Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:
1. The One-Minute TIP
2. Welcome Notes
Over-Looked Essentials To Achievement
4. Quotes of the Week
5. Strictly Business: Only
Do What You Do Best
6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
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1. The One-Minute TIP
I love Jim Rohn's quote that "everything changes when you
change!" To live a different life requires that you grow
to become a different person. If you want to get different
results, it's not enough to focus only on the mechanics!
We all know stories of people who win the lottery, but
within a short time their lives look remarkably the same.
To achieve your goals, become the person you want to be!
2. Welcome Notes
Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? I don't follow
sports closely, but these examples of human excellence take
my breath away!
What could you and I achieve with that kind of passion?
What kind of relationships would we have, or how would our
businesses grow if we used our minds as effectively as
those athletes? With comparable commitment, superb coaching
and all-day-long effort, you and I could easily spend part
of our winter in a beautiful Alpine resort, and wouldn't
that be fun?!
And on a very personal and rather sad note, this week I saw
two examples of abandoned or neglected animals. One was a
small kitten that was apparently dumped in the country,
another was a dog that was injured while running loose.
Please-as one animal lover to another-take good care of the
animals that depend on you. They give us so much, and ask
Finally, on a more cheerful note, I want to remind you about
two free reports. The first is to celebrate with the 487
people who downloaded my list of "101 Most Romantic Things"
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3: Three Over-Looked Essentials To Achievement
This week I spoke to a group of professionals about
achieving their goals and making more sales in 2006. They
wanted to focus on the "missing links" that prevent them
from achieving the results they desire in business and in
It was a challenging presentation because these are not
"ordinary" people! They know all about written goals. They
know about motivational seminars and using competitions to
increase performance. And yet, like most people, they were
frustrated. Like most of us, they have "tried" and they
have "done the right things" and yet often fail to cross
the finish line. What are the missing pieces?
After briefly reviewing the fundamentals of having written
goals, a clear strategy and intermediate benchmarks or
"baby-steps" to move yourself forward, I gave them three
suggestions to fill in the missing links and achieve their
1. Focus on personal development. I love Jim Rohn's quote
that "everything changes when you change!" And I also note
the corollary: "nothing changes until you change." To live
a different life requires that you grow to become a different
If you want different results, it's never enough to focus
only on the mechanics! We all know stories of people who
win the lottery or have other huge changes in external
circumstances, but within a short time their lives look
remarkably the same. To achieve your goals, become the
person you want to be!
High achievers read different books. They watch different
shows. They use time differently. They walk and talk and
think differently. And so should you.
2. Enrich your environment. To a remarkable degree, we
are all creatures of our surroundings. It may sound odd,
but our lives reflect our furniture! We all know our
behavior changes in a fancy restaurant, or when visiting
our in-law’s. We become a different person at a funeral
compared to a ball game. Our behavior always reflects
To achieve your dreams, create a world that supports you.
Whether it's your office, your car or your kitchen, live in
a world that reminds you of your priorities, a world that
energizes you and pulls you forward. This doesn't
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3. Choose mentors wisely. Over time, we become like our
friends. Consciously and unconsciously we model our behavior
after the people we admire and respect. I’m just about
finished writing a book on MasterMind groups and their
power to transform our lives. (Watch for the announcement!)
Work with mentors!
The way to learn any skill is to work with someone who can
teach you! Learn from your friends, from colleagues, from
competitors. By reading biographies, you can even learn
from dead people! Winners hang out with and learn from
winners. Surround yourself with wise and accomplished
Thousands of books have been written on goal-setting,
motivation and achievement, but most of them focus on the
easy part-developing written goals, setting deadlines and
so forth. Unfortunately, they neglect the "human" side of
personal development, supportive environments and the need
for mentors. Too often goal-setting becomes an exercise in
failure. Don't do that to yourself!
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4. Quotes of the Week
"We are what we repeatedly do."
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
-- John Lubbock
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human
being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind!"
-- William James
"Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the
natural consequence of consistently applying the basic
-- Jim Rohn
5. Strictly Business: Only Do What You Do
This week the old adage to focus on what you do best and
hire someone to do everything else came home loud and
I have a client who's business requires extensive
bookkeeping and accounting functions. He used to have a
full-time bookkeeper to support his real-estate and
investment interests, but last year, he decided "it cost
too much, and I thought I could do it cheaper on my own".
As you might guess, now it's tax season and his books are a
mess. The truth is that he's not a detail person. He does
not enjoy data entry on the computer, and he kept "putting
it off until later. I always thought I'd catch up on the
weekend, or next week."
Unfortunately, that never happened.
My client is extremely good at investing, and his passion,
talents and interests are in the creative, entrepreneurial
side of his business. Ironically, he is very good at
reading financial statements to evaluate a possible
investment. But as a bookkeeper, he needs to fire himself!
We all have our areas of expertise and passion. In our
areas of strength, we are "geniuses". Outside those areas,
however, we are doomed to frustration, exasperation, and
sometimes outright failure.
Do what you love. Do what you do best. Emphasize your
talents and give your customers the extras that only you
can give them. But for goodness sake, hire someone else to
do the things you can't do, won't do, or do badly. You
can't afford to spend your life being inefficient, wearing
yourself out, and spending the rest of the day being
Go with your strengths! You'll make more money, have more
fun, and be much more successful!
Want coaching to focus on your strengths, build your
business and achieve more? (Who doesn't!?) Contact me by
Coach@philiphumbert.com Let's talk about the
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7. Humor: Male or Female?
Many languages refer to everyday objects as either male or
female. Wouldn't English be more interesting and versatile
if we did, too? These suggestions are from the Washington
Post, which asked readers to assign a gender to nouns of
their choice and explain their reason. Here are some of
the best submissions:
SWISS ARMY KNIFE: Male, because even though it appears
useful for a wide variety of work, it spends most of its
time just opening bottles.
KIDNEYS: Female, because they always go to the bathroom in
HOT AIR BALLOON: Male, because to get it to go anywhere
you have to light a fire under it.and, of course, there's
the hot air part.
SPONGES: Female, because they are soft and squeezable and
SHOE: Male, because it is usually unpolished, with its
tongue hanging out.
COPIER: Female, because once turned off, it takes a while
to warm up. Because it is an effective reproductive device
when the right buttons are pushed. Because it can wreak
havoc when the wrong buttons are pushed.
ZIPLOC BAGS: Male, because they hold everything in, but
you can always see right through them.
WEB PAGE: Female, because it is always getting hit on.
SUBWAY: Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick
HAMMER: Male, because it hasn't evolved much over the last
5,000 years, but it's handy to have around.
REMOTE CONTROL: Female...Ha!...you thought I'd say male.
But consider, it gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without
it, and while he doesn't always know the right buttons to
push, he keeps trying.
Be kind to yourself and to someone else, and have a
Philip E. Humbert, PhD,
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