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Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, August 4, 2002
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2. Welcome Notes
3. Three of Life's Essential Truths
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business:  Your 90-Day Marketing Miracle 
6. Resources You Can Use
7. Humor: Student Insight 

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1. The One-Minute TIP

Don't wait for success, and don't wait for tomorrow! Live
your life the way you want to live it. You are in charge
of your schedule. You are in charge of who you hug, how
much you smile, what you think about, and how much you
learn. Of all the creatures on earth, only humans get to
choose how we will live our lives. Don't blow it! Live
well. Focus on the things that enrich your life. Learn.
Grow. Every day, be happy.

2. Welcome Notes

August is already here! We've had a wonderful summer, but
it seems too soon for August. Already, I notice the nights
are cooler and the sun is lower when I walk Cody in the
mornings. Wherever you are, I hope you get a chance to
grab a bit of summer while it's still here!

I want to send a special greeting to all the single parents
out there. Mary's been visiting her parents and I'm taking
care of the house, the animals, and doing my work without
her daily support. I wouldn't compare that to being a
single parent, but it reminds me of the responsibilities
you carry, and my "hat's off to you". Parenting is hard
work, and doing it alone is even more challenging.
Blessings to each of you!

Here's a question:  If you could easily earn, save and have
more, should you? The answer is, "Of course you should!"
I've designed this course to help busy people easily earn
more, save more, invest wisely, and achieve financial
independence. There is plenty of money all around us! The
trick is to manage it well, and have it work for us, rather
than always working for more money. This class can show
you how! To register and reserve your spot, visit:

Remember, you are always encouraged to forward TIP's to
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send it to as many folks as you'd like. Thanks!

3:  Three of Life's Essential Truths

This week, I've been reminded of three of life's most
powerful truths. Each of them deserves a TIP's all by
itself, and perhaps I should make a series out of them, but
I can't wait to share them with you. Patience and waiting
are not always a virtue, so I want to give you all three at
once. I'll try to be clear and brief, so hold on!

Truth #1: "How we live our days is how we live our lives."

This quote from Annie Dillard is one of the most important
things I know. Every week, I talk with people who say that
"some day" they'll create the life they truly want, but they
always have an excuse why they can't do it now. Right?

Obviously, some dreams require patience while we move
toward them, but many of our most important dreams take no
time at all! You can have them TODAY! Do you want a better
relationship? Do you want to be more fit, have more
energy, have more fun, or be more relaxed? Do you want
more time with your kids or your parents? Would your ideal
life involve more humor, more laughter, more love? Why are
you waiting?

Reach out to someone you love. Read a good book. Go for a
run, or get a massage. Tell a joke, hold someone's hand,
send them a card. What are you waiting for? These things
don't cost a penny, and they are available right now.

Whatever your ideal looks like, move toward it this week.
Take control! Set your alarm clock, adjust your schedule,
and move toward your ideal life. The way you live your
days is ultimately the way you live your whole life!

Truth #2: "We become what we think about most."

This quote has been credited to many people, from Aristotle
to Marianne Williamson, so I don't know who said it first,
but it is TRUE!

The things we think about become the themes, the focus, and
the center of our lives, and we control the things we think
about, every day.

Right now, as you read this, think about the color blue.
Now, think about elephants. Now, think about being sick,
or being poor. See? You can think about love or success
or fun or health or anything else you focus your thoughts
upon. Is that all there is to "success"? Of course not!
But focusing your thoughts on the things that enrich your
life and make you happy can't hurt, either. The things we
think about most, will surely influence the direction of
our lives. Choose wisely!

Truth #3: "To have more, you must first become more."

This is a wonderful quote from my teacher and friend, Jim

Alcoholics Anonymous defines insanity as "doing the same
thing over and over, hoping for a different result", and
yet that's what many of us do every day. We go to work
with the same skills and the same attitudes we had last
year, hoping for a different outcome. Or, we talk to our
kids with the same tone of voice and using the same words,
but hoping for a different response. That is crazy!

To change your outer life, first change your inner life.
Improve your skills. Read more and better books. Take
classes. Listen to tapes. Get a coach or talk with
experts. Take notes. Try a new way, or a new approach.

The biggest challenges in life are not to be successful in
business or to become famous, or to win first prize in some
contest. Those things are fun and valuable, too, but the
BIG pieces in life are living well, fulfilling our
potential, and making a difference.

Don't wait for success, and don't wait for tomorrow! Live
your life the way you want to live it. You are in charge
of your schedule. You are in charge of who you hug, how
much you smile, what you think about, and how much you
learn. Of all the creatures on earth, only humans get to
choose how we will live our lives. Don't blow it! Live
well. Focus on the things that enrich your life. Learn.
Grow. Every day, be happy.

