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
Your Future Depends On Talent…
Finding it. Hiring it. Onboarding it.
Managing it. Leading it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
“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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 […]
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
BUT it is hard to stop the world’s excessive NOISE and learn to THINK in front of…
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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…
The list is endless.