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Welcome to TIPS for Extraordinary Living!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2. Welcome Notes
3. What's Your Plan for Success?
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business: Marketing With Attraction
6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7. Humor: This Has Gotta Gogh!

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1. The One-Minute TIP

The New Science of Success requires that you have a plan to
achieve your most important goals. Trump Tower is the result
of a goal, a high level of motivation, and a detailed plan.
Oprah and Bill Gates, and that successful cousin of yours,
all have plans, budgets, schedules and benchmarks for every
new project they take on. So should you.

2. Welcome Notes

As you read this, Mary and I will be driving across the mid-
west to the World Class Life conference in Wisconsin. On
Sunday, we are scheduled to cross eastern Colorado into
Nebraska and I suspect the immense country will be freshly
planted with thousands of acres of wheat, corn and perhaps
soybeans. With any luck the sky will be brilliant azure blue
and the air will be hot and windy.

America is a magnificent place and every few years we try to
drive through big pieces of it. We find it relaxing and
rejuvenating. Obviously, these long drives don't suit
everyone, but whatever big, audacious projects inspire and
renew you, be sure to take time for them! Whether it's a
hike in the wilderness or two weeks in Paris, or diving the
Great Barrier Reef, make it happen. You're worth it!

When we get home, I'll resume the monthly Freebies we've
been doing the past year or so. I expect to do some writing
while we're in Green Lake, and I'll share the results with
you. Until then, you can still get your copy of the free
report, Wealth Made Simple at:

As always, my only request is that you encourage your
friends, family and colleagues to sign up for their own
copy. I'd love to see thousands of people benefit from this
thing, but that requires your help. Please "pass it on!"

3: What's Your Plan for Success?

" A goal without a plan is just a pipedream." I've used that
quote many times in my work with hundreds of clients.

This is the fifth week in a series on The New Science of
Success. You can read the earlier articles on my website at: 

Success and achievement are a science. They are the result
of specific methods and tools that anyone can learn, and in
fact, ARE mastered by most of us when we are adequately
motivated. (See last week's article.) Each of us have
achieved extraordinary success in our lives. We have set
goals that were important to us, developed plans and
budgets, learned the skills, devoted the time, energy and
discipline to achieve our goals, and ultimately passed the
test to get our driver's license. We even talked our parents
into letting us borrow the car -- and we did all that as
mere teenagers!

We've learned to ride a bike, date, get into school, perhaps
buy and sell stocks or real estate. We've learned to play
poker or bake a birthday cake for someone special. We've
learned to plan a vacation, mastered the obscure intricacies
of an iPod or assembled a swing set for the kids.

Each of us has a history of specific, methodical success. We
have achieved goals that were important to us, and mostly
we've done it on time and on budget.

And yet. And yet when it comes to the "big" goals or the
"big" transformations in life, many of us remain stuck and

We want to change our personality, save for the future,
start a business, go back to school or move to Australia and we
seem to make little or no progress. From year to year, our
weight, health and fitness levels remain about the same. We
want to up-grade our home, but we stay where we are. We want
more money or a promotion, but find it "hard." What's going on?

The New Science of Success says the likely culprit is an
inadequate plan.

The plan always comes first. Whether we are learning to walk
(the plan is to try and try again…until!) or sailing the
world after retiring at age 50, the key is a plan that has a
high likelihood of success. Adequate plans include a list of
skills to be mastered, and mentors to teach us. They include
a budget for time, energy, money and extra time to recover
from "mid-course corrections."

A goal without a plan is just a pipedream! I recently talked
with a woman who lives in rural Wisconsin. For most of her
life she's dreamed of going to college to becoming a science
teacher, preferably on U.S. military bases overseas. She's
come to our World Class Life conference a couple of times,
invested in other workshops, listened to audio programs, and
even started a MasterMind group, "although it quickly became
just a ladies chat group." And little has changed.

What's going on? She has no plan! There's no budget. She
hasn't applied for scholarships or aid programs. She isn't
taking courses part-time, even though there's a branch of
the University of Wisconsin only a few minutes from her
home. She hasn't systematically borrowed books from the
library to prepare herself. Her husband supports her, but
there is no agreement for him to cook, clean, tend the kids
or allow time for her to study. In short, she's spent time
and money, effort and heartache on a dream, but has no
strategy for success.

