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“You and I were Created by God to be so much more than normal.” ~ Tim Tebow

I love this image and quote of Tim Tebow. Several years ago, I discovered a way to look at my life in a whole different light. While it was a dark time in my life, I had been praying for clarity and a new direction for my life. One late evening, I discovered the Time Prism, a TQ (Time Quotient) innovative tool, and for first time ever, I could see my life from a performance standpoint. It immediately showed me what was holding me back from being a success.  What I found very interesting, it had nothing to do with my personality.  Frankly, it was amazing and almost prophetic.

In this discovery process, I never had the ability to see exactly what was holding me back from being successful and what other people saw when they looked at my performance. In taking a look at it, I began to find clarity of what really was or was not important in my life and the Time Prism immediately showed me what I was doing and not doing everyday for most of my adult life.

If you had the ability to look back at most of my adult life, you would say, “Greg worked hard to – Look Good.” He worked hard trying to impress people to think he was successful in life. Greg looked like he had it together personally, spiritually, emotionally, and professionally. He worked long hours away from home trying to please people, with the in-crowd, always networking, enjoying taking clients to sporting events, a great greeter at church. Furthermore, you would say, “he mostly would hang around people that didn’t know him personally but accepted him; You would say that Greg wanted to be with people who always looked sharp, ambitious, motivated people that looked successful; You would have said, “Greg had status and most of the people he spent time with had status, too.”

Well, trust me when I say, “I had Status.” I wanted everyone I met to think that I had it together, but I wasn’t producing the results that I was hoping for, and I certainly wasn’t feeling satisfied or significant in what I was doing. As you can guess, I certainly didn’t have “authenticity” as one of my core values.

Why is it that we work so hard to be like other people? I often wondered what others would say about me when I wasn’t around. Frankly, I too was afraid to ask, for fear of them telling me something that would be hurtful or something that wasn’t the truth.

Today, I have a new definition for “Status.” Status is buying things you don’t need… with money you don’t have… to impress folks we typically like or don’t like spending time with.”

Over a period of a couple of months, I began to discover why God indeed created me as a unique individual for a purpose. So, if you ever wonder how you’re doing as it relates to your natural ability to perform and produce results as well as see exactly what’s holding you back, you need to take the Believer’s TQ Test (a peek at your life through the Time Prism.) You will begin to see how and why God created you as unique individual, and He did it on purpose. You will immediately begin to see your life as a “Noticeable Differentiation.”

You might already know the big “Why” God created you. That’s great, but now is the time for you to see your life in a whole new way, a noticeable differentiation way, which will lead you to knowing how you can live your best life, knowing exactly what is the Right thing to do, for the Right reason, the Right way, and at the Right time with the only life that you have left to live on this great earth.

It is my prayer that God would to reveal to you, your “Noticeable Differentiation” and reveal to you, if God is calling you to help others discover their “Noticeable Differentiation” as a unique individual. Take the Believers TQ Test. It will immediately enhance your ability to start producing the results God wants and expects from you.

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E. R. Haas is CEO of the TQ Smart family of web sites including,,, 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 3 great-grandchildren.