Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 439 A Beacon of Light Shines on Us All Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 439

Laurel and I took a road trip to Duck, North Carolina this past week, where she officiated a wedding of a former student and his new bride. Generally, we would fly, but without any direct flights and the need to rent a car to drive the 2 hours to the nearest airport to the resort in Duck, we figured it would take about the same amount of time. Thankfully, we decided to stop on the way in Washington DC after...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 438 Keeping Sharp, Transforming Your Skills Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 438

When I chat with new prospective clients who want to strengthen their thought leadership through their web presence, I employ a simple test to measure their confidence and expertise by asking, “what is the greatest challenge your clients face and what are 3 recommendations you offer to resolve this challenge?”  I am surprised when some, who claim to run a very successful business, are unable to articulate the answer quickly and powerfully to my question. Rather, they say, “I need...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 437 Chad Barr Interviews Dov Baron: Finding Your Passion Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 437

I am thrilled to share with you this fascinating conversation I had with Dov Baron. He is ranked: Top 100 Leadership Speaker by Inc Magazine, and #1 Podcast for Fortune 500 Executives by Inc. He is Entrepreneur Magazine Contributor, The Talent Authority, Dragonist. Timeline: 1:48 What do you do? Identifying your primary drivers and purpose 3:41 Why do we struggle finding our purpose and how to uncover it? Purpose is not manufactured but elicited Why we are not objective in...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 436 How Special Do You Make Them Feel? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 436

When our most wonderful mutt, Noodles, passed away two years ago at age 17, I told Laurel, in no uncertain terms, that there would be NO more dogs for us! I didn’t want the daily responsibility and restrictions of being able to just go away for the day or week that came with owning a 4-legged pal. That being said, my words went unheeded and now I’d like to introduce our new puppy, Juno, who arrived two weeks ago. She’s...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 435 15 Questions to Stimulate Your Mind and Creativity Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 435

I was recently asked what questions we should ask ourselves to generate the biggest impact. Although this list could be enormous, here is my condensed list: What are you avoiding (and why) that would positively propel you forward and what do you wish you should have done several years ago that you still have not? What new habits and rituals should you focus on building, and which are the ones that have generated the highest levels of success for you...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 434 Creating Global Digital Empires® Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 434

I was recently a guest on Gerald Leonard’s Workplace Jazz™ podcast show when we discussed some of the following topics: What are the key mistakes people make with their sites? What do million-dollar entrepreneurs do that others don’t? Where do great ideas come from? How do you create instant credibility on the web? What is the Internet Strategic Profile? The importance of protecting our work with trademarks. What is the million-dollar blueprint for success? What advice would have given your...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 433 Together We Can Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 433

Not quite 15 months ago, right before the coronavirus shut down life as we knew it, Laurel and I participated in a community event attended by the Greater Cleveland Congregations; representatives of area synagogues, churches and mosques. Along with lay leaders, congregants and clergy, the dais was filled with government executives, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, judges, defenders, and city officials from as far away as Cincinnati. Laurel was a guest speaker who shared our family’s journey with our son’s addiction...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 432 Addicted to What? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 432

I watched the movie, The Social Dilemma, for the second time the other day. It raises serious concerns as to how the social media companies have developed the technology and platforms that have taken control of our lives, our privacy, our society and possibly the future of our democracy. Here are the key takeaways I’d like to share with you and as always, I welcome your thoughts and feedback: The business model for these companies has changed from selling products...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 431 Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 431

Yesterday was a historic day in America with a guilty verdict rendered in Officer Derek Chauvin’s trial in Minneapolis. I didn’t watch the proceedings, but I know that many did, and the nation was on pins and needles as the announcement came that a verdict had been reached and forthcoming after less than 12 hours of deliberation. The book of Deuteronomy, chapter 16, contains one of the most well-known verses in scripture; Justice, justice you shall pursue…even Supreme Court Justice...

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 430 A Moment of Silence Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 430

Today, is Yom Hazikaron, a national day of remembrance in Israel. It is a day in which this small nation honors and remembers all of her fallen soldiers and their contribution and sacrifice throughout the decades since Israel’s statehood in 1948. On this day, at 8 pm and again on Thursday morning at 11 am, sirens will blare throughout the country for one minute and all citizens stop what they are doing and stand in silent reverence. It is a...

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