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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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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