Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 396 Making Our Days Count Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 396

Today, Laurel and I got to watch, i.e. (play, sing and feed) our youngest grandson, Bentley. I’m never really sure how to calculate his age knowing if he’s 21 weeks or five months or however pediatricians figure it as he was born a few weeks earlier than expected. One thing I can say for sure, he’s getting bigger, cuter and more vibrant each and every time he comes to visit. He’s talking up a storm and eats like someone is...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 395 What Questions Are Your Clients Asking You? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 395

One of my favorite moments when I speak at live or virtual events is when I ask the audience to share what are some of their most critical and burning challenges that are driving them crazy related to their web presence, digital empire creation® and social media strategies. The kind of questions that if they had the answer to, would make them happier, more successful, more profitable and by far more impactful. As they questions are raised, I jot them...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 394 How to Uncover the Extraordinary Opportunities Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 394

My five year old granddaughter, Hadar, loves books. During the pandemic, with extra time at home, she’s learned many new things including how to read, how to ride a two wheeled bike and how to make the stickiest slime. Though she is a starting reader now, she still loves being read to before bed and I recently overheard Laurel read, via FaceTime, Hey, Little Ant, by Hannah and Phillip Hoose one night. It’s a tale about a boy who finds...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 393 Changing the World One Community at a Time Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 393

We recently launched a brand new online forum called Global Business Advisors Forums, for my dear client, colleague and friend, Phil Symchych, who is also known as The SME Business Wealth Builder®. One of the strongest ways of building and strengthening your brand is by creating a community around you. The purpose of such community is to attract like-minded people with mutual interests, who can help expand each other’s knowledge while serving and providing help in a variety of areas...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 392 My Brain is Fried Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 392

I’m trying to convince Laurel to stop watching the news all the time. Though I must admit that I glance at the blaring TV from time to time and I’d be lying if I said I don’t look at social media and news reports on my devices during the day. There you have it. It’s mid-July already and the summer is flying by. I’m busier than usual, especially during this pandemic, (I’m not complaining), and I’ve been social distancing while...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 391 Is it time for retirement? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 391

A while back, I watched a presentation by Jim Collins, author of the book, Good to Great, during the time he was heading the Peter Drucker Institute. He shared a story that many may not know. Peter Drucker, who was one of the most remarkable thinkers, lived to the age of 95 and wrote during his lifetime, 40 brilliant books, most of which I have in my own library. Only 1/3 of Drucker’s books were written and published before the...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 390 Happy Birthday, America. Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 390

This year celebrates 244 years of independence, honoring this great nation with all the turmoil, chaos, pain and strife that has marked 2020 to date. The High School and college graduates this year are saddened and angered by all that they’ve missed out on; senior prom, closing ceremonies or the opportunity to walk across the stage with cap and gown, diploma in hand serenaded by the cheers of family and friends amongst the sea of happy faces. It’s certainly a...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 389 10 Reasons to Repurpose Your Content Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 389

One of the hidden secrets of effectively leveraging our content is by repurposing or recycling it. There are significant benefits to doing so. Here are the top 10 reasons: Reduce your labor intensity. Bring up your valuable past insights that may have been missed by others and provide them with value. And by the way, I just repurposed one of my older podcasts. Remind yourself of content and ideas previously created to further stimulate your thinking and ideas for new...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 388 The Longest Day of the Year Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 388

This week is a run up to the longest day of the year which occurs on the June Solstice, Saturday, June 20. After more than 6 months of winter weather, a few May snowfalls and a non-existent spring, I really love these long summer days. The light filters in around 5:30 am and there’s still a hint of daylight clinging to the treetops in my back yard at 9:20 pm. Somehow though, it feels as if the summer hasn’t really...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 387 Do your prospects hear you? Are they listening? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 387

The Sales Strategist Brad Tonini Interviews The Digital Empire Creation® Strategist Chad Barr In this fascinating interview, Chad shares his insights how sales people (and others) can leverage content and the web to be heard, stand out in the crowd, transform their success by impacting their clients. Insights Timeline: 0:00 Introduction 1:25 Why being a prolific publisher of remarkable content is critical to strengthen your thought leadership 2:50 Positioning sales people as experts that get noticed and are sought after...

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