Eric

E. R. Haas is CEO of the TQ Smart family of web sites including ThinkTQ.com, IntentionalExcellence.com, MyBizIQ.com, MyBelieversGuide.com, MarriageWithPurpose.com and hundreds of others.

E. R. is a "serial entrepreneur" and has created over 20 different businesses in software, manufacturing, finance, publishing and many other areas.

He is married to Jan Haas who shares his interest in model railroading, gardening, and traveling by train. Together, they have 5 grown children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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Destiny Calls… Ready to Answer?

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Destiny Calls… Ready to Answer?

What is DESTINY? The dictionary defines it as fate, providence; predestination; God’s will, kismet, the stars; luck, fortune, chance, karma, serendipity.

Most of us believe that it requires the INTENTIONAL commitment to EXCELLENCE and the total rejection of MEDIOCRITY to achieve our destiny — our ultimate calling in life.

As William Jennings Bryan said…




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The Will to Win, The Desire to Succeed…

| February 20, 2017
The Will to Win, The Desire to Succeed…

Have you been working harder and harder and still haven’t achieved the success you desire? Would you like to know WHY?

Factually, scientifically, precisely?

If you’re like the vast majority of our customers, you have read all the books… listened to the tapes… attended the seminars… BUT… there’s still a barrier between where you are now, and where you want to go.







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Stop Worry Before It Stops You.

| February 14, 2017
Stop Worry Before It Stops You.

This week, we will discuss the meaning and importance of PERSISTENCE to your life. Look closely at the picture above. Yes, there are people out here in Colorado who think hanging off the side of a perfectly good mountain is great fun!







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The sad truth is that opportunity doesn’t knock twice.

| February 13, 2017
The sad truth is that opportunity doesn’t knock twice.

I have built my entire life around seizing ever-growing opportunities. I have yet to hear even ONE knock on my door — or whack me upside my head. Opportunities behave quite differently from what we have been trained to expect. You must have POWERFUL LENSES with which to see and sense them.







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Excellence is the Result of Training and Habituation…

| February 6, 2017
Excellence is the Result of Training and Habituation…

Just to repeat the age-old quote by Aristotle, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”







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Predicting Business Success

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Predicting Business Success

Ayn Rand said it best, “Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.”

But key to this observation is exactly what to THINK about! This is especially important if you are a small business owner who wants to grow and expand profits.

So, if you want to grow, make more money, enjoy your business more, here’s a short list of what you want to think about, pretty much every hour of every day!







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VISION…

| January 31, 2017 | 7 Comments
VISION…

Are You A Visionary?

To SEE what is invisible to others is the key aspect of being a visionary.

Our vision is huge and world-changing… and I hope you share it: Turn 2.5 billion Smartphones into the greatest training system ever envisioned… making the world SMARTER and SAFER.

The vision is to take 5,000 years of the best ideas… from the best minds who ever lived, now and then… off the shelf and inject them directly into your brain — in 10-second blasts all day long.







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HOPE…

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
HOPE…

TQ Members: It’s Time to Step Up…

I need your help to make a key investment in YOU personally and the rest of the human race collectively.

Not an investment in Artificial Intelligence to make MACHINES smarter. But a small investment in an App that will make PEOPLE materially smarter…

To give you and the rest of the world HOPE that we can make our own lives better, while at the same time, giving a BILLION people around the globe something that they cannot get at any price right now…







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What do you have the right to expect?

| January 30, 2017
What do you have the right to expect?

“For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much—if he lives and uses that in hand day by day—shall be full to running over.” ~ Edgar Cayce The Key to Living a Life that Matters.Now On Sale. Great quote, isn’t it? Even if it comes from a man who lived […]




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Imagine…

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Imagine…

Here’s a quick update on the development and deployment of the World’s Smartest App!

Right now I want you to imagine a world where everyone is safe, happy, healthy and living up to their full potential. Our dream has always been to see a world where you, I, and billions of people around the globe prosper.

This is a HUGE vision that you personally can help make real. Click Here to Understand The World Excellence Project™…

Why Are We Doing This? Because we, each of us individually and as the human race, have to do better. We have no other choice.







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Challenge yourself, right up to the point where it isn’t fun any more.

| January 24, 2017
Challenge yourself, right up to the point where it isn’t fun any more.

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” ~ Nolan Bushnell The Most Eye-Opening […]




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You May Have A Vision, But Do You Have A Plan?

| January 17, 2017
You May Have A Vision, But Do You Have A Plan?

All last week I poked and prodded, asking if you truly BELIEVE that you can achieve your most important goals this year? Are you COMMITTED enough? Do you have enough RESOLVE?

Does the WHY within your goals light that inner-fire within you? Do you have the VOLITION, DEDICATION and MOTIVATION to overcome the obstacles, roadblocks and bottlenecks that you will undoubtedly encounter?







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Success: More of what you want… less of what you don’t.

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Success: More of what you want… less of what you don’t.

This morning we had a wonderful conversation about getting 2017 off to the best start possible. My advice was simple.

Take out a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle. Label the left half WHAT I DON’T WANT… and the right side WHAT I REALLY WANT…

Listen to the audio and follow along. 1 hour here and you will not only have better direction, but a real head start towards guaranteeing 2017 becomes YOUR year.







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A Challenge To Your Commitment…

| January 10, 2017
A Challenge To Your Commitment…

This week, we are going to focus on the inevitable challenges to your dreams and goals… challenges that will not only test your resolution, but cause you to pause and question your commitment to your 2014 Resolutions!







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Goals: The Confluence Between Dreams, Desires & Beliefs

| January 2, 2017
Goals: The Confluence Between Dreams, Desires & Beliefs

There are many popular definitions of the word GOAL. Most define it as a dream with a date… we define it as a dream with a deadline. The deadline implies commitment to both the dream and the time it will take to achieve it.

A better definition might be that goals represent the confluence between Desirability and Believability. It is the recognition that it takes BOTH to create a goal that will ultimately be achieved.







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Challenging Times Ahead for Business

| December 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Challenging Times Ahead for Business

Two-thirds of the businesses started in the last two years will not be here in 2020. You can WIN, but you must PLAN to win… then PLAY to win.

No sports team would ever win a single game if they didn’t do BOTH. The game of business is a professional sport played with real money… real people… real hopes and dreams.

Ignore the reality, you will not make it.







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Have you set artificial limits for yourself?

| October 17, 2016
Have you set artificial limits for yourself?

This week, we will expand on the WOW GOALS theme, and tackle the “without limits” aspect of this discussion. Sometimes all you need is a change in perspective from what is, and is not possible, to get you moving in the direction of your dreams!







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Do you set goals that come directly from your heart?

| October 10, 2016
Do you set goals that come directly from your heart?

This week, we will discuss the importance of setting clear and tangible GOALS that are in direct alignment with your Mission—so you can actually LIVE what you VALUE most… each and every day. The best question to ask at this time of the year is…







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Fail to Plan… Plan to Fail.

| September 26, 2016
Fail to Plan… Plan to Fail.

If you are not on track to achieve this year’s WOW GOALS, maybe you should think seriously about how well you make PLANS to support those goals… and how you can improve this critical area of your performance.







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What Is Your True Mission?

| September 25, 2016
What Is Your True Mission?

This week, we will focus on the core of living the life you love: Your sense of purpose and MISSION.

This area of your performance is vitally important because it governs all your GOALS (or lack thereof,) your outlook for the future, your ability to draw the right people to your cause, and your desire to take ACTION.







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