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Welcome to TIPS for Extraordinary Living!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2. Welcome Notes
3. How to Thrive in a Chaotic World
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business:  Service Creates Profits
6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7. Humor:  Weird Brain Teaser

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1. The One-Minute TIP

John Lennon observed that "life is what happens while you
were making other plans." Life will not wait until we are
ready or until we catch our breath. Winners learn to thrive
on chaos. They see and seize opportunities, and love the
wild ride. They recognize the risks and enjoy the drama,
while operating from a place of inner calm. In a world
swirling with change and chaos, winners keep their balance,
take care of themselves and focus on their goals.

2. Welcome Notes


                         BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!

There's a report that researchers have proven that chips,
dip, beer, and pizza consumed while watching the Super Bowl
contain NO CALORIES and are actually GOOD FOR YOU! Watch
for up-dates and further reports--remember initial reports are
often inaccurate or incomplete. <g> But I hereby nominate
these researchers for the Nobel Prize!

Enjoy the game, and as always, may your team win!

And on an even more important note (guys, listen up!)
Valentine's Day is next Sunday. Everybody get ready! I
usually down-play these "made up" holidays where the card,
candy and flower companies try to guilt us into spending
money, but Valentine's is an interesting exception: Why
spend money when you can do far more interesting things????

Plan well. Surprise someone--maybe even yourself! Have some
fun. Make it a family project--it doesn't have to be X- or
R-rated. Celebrate love and passion and caring. And, please
remember folks beyond your immediate love-interest. There
are so many wonderful people who deserve a note of
appreciation and love. Include them!


And here's a special FREEBIE for VALENTINES! Several years
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3: How to Thrive in a Chaotic World

I've noticed an interesting paradox: The most effective,
most successful people I've worked with seem to have two
things in common. They seem comfortable, challenged, even
exhilarated by chaos, and yet they maintain balance and
tranquility in their lives. It's a amazing set of skills!

The most effective people seem to thrive in a world of chaos
and constant change. They understand life is not actually
"chaotic," that the laws of cause-and-effect still apply,
but they live as if turmoil and confusion are normal! They
know that results are based on intelligent action and
focused effort, while they develop superb skills to "play
and win" in a chaotic, often contradictory world.

They are unusually comfortable with ambiguity. They know
they will never have enough information. They know the rules
are often out of date before they are even published, and
yet they thrive.

In the midst of chaos, they go quietly about their business.
When others are losing control, they remain calm. When
others panic, they have a cup of tea and contemplate their
next strategic move. They often move quickly, but always
with a sense of confidence, power or self-assurance. How can
this be?

In this regard, I'm intrigued by the TV show, "Desperate
Housewives." Millions of people identify with the chaos and
confusion of the over-worked mother with hyper-active kids
or the dizzy divorcee.

Obviously the show is designed for drama and ratings, but
what deeply troubles me is the level of wealth, beauty and
"success" the characters seem to enjoy. People with
confused, chaotic lives rarely live that well! The WINNERS
in life do not live with over-whelm and dysfunction. They
have to get things done!

Several things are necessary to thrive in the midst of

1. Exceptional boundaries. This is where the "desperate"
housewives go astray because they seem to have no boundaries
at all. Winners close their doors and ignore disruptions.
They turn off the phone and claim their space. They know
where they are going and tolerate few distractions.

2. Exceptional vision. Winners know their priorities and
their desired outcomes. They know what they want and they
can see, taste, smell and almost touch their results in
advance. They have goals and tasks rather than mere hopes or

3. Exceptional self-direction. Winners are in charge of
their lives and chaos around them is just that -- other
people's chaos swirling around them, while they maintain an
inner calm. They are not lost or confused about their
values, their priorities, their direction or their most
important daily tasks.

4. Exceptional optimism. They see chaos as opportunity.
Chaos "stirs the pot" and opens doors. Rather than annoying
or frustrating them, they love it! On a wild and windy day,
a rainbow may appear at any moment and they are eager to
welcome it.

5. Exceptional Reserves. They take care of themselves. They
eat well, rest often, save and invest wisely and when
opportunity knocks, they are waiting to answer the door.
They operate from strength and stability, while a chaotic
world wreaks havoc on the competition.

6. Exceptional response-ability. Rather than reacting from
stress, anger, fear or anxiety, they see a magnificent,
ever-changing world and respond quickly to once-in-a-
lifetime opportunities. "Desperate" people react; winners

John Lennon observed that "life is what happens while you
were making other plans." Life will not wait until we are
ready or until we catch our breath. Winners learn to thrive
on chaos. They see and seize opportunities, and love the
wild ride. They recognize the risks and enjoy the drama,
while operating from a place of inner calm. In a world
swirling with change and chaos, winners keep their balance,
take care of themselves and focus on their goals.

4. Quotes of the Week

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

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

"Enthusiasm finds the opportunities, and energy makes the
most of them."
      -- Henry Hoskins"

"I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it."
      -- Jonathan Winters

5. Strictly Business:  Service Creates Profits

Making money is an interesting hobby. There is lots of money
in the world, the world is awash with it. There is more
money floating around, changing hands and making more people
wealthy than ever before. Some say our Government is
actually giving it away! And yet, most of us think of making
money as "hard."

Here's a simple rule: Making money is hard; being of service
is easy.

And here's the brilliant corollary: If you serve people,
they will give you money!

Too many business people go directly for the money and find
it awfully hard to attract and keep. Money does not want to
be trapped or tricked or corralled. Money is a reward for
the service we provide to others and in some strange way, it
flows to those who serve.

Are a good business plan, good people and good products
important? Of course! But the primary focus must be on
providing value and serving your customer. If you do that,
and do it with honesty and with style and enthusiasm, the
money will follow. It always has and always will.

We all prefer doing business with people we like and trust.
We prefer doing business with people who make things easy,
who serve us well, and who stand behind their product or
service, and do it with a warm smile and lots of grace.

Only rarely is a deal based primarily on price. I routinely
drive past businesses (grocery stores, lawyers, repair
shops) who might offer a lower price in order to do business
where I feel comfortable and have confidence in the service
I'll receive. I bet you're the same way and in business, you
want to use that to your advantage.

Find a way to provide extraordinary service and the money
will follow. That's been my experience and I trust it. I
think it'll work for you, too.

If you would like coaching to improve your bottom line and
the riches you get from both work and play, contact me.
Let's make the future far more profitable (and fun!) than
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Of course you do! The winners in life take time. They invest
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7. Humor:  Weird Brain Teaser

I debated about using this (and I'm sure I'll get a few
emails suggesting I should have debated still further...)
but I think it's amazing and really, really cool. Paul Vogt
sent me this particular example, but there are lots of other
examples of how the brain adapts, compensates and "finds a
way" in the most confusing situations. We humans are
AMAZING! I love it.

I think you'll be astonished at how easy it is to "read" the
paragraph below. Then, take a moment to pat yourself on the
back. Who knew! Folks, we are BRILLIANT problem

More Brain Stuff. From Cambridge University:

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd
What I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the
hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde
Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the
ltteers in a wrod are, the only iprmoatnt thing
is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit
pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can
sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae
the human mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,
but the word as a wlohe.

Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling
was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on !!


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

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

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