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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Passion Turns The Ordinary Into Extraordinary…

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
Passion Turns The Ordinary Into Extraordinary…

I always love to read this quote by Maya Angelou around the new year, as it sums up a hundred pages of thoughts in a single sentence, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Isn’t this what we all want?

A life filled with passion and purpose?

A life of compassion and hope?

To thrive with style?!

Of course it is!

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It’s Time Again To Look Back and Ask, “What If?”

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
It’s Time Again To Look Back and Ask, “What If?”

What If???

As we close out 2018 and look forward to 2019, it’s a great time to take inventory of how far we’ve come, and where we want to go in 2019.

Many of us had a wonderful year, full of opportunities, challenges and positive results.

Some had real problems, professionally, emotionally and financially.

Regardless, it’s time to stop for a moment and ask the BIG question… “What If?”

What if I had worked a bit smarter… how much further down the line would I be?

What if I had stopped long enough to THINK a bit more each day… what opportunities would I have been able to seize?

What if I had taken time more seriously… what could I have accomplished?

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Think & Grow Rich: The Power of a Single Thought

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Think & Grow Rich: The Power of a Single Thought

The App Napoleon Hill Would Have Loved and Wanted You To Have!

In 1937, Dr. Napoleon Hill penned a book that would sell millions of copies and become the touchstone for self-improvement readers everywhere.

He titled it, Think and Grow Rich… a book designed to connect the dots between our imagination… our ideas… the thoughts we think… and our ultimate success in life.

Around the same time, a young scientist named Albert Einstein opined that, “Education is not merely the learning of facts. But rather, education is training the mind to think.”

WOW — what a great idea — a system to get us to think and grow rich.

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Kindness Is Inspired Hope

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Kindness Is Inspired Hope

Kindness Is Essential to Your Success…

We you think of a truly powerful and successful person, what do you see?

Drive, for sure.

Working smarts?

Mastery of success-essential skills?

Always operates out of a higher sense of passion and purpose?

Is generous, appreciative and thankful for what they have now, not just in the pursuit of more?

Emotionally committed to helping others thrive?

Financial savvy?

A person who inspires hope in others… a powerful compassionate leader?

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The Power of Unconditional Commitment

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Power of Unconditional Commitment

Total Commitment…

As part of the launch of our 2019 Midas Touch Bundle we will be talking about big issues, but in a highly condensed format.

Today it is on the power of total commitment.

As we say in The Golden Game, there is a big difference between INTEREST and COMMITMENT.

Think about this the next time you order bacon and eggs.

The hen is merely interested in your breakfast…

The pig is totally committed!

Commitment can be thought of as your intention to produce a result.

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Emotional Freedom: Life is Good…

| November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
Emotional Freedom: Life is Good…

Accept Thy Self: Heal Thy Self…

When you do, you earn the freedom to pursue your dreams to the full extent possible!

All of our hopes and dreams begin in our imagination.

What we call our Someday Dreams in Success On Purpose…

Someday I will go to Alaska…

Someday I will learn to play the piano…

Someday I will be married to a wonderful, warm and loving person…

Someday my family will enjoy the fruits of all my hopes and dreams.

Of course, the list is endless… because our imaginations are boundless.

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A-B-C: Always Be Closing

| November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
A-B-C: Always Be Closing

Leading A Sales Revolution…

As part of the launch of our 2019 Midas Touch Bundle we will be talking about big issues, but in a highly condensed format.

Today it is on the process of turning a prospect into an actual paying customer.

As we say in The Golden Game, there is a big difference between MARKETING and SELLING.

Marketing is all about values and establishing the customer’s wants, desire and need for what you have to offer.

Selling is the belly-to-belly dance where you part the prospect with money, provide him a fabulous product and service, and he presumably becomes your customer for life.

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Fairness Is Your Super-Power

| November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fairness Is Your Super-Power

Fairness…

We all  want to get ahead.

That is a given.

We also want to get ahead on a playing field that is inherently just and fair.

Hence our continued struggle to field our dreams against the backdrop of an inherently unjust and unfair world.

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Authenticity: Know Yourself First…

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Authenticity: Know Yourself First…

Authenticity…

When we created Success on Purpose the idea of Natural Mission and Authentic Direction in life was a big question mark.

We see the finding authenticity to be a connection issue.

Connection with your VALUES…

Connection with your VISION…

Connection with your ROLES…

If you live your values while pursuing your visions in all the various areas of your life, you have Authentic Direction.

If you live someone else’s vision… or someone else’s values… you will certainly have problems in finding Authentic Roles.

