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We Remain Powerless… Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 245

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Last week I devoted my article to the reality that we can’t always control a situation and need to have backup plans. As hard as we try and as prepared as we think we may be, the bottom line is that many situations and events are out of our hands and beyond our control. We witnessed the devastation that hurricane Harvey unleashed on Texas and …

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When Plan B is Not Good Enough! Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 244

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Last Friday night, shortly after midnight, I received an urgent text from one of our champion’s team members: “Houston, we have a huge problem!” he said. What was supposed to be routine dedicated server maintenance, the server, which hosts our site and that of hundreds of our clients, revealed a major malfunction with one of our mirrored disk drives. And as if this was not …

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Do You Have the Courage to Do What it Takes to Be Successful? – Redux Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 243

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Have you ever dieted, lost weight steadily for several months, only to hit that infamous plateau? It’s right at the point where you’re feeling so much better and on top of the world. You’ve figured it all out and then it hits. This can be compared to our business as we move full steam ahead with innovations, ideas, new clients and successes only to hit …

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Make Every Day Count Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 242

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Twice a month, on Friday evening, I accompany my wife, Cantor Laurel Barr, on guitar while she leads worship services for the senior citizens at a local assisted living apartment complex. Here, we sing and pray with grandparents and great-grandparents, many with canes, walkers and wheelchairs, some tethered to oxygen tanks or nursing assistants, and bring joy and light into their lives for 45 precious …

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Are you a better version of you? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 240

aug9-2017

Who have you surrounded yourself with that makes you a better version of you? In the past several years I’ve been fortunate to meet and associate with some amazing people. I would like to dedicate today’s newsletter to Jeff Walker, the inventor and the brains behind the product launch formula, which focuses on the step-by-step process to launching products. I’ve had the opportunities to meet …

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Grab ’em by the … Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 239

aug2-2017

How quickly does your content grab their attention or have you lost them in the first few moments? If you are still reading this, that’s a good sign. One of the questions I am often asked is how long should my content be? My answer is: “as pithy as possible and perhaps even a few moments shorter!” Life and technology have gotten exponentially faster and …

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Your Speaking Page

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“Your Speaking Page: Are there powerful speaking videos and photos to increase credibility and position you as a world-class speaker?” – Chad Barr

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