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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A thought on Time and Money. Do you have enough of both?

| March 28, 2017
A thought on Time and Money. Do you have enough of both?

It’s the end of the first quarter…

Are you exactly where you want to be 3 months into 2016?

Achieving stretch goals?

Always remember…

Your family lives on the RESULTS you produce…




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Do you want a new future?

| March 27, 2017
Do you want a new future?

The simple truth is, we are all living in the most treacherous economy in history. We have entered the age of HYPER-COMPETITION. The best will THRIVE. The rest will bearly SURVIVE this dynamic reshaping of the global marketplace.







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You will never excel until you connect your actions to something you truly value.

| March 27, 2017
You will never excel until you connect your actions to something you truly value.

This week, we will be getting VERY personal… asking the truly IMPORTANT questions: Are you actually LIVING what you say you value, or are you consumed by the moment… with no forward movement in the direction of your dreams? The importance of knowing what you value more than something else is critical to your day-to-day performance.







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What’s Your Forgetting Curve Costing You?

| March 20, 2017
What’s Your Forgetting Curve Costing You?

All habits, our good ones and our bad ones, are based on 3 basic conditions: 1) A TRIGGER — something that gets your attention and reminds you take some kind of action… 2) A BEHAVIOR — a specific action you will automatically take… 3) A REWARD — what you get when you recognize the Trigger and engage in the Behavior to get the Reward you desire.

Habits are based on CRAVINGS, either positive or negative. Crave nicotine and you smoke. Crave chocolate and you eat cake. Crave success and you grow rich — when you take the right sequence of actions.







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Goals are the mile markers by which reality finds its way to your dreams.

| March 19, 2017
Goals are the mile markers by which reality finds its way to your dreams.

This week we are going to cover the importance of setting SMART Goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Tangible. If you don’t have SMART Goals, you don’t really have goals… and living what you value most will remain elusively out of reach.







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Working Hard vs. Working Smart

| March 16, 2017
Working Hard vs. Working Smart

So many of us just keep our shoulder to the wheel and never even consider there might be a better way to achieve the results we want. Need. Desire. We just accept what we get, and tell ourselves that that’s the best we can do.

But, what if you can do so much better? What if you could double, triple, even increase your results 10-20-100 times?!







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The Power of Encouragement

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Power of Encouragement

Today is a GREAT day! You can truly prosper.

All it takes is a single WORD.

You can rise above your circumstances and find the path to your future. Yes, YOU can do it.

All it takes is a single WORD.

I believe in YOU. I know, from personal experience, that you have incredible untapped potential. YOU can release it into the world.

All it takes is a single WORD.







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Is Your Life as Meaningful as it Could Be?

| March 13, 2017
Is Your Life as Meaningful as it Could Be?

The undeniable truth is that there are just 3 variables — all within your control — that determine if you will live the life of your dreams… or not. Fill these variables in and you will become the master of your own destiny. Your life will have meaning and purpose… a glow of happiness and conviction that will enlighten your path.

Fail to understand the importance of these 3 variables to your life, and your life will be much harder… more uncertain… and much more limited than it needs to be.







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Your Brain is Holding You Back from Maximum Success

| March 12, 2017
Your Brain is Holding You Back from Maximum Success

According to neuroscientists from Berkeley, Stanford and Harvard, there is a dark force hidden deep within us that causes us to, quite literally, shoot ourselves in both feet when attempting to achieve our goals — earn more money… produce greater sales… achieve faster career growth… develop deeper relationships… attain financial freedom… you name it.







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Choose EXCELLENCE over MEDIOCRITY and your entire world will change.

| March 10, 2017
Choose EXCELLENCE over MEDIOCRITY and your entire world will change.

This week, we will add another word to your performance vocabulary: EXCELLENCE.

If, at the end of each day, you can honestly say that you did your very best—and that you intentionally chose excellence over mediocrity—you will achieve success beyond your wildest dreams.







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Training To Reign Is Not Just A Slogan…

| March 8, 2017
Training To Reign Is Not Just A Slogan…

From Miss Universe… to the World Cup… to Tennis… to Golf… to the Olympics… the NFL and NBA or the NHA, this is the prevailing attitude: TRAIN to REIGN. It is very serious business. If you want to be at, or near the top of the field, you simply MUST create an ongoing training mentality.

Millions are at stake. Your credibility is at stake. Your future is at stake. Do this, you WIN.







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More Done ~ Less Time

| March 6, 2017
More Done ~ Less Time

Time Management Simplified…
Get MORE DONE… Do it in LESS TIME. Always remember…







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Turn Your Resolutions into Reality…

| March 4, 2017
Turn Your Resolutions into Reality…

By the first week of March, 90% of all resolutions made on New Year’s Day are toast… history… fading fast in the rearview mirror! Maybe you wanted to get fit… change careers… make more money… really up your game.







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New Ideas Matter — Even MORE Than You Think…

| March 4, 2017
New Ideas Matter — Even MORE Than You Think…

Ultimately, the Excellence Habit is all about the inculcation of great ideas… POSITIVE IDEAS that shape your performance. To succeed, you MUST have a constant flow of great ideas… a reservoir to depend on for true innovation. For inspiration. To motivate you to take bold action. When we run out of ideas, we run out of hope.







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Oscar Worthy Performance…

| February 28, 2017
Oscar Worthy Performance…

Regardless the controversy about who should and shouldn’t be nominated for high recognition, the fact remains… EVERY contender is both a winner and a Time Management EXPERT! The reality is, 95% of all success is simply showing up… on time and ready to perform.

Ready for the opportunities that naturally come your way.







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Leadership is the wise use of power.

| February 27, 2017
Leadership is the wise use of power.

This week, we are going to focus on leadership: Achieving better results with, and though others… creating incredible force-multipliers in your life, by creating greater leverage through powerful interpersonal synergy.







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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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