Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 299 Recent Reflections and Insights Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 299

I was just reflecting on some of my recent thoughts, insights and those shared among my clients. Here are the top 10 I came up with: As water can carve a stone so can your consistent actions over time shape your extraordinary success and future. The more confident you become, the more you trust in your abilities to figure things out. What are the daily questions you should formulate and ask yourself in order to make sure you consistently move...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 297 We Remember Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 297

Photo by: Chad Barr September 11, 2001. I had brought my entire team to Las Vegas for a leadership growth experience that concluded that fateful morning. We arrived at the airport only to learn the horror of tragic events that had transpired only moments before our arrival. The impact of that event changed the life of every American and surely citizen of the world that day. We scrambled, trying to find flights only to learn that every outbound flight had...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 296 Looking back, looking forward Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 296

Photo by: Chad Barr This Sunday evening, we will usher in the Jewish New Year 5779. I will have the privilege of joining my wife in leading worship services, accompanying her on guitar. One of the highlights of this service is hearing the sounds of the shofar, the ram’s horn; 100 blasts in all! It is a time for us to be awakened by the sounds, and to look inward at our deeds and our actions over the past year....

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 295 Is it time to take down your blog? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 295

If you are posting valuable content to your blog and do so consistently, kudos to you, my sincere respect and appreciation as you may want to skip this article. Otherwise, I encourage you to continue reading. A few questions I would like to ask you: When was the last time you posted valuable content to your blog? How frequently do you do so? How many gaps in time are clearly shown when viewing your blog? Blogs are the ultimate repository...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 294 With Passion and Enthusiasm Please! Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 294

Photo by: Chad Barr Have you ever sat through a dreadful live presentation feverishly looking for the exit sign? Or have you ever watched or listened to a mind-numbing video or podcast on the web and abandoning it quickly? I review a lot of content on the web and must admit that much of it is not only boring or blah but the content itself is mundane or lacks in value and the delivery is flat with no energy and...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 293 Whom Do You Admire? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 293

Photo by: Chad Barr I admire the courage of Golda Meir and Nelson Mandela, the brilliant mind of Peter Drucker, the design innovation and foresight of Gaudi, the creation of the new frontier and landscape by Steve Jobs, the painting of Van Gogh, the images captured by Ansel Adams, the financial success of Warren Buffett, the remarkable innovations of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, the sound, composition and music of Mozart and Pat Metheny, and the empire created by Oprah....

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 292 How Do You Paint Success? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 292

Photo by: Chad Barr One of the most powerful questions I often ask myself and my clients is “how do you paint success?” in other words, if you were to fast forward into the future, what does success look like? This question is crucial in helping us identify and formulate our strategy and create and shape our future. So why is it that most don’t invest the time and energy to frequently paint their future success? How else would one...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 291 Bit by Bit, Putting it Together Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 291

I have repeatedly said that as thought leaders and experts in our fields, we should be quoting ourselves, and often. In January 2013, I committed to post weekly newsletters and over five years later, without missing a week, I’ve accomplished that including today’s, 291st posting. Last July 2017, I pledged to publish my daily quotes, five days a week, and I am proud to say that exactly a year later I just wrote and posted number 255! What’s next? I...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 290 Whose support are you seeking? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 290

Every day real life experiences never cease to provide fodder for my weekly newsletter thoughts. Our daughter and son-in-law have been fortunate to have found employment nearby in Columbus and arrived this week to begin unpacking and also discovering all the unexpected problems, small and large, that come along with owning an older home. The job of finding a reputable, reliable and competent tradespeople is now the challenge. A highly recommended handyman who reportedly can do “anything”, shows up late,...

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