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Get The Weight Off Your Shoulders Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 238

july26-2017

Are there things that bring your down? Are you surrounded by pessimism? There’s a not so nice way some people refer to one’s spouse calling them the old “ball and chain.” Even though it’s meant to be funny, it connotes that which holds us back or pulls us down. We all have occasional heavy anchors that attempt to pull us under the current as we …

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Don’t Fall For It! Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 237

july19-2017

Last weekend, my wife and I traveled to hear The Cleveland Orchestra perform at Blossom Music Center, which is one of the most beautiful summer concert venues in Northeast Ohio. Being somewhat in a hurry, I quickly launched my browser and searched for available online tickets. I clicked on the first link that came up and to my surprise it showed only a few tickets …

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7 Business Myth Busters Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 235

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In recent conversations with some of my clients and prospective clients, they shared with me that their business has flat-lined. Some have even said that their business has taken a free fall dive. This is both disheartening and concerning and made me probe deeper as to the reasons for such a disastrous situation. My conclusion is that it boils down to 7 myths that may …

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11 Steps to Bring Your Hobby Into Focus Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 234

june28-2017

For as long as I can remember, I always had a hobby or two that kept me curious, excited, enthusiastic and fulfilled. I remember the fish breeding aquariums in my parents’ home, building amplifiers and various sound systems for playing my electric guitar in my various bands, and I even remember a period of experimenting with macramé hanging plant holders. But let’s keep the latter …

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Write On! Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 233

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Many of my clients are well known authors of insightful books on a variety of topics. Some have published one book while others have published many. Most have recognized the benefits of being a published author so they may share their wisdom with the world, gain credibility and strengthen their global thought leadership. Many struggle with figuring out how to get published quickly, painlessly and …

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The Best Writing Advice Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 232

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Content creation is one of the key essentials to increasing our intellectual property (IP) and credibility while strengthening our thought leadership and global reach. Yet many are stuck in writer’s block mindset and procrastination. During a conversation I had this morning with a client, she shared her quest for advice as to how to best write amazing content. My Top 10 insights: Habit – The …

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The Freedom to Choose Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 231

june7-2017

I am in my studio this week creating my amazing new product called The Digital Empire Academy. I am very excited about it and I know you will be as well. As I was thinking about the main outcome my clients would potentially receive from this product, the one that kept coming up was the freedom to choose. I am grateful for living in a …

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The Future of Experiential Marketing: Redux Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 230

may31-2017

I’ve said it before, and I’ll said it again: We’re on the cusp of being able to create truly unbelievable experiences for our customers through next-generation imagery, videos, 3-D, and virtual reality—or, what I like to call experiential marketing. And it’s not as far away as you might think. This week, I want to encourage you to think about all the ways in which experiential …

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Debunking Web Presence Myths Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 229

may24-2017

In my work with clients, research and my observation, I’ve noticed a lot of bad advice and rhetoric leading to misinformation and the creation of cyber myths. Let me shatter them once and for all: Myth: The web is a safe place. Debunk: Cyber attacks have been on the increase and with it a growing community of evil doers out to cheat you out of …

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