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Welcome to TIPS for Extraordinary Living!
Sunday, August 29, 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 Live a G.R.E.A.T. Life!
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business: You Gotta Love It!
6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7. Humor: Today’s Stock Market Report

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1. The One-Minute TIP

Set it as your minimum standard to have a G.R.E.A.T. life!
Set appropriate, value-driven Goals, measure your Results
and demand Excellence in all you do. Take the best, most
strategic Action you can, and repeat it over Time. You
deserve a G.R.E.A.T. life! Accept nothing less.

2. Welcome Notes

Last week, I celebrated summer and our Labor Day holiday
next week. Several people wrote to remind me that summer
isn't disappearing, it's simply moving south to give our
neighbors in the Southern Hemisphere the same blessings
we've enjoyed for weeks! I suppose we shouldn't be greedy.
Sharing is a good thing. But, I wouldn't be honest if I
didn't admit to lusting for just a few more of these long,
beautiful summer days.

One of the great things about fall, however, is the chance
to re-focus and take advantage of some fantastic trainings!
Isn't it time you made a bigger IMPACT in this world?! My
friend and colleague, Dr Mollie Marti, is sponsoring an
incredible event in Chicago, Oct 22-24. And if you register
fast, they'll even pick up your hotel costs! There's more
info in the Resources section, but check it out now! I hope
to see you there! 

And two quick reminders. With the coming of fall and the
shorter days, this is the perfect time to form your own
MasterMind group! A small group of like-minded, ambitious,
talented people can change the world! (Not to mention, your
business!) MasterMind groups are powerful, effective and
virtually free! Get info about how-to-do-it with my ebook

And if it's time to get really serious about achieving your
goals and ending the year strong, contact me about coaching!
Make this your best year ever! Coaching works! Every winner
in every phase of life has a coach. Behind every great
athlete, business leader or great entrepreneur (especially
in tough economic times) you'll always find a skilled mentor
or coach. Email me and let's get started! 

3: How to Live a G.R.E.A.T. Life!

Last week I wrote about maintaining a positive, optimistic
attitude. My sense was that many of us need a periodic
reminder to mind our attitudes, and apparently I hit the
nail on the head. The feedback was fantastic! Lots of people
wrote that while summer is wonderful, it has been a long,
dry spell of bad economic news and an unfortunate amount of
political diatribe.

There are lots of ways to maintain a positive attitude.
Personally, I love humor and a bit of mischief, great books,
exercise, time with friends (and my dog!), and I listen to
good audio programs almost every day. I find journaling
helps, and of course my coach keeps me focused and
productive. You probably have your own "best practices."
Remember to use them!

But a vital basis for all positive motivation is the deep-
down certainty that you are building and living a GREAT
life. I'm convinced a great life is no accident. It's not
about "luck" or good genes, or money or education or any of
that. A great life doesn't "just happen" for a few while
others are condemned to mediocrity. A GREAT life is the
elegant and delightful result of doing certain things, in
the right way, at the right time.

I've come up with a 5-step process that turns a G.R.E.A.T.
life into an acronym:

1. A GREAT life begins with GOALS. Few things in life are as
meaningful, exciting and powerful as the progressive
accomplishment of goals we truly desire. Powerful, value-
driven goals get us up in the morning, keep us focused, and
push us forward all day long. Whether it's a teenager's
desire for a date or a driver's license, a young couple's
desire for children, or the dream of starting your own
business, goals push, pull and drive us forward.

All of us have goals, whether we realize it or not. Winners
select their goals carefully, and write them down. They
develop specific plans for their achievement. Their goals
are well-thought-out and reflect the deepest desires of
their hearts. For many people, goals have a logical quality,
while for others goals are more about "direction" or
"purpose" or a general "vision." However you do it is fine!
The key is to know where you're going and how you'll get
there. A GREAT life starts with GOALS.

2. A GREAT life is focused on RESULTS. A great life doesn't
worry about whether things are easy or difficult. It's not
about the approval of others. A great life is focused on
getting important things done! It's about using your time,
skills, tools and talents to create the life your truly
want. It's about achieving the RESULTS that are important to

3. A GREAT life is about EXCELLENCE. A great life is not
about being average. It's is not built on mediocrity or
settling for second-best. A GREAT life is about having the
life, the relationships, the environment and circumstances
that make you feel fantastic! It's about being excellent in
every thing you do, every day. It's about being a person of
integrity, honesty, skill and achievement. Whether your
goals relate to parenting, business, fame or fortune, it's
about being a person of EXCELLENCE.

4. A GREAT life is based on ACTION. Nothing gets done until
something gets done! I know, that's a solipsism, but it's
also true. A great life is built! Clear thinking, careful
planning, and superb strategies are helpful, but in the end,
a great life is based on action that moves you in the
direction you want to go. Even poor or inefficient action
will move you forward. Take action! Take action every single
day that moves you toward the life you desire and deserve.

