Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 408 10 Crucial Business Lessons Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 408

As 2020 is coming to a close and as I was reviewing this year’s lessons, I’ve come to realize the following crucial business lessons: Setting one goal a month will generate 12 of them a year. Imagine what would happen if we set 3 goals per day. That is equal to 1095 goals per year!   Taking massive action towards our goals is the secret sauce to remarkable success. Executing our daily tasks and initiatives with passion, energy, enthusiasm and...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 407 Speaking a Common Language Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 407

Leslie Stahl, a veteran journalist for 60 minutes, interviewed president Donald Trump for her weekly broadcast. Following its airing, she received death threats for which she is now receiving round the clock security protection. She joins the ranks of Ohio’s now resigned, Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton, and renowned infectious disease director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who also receive physical protection after receiving death threats for speaking truth about the current situation facing our nation. Our son in law recently preached...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 406 10 Reasons Why Bulleted or Numeric Lists Rock Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 406

If you’ve been following my writing and content publishing over the years you probably have noticed my use of lists. I have to admit that I love numeric or bulleted lists. So, in the spirit of such lists, here are the 10 reasons why I recommend you create these lists and why they rock: They make your items and content stand out They are easy to follow and simplify the steps need taking   They are great for the purpose...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 405 Choose Your Words Wisely Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 405

I am a naturalized US citizen, having been born and raised in Israel to parents, who themselves, emigrated to Israel from Poland and Russia following World War II. My parents were fluent speakers of many languages; my mother’s native tongue was Polish and my father’s, Russian. But living in a newly created state comprised of refugees and immigrants from all over the world, it seemed like a mini tower of babel with all the languages that I heard growing up....

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 404 12 Questions to Pivot Your Business Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 404

I find questions to be a critical tool to evaluate where I am and where I should go. Yet, I have also learned that asking the wrong question will surely lead me in the wrong direction and outcome. Here are 12 tough questions that help me, and my clients stay the course and increase success:  What scares you or even paralyzes you from taking massive action towards your goals? What makes you feel alive that creates happiness and enthusiasm to...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 403 12 Growth Insights That Will Transform Your Success Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 403

Here are some of my weekly insights that I hope are of great value to you: Identify your next innovation and take massive action towards its achievement. When people attend your sessions, it demonstrates their desire to level up their game and how they can impact others. It may also express their lack of happiness with their current success.   Devote and focus your energy on the things you are most passionate about that produce the highest levels of energy...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 402 Bit by Bit Putting it Together Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 402

Three weeks ago, I hit a milestone that crept up without my noticing. I realized that I had written my 400th weekly newsletter, without having missed a week, and while composing and sharing 400 newsletters with my clients and colleagues seems immense, it is, like so many things, a culmination of small pieces that became a large body of work. Stephen Sondheim, in the lyrics to his song, Putting it Together, in the excerpt below he spells it out very...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 401 One Zoom At a Time Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 401

I was chatting with a client earlier and reflecting on the many zoom calls we are involved in daily. Since she did not turn on the video right away I joked and asked if she is still working with her pajamas on. She turned on the video and shared with me that during one of her recent business zoom call meetings she realized she was still wearing her robe while her video was on! So, her new habit is to...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 400 It’s Time You Guard Your Email Accounts Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 400

Last year, I shared with you The Hacker story that managed to hijack one of our client’s email account and fraudulently transfer money to that hacker’s offshore bank account. Luckily this story ended well for our client. Unfortunately, I keep hearing more and more stories of email accounts being compromised or highjacked and the consequences can be devastating. Here are some of the risks you may be facing when your email accounts are compromised: They can then access your personal,...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 399 The Things We Take for Granted Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 399

Yesterday evening, I took a pretty big tumble while running to make an awesome back hand hit in my daily pickleball game. Even with the slight aches and pains that come with age, I had never given in nor given up during a match. But yesterday was different and now between ice packs and pain meds, I’m out of commission for at least a day or two.      Things that seemed easy to do before 8 pm yesterday, are now much...

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