The Hyper-Competitive Economy

| June 7, 2013

So much rides on a single thought…

All you have to do is look around for 10 seconds to see that the world has become an increasingly hyper-competitive environment.

Everybody is looking for an edge in their quest to get ahead.

Many people think that the only competition worth recognizing is the competition that comes from within. We must compete against ourselves and raise the bar on our personal best — making today better than yesterday… and tomorrow better than today!

The real issue is Continuous Personal Improvement.

If we fail to improve each day we are alive, we fail to live up to our full potential.

If we fail to realize our full potential, we live in the shadows of what could have been.

You are meant to WIN — not just go through the motions and constantly come up short.

Life is NOT an endurance test to see how long it takes to break you.

Life is a series of challenges that must be met for you to grow — personally and professionally.

As you go through your Learn and Burn program there is a fact that you need to know.

Most people start with some basic strengths, but have many negatives needlessly dragging down their performance.

The average TQ Score that the vast majority start with is substantially under 50 out of 100.

They struggle with direction.

They have few real goals, and fewer real plans.

They usually have a good energy level and attitude, but are held captive to an insidious cycle of “getting ready to get ready.” A weak sense of purpose, direction and mission will do that to you.

Because we created Learn and Burn as a simple entry point to rapid personal growth, you have available to you an amazing array of tools to help you not only get Fit Smart Fast, but to put your success track on the fast track.

Listen and learn. Recognize that to the swift goes the race.

As Emerson so brilliantly observed 150 years ago…

 “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to WIN it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

PoTQ_REV3_3DwCD_MedThe real of it is that the world really does not care a lick if you compete against yourself and win.

The world loves men and women who will put it all on the line, face up to the competition with the full expectation of walking away with the prize.

Allow your TQ to remain under 60, and you will constantly find yourself snatching DEFEAT out of the jaws of VICTORY.

Get your TQ into the high 70-80 and people will not easily take the prize AWAY from you. You will win more than you lose.

Keep your TQ in the high 80-90 and you will be able to SNATCH the prize from the hands of the biggest, baddest, fieriest, fastest, meanest, strongest competitors on earth.

Keep your eye on the prize.

Compete against yourself.

Develop the skills to compete against the best in your field.

You may not actually win each battle, but you will in fact grow to win the war.

In this hyper-competitive global economy, you must continuously — every single day — plan to win… play to win… and develop the grit to accept nothing less than your personal best.

After all, if you keep doing your personal best, what more is there?

E. R.


PS The best way to put yourself to the test right now is to get a baseline assessment of your power to produce tangible results. Learn More…


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E. R. Haas is CEO of the TQ Smart family of web sites including,,,, 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 6 great-grandchildren.

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