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Ren茅e 馃悵 Cormier

Ren茅e 馃悵 Cormier

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Insincerity vs. Authenticity

I really despise insincerity in people. I'd rather someone were honestly rude and completely dismissive of me than ingenuine with me.聽 路 We often hear people described in terms of their degree of authenticity. Being your authentic self is about accepting who you are and living wi ...

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PR Secrets That Will Boost Your Career

Now that more companies are hiring remote workers, the job market you are competing in is much larger. Looking good publicly and building credibility within your industry is more important than ever. If you want to have a competitive advantage in the job market, you should really ...

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What About The Girl?

The Girl, AKA, CelesteMy family is fucked. When my kids were little, my father didn鈥檛 know their names. I didn鈥檛 hold it against him. Their father is Middle Eastern and their names were hard to pronounce, plus I was living more than 2000 km away, so it鈥檚 not like he got to see th ...

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Coconut Chicken with Variations

As a follow up to a previous post on curry, here's a recipe for coconut chicken that's easy to make and absolutely delicious. 路 I love to borrow ingredients from other cultures and make what I called inspired dishes. This recipe for coconut chicken always gets rave reviews. 路 聽 路 ...

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Is Local Employment Becoming Irrelevant?

Ah, the laptop lifestyle!Since the pandemic, an increasing number of companies are opting to hire remote employees to work for them. Some careers lend themselves to that scenario more easily than others. My work in marketing communications is easily done remotely and so, technica ...

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Let's Rebuild The Hive

I walked past an old tree a few weeks ago and it was surrounded by a swarm of bees that nest in the tree. Last spring, I saw the same thing at the same tree. When the hive gets over crowded, and a second queen is hatched, some bees leave the nest and have to find a new home. At l ...

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I鈥檝e Got the Urge for Going

When the going gets tough, I can鈥檛 escape the feeling of wanting to take off to Europe for several months. Even though I know my problems will not magically disappear, I constantly yearn for reprieve. Southern Europe, for some reason seems to be the place I yearn to go. 路 Joni Mi ...

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Curry Lovers Try This!

Do I love to cook! I love the creativity of cooking. I love trying different herbs and spices and creating new dishes for others to enjoy. I get tremendous pleasure out of feeding people good food and receiving lavish praise for my efforts. Yup. It totally feeds my ego to feed ot ...

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Beware of Bullshit Marketing!

So many marketers are full of crap. There. I said it. Don鈥檛 get me wrong. I love marketing, but because I am always engaged in learning more, I also know the tricks people use to make unsuspecting business owners think they are extraordinary. I can smell the bullshit a mile away. ...

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Building Trust in A Digital World

It wasn鈥檛 long after becoming a coach that I began to realize the business of coaching coaches on how to market their services was more common than the business of actually being a coach. I am constantly bombarded by messages and advertising from people who coach all types of coa ...

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Let's Change Our Perspective

Hello Friends, 路 I don't know about you, but I'm really tired of being bombarded with depressing messages about the state of the world. I know it's important news, but I truly believe that succumbing to the misery around you is a choice. Ultimately, we are responsible for our own ...

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How to Grow Your Business in a Tough Economy

I've had three businesses in my life, and over the years I have learned a lot. In my current business, I frequently come across business owners who don't do enough to empower themselves to really understand their marketing or other aspects of their business. Ultimately, they end ...

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Getting Around The Talk in Your Head

Whenever people talk about how they feel about any subject, it always comes down to one thing 鈥 OPBS (other people鈥檚 bullshit). I always say that how we deal with our own bullshit determines how we perceive other people鈥檚 bullshit. I have written a few blogs about this subject an ...

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Harness The Power of Forgiveness

Every one of us walks through life a little wounded. We have all had experiences that left us feeling as though we were robbed of something, or negatively changed in some way. For some of us, those experiences were unthinkably sinister, or at the very least, just plain nasty. It ...

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The Ripple Effect of Leadership

Several months ago, I decided to join Toastmasters so that I could improve my public speaking skills and build connections with people in my local community. This blog is based on a speech I gave about leadership. As it turns out, my leadership style is a coaching style and I am ...

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Where Do A-holes Come From?

How often have you had a negative interaction with someone and wondered why that person is the way they are? Why are some people so kind and accommodating and others so combative and nasty? Where does bad behaviour come from? Is it the result of poor upbringing? Is it because lif ...

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Smart Marketing Tactics for Successful Business Planning

Put plenty of thought into your business planning and pay attention to the things marketers always do. Marketers understand the value of research, analysis and reflection in directing their efforts. Being thorough in your business research in the early planning stages makes your ...

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Is Blogging Still Valuable?

Even though marketers and consumers are all over video content on Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat, blogging remains the strongest online marketing vehicle of all. Does that surprise you? It shouldn鈥檛, and if you鈥檝e been thinking of halting your blogging efforts, then think again. ...

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Tuning into The Voice Within

Time after time people tell me they are stressed out. They can鈥檛 sleep, they are over eating, drinking more, smoking and doing all kinds of things to cope that are ultimately very unhealthy, and they still can鈥檛 make the stress go away. The problems keep running toward them. The ...

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The Science of Happiness

Can you smile your way into a happier life? If you make a concerted effort to change how you feel about a situation, will you really stop being bothered by everything that鈥檚 wrong? Self-help authors have been preaching this sermon for decades and while naysayers are busy saying n ...

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