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Welcome to TIPS for Extraordinary Living!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2. Welcome Notes
3. The Every-Day Magic of Small Steps
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business:  Duplicate Yourself to Success
6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7. Humor:  The Philosophy of Ambiguity

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1. The One-Minute TIP

Most of us cannot achieve great things because in general, human beings do not do "big" things. We do little things. We get up, we go to work. We hug our loved ones, we make phone calls. We balance the checkbook, exercise and fix dinner. We do little things! Highly successful people simply do the right little things, at the right time, in the right way, and they do lots of them.

2. Welcome Notes

First things first! It’s all well and good to talk about achieving our goals, electing a new President or saving the planet, but come on—this is Super Bowl Sunday! This Sunday, everything stops and in America (and in much of the world) people gather around the television, eat a month’s supply of junk food and have a wonderful time.

I’m not much of a sports fan, but I appreciate any excuse for a party. So, invite some friends, buy some chips, order a pizza, and enjoy! Whether or not your preferred team wins the game, make sure you and your friends have a winning day.

In preparing for the World Class Life Conference in May, I’ve been thinking a lot about “happiness” and the “good life.” It occurs to me that it’s vital to celebrate every day with bit of love, a little fun, some productive work, and a touch of mischief. None of us know how long we’ll live. Illness and tragedy happen, but for today, you can celebrate. Call a friend, hug a loved one, read a book or watch the game. Whatever you do, make it a GREAT day!

And of course, check out our World Class Life Conference! Life is short, make the most of it! You deserve joy and happiness, fulfillment, a “life of one’s own.” Unfortunately, that kind of satisfaction—a World Class Life—doesn’t happen by accident. In fact, few people seem to achieve it, even though each of us knows we deserve it and “could” have it. Treat yourself! I hope you’ll take action. Join us! Get the info and register at: 

3: The Every-Day Magic of Small Steps

One of the great tragedies is to spend life nurturing a great dream, a “magnificent obsession” and never see it come true. To die with your dreams still inside you, waiting for another time, another day, or a "big break" is the greatest of failures. We cannot wait!

Literally every thing you see and every tool you use, even the chair you're sitting on, began as nothing but thought. Someone had an idea for a chair. Henry Ford had an idea that cars could be in every garage. Your computer began as an idea and a series of huge, crude devices in the 1940's. The computer you are looking at right now began as someone's idea that they could manufacture and sell computers better, faster and cheaper than anyone else.

Everything starts with an idea. It always has, and always will.

Many people have observed that "ideas are things." Thoughts and words have the power to move us, to change us, and to become living, breathing, tangible things! In a sense, our world is made up of nothing but thoughts and words!

But there is a gulf between an idea and its fulfillment.

Most "things" are actually still-born and never come to fruition because we fail to span the gulf between potential and reality. That gap can only be bridged with daily action.

How many times have you thought of an invention or process that could be worth a fortune and later found that same (or a similar) product for sale a few months later? We've all had that experience. Someone got rich off "your" idea and the difference is that they took specific, concrete, focused ACTION. Their product is in the store, for sale, making them money, and your idea is still…a dream.

Here are some basics, some essentials to make your dreams come true:

1. Keep a list of big things. On your desk, or on your bathroom mirror, keep a list of your most important projects, goals and commitments. Keep it where you see it, and read it, every day. Keep it current. What we think about, gets done.

2. Keep a list of small things. Keep a list of 5-minute tasks, phone calls or notes that you can do any place, any time. When you have a moment, make that call. Every day, send a note or read a few pages. Always know "what's next" and take action, every single day.

3. Plan your days. Every evening, plan the following day. First thing in the morning, plot your strategy. Leaders have always done this! This is not new! But only about 4% of the population does it. Write down your priorities and choose your daily actions.

4. Take magnificent care of yourself! Healthy, happy, energetic people get the most done. It takes time and energy to achieve greatness. If you "don't have time," or are too tired or too distracted, you will not achieve your dreams. Take care of yourself.

We've all heard the phrase, "Rome wasn't built in a day." We know that "a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step," and we've heard the Serenity Prayer that ends, "Give me the courage to change the things I can."

Most of us will not achieve great things over-night because in general, human beings do not do "big" things. We do little things. We get up, we go to work. We hug our loved ones, we make phone calls. We balance the checkbook, exercise and fix dinner. We do little things! Highly successful people simply do the right little things, at the right time, in the right way, and they do lots of them.

If you would achieve great things, do little things and pile them one on top of another, until you reach the stars. Start today.

       Want a small step that could pay HUGE rewards?
       Attend the World Class Life Conference, May 15-17th.
       You deserve a life lived "on purpose", a life of peace,
       passion, power and prosperity. Great people often
       point to a time when everything changed, and this
       could be your "turning point." I hope you’ll join us.

4. Quotes of the Week

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to
accomplish small tasks, as if they were great and noble."
                                           -- Helen Keller

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

"We don't know who we are until we see what we can do."
                                           -- Martha Grimes

"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.

5. Strictly Business:  Duplicate Yourself to Success

One of my clients recently developed a wonderful new business. It’s been thrilling to watch him create a system for getting paid to have fun! No, I won't give away the kernel of his system, but I will describe the principles that make it work.

1. His business is well-funded from the start. Most professionals are surprised at the costs of equipping an office and launching a new practice. Most start out under-capitalized. My client developed a business model that can be set up for under $20,000, so he can do it right and create momentum from the very beginning. Start with enough capital to do things right!

2. His products are low cost, quickly consumed, and standardized. In other words, he makes lots of repeat sales. Think McDonalds restaurants, or gas stations, or Bic pens. His customers appreciate the convenience, and when they need more, they come back and buy again. The cost of sales goes down, while volume and profits go up. Good system!

3. Finally, because the business is modular, he can easily duplicate himself. Once the bugs are worked out, he can establish more outlets and hire people to run them, or franchise the idea, or follow a number of other plans. The key is duplication.

Unless you can duplicate yourself, no matter how fancy your title, you are basically working for wages. A surgeon may earn a great deal per hour, but she only gets paid when she operates.

To increase your earnings, duplicate yourself. Find a way to "modularize" (is that a word?) your business model and let other people make money helping you make money. You really can't do it all yourself!

6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

     #1 The 13th Annual World Class Life(tm) Conference
     May 15-17th in Beautiful Wisconsin!
     If not now, when?
     If not you, who? (You DESERVE this!) 

Living well can be defined as living "a life of one's own." Too many of us spend our lives working hard, racing around and chasing other people's goals! Don't let that happen to you! You DESERVE time for yourself! You deserve time to clarify your values, goals 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 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" to achieve 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 people over the years. It gives you the tools and the time, the space and permission to focus on what you truly want for your life. It gives you strategies that work, and the inspiration to work them. 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 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.

     #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:  The Philosophy of Ambiguity

These conundrums have been around for a long time, but I love this stuff! It always gives me a chuckle and this particular list came from Mandy Antzoylatos, all the way from South Africa! I should be used to living on a small planet by now, but the world-wide reach of TIPS continues to amaze me. Thanks for sending this, Mandy! 

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

If humans evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have moneys and apes?

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

What do you do when you seen an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? Or, does he gain the right to speak? Or…???

One nice thing about egotists: they don’t talk about other people.

Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

How is it possible to have a civil war?

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?

Can an atheist get insurance against acts of God?


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.

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