Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 418 Lessons Learned from My Grandkids Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 418

Over the years I have published quite a few of my newsletters and have dedicated  them to lessons learned from other thought leaders, lessons learned from women, lessons learned from my granddaughter, lessons learned from my Mom, lessons learned from my Dad, lessons learned from my clients, and lessons learned from running my business. Today I am dedicating my newsletter to the 10 lessons learned from my grandkids, Dafna (11), Liav (9), Hadar (5) and Bentley (9 months): True love...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 417 Important Things Are Worth Fighting For Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 417

As I sit writing this newsletter, I believe that the presidential election of 2020 will indeed be over, today. I can’t say this with complete certainty, but only with very high hopes. Voter rights, voter suppression, legal vs. illegal ballots have been the hot button topics of the last year and I, for one, am looking forward to a calmer and more peaceful year. But the struggles that many have faced for a place in line to register and vote...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 415 Lost and Found Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 415

I was very excited about seeing the meteor shower, and the alignment of the planets to create the heavenly star of the winter solstice this week. But as happens here often in Cleveland’s long winter, the skies were completely opaque with clouds, and the phenomenon was hidden from us. The next occurrence will be in 2080, so I’ll just have to accept that unless Laurel agrees to have me frozen and defrosted, I won’t be seeing it then. I can’t...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 414 It’s Just a Number, Right Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 414

I’m going to be straight up honest with you. I’ve been seeing a lot of commercials lately reminding everyone it’s open enrollment period for Medicare recipients and on January 1, 2021, I will officially be a card-carrying member of the Medicare group. Though I’m not quite 65, it’s a real milestone for many of us, one that was always “out there”, but I never thought I was old or mature enough. Well, here I am reaching this milestone, and I’m...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 413 Putting It Together Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 413

Nearly 40 years ago I was a fresh out of college software developer. It was an exciting profession that keenly intrigued me and challenged my brain in ways that I never expected. Up until that time I had lived in Israel pursuing my musical career; practicing, performing and entertaining all over the country and dreaming of being a real rock star guitarist. But here in America, things really picked up as I soon began my own company developing software solutions...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 412 It Happens Every Single Year Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 412

It happens every single year. The lake effect snow that we Clevelanders know all too well, arrives with a vengeance and we act as if it’s a rare, unexpected occurrence, one for which we are wholly unprepared. We woke to a foot of overnight snow and sat, watching out the window, waiting for the snowplow to arrive to clear out the driveway. After the requisite call to the company, he finally arrived at 11 am, cleared the snow, only to...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 411 A Year to Remember. A Year to Forget. Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 411

I’m sure you read the online jokes when we changed our clocks to daylight savings time recently. No one wanted to add another minute to this year, let alone another hour. We witnessed a year of jobs lost, store shelves empty of basic necessities and food banks and Covid testing lines growing longer every day. We, along with the rest of the world, feared the unknown regarding the pandemic. Most of us can’t wait to begin 2021 with a slowdown...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 410 How to Generate… Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 410

A common question I am asked often is how I generate powerful ideas for content creation, marketing initiatives and successful business growth ideas. Although I’ve written on this topic ad nauseam, I have also come to realize that one of the many techniques to generate such ideas is unknown to many. Let me share this powerful technique with you: Open up your browser, launch Google.com and start typing any keywords of interest. Notice how Google fills the screen with its...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 409 A Veteran’s Day Message Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 409

In the midst of the chaos and turbulence of the presidential election, today, we pause as a one nation, united, to honor all those who have served our country this Veteran’s Day. World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary...

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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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