Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 429 What Have You Learned Recently? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 429

As most of you probably know, I write a lot. I share my thoughts and insights to help impact your life and business. But I also consume a lot of content from others in various ways such as: books, blogs, social media, online courses, virtual communities and more. To help me better internalize the content I absorb, I simply summarize my key learning insights and enter them into Evernote so I may easily digest and retrieve the content as needed....

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 428 Yes We Can Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 428

Since being fully vaccinated 3 weeks ago, Laurel and I took the opportunity to reunite with our children and grandchildren this past weekend to observe the second Passover seder, finally, in person. We hadn’t met with them unmasked since last year and since we now met the CDC requirements, we got to bring them back to Cleveland for 2 days! As soon as they climbed out of the car and into the house, they flew down the basement steps to...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 427 10 More Reasons to Repurpose Your Content Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 427

I was getting ready to write my next newsletter on the topic of why it is important for us to repurpose our content. I decided to first do a quick search on my own blog as I discovered the article 10 Reasons to Repurpose Your Content (which I just repurposed J) written last year. So, in the spirit of challenging myself to improve on what I previously wrote and stay true to the concept of repurposing content, here are my...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 426 Business as usual or unusual? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 426

One year into the pandemic and we’re still not completely out and about, leading workshops and developmental experiences, speaking at events or sharing our knowledge and wisdom face-to-face with our clients. I think we can all agree that electronic video meetings often feel stale and uninspired. So, what can you do to improve the quality of your online meetings: Make your appearance presentable. Shower, groom your hair and dress well as if you are meeting in person Show your positive...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 425 Success and Happiness Booster Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 425

Most of us are constantly looking for ways to increase our success and happiness. Although I have written on this topic ad nauseam, I study these topics continually and enjoy expanding my mind while sharing my findings. Here are my 15 recent discoveries: Make a promise to yourself and keep it. Share it with your trusted partners/advisors to help hold you accountable to that promise. Force yourself to take your first step towards taking action rather than towards continual planning....

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 424 Now Go Take On The Day Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 424

Good morning from sunny Cleveland It seems as though Cleveland’s winter is in its final push as we fluctuate between below freezing temperatures and balmy spring like days. Typical weather for us here, as the saying goes, “if you don’t like today’s weather in Cleveland, wait 24 hours and it’s going to be completely different!” Virus is down, vaccines are up, and the skies here are predicted to be sunny for the next 5 days which brings optimism and hope...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 423 Just for Today Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 423

In the past, I’ve shared our family’s personal story about our son’s addiction to heroin. It’s a story that we are not ashamed of, actually, it is the opposite. On this path we have met and befriended so many people that had we had “ordinary” lives; we would never have met. Sitting in recovery clinics or jail visiting areas and waiting rooms, we have learned that we are all the same, loving our children when they themselves were so hard...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 422 How Well Do You Know Your Business? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 422

Did you know that: 73% of small startup owners are men. (Guidant Financial) 26% of entrepreneurs say their biggest motivation for starting their own business was the idea of being their own boss. (Guidant Financial) 67% of small business owners use personal funds to handle financial problems. (Federal Reserve Banks)  Only 9% of entrepreneurs have a bachelor’s degree in business. An even smaller percentage of owners (3%) went beyond that with either a master’s degree or a PhD in business....

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 421 To Publish or Not to Publish Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 421

You’ve heard me say over the years that one of the key distinctions between top thought leaders to those strive to strengthen their thought leadership is that the former are prolific publishers of remarkable content. They publish consistently in different media and on a variety of platforms. So, if you wonder what are the reasons and benefits to publish your work and whether you should publish or not, here are a few of the benefits I would like to suggest....

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 420 Your Daily 2nd Chance Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 420

Everyone has bad days. Some more than others. But what constitutes a bad day? Discovery of an illness of a loved one, challenging individuals and circumstances, a failed business venture or financial loss can add up to feeling hopeless, angry and depleted. But what of these are perceived as missteps or miscalculations or situations beyond our control? Even Thomas Edison, when working on his light bulb discovery, interpreted the thousand possible failures as thousand ways that won’t work in order...

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