Free Newsletter      
               
Site Search Tool
 
 


Author - Speaker
Personal Success Strategist!

Coaching to Achieve Your Goals and 
Live Your Dreams!

 

Free!
The Keys to Success eCourse!
Receive a lesson every-other day for two weeks.
No commitment.  No hassle.  No cost!  
Click Here!


Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, October 6, 2002
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
Visit our website at: http://www.philiphumbert.com


Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2. Welcome Notes
3. Success is in The List
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business:  Eliminate the Bottlenecks!  
6. Resources You Can Use:  Tools for Your Success
7. Humor: Weird Signs 

TIP's is sent only to those who have requested it.
We value your privacy and we never rent, sell, or share
our mailing list with anyone. To Subscribe, Unsubscribe,
or Change your subscription, see the end of this issue or
use the form at our website. Do NOT reply to his email.


============================================
1. The One-Minute TIP

Nothing is more important to your ultimate success than
living your life, and spending each day, the way you truly
want to. Success is achieved not by doing extraordinary
things, but by doing ordinary things extraordinarily well,
day by day, every day. What's on your Daily List?

============================================
2. Welcome Notes

It looks like fall has well and truly come to Oregon, with
rain, cooler temperatures and the trees turning colors.
It's dark when Cody and I go for our walk in the morning,
but even worse, Mary and I can't sit on the deck and watch
the stars come out in the evening, so we've taken to sitting
by the fireplace. It's nice and relaxing, and much warmer
than outside in the rain, but it's just not the same!
Fortunately, the fall colors are brilliant, and our oak and
maple trees are beautiful!

The most important announcement this week is that Tuesday
is your last chance to take The Road to Riches class this
year. There are only 4 spaces left, and you can register here.

The current Fall, 2002, issue of "Money" magazine has a
great article to help you assess your financial situation. It's a
quiz with solid information about planning, saving and investing.
The article begins on Page 61, and I hope you'll get a copy
at your local newsstand, take the quiz, and see where you
stand. And, if it's time to take charge of your finances,
understand how money works and get on the road to your own
financial goals, I hope you'll join us! The class meets on
Tuesday evenings, on the phone. It's easy, it's powerful,
and it works!

For more info, and to sign up, visit:
www.philiphumbert.com/Riches.htm

Remember, you are always encouraged to forward TIP's to
anyone who might enjoy it. Your recommendation is how we
grow. Just hit the "Forward" button on your email, and
send it to as many folks as you'd like. Thanks!


============================================
3:  Success is in The List

In the movie, "Schindler's List", about Oscar Schindler's
heroic effort to save thousands of Jews from the Nazis
during World War II, there is a line that says, "the list
is life". Any person whose name was on the list, was
saved. Their value and contribution were recognized. They
were safe.

Many people have discovered the value and contribution of a
daily "to do" list. By organizing and writing down your
daily tasks, you achieve far greater productivity and
success. There is no question. A daily "To Do" list is
vital for your success.

But there is an even more profound List you need to know
about. It's an idea that has simplified my life, clarified
my goals, organized my thinking, enhanced my health, made
me money, and enriched my life. And, it has nothing
whatever to do with a list of daily errands or minor
projects.

I'm talking about a "Daily List". My current list has 10
items on it, but over the years it has varied between six
and twelve items that I am committed to doing every single
day. The list keeps me focused, reminds me of my
priorities, and organizes my day every morning.

I have a copy of my current list on nice card-stock on my
bathroom mirror, another copy scrawled on my desk-blotter,
and a copy taped to the dash of my truck. The point is
that I see the list often, in various formats, but always
with the same reminder: First Things First!

Tony Robbins says that most of us "major in minor things",
and it's true. We get caught in our daily chores, our
daily projects and errands. We focus on the trivial
distractions of life, and lose ourselves in the process.

Only rarely do we think about who we are, what we value,
and where we are going. Only rarely does life invite us to
slow down, think about the big picture, design our lives,
and be certain our choices actually reflect our deepest values.

