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Most Profound Life and Business Lessons Learned Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 263

jan17-2018

Over the years, I have been impacted by many brilliant thinkers. Some are still with us and some, unfortunately, are not. Although, I could easily list hundreds if not thousands of such thinkers, today, I would like to share with you a few of the remarkable insights I’ve gained from several of these individuals that are still with us: Neil DeGrasse Tyson: The good thing …

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The Biggest Impact You’ve Created and Experienced Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 262

jan10-2018

Photo by: Chad Barr I just approached several of my clients and asked them to reflect on the biggest impact I’ve had on their life and business. I realize this may come across as self-serving, but please stay with me. Here are some of their answers: Wrote hundreds of newsletters. Published multiple books. Created podcasts and videos channels. Booked more speeches. Increased their revenues and …

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From Paralysis to Velocity Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 261

jan3-2018

A year ago I wrote in my weekly newsletter on the topic of Discard & Delegate! How to Defeat Your Business Paralysis. This article got a lot of great feedback. I found this process of Discard, Delegate, Outsource, Schedule, Act, to be helpful for emails, messages, projects and any other decision I am facing. And since a picture is worth a thousand words, I also …

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The ABC of Success Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 260

dec27-2017

I love the effectiveness of visuals to communicate our messages. Three months ago, I published The A Through Z of Success Attributes in my newsletter. Since I often find a picture to be worth a thousand words, I decided to have my team recreate this article as an infographic. This is a good illustration of the power of infographics as well as how to repurpose …

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Light it Up Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 259

dec20-2017

Photo by: Chad Barr Tomorrow, December 21, 2017, we will enjoy the first official day of winter and the winter solstice, which leaves us with the least amount of sunlight of any day of the year. In Cleveland, we will enjoy about 9 hours of daylight, Florida, 10 hours and our northern neighbors in Alaska, just a few short hours where the sun will skim …

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The Year in Reflection Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 258

dec13-2017

As the year comes to a close and another is about to start, I started to reflect on some of my key learning and insights this past year and the questions I ask myself. Here is what I came up with: January: Insights are consistently around us as they leave their trails and hints. We just need to heighten our senses and learn from our …

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5 Moves to Grow Your Business Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 256

nov30-2017

I recently had a great discussion with my dear friend and client, Phil Symchych, founder of Symco & Co. Our topic of discussion was how to significantly grow one’s business and enter new markets. I do acknowledge that when we help our clients grow their business and keep providing remarkable value, we become irresistible, which then brings in referrals, testimonials, inbound inquiries and significant new …

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With Gratitude Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 255

nov22-2017

Photo by: Chad Barr I want to thank YOU, my: Parents, for bringing me to this world, for raising me and giving me your unconditional love and encouragements to overcome adversities. Wife, for your love, friendship, support, humor, wit, talent, inspiration and for being an amazing mother, Bubbe, wife and friend. Daughter, Son and Son-in-Law, for teaching me patience and the many things I never …

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Heads Up Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 254

nov15-2017

Planning a brainstorming meeting with colleagues or masterminds? Here’s the checklist: Peruse your calendar to find an open day/time. Prepare list of topics and ideas to discuss. Prepare questions and format. Contact colleagues. Confirm date, time and place. Gather all pertinent materials. Meet colleagues at agreed upon date and time. Be seated. Pull out cellphone. What???? Unfortunately, the incredible technology available on our smartphones today …

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