Barry Clermont

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LegalShield Testimonial: Power of Attorney

Having been named Power of Attorney for both my mother and father, I was in a dilemma when Dad had a major stroke and really couldn’t be reasonably expected to make decisions and Mom was in a coma. I was being asked to make a decision about taking my mother off life support. Dad was …

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LegalShield Testimonial: Can I use my membership for a medical question?

My wife was with my son after surgery while I was home with the other kids. My son had just had a lung removed and was in extreme pain. We suspected a possible blood clot in his legs after surgery. It was Saturday on a holiday weekend in May and there was only skeleton staff. …

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Cappuccino, So Hard To Find A Good One!

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Cappuccino became my favourite drink almost 40 years ago when I went on a school trip to Italy. The problem is finding a good one in Canada. Until now! Cappuccino This Italian specialty, cappuccino, is usually made with a double espresso and steamed milk. I like cocoa sprinkled on mine. No sweetener for me! I’m …

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Things Have Meaning: Be careful what you make fun of and don’t touch that thing!

Things hold memories. We tie meaning to objects and get hurt when those are made fun or defensive if someone tries to take them away. Things Have Meaning Some things bring joy, others heartache. Most of us have at some time or another had things like paintings, records or maybe special sweaters that caused a …

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Change happens. Will you embrace it or run?

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I believe change is one of the scariest things in life. The problem is you can’t stop change. The question then becomes will you embrace it or run? You Can’t Stop Change Whether it’s career, environment or just about anything in your life, the only thing you have control over when it comes to change …

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Sales isn’t for everyone but is it for you?

We often hear people with MLM opportunities say “anyone can do sales”. Bull roar! Sales isn’t for everyone but is it for you? What is “Sales”? Believe it or not, those MLM folks are partly right about sales. We all sell every day. Wife convinces husband to watch a favourite show. Child convinces a parent …

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Babe Watch, er Baywatch. Something For Everyone!

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The new Baywatch movie is pure entertainment and has something for everyone. Well worth the money to go and see! Baywatch, The Movie Baywatch is full of gratuitous sex and violence, and that’s OK! Caveat: this is my opinion only. I have no special background that makes me an authority on movies other than I …

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Fair, Firm and Friendly. Are we forgetting the three F’s?

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When I first went into management, my manager at the time gave me a piece of advice I never forgot. He said “always remember The Three F’s: Fair, Firm and Friendly. In that order. Fair, Firm and Friendly This approach really applies to all areas in life. Whether dealing with a partner, children or staff, …

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Trump Effect on Markets, Money and the Economy

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How will Trump affect the financial markets, money markets and the economy? Regardless of what you think of the man, he is already showing a positive effect on all of the above! I’ll admit to being a little lazy, this is from my Canadian perspective. For the most part, US markets and economy usually demonstrate …

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Millenials – Simon Sinek explains.

Millenials. It’s Not Their Fault! What’s not the Millenials’ fault? It’s not their fault they have unrealistic expectations, some low and some high. It’s not their fault they think they are “special”. It’s not their fault they expect to get or achieve just because they want it. Who’s fault is it? Failed parenting and we …

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