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.
Eric's Latest Posts
“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
“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 […]
Kindness Shows True Strength…
So many people equate kindness with weakness.
In truth, being kind is a statement of unique strength.
Angry people are consumed with hate.
They hate their circumstances.
They hate people who do not agree with them.
They hate their jobs, their relationships, their health, virtually everything that validates their inner-anger.
Sylvester Stallone said it best, “There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.”
“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” ~ Joel Osteen The Power to Be Yourself… When we think of […]
Yes, you CAN have it all…
Look at the calendar.
Look at your life.
Is this where you thought you would be after 10-20-30 years of hard work?
You dreamed of being rich one day. Are you?
You dreamed you would be happy by now… that you would catch that gold ring and make it yours. Did you?
Interesting questions, aren’t they? Probing. Provocative.
They get to the reality of it, don’t they?
Fact: Over 50% of all businesses started 4 years ago are gone.
If you start a business today, odds are that 4 years from now, you will be out of business.
The good news is that if you follow a basic strategy for growth and profits, you can win.
If you have a strong competitive advantage.
Last week we discussed the difference between hopes and wishes vs. crystal-clear EXPECTATIONS.
As I pointed out all week, what you have the RIGHT to expect is based on four Colors within your personal Time Prism:
Your sense of purpose and MISSION… your ATTITUDE… your ability to set Smart GOALS… and your ability to establish realistic PLANS to achieve your goals.
The Next Step Upward…
We all have mountains to climb, some tall, some scary.
The great news is that as we approach the summit of one, we see others off in the distance.
So, we set our sights upward, towards bigger, better and bolder goals.
If you want to make the ascent to the top of your career… the top financially… the top personally and professionally…
why not get a little help to make the climb easier and a great deal more enjoyable?
“I’m always amazed at how many people assume a business has to lose money before it makes money.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki A Different Way of Looking at Your Burn Rate… There are a number of ways of looking at your business… A business dedicated to making people happy — raving fans actually… While making money […]
According to the dictionary, synergy has a simple definition:
“A synergy is where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, when two or more people or organizations combine their efforts, they can accomplish more together than they can separately. They can get more done working together than they can working apart.”
Personally, when I think of synergy I think of strength.
Consider a wall of bricks stacked on top of one another 10 feet high with no mortar.
Push on the center and it will cave in.
Last week we discussed how to turn ever-present opportunities into tangible results.
This week we are going to discuss achieving greater results—in every area of your life.
From now until the end of the year we will be focusing on increasing your POWER to SET and ACHIEVE tremendously BRILLIANT goals for yourself—both personally and professionally.
Without question, your natural creativity is your MOST important asset and is responsible for everything good in your life.
The simple fact is, everyone, is NATURALLY CREATIVE… but most people (over 90%) are not using their most basic gifts and talents…
So they unwittingly work AGAINST themselves rather than put their innate creativity to work FOR them.
People have the wrong impression on what it means to be creative.
People think it is others who are naturally creative and don’t realize they too have an inner-creative genius driving their imagination.
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.
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…
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.
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.