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Leadership Is Innovation In Action

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Leadership Is Innovation In Action

Leading Innovation…

As part of the launch of our 2019 Midas Touch Bundle we will be talking about big issues, but in a highly condensed format.

Today it is on the connection between leadership and innovation.

If your business is a rising star, you know the power of hyper-fast innovation… and have mastered the leadership skills required for hyper-growth.

If you business is more of a problem child, you will benefit from this thinking.

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Nothing Happens Until Someone Sells Something…

| November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Nothing Happens Until Someone Sells Something…

How a Master Business Strategist thinks about Sales Management…

According to the American Marketing Association (AMA), Sales Management is defined as “The planning, direction, and control of personal selling… including recruiting, selecting, equipping, assigning, routing, supervising, paying and motivating as these tasks apply to personal sales force.”

Sales management is essential to the attainment of an organization’s revenue goals in an effective & efficient manner through planning, staffing, training, leading & controlling organizational resources.

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Winning In Business is a Street-Smart Affair…

| November 12, 2018 | 2 Comments
Winning In Business is a Street-Smart Affair…

Street-Smarts Rule…

It takes all kind of smarts to make the world go around.

Here’s an observation from J. B. Smoove…

“There’s book smart, there is street smart, there’s relationship smart, there’s too many different kinds of smarts to know all of them. Everybody doesn’t know every kind of smart. There’s money smart, there’s movie smart, there’s computer smart. There’s just too many different kinds of smarts for people to know all the smarts.”

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Leadership Thoughts…

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Leadership Thoughts…

Leadership…

Leadership can be hard to define and it means different things to different people.

In the transformational leadership model, leaders set direction and help themselves and others to do the right thing to move forward.

To do this they create an inspiring vision, and then motivate and inspire others to reach that vision.

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Excellence Is A Prevailing Attitude

| October 29, 2018
Excellence Is A Prevailing Attitude

General Colin Powell said it best, “Excellence is a prevailing attitude.”

Excellence is about your quality of life… your commitment to being the best you possible… living up to your full potential.

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Commitment: The Power of Greatness Within

| October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Commitment: The Power of Greatness Within

Greatness…

We all know that to achieve extraordinary results we must be absolutely committed to both, the big WHY behind our actions as well as the expected RESULTS.

Commitment is one of those giant words we see as instrumental to the pursuit of both success and happiness.

It is very much a “believing is seeing” issue.

In TQ-speak, commitment is the 5th C in the 6 C’s of success as found in Success On Purpose:
Clarity of VALUES leads to clarity of VISION…

Clarity of VISION leads to clarity of ROLES…

Clarity of ROLES leads to the absolute CONVICTION that what you are about to do is the RIGHT thing to be doing…

Which leads to the unconditional COMMITMENT to doing whatever is required to achieve the vision…

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I Am Grateful…

| October 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
I Am Grateful…

Three Little Words That Change Everything…

I Am Grateful!

I Appreciate You!

I Love You!

We could go on with word selections, but you get the idea.

Gratitude is a force of nature, woven into our humanity, and when employed, we see magic… miracles… maybe even transformation.

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Do you have the WILL to succeed?

| October 22, 2018
Do you have the WILL to succeed?

Do you believe you can FLY?

This week, we will be discussing The Will to Succeed…

the pure determination necessary to triumph over fear, uncertainty, and doubt as you move towards your most cherished dreams and goals.

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In Search of Honor…

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
In Search of Honor…

What does the word HONOR mean to you?

Most people think of honor in the same light as respect.

But for most of us, the word has a much deeper meaning, especially if you served in the military.

Take a couple of minutes to focus your attention on the above video.

THINK about the word in context to the ever-changing story of your life.

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Smarten Up… Toughen Up… Play to WIN

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Smarten Up… Toughen Up… Play to WIN

Focus… Focus… Focus…

An amazing thing happens to people.

When you stop to THINK, great things happen!

Which, of course, is the whole point of The Time Prism… a tool that simply asks you to Turn On… Tune In… and Turn Up your performance.

By getting you to stop for a moment… take a breath… and THINK!

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Lose Weight ~ Gain Success

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Lose Weight ~ Gain Success

Fitness Matters…

When we created the Time Prism we spent a great deal of time deciding the order of the 10 colors.

Some felt that Mission or Attitude needed to be the first color because everyone knows, “attitude is everything!”

Others thought that having real goals, in writing with hard-target deadlines was most important.

And others still felt team building skills, organization and time management should be numero uno!

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