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Welcome to TIPS for Extraordinary Living!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2. Welcome Notes
3. Four Essentials of Every Day Winners
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business:  Why Are You in Business?
6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7. Humor:  Creative Daffynitions

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1. The One-Minute TIP

There are hundreds of books and programs on the "secrets"
to success. What strikes me is not the differences or
insights from one program to another, but the profound
difference in who attends! The public library is open to
everyone, but only a few take advantage of it. The
workshops are open to all, but only 4% of Americans attend
even one conference per year! You should be one of them.

2. Welcome Notes

First thing -- I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day
and a productive week. While most of the U.S. has had far
too much snow and a harsh winter, our winter has been
surprisingly mild. I tend to ignore sports scores and
weather forecasts, so I may not be a reliable source about
"the winter" but we do have little blue flowers coming up
and on our walk this morning, Tucker and I saw a magnificent
flowering tree glowing with white blossoms. The daffodils
can't be far behind! Whoopee!

And, a note about Valentine's treats. Mary gave me a box of
chocolate-covered strawberries that were incredible! I
don't know anything about Shari's Berries except that our
berries arrived on time and they were amazing! While they
must have cost a bunch (I'm assuming), we certainly enjoyed
them. The package says they came from: 

If you haven't requested your Freebie of the Month, my "101
Most Romantic Things
," get your copy today! It's free, it's
fun, and you never know what might happen. One father sent
a very cool email saying that while most of the ideas are
definitely for lovers, it encouraged him to be more active
in creating memories with his children. He talked about
doing more father-son lunches and family trips together. I
thought that was fantastic! Get your copy (and send your
friends and family) at: 

Finally, I send very few "solo" emails each year so it was
nice that the response to Thursday's mailing about our
World Class Life Conference was very positive! People
appreciated the reminder and many of you took action!
This is the last year for this amazing and empowering
event. If you haven't attended, or if you're one of many
who are eager to come back again, check your calendar and
sign up this week. We meet May 20-22nd, It's a life-
changing event. If you "should" attend, act now!
Register at: 

3: Four Essentials of Every Day Winners

This week I had a series of conversations that drove home
the absolute reality that there are clear differences
between the winners and losers in life.

I know some folks object to classifying people as winners
or losers, and of course no honest, hard-working person is
ever truly a "loser." I don't want to be mean or harsh
about that.

But facts are facts. Some people make better decisions, get
better results, achieve more and enjoy more happiness than
other people. And, the shocking thing is that we all know
it has nothing to do with talent, education, money, parents
or background. Sure, on the margins those things play a
small part, but we all know people who came to this country
with nothing and did well in every sense of the world. They
got an education, did work they enjoyed, earned a living
and raised a loving family. In short, starting from nothing
and with the odds against them, they did well. I call them

And others start with tons of apparent advantages in terms
of background, education, talent or whatever, and manage to
create lives of chaos, pain and frustration. I call them
losers because they never seem to figure out how to manage
their own lives.

This week, I talked with some amazing people who started
with little or nothing and found ways to make huge
differences in this world. I also talked with people who
were eager to tell me about the wonderful things they've
had in their lives, but they were asking for help because
they've pretty much messed it all up.

What are the differences? Many books have been written and
I suspect there is more to it that this, but let me list
four observations:

1. Winners live orderly lives. Losers seem to focus on
"bright, shiny objects" while winners seem more organized,
more structured. Losers seem more impulsive, while winners
are more likely to ponder, seek advice, ask experts, make
plans and build slowly. I suspect losers live faster, more
dramatic or exciting lives, and I suspect winners are
quieter, even somewhat boring people. You can go for drama
and excitement, or the satisfaction of success. Winners
choose wisely.

2. Winners know themselves. Winners know the two or three
things they value. They know their priorities and are very
slow to change them. Losers seem more passionate and more
quixotic in their quest for the next big thing. They seem
to run hot-and-cold, flushed with excitement one moment,
disappointed the next, then quickly moving to something
new. Winners seem more stable, more focused, more reliable.

3. Winners read. I've noted this many times and I love the
quote that "those who do not read are no better off than
those who cannot read." I'm constantly struck that losers
don't have time or patience or opportunity to read, while
winners are constantly learning new things. They read
history and biography, novels, magazines, business and
science fiction. Winners learn from other people's
experience and ideas. Losers seem to reinvent the wheel
every day.

