Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 332 Reaching Higher Levels Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 332

Last week, in my article, Have You Uncovered Your Treasure Yet? I shared with you my top 10 insights that I reflected upon. Here are the top 10 for me and you to reflect on this week: Make sure your key initiatives towards your key goals take control of your time and energy and bring the right energy towards them. Don’t let your challenges define you but you need to define your challenges. Embrace these challenges and become a better...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 331 Have you uncovered your treasure yet? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 331

I’ve been reviewing several of my journals and here are some of the insights that jumped at me: Reduce your labor intensity by eliminating insignificant tasks or those that don’t lead you to your goals, streamline and systematize your work, delegate work to others, and eliminate the junk in your life. To paint your future success, I suggest you identify what you want your life and business to look like and what exactly do you need to do to build...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 330 To Life! Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 330

“We need to leave the city immediately, it is getting too dangerous around here” he whispered to his wife. “Are you out of your mind? Our entire family surrounds us, our kids, my parents, and brothers and sisters. We have a successful business and an established life here. I am not leaving!” she exclaimed. Next morning, she woke up screaming and crying: “where are the kids? They are not here! Someone has kidnapped our kids!” He calmly looked at her...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 329 Inbox Zero – Redux Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 329

I work hard on reducing my inbox down to zero as much as possible and almost daily. I do admit that there are days that this task is not manageable but my goal, on most days, is to have my inbox empty at the end of the day, which is a great feeling when achieved. Almost six years ago, I first wrote about the Inbox Zero concept and shared several insights as to why it makes sense to do so...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 328 Wonders Never Cease Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 328

This is a holy week for so many around the world and, as is often the case, the Passover and Easter holidays coincide. The First Council of Nicaea in 325 determined that Easter should always fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. Consequently, Easter remained without a fixed date but proximate to the full moon, which coincided with the start of Passover, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nissan. While the long,...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 327 The Hacker Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 327

A client of mine called, panic-stricken, reporting that his email account was hacked and the invoice he recently emailed one of his clients was resubmitted to the client (by the hacker) and the money (tens of thousands of dollars) as the payment for his invoice was wired to an offshore bank account. I advised my client to immediately contact the police, FBI, his bank and his client as well as change all his passwords. How can this happen? Several possibilities...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 326 Inspiration Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 326

This weekend we will travel to Columbus to share in the installation of our son-in-law, Rabbi Hillel Skolnik, as the senior clergy of a large congregation. At 36, this is quite a lofty achievement, though he has spent his entire life in the service of his faith and the congregants whom he leads. We’ve been asked to share a few words this weekend about him which, while I thought would be easy, seems to be harder than expected. He has...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 325 How to Create The Impossible Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 325

When I first launched my software business, quite a few years ago, I was a solopreneur for the first few years performing the various tasks needed to run and build my company. Tasks such as: developing software, bookkeeping, marketing and customer services to name a few. As the demand for my services increased I quickly realized that I cannot do it alone. That is when I hired my first software developer and open my formal office. As the business kept...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 324 Spring Awakening Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 324

I don’t follow politics much, but thanks to my wife, I am informed of all the comings and goings in the political world on a near daily or even hourly basis. She reported to me that over the weekend, our president sent out over 50 tweets, 52 to be exact, on various topics. The twitter world lit up like a 4th of July fireworks display, and the pundits began their analysis of what all this meant. Is he losing his...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 323 Growing Your Business and Your Revenues Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 323

Whether you are a solopreneur or a large business, I believe there are seven crucial steps to growing your business and your revenues. I outlined these steps a few years ago in my “7 Steps to 7 Figures” article. Here are the seven steps: Get Referrals Establish Relationships Publish Prolifically Create Offerings Deliver Results Take Action Have Courage To review my detailed explanation, please reference the above URL. Since a picture often speaks a thousand words, I decided to create...

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