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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Engage others in your life and your dreams. Fully engage them.
In a nutshell, when you transform Thanks and Giving into THANKS LIVING, you experience joy, happiness and satisfaction in everything you do.
Learn to share your goals with others for mutual benefit—and give copious thanks and praise for their participation—and you will gain enormous power over your life.
Without question, the key to long-term success is constantly taking positive ACTION to move in the direction of your dreams and goals.
Sustained action gives you an indomitable will… the power to WILL your GOALS into your LIFE!
This week, in light of the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend, we will be discussing how showing thanks and appreciation, in everyday terms, enhances your ability to live what you value most.
If you want to achieve results well beyond your current hopes and dreams, let us help you find out precisely what’s holding you back… and eliminate it!
The Power of TQ and 10 Choices of Intentional Excellence is the world’s first (and only) custom-published, made-to-order book all about YOU… only YOU.
What Does Success Look Like to You?
Some people see lots of travel, long walks on the beaches or thrilling hikes in the mountains.
Others see a beautiful home, a garage full of cars, and the time to work on them.
Yet others see relationships as their measure of success. What have they given to the people they love the most?
Regardless of how you see it, you see it in your own mind’s eye. No one can tell you if what you want is right for you or not.
Come the first of the year (just 60 days away,) millions of people will take out pen and pad and declare the new year… MY YEAR!
By the end of February however, the vast majority (over 80%) of these hopes, dreams and lofty aspirations will be swept to the curb as we get on with the job of living our lives.
Something to always remember: Money is what we get for the exchange of our labor.
Develop outstanding skills, you make a lot of money.
Remain stuck in status-quo, business as usual thinking, you make less.
Every person has skills unique to them.
The key is to discover them, nurture them, and fully exploit them.
“I noticed an almost universal trait among Super Achievers, and it was what I call Sensory Goal Vision. These people knew what they wanted out of life, and they could sense it multidimensionally before they ever had it. They could not only see it, but also taste it, smell it, and imagine the sounds and […]
If you are still climbing the ladder to success, the question is, which rung are you on?
Are you still locked at worry and doubt… second-guessing your skills and capabilities? Have you moved up to excellence and mastery?
Are you now at the top where you have real freedom, and the means to do everything your heart desires? What most would call true wealth?
Look inside the men and women charged with keeping us free, and you will see a fierce determination to succeed.
They know the mission, and are willing to lay down their lives to achieve it.
Sometimes by just their sheer force of will.
And an unconditional commitment to a single word: EXCELLENCE:
Excellence in THOUGHT…
Excellence in PLANNING…
Excellence in ACTION…
What is the PURPOSE of this great country we call AMERICA? How do our individual Values, Visions and Roles triangulate into a mission that gives our collective purpose true meaning and significance?
Purpose is the definitive statement of the difference one is trying to make in the world. Ultimately, it is your fundamental calling to make the world different, not to just make a slight difference.
To paraphrase Aristotle, where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your purpose.
At the exact halfway point in the year, I find it useful to look back to see what I have accomplished—and look forward to see what I hope to accomplish before the year runs its course.
In a way, this turning-point is a critical juncture in reaffirming that what I say I want, is indeed what I intend to spend my working days pursuing—and if I have the power necessary to transform my hopes into tangible results.
When we were creating The Power of TQ and 10 Choices of Intentional Excellence, we asked a simple question, “Why do some people succeed brilliantly, where others fail dismally?”
The correct answer, supported by millions of data points, is that people who succeed EXPECT to succeed, where failures fail, simply because they do not EXPECT to succeed in the first place.
Theodore Levitt, Publisher of the Harvard Business Review and numerous books on marketing and business management, observed that there are 2 key ingredients to world changing success: Innovation and Marketing.
Both are driven by your imagination and an unshakeable belief in what is possible.
All last week we talked about passion, purpose and mission. Yes, it is essential that you KNOW your purpose in life. Yes, it is essential that you LIVE your purpose.
Until you do, you are spending the one life you have to live on things that simply don’t matter.
Once you understand this… once you commit to this… once you make the determination that you WILL live your purpose… the question becomes “HOW?” Just how in the world am I going to make this happen?
This week, we will be doing a “refresher” course on dreams and dreaming. Your dreams are critically important in the grand scheme of things—because without them, your life has no future.