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Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, August 15, 2004
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2.
Welcome Notes
3.
Those Pesky Little Flies! 
4.
Quotes of the Week
5.
Strictly Business:  Profit From Your Unused Potential   
6.
Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7.
Humor:   T-Shirt Humor

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1. The One-Minute TIP

Do not permit the little "flies" to keep you from climbing
the ladder of success! High achievers pay attention to the
details. They take nothing for granted. They get to meetings
on time, they show up rested, focused and ready for action!
Winners always put their best foot forward. So should you!

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2. Welcome Notes

The big news this week was the Jim Rohn Highlights call! On
Wednesday we had over 160 people on the two calls and they
were spectacular! To everyone who participated, a huge
Thank You! And, for the rest of you, watch for the audio
program in a couple of weeks. Great Content! Great
Questions! Great Discussion! And, lots of Fun! Thanks,
everyone!

The other big news is that this week is my favorite annual
golf tournament. It's a nice event and guys come from all
over for 4 days of golf, good food, too much sun and maybe
a cigar or two. Mary spends the week with her parents in
Colorado and I get to play as much golf as I can stand. As
I type this on Friday, my golf hasn't been particularly
good, but the fellowship is wonderful!

Between the Jim Rohn event (great reminders about
priorities, values, and what it takes to live well) and the
tournament, it's been busy, productive, and lots of fun!

And a reminder -- it's the middle of August already, and I
hope you are getting some summer fun, time with friends and
a bit of vacation. In America, our "Labor Day Weekend" is
coming up - plan ahead, get together with loved ones and do
something special. It doesn't have to cost much, but be
sure it pays RICH dividends in terms of memories, laughter,
and fellowship.

Finally, below are announcements of two very special
programs this fall:

*** My Coaching Group Intensive (CG-TEAM). This is a cost-
effective way to set and achieve your goals for the fall.
It's a wonderful way to get the support, clarity and
motivation you need to complete the year in GRAND style!
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*** The Road to Riches. Money isn't everything, but unless
we manage it well, use it wisely and invest it profitably,
it becomes a source of stress, anxiety and disappointment.
Reach your financial goals!
http://philiphumbert.com/Riches.htm

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3:  Those Pesky Little Flies! 

For the first time in memory, we are being invaded by
little house flies! Fortunately, I'm not talking about
thousands or even hundreds, but they are around and they
"bug" me (sorry about the pun!). I must have killed a dozen
in the bathroom and kitchen this morning!

I don't know where they're coming from, but I want to be
rid of them!

So, what do flies have to do with success and why should
you care?

Because you have "flies," too. Hopefully, you don't have
actual flying insects invading your home, but you have
pesky little nuisances that disrupt your concentration and
undermine your productivity. And these flies struck me as
the perfect metaphor to talk about the "harmless" little
annoyances that destroy our dreams and undermine our lives.

As a coach, I work with wonderful clients. The people who
hire me (and most of my friends and acquaintances, for that
matter) are highly motivated and very talented. They have
all the "components" to live extraordinary lives and
achieve anything they wish, but too often their actual
results are disappointing.

There are so many things they want to do, and have, and
experience! There are so many things they "should" be able
to achieve! And yet the life they truly want seems just out
of reach. They live lives of "almost but not quite."

Now there are a variety of reasons for this, but the most
common is a failure to eliminate the "flies" that hold them
back.

Modern life is literally filled with little "flies." The
phone rings in the middle of an important meeting, our
computer jams up, or the car needs work. Our children's day-
care provider lets us down and a thousand other things
annoy us and drain our energy and - this is the important
part - we FAIL TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!

This is the critical distinction. In a rich, complex life,
things will go wrong and when it happens, we want to be big
enough and mature enough to deal with it. Stuff happens,
get used to it!

BUT - if the same annoyances, the same little nuisances and
distractions and disappointments happen over and over
again, you MUST deal with them once and for all!

As you watch the Olympics, do you think any of those
athletes are competing with a broken shoelace? Do any of
them permit a torn uniform or faulty equipment or ill-
fitting shoes to undermine their performance? Not on your
life!

And yet how many of us try to climb the ladder of success
with computers we don't trust? How many try to "get by"
with an office that is cluttered, or a car that embarrasses
us? Or, here is one of my personal "pet peeves" -
professionals who fail to invest in a good phone or
headset, or insist on using their cell phone for business,
so every phone call becomes an irritation?

Eliminate the little flies!

As I've been typing this, three different flies have buzzed
around my head or landed on my desk and each time I'd get
distracted, make spelling errors or lose my train of
thought. I'm happy to tell you, those three flies are DEAD
now.

Do not permit the little "flies" to keep you from climbing
the ladder of success! High achievers pay attention to the
details. They take nothing for granted. They get to
meetings on time, they show up rested, focused and ready
for action! Winners always put their best foot forward. So
should you!


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4. Quotes of the Week

"Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid
changing it."
                                   -- Elaine St. James

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well,
neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily."
                                   -- Zig Ziglar

"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we
are, but in what direction we are moving."
                                   -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Live out of your imagination, not your history."
                                   -- Stephen Covey

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5. Strictly Business:   Profit From Your Unused Potential

Every business contains a wealth of undiscovered and unused
possibilities, and often the value of a personal coach is in
helping the owner utilize those assets for the first time
or in a whole new way.

