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Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2.
Welcome Notes
3.
Creating and Living a GREAT Life 
4.
Quotes of the Week
5.
Strictly Business:  Coaching for Profits   
6.
Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7.
Humor:   Classic Burma Shave Signs

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1. The One-Minute TIP

Set it as your minimum standard to live a GREAT life, to
make a difference and have some fun! Eventually, down the
road one day, we all look back and assess our life and when
that time comes, we want to smile, knowing we did it right.
Set that as your standard, and go for it!

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2. Welcome Notes

Amazingly, the first month of 2007 is nearly over! Around
here it's still winter, and it seems we just finished
putting the holiday decorations away, but the calendar says
we're well into this brand new year! I hope you're off to a
rousing start! Unfortunately, for too many people, this
year will look an awful lot like last year, and perhaps
even the one before that.

There is no doubt in my mind that we are creatures of
habit, and have a tendency to repeat the past. What
"automatic" thoughts, words and actions influence your
days? What small change in your world might - just might -
have a HUGE influence in your productivity, your future and
your happiness?

And, that leads me to the 12th Annual World Class Life
Conference in Wisconsin, this May 17-19th. I sent a special
TIPS last week and 9 people signed up in the first 24
hours! This is a wonderful, powerful chance to pamper
yourself and design the life you truly want! Why not put
yourself in the perfect surroundings? There are still a
couple "early adopter half-off" spots left and I hope
you'll take action, get in gear and join us!

Also this week, over 2100 people signed up for the no-
charge (that means FR**) report, "The Four Steps to A World
Class Life" and I strongly encourage you to get your copy.
I've made it really easy! You can get it two different
ways, whichever is more convenient: (a) you can visit the
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3:  Creating and Living a GREAT Life! 

What does a GREAT life mean to you? That is one of the most
important questions an adult can ask - and answer.

Too many of us never deeply examine that question. We
fantasize about having money or fame or raising a family,
perhaps owning a house in the Hamptons, but we never
rigorously decide exactly what our one and only, unique,
GREAT LIFE should look like.

We all know that a great life does not happen by accident.
A great life is not easy and it does not come with a
diploma, a promotion, getting married (or divorced), having
kids or retiring early. It cannot be inherited and it never
comes like an accessory with the "goodies" of life. Sure,
lots of money, a penthouse apartment, political power or
winning the Nobel Prize are wonderful things and I
encourage you to aspire to ALL of them.

But none of them will guarantee you a great life.

A GREAT life has a grand purpose, a central theme and
a unifying vision. A great life is a lifestyle that is chosen
"on purpose" and is lived in the service of a vision greater
than itself. A great life is living "a life of one's own" and it
is invested, not merely spent.

Second, a GREAT life makes a great contribution. A great life
uses its talents and abilities to make at least one small corner
of the world better. A great life stands up, speaks out, and gets
things done. A GREAT life makes a difference and leaves the
world better than we found it.

Third, a GREAT life leaves a path for others to follow. It is
good to do great things; it's even better to do great things and
teach others to follow your lead. A GREAT life leaves a legacy.
A GREAT life inspires the next generation to go further, reach
farther, dream bigger and achieve more.

I am convinced that every one of us has the right to a
GREAT life. Greatness is not reserved for a lucky few, for
the rich or the powerful, for the artistic or for any small
category of people. Living a GREAT life is the birthright
of every human being, whether we express greatness in
designing tall buildings, or by teaching children to stand tall.

Greatness is our birthright, whether we express ourselves
in business or government, in art or music, in parenting,
or in any of the thousands of so-called "small" things.
Most people remember a special teacher, and many of us had
an uncle who taught us to whistle or a grandmother who
taught us to read. Perhaps there was a neighbor who taught
us to fish, who gave us our first job, or dared us to
persevere when things were hard.

I love the story of the "star thrower," about a man walking
on a beach after a storm, throwing starfish back into the
ocean so they won't die on the shore. Someone criticizes
him for wasting his time, noting there are millions of
starfish, and the few he saves won't make much difference.
The man silently bends over, throws a starfish into the
surf and replies, "It made a difference for that one."

Set it as your minimum standard to live a GREAT life, to
make a difference and have some fun! Eventually, down the
road one day, we all look back and assess our life and when
that time comes, we want to smile, knowing we did it right.
Set that as your standard, and go for it!