My Daily List is designed to do precisely that. Every few
months, I take an afternoon to re-think and review where
I'm going. I scan my goals, and my recent past, to see if
they match. Then, I look for a handful of daily disciplines
that will take me in the direction I want to go. I write
them down, make a few copies, and post them where I will
see - and READ - them every day. The point is to be
CERTAIN that I am reminded of the big picture every single day.

Here's my current list - not that you should copy it, but
as an example:

1. Meditate and journal
2. Exercise, stretch, eat well and floss
3. Read, learn, grow - personal development comes first
4. Write, create & produce value-added stuff
5. Enhance the Romance (marriage enrichment)
6. Maintain the nest (pick-up, fix-up, neatness counts)
7. Expand my network; strengthen my community
8. Serve my customers
9. Monitor, maintain and grow the biz
10. Dream, clarify, plan and commit to my preferred future

What items are on, or should be on, your Daily List?

A short list placed where you'll see it often, in formats
that will catch your eye and make you smile and remind you
to focus on your most important items is powerful. And,
after a while, if you notice you aren't reading it any
more, change it! Re-word it, re-write it, up-date it so
it's current and the language again has the power to
energize your day.

Nothing is more important to your ultimate success than
living your life, and spending each day, the way you truly
want to. Success is achieved not by doing extraordinary
things, but by doing ordinary things extraordinarily well,
day by day, every day. What's on your Daily List?


============================================
4. Quotes of the Week

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the
master calls a butterfly."
                                   -- Richard Bach

"Ideals are like stars. We may never reach them, but we
use them to chart our course."
                                   -- Unknown

"It is yourself that must constantly be transforming. You
cannot bring the same stale self to the world and expect
the world to be new for you."
                                   -- Deepak Chopra


============================================
5. Strictly Business:  Eliminate the Bottlenecks! 

In any process, there is an upper limit to your results,
and the limit is always the same: A bottleneck.

In watering your garden, the smallest point in the line
limits how much water passes through the hose. The
bottleneck may be the valve on the side of your house, the
diameter of the hose, the little washer inside the joint,
or the nozzle on the end. Wherever the bottleneck occurs,
it limits the flow through the entire hose, and the solution
is always the same: increase the flow at that one
critical point, and the results are instant and dramatic!

The same thing is true in business and in your career.

No matter how smart or skilled or passionate you are, there
is always one critical point, one item that limits you more
than all the others combined! Fix it, and like the flow of
water through your hose, the results are amazing!

Here are 3 common bottlenecks:

1. Not Acting as a Business. Many professionals and
entrepreneurs have a dream, not a business. They work
without focus, and without results. For tax purposes, the
government makes a distinction between a hobby (no matter
how hard you work at it), and a business. Customers can
tell the difference, too. The bottleneck is lack of
clarity. Work the business!

2. Ineffective Marketing. If you aren't getting enough new
customers, the bottleneck is in your marketing process.
Find a way to let more people know about your business.
Everyone wants great service at a fair price. Help them
find you!

3. Inadequate Value Added. To achieve unusual success, you
must transform casual customers into life-long partners.
If people are trying your product or service, but don't
become repeat customers, something is wrong. It may be a
skill problem, a pricing problem, or a delivery problem,
but it must be fixed!

What are the bottlenecks that hold you back? Find them,
and fix them. You can not afford to allow one small
"pinch" to limit on your potential. Eliminate the
bottlenecks!


============================================
6. Resources You Can Use:

The Road to Riches
by Dr Philip E. Humbert

In the richest time in history, millions live from
paycheck to paycheck. We work hard and make more than
ever, but see our retirement and 401(k) plans shrink, and
wonder what's going on. Many of us struggle with debt,
student loans and the cost of college for our kids. And
yet, all around us, some people know how money works. They
do things a little bit differently, and that little bit
makes all the difference. You can get control! You can
master money and put it to work FOR you, rather than your
always working for money. This class has made all the
difference for hundreds of people, and the last series of
the year begins this Tuesday. Take action, and do it NOW!
Isn't it time you took charge of your financial future?
To register, visit:  www.philiphumbert.com/Riches.htm


