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What’s Your Transformation? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 224

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Earlier today, I was reflecting on a powerful concept that has greatly influenced my life and business over the years: Transformation. Every day, I strive to bring transformation to my clients, enabling them to improve their businesses, change their lives, and ultimately reach their dreams. I also constantly think about my own transformations: How I can transform the world around me for the better, and …

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Are You Creating Adventures in Your Life? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 222

apr5-2017

Whenever I travel, I’m always looking for something adventurous to do: climb mountains, find the best view of the sunset, explore local gardens. Even when I’m at home, I seek out adventure in my everyday life. This “adventure mindset” has led me down unbeaten paths to extraordinary experiences—both in my personal life, and in my business. What kind of adventures are you creating in your …

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Our Amazing Hidden Opportunities Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 221

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I was just glancing at my calendar when I realized how each item listed provides me the opportunity to further my knowledge and learning, ability to impact others, while creating remarkable experiences and transformations for me and those I care about. Here is my recap by quickly reviewing one week on my calendar: Our clients need our help, advice, motivation and support more than we …

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Are You the Best Version of Yourself? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 220

mar-22-2017

I often challenge myself, my clients and my family to improve and become a better version of who we all are. Here are my latest learnings, reflections and recognitions: Commit yourself to become the best of who you are in every aspect of life and business such as health, family, purpose, friendships spirituality, finance, education, adventure. The key to having a creative, productive and successful …

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Driving Traffic to Your Site Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 218

mar8-2017

One of the most popular questions we are asked is how to improve the traffic to the site. Below is a list I compiled to help you do exactly that: Identify and research your target audience, their preferences, challenges, desires, buying patterns and habits. Your content must be amazing and remarkable or it will fail to grab attention or produce results and will be perceived …

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Be There for Your Clients – When They Need You Most Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 217

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Have you ever sensed a change in a client’s mood, behavior, or tone of voice—where it seemed like something was just a bit off? As professionals, we’re conditioned to stay focused on business and avoid delving into the personal sphere with our clients. But ignoring the warning signs of a client who seems upset, sad, distracted, or troubled isn’t the right approach. Instead, you should …

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How Provocative Are You? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 216

feb22-2017

One of my biggest pet peeves is boring content especially when presented by smart thinkers. My simplest gauge used to measure the impact of such content is whether my reaction falls under the category of “boring” or “so what?” vs. “wow!”, “this is profound” or “I never thought about it this way.” Over the years, I suggested that in order to increase your audience interest …

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Do Your Photos Lie? Why They Should Always Tell the Truth Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 215

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What does your business have in common with online dating? As it turns out, quite a lot. In both situations, the images you post can make all the difference between a great connection or a really sour interaction. Posting misleading photos on dating websites—like that glamour shot from 1997 that shows you 20 years younger and 20 pounds lighter—will only hurt you when the actual …

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