Designing and building a World Class Life(tm) is what our
May Conference is about - looking at values and
aspirations, at strategies and practical steps. Space has
sold out the last three years in a row, and I expect space
will go quickly this year, too. You deserve this wonderful
experience, so take action, check it out and sign up!
http://MyWorldClassLife.com


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4. Quotes of the Week

"We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human
responsibility."
                                         -- Albert Einstein

"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream
things that never were and ask why not."
                                         -- George Bernard Shaw

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find
out how far one can go."
                                         -- T. S. Eliot

"Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is
about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can
unleash."
                                         -- Harriet Rubin


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5. Strictly Business:   Coaching for Profits

Over the years, Michael Gerber has become famous for his
recommendation that business leaders "work on their
business more than they work in their business." This week
I saw a classic example of that problem!

Successful entrepreneurs are absolutely passionate about
their business! They love it. They love making sales. They
love the opportunity, and they will do whatever it takes to
be successful.

They do everything except maintain perspective.

Remember the old dictum that "if you fail to plan you are
planning to fail?" This week I talked with a wonderful guy
who's business is doing pretty well. He's making money and
the business grew about 15% last year. Not bad. Except he's
swamped. He's stressed and frustrated and he knows he needs
a coach. So he called me.

During our 40-minute call, put me on hold three times! When
we talked about coaching, he told me he didn't think he would
have the time for it! He desperately needs to make some
changes, but he's too busy! He's drowning and doesn't have time
to learn to swim.

When you're busy, you need a coach! Athletes spend more
time with their coaches DURING the season, than during the
off-season, right? The time to pause, close the door and
talk with your coach is when things are hectic, when things
are going well, when you're busy!

If you're working "in" your business too much, if you're
working long hours, and know things "should" be better,
send me an email. Let's get on the phone and talk about it.
There really is a better way! When you're ready for a
change, please contact me. My email is:
coach@philiphumbert.com


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6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

#1  The 12th Annual World Class Life(tm) Conference
      May 17-19th in Beautiful Wisconsin!
      If not now, when?
      If not you, who?
      www.MyWorldClassLife.com


The most successful people in the world know who they are
and where they are going. Living well can be defined as
living "a life of one's own." Too many of us spend our
lives working hard, racing from here to there and chasing
other people's goals! Don't let that happen to you! You
DESERVE time to focus on yourself! You deserve time to
clarify your major purpose and highest aspirations in life!
You deserve practical, powerful strategies to make your
dreams come true!

Of course you do! And the winners in life TAKE the time.
They INVEST in themselves, their skills and their goals.
They network with the best people they can find. They
attend the seminars. They plot strategy and make sure they
are "on course" and focused on their most important
priorities.

A great life does not happen by accident or by working
"harder" and hoping for the best. Success in life - total,
balanced, fulfilling success - is the logical result of
doing the right things, in the right order, at the right
time. The WCL has been THE turning point for many, many
people over the years. It gives you the tools and the time,
the space and permission to focus on what you truly want
for this one and only life. It gives you strategies that
work, and the inspiration to work them. This May, make the
commitment to create and live the life you truly want!

I hope you'll join us. Get all the info and register at:
www.MyWorldClassLife.com


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7. Humor:    Classic Burma Shave Signs

I assume most TIPS readers are too young to remember these
old signs along America's country roads, but Bill Barrow's
forwarded these to me and for those "of a certain age" they
bring back wonderful memories. And, they are good reminders
for you "young ones" as well. Enjoy!


Remember these? For those who never saw the Burma Shave
signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930's
and '40's. Before the Interstates, when everyone drove the
old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all
over the countryside in farmers' fields. They were small
red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet
apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet......and
the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular
shaving cream.

Here are some of the actual signs:

DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT
Burma Shave

DROVE TOO LONG
DRIVER SNOOZING
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
IS NOT AMUSING
Burma Shave

BROTHER SPEEDER
LET'S REHEARSE
ALL TOGETHER
GOOD MORNING, NURSE
Burma Shave

SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH
BY MISTAKE
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
HER HUSBAND JAKE
Burma Shave

THE MIDNIGHT RIDE
OF PAUL FOR BEER
LED TO A WARMER
HEMISPHERE
Burma Shave

AROUND THE CURVE
LICKETY-SPLIT
BEAUTIFUL CAR
WASN'T IT?
Burma Shave

SPEED WAS HIGH
WEATHER WAS HOT
TIRES WERE THIN
X MARKS THE SPOT
Burma Shave

A GUY WHO DRIVES
A CAR WIDE OPEN
IS NOT THINKIN'
HE'S JUST HOPIN'
Burma Shave

THE ONE WHO DRIVES
WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING
Burma Shave

And my all time favorite:

PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
TAKE IT SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
SHAVERS GROW
Burma Shave


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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!
tm
President, The Philip E. Humbert Group, Inc.


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