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Stop Copying Me! Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 185

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We are in the midst of the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland and I couldn’t help avoid the intense media focus on Melania Trump’s speech and subsequent charges of plagiarism. She was accused of stealing verbatim from Michelle Obama’s convention speech from 2008. I listened to Governor Chris Christie defending this during an interview this morning. He acknowledged the fact that he would …

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From Inception to Fruition Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 184

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Many of us struggle to bring products from that initial idea phase to actual completion. Projects are started and then quickly abandoned, never fulfilling their potential. And as a result, great opportunities for business growth are lost. Recently, the Chad Barr Group completed a project that had long been on the back-burner of my mind—and I want to share the important lessons I learned along …

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What’s Your Legacy? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 183

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This week’s reflection point: How will future generations remember you? This is a question many people are too afraid to ask themselves—and as a result, they avoid creating a lasting legacy for themselves and their businesses. I recently came across a quote that went something like this: “Are you going to be one of the many people who coast through life, their genius always sleeping …

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Creating Your Future With Strategic Questions Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 182

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This week’s reflection point: What are the best strategic questions you ask yourself and your clients in order to create a successful future? The right strategic questions hold the power to paint, craft, and navigate your remarkable future. While tactical questions answer the how, who, and the when, strategic questions are the ones that answer the why, where, and what. Here are my favorites: Why …

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Bring Out The Champion In You Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 181

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This week’s reflection point: What a week it has been as we Clevelanders celebrate the great championship win of our team, the Cavaliers! This city has been transformed; new energy, excitement and pride. There are so many lessons to be gleaned from this accomplishment and apply them from this remarkable comeback. Here is my list: Dream big and execute your plan Believe in yourself Keep …

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What Are You Remarkable At? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 180

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This week’s reflection point: I am a strong believer in eliminating or minimizing our weaknesses but I especially believe in enhancing and building on our strengths. There is no better way to recognize our strengths than by simply examining what we are remarkable at. As I was reflecting on the most profound attributes that have made our clients and us remarkable, here is what comes …

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Is Your Content Categorized? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 179

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This week’s reflection point: You’ve probably heard me say that powerful content creation is one of the key distinguishing attributes of great thought leaders and leading organizations. Whether you use programs such as Evernote or Trello to store your ideas, organizing the content is critical in order to achieve successful results. It all starts with the formulation of the proper categories. Here are the categories …

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Not All Prospective Clients Are Created Equal Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 178

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This week’s reflection point: I’ve been fortunate over the years, to work with many prospective clients and I confess that some are a pleasure to work with while others a bit challenging. Obviously, the ones that are great to work with often become the most rewarding and outstanding clients. There are several warning signs that a prospective client may be challenging such as: argumentative, inflexible, …

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Are You Caught in the Web? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 177

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This week’s reflection point: We all know that the Internet is the world’s best tool—right at our fingertips—to transform our lives and improve our businesses. But the web is also the world’s biggest distraction, and one of the worst enemies of productivity. Do you leverage the web to its full potential? Or are you one of the scores of people “caught” in the web, mostly …

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