World Class Business Seminar
With Michael Angier

Most TIP's subscribers own or run a business, or want to,
and this is THE 2-day conference that can take your
business from good to great, to...WORLD CLASS! World Class
businesses are more profitable. They are more fun. They
have clear and vital leadership, elegant business models,
and superb execution. They support their owners, their
employees and their customers in ways that the vast
majority of businesses simply don't. And in that, World
Class Businesses have almost no competition! This
conference is not "cheap", but it is a fantastic bargain!
I attended last spring in Palm Springs, and am eager to
participate again. I hope you'll join us.  For info and to
register, visit:
  www.philiphumbert.com/wcb.htm 


Build Your Ideal Professional Practice in 90 Days
By David Steele

My friend and colleague, David Steele, has written the
definitive guide to marketing your professional practice
and running a small office. Most professionals love their
work and do a superb job for their clients. And,
unfortunately, many great professionals are not very good
at the marketing, business, promotion and "systems" side of
things. Whether it's practicing law, medicine, accounting,
architecture or coaching, most professionals need more
clients, but waste precious time, effort and money "trying"
to get them. David can show you how to define, and more
importantly, attract your ideal client. And, you can do so
and transform your practice (and your income) in less than
90 days! Highly recommended! To begin creating better
systems to run your professional practice, visit:
www.philiphumbert.com/ds.htm


Make Money From Your Current Website!
(It's getting MUCH easier!)

I'm a "raving fan" of this system that makes it EASY to
sell my tapes, register people for my classes, and create
my affiliate program, and I want to give you a free tour -
and you can use the system FREE for 30 days! The owner is
Don Schnure, and he has an amazing "system" for helping me
make money with my website and newsletter, without having
to be a techno-wizard. I use the shopping cart, the
affiliate program (took less than an hour to set up!), and
the broadcast modules. It's so cool! Click here for the tour.


============================================
7. Humor:   Weird Signs 

It's been a couple weeks since I shared humor from Dolly,
my friend and favorite source for all things weird and
wonderful - and who will join us in Hilton Head for the
World Class Business Seminar! (Hurrah!) (See above for
info on how you can join us, as well!)

Spotted in a toilet of a London office:
TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW

In a Laundromat:
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE
ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT

In a London department store:
BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS

In an office:
WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY
PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN

In an office:
AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT
AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD

Outside a secondhand shop:
WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC.
WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?

Notice in health food shop window:
CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS

Spotted in a safari park:
ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR

Seen during a conference:
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN'T KNOW IT,
THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE FIRST FLOOR

Notice in a field:
THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS
THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES

Message on a leaflet:
IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET
WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS

On a repair shop door:
WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING.
(PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T WORK)


============================================

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.


Shameless Marketing TIP:
Dr Humbert is a professional coach, author and popular
speaker. Ready to achieve more? Imagine what's possible
with a coach! For info and over 250 pages of tips,
tools, humor and resources for your success, visit:
www.philiphumbert.com.

Copyright (c) 2002, all rights reserved.
U.S. Library of Congress ISSN: 1529-059X
You may copy, forward or distribute TIP's if this
copyright notice and full information for contacting
Dr Philip E. Humbert are included. Contact him at:
www.philiphumbert.com or email Coach@philiphumbert.com.

GIVE A GIFT TO A FRIEND!
Please forward this copy to your friends and colleagues!
That's how we grow! Anyone can subscribe at:
www.philiphumbert.com

 



 about  •  services  •  teleclasses  •  tapes & ebooks  •  speaking  •  workshops
professionals  •  managers  •  entrepreneurs  •  life coaching  
 
testimonials  • find it here  •  privacy  •  contact me


Resources for Success!
A Company of The Philip E. Humbert Group,  Inc.
PO Box 50910     Eugene, OR 97405
Phone:   541-342-1030
Email to:   Coach@philiphumbert.com

Copyright, 2004 The Philip E. Humbert Group, Inc.
Graphics by Kristie's Custom Design