No wonder it isn't happening for her! (We've talked and I
have permission to share her story without naming her.)

Compare that to a guy named Kheen, who knocked on my door
several years ago and announced he was going to build a sub-
division on 27 acres across the road. He pointed out where
the roads would be, knew the number of lots, the spec homes
he would build to get the neighborhood started, and how to
get the permits and funding he would need. He had a plan. He
KNEW the future in advance! (And, in about 18 months, he
pulled it off. I estimate he made about 3 million dollars,
although that's a guess.)

There's a wonderful quote from Walt Disney: "If you can
dream it, you can do it." I believe that, but with a vital
caveat -- you need a plan. You need a strategy, a system or
map or a recipe.

Every building project requires blueprints. Every cake
requires a recipe. Every business loan requires a business
plan. Every little kid has a plan to stay up late, even if
the plan is just to whine and argue until Mom or Dad gives

The New Science of Success requires that you have a plan to
achieve your most important goals. Trump Tower is the result
of a goal, a high level of motivation, and a detailed plan.
Oprah and Bill Gates, and that successful cousin of yours,
all have plans, budgets, schedules and benchmarks for every
new project they take on. So should you.

4. Quotes of the Week

"A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and
a deadline."
-- Harvey Mackay

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your
strength lies."
-- Mother Teresa

"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds
from the achievement of one's values."
-- Ayn Rand

"We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our
imagination of ourselves. The greatest tragedy that can befall
us is to go unimagined."
-- N. Scott Momaday

5. Strictly Business: Marketing With Attraction

This week, I was reminded of a quote from one of my mentors,
Thomas Leonard, who observed that, “People love to buy
things, but almost no one wants to be sold.”

Thousands of people are eager to buy what you sell. They
want the benefits, the convenience, the comfort or prestige
that you can provide. Human beings are an “acquisitive”
bunch. We want stuff!

Of course, consumerism can be abused, but buying and selling
is the process that creates the life (and the lifestyle) we
all want. The “desire to acquire” goes deep, and it’s a good

So, if you aren’t making as many sales as you would like,
let me suggest that the problem is not with your customers,
but with you. The problem is likely one of the following:

1. Not enough potential customers know about you or that
your product could enrich their lives. This is a marketing
problem, and as a business leader it is your job to solve
it. Let people know! Get out there and get in the game!

2. Or, the other possibility, is that you’re trying too
hard to “sell.”

Personally, I have a deep-seated aversion to being “sold”
anything. But people are eager to buy benefits! They buy
solutions to their problems. They buy things that make their
lives better, easier, simpler, healthier or more comfortable.
They buy stuff that makes them happy. And they buy from
people they know and like and trust.

If enough people “know and like and trust” you, they will
listen when you offer a product or service that will make
their lives better. If they “know and like and trust” you,
they will flock to your door and you’ll make all the sales
you need.

6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

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7. Humor: This Has Gotta Gogh!

The following puns are truly awful, I fear some will be
offensive, and they’ve been around for a long time. And,
poor twisted soul that I am, they still made me laugh and so
I’m passing them along. My friend, Bill Barrows, sent them
to me and after resisting as long as I could (I can hear the
groans already), I decided to pass them along. I hope you
enjoy them!

Van Gogh Family Tree

His dizzy aunt ---------------------------------Verti Gogh

The brother who ate prunes ---------------------Gotta Gogh

The brother who worked at a convenience store --Stop n Gogh

The grandfather from Yugoslavia ----------------U Gogh

The cousin from Illinois -----------------------Chica Gogh

His magician uncle -----------------------------Where-diddy Gogh

His Mexican cousin -----------------------------Amee Gogh

The Mexican cousin's American half-brother -----Gring Gogh

The nephew who drove a stage coach--------------Wells-far Gogh

The constipated uncle --------------------------Can't Gogh

The ballroom dancing aunt ----------------------Tang Gogh

The bird lover uncle ---------------------------Flamin Gogh

His nephew psychoanalyst -----------------------E Gogh

The fruit loving cousin ------------------------Man Gogh

An aunt who taught positive thinking -----------Way-to-Gogh

The little bouncy nephew -----------------------Poe Gogh

A sister who loved disco -----------------------Go Gogh

His niece who lives in a motor-home ------------Winnie Bay Gogh

Well, there you Gogh!


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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