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Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
Welcome Notes
Beyond Your Wildest Dreams 
Quotes of the Week
Strictly Business:  Systems for Extraordinary Success   
Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
Humor:   Warning--Puns Ahead!

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1. The One-Minute TIP

What would you do if you knew you would succeed beyond your
wildest expectations? What would you attempt if you knew,
deep inside, that you might transform the world, that you
might achieve things no one else has ever achieved? Would
you "go for it?"

2. Welcome Notes

Golf is back in full-swing (sorry, I couldn't resist the
pun). As this goes out on Sunday I'll be playing in one of
my favorite tournaments and I'm looking forward to it. For
my friend, Michael, it's sailing, while another friend,
Jeff, is addicted to fly fishing, and one of my clients
plays competitive tennis. Whatever your favorite "addiction,"
I hope you budget plenty of time, energy and a bit of money
to enjoy it. I find these things don't really cost anything,
they refresh, renew and energize us. Get out and play!

On another note, we've added a couple hundred new
subscribers this week because people just like you
forwarded TIPS and encouraged their friends to subscribe. I
tremendously appreciate that! Who do you know who needs
these weekly reminders? I ask that you forward TIPS or post
a note at work or school, and encourage folks to at least
give it a try. Your recommendations are how we grow!

Anyone can subscribe by visiting my website and using the
form at the top of almost every page. It's at:
<a href=" ">Subscribe</a>

Finally, I've been delighted by the number of folks who
jumped on Vic Johnson's audio program to build your own
online business this week! Many of you have websites and
each and every one of you have information, ideas, opinions
and skills the world needs to know about. Please share
them-and make a bit of money in the process! Vic can show
you how and I encourage you to get this excellent how-to-do-
it program. It's at:

3:  Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

What would you do if you knew you would succeed beyond your
wildest expectations? What would you attempt if you knew,
deep inside, that you might transform the world, that you
might achieve things no one else has ever achieved? Would
you "go for it?"

Lately, I've been drawn to stories that grow out of
someone's deciding to see what might actually be possible,
and giving it their all.

What got my attention was a client (she wishes to remain
anonymous) who decided she had nothing to lose from "going
all out" to keep her house. She's a single Mom, with two
kids and last winter she found out one of them has a major
illness. She's taught school for many years, but also had a
"little business on the side" selling products to her
friends and women at her school.

She put some ads in the local paper and passed out some
cards. She spread the word among her customers and within a
few weeks her business began to grow. In four months, she
was earning more than she had ever imagined, and last week
she learned (to her amazement!) that she is the top
producer in the entire country! Since March 1st, she has
earned more from her little "side business" than from the
entire year of teaching 4th grade!

Her life will never be the same.

There must have been a time when someone gave Lance
Armstrong his first bicycle and encouraged him to go for a
ride. By the time you read this I suspect he will be the
first person ever to win the Tour de France a remarkable
seven times!

Once, Roger Bannister was told he would never walk, much
less run. A few years later, he became the first person in
history to run a mile in less than four minutes. The
incredible thing is that, within a year, two dozen other
people did it, too! It just took someone to show them how.

Similarly, a little girl named Wilma Rudolph was crippled
with polio and was told she would never walk. Fortunately,
she eventually learned to walk, then to play basketball,
and to run. In 1962, she won three Olympic gold medals-she
didn't just walk, she ran faster than any woman in history!

Ever heard of a woman named Mary Kay Ashe? She was a single
mom with no money, in an era when women had fewer
opportunities than today. Desperate, she borrowed some
money she couldn't afford to pay back and started a little
business. Ever heard of Mary Kay Cosmetics? I thought so.

What would you do if there was a chance you would succeed
beyond your wildest dreams? Would you start a business?
Write a book? Learn to dance? Would you move to Tahiti?
Would you teach biology or learn to fly?

Bill Gates was a college kid but saw an opportunity to
write some computer code and open a few doors. He might
even make a little money in the process. Oprah Winfrey was
invited to do a little talk show on a local station in
Chicago, and she said yes.

A few days ago, I sent a TIPS about an audio program my
friend, Vic Johnson, produced. He started four years ago by
giving away a little book for fre*e. Last year he had over
$600,000 in sales, and now he teaches others how to do it.
Not bad!

None of these people knew whether or not they would succeed
when they began. None of them knew the end of the story at
the beginning. All they knew was that they had a dream and
the desire to make a start. They took action, learned from
their mistakes and kept on going. The rest, as they say, is

So, what would you like to do with your one and only,
remarkable life? What small step will you take this week?
Who will you call? Will you jot some notes, perhaps search
the internet? Someone once said, "That's one small step for
a man, one giant leap for mankind." That was Neil
Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Some small
steps lead to giant results!

4. Quotes of the Week

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the
whole staircase, just take the first step."
                                        -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult."
                                        -- Mme. Du Deffand

"The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams."
                                        -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Each of us was born with wings...(and) has the ability to
go farther than we ever thought possible, to do things
beyond our wildest imaginings."
                                        -- Barbara Stanny

5. Strictly Business:   Systems for Extraordinary Success

This week I sent a bonus TIPS endorsing a wonderful program
by my friend, Vic Johnson. In four short years, Vic has
gone from financially struggling to having over $600,000 in
sales last year! He's a remarkable "over night success."

He must have been incredibly "lucky"-right? Wrong. He was
incredibly systematic.

On the CD's he tells of his long search for products, and
his careful study of what works in online marketing. He
tells of his systematic testing, learning, and adjusting
until he found the right system for major success. Now,
when he launches a product or website, he can (for all
practical purposes) guarantee that it will work and can
predict within a few percentage points exactly what kind of
results to expect.

