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Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
Welcome Notes
Better Strategies for Better Results 
Quotes of the Week
Strictly Business:   Advertising or Marketing?   
Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
Humor:   Lessons I've Learned

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1. The One-Minute TIP

If your definition of "the good life" is something
thousands of other people have already achieved, and you
are not making adequate progress toward it, review your
strategies. Something's missing or mis-calculated, or
you've gotten lost in the swamp of everyday distractions.
If you're working hard and not getting the results you deserve,
STOP! Step back, re-calculate. You need a better plan!

2. Welcome Notes

Remember the opening from the "Sound of Music," with Julie
Andrews singing "the hills are alive with the sound of
music"? On our morning walks this week, Cody and I've been
serenaded by thousands of birds that make the woods come
alive! I assume it's the combination of spring, perhaps the
cloudy skies or whatever, but the birds fill the air with
their chirps and songs. It's amazing and a wonderful way to
start the morning! I hope your days begin with just as much
beauty, joy and energy!

We had more people register for our World Class Life
Conference in May, and I'm delighted. We're about 70% full,
so if you are hoping to join us this year, please take
action and register! That's not intended to be "pushy" (You
probably have some time -- we don't normally fill up until
April) but it is fair warning. Don't let this get away from
you! And of course, you should grab the 40% discount while
it's available!

At the very least, be sure to get your FREE guide to
creating and living a World Class Life. Just request it
using the box in the upper-right corner of the website.
It's at:

3:  Better Strategies for Better Results 

As long-time subscribers know, I am passionate about
helping people reach their goals and create the life they
truly want. I am not as concerned that we all have big
houses or drive fancy cars, because each us of has our own
definition of "the good life"! (Think how crowded it would
be if we all lived on the same beach!)

I am passionate about developing tools that help thousands
of people create and live the life they truly want, and I
am frustrated that more of us don't achieve that rather
simple, ordinary level of success.

Very few people define "the good life" in terms that are
unique or difficult to achieve. Most of us want healthy,
happy families, and enough money to be comfortable and
secure. We want to travel or perhaps have a second home in
the mountains or at the beach. Whatever your dreams, most
of us want the ordinary things that millions of people have
already achieved.

For most of us, these things are tantalizing close. People
around us achieve them every day, and yet many of us are no
closer to "the good life" that we were a year ago. What's
going on?

The problem is that too many people are using ineffective
strategies. They work hard, but make little progress. I
believe it was Peter Drucker who first said that the
ultimate failure is doing very efficiently that which ought
not be done at all!

Similarly, Stephen Covey talks about climbing the ladder of
success, only to find that it's leaning against the wrong
wall! (Hint: Don't do that to yourself!)

What are your strategies for reaching your goals? Do you
have a carefully designed, well-thought-out strategy, or
are you going along day to day, working hard and hoping for
the best?

Highly successful people work from a plan. They create a
strategy or road-map, and follow it to their ultimate goal.
They know what their most important tasks are today, what
they will do next week, and they can tell you where they
will be a year from now. They have a strategy and a plan!

It's often been said that even five minutes of planning can
save hours of wasted effort, and I think that's true.
"Those who fail to plan are planning to fail."

If your definition of "the good life" is something
thousands of other people have already achieved, and you
are not making adequate progress toward it, review your
strategies. Something's missing or mis-calculated, or
you've gotten lost in the swamp of everyday distractions.
If you're working hard and not getting the results you deserve,
STOP! Step back, re-calculate. You need a better plan!

Highly successful people do certain things, and for the
most part, they are simple, ordinary things that we can all
copy. Here's a short list:

1. They have the courage to choose specific, concrete
goals. They know they cannot do or have or achieve
everything, so they make choices.

2. They focus on personal development first, external
achievement second. They know that to have more, they must
first become more.

3. They learn from experts. They study and use techniques
that have worked for others, even if at first they seem
difficult or uncomfortable.

4. They take time to plan and have the discipline to
follow their plan to completion. They are not easily
distracted and they never give up.

5. They work smart. If they aren't getting the results
they anticipated, they consult and review and devise a
better plan. Never keep hitting your head against a brick

     For more (and more personalized, specific) help
     devising a strategy that will work for you in your
     situation to create the life you truly want, join us
     May 17-19 in Wisconsin. You'll be glad you did!

4. Quotes of the Week

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you
want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never
give up."
                                         -- Norman Vincent Peale

"Picture in your mind a sense of personal destiny."
                                         -- Wayne Oates

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and
precious life?"
                                         -- Mary Oliver

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find
out how far one can go."
                                         -- T. S. Eliot

5. Strictly Business:   Advertising or Marketing?

I've been struck by the glut of advertising coming my way.
Spam and junk mail are full of it, television is full of
it, even magazines seem to have more. And, I don't buy it.

Of course, there is a time and place for advertising! You
have to let people know you exist, and you need to make a
splash with new products or new services. Advertising is a
good thing. But you probably can't buy enough to build a
business on it.

And promotion, particularly self-promotion, has a similar
limitation. Obviously, if you believe in a product or
service, you must tell people about it and invite them to
buy. You owe that to yourself, and to customers who need
and want your service. Help them find you! Promotion has
it's place -- I've certainly promoted my World Class Life
Conference. Would you sign up if I refused to tell you
about it? Well, like duh!

But in the end, marketing is a different animal. Marketing
is about your reputation. It's about customer satisfaction
and retention. It's about your relationships. Marketing is
about letting people know who you are, what you do and what
you offer. Marketing is about YOU more than your product or
service. It's about your reputation, your responsibility
and your follow-through.

In the end, most marketing is "free" in that it comes from
being who you are and doing what you do, to the best of
your ability.

Many businesses would be far ahead to scrap their
advertising budget entirely and invest the money in
themselves, their skills, their quality, their follow-
through and their relationships.

If you would like help devising a marketing strategy (with
a splash of advertising if appropriate) contact me for a
consultation. Coach to build your business works! Let me
know when you're ready to start.

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 priorities.

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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Many of you have purchased these audio programs to increase
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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!

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       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:    Lessons I've Learned

Larry Katz sent me these gems. Some are familiar, but many
are new (at least to me) and they all make me smile. Enjoy!
(And, thanks for sending them, Larry! I always appreciate
the humor and chuckles folks send my way!)

Now that I'm 'older' (but refuse to grow up), here's what
I've discovered:

I. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and All Bran.

3. I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.

4. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...

4. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...

5. All reports are in; life is now officially unfair.

6. If all is not lost, where is it?

7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

8. Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.

9. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.

10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.

11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.

12. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

13. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when
you're in the bathroom.

14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put
them on my knees.

15. When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does
everyone decide to play chess?

16. It's not hard to meet expenses... they're everywhere.

17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the
length and depth.

18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the
hereafter. I go somewhere to get something and then wonder
what I'm here after.


20. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...


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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