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Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
Welcome Notes
How Shall We Then Live? 
Quotes of the Week
Strictly Business:   Making Money, Creating Wealth   
Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
Humor:   Disorder in the Court

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1. The One-Minute TIP

You can have just about anything you want in life. You can
live just about any lifestyle you wish. You can be or
become any one you choose. The only question is, "What will
you do with your one and only, glorious life?" Once you
answer that, the rest is just a matter of strategy and

2. Welcome Notes

This week, several more people registered to join us in
Wisconsin for the 11th Annual "World Class Life
Conference." As I write this (on Thursday) we have room for
more, but it's clear the Conference will fill up. We have
people coming from Australia, England, South Africa and all
over North America. Every year I'm thrilled by the people
who know this is "where I need to be" and take action to
make it happen.

If you've been "considering it," I hope you'll grab one of
the remaining spots. If this isn't the right time for you,
that's fine. Please honor what you know to be "right" in
your case, but if spending three days in a wonderful
location to clarify your goals, review your priorities and
develop elegant strategies is "right," don't let this
invitation pass you by. Take action!

Every year, an amazing group of people get together for fun
and inspiration, and to create the life they truly want. I
hope you'll join us in May for three extraordinary days.

Get all the information (and register!) at:

At the very least, if you haven't requested my free report,
"The Four Steps to a World Class Life," get it by using the
form on the website, or just send a blank email to:

3:  How Shall We Then Live? 

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes story,
"The Hound of the Baskervilles," there's a wonderful
conversation about whether the Lord of the Manor has
installed electricity in the castle. The reply is, "No,
Sir. He's decided to wait a generation or two to see if it
catches on."

I love that story because it lends perspective to our need
to rush and worry. As George and Ira Gershwin noted over 70
years ago, we live with a constant "need for speed." But
I'm not sure the need is as intense as we believe.

Some things, like wine and wisdom, seem to mature slowly.

Don't get me wrong. I appreciate being able to fly to
meetings in Chicago, I appreciate instant messaging and the
convenience of email. I love watching the Olympics live, as
they happen. These are marvelous things and they serve us
well. As an investor, I love executing a stock trade in
seconds, and this morning I bought tickets to Cirque du
Soleil in less than a minute. That's wonderful!

As a coach, my job is to help my clients be more
productive, achieve higher goals, make more money or have a
larger impact on the world. It's amazing to see what we can
achieve with smarter strategies and better tools! We can do
far more than we have imagined, and helping my clients
achieve important goals is where the joy is!

So long as "doing" more allows us to "become" more.

Many years ago, I think it was Ann Murray who sang about
the clowns at the circus and at the end of the song, she
asks, "Is that all there is?" I fear that at the end of
life, many of us will be left with the question, "Is that
all there is?"

I remember as a child, watching my grandfather whittle a
stick on his back porch after the day's work was done. The
cows grazed on a hillside with the sun setting in the
distance. He whittled, I watched, and we talked. There was
no radio or television, no iPod or internet, but we had
plenty of time.

Obviously, we are not going to turn back the clock. We are
not going to "wait a generation or two" to see if the
digital age "will catch on." We are not going to abandon
email or give up our cell phones.

But with all the options and opportunities in front of us,
it is essential that we ask, "How do I want to live my
life?" More than ever, we have an obligation to choose our

It seems to me, the sequence is this:

1. First, decide your values and priorities. What's
important to you? What do you want more of in your life?
What do you want less of? Get clear!

2. Second, choose a strategy. How have other people done
what you want to achieve? What skills, strategies and
partnerships have worked for other people? Find out!

3. Execute your strategy! In the end, it comes down to
daily action. Once you know what you want and have a plan
to get it, the key is execution.

You can have just about anything you want in life. You can
live just about any lifestyle you wish. You can be or
become any one you choose. The only question is, "What will
you do with your one and only, glorious life?" Once you
answer that, the rest is just a matter of strategy and

     If you'd like to change your results, I hope you'll
     join us in Wisconsin this May. We'll spend three days
     looking at values, priorities, strategies and techniques
     so you can create the life you truly want. I hope you'll join us!

4. Quotes of the Week

"Fear is nothing except a drain of energy and not a power
unto itself. Trust in yourself, for therein lies the true power."
                                               -- Lori Hard

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is
the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
                                               -- Theodore Roosevelt

"Man is so made that when anything fires his soul,
impossibilities vanish."
                                               -- Jean De La Fontaine

"A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and
a deadline."
                                               -- Harvey Mackay

5. Strictly Business:   Making Money, Creating Wealth

This week, I heard some interesting statistics on Public
Television. A few years ago Japan suffered through a deep
recession for almost 10 straight years, while America had
relative boom times. During those ten years, the following

Japanese citizens saved 27% of their income; Americans
saved essentially nothing.

The average Japanese family has a net worth of $177,000;
the average American family has a net worth of less than

The average American family has almost $12,000 in consumer
debt -- in other words, many of us actually have a negative
net worth!

We make more money than any other nation on earth; and we
spend about 103% of what we make. This makes no sense!

The key to creating wealth is NOT simply in making more
money. The key is understanding how money works, saving a
bit every month, and using compound interest to your
advantage. This is not complicated. It is not very exciting
or difficult, but we seem unable (or unwilling) to do it.

Read a few good books on how money works. Find tools and
resources that can help you. Invest more and spend a bit
less than you make!

I have a free book on my website called, "Making Money,
Creating Wealth". It may (or may not) be the greatest book
on personal finance ever written, but it is free, it is
available, and it is a place to start. Take control of your
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6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

#1    The 11th Annual World Class Life(tm) Conference
        May 11-13th in Beautiful Wisconsin!
        Take ACTION. Reserve Your Spot Today.

Have you noticed that it's always the people who are
already AT THE TOP of the pyramid who attend the most
trainings? Why do they do it?

Top achievers know the value of investing to create the
life they truly want. They know the value of study, and of
preparation. Perhaps most importantly, they know the value
of spending time with other TOP ACHIEVERS. They know the
value of perspective, balance, skill and networking with
the best of the best. That's why top achievers get
"addicted to winning!" They love winning but they also love
the process of winning!

A great life does not happen by accident or by working
"harder" and hoping for the best. Success in life - total,
balanced, fulfilling success - is the logical result of
doing the right things, in the right order, at the right
time. The WCL has been THE turning point for many, many
people over the years. It gives you the tools and the time,
the space and permission to focus on what you truly want
for this one and only life. It gives you strategies that
work, and the inspiration to work them. This May, make the
commitment to create and live the life you truly want!

I hope you'll join us. Get all the info and register at:

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I've used Practice Pay for years, and have never considered
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He makes the process simple and effortless. Most
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Over the years, I've paid lots of money for shopping carts,
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of them worked, or more accurately they worked, but they
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7. Humor:    Disorder in the Court

These exchanges have been around a long time, and I have no
idea whether they actually happened or are the product of
someone's fertile imagination. But I do solemnly swear that
they made me laugh! I want to thank Paul Vogt for sending
them to me. I hope you enjoy them - and to anyone whose
words are quoted here, I'm sorry!

ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.

ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you
that morning?
WITNESS: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan.

ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies
in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty.

ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was
August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?

ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?

ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to
a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies were performed
on dead people?
WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.

ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school
did you go to?

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you
check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was
alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting in a jar on my desk.
ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive,
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been
alive and practicing law.


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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