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Welcome to TIPS for Extraordinary Living!
Sunday, July 25, 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 Achieve Any Goal
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business: Who Are Your Mentors?
6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7. Humor: My Spell Chequer and Eye

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1. The One-Minute TIP

Chart your own course. Decide what you want and the life you
prefer, then focus your time, energy and effort to that end.
Use the resources available and create a Personal Eco-
System(tm) that supports you perfectly, then simply out-
work, out-perform and out-last the competition. There are no
alternatives. Extraordinary achievement is the result of
those four simple steps.

2. Welcome Notes

I've been told Mary and I don't take enough formal
vacations, and perhaps that's true. We would enjoy more long
trips, cruises or tours. But one thing we do really, really
well is take magnificent day-trips. We've mastered the art
of days on the Oregon coast, picnics in the mountains, and
visiting museums and galleries (and waterfront park!) in

This week, we took a day trip to the village of Sisters,
Oregon. We drove over Old Hwy 242, which is closed much of
the year due to snow. We took Tucker and let him run in the
woods, play in the lakes, and get thoroughly filthy. We had
sandwiches by a rocky stream, and enjoyed snow-covered
mountains. The cost was minimal, mostly for gas, and the
memories are priceless.

Don't let summer get away from you. Take the day, have some
fun, enjoy yourself. And remember, it's not playing hooky if
your doctors insists you "must" lower your blood pressure or
reduce stress. (At least, that's my story and I'm sticking
to it!)

And two brief business notes. Last week I mentioned that my
ebook on creating, running and benefitting from MasterMind
groups has really taken off! Frankly, I'm not sure why it's
suddenly become so popular, but folks have downloaded more
copies this month than in maybe the past year! Get it!
MasterMind groups are the single best tools I know to
setting and achieving your goals. Get your copy at:

Also, with school starting in just a few weeks, I've got a
couple openings for new coaching clients. If it's time for
you to work with a professional, improve your focus, your
efficiency and your results, let's talk about it! The
initial discussion is free and the rewards could be

3: How to Achieve Any Goal

Each of us has the potential to achieve far more than we
have yet imagined. Humans use only a tiny percentage of our
potential. We waste time, we get distracted, we "spin our
wheels", and we get frustrated. Yes, we do accomplish many
and wonderful things, but it's still only a small portion of
what we are capable of achieving.

At the same time, we also know that some people accomplish
vastly more than the average person. I find it humbling that
so many of our leaders in business, politics and
entertainment are so young! President Obama is only 49!
(Even more astonishing to me is that Bill Gates is retired!
To me, he's still that kid who dropped out of Harvard to
play with computers!)

For me it's sobering that after setting so many world
records, Amelia Earhart was only 39 when she disappeared
over the Pacific. Oprah rose to prominence in her 20's!
Donald Trump is 64 now, but while he was still in college he
cleared $6 million (!) on an apartment complex he renovated.

What are the secrets to that level of achievement?

After studying thousands of highly effective people over the
past 20 years, I believe it comes down to only four critical
essentials. Here they are:

1. Self Direction. Self direction is the key to ultimate
freedom! It means taking charge of your life, being an adult
and deciding how you want to live your life. It means you
are not dependent on circumstances or convenience or other
people's opinions. It is choosing your own course, taking
responsibility and going in the direction YOU have chosen.
It means doing what makes sense in the long run, rather than
what is popular or comfortable or easy. Self direction is
the first essential for massive, extraordinary levels of
personal success.

2. Effective Resource Allocation. High achievers don't
waste time, squander relationships, or "wish their lives
away." They use their talents and abilities wisely. They
focus their efforts on their most important next steps.

We have limited resources. There are only 24 hours in a day,
and we have limited stamina and strength. High achievers
concentrate their best efforts on their most important
projects. They are very careful about time, knowing that
when today is over, it's gone forever. They make careful
choices about money, knowing that once spent, it's gone
forever, but invested wisely, it can create fortunes. High
achievers use resources wisely.

3. Environmental Perfection. We respond to our
surroundings and high achievers create environments that
support them perfectly, all day long, every single day. They
care about their offices, and they take care of their
bodies. They dress well and keep their tools sharp and well-

There is a reason extraordinarily successful people have
elegant offices, and live orderly, structured, simple lives.
These are the habits that make them successful!

4. Hard Work. Extremely successful people work harder than
the rest of us. Yes, sometimes they simply work more hours
and stay more focused, but it's also the subtle things. They
pay attention and actually listen to the people they meet.
They network effectively. They read and use what they learn
to achieve better outcomes. They get more done!

Self-made millionaires routinely work 50, 60 or more hours
per week. Often they are doing work they love so it doesn't
feel like "work" in the traditional sense, but they show up
early, they stay late, and they work all day long. They take
care of the "little things" and it shows up in the quality
of their results, and in their bank accounts at the end of
the year.

Chart your own course. Decide what you want and the life you
prefer, then focus your time, energy and effort to that end.
Use the resources available and create a Personal Eco-
Systemô that supports you perfectly, then simply out-
work, out-perform and out-last the competition. There are no
alternatives. Extraordinary achievement is the result of
those four simple steps.

4. Quotes of the Week

"The question is not whether we will die, but how we will
-- Joan Borysenko

"It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the
limits to our abilities do not exist."
-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent
or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in
the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is
what we do."
-- John Ruskin

5. Strictly Business: Who Are Your Mentors?

Who shows you the ropes, teaches you the tricks and
encourages you when things go wrong? Who shows you the way?

Over and over again, I'm struck that the real winners in
life always stand on the shoulders of those who went ahead
of them. Winners ALWAYS have mentors! They learn from the
experts and benefit from the success of others.

Sometimes they have a personal coach--and as a coach, I
think that's a good thing! But often they have informal
relationships with men and women who will teach them.
Sometimes, mentoring comes in the form of a "MasterMind"
group or team.

One of my most valuable sources of information are the
seminars, workshops and lectures I attend every year. I
remember hearing a colleague say he wouldn't attend anymore
seminars "because they cut the budget and (his employer)
won't pay for it anymore." How terribly short-sighted!

The cost of workshops is nothing! The cost of travel,
tuition and hotels is NOTHING if you learn one new idea or
avoid one mistake. The chance to rub shoulders with the best
and brightest in your field is priceless! Just do it!

Double (or triple!) your budget for books and seminars, for
coaching and teaching. Call the most successful people you
know and buy them lunch! Take them to the best restaurant
you can afford, and pick their brains. Hire a coach. Are
there seminars you "might" attend this year? Register now!
Make sure you get the "helping hand" you need to achieve
your goals and create the life you truly want!

If it's time for you to work with a professional coach to
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7. Humor: My Spell Chequer and Eye

This little ditty has been around for a while, and I think I
used it a long time ago, but when it showed up again this
week, I couldn't wait to pass it along. Some people are
incredibly clever and whoever put this together has my
undying respect Ė itís a talent I can only envy. Enjoy!

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew


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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