Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: What’s Next?

Issue No. 91 October 1, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: What’s Next?

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

This week’s reflection point: When it comes to creativity and innovation, why is it that so many people start and stop continuously, like a sprinter? Or, they innovate and then, all of the sudden, everything comes to a screeching halt? I believe it all stems from the following reasons:

  1. Success which may be short lived
  2. Poor prioritization
  3. Business operation trumps creativity and innovation
  4. Feeling of being overwhelmed
  5. Focus derails from the goal and strategy
  6. Not recognizing one’s own value
  7. Procrastination and making excuses
  8. Laziness
  9. Distraction
  10. Fear

Most people that I meet have tremendous ideas, experiences and wisdom inside their heads. Yet, they do not let those ideas come out and manifest them consistently, effectively or abundantly.

So, whether it is about creating your next article, booklet, video subscription product, audio book, workshop, webinar, or new service, what are you innovating next?

Remember, it is not a sprint but a continuous journey of creation. If you stop creating and innovating, then you become stagnant and perish.

So what’s next for you: publish or perish?

Here is what’s next for us. We are showcasing major creation and innovation of:

  • Web presence (strategy, content and wow) implementations for many of our clients
  • eBooks and booklets design and creation
  • Videos creation and subscription services
  • Podcast channels
  • Process visuals
  • Much more

I am excited to announce that we will showcase and share all of these on our new upcoming web site www.TheChadBarrGroup.com, which is scheduled to debut on November 15th.

This week’s tip: Identify your next innovation and go create it.

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Looking Inward

Issue No. 90 September 24, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Looking Inward

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

This week’s reflection point: It’s the day before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which is a time of year I look forward to and love. For me, the meaning of this holiday is about:

  • Spending precious time with loved ones
  • Rejoicing in my blessed life
  • Being grateful for the many friendships and relationships I have
  • Reflecting on my accomplishments and of those around me
  • Making a difference for my family, clients and colleagues

Shana Tova – Happy New Year!

This week’s tip: Every day should be a time to sit back and reflect at the bounty of blessings in our lives!

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Growth Ideas From London II

Issue No. 89 September 17, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Growth Ideas From London II

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

This week’s reflection point: Last week I shared the key insights I gained from my first day meeting with my global growth circle. Today I would like to share additional take-aways from my second day’s meeting:

  • All growth isn’t profitable.
  • Our life’s story is priceless and contains great wisdom and insights, successes, and overcoming adversities examples. Pull out the gems and share with others.
  • Promote ourselves shamelessly and provocatively. For example: since my brand is about digital space strategy, I could easily say that if 1 + 1 = 2, then 1 + Chad = 2,500!
  • Develop acronyms and provoke with substance. For example: Since SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, I could write about Silly Endless Obscurity.
  • Collect interesting stories and statistics to incorporate in our writing and speaking.
  • When identifying and clarifying our brand or helping our clients identify theirs, fill in the blank in the following sentence: “I am the go to person for _______.
  • Create a distinction rather than a differentiation in our work.
  • What vibes are we giving to our clients?
  • Evaluate and improve the questions we ask at the end of our presentations to entice the audience to stay in touch with us and become a client.
  • Ask our team these questions:
    • What will make you happier?
    • As we grow and attract new clients and team members what can we do better?
  • When reviewing our team’s performance ask myself whether they failed, met or exceeded my expectations and that of our clients.
  • To overcome challenges first determine the ideal future state and then the quickest and easiest way to het there.
  • To change one’s behavior, find out what’s in their best self interest and reinforce with that behavior.
  • Since behind every business objective there is a personal objective, ask our prospective clients: “What does this project means to you personally?” or “When we work together what do you want out of this project?”
  • Keep reminding our clients of their successes and solicit testimonials and referrals.

The Global Growth at the fabulous Square Restaurant in London: Guido Quelle, Suzanne Bates, Bart Sayle, Chad Barr, Alan Weiss, Phil Symchych, Stephen Gaffney.

This week’s tip: Keep surrounding yourself with remarkable people and genius talent. It will enrich the quality of your life and generate astonishing results.

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New Web Presence Launch – Citrin Consulting

It’s time to share the exciting launch and web presence of Richard Citrin, Ph.D., founder of Citrin Consulting. His unique perspective on leadership development, talent management and resilience is based on the idea that by using strengths, assets, and skills, and by aligning them in a purposeful and powerful manner, real change occurs. Check out Richard’s impressive site, showcasing his wisdom, clients’ successes and his thought leadership:

Richard Citrin

Watch Richard’s testimonial:

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Growth Ideas From London

Issue No. 88 September 10, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Growth Ideas From London

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

This week’s reflection point: Every several months I get together with my global growth circle (mastermind group on steroids), facilitated by Alan Weiss, to discuss our businesses and identify growth areas for our clients and for us. I last reported 30 Growth Success Ideas back in February of this year when we all met in Miami, Florida. We are here this week in London, England, discussing innovation and global growth and have just concluded our first remarkable day of an amazing meeting. Here are some of my key take-aways from today’s meeting:

