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The ABC of Success Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 260

dec27-2017

I love the effectiveness of visuals to communicate our messages. Three months ago, I published The A Through Z of Success Attributes in my newsletter. Since I often find a picture to be worth a thousand words, I decided to have my team recreate this article as an infographic. This is a good illustration of the power of infographics as well as how to repurpose …

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Light it Up Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 259

dec20-2017

Photo by: Chad Barr Tomorrow, December 21, 2017, we will enjoy the first official day of winter and the winter solstice, which leaves us with the least amount of sunlight of any day of the year. In Cleveland, we will enjoy about 9 hours of daylight, Florida, 10 hours and our northern neighbors in Alaska, just a few short hours where the sun will skim …

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The Year in Reflection Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 258

dec13-2017

As the year comes to a close and another is about to start, I started to reflect on some of my key learning and insights this past year and the questions I ask myself. Here is what I came up with: January: Insights are consistently around us as they leave their trails and hints. We just need to heighten our senses and learn from our …

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5 Moves to Grow Your Business Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 256

nov30-2017

I recently had a great discussion with my dear friend and client, Phil Symchych, founder of Symco & Co. Our topic of discussion was how to significantly grow one’s business and enter new markets. I do acknowledge that when we help our clients grow their business and keep providing remarkable value, we become irresistible, which then brings in referrals, testimonials, inbound inquiries and significant new …

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With Gratitude Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 255

nov22-2017

Photo by: Chad Barr I want to thank YOU, my: Parents, for bringing me to this world, for raising me and giving me your unconditional love and encouragements to overcome adversities. Wife, for your love, friendship, support, humor, wit, talent, inspiration and for being an amazing mother, Bubbe, wife and friend. Daughter, Son and Son-in-Law, for teaching me patience and the many things I never …

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Heads Up Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 254

nov15-2017

Planning a brainstorming meeting with colleagues or masterminds? Here’s the checklist: Peruse your calendar to find an open day/time. Prepare list of topics and ideas to discuss. Prepare questions and format. Contact colleagues. Confirm date, time and place. Gather all pertinent materials. Meet colleagues at agreed upon date and time. Be seated. Pull out cellphone. What???? Unfortunately, the incredible technology available on our smartphones today …

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Are You Strengthening Your Thought Leadership? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 253

nov8-2017

I just conducted a successful strategy session day in my office with one of my clients. One of the concepts we discussed was what we need to do to strengthen our thought leadership. Here are my thoughts and shared insights: PROMOTE THE FOLLOWING:   Mindset: Work on your consistent positive mindset Think bigger Act as a leader Allocate daily think and plan time Network (online …

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Beware of What You Share Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 252

nov1-2017

While checking out the profiles of individuals on various social media platforms, I’ve concluded that many of these people are either naïve or clueless about the impact of their digital identities and the lifestyle they reveal. I see silly photos of wild parties, drunken moments, images of injured body parts, pontification on subjects of which they are ignorant, boasting of the places they’ve visited, constantly …

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Are You Creating Something You Never Imagined Possible? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 251

oct25-2017

Photo by: Chad Barr Many years ago, I had the opportunity to see the incredible glass exhibition of the famed glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly, at the King David citadel in Jerusalem. An awesome display, the likes of which I had never witnessed before, left a lasting impression on me. The amazing intricacy of each piece, some comprised of hundreds or thousands of twisted, shard like …

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