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Welcome to TIPS for Extraordinary Living!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2. Welcome Notes
3. A Successful 2010 and a GREAT Life!
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business: Attracting Money (and Riches)
6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7. Humor: You Know Itís 2010 When...

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1. The One-Minute TIP

Get around and learn from winners. This is absolutely
essential! We tend to live like our "reference population,"
our friends and co-workers. We do what they do. We spend our
money, use our time, and solve our problems the way our
friends do. This is "normal." The key is to change your
reference population! Get around and learn from people who
live the way you WANT to live. Trust me, it'll "rub off on

2. Welcome Notes

First, Happy Easter to our subscribers around the world who
are celebrating this special day for Christians. May peace
and joy be with you.

Secondly, and on a personal note, thanks to those who sent
condolences to Mary and to me on the death of her mother. We
appreciate your thoughtfulness. Perhaps the most memorable
notes were from several people who shared times when they
were unable to attend memorials for their loved ones. Those
were very poignant.

Some were from folks who were serving in the military when
loved ones died and those were very moving. We can never
thank the men and women of our armed forces enough for their
sacrifice and service. Others were from people who were away
on business or at college when a parent died, and all were
powerful reminders that life is unpredictable. It's
important to tell folks we love them. It's important to show
it and to make time and room for our loved ones each day.
Life's short and there are no guarantees.

And, building on the idea of priorities, most people put
money and wealth way below family, but still fairly high on
their list. This month's Freebie describes the best system
for managing family finances and accumulating wealth I've
ever found. The concept has been around for generations,
because it really works! I hope you'll check it out and, as
always, it's free! All I ask is that you encourage friends,
family and colleagues to get their copy at: 

3: A Successful 2010 and a GREAT Life!

This week, I sent the April installment of our "Git 'er Done
in 2010" program to the dozens of people who signed up.
These people set goals in January and are determined to
achieve them THIS YEAR! They have decided that 2010 will be
their best year, ever! And I'm very proud of them!

I reminded them that March marked the end of the first
quarter. We are 25% of the way through the year and for many
goals -- from annual income and sales, to fitness and any
other goal that has a relatively linear progression -- you
should be 25% of the way there! So, how are you doing?

Are you 25% of the way to your most important goals for the
year? Have you lost weight or enjoyed time with the family
like you promised? Have you earned the income, made the
sales, read the books or attended the workshops you put on
"the list" back in January? I hope so!

My point is to encourage you to CELEBRATE, if you are on-
track! Staying true to your plan and keeping your
commitments in the dreary weeks of winter is not easy. If
you are on-time and on-budget and on-course, you deserve a
huge pat on the back! Here's to you!

Unfortunately, most people are behind schedule, off-track
and many have abandoned the goals they set in January. Time
has passed. They've been busy. Stuff happens. We get
interrupted, reality sets in and old patterns persist.
Whatever the cause, our goals are not achieved and life does
not change.

I'm not trying to be pessimistic and I'm certainly not
judging anyone! This is simply how life is much of the time.
The key is to acknowledge it, look it in the face and do
something about it.

As a coach, part of my job is to observe WHAT happens,
understand WHY it happens, and find SOLUTIONS so we can
change our "usual" results and achieve something
extraordinary. Here are a few of the themes I observe:

1. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while
expecting a different result." This old saying contains
tremendous truth. Many people set goals but don't design and
institute new patterns in order to get new results. They
have goals--many are passionate about them--but they are
unable or unwilling or have simply never considered changing
their lifestyle, their schedule, or their environment to
make new results possible.

2. Habits are powerful. The human brain loves patterns. We
tend to live our lives in familiar ways. This is a good
thing! It helps us make sense of a complex world! But, it
also limits us. Until we change our thinking, our behavior
and our relationships, the odds of achieving our goals are
very slim. To achieve your goals, you must think
differently! You must behave -- do things, use your time --
differently. Create and use powerful, positive new habits.

3. Human beings can do amazing things! Inside each of us is
enormous untapped potential. Climbing mountains, building
great enterprises, running for office or creating great art
is not (primarily) the result of rare, unusual talent. More
often, it is the result of a passionate commitment to
achievement. If others have done it, so can you.

4. Get around and learn from winners. This is absolutely
essential! We tend to live like our "reference population,"
our friends and co-workers. We do what they do. We spend our
money, use our time, and solve our problems the way our
friends do. This is "normal." The key is to CHANGE YOUR
REFERENCE POPULATION! Get around and learn from people who
don't live the way you currently do, but who, instead, live
the way you desire to live. Trust me, it'll "rub off on

I have three very practical, affordable options to get
around and learn from winners. You can do this!

****  Join our Git 'er Done in 2010 program! It's
inexpensive, requires no travel, and it gives you monthly
tools, reminders and inspiration to focus on your goals,
stay the course and get results this year! It's not too
late! You can do this. Sign up at: 

****  Join us for the World Class Life Conference in May!
We give you tools, techniques, role-models and encouragement
to develop powerful strategies to achieve your most important
goals! And unlike many conferences that only expose you to
ideas, we also give you time, space and a magnificent
setting in which to apply them. This is powerful! Sign up

****  Consider personal coaching. This is a bit more
expensive and requires time, effort and commitment on your
part, but the personal attention and customized solutions
are unbeatable. Every winner--from athletes to business
leaders, to individuals who design and live a GREAT life--
has a coach. Can you imagine a senior politician without
personal advisors? Or a successful executive without a
coach? Of course not! Coaching works and it is essential to
be your best. Contact me at: 

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 power."
     -- 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: Attracting Riches (and Money)

Making money is an interesting hobby. There is lots of money
in the world and the world is awash with it. There is more
money floating around, changing hands and making people
wealthy than ever before. And yet, most of us work very hard
trying to find a way to attract more of it.

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

And here's the brilliant corollary: If you can serve enough
people, they will give you money out of gratitude.

Too many business people go directly for the money and find
it awfully hard to get ahead. 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.

Of course you need a good business plan, good people and
good products! But the primary focus must be on providing
value and serving your customer. If you do that, and do it
with honesty, 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 an easy 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 have confidence in the quality 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 quality of life you experience in both work and play,
contact me. Let's make the future far more profitable (and
fun!) than the past. I'm at:

6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

#1 The 15th Annual World Class Life Conference
May 20-22nd 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

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:

#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 donít know how or they fear
they wouldnít know who to ask. Now, Iíve written the manual!
Iíve create a recipe so you can create your own MasterMind
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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?
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. They
all worked (sort of), 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
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it for years and recommend it because it's worked really,
really well for me.)

7. Humor: You Know Itís 2010 When...

Long-time subscriber, Moreah, sent these along and Iím not
sure if theyíre funny or sad, or merely signs of the times.
They made me chuckle and they reminded me to slow down just
a bit. I hope you enjoy them!

You know itís 2010 whenÖ

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family
of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and
family is that they changed their e-mail addresses.

6. You go home after a long day at work you still answer the
phone in a business manner.

7. When you make phone calls from home, you accidentally
dial "9" to get an outside line.

8. You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for
three different companies.

10. You learn about your redundancy on the 11 o'clock news.

11. Your boss doesn't have the ability to do your job.

12. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone
to see if anyone is home.

13. Every commercial on television has a website at the
bottom of the screen.

14. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you
didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life,
is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go get it.

15. You get up in the morning and go online before getting
your coffee.

16. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. :)

17. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

18. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to
forward this message.

19. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

20. You actually scrolled back up to see if there was a #9
on this list, AND NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.


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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