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Leverage Content Creation to Become a Thought Leader Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 204

nov30-2016

Has it ever occurred to you that everything you need to become a thought leader is already swimming around inside your head? If not, it’s time to start thinking about it. Your unique experiences, ideas, insights, and stories are the key to thought leadership. But first, you have to let them out for other people to see, hear, and read! Many entrepreneurs struggle with content …

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With Gratitude Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 203

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Tomorrow, here in the US, we will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with our loved ones. There is so much I am grateful for and I want to sincerely thank YOU my: Reader — for reading my newsletters, for allowing me to share my personal and professional experiences with you, for your support, feedback and encouragements. Client — for your patronage, for choosing me to be …

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Who Are Your Top Customers? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 202

nov16-2016

Are you spending enough time on your top customers? No matter your industry, the answer to this question has tremendous impact on your business. Far too many people fail to focus on their top customers. Instead, they spread their resources thin over a crowd of less qualified clients. It’s time to take a step back and evaluate your own customer pool. The first step is …

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It’s a New Day Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 201

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It’s a new day. I know that because just like all other days the sun rose in the east this morning and is now setting in the cloudy skies of the west. I would be remiss if I overlooked the news of this new day that after a long and contentious, gut wrenching process, we have elected a new President and leader of the greatest …

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Creating Amazing Content Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 200

nov2-2016

A couple of months ago I publish my first infographic: Where Do Ideas Come From? 21 Insights To Accelerate Your Creative Flow. This has generated great feedback and comments, which inspired me to continue this quest. So while taking my morning walk, I reflected and decided to discuss the components of great content. Since powerful content is one of the key attributes of great thinkers …

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What’s Your Developmental Path? – Part 3 Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 199

oct26-2016

Today is the third and final part in the series reflecting on my recent take-away from my developmental experiences. Here are the latest insights I’d like to share with you: Are you thinking big enough? To answer this question, consider answering and evaluating the following: Are you doing something outside your comfort zone that even scares you? Are you living and leading an amazing life? …

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What’s Your Developmental Path? – Part 2 Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 198

oct19-2016

Last week I shared with you some of the key learning highlights from my recent developmental experiences. I received great feedback and requests to continue this series. Here are additional insights to share with you this week: We rarely know the struggles others face and often fall into the trap of believing that we are the only one going through struggles. This is not only …

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What’s Your Developmental Path? – Part 1 Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 197

oct12-2016

I’ve recently participated in several learning and developmental experiences, which have been profound. Here are some of the highlights I would like to share with you: We all have our distinct and remarkable capabilities that we often take for granted yet others are astounded by these abilities. Have you identified yours? One of my passions is in helping others pull great content out of their …

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What’s Your Next Challenge? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 196

oct5-2016

I love taking on new challenges. In fact, I’m a firm believer that when we face challenges, we dramatically improve ourselves, in both our professional and personal lives. But not everyone seems to agree. I frequently come across entrepreneurs, consultants, and other individuals who avoid challenges like the plague. They’re content with the status quo, resigned to being “just good enough,” and reluctant to take …

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From Weakness to Strength Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 195

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There is a common notion which is held by popular thought leaders that we should focus on our strengths and ignore or forget our weaknesses. I found this not only an absurdity but actually bad advice. When I first started my business I realized my strengths were in software development and my attention to details. Marketing, speaking, and content development were not only my weaknesses, …

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