4. Winners hang with winners. I believe it was Jim Rohn who
observed that "you are the average of the five people you
spend the most time with." Winners are picky about their
friends. They choose their associates -- friends and
colleagues, organizations and even neighborhoods -- very
carefully. Losers are more eclectic in their choices. They
may be more "inclusive" but it seems to distract them and
lower their results. Winners watch and learn from people
who are slightly ahead of them in terms of success.

There are hundreds of books, audio and video programs,
workshops, classes and conferences on the secrets to
success. What strikes me is not the differences or insights
from one program to another, but the profound difference in
who attends! The public library is open to everyone, but
only the few take advantage of it. The workshops are open
to all, but only about 4% of Americans attend even one
conference per year! You should be one of them.

Take charge and create the life you truly want. In many
ways, a successful life is far easier, simpler and vastly
more pleasant than a life of chaos and failure! Get where
it's good! Read what winners read! Do what winners do! This
is not difficult or mysterious. Go for the best!

Hang out with the best people and get the best
ideas in a rich, stimulating environment! Go where
it's good! Clarify your goals, affirm your priorities,
and develop powerful strategies to "get there!" Join
us for the 15th Annual World Class Life Conference. 

4. Quotes of the Week

"Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the
natural consequence of consistently applying the basic
-- Jim Rohn

"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream
things that never were and ask why not."
-- George Bernard Shaw

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

"Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is
about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can
-- Harriet Rubin

5. Strictly Business:  Why Are You in Business?

This week, I had the chance to speak to SCORE, a group of
retired business people who volunteer their time to mentor
new entrepreneurs. We talked about the need for business
skills, about the power of mentoring and the fact that we
all learn from those who have gone before us.

But the most important thing we talked about was the need
to "make a real and lasting difference."

Many entrepreneurís see their bottom line as the ultimate
gauge of their success, and every business must make a
profit! But successful businesses know that money is only
one measure of success. To grow your business and make the
bottom line look even better, you need a more fundamental
measure: Are you serving satisfied customers?

The most important measure for any business is how well
they satisfy their customers. If youíre customers love the
work you do, you can find a way to make money. You can cut
costs, raise prices, change markets, or leverage your
products in a new way. But, it all begins with a satisfied

Successful businesses have raving fans! Successful
businesses thrive on repeat business, on referrals and
positive word-of-mouth. Successful entrepreneurs know that
keeping a customer is far easier, cheaper and more
satisfying than advertising to attract a new customer.

How satisfied are your customers? Are you giving them what
they need and (more importantly) are you giving them what
they want? Do they come back? Do they send their friends,
colleagues and neighbors? If they do, youíll succeed, but
if not, youíll need to make changes.

One of the most important things I do as a coach is to help
business leaders clarify their most important work. In the
midst of being busy, being stressed and being responsible,
we can lose track of who we are, where we're going and the
best way to "get there." Coaching helps! Email me at:

6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

#1 The 15th Annual World Class Life Conference
May 11-13th 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: 

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Every winning athlete, and successful business person has a
team of experts behind them. How would you like a team of
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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 donít know how or they fear
they wouldnít know who to ask. Now, Iíve written the
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MasterMind whenever you wish! Iíve included suggestions for
where, when and how often to meet. Iíve even included
simple scripts to get you started. Check it out!

If success is important to you, you deserve a MasterMind
group to help you get there. Click for more info.

#3 Got a Website?
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Over the years, I've paid lots of money for shopping carts,
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7. Humor:  Creative Daffynitions

This week Jennifer K. sent me this list. I've seen most of
them before, but some were new and all gave me a chuckle.
As I get older, I continue to be blessed and amazed by the
creativity some people have! My mind doesn't tend to think
in terms of puns and word-plays, so I doubly appreciate
those who do. Thanks, Jennifer! (If you find humor like
this, please share the wealth!)

A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now
growing in the middle.

A place where women curl up and dye.

Someone who is fed up with people.

The only animals you eat before they are born and after
they are dead.

A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.

Mud with the juice squeezed out.

Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.

A person who will never tell a lie if the truth will do
more damage.

Cold Storage.

Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.

An insect that makes you like flies better.

Grape with a sunburn.

Something you tell to one person at a time.

A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.

The pain that drives you to extraction.

One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.

An honest opinion openly expressed.

Something other people have. You have character lines.


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

Philip E. Humbert, PhD,
Resources for Success!(tm)
President, The Philip E. Humbert Group, Inc.

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