  • Growth would eventually lead to complacency and despair unless new growth occurs.
  • Focus more on being innovative than opportunistic.
  • Identify our consistent compelling message.
  • Short-term revenue growth should be part of our ongoing strategy and not be used as a panic tactic.
  • Clients are impatient and want to see instant execution of their strategy and not wait years for it.
  • Our ideal client changes and evolves over the years.
  • We are all lone wolves and need a great support system to make our best decisions.
  • Money and relationship problems are the key issues crippling most entrepreneurs.
  • Are we using less labor intensity to get more results?
  • To be innovative we need to clear our schedules and have time to think and create.
  • Deliver our provocative message consistently. For example: Why do we have social media platforms and not business media platforms? Another example: There are three ways to achieve success on the web and I know that two of them you are not leveraging right now.
  • Market and showcase our advisory web strategic services and demonstrate evidences of success through testimonials.
  • Identify the average growth of our clients vs. the domestic or global growth of the industry. Talk about why our clients have surpassed others.
  • Introduce new level for thinking to our clients and large organizations. For example: organizations need multi-channel strategy and the web is a critical aspect of it.
  • Ideas to increase the business: Hosted events, referrals, showcase our clients’ success, collaborate with strategic individuals, enable access to restricted intellectual property.
  • Our greatest referrals are unsolicited. They arrive because of great work, strong brand and powerful relationships. Solicited referrals are also critical and should be scheduled often.
  • While travelling domestically and especially internationally, seize the opportunity to meet and present to future buyers.
  • Contact readers or our newsletters and solicit ideas for future articles and topics.
  • Stay in constant touch with our clients.
  • Have our clients write articles and case studies that would help our target audience, which would then get published on our blog and newsletter.
  • There are two primary things that lead our audiences to us. First is marketing, which creates the need and sales, which provides options. Second is our strong brand.
  • We will further focus on the strategic digital space, showing our clients the way to greater success.
  • Keep telling our stories while identifying and codifying the concepts we talk about.

The Global Growth at the fabulous Scott’s in London, prior to our two day meeting: Guido Quelle (Germany), Chad Barr (US), Phil Symchych (Canada), Alan Weiss (US), Stephen Gaffney (US), and Suzanne Bates (US). Bart Sayle (UK) was out on a business call and missed our great dinner.

Stay tuned for more and for my recap of day two, which I will send through my newsletter and also post on my blog next week.

This week’s tip: Whom are you surrounding yourself with to constantly challenge your thinking and innovate?

 

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How to Hijack a Limo?

My great friend, Phil Symchcyh, tells the story better than I ever could. So here is the NYC story and thank you Phil for sharing:

Limo driver in airport, holding sign for BERNICE.

Chad marches up to him, says in his authoritative, assertive voice, “BARR!”

Driver nods, Chad nods, off they go. I’m running to catch up.

Half way to our hotel, driver’s phone rings. His dispatcher yells, “Where are you? Bernice is at the airport and she’s ready for your ride to Park St.”

Driver, in heavy Russian accent, “I have my passengers. Going to Park St.”

Dispatcher: “Who do you have?”

Driver: “Two guys”

Dispatcher: “Bernice is a woman. Wrong passengers, You’re on your own, buddy.” Chad and I look at each other, wondering what that means.

Approaching a toll gate. BANG. Driver runs over a shovel, takes out the drivers door mirror. Driver gets out, pushes mirror against door, mirror falls down, repeats, same result. Gets in car. Drives us to Park St. Pulls up to the hotel front doors. Bell hops are yelling at him to go around to the garage entrance. Driver finds the garage entrance.

Chad and I throw twenty dollar bills at him and run away before we get into any more trouble.

And that’s how you hijack a limo.

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Web Presence Best Practices

Issue No. 87 September 3, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Web Presence Best Practices

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

This week’s reflection point: The topic of clients’ best practices comes up quite often in my discussions with my clients. I have written on this topic in the past and today I will share these best practices from the perspective of our web presence. So here we go and here is what they do.

They:

  • Publish their great content frequently.
  • Consistently invent new offerings.
  • Leverage their web presence while presenting.
  • Use technology to frequently stay in touch with clients while providing valuable insights.
  • Engage their audience with their blog and newsletters.
  • Improve their look, image, brand and credibility.
  • Interact on various social media channels.
  • Know which technologies to invest in and which to avoid or get out of.
  • Spend their time wisely and effectively.

Please share your own best practices.

This week’s tip: If you are already doing most of these, kudos to you. If not, which one are you going to focus on next?

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Nonstop Sales Boom by Colleen Francis

I just received the new book, Nonstop Sales Boom, written by my dear friend, colleague, and client, Colleen Francis. It has rocked my world and it would yours! See the before and after proofs below:

 

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(This was of course done through the creative work of our amazing innovative design team. Thank you Adi and Lihi). 

 

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Are You Prepared For Success?

Issue No. 86 August 27, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Objectives For Creating Videos

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

This week’s reflection point: I just had a fantastic conversation with one of my dear clients, John Boggs, a retired Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, a great thinker and a leadership expert. As we were exchanging ideas on creating success, John shared with me that one of his favorite questions he poses to his clients is: “Let’s think big. There are no right or wrong answers and no obstacles. What do you see? What does it look like?”

Additionally, one of the questions I like to ask my clients and myself is: “Are you prepared for success?” I’ve come to realize that most of those I talk with not only are not prepared for success, they are unable to articulate what success looks like. The ability to effectively identify and articulate such, will enable you to gain control in areas of: business, personal, relationships, strategy, mindset, physical and mental condition, emotional, self-esteem, self-improvement, support system, wealth, both financial and spiritual.

I acknowledge that it takes great courage and action to be successful but it all starts with your preparation towards it. Don’t let success surprise you because when it does, it is too late and it is likely to be short-lived.

This week’s tip: Take the time this week to think big and articulate what you see and what it looks like. Then, identify what needs to happen so you are prepared for success.

 

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Proudly Presenting… Alan Weiss’s New Personal Power Experience

I am very pleased to proudly present a brand new web presence development our brilliant team has just completed for Alan Weiss. The Power Of Personal Worth And Fulfillment is now open. So come join us and Alan to learn, grow and transform the success of your life and your self-worth.

The Power Of Personal Worth And Fulfillment By Alan Weiss

 

 

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