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Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2.
Welcome Notes
3.
Are You Using A GREAT Strategy? 
4.
Quotes of the Week
5.
Strictly Business:   Duplication is the Key to Success   
6.
Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7.
Humor:   Military Humor

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1. The One-Minute TIP

Take time to develop an elegant strategy. Get a coach or
mentor to show you the way. Use a map, or design a
blueprint. Whatever you call it (I sometimes use the term,
"recipe") figure out how you will get from where you are to
where you want to be a year from now. Then, day by day,
work your plan. I know of no other reliable way to
transform your life.

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2. Welcome Notes

What a wonderful week! Our tulips and daffodils are up, the
trees are in bloom, and I hit a few golf balls for the
first time since November. Tuesday morning, Cody and I saw
a bunch of turkeys, two large woodpeckers were hammering
away, and hundreds of birds were singing in the trees.
Spring is a good thing!

It's also the beginning of a contest. As a human, I'm
susceptible to "spring fever" and the desire to go out and
play! I want to play golf, work in the garden and enjoy the
warm days. As a coach, however, the burst of new life
reminds me to get to work, to make stuff "grow." The
calendar says that Friday is the end of the first quarter
and begs the question, "Are you 25% of the way to
fulfilling your goals for 2006?"

Are you achieving the goals you set for the year? Where are
you on schedule? Where are you behind? Where will you focus
your efforts in April?

I loved the response to my mailing(s) about our Claim Your
Power Now seminars. I still don't know why so many of them
were not delivered on Tuesday, but we did a second mailing
and to those who received two copies, I appreciate your
patience!

Hundreds of people signed up for the (free!) 5-part series
on peak performance, and I hope you'll grab yours! It's
really excellent. And, of course, I hope you'll join us in
one of the SIX CITIES for the Claim Your Power Now
conference. I've admired Jim Rohn and Bob Proctor for many
years, and joining them on stage is a dream come true for
me! Get all the info at:
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3:  Are You Using a GREAT Strategy? 

Last week, I wrote that the three steps to success begin
with examining your core values, then making sure your
daily actions take you in the direction you want to go, and
finally, I said you need a great strategy. This week, many
people wrote to ask me to say more about a GREAT strategy.

Your "strategy" is simply the plan or steps, or blueprint,
you will use to achieve your goals. The biggest problem I
see as a coach is that most people have wonderful goals but
match them with a terrible strategy! Let's talk about that.

Recently, the talk-show host, Clark Howard, quoted a survey
that found almost 20% of Americans feel the "only way to
achieve financial security is by winning a state lottery."
As Clark points out, that is a terrible strategy because
it's flawed on so many levels.

First, you can't win the lottery! Why would anyone play a
game that is scientifically designed to make sure that over
the long-run, you CAN'T win?! And yet gamblers the world
over keep right on playing. (Isn't human behavior
fascinating?)

Secondly, there are so many other strategies that actually
work! Saving ten-percent of your income and investing in
boring old mutual funds will work. Improving your skills
and increasing your income will work. Starting a small
business often works. There are literally millions of
opportunities to become wealthy and they are all around us.

So, what's your strategy for financial independence? Is it
working?

Or, here's another example: Shedding those extra pounds.
The most common strategies I see are: (1) eating less, (2)
eating differently, (3) exercising more, or (4) a
combination of the first three. Any of these strategies
will work, although dieting seems to have the lowest long-
term success. The key question is simply, what is YOUR
strategy for achieving your goal?

Most TIPS subscribers know to write down their most
important goals. We have goal-setting books and seminars
(I've written two ebooks on goal-setting) and every
business focuses on them. Unfortunately, fewer people
follow-up by defining an efficient and effective strategy
for success.

For each of your critical goals, ask yourself these
questions:

1. How have other people done what I want to do?

2. What beliefs, skills and tools did they use? Do I have
(or can I get access to) similar beliefs, skills and tools?

3. Who will help me along the way? Do I have a MasterMind
Alliance to support me?

4. Given my current situation, what three steps can I take
today? How can I get started?

You may want to think about the most difficult problem
you'll face and make plans to over-come it. You may need to
acquire capital or other resources. How will you do that?

