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The Sun Always Rises Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 284

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Photo by Chad Barr Cleveland was lit up and roaring with anticipation of the Cavaliers’ possible win last week here with the home court advantage. Down three games, hopes were high that the Golden State Warriors, (we fondly call them the Golden Girls…) would go down in flames and that somehow, the Cavs would turn it around and take the next four games to win …

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Stop Putting it Off Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 283

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From Merriam-Webster: To procrastinate is to go against the old saying, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Appropriately, the word procrastinate has the Latin word cras, meaning “tomorrow,” tucked inside it, because when you procrastinate you often are putting something off until the next day…… Consider this scenario: “This is a perfect time to get some work done.” (Your brain)…”Nope. Let’s …

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It’s Magic Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 282

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Photo by: Chad Barr This past week, when the news that my kids and grandkids would be leaving Orlando, I thought back on how many times I was able to visit Disney World and the theme parks with them over the last 7 years. Honestly, it never gets old; the wonder and the magic of the kingdom seems fresh and awesome each time. What was …

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Hiring Your Strategic Web Partner to Grow Your Business Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 281

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I was recently asked to provide my insights about the following questions, focusing on hiring a strategic web partner to grow your business: 1. What should a consultant or small firm consider when hiring a strategic web partner for their consulting website project? When evaluating the hiring of a web company, there are several key criteria to review: How long have they been in business …

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Creating the Dream Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 280

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I remember… Wishing that I could visit the US one day and perhaps even relocate there. Envisioning a day when I would be able to pick up the phone and see the other person on the other side. Wanting to build my own company in the future. Hoping I will find the perfect woman to marry. Planning to have a healthy family. Hoping to be …

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Creating Excitement and Value Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 279

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Photo by: Chad Barr This last weekend, my family and I traveled to Los Angeles to celebrate the wedding of our niece, Shoshana to her talented and amazing new husband, Ryan. A truly beautiful celebration of love and a special occasion with our family as well as friends and other family members we have not seen in years. We got to relax and experience gorgeous …

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When is it OK Not to be Perfect? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 278

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Photo by: Chad Barr My wife recently hired a new gardener when we got the news that our previous gardener of 20 years was retiring and selling his business. The rates were not comparable and while the spring clean-up was good, it wasn’t nearly perfect. It reminded me that cheap is not good and good is not cheap! But after all, it was just twigs, …

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Anxiety of Change Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 277

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It’s Wednesday, middle of the week, and time for reflection once again. It’s been a busy start to my week; calls, consulting and all the work that I enjoy so much. I’ve just dropped my wife, Laurel, off at the airport so she can fly to Orlando to watch the grandkids, (lucky grandma), as our son in law and daughter fly to a big job …

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9 Attributes of My Best Prospective Clients Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 275

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I’ve interacted with hundreds of prospective clients over the years. Many became clients of ours while others did not. I’ve learned what the best attributes are of my prospective clients. Here is the list I have created: They are responsive which means they answer calls and emails, attend scheduled appointments and meetings and rarely or never cancel them. They are serious in their pursuit of …

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