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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A brief history of your future.

| October 15, 2018
A brief history of your future.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”~ Peter F. Drucker The Key to Living a Life that Matters.Now On Sale. All last week we focused on the Power of Positive Expectations. If you remember only one thing, remember this: Goals don’t achieve themselves. To achieve your greatest aspirations, you must draw […]

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Live for the Moment, Plan for the Future…

| October 8, 2018
Live for the Moment, Plan for the Future…

There is a simple program that will make a huge difference to your life.

It is best described as “Instant Illumination.”

Where once you were living in a haze, you can now see what you must do differently to attain what you want most:

financial independence… a better career… or even more time for yourself and your loved ones.

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Challenge Your Passion to Find Peace of Mind

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Challenge Your Passion to Find Peace of Mind

 “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” ~ John Wooden Challenge Your Passion… The Key to Peace Of Mind Now On Sale Cambridge dictionary defines peace of mind as, “A feeling of calm or […]

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Don’t Limit Your Challenges… Challenge Your Limits!

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Don’t Limit Your Challenges… Challenge Your Limits!

Do you know your limits?

Let’s start here.

No one knows their limits until pushed well beyond anything they ever experienced before.

People who thought they couldn’t, could.

People who thought they had reached their limits, hadn’t.

All progress in history is made by people who challenged their limits…

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Thoughts On Money & Opportunity

| October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Thoughts On Money & Opportunity

Make More Money…

This is simple…

Seize more opportunities!

How?

Pay attention to everything around you:

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Thoughts on Stress

| October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Thoughts on Stress

Good vs. Bad Stress…

There are millions of articles on stress.

Lots of explanations and lots of bullet points on how to manage or cope with stress.

Don’t stress over the small things…

Don’t stress out…

Don’t be the victim of stress…

There is no such thing as a stress-free life.

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Become an Opportunity Magnet

| October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Become an Opportunity Magnet

 “Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.” ~ Zig Ziglar Opportunity Simplified… When we wrote the Golden Game of Business we started with the basics. To build a fast-growing, highly successful business requires you to […]

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Empowerment & Mental Toughness

| October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Empowerment & Mental Toughness

 “To me, Microsoft is about empowerment… we are the original democratizing force, putting a PC in every home and every desk.” ~ Satya Nadella Empowerment… The Key to an Empowered Life. Now On Sale. Ultimately, empowerment is a deeply personal word that means many different things to different people, under differing circumstances. It sometimes means giving […]

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Marketing The Invisible

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Marketing The Invisible

“Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they’d like to go.” ~ Seth Godin The Invisible Opportunity Before You… Years ago I read a wonderful book on sales and marketing: Selling the Invisible — A […]

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The Opportunity to Believe

| October 1, 2018 | 2 Comments
The Opportunity to Believe

 “Authenticity is everything! You have to wake up every day and look in the mirror, and you want to be proud of the person who’s looking back at you. And you can only do that if you’re being honest with yourself and being a person of high character. You have an opportunity every single […]

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Excellence is The Wind Beneath Your Wings

| October 1, 2018
Excellence is The Wind Beneath Your Wings

When we started the Excellence Habit Challenge back in January, we knew it would be a big hit.

Take 100 days to get to know your “real self” and inculcate a single habit that will change your life, and the lives of everyone you love.

To become a great deal more successful than you are right now.

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The Winds of Change Always Brings Storms

| September 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Winds of Change Always Brings Storms

The Winds of Change Always Brings Storms…

I have always loved the above quote from Warren Buffett, the most successful investor in history.

The key word is “chronically”.

All businesses present their own unique challenges.

Some are quick and easy fixes.

Some require time and money.

Some are not worth the trouble keeping alive.

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The Courage to Face Your Fears

| September 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Courage to Face Your Fears

 “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela From Failure to Fearless… The Key to Living a Life that Matters. Now On Sale. Most stories, if the reluctant […]

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Strategy vs. Tactics…

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
Strategy vs. Tactics…

Can you run your business without a long-term strategy?

Can you increase market share without a solid marketing strategy?

Can you make more money without a real financial strategy?

Can you grow and prosper without a strategy for success… all the way out to succession?

Of course not!

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Kindness Is More Than Being Kind

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
Kindness Is More Than Being Kind

 “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” ~ Og Mandino Kindness Is The Energy of Life […]

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The Opportunity to Dream

| September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Opportunity to Dream

 “Authenticity is everything! You have to wake up every day and look in the mirror, and you want to be proud of the person who’s looking back at you. And you can only do that if you’re being honest with yourself and being a person of high character. You have an opportunity every single […]

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Leadership Takes Courage

| September 25, 2018 | 2 Comments
Leadership Takes Courage

 “Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” ~ DR. MAYA ANGELOU The Courage to Lead… The Most Eye-Opening Look at YOU—Ever. Answer 10 simple questions in 10 broad areas of your performance and we will custom-publish a 172-page book all about YOU… just […]

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The Courage to Make Peace With The Past

| September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Courage to Make Peace With The Past

Most of us will also have a future beyond today!

What limits our future is not just up to you, it’s up to your past and how you perceive it.

Past mistakes…

Past hurts…

Past failures…

You have heard this a million times, when you limit your future by living in the past, nothing good can come from it.

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The View From the Top Is Worth the Climb

| September 24, 2018
The View From the Top Is Worth the Climb

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.

Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” ~ Og Mandino

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The Courage to Be Awesome

| September 23, 2018 | 1 Comment
The Courage to Be Awesome

 “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’  ” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Be Awesome! Courage is one of those big words […]

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