5. A GREAT life takes TIME. How much time depends on the
goal. Meditation can bring peace of mind in moments.
Training to run a marathon may take months, and building a
great marriage may take years. All goals require some level
of persistence over time. We are impatient creatures.
Americans are famous for our desire for "instant" solutions.
But the truth is that important goals, and a GREAT life, are
built over TIME.

Set it as your minimum standard to have a G.R.E.A.T. life!
Set appropriate, value-driven Goals, measure your Results
and demand Excellence in all you do. Take the best, most
strategic Action you can, and repeat it over Time. You
deserve a G.R.E.A.T. life! Accept nothing less.

I'm convinced this little acronym contains so much
power to transform lives that I reserved the domain,, and this fall I'll create a
website and a teleclass based on these ideas. Watch
for the announcement and join us in September!

4. Quotes of the Week

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the
right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
-- Theodore Roosevelt

"In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by
pressing the limits do you ever find them."
-- Dr. Joyce Brothers

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
-- Norman Vincent Peale

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human
being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind!"
-- William James

5. Strictly Business: You Gotta Love it!

A long time ago, I heard Jim Rohn talk about the necessity
to “love your work, every single day”. I’ve never forgotten

Jim was wise enough to know the distinction about “liking”
your work every day. Very few of us are fortunate enough to
enjoy every moment of every day on the job. Things go wrong.
People get cranky. Sometimes stress and tension and anxiety
are life’s way of telling us we are in the wrong line of
work, or it’s time to make some changes.

But those daily ups and downs are not the same thing as
“loving” your work.

I recently got an email from a friend who noted that his 13-
year old son can be “a handful, but we don’t love him
because it’s easy, we love him because we do.” Your
relationship with your career should be something like that.

Ultimately, your financial success is the result of “loving”
your work--nurturing it over time, going the extra mile,
doing it right whether anyone is watching or not. Love means
taking care of the details. Loving your work means investing
in your customers, investing in tools and skills and
resources. Ultimately, loving your work means investing in
your own future.

Whatever your job, profession, or business, love and sustain
it. Care for it and give it every chance to grow. There is
no other path to ultimate, long-term success.

And, for most of us, truly loving our work means having a
coach to help us be and do our best. Loving our careers or
our business means we don't "make it up as we go along." It
means we don't struggle or stubbornly beat our heads against
the wall! We get the best ideas, the best perspectives and
solutions and advice we can find. We love our work enough to
be the best! If revenue is down and tough times have you
discouraged, maybe it's time to take action, do something
different and get a coach (or a new coach)! Contact me and
let's talk about it.

6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

#1 Make an IMPACT--LIVE!
Launch into Fall -- Expand Your Results!
Oct 22-24, Chicago -- Be There!

I’m all about making sure you have tools and resources to
become the very BEST in every area of your life! (Especially
in business and wealth-creation!) So I am excited to tell
you about an opportunity to join my friends from Best Life
Design this October 22nd – 24th in Chicago!

The event delivers tremendous value on four tracks: Mindset,
Business Growth, Health & Wellness and Wealth Building. You
get two days filled with resources, skills, tools and
information -- and there is no extra charge for rubbing
elbows with brilliant people and gifted mentors! (Check out
the experts Mollie has assembled for this! You'll be
amazed!) You will absolutely leave with a clear, specific
action-plan to make a bigger difference in your world--and
your life!

Take action on this! Don't be left "wishing and hoping"--
that is NOT an effective strategy! Take out your calendar,
mark off October 22 – 24, purchase your ticket, and get
ready to take a BIG step forward in a way that truly
nourishes your life! 

#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 don’t know how or they fear
they wouldn’t know who to ask. Now, I’ve written the manual!
I’ve create a recipe so you can create your own MasterMind
whenever you wish! I’ve included suggestions for where, when
and how often to meet. I’ve 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 Make Your Website Work BETTER!
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
powerful, EASY to use, and they let me automate my
newsletter, my affiliate programs and my shopping cart, with
no hassle! I love this! And, you can use it for 30 days to
check it out. Highly recommended! (Full disclosure -- I earn
a commission if you sign up for 1Automation, but I've used
it for years and recommend it because it's worked really,
really well for me.)

7. Humor: Today’s Stock Market Report

Here’s some cute humor from a long-time subscriber who is
also becoming a regular source of humor and encouragement,
Stephen Hendren, from the UK. Thanks again, Stephen!

Today's Stock Market Report

Helium was up, feathers were down.
Paper was stationary.
Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading.
Knives were up sharply.
Cows steered into a bull market.
Pencils lost a few points.
Hiking equipment was trailing.
Elevators rose, while escalators continued their decline.
Weights were up in heavy trading.
Light switches were off.
Mining equipment hit rock bottom.
Diapers remain unchanged.
Shipping lines stayed at an even keel.
The market for raisins dried up.
Coca cola fizzled.
Caterpillar stock inched up a bit.
Sun peaked at midday.
Balloon prices were inflated.
Scott Tissue touched a new bottom.

I hope you chuckled as much as I did!


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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