Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 104 New Year’s Resolution Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 104

This week’s reflection point: I recently came across statistics compiled by the University of Scranton regarding New Year’s resolutions. Here are some interesting highlights: The top resolutions are: lose weight, get organized, spend less and save more, enjoy life, and stay fit and healthy. 45% of Americans make such resolutions while 38% never make any resolutions. 8% successfully achieve their resolutions. 75% of resolutions are maintained through the first week, which is down to 46% after six months. 39% of...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 103 Strategic Review Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 103

This week’s reflection point: This is the time of year that my clients and I get to strategically review the year and make bold plans for the next year. Let me share with you the key questions and process I go through: Review this past year. Come up with a list of what has worked and what has not? Why? What are your biggest accomplishments and your key learning? What are the biggest challenges and obstacles you need to overcome...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 102 Cyber Security Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 102

This week’s reflection point: At the time I am writing this article, Sony Pictures is in the news going through a security and data breach nightmare. Unfortunately, Sony is not alone as they follow a long list of companies that have been hacked and exposed to serious breaches of data. Companies such as: USPS, Kmart, Home Depot, P.F. Chang’s, JP Morgan, Staples, Target, and the list goes on. There is much for these cyber hackers to gain and it does...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 101 The Perfect Day Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 101

This week’s reflection point: I always look for insightful ideas to improve the quality of my life and business. Since I realize there is always work to be done I decided to compile a list that reflects what my perfect day would look like. So here it is: Start my day with high energy and enthusiasm to turn it into an amazing day. Review the key goals and tasks I am to accomplish that will make a difference for me...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 100 Taking Small Actions Consistently Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 100

“Everything I know about business development, I learned from Chad…” Guest Writer: Betsy Jordyn, President, Accelera Consulting Group This week’s reflection point: It has been five years since I started working with Chad Barr. I met him when I attended Alan Weiss’ Million Dollar Consulting College. When I heard him speak, I knew I had to work with him because as an aspiring entrepreneur, I knew I needed more than a website. I needed a business development strategist that could...

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