Subscribe to our FREE Weekly Newsletter
         Not sure if you've sign up before?  Don't worry - our system does not permit duplicate mailings.
         We respect your privacy.  Your information will never be shared with ANYONE.


Author - Speaker
Personal Success Strategist!

Coaching to Achieve Your Goals
Live Your Dreams!


The Keys to Success eCourse!
Receive a lesson in your email every-other
day for two weeks
No commitment.  No hassle.  No cost!  
Click Here!

  Welcome to TIPS for Extraordinary Living!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
Visit our website at: 

Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2. Welcome Notes
3. Nothing Changes Until Something Changes
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business:  Define Your Results in Advance
6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7. Humor:  Qantas Airlines

TIPS is sent only to those who have requested it.
We value your privacy and never share our mailing
list with anyone. To Subscribe, please visit my website
at: and use the form near the top
of each page. To Cancel or Change your subscription, use
the links at the bottom. Do NOT "reply" to this email!

1. The One-Minute TIP

Nothing will change until something changes. What steps or changes will move you forward this week? What must you read or learn? What must you do, or stop doing? What must you invest? Who should you call, or stop calling? If your dreams and goals are truly important to you, do one thing different this week. Take a step. Try a new way. Just do it!

2. Welcome Notes

I’m not a big sports fan, but no one could miss the preparations for our local University of Oregon “Ducks” to host California this Saturday. The town is alive with Duck colors (yellow and green) and everyone seems to have a flag or sticker on their car. Even better, as I write this on Friday morning, Mother Nature is promising a classic “football Saturday” with cool temperatures and the smell of autumn in the air. One of the major television networks is in town and it should be a great game.

As I say, I’m not much of a fan, but it’s good to celebrate the traditions that bring us together. So in that spirit, “Go Ducks!” (And may your favorite team win, too!)

On a much more somber note, this week, Mary and I spent time watching Ken Burns' new film about World War II on public television. I found it incredibly hard to watch, and hard to turn away.

I do not know the answer to terrorism or hate, but the horrors of war know no bounds. In this time of tension, let us pray that we might live together in peace and mutual respect.

In your community or corner of the world, reach out to your neighbors. Make your contribution. Share your life, your hope and your bounty. The future of our small planet depends upon it.

3:  Nothing Changes Until Something Changes

I've often said I've never met a lazy person. I often meet folks who are stuck or frustrated, or who seem to go in directions that make no sense to me, but I've never met anyone who doesn't want more of some things and less of something else. As the Dalai Lama notes, we are designed to move toward happiness and away from suffering. We're built that way.

I have noticed with increasing frequency, however, that we often work really hard to accomplish very little. We are a stubborn lot! We try and try, and try again, even though our favorite strategy isn't working, and there is little evidence it will ever work. And yet, we keep on trying.

Most of the people who will read this actually live pretty comfortable lives. You have a computer. You are educated and have job skills. You may live in a wealthy country, are probably fairly healthy, and the essentials of life—food, clothing, shelter, perhaps even a savings plan—are taken care of. So, it might make sense for TIP's readers to be quite content and to want very little.

But that is not what I hear from clients, or in my email. We are a very ambitious group! We want more money, more time, more personal fulfillment, more satisfying work, and so forth. We are restless, and I love that!

But it also raises the obvious question, Why aren't we getting the things we say we want?

We live in a golden age of opportunity and plenty. Over any 5-year period, you can have, see, do or become just about anything you desire. You can visit Antarctica—Mary and I did that in 2002. You can get an advanced degree, become wealthy, run a marathon, start a band, or move to Alaska. There are no limits!

So, why aren't we getting the things we say we want?

My blunt answer is this: Many of us are using ineffective strategies. We have goals or desires or dreams, but we are pursuing them with strategies that have almost no chance of succeeding. We have been "trying" for years without success, and yet we keep on doing the same things in the same ways, year after year. That is really dumb!

If you are not reaching your goal, you have two basic choices: change your goal, or change your strategy. You either "get this" or you don't. What more can I say?

The reality is that you CAN be happy in this life. You can make money, if that is your goal. You can raise happy, healthy kids if that is your dream. You can build a huge company or start a charitable foundation. You can write a book or teach high school or do whatever fills your heart with joy.

But to have those things in your life, something must change. If your current strategy isn't working, tell the truth about that. If you've had a major goal for more than a year and it isn't happening, ask why not! Question your approach. Get better advice. Do something different!

And, above all, acknowledge the things that have to change in order to make room for your goal to arrive. Who will you have to become? What will you have to stop doing? Who or what will have to exit your life in order for new realities to be at home in your world?

