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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Friendliness as Strategy

| May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Friendliness as Strategy

The Purpose of Business…

One of the greatest articles ever written on business success was drafted way back in 1960 by Theodore Levitt entitled, Marketing Myopia and makes the case for why businesses of every size either succeed or fail.

I was on my 4th or 5th business by the time I read this article in the Havard Business Review.

I immediately saw the connection between his thoughts and my business.

The big idea is that the reasons FAIL is that they don’t know what business they are in. They lose their focus and simply become irrelevant to the customer.

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Thinking In Front of a Tiger

| May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Thinking In Front of a Tiger

Mental Toughness Begins Here…

“If you can THINK in front of a tiger, you will surely succeed.”

This has been one of my most favorite quotes!

Our new Time Prism trains you to THINK. It’s the constant mentor that causes you to pause for a few seconds… grab an Idea Seed… BREATHE… and take 10 seconds to just THINK.

Simple.

BUT it is hard to stop the world’s excessive NOISE and learn to THINK in front of…

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Breathing as a Success Strategy…

| May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
Breathing as a  Success Strategy…

What Happens When You Use The Time Prism?

We all want to be more successful — it’s why we’re here — why we are constantly looking for tools that will help us achieve more and get ahead faster!

Almost from day one after launch, we started getting reports that our directions were working.

“WOW, no one reads the directions, but glad to know they work,” I thought.

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Afraid to proceed?

| May 14, 2018
Afraid to proceed?

Today’s TQ is all about managing FEAR… Afraid to proceed? Pin down exactly what scares you. The more precise you are, the clearer you can see your fear. Often the light of day will simply cause your fear to vanish. Isolate each fear. See it for what it is. Then take a specific action that […]

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Hopes vs. Strategy…

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Hopes vs. Strategy…

Dreams & Visions…

Every person who starts a business dreams of success.

Dreams of the day when they find freedom, peace of mind, and high cash flow.

We in business all HOPE things will work out, but realize there are many ups and downs with lots of potholes on the road to success.

Hope & Power…

At some point, we realize HOPE is not enough and that real POWER is needed.

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Why procrastinate? You are throwing away your future.

| May 7, 2018
Why procrastinate? You are throwing away your future.

Last week, we discussed how to become more Efficient and Effective by doing your 4 R’s more frequently:

Doing the Right Things… the Right Way… for the Right Reasons… all at the Right Time.

This week, we are going to tackle PROCRASTINATION—a word that causes most of us a tremendous amount of grief—and keeps us from consistently doing things at the Right Time… if at all.

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4 Steps to Move from Scarcity and Fear to Wealth and Abundance…

| April 30, 2018
4 Steps to Move from Scarcity and Fear to Wealth and Abundance…

The Excellence Habit:

The Shortest Path from Scarcity to Wealth.

There is a natural series of steps that lead to the pinnacle of prosperity.

If you’re stuck at Anxiety, Stress, Fear, and Sacrifice, the next step up is…

Excellence, Accomplishment, and Mastery.

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New Solution ~ Old Problem

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
New Solution ~ Old Problem

This article is for people who are absolutely serious about building a business worth owning… turning your hard work into a veritable gold mine.

The simple truth is, if you do not run your business with a month by month Strategic Plan, you are stepping over DOLLARS to pick up DIMES.

There are literally tens of millions of small businesses around the globe where the prime strategy for success is prayer!

A prayer for…

Better cash flow…
Faster growth…
Smarter employees…
Sales expansion…
The list is endless.

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Expect Success

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
Expect Success

In life you have two choices:

Accept what you get…
Or, learn to Expect More.
Most people, especially in small businesses, are in the first camp.

They watch the parade rather than lead it.

They mistakenly think this is the safe strategy when it is the riskiest of all.

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The Connection Between Efficiency, Effectiveness And Success…

| April 23, 2018
The Connection Between Efficiency, Effectiveness And Success…

“Efficiency is doing better what is already being done. Effectiveness is deciding what to do better.” ~ Peter F. Drucker Get The Full Power of TQ System and use Discount Code: SAVE100NOW  Last week we focused on the process of success and discussed the relationship between your Expectations and your ability to perform up to […]

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A Thought On Thinking…

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Thought On Thinking…

The greatest power you have…

Training your mind to THINK is a very big deal around here.

It’s why we invented the world’s first Time Prism!

Now that it’s been in use for the past 60 days, something remarkable is shaping up.

People are doing the unexpected…

They are following directions!

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The 10 Second Miracle

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
The 10 Second Miracle

Everything Can Change in 10 Seconds…

When we launched The Time Prism we had no idea how it would be used.

The design is simple enough: Read… Breathe… THINK.

Each screen was written to be short and on-point.

You simply READ what is presented to you…

Take a deep BREATH to inject some oxygen into your brain…

And take 10 seconds to just THINK…

About what was being said…

About anything at all that pops into your mind.

The Result?

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Perfect your plans.

| April 16, 2018
Perfect your plans.

This week, I plan on helping you turn your dreams and goals into rock-solid plans!

Every goal—regardless of how complex or difficult—is nothing more than a series of steps that must be completed along with a path, from one object to another.

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Business Success: A Thought

| April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Business Success: A Thought

THINK…
Every PROJECT begins with a thought.

Every GOAL begins with a thought.

Every PLAN begins with a thought.

Every STRATEGY begins with a thought.

Every DECISION begins with a thought.

Every ACTION begins with a thought.

Every FANTASY begins with a thought.

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Is it possible to earn $5,000 per MINUTE doing something you love?

| April 9, 2018
Is it possible to earn $5,000 per MINUTE doing something you love?

You don’t need to be a race car driver to understand that to the swift goes the race.

Unless you are in a position where results don’t matter… winning doesn’t matter… getting ahead doesn’t matter or turning yourself into the best version of you doesn’t matter… then you need to think like a champion.

This means mastering your Clock Management skills.

Regardless of who you are… young or old… rich or broke… successful or struggling… we all have exactly the same number of minutes to work with:

1,440 minutes each day.

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There is a problem in every opportunity and an opportunity in every problem.

| April 2, 2018
There is a problem in every opportunity and an opportunity in every problem.

Nothing will torpedo your chance at success faster than a poor attitude.

You can have clear and tangible goals, with the best-laid plans in the world, but if you poison the well from which opportunity springs, you’ve just killed your future.

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Ideas as Strategy

| March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
Ideas as Strategy

One of the great questions facing every business today is, “How do I grow my business faster and become the next hot new thing… the hot new toy… the trendy new restaurant… great new App… retail experience… making your business the rising star in your industry or community?

Every leader in every organization on Earth is asking this question right now

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

| March 26, 2018
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 19, 2018
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 to 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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More Done ~ Less Time

| March 12, 2018
More Done ~ Less Time

Time Management Simplified…

Get MORE DONE…

Do it in LESS TIME.

Always remember…

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