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 Courage Habit

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Courage Habit

Courage is a giant word that simply means the ability to ACT in the face of challenges.

To ACT in the face of your fears.

To ACT when you have imperfect information.

To ACT when you know you must do the right thing, regardless of the cost.

This is a HABIT to be grown, not just a response to a condition.

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The Self-Confidence Habit

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Self-Confidence Habit

When we think of building self-confidence, we understand that it means having confidence in yourself.

Duuuuh!

But, when you understand that there is a continuum we all live on, this issue starts to make sense from a practical viewpoint.

There are actually 3 different steps on the continuum:

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The Opportunity Habit

| May 29, 2019 | 2 Comments
The Opportunity Habit

The term opportunity has a very simple definition, and yet, is all-encompassing:

An exploitable set of circumstances with an uncertain outcome, requiring a commitment of resources and involving exposure to risk.

So, what we are suggesting you actually do each day is to make this a HABIT:

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My Guardian Angel…

| May 27, 2019
My Guardian Angel…

When we think of all the men and women who died for our freedom…

who gave their very being for our right to live a good and honorable life…

we recognize that it is our responsibility — indeed, our duty — to not just remember their service, but to live our lives as a testament to their sacrifice, courage, and honor.

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The Miracle Habit

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Miracle Habit

The term Miracle has a very simple definition…

A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency… a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences.

A miracle is an event so marvelous that it seems like it was sent from above. Catching that foul ball from the stands at the World Series? A miracle!

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The Leadership Habit

| May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Leadership Habit

The term Leadership has a very simple definition:

Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.

Most experts agree that there are 5 prime characteristics of a great leader: Vision… Trust… Perspective… Focus… Action…

So, what we are suggesting you do each day is to make this a HABIT:

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3 Vital Rules of Business Success

| May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
3 Vital Rules of Business Success

Follow these 3 rules and you have a real shot of achieving entrepreneurial greatness.

Don’t, and no matter how hard you work… how hard you want success… it just won’t happen.

Yes, I am the proverbial expert in this matter!

I have tried it both ways.

A couple of times I skipped rule 1 and 2… resulting in total disaster.

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Empowerment as a Habit.

| May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Empowerment as a Habit.

The term empowerment refers to measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.

It is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.

Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-empowerment and to professional support of people, which enables them to overcome their sense of powerlessness and lack of influence and to recognize and use their resources.

To do work with power.

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The Small Biz Paradox

| May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Small Biz Paradox

The Small Biz Paradox…

The dilemma — you want to grow your small business to become a titan of industry.

The paradox is that your business cannot grow any bigger than its leaders.

It will never grow beyond your abilities because you simply will not let it.

In the end, the more you try to grow, the faster you will fail…

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Self Love as a Habit.

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
Self Love as a Habit.

Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness.
Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others.
Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.
Loving yourself doesn’t mean you think you’re the smartest, most talented, and most beautiful person in the world. Instead, when you love yourself you accept your so-called weaknesses, appreciate these so-called shortcomings as something that makes you who you are. When you love yourself you have compassion for yourself.

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Kindness as a Habit.

| April 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
Kindness as a Habit.

How many times each day are you kind… versus nice… or just plain mannerly?

What is your KQ… Kindness Quotient? Take the past 3 months, would you say you were kind, or just NOT meanspirited?

Kindness is — and always will be — one of the most beautiful and powerful forces for good that exists in the entire world.

Why? A quick search on the net finds this from Kindness is Everything…

Kindness Is Love In Action.

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Emotional Freedom? Me?

| April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
Emotional Freedom? Me?

When I was completing Think TQ & Grow Rich, I looked back at all the wisdom of the ages and came to this conclusion.

The people who made it over the years all had what psychologists today call “High Self-Efficacy”… the belief in our power to produce positive results that leads to positive changes in our life.

The reality is this. High Self-Efficacy leads to high Self-Confidence which leads to high Self-Esteem. You can’t have one without the others. Most experts predicate this on a high degree of emotional freedom.

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Rising Star or a Dog With Fleas?

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments
Rising Star or a Dog With Fleas?

The Business Dream…

Please take a moment to THINK about your business goals.

Maybe you are a SOHO (Small Office Home Office) dreamer.

Maybe you have grown to experience the joys of a rapidly expanding enterprise.

Or maybe you have just passed the big hurdle moving from basic subsistence to full sustainability.

What now?

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The Abundance Habit…

| March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Abundance Habit…

Making Abundance a Habit…

Please take a minute to watch our inspiring little video on abundance. It is a completely different approach to a concept people want more than anything else.

Just take a breath… engage… and THINK!

Think about your life right now. Are you living in abundance or want?

Think about everyone around you. Does everyone have more than enough, or are they struggling to find direction?

Just stop and think.

The question then becomes, have you made abundance a habit?

This is a very big deal.

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Mental Toughness: The Habit of Action…

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
Mental Toughness: The Habit of Action…

Making Mental Toughness a Habit…

Please take a minute to watch our inspiring little video on the power of mental toughness.

Just take a breath… engage… and THINK!

Think about your life right now. Are you tough enough for the challenges ahead?

Think about everyone around you. Do you have the mental attitude to lead them to victory?

Just stop and think!

The question then becomes, have you made mental toughness a habit?

This is a very big deal.

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From Struggling SOHO to Entrepreneurial Success

| March 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
From Struggling SOHO to Entrepreneurial Success

The Business Dream…

Please take a moment to THINK about your business goals.

Maybe you are a SOHO (Small Office Home Office) dreamer.

Maybe you have grown to experience the joys of a rapidly expanding enterprise.

Or maybe you have just passed the big hurdle moving from basic subsistence to full sustainability.

What now?

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The Authenticity Habit…

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Authenticity Habit…

Making Abundance a Habit…

Please take a minute to watch our inspiring little video on abundance. It is a completely different approach to a concept people want more than anything else.

Just take a breath… engage… and THINK!

Think about your life right now. Are you living in abundance or want?

Think about everyone around you. Does everyone have more than enough, or are they struggling to find direction?

Just stop and think.

The question then becomes, have you made abundance a habit?

This is a very big deal.

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The Goals Habit…

| March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Goals Habit…

Making Goals a Habit…

SET GOALS is the fourth color in the Time Prism Performance Spectrum, because you can’t make the leap from here to your vision, all in one jump. You can’t just “do” a mission. You need specific, tangible targets to give you immediate direction — ones which will lead thereafter to even greater destinations.

When you set specific GOALS, you target future accomplishments with precision and clarity. The first step in getting “EVERYTHING” you want is to specify exactly what “EVERYTHING” is.

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The Awesome Power of Commitment…

| March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Awesome Power of Commitment…

Making Commitment A Habit…

Please take a minute to watch our inspiring little video on the power of commitment.

Just take a breath… watch… and THINK!

Think about your life right now, and how committed you are to its direction.

Think about your commitment to everyone around you.

Just stop and think!

The question then becomes, have you yet made commitment a habit?

A habit, of course, is something you do automatically, intuitively, or instinctively.

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Honor Is a Driving Force of Success

| February 25, 2019 | 0 Comments
Honor Is a Driving Force of Success

To understand why HONOR is critical to your success, click play on the Smarter in a Minute clip above  >> take a breath  >> and THINK >>

When we think of a giant word like excellence we generally see it through the lens of quality or worth.

Like excellence, a lack of honor drives you further away from the life you love.

A life of high worth and achievement.

According to the urban dictionary, Honor has many uses, all of them good. If you are called a man of honor, you are respected. If someone honors you, they recognize and award you for your achievements.

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