Barry Clermont

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1961. Experience in retail management; one of PETsMART's first Canadian managers; technology solutions consultant to small and medium business; internet network marketer; administrative professional.

Most commented posts

  1. Staying In Love Part 4 – Multiple Choice Marriage — 5 Comments
  2. Stay Calm and Carry On — 3 Comments
  3. You’re stronger than you think! — 2 Comments
  4. Middle Aged Crazy — 2 Comments
  5. Two Beers — 2 Comments

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Reap what you sow.

In the 1950’s, Earl Nightingale recorded “The World’s Strangest Secret”.  He uses a story that is very similar to the parable of the mustard seed in Matthew:13 where it is described that the mustard seed is one of the smallest seeds you will ever plant but it will grow into a large tree to produce …

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Burned Biscuits

author unknown When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burnedbiscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting …

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I can’t keep it up!

Social networking for business can be a challenge.  There are just too many places to put something everywhere. If you take a look at this page, you will notice that at the bottom of each post are icons for the various networking sites.  That’s how I keep it up! Make a decision how often you …

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Play to your strengths

We so often hear about people who are so focused on their weaknesses and spend countless hours working to overcome them. What if we took the opposite approach?  What if we spent the time improving on our strengths and worked with and/or hired people to complement us in the areas that we are not as …

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Don’t you love paying taxes?!

This time every year, we are focused on income tax.  Whether you are in Canada or the US, it is the season. The thing to appreciate is that if you have to pay taxes, that’s a good thing.  That means you made enough money for taxes to be a challenge.  The trick is to do …

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Rule #9, The Law of Magnetism

In John C Maxwell’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, he discusses how people are attracted to particular organizations, associations or businesses. Whether you own a business, work for a company or coach a sports team, leaders are always looking for people. What we often forget is that we attract who we are, not who …

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Staying In Love Part 4 – Multiple Choice Marriage

Andy Stanley does a great of job of discussing the gap between “Expectation” and “Behaviour”. When something goes “wrong” like our spouse is late for a special event or isn’t able to complete a task we expected, we need to ask ourselves, do we really believe that our spouse went out of their way to …

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It’s the little things that matter

There was a song years ago called Cats in The Cradle that has always had a profound effect on me.  Yesterday was proof of how important the little things are. I was sitting on the couch in the living room as my grand daughter was outside picking up bugs for the kit she used to use with …

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Why do we do that?!

Have you ever found yourself frustrated with a child or spouse because you tried to tell them something and a year later, they discover what you tried to tell them a year ago? How did you react?  Did you acknowledge their wonderful discovery and encourage them to do it again or did you criticize them …

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Sharon Nix, Artist Extraordinaire!

    My good friend Sharon is exhibiting her work April 27-29, 2012 at: CLAUSTRO Sculpted Paintings 372 Midland Avenue Midland ON, L4R 3K8 Tel: 705.527.4632 Come and meet the artist.  Click the Studio name above for further details. Make it a great day! Barry P.S.  What am I thankful for today?  I’m thankful for weekends. …

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