Traditionally, this is known as "leveraging" your assets,
but in simple terms it means understanding the unrecognized
value of things you may be taking for granted every day. This
week, I was able to share some of the value and excitement
of last week's 3-Day Event with Jim Rohn. Lots of people
wanted access to his wisdom and the power of his ideas but
weren't able to attend the Conference. By doing a teleclass
and sharing my notes and experiences, they got a "taste" of
the event in a practical, cost-effective way.

Perhaps, your database of customers and clients, or even
your list of competitors, is an incredibly valuable asset!
Could you build a network, expand the sense of community
and provide value to these people? Find the answer, and
watch your business explode!

Or, another example from a recent client. A Chiropractor
routinely closed her office each evening and the building
sat empty. By allowing other professionals (her colleagues
and her "competition") to use the building for workshops
and seminars, she earned a small amount of rent, but more
importantly, those people were advertising her location and
building her reputation in the community. The synergy
proved extremely profitable!

What assets are you sitting on? What tools, knowledge or
skills are not being shared with the world and not being
used to expand your profits and enhance your community?
Find those under-utilized assets and put them to work!

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6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

SPECIAL NOTE --- Watch for announcements of several new
programs and classes in the next couple of weeks! We have
LOTS of great stuff for you this fall!

#1    Coaching Group Forms in September!
        The HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CGI-TEAM
        Starts September 13th!
        http://philiphumbert.com/cgi.htm


Three times a year I lead a "Coaching Group Intensive" (or
TEAM) for people who are ready to jump-start their careers
and take massive action to reach their goals and transform
their lives. These are exciting, incredibly productive
groups that demand hard work, but produce astonishing
results. Over three months (9 sessions) we clarify our
values, define specific (measurable) goals, and develop
powerful strategies to achieve them! Astonishing things
happen in these groups!

Here is the truth: Ordinary human beings (like you and me)
accomplish AMAZING things when we (1) know exactly what we
want, (2) have powerful reasons to get it done, and (3)
have a STRATEGY that we KNOW will lead to success. Look at
Lance Armstrong over-coming cancer! Look at a child
learning to walk or ride a bike! In the right
circumstances, we are UNSTOPPABLE!

The key is putting ourselves in the right circumstances!
Over the years, the CGI-TEAM has helped many people make
their dreams come true. It's affordable. It's available.
It's effective. Space is strictly limited to 12 people. I
hope you'll take action (quickly!) and join us. Get all the
info and call me for a pre-acceptance interview:
http://philiphumbert.com/cgi.htm


#2     The Road to Riches!
         Coaching for Financial Wealth
         September 7th to 28th
         http://philiphumbert.com/Riches.htm


Is it time for you to take charge of your finances and
achieve your financial goals? Making money is easy! Keeping
it is hard. We handle lots of money every year, but
understanding it, managing it, investing and using it
wisely is hard! We are NOT taught about money in school,
and the things many of us learned from our family or by
"chance" are just plain WRONG!

If you are not satisfied with your financial progress,
please take this class! It's simple, it's elegant, and it
works.

Money is not the "most important thing in life," but money
CAN open doors and make everything else either much EASIER,
or a lack of money can make things much, much HARDER. Most
of us blessed with reasonable incomes. We have the
potential to make more and to invest wisely, and yet most
of us have little to show for our hard work. It does NOT
have to be that way!

This is a class on managing and using money you already
earn to achieve your dreams. I NEVER recruit or recommend
ANY investment or business "opportunity" - we are all
different and I would never do that to you. This is
strictly about taking charge of your money and making it
your servant! You can do this - register and learn how!
http://philiphumbert.com/Riches.htm


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7. Humor:    T-Shirt Humor

I love the one-liners people come up with! Whether on
bumper-stickers or te-shirts, the creativity and satire
never cease to amaze me! This collection was sent to my be
Bob Armstrong who often sends me great humor - I appreciate
everyone who pass along a chuckle and brightens my day!
Thanks, Bob - and I especially liked the last one!


A WASHINGTON POST columnist runs a column each summer
listing interesting WOMEN'S T-shirts observed at the Ocean
City, Maryland beach.

1. I CHILD PROOFED MY HOUSE, BUT THEY STILL GET IN.

2.  (On the front) 60 IS NOT OLD.
     (On the back) IF YOU'RE A TREE.

3. AT MY AGE, "GETTING LUCKY" MEANS FINDING MY CAR IN THE
    PARKING LOT.

5. MY REALITY CHECK JUST BOUNCED.

6. LIFE IS SHORT. MAKE FUN OF IT.

7. I'M NOT 50. I'M $49.95 PLUS TAX.

8. PHYSICALLY PFFFFFT!

9. IT'S MY CAT'S WORLD. I'M JUST HERE TO OPEN CANS.

10. EARTH IS THE INSANE ASYLUM OF THE UNIVERSE.

11. KEEP STARING....I MAY DO A TRICK.

12. WE GOT RID OF THE KIDS. THE CAT WAS ALLERGIC.

13. DANGEROUSLY UNDER-MEDICATED.

14. MY MIND WORKS LIKE LIGHTNING. ONE BRILLIANT FLASH AND
      IT'S GONE.

15. LIVE YOUR LIFE SO THAT WHEN YOU DIE, THE PREACHER
      WON'T HAVE TO TELL LIES AT YOUR FUNERAL.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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Be kind to yourself and to someone else, and have a
wonder-FULL week!



Philip E. Humbert, PhD,
Resources for Success!
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President, The Philip E. Humbert Group, Inc.


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