Let me repeat, many people have wonderful goals but use
ineffective strategies to pursue them. I like the saying
that "hope is not a strategy," and similarly, I observe
that counting on "making a killing" or waiting for "luck"
to come your way is rarely effective.

Take time to develop an elegant strategy. Get a coach or
mentor to show you the way. Use a map, or design a
blueprint. Whatever you call it (I sometimes use the term,
"recipe") figure out how you will get from where you are to
where you want to be a year from now. Then, day by day,
work your plan. I know of no other reliable way to
transform your life.

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4. Quotes of the Week

"A day will never be anymore than what you make of it.
Practice being a `doer'!"
                                -- Josh S. Hinds

"If you can DREAM it, you can DO it."
                                -- Walt Disney

"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and
reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so."
                                --Belva Davis

"One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse
to soar."
                                -- Helen Keller


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5. Strictly Business:   Duplication is the Key to Success

A recent client of mine developed a wonderful business
model. I won't give away the kernel of his amazing system,
but I will describe the principles that make it work.

1. His business has a very low start-up cost. Most
professionals are surprised at the actual costs of
equipping an office and launching a new business, and start
out under-capitalized. This client developed a business
model can be set up for under $20,000 so he can afford to
do it right and create momentum from the very beginning. A
fantastic way to start!

2. His products are low cost, quickly consumed, and
standardized. In other words, he makes lots of repeat
sales. Think McDonalds restaurants, gas stations, or
dentists. His customers appreciate the predictability and
reliability, and when they need more, they come back and
make repeat purchases. The cost of sales goes down, while
volume and profits go up. Good system!

3. Finally, because the business is modular, he can easily
duplicate himself. Once the bugs are worked out, he can
either establish more offices and hire people to run them,
or franchise the idea, or follow a number of other plans.
The key is duplication.

Unless you can duplicate yourself, no matter how well you
are paid and how fancy your title, you are basically
working for wages. A surgeon may earn thousands of dollars
per hour, but she only gets paid when she operates.

To increase your earnings, duplicate yourself. Find a way
to "modularize" (is that a word?) your business model and
let other people make money helping you make money. You
really can't do it all yourself!


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7. Humor:    Military Humor

A while back, I ran some humor from people in the military
and I was surprised by the number of angry emails saying I
was either glorifying war (huh?) or mocking our military
personnel. Neither could be further from the truth. Like
most people, I hate war but respect and appreciate those
who risk their lives for us. My friend, Bob Armstrong,
whose son just entered the military, sent these to me and I
pass them on with respect for the bravery of our armed
forces, and because they're funny! Enjoy!

Military Intelligence

"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire
when you least expect it. That would make you quite
unpopular in what's left of your unit." - Army's magazine
of preventive maintenance.

"Aim towards the Enemy." - printed on US Rocket Launcher

"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. -
U.S. Marine Corps

"If the enemy is in range, so are you." - Infantry Journal

"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously
never encountered automatic weapons." - General MacArthur

"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo." - U.S.
Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.

"Five second fuses only last three seconds." - Infantry Journal

"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
David Hackworth

"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an
ambush." - Infantry Journal

"Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once."

"Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death, I Shall Fear No
Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing." - At the
entrance to the old SR-71 operating base Kadena, Japan

"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3."
- Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)

"Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean
than submarines in the sky." - From an old carrier sailor

"When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always
have enough power to get you to the scene of the crash."

"Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to
successfully complete the flight."

"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left
one up there!"

"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can
just barely kill you." - Attributed to Max Stanley
(Northrop test pilot)

"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying
his plane to its maximum." - Jon McBride, astronaut

"Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you."

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft,
having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing,
the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot
and asks "What happened?". The pilot's reply: "I don't
know, I just got here myself!" - Attributed to Ray
Crandell (Lockheed test pilot)


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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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