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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The next step: Coming out of the fog.

| December 11, 2017
The next step: Coming out of the fog.

Last week we focused on taking the first steps towards making 2014 your best year ever. This week we will continue the theme, but from a decidedly different point of view: Your Success Potential.

If you took some time to map out your future this week—to write out your goals with clarity and detail—you have set up the rest of the year for success beyond expectation.

If you haven’t, right now is the perfect time to complete your 15 Year Time Horizon from the Set Goals Personal Workshop.




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How to become a lightning rod for miracles.

| December 4, 2017
How to become a lightning rod for miracles.

For the past two weeks, we have been discussing the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have done your very best. If you do the best you can, given the circumstances in which you find yourself, what more is there?

Better.







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The Golden Key To Life: Focus and Commitment.

| November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Golden Key To Life: Focus and Commitment.

To achieve your dreams… to maintain balance in the heat of the battle… to know that you have done the best you could given the circumstances you faced… requires you to focus on the important, and not be consumed by the urgent.

This is a major driver of success, both personally and professionally. It is not hard to focus, if you know what’s important to you, and what’s not.







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Wealthy People Are Different…

| November 22, 2017
Wealthy People Are Different…

Do you ever wonder why some people make it big while others struggle? Over the years, we have found that people THINK they know the path to enduring success — but something just doesn’t click.







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Are you proud of what you have accomplished this year?

| November 21, 2017
Are you proud of what you have accomplished this year?

Engage others in your life and your dreams. Fully engage them.

In a nutshell, when you transform Thanks and Giving into THANKS LIVING, you experience joy, happiness and satisfaction in everything you do.

Learn to share your goals with others for mutual benefit—and give copious thanks and praise for their participation—and you will gain enormous power over your life.







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Gratitude and Appreciation: A Powerful Combination.

| November 20, 2017
Gratitude and Appreciation: A Powerful Combination.

Without question, the key to long-term success is constantly taking positive ACTION to move in the direction of your dreams and goals.

Sustained action gives you an indomitable will… the power to WILL your GOALS into your LIFE!

This week, in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend, we will be discussing how showing thanks and appreciation, in everyday terms, enhances your ability to live what you value most.







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Team Excellence…

| November 13, 2017
Team Excellence…

No matter how smart, talented, driven, or directed you are personally, your ultimate success depends on your ability to build and inspire entire teams of people working towards a common goal.







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Do Your Goals Make You Happy?

| November 9, 2017
Do Your Goals Make You Happy?

Happiness-Driven Goals: Achieving goals that have deep meaning to you… The life of your dreams… Financial security… Finally getting what you’ve been working so hard to achieve… These are universal desires… all of which can be realized.







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Ready for Your Personal Exam?

| November 8, 2017
Ready for Your Personal Exam?

If you want to achieve results well beyond your current hopes and dreams, let us help you find out precisely what’s holding you back… and eliminate it!

The Power of TQ and 10 Choices of Intentional Excellence is the world’s first (and only) custom-published, made-to-order book all about YOU… only YOU.







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Success Means Different Things To Different People

| November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Success Means Different Things To Different People

What Does Success Look Like to You?

Some people see lots of travel, long walks on the beaches or thrilling hikes in the mountains.

Others see a beautiful home, a garage full of cars, and the time to work on them.

Yet others see relationships as their measure of success. What have they given to the people they love the most?

Regardless of how you see it, you see it in your own mind’s eye. No one can tell you if what you want is right for you or not.







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7 Goals People Rarely Achieve and Why…

| October 23, 2017
7 Goals People Rarely Achieve and Why…

Come the first of the year (just 60 days away,) millions of people will take out pen and pad and declare the new year… MY YEAR!

By the end of February however, the vast majority (over 80%) of these hopes, dreams and lofty aspirations will be swept to the curb as we get on with the job of living our lives.







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Fit, Smart, Fast Free Promo

| September 5, 2017
Fit, Smart, Fast Free Promo

You get ahead by desire, discipline, skills and training.

Labor Day is a great time to benchmark where you are, and determine where you want to go.

If you are not exactly where you want to be, we highly recommend you take 3 simple steps:







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A Labor Day Thought on Money

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Labor Day Thought on Money

Something to always remember: Money is what we get for the exchange of our labor.

Develop outstanding skills, you make a lot of money.

Remain stuck in status-quo, business as usual thinking, you make less.

Every person has skills unique to them.

The key is to discover them, nurture them, and fully exploit them.







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Sensory Goal Vision = Visual Inspiration

| August 7, 2017
Sensory Goal Vision = Visual Inspiration

“I noticed an almost universal trait among Super Achievers, and it was what I call Sensory Goal Vision. These people knew what they wanted out of life, and they could sense it multidimensionally before they ever had it. They could not only see it, but also taste it, smell it, and imagine the sounds and […]




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Imagine

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Imagine

Is there anything more important than your imagination?

No is the simple answer.

Absolutely nothing is the more complex answer!

All success, of whatever nature, starts first in your imagination.

It is the source of our dreams and fantasies.







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About Your Climb to the Top…

| July 19, 2017
About Your Climb to the Top…

If you are still climbing the ladder to success, the question is, which rung are you on?

Are you still locked at worry and doubt… second-guessing your skills and capabilities? Have you moved up to excellence and mastery?

Are you now at the top where you have real freedom, and the means to do everything your heart desires? What most would call true wealth?







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Do You Have The Fierce Determination to Succeed?

| July 10, 2017
Do You Have The Fierce Determination to Succeed?

Look inside the men and women charged with keeping us free, and you will see a fierce determination to succeed.

They know the mission, and are willing to lay down their lives to achieve it.

Sometimes by just their sheer force of will.

And an unconditional commitment to a single word: EXCELLENCE:

Excellence in THOUGHT…
Excellence in PLANNING…
Excellence in ACTION…







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What is the Purpose of America?

| July 3, 2017
What is the Purpose of America?

What is the PURPOSE of this great country we call AMERICA? How do our individual Values, Visions and Roles triangulate into a mission that gives our collective purpose true meaning and significance?

Purpose is the definitive statement of the difference one is trying to make in the world. Ultimately, it is your fundamental calling to make the world different, not to just make a slight difference.

To paraphrase Aristotle, where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your purpose.







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Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success.

| June 30, 2017
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success.

At the exact halfway point in the year, I find it useful to look back to see what I have accomplished—and look forward to see what I hope to accomplish before the year runs its course.

In a way, this turning-point is a critical juncture in reaffirming that what I say I want, is indeed what I intend to spend my working days pursuing—and if I have the power necessary to transform my hopes into tangible results.







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A thought on your climb to the top…

| June 27, 2017
A thought on your climb to the top…

Take a moment to reflect back on the last 5 years of your life.

You spent your time. Did you get what you hoped for in return?

In other words, was the climb worth the effort?







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