old school values like personal responsibility, common sense, decency, integrity, consideration for others, respect for the environment, for the law and what is right and fair.

Old school values… coming back into fashion. Who knew?!

It’s going to be a long road, but a brighter future beckons.

Fingers crossed.

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November 11th, 2022

Be Adaptable

Go as far as you can go. When you get there, you’ll be able to see farther. Thomas Carlyle.

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Of the many traits successful people exhibit, one of the most helpful is the ability to adapt to the unexpected and the new.

They have learned, through trial and error, that success doesn’t come over night.They know there are no quick fixes. No short cuts.

There is just hard work, consistency, generosity of spirit, transparency and an ever present willingness to adapt to change.

They know that the road to success, to a large extent, depends on a high degree of flexibility, humility and courage.

On top of everything everything else, they have an over-riding belief in themselves and that when faced with a challenge they will prevail. They just keep on.

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November 7th, 2022

The Truth Is The Truth

We all have the right to have doubts about our task and even abandon it occasionally; the one thing we mustn’t do is to forget it. The Fifth Mountain, Paulo Coelho.

It has been a rough couple of years, challenging in so many ways.

The pandemic isn’t over quite yet, but as we get beyond the worst of it, the conundrum facing many is whether to just give full throttle to their current activities or, perhaps, pause for a deep rethink about the arc of their lives and what we doing with our time here.

Big thoughts, I know, but that’s what a pandemic brings with it. Everything has changed. As we begin to adjust to the new realities, there isn’t a better time than now to refresh and, if necessary, repurpose our lives:

All with the aim of staying relevant, engaged and endeavouring to create more peace and balance in our lives.

That means never giving up on yourself, doubling down and turning a blind eye to all the craziness to which we are being constantly subjected.

It means standing up for what you know and believe to be right, regardless of the wave of dishonesty, disinformation and outright lies flooding many of the social media platforms:

Ever mindful of Mahatma Gandhi’s admonition that even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

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November 4th, 2022

If you think you can…

Obstacles are things that a person sees when he takes his eyes off the goal. Mahatma Gandhi

In spite of the challenges we all are facing, there remains a community of accomplished men and women who, regardless of what life throws at them or where where they currently are on their journey, are not content to rest on their laurels.

The workplace is no longer the way it used to be. The very idea of work is changing. There is no safe middle ground.

Still they press ahead, saying yes when the majority says no;

ever mindful of one of life’s maxims that if you think you can’t you can’t, if you think you can, you can

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October 31st, 2022

Time Is Of The Essence

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Now is not the time to think about what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. Ernest Hemingway.

How many times have you caught yourself saying, “I can’t believe how fast time is going.”

Of all our possessions, aside from good health, of course, time is the most precious. When it’s gone, it’s gone. As far as I know, nobody  has ever reported back.

The demands on our time are unending. If ever there was an occasion to re-evaluate how we’re spending our days it is now.

I was reminded recently of these thoughts when I came across a wonderful poem, Slow Dance, written by David Weatherford.

When time allows…catch your breath, stop for a few minutes and read it.

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you ask: How are you? Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last.

Ever told your child, we’ll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a good friendship die?
Cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short. The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurray through your day,
it is like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life is not a race, do take it slower.
Hear the music before the song is over.

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Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay engaged.

I hope to see you back here again.

As always, thank you for reading me.

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Need someone with whom you could do some positive, strategic thinking and refresh your spirit to help get to your next objective?

Read my approach to coaching. For A COMPLIMENTARY, CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION text/call me at 416.450.8867 or email drew@drewsimmie.com. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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