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 6 great-grandchildren.
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We all know that to achieve extraordinary results we must be absolutely committed to both, the big WHY behind our actions as well as the expected RESULTS.
Commitment is one of those giant words we see as instrumental to the pursuit of both success and happiness.
It is very much a “believing is seeing” issue.
In TQ-speak, commitment is the 5th C in the 6 C’s of success as found in Success On Purpose:
Clarity of VALUES leads to clarity of VISION…
Clarity of VISION leads to clarity of ROLES…
Clarity of ROLES leads to the absolute CONVICTION that what you are about to do is the RIGHT thing to be doing…
Which leads to the unconditional COMMITMENT to doing whatever is required to achieve the vision…
What does the word HONOR mean to you?
Most people think of honor in the same light as respect.
But for most of us, the word has a much deeper meaning, especially if you served in the military.
Take a couple of minutes to focus your attention on the above video.
THINK about the word in context to the ever-changing story of your life.
Focus… Focus… Focus…
An amazing thing happens to people.
When you stop to THINK, great things happen!
Which, of course, is the whole point of The Time Prism… a tool that simply asks you to Turn On… Tune In… and Turn Up your performance.
By getting you to stop for a moment… take a breath… and THINK!
When we created the Time Prism we spent a great deal of time deciding the order of the 10 colors.
Some felt that Mission or Attitude needed to be the first color because everyone knows, “attitude is everything!”
Others thought that having real goals, in writing with hard-target deadlines was most important.
And others still felt team building skills, organization and time management should be numero uno!
“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 […]
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.
“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 […]
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…
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.
“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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
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.
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.
“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 […]
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!