Barry Clermont

Amateur photographer with Pentax G.A.S! Mostly shooting nature/landscape photography.

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Labels and words: The words you use matter.

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Your words end up being used as labels. Be careful how you mean what you say. Words What people mean with their words may be much different than how they are interpreted. An article written by The Eyeopener about Ryerson’s “dropouts” is a great example. When a student makes a decision to change direction, take …

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1991, March 4 was a magical day!

March 4, 1991 was a scary yet magical day. March 4, 1991 I was working in Mississauga, Ontario and living in Barrie. In those days, I was the night leader at an A&P store. My shift was 11pm to 8am. It was a little over an hour’s drive to work on a good day. Going …

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Traffic Flow, who should come first, people or vehicles?

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Traffic flow is a challenge these days. Who should be priority? Pedestrians or vehicles? Traffic Flow There are three types of traffic flow to consider: People Motorized vehicles Bicycles   Who takes priority? When I was young, it was rare for families to have one car. These days, there are often more than two in …

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Fake it until you become it.

Fake it until you become it. Confidence isn’t something you are born with. It’s a learned behaviour. What are you willing to do to become more confident and successful? Confidence Confidence is the feeling that you can do something well or succeed at something. I have confidence that I can run my own business. I …

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Relationships and Communication: Make It Safe.

In order to have good communication in relationships, you need to create a safe environment where all are comfortable enough to be honest and speak their minds without fear of repercussion. Relationships We have many different relationships: Family Friends Romance Business Work Whether we like it or not, relationships require work. Each has a different dynamic. …

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MLM: System v Style

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MLM or Multi-level Marketing companies have a system in place that should make it easier to achieve success. The challenge is how to make the system work with your individual style. System Any successful MLM company must have a system in place that will duplicate easily if they are to achieve any level of success. …

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What are you thankful for today?

Thanksgiving is originally a day to be thankful for a good harvest and the blessings of the past year.  On January 31, 1957, a proclamation was issued stating Thanksgiving was to be “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.”[1] What am I thankful for today?  …

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Loss of a child: Five years later, life goes on.

The loss of a child is one of the worst things that can happen. When do you “get over it”? Never. You never get over the loss of a child, but you do get through it. Loss of a child. The loss of a child disturbs our perception of “the natural order of things”. Who’s …

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You’re a great teacher! Now, can you teach the teachers?

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You studied hard and you have become a great teacher in your MLM business. Now it’s time to teach the teachers! Becoming a Great Teacher When you join a Multi-level Marketing (MLM) business, the first thing you need to do is learn how to teach others to do what was done to you. How do you do …

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You show great leadership! Is your leadership unbiased?

Great leadership is as unbiased as possible. In order to demonstrate that, we need to recognize our own biases. I’m willing to bet you didn’t think you had any. I know I do. How do we manage that? What do you mean I’m biased?! I have yet to meet a leader without bias. That doesn’t mean they …

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