Nothing will change until something changes. What steps or changes will move you forward this week? What must you read or learn? What must you do, or stop doing? What must you invest? Who should you call, or stop calling? If your dreams and goals are truly important to you, do one thing different this week. Take a step. Try a new way. Just do it!

4. Quotes of the Week

"Follow your bliss."
                                      -- Joseph Campbell

"If you are clear about what you want, the world responds with clarity."
                                      -- Loretta Staples

“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.”
                                      -- Grace Hansen

"We have much to do together. Let us do it in wisdom and love and joy. Let us make this the human experience."
                                      -- Gary Zukav

5. Strictly Business:  Define Your Results in Advance

This week, one of my clients wrote his summary of the month, and realized he had mis-dated the document for October. In noting this, he made the discovery that writing his "end of month report" before the month starts is a powerful way to define exactly what his priorities for the month really are.

Too often in business (and in life) our "goal statements" are more like wish lists, or the Christmas lists children send to Santa Claus. They are statements of what we would like or hope for, not necessarily descriptions of the actions, efforts, and decisions we are committed to taking.

By writing your "end of month" report in advance, you describe your specific results in advance, and in business, we know that only results really count. By describing in detail precisely what you did, what you earned, what you achieved or accomplished or learned, you are describing "outcomes," rather than wishes. Critical distinction!

Your business will not grow because of your intentions, desires, hopes or dreams. Your customers will never know how much you care if you merely think or worry about them all day long. One phone call or a short note often produces more results than a "ton" of thinking about it!

Define your outcomes in advance. List your results in real terms—pounds and dollars and dates—and then commit to producing the results you've described. That is a far more effective goal statement than any Christmas wish list!

6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

     #1 Use a MasterMind Alliance to Achieve Your Goals
     Get the Support, Advice & Encouragement You Need
     We All Need a Little Help from Our Friends

Every winning athlete, and successful business person has a team of experts behind them. How would you like a team of hand-picked advisors committed to your personal success? What could you do with expert advice, wise counsel, and a network of successful people at your finger-tips?

Back in 1935, Napoleon Hill wrote that a “MasterMind” group was the one essential behind every successful person he interviewed! And yet very few people create a Mastermind team to help them achieve their most important goals in life! Now you can! Most people “don’t know how” or they fear they “wouldn’t know who to ask.” Now, I’ve written the manual! I’ve create a “recipe” so you can create your own MasterMind whenever you wish! I’ve included suggestions for where, when and how often to meet. I’ve even included simple scripts to get you started. Check it out!

If success is important to you, you MUST have a MasterMind group to help you “get there.” Click for more info.

     #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:  Qantas Airlines

Once again, I want to thank my friend and resident humorist, Dolly, for some great humor.

Never let it be said that ground crews and engineers lack a sense of humor. Here are some logged maintenance complaints by QANTAS pilots and the corrective action recorded by mechanics. And by the way, Qantas is the only major airline that has never had an accident.

(P stands for the problem the pilots entered in the log, and  S stands for the corrective action taken by the mechanics.)

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto land very rough.
S: Auto land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on backorder.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200-fpm descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what they're there for!

P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windscreen.
S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing. (note: this was for a piston-engine airplane; the pilot meant the engine was not running smoothly)
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed radar with words.

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.


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

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

Shameless Marketing TIP:
Dr Humbert is a Success Strategist, author and popular
speaker. Imagine what’s possible! To inquire about
having him speak to your group or organization, or
to schedule an initial consultation, contact him at:

Copyright (c) 2007, all rights reserved.
U.S. Library of Congress ISSN: 1529-059X
You may copy, forward or distribute TIP's if this
copyright notice and full information for contacting
Dr Philip E. Humbert are included. Contact him at:  or email to

Please forward this copy to your friends and colleagues!
That’s how we grow! We appreciate your sharing your copy
of TIP's with friends, family and associates. Thank you!

Please visit my website and use the form at the top of
each page at: 

To CANCEL or CHANGE your subscription or
mailing address, please use the links at the bottom.

Published by:
The Philip E. Humbert Group, Inc
PO Box 50910
Eugene, OR 97405





 about  •  services  •  teleclasses  •  tapes & ebooks  •  speaking  •  workshops
professionals  •  managers  •  entrepreneurs  •  life coaching  
testimonials  • find it here  •  privacy  •  contact me

Resources for Success!
A Company of The Philip E. Humbert Group,  Inc.
PO Box 50910     Eugene, OR 97405
Phone:   541-342-1030
Email to:

© Copyright, 2004 The Philip E. Humbert Group, Inc.
Graphics by Kristie's Custom Design