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Whom Do You Admire? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 293

aug15-2018

Photo by: Chad Barr I admire the courage of Golda Meir and Nelson Mandela, the brilliant mind of Peter Drucker, the design innovation and foresight of Gaudi, the creation of the new frontier and landscape by Steve Jobs, the painting of Van Gogh, the images captured by Ansel Adams, the financial success of Warren Buffett, the remarkable innovations of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, the …

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How Do You Paint Success? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 292

aug8-2018

Photo by: Chad Barr One of the most powerful questions I often ask myself and my clients is “how do you paint success?” in other words, if you were to fast forward into the future, what does success look like? This question is crucial in helping us identify and formulate our strategy and create and shape our future. So why is it that most don’t …

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Bit by Bit, Putting it Together Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 291

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I have repeatedly said that as thought leaders and experts in our fields, we should be quoting ourselves, and often. In January 2013, I committed to post weekly newsletters and over five years later, without missing a week, I’ve accomplished that including today’s, 291st posting. Last July 2017, I pledged to publish my daily quotes, five days a week, and I am proud to say …

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Whose support are you seeking? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 290

july25-2018

Every day real life experiences never cease to provide fodder for my weekly newsletter thoughts. Our daughter and son-in-law have been fortunate to have found employment nearby in Columbus and arrived this week to begin unpacking and also discovering all the unexpected problems, small and large, that come along with owning an older home. The job of finding a reputable, reliable and competent tradespeople is …

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Content Success Framework Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 289

july18-2018

What’s the framework of an effective and powerful piece of content, such as a podcast, a video or even an article? Let me first share an example with you and then further clarify: “For several decades, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the most successful entrepreneurs and organizations in the world. Yet, one of the key challenges they share with me that they …

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What Are You Creating Next? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 288

july11-2018

I was just chatting with one of my clients, reflecting on his prolific creation of great content in the past. I then asked him “so what should you work on creating next?” He paused, thanked me for the question, and then said: “I appreciate you positively acknowledging the creation of content in the past yet focusing your question on the future!” Most of us take …

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Growth Opportunities for the Heart Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 286

june27-2018

Photo by: Chad Barr For as long as I can remember, I love investing in my continued education. It provides me the ability to stimulate my mind, explore new innovations, discover what others are doing, stay on top of the latest and greatest, exchange ideas, while meeting fascinating people. Each year I found myself selecting several key growth opportunities to attend that would push me …

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Take the Long Way Home Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 285

june20-2018

Photo by: Chad Barr The famous Beatles song said it beautifully; The long and winding road that leads to your door will never disappear. The pop group, Super Tramp sang “Take the Long Way Home” way back in 1979. I was reminded of those songs as yesterday, my daughter, son in law and grandchildren arrived to begin new jobs and new adventures in Ohio. We …

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The Sun Always Rises Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 284

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Photo by Chad Barr Cleveland was lit up and roaring with anticipation of the Cavaliers’ possible win last week here with the home court advantage. Down three games, hopes were high that the Golden State Warriors, (we fondly call them the Golden Girls…) would go down in flames and that somehow, the Cavs would turn it around and take the next four games to win …

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