A Thanksgiving Message Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 151


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


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


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


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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Make a Difference Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 146


This week’s reflection point: I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Tenement museum on Orchard street on New York’s lower east side while visiting the city this week. A dilapidated dwelling, built in the early 1860’s, housed more than 7000 immigrants between 1863-1935. What makes this building so unique? Surely many people have immigration stories that can be traced through familial genealogy these days. …

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What Are Your Best Practices? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 145


This week’s reflection point: As mid-October passes us by, the New Year approaches closer every day. There might still be some lingering summer weather, but fall is well underway—and 2016 will be here before we know it. All this has compelled me to reflect on the past year at the Chad Barr Group. My team and I have had some amazing successes this year. Today, …

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How a “Genius Network” Can Transform Your Business Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 144


This week’s reflection point: Achieving top success in any business requires a thirst for knowledge and continuous learning. Most successful entrepreneurs have a selection of favorite books that inspire their businesses. Others religiously follow blogs or newsletters that dispense great business advice. But is reading enough to propel you to true thought leadership in your field? The simple answer is no. While absorbing educational content …

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The New Oxford Dictionary Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 143


This week’s reflection point: Do the acronyms: BRB, LOL, IMHO, CYL, or IDK, seem familiar to you? When it comes to web acronyms, or Internet jargon, how hip are you? I’ve noticed the popularity of such acronyms growing significantly over the years where one may probably need a special dictionary to interpret incoming messages. I suspect the trend started years ago with the invention of …

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A 2nd Chance Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 142


This week’s reflection point: This is the time of year when I celebrate the Jewish New Year and the days of Awe. Today is Yom Kippur, (Day of Atonement), the holiest of days. It is the day that we ask for forgiveness for past wrong doings, to our family and friends, and we are also given the chance to reflect on our past year, and …

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