That, my friends, is what long-term business success is all

McDonald's restaurants have a system for success. Bob Hope,
Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and David Letterman pretty much
figured out the "system" for success in comedy. I expect
Donald Trump has a system for success in real estate. Oprah
Winfrey knows something about the "system" for success on

What is your system or recipe for success in your business?
Is it written down? Do you follow it, over and over, to get
the results you desire?

Highly successful people do not achieve repeated success by
coincidence! They develop systems and they use them day
after day to get the results they want.

If you are not getting the results you desire, take a close
look at your systems. If you need help, consider hiring a
coach. Success is no accident! It is the logical,
predictable result of doing certain things in a certain
way, over and over again.

If you would like coaching to develop your systems, please
contact me and let's talk about it. I'm at:

If you would like to increase your online earnings, I urge
you to get Vic's audio program, "How I Created A Six-Figure
Income Giving Away A Dead Guy's Book!" You can order it now
by going to:

6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

#1    "How I Created A Six-Figure Income
        By Giving Away A Dead Guy's Book!"
        YOU can make money online!

Like many small businesses, the majority of online
infopreneurs struggle but now someone who is making over
$600,000 a year has shared his "recipe" so you can do it,
too! Making m0ney online is neither hard nor mysterious.
It's the result of mastering a few basic techniques and
using them to your advantage. You can do this!

This week I sent a special announcement on how to create
websites that actually make m0ney online, and the response
has been incredible! Vic has included a few bonuses and has
agreed to join me in a special, private conference call to
answer questions for the first 100 people who respond, and
a few spots remain. I urge you to jump on this!

The information is very practical and Vic shares it in a
low-key, easy-to-understand way you can follow. There is no
technical "jargon," only straight-forward insight about how
successful websites actually work. If you have an ebook or
audio product, a class or system (and we ALL have some
information other people would gladly pay for) you need
this material! There's no risk, and it could change your
life forever. I hope you'll take immediate action on this!

#2     Start (and Profit from) Your Own Ezine
         Reach Prospects, Make Sales, Build Your Brand
         Ezines Made Easy!

I am amazed that more TIPS subscribers haven't jumped on
this! For many of you, this is a "newsletter in a box" and
I highly recommend it! Every week I am asked how I've built
TIPS into one of the largest coaching newsletters in the
world, and when I can, I like to help. Now, however,
Alexandria Brown has down the work for me - and for you!

Launching a newsletter is easy. I started TIPS in an
afternoon and you can do it, too. Reaching a large audience
and building your newsletter into a business-getting
dynamo, however, is another story. Fortunately, Alex has
put together a remarkable "paint-by-the-numbers" guide that
shows you every step of the way. You get a ring-binder of
amazing info, stuff I hadn't figured out in 9 years! You
get hundreds of time-saving tips and resources to market
your ezine that will generate thousands of subscribers. I
wish I had this guide when I was starting out! This is
great material! If you aren't touching base with your
customers in a personal way, you are missing one of the key
tools to build your business! Every professional, small
business and organization needs an online voice! Buy the
guide, follow her advice, and watch your impact explode!

#3    Think Right Now!
        The Best Tools for Personal Growth I've Found!

Many of you have purchased these audio programs to increase
sales, set and achieve goals or improve diet, health and
fitness and you know how good they are! My clients turned
me on to these CD's several months ago and I'm incredibly
impressed. I strongly urge you to jump on this! Top
achievers in every field listen to audio programs. They
imagine themselves winning, getting new records and living
the life they truly WANT, and they do it by visualizing
their victories in advance with the help of Mike's
programs. These are fantastic, both for yourself and as
gifts. Grab these!

#4    Got a Website?
        Earn Passive Income!

Over the years, I've paid lots of money for shopping carts,
autoresponders and systems that were supposed to help me
serve my subscribers and make money from my website. None
of them worked, or more accurately they worked, but they
were complex, confusing and didn't work very well. Then I
discovered Don Schnure and the amazing programs he's put
together. They work! They are powerful, EASY to use, and
they let me automate my newsletter, my affiliate programs
and my shopping cart, with no hassle! I love this! And, you
can use it for 30 days to check it out. Highly recommended!

7. Humor:    Warning--Puns Ahead!

Kris Enright, a long-time subscriber, sent these to me and
they're wonderful! I've heard some of them before, but a
few were new and all of them made me chuckle. My brain
doesn't seem to come up with puns very often, so I really
admire the folks who have far too much time on their hands
and generously donate these chuckles to the rest of us.
Ready to groan? Here we go..

1. Two antennas meet on a roof, fall in love and get
married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception
was excellent.

2. Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar. One says, "I've
lost my electron." The other says, "Are you sure?" The
first replies, "Yes, I'm positive..."

3. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender
says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

4. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

5. A sandwich walks into a bar. The bartender says,
"Sorry we don't serve food in here."

6. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

7. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under
his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."

8. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the
other: "Does this taste funny to you?"

9. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass
of Home.'" "That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome." "Is
it common?" Doc says, "It's Not Unusual."

10. Two cows standing next to each other in a field,
Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated
this morning." "I don't believe you," said Dolly.
"It's true, no bull!" exclaimed Daisy.

11. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The
kids were nothing to look at either.

13. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other
day but I couldn't find any.

13. I went to the butcher's the other day and I bet
him 50 bucks that he couldn't reach the meat off the
top shelf. He said, "No, the steaks are too high."

14. I went to a seafood disco last week... and pulled a mussel.

15. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

16. Two termites walk into a bar. One asks, "Is the
bar tender here?"


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

Philip E. Humbert, PhD,
Resources for Success!
President, The Philip E. Humbert Group, Inc.

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