Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 372 9 Reasons to Trademark Your Brands Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 372

Over the years, and with the help of my trademark attorney, Erik Pelton, I have applied and registered for the protection of several of our brand names. The following brands have been approved by the USPTO (The United States Patent and Trademark Office), which enabled us to place the ® protection symbol next to our brands. Here are the brand names we have trademarked: Dominating the Web® Creating Global Digital Empires® Pragmatic Technologies for Life and Business Success® Creating Tomorrow’s...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 371 Looking Back, Learning from My Father Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 371

It was exactly one year ago today that my father passed away in Israel. As I was lighting the memorial candle on this the first anniversary of my father’s death I was thinking about him today, as usual, and wanted to share a few lessons I learned from him during my lifetime with him. Dream big. My father arrived in Israel in 1947 following WWII having fought with the Partisans in the Soviet Russia. He always dreamed of Israel and...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 370 Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 370

I was interviewed earlier today by my good friend and colleague, Dan Janal, for his Top Business Leaders thriving podcast show. We discussed several important topics and among them the important of creating our global digital empires® to get our word out, share our insights and wisdom with the world, increase our brand awareness, strengthen our thought leadership as well as overcoming the imposter syndrome. During our interview, Dan asked for my opinion regarding the imposter syndrome, which is defined...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 369 Before and After Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 369

As many of you know, I have been working diligently this past several years on improving my photography skills and knowledge. Before the many workshops and research, I’ve participated in, I thought that preparing the camera aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings was all that it took to produce the perfect shot. Now, after years of learning and practice, I’ve concluded that developing the eye to capture the perfect shot, editing and post-processing the image is what brings it to...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 368 7 Questions to Achieve Massive Business Growth This Year Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 368

Let me ask you a few questions: Are you on track to start this year with a bang? Do you have a plan you can follow? Are you taking daily actions towards your goals? Well, it’s not too late to get started or to quickly review whether you are on the right track. Here are 7 questions I review for my company and recommend my clients do the same for theirs: For this previous year, what has worked and what...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 367 How Effective Are Your Inquiries? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 367

There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t get multiple inquiries through my social media channels. Some actually valid that are genuinely interested in our products and services while many others that I consider disingenuous. Here are a few examples of recent contacts and my serious or humorous responses: Social Media Contact: “Hi Chad! We’ve been connected for some time. Just checked out your profile. Very cool stuff. When you say “cyber strategist” what do you mean exactly?”...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 366 5 Pillars of Success Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 366

I was chatting with a client of mine today and we reflected on some of the most successful pillars of our lives. Here are five of mine: Family: It is the fuel that keeps me humming and thriving. Whether a deep discussion or a romantic dinner with my wife, playing with my grandkids and witnessing the miracle of their development, it is one of the profound pillars of my life. Business: I love the challenges and rewards of running my...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 365 New Day’s Resolutions Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 365

2019 has passed and here we are starting 2020 as a new year. It will probably take me a few months to put the correct year on the checks that I write; (yes, I still do write a few checks from time to time), and take a second longer to scroll down to my birth year on every online form I fill out. I look back with some sadness at the losses this past year; my dear father, Tzvi, my...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 364 The Lost and Forgotten Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 364

Tucked away under the Cleveland bridges and highway overpasses live the lost and forgotten. Last week, on Christmas day, we met men and women such as Hector in his flimsy tent, Dopar from Sudan, William from Cleveland’s east side, living on the streets since age 12, Rico, a delusional felon and countless others who survive the harsh winters on the streets and in shelters. 80% addicted to deadly street drugs with no way out. Many are fathers, brothers, uncles and...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 363 The Reason for the Season Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 363

December 24, 2019. An average day in the Barr household, dreary grey skies with misty fog, and an early start on the pickleball court. The recreation center was not at its usual bustling capacity this morning, though the young basketball hopefuls were out in force on the courts practicing dribbling and shooting on a full court press. We stopped at a nearly empty FedEx on the way home at 11 am, and the roads were already starting to be thick...

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