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Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
Welcome Notes
Systems Beat Goals Every Time 
Quotes of the Week
Strictly Business:  Success is Never an Accident   
Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
Humor:   Revised Hits of the 60's

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1. The One-Minute TIP

To create the life you truly want, you need systems that
automatically carry you down-stream toward your ultimate
goals. Design your office, your home, your schedule and
your relationships so they "conspire" to help you get
there! Talk with loved ones so they actively support you!
Eliminate clutter and replace it with equipment,
furnishings and tools that make you smile, that energize
you and keep you focused. Design a schedule that includes
time for your most important daily priorities.

2. Welcome Notes

First things first - have you got your chips, salsa, pizza
and beverages for the Big Game? If not, take care of that
first, since life depends on watching every minute (and
every commercial) of the Super Bowl! (Only partly kidding!)
For those around the world, this is our American
celebration of football, the biggest, or at least the most
watched game of the year. I'm not much of a sports fan, but
even we'll have the game on. May your team win!

Secondly, registration for our annual World Class Life
Conference is going very well, and I urge you to take
action, secure your place and join us! This is the most
powerful, life-changing seminar I teach. We meet in a
beautiful location (over 1000 acres of rolling countryside)
to celebrate the good things in life. We look at what we
have, what we want, and we look at the best ways to move
forward in all areas of life, from family to finance.
Everyone deserves a World Class Life! But, it doesn't
happen by accident, and it's not likely to happen if you
don't "go after it." I hope you'll join us.

Finally, I have a couple openings for new coaching clients
and if it's time for you to get a coach and achieve your
goals for 2007, I hope you'll contact me. All it takes is
an email to set up an initial conversation. If you know you
can do better and want more success, please contact me.
Together, we'll get organized, get past the "stuck places"
and make stuff happen!

3:  Systems Beat Goals Every Time 

A few weeks ago, I wrote that "systems beat goals, every
time." That sparked considerable interest and requests to
say more about this. The key is that goals are a
"destination" or target in the future. Systems involve
automatic, daily actions to get us there.

I've recently read biographies of two of America's great
19th century industrialists, Andrew Carnegie and John
Rockefeller. They both grew up poor, lacked formal
education, and yet built colossal empires. They were
roundly criticized, but each achieved extraordinary success
in their respective fields. They were the two richest men
in the world, and they prided themselves on working very

Rockefeller often took naps during important Board
meetings, and went home for lunch and a nap every day.
Carnegie rarely worked more than three hours a day.

The key to their amazing success was not hard work,
brilliance, education or "luck." The key is that they were
each able to develop systems and organizations that created
enormous wealth.

The same is true today. Bill Gates did not create Microsoft
by being a brilliant software engineer. He built Microsoft
by devising systems and partnerships that made his software
indispensable around the world. Remember his early vision
of a "computer on every desk?" Well, look at your desk!

The systems of our lives make all the difference, and a few
years ago I wrote a little ebook called, "Personal Eco-
Systems: Creating Systems for Automatic Success." If you
don't have it, I encourage you (and your friends) to get it

The fact is, that too many people are trying to create
beauty while surrounded by chaos. They are trying to
achieve wonderful goals, but their energy and focus are on
running errands or "swatting mosquitoes." It's very hard to
achieve great things when you're swimming up-stream all the

To create the life you truly want, you need systems that
automatically carry you down-stream toward your ultimate
goals. Design your office, your home, your schedule and
your relationships so they "conspire" to help you get
there! Talk with loved ones so they actively support you!
Eliminate clutter and replace it with equipment,
furnishings and tools that make you smile, that energize
you and keep you focused. Design a schedule that includes
time for your most important daily priorities.

Systems are the key to extraordinary success!

     Systems are the key to a World Class Life! Peace, passion,
     joy and fulfillment do not require great wealth or great
     applause, but they do require pace of mind, clarity of purpose and
     systems that let you live the life you truly want. I hope you'll
     join us in Wisconsin this May.

4. Quotes of the Week

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our
faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate
is strength undefeatable.
                                               -- Helen Keller

"Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to
follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."
                                               -- Erica Jong

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

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

5. Strictly Business:   Success is Never an Accident

Remember the saying that those who fail to plan are
planning to fail? We have all heard it at one time or
another, and we know it's true, even though most of us act
as if it doesn't apply to us. Well, it does apply!

This week I spoke with a group of unusually successful
young entrepreneurs and the thing I noted was their
attention to detail. This particular group is part of a
network marketing, or "MLM" organization, and they know
exactly where they are going. Specifically, they have
written goals and strategies related to:

1. Identifying their key niche. They know WHO to contact.
2. The number of prospects to contact each week.
3. A strategy and budget for reaching those prospects.
4. A detailed, documented sales presentation.
5. A follow-up strategy and a system to track it.
6. A training and mentoring program to nurture new members.
7. Clear, written long-range goals that are measured in
revenues, profits, investments, number of "associates" and
productivity per member.

No wonder this organization is growing and making money!
They have a plan that guides their daily activity and gives
them feedback about their performance.

Every business needs a plan, and this particularly applies
to self-employed professionals. It simplifies your daily
activities, automates your priorities, and lets you know
what's working and what isn't.

If you would like help to design a proven plan (or
"system") and support to execute it through the year,
contact me. Let's get started!

6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

#1    The 12th Annual World Class Life(tm) Conference
        May 17-19th in Beautiful Wisconsin!
        If not now, when?
        If not you, who?

The most successful people in the world know who they are
and where they are going. Living well can be defined as
living "a life of one's own." Too many of us spend our
lives working hard, racing from here to there and chasing
other people's goals! Don't let that happen to you! You
DESERVE time to focus on yourself! You deserve time to
clarify your major purpose and highest aspirations in life!
You deserve practical, powerful strategies to make your
dreams come true!

Of course you do! And the winners in life TAKE the time.
They INVEST in themselves, their skills and their goals.
They network with the best people they can find. They
attend the seminars. They plot strategy and make sure they
are "on course" and focused on their most important

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:

#2   Think Right Now!
       The Best Tools for CHANGE I've Found!

Many of you have purchased these audio programs to increase
sales, lose weight, 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!

#3   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:    Revised Hits of the 60's

Dolly Howard sends me lots of tidbits and chuckles and she
sent the note, below. While I absolutely deny I'm getting
old enough to find any of this personally humorous (that's
my story and I'm sticking to it), I thought they might make
some of you other "boomers" smile. Enjoy!

It was fun being a baby boomer... until now. Some of the
artists of the 60's are revising their hits with new lyrics
to accommodate aging baby boomers.

They include:

Herman's Hermits--- Mrs.. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker.

Ringo Starr--- I Get By With a Little Help From Depends.

The Bee Gees--- How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.

Bobby Darin--- Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash.

Roberta Flack--- The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.

Johnny Nash--- I Can't See Clearly Now.

Paul Simon--- Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver

The Commodores--- Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.

Procol Harem--- A Whiter Shade of Hair.

Leo Sayer--- You Make Me Feel Like Napping.

The Temptations--- Papa's Got a Kidney Stone.

Abba--- Denture Queen.

Tony Orlando--- Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall.

Helen Reddy--- I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.

And my personal favorite:

Leslie Gore--- It's My Procedure, and I'll Cry If I Want To.


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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