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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 your 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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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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