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The Year at a Glance Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 156

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One of my favorite and most successful rituals is to review my accomplishments against my goals each day, week, month and year so I may better calibrate and adjust. Since we are about to close the year and in the spirit of sharing, accountability and a little bragging, here are the highlights of a few of our accomplishments: The debut of the new web presence …

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Pay It Forward Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 155

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My mother-in-law is in the hospital and after visiting with her all day, my father-in-law stopped for some dinner at a local restaurant. A 92 year old man, eating alone, he ate quietly and spoke to no one. When he went to pay his check he was told it had been taken care of by the couple at the next table. He was utterly amazed. …

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The Fine Line Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 154

The first of the primary caucuses is just about 6 weeks away and the media is bombarding us with political fodder to chew on. Let’s be honest, some of the candidates in both parties are beyond outrageous in their assessment and possible solutions to what ails the economy, employment and world security. While they have convinced themselves that their paths are the only viable ones, …

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Are You an Object of Interest Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 153

I am here in Newport, Rhode Island, presenting to Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting College. As my friend, client, partner and mentor, I asked Alan to become the guest contributor to today’s Raising The Barr newsletter. Enjoy, Chad The web is often cited as the ultimate repository of highly articulated content. In other words, if you want to find left-handed fly fishing gear or mint …

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The New Family Dinner Hour Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 152

The NEW Family Dinner Hour

This week’s reflection point: Has technology taken over your family dinner hour? Many decades ago when frozen TV dinners were the newest craze, we began losing precious family time staring at the TV while we ate. The family dinner time to talk about business, schoolwork or highlights of our day stared slipping away. Today, we are incessantly checking for emails, messages, Instagram or Facebook posts …

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A Thanksgiving Message Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 151

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This week’s reflection point: Thanksgiving has arrived at the perfect time amid all the chaos and fear that has gripped the world. I got to spend the day in Orlando with my granddaughter at the newly opened American Girl doll store seeing the wonder of it all through the eyes of a 6-year-old. Born in the late 60’s, I grew up in a country of …

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What’s Your Advice? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 150

This week’s reflection point: As experts we are here to provide our clients with insightful ideas that will accelerate and improve their success in life and business. I find our ability to provide effective and practical advice directly relates to our talent, experience, knowledge, open mindedness, failures and successes. Like wine, it usually gets better with time. I have gained much knowledge and wisdom by …

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9 Popular Internet Myths Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 149

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This week’s reflection point: There are many myths surrounding the Internet, which are floating around since its inception. I decided to debunk some of them once and for all: Al Gore invented the Internet. I am kidding of course, as I just wanted to grab your attention with some humor. If you build it they will come. Just building it doesn’t attract them. Developing the …

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An Hour A Day Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 148

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This week’s reflection point: Imagine what it would be like having one extra hour added to your day, each and every day of the year. This past weekend, we all got an extra hour of time to relax, create, waste or work. And there’s always so much hype leading up to the time change; constant media reminders to change the clock on the appliances, fall …

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13 Questions To Transform Your Business Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 147

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This week’s reflection point: I love asking my clients and myself the kind of provocative questions that would then fuel the next level of growth and transformation. Here are the latest 13 I have come up with. Have you: Identified your unique abilities and your gifts? Articulated your purpose for existence? Surrounded yourself with people who challenge you and also pull you up? Tried implementing …

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