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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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 322 Digitizing the World’s Wisdom Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 322

I’ve come to the realization that had the greatest thinkers, inventors and artists of history not shared their wisdom, insights and gifts with the world, we would probably still be living in a version of the dark ages. Aristotle, Michelangelo, Ayn Rand, Galileo, Mozart, Albert Einstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Steve Jobs, Maya Angelou or Bill Gates, are just a few of the thousands of remarkable thought leaders who made it their life’s work to not only increase and refine their...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 321 What’s Your Next One Thing? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 321

A few years ago, I wrote about The One Thing I must do to make sure all my competing priorities are addressed. Here are the top 10 I narrowed down back then which I true now as well: Take more risks. By that I mean prudent risk. Delegate all that’s possible. This frees up my time and energy to focus on the most important to achieve my goals and desired results. Increase discipline. Yes, there are still areas in my...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 320 Procrastination… Is It Really That Bad? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 320

Go ahead, ask my wife, and she’ll tell you that I’m a great procrastinator. For some reason I don’t feel the urgency of getting my newsletter done ahead of time, writing my next book chapter in advance, and worst of all, getting to the airport in the recommended 2 hours prior to a flight. But what’s so bad about procrastinating? I acknowledge that when there’s a critical deadline for a huge business project, I do take the pressure on and...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 319 How Impactful is Your Web Copy? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 319

Ever wonder what are the components of effective web copy? This is one of the challenges many of my clients face and one of the questions I am asked quite often. Five years ago, when writing the article “How Effective Is Your Web Copy?” I described the framework and have added one more component: Case study format – Start with the challenge, then the solution and then the results. Powerful titles – Increase interest and grab immediate attention. Examples –...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 318 State of the Union Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 318

This evening I am culminating my time in Israel after a full week of anticipation and fear, reflection, separation and reconnection. Being home again, driving through my childhood neighborhood and passing my old house brought me a sense of peace, wholeness and awareness of how much my life has grown and changed. With all the ups and downs and challenges that I have faced and that we all face, I was able to have a birdseye view as if seeing...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 317 With a Heavy Heart Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 317

Dear friends and colleagues, I write today’s newsletter with a heavy heart. It is evening in Israel, and I am sitting here with my sister, family and friends remembering my beloved father, who passed away this morning at age 91 and buried this afternoon as is our faith’s custom. My dad, Tzvi, was a hard working man, having survived WW II and arriving in Israel as a young man in 1947. He became a builder, and with his hands helped...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 316 Lessons Learned from Years of Creating Global Digital Empires® Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 316

Creating remarkable content is one of the key attributes of the most successful global thought leaders. Over the years, I have helped many of our clients create thousands of pieces of content in a variety of media formats such as articles, podcasts, videos, books and courses. My key objective when working with clients is to extract their wisdom and creatively, artfully and successfully share it with the world. Yesterday, I was privileged to host in my studio my client and...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 315 Web Presence Critical Path Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 315

When starting new clients’ projects, I am often asked to describe the process from start to completion. I use the visual and this process, when we first launch a new web presence project. I review the steps necessary to take the project for beginning to successful completion. I found that using this visual saves me the time of explaining it verbally. I encourage you to also consider doing something similar with your clients when launching new projects. Here is our...

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