4. Quotes of the Week

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
to improve the world."
                                           -- Anne Frank

"I want to do it because I want to do it."
                                           -- Amelia Earhart

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when.
You can only decide how you're going to live. Now."
                                           -- Joan Baez

"People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals -
that is goals that do not inspire them."
                                           -- Anthony Robbins

5. Strictly Business:  Your 90-Day Marketing Miracle

In working with professionals, the biggest challenge I hear
is the quest for clients. For many professionals, and some
business owners, the challenge of maintaining a consistent,
high-quality marketing system is over-whelming but it
doesn't have to be that way!

First, I note that many of the professionals who struggle
with the business side of their practice are the BEST in
their respective fields! They love what they do! So, why
don't they have clients calling them every day?

Because, second, they confuse marketing with advertising or
"pressure", and they refuse to do it. Out of that
confusion, they fail to take simple but powerful, positive
steps that could make a huge difference in their practice,
and in their personal finances.

Third, they don't have a plan, or they don't follow it
consistently over time. Marketing is not about pressure or
sales or gimmicks. It's about letting the world know what
you are good at, and what you love. It's about letting
people know how you can serve them, and that's a wonderful

This fall, develop a 90-day marketing plan that you
personally love. Focus on your strengths, and the things
that are easy for you to do. Think about your natural
allies and partners, and invite them to work with you. Set
a budget, commit to a plan, and stay the course. Decide to
have your best year ever, and work your plan! This is not
hard - it's easy, and it can be extremely profitable!

Need help developing a plan?

You can certainly contact me for coaching, but my
colleague, David Steele, has published an amazing e-book
called, "How to Build Your Ideal Practice" and I highly
recommend it. If you need more clients (or customers) and
need a plan to get them, buy and use this book. It doesn't
"cost" - it will pay a huge return on your investment of a
few dollars, a few hours, and a bit of work. To get it,

6. Resources You Can Use:

The Road to Riches
by Dr Philip E. Humbert

This course 4-week has helped hundreds of people move
toward true financial fulfillment and independence. Some
began deeply in debt, others were "comfortable", while a
few were already wealthy. In every case, the goal is to
give you greater understanding, greater control, and better
results in your financial life. There is plenty of money
out there! The key is using money to reflect your values
and achieve your goals. This class can help! Recently, I
received this note:

Dear friend, Phil,

What an excellent course...the exchange, the ideas, the
insights...and especially, the handouts. Thank you for all
that goes into your presentation. It's excellent. Revisiting
Quicken 2002, it all became a visual...and I'm on
a tear to get all the pieces of the puzzle into place, once
and for all. Many thanks,

Cass Connor, ABR, CRS, GRI, LTG, RRC, e-PRO
2002 President, WCR - Atlanta Chapter, Inc.
Assoc. Broker/Certified Internat'l Property Specialist

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Here's Another Endorsement:

"I have been in education for 20 years and I think your
class should be a requirement for all high school
graduates. I don't remember the last time I used a high
school algebra lesson but I sure could have used some of
your wisdom regarding money!!! Keep up the good work."
-- Colleen Hord

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Your "World Class Business"
With Michael Angier and Philip Humbert

This was a 1-day seminar last May in Palm Springs, and it
has grown to a 2-day seminar this fall in Hilton Head, NC.
And guess what? Folks are registering from England, Nigeria,
and across the country! We even have people who attended
last spring coming BACK, even from England! Obviously, this
is a "good thing". Why? What are the benefits? The key
to a "World Class Business" is developing a system that
provides extraordinary customer service, delivers products
and services at a fair price, and rewards the owners with
superior profits. You want to build a system that works
"for" you, rather than working harder and harder to grow
your business by brute force. There are easier, smarter,
faster, cheaper and better ways to run your business!
This seminar will help you find them, and (more importantly)
USE them! I hope you'll join us. For all the info, visit:

7. Humor:  Student Insight!

These were sent to me by Joshua Turner, TIP's subscriber
extraordinaire! He periodically sends me chuckles and I
thought these were great! Hope you enjoy them.

The following questions and answers were (supposedly)
collated from last year's SAT tests given in Springdale,
Arkansas to 16 year old students!

Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants
     like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q: What is a planet?
A: A body of earth surrounded by sky.

Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All
water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no
water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget
where the sun joins in this fight.

Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q; Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What is the Fibula
A: A small lie.

Q: What does "varicose" mean?
A: Nearby.

Q: What is a seizure?
A: A Roman emperor.

Q: What is a terminal illness?
A: When you are sick at the airport.

Q: Give an example of a fungus. What is its characteristic feature?
A: Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.

Q: What does the word "benign" mean?
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight.

Q: What is a turbine?
A: Something an Arab wears on his head.

Q: What is a Hindu?
A: It lays eggs.


Be kind to yourself and to someone else, and have a
wonder-FULL week!

Philip E. Humbert, PhD,
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President, The Philip E. Humbert Group, Inc.

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