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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What does it take to win? Attitude!

| July 16, 2018
What does it take to win? Attitude!

For the last month, we have been talking about very broad topics: Hope… Freedom… Purpose… Values… Success (and what it takes to ACHIEVE it… and be HAPPY along the way.)

No doubt, we have asked — and answered — the questions that lead to a life of passion, purpose, and significance.

This week, we will narrow our focus to you personally, and what it takes to WIN at what you do.

No “top of the funnel” thinking here… just real CLEAR advice on what it takes to unleash the winner within you.

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Change Management is a Myth…

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Change Management is a Myth…

The concept of Change Management has been around for years.

Countless books have been written on the subject and an entire industry of management consultants have prospered under the prospect of advising businesses on how to manage change.

The story is always the same…

The only constant is change…

In a changing world, it comes down to the quick and the dead…

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Mindfulness = Hopefulness

| July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mindfulness = Hopefulness

How Mindfulness Creates Hope…

If you have been following along with The Time Prism each day, you are not just receiving a flood of great ideas… you are becoming more MINDFUL.

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.

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A Passion For Service…

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Passion For Service…

Passion in Business is a Big Deal…
Maybe the biggest deal of all.

If you are not good at what you do, you will not succeed.

Equally, if you are good but not truly passionate, you will not succeed.

It is one of those universal laws of business.

If your business does not have a splendid sense of passion, purpose, and mission — the kind of passion that makes you want to get up early and stay up late — you will certainly have problems!

When you have an unstoppable sense of MISSION and PURPOSE, all the other things you must do to run a highly successful business makes sense.

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Want more POWER? Live your VALUES.

| July 9, 2018
Want more POWER? Live your VALUES.

Last week, we talked about hope and freedom, and your God-given right to pursue your dreams with passion, power, and persistence. 

This week, we will discuss the foundation of ALL success—your personal values.

Each day you spend the only life you have to live. The question is, what are you getting in return?

Are you living with a strong sense of purpose and MISSION… or are you struggling to find balance and direction?

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Your duty is to keep hope alive.

| June 29, 2018
Your duty is to keep hope alive.

All last week we focused on HOPE. 

This week, we will focus on Hope’s eternal companion: FREEDOM.

In America, we have awesome power. 

We are free to hope and try… and to fail and succeed.

Use your freedom as if your very life depends on it.

It does.

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Feels Like Team Spirit…

| June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
Feels Like Team Spirit…

Your Future Depends On Talent…
Finding it. Hiring it. Onboarding it.

Managing it. Leading it.

More Importantly…

You must build a fully bonded team with the all-in spirit needed to meet the growing challenges.

Ultimately, your business has but ONE strategy: Build great PEOPLE who will go on to build a great BUSINESS. Anything less is short-sighted, self-limiting and self-defeating.

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These 3 Dragons Cause You Heartbreak Beyond Imagination…

| June 25, 2018
These 3 Dragons Cause You Heartbreak Beyond Imagination…

All you need to do is armor up, step up, and slay them.

Which, of course, is much easier said than done!

When we were crafting The Excellence Habit, it became obvious to us that there are powerful inward forces holding people back from high achievement.

Huge, scary, fire-breathing dragons that cause us to shrink from the fray, run and hide while we wait until the time is just right to pursue our goals.

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The Miracle of Great Marketing…

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Miracle of Great Marketing…

The Big Misconception…

Most business people equate marketing with selling.

They are totally different business functions.

People buy stuff they want.

People buy stuff they need.

Determining what they need is marketing.

Getting them to move forward and pay for it is selling.

Sales/selling is all about parting people with their money… the LOGICAL progression of doing business with you. Exchanging cash for what you have to offer.

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Success Is Like An Iceberg

| June 18, 2018
Success Is Like An Iceberg

Success is determined by what we cannot see…

It’s now summer!

A perfect time to think about the cold embrace of the sea.

Today, let’s take a look at success from a different perspective.

What lies beneath the tip of an iceberg…

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Your Legacy…

| June 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Your Legacy…

Legacy…

When we created The Time Prism, we knew it would make people smarter, more productive in the moment. Good ideas in front of you all day long will do that!

You set yourself up to achieve more and get ahead faster.

But…

If you have been following along each day, you are not just receiving a flood of great ideas… you are also creating a wonderful legacy!

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The Attention Your Dreams Seek is Action…

| June 11, 2018
The Attention Your Dreams Seek is Action…

This week we are going to talk about the power of cumulative action—keeping your dreams alive and well by giving them the attention they so richly deserve…

By taking a successive series of small steps in the direction of your dreams.

The attention your dreams seek is ACTION.

They cry out for ACTION.

Is taking bold action a problem for you?

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Why Innovate?

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Why Innovate?

“Innovate or Die…”

You might guess I am pretty old school!

This quote from Peter Drucker, the management guru of all management gurus, says it all.

Point…

Kodak invented the digital camera. It didn’t commercialize this invention because it wanted to protect its film business. The Company had what I call the “FDH” syndrome. It was Fat, Dumb, and Happy with its success in film. It looked backward instead of forward.

As Bill Gates is fond of saying, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

To be innovative, you cannot be afraid to obsolete your own products. If you are, others will obsolete them for you. That is what happened to Kodak and many others.

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Happiness Within…

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Happiness Within…

Happiness…

There are many ways to look at a word like happiness.

An inner-emotion of pure joy…

The achievement of a major challenge…

Or simply just doing more of what comes naturally to you.

Most people would agree that happiness is up to the individual to define.

“You’ll know it when you see it”, kind of thing.

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3 Super Simple Sales Secrets You Can Use Right Now

| June 3, 2018 | 2 Comments
3 Super Simple Sales Secrets You Can Use Right Now

More Sales in 6 Minutes…

The 2018 May TQ survey results have been pouring in and it is obvious that the vast majority — 67% — of our members want MORE money… GREATER income… and strive for a much higher level of BUSINESS success.

Especially with people who are in MLM, Network Selling, Internet Selling, or own a small business with just a few employees.

Having made billions of dollars in sales over my career, I thought I would give you the prescription for more SALES and CASH in 3 simple steps.

The cost is ZERO and the impact PRICELESS.

And immediate.

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Efficiency vs. Effectiveness and Why You Should Care…

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Efficiency vs. Effectiveness and Why You Should Care…

  “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things” ~. Peter Drucker Results… Click to receive your FREE custom- produced Stress Test Results In business, the word RESULTS is a very big deal Your business survives on the RESULTS you produce. Your employee’s hopes, dreams, and paychecks are determined by the RESULTS […]

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It Takes Desire, Talent and Skill…

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
It Takes Desire, Talent and Skill…

Three Big Clues…

So often we get caught up in doing what we have always done, we quite literally, cannot see the forest for the trees.

Today, I just want to take you back to the basics.

If there are things you want and have not yet attained… regardless of what it is… the reason is actually quite simple.

You lack the DESIRE. Sure, you might tell yourself you want to be financially free, have a second home on the ocean, a beautiful yacht, travel 4 months out of the year to exotic locations, or write that book you have always known is within you.

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More of What You Want…

| May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
More of What You Want…

When we go into business for the first time, everything seems so easy.

Put out the sign, wait for customers, offer great products and services… retire rich!

If only!

Having built over 20 businesses and counting, I can attest to the fact that being in business has substantial rewards… but real risks and costs… personally and to your family.

Today I want to address a single word: MORE!

More money…

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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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