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Welcome to The Innovative Professional's (TIP's) Letter!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Written & Published by Philip E. Humbert, PhD
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Table of Contents:

1. The One-Minute TIP
2.
Welcome Notes
3.
End Procrastination Now! 
4.
Quotes of the Week
5.
Strictly Business:  Your March Inventory   
6.
Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!
7.
Humor:   Advice on Love and Marriage

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1. The One-Minute TIP

To over-come procrastination, be a player! Put some weight
and time and money and skill behind your dreams. Take risks
and make stuff happen! Life is not a rehearsal! If you have
dreams, be certain you have enough REASONS to justify the
effort, and if you do, then go all out! Put yourself on the
line! Make the investment. Procrastination cannot survive
in the face of a committed, determined human will!

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2. Welcome Notes

I hope you remembered to set your clocks an hour ahead this
morning! This is the start of Daylight Savings time here in
the U.S. and some of us are bound to over-sleep. The good
thing about changing our clocks - it reminds us to change
the batteries in our smoke detectors! PLEASE do this!

Mary says I'm a bit over-zealous about this, but we have
smoke detectors in every bedroom, the halls, garage - you
can't have too many! Especially if you have children in the
house or are a sound sleeper, test your smoke detectors!
They save lives, and a fresh battery is a small price for
the peace of mind.

On another note, we have daffodils! Daffodils are one of my
favorite flowers. They're beautiful, they announce the
arrival of spring, and, we have thousands of them along the
highway by our home. Daffodils always make me smile -
sometime today, take a moment to enjoy the beauty around
you. Life is good!

And, of course, I want to remind everyone to take action
and join us for our World Class Life Conference in May.
This event empowers people! The setting is beautiful, the
company is fantastic, and the speakers are great - if I do
say so myself! <g> You deserve the time and you definitely
deserve the life you truly want. Never "settle!" Claim your
power, take action, create the life you desire! Join us
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3:  End Procrastination Now!

People ask me how to over-come procrastination to achieve
their goals and create the life they truly want. I believe
there are two essential steps for dealing with
procrastination and taking action to make your dreams come
true.

The situation is familiar: We have a vision or goal, and
know it is within our reach. It may not be simple or easy,
but we KNOW it's possible - if only we would get started.
But we don't. We procrastinate. We plan and dream and talk,
but we don't take the essential actions that move us
forward. Time passes, things don't change and we berate
ourselves in frustration!

That is no way to live your life! Let's look at solutions.

Step One:  Power comes from Purpose!

This week I talked with three people who have big dreams
and wonderful ideas, but they've taken no action. As we
talked, I realized they did not have powerful, passionate
REASONS to succeed. No rational person works long and hard
without a good reason!

They each claimed they had good reasons to pursue their
dreams. Their dreams will make them rich if they succeeded.
Their families support them, and they thought their
"reasons to succeed" were compelling, but they were really
just clich‚s, and clich‚s have no power in them!

Power comes from purpose! The power to get up early, stay
late, and work hard must come from the heart. Powerful
action comes from knowing your purpose, your REASONS for
doing it!

When a teenager wants to make the basketball team, or a
mother wants a doctor for her sick child, or we NEED a
college education, human beings will find a way. But "nice"
goals are not enough. Intellectual arguments are not
enough.

The power to over-come procrastination, find solutions and
keep going comes from living your life on PURPOSE! When you
know WHY, you'll find the HOW!

Step Two:  Become a Player!

This is simple: are you an amateur, or a pro? Are you
serious, or are you dabbling? Are you committed, or merely
interested? The answers make all the difference.

Again, I've recently talked with several people who claim
to have a sense of purpose behind their goals, but I don't
think they truly mean it. They "dabble" and leave no tracks
in the sand.

They tell a great story, and they seem committed, but their
actions speak louder than their words. Inside, they know
that dabbling rarely brings major results, and so they
procrastinate. Action that has no weight or substance to it
is hardly worth taking, so they understandably take no real
action at all.

Don't be a lightweight! The ancient general, Hannibal, is
famous for taking his troops through impossible mountains
and is remembered for saying, "We will find a way, or make
one." He found a way!

To over-come procrastination, be a player! Put some weight
and time and money and skill behind your dreams. Take risks
and make stuff happen! Life is not a rehearsal! If you have
dreams, be certain you have enough REASONS to justify the
effort, and if you do, then go all out! Put yourself on the
line! Make the investment. Procrastination cannot survive
in the face of a committed, determined human will!

    Want to live ON PURPOSE? The World Class Life conference
    is designed to give you the time, opportunity, tools to create the
    life you truly want! You deserve a chance to relax, gain perspective
    and get the power that comes from living on purpose!
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4. Quotes of the Week

"I don't worry about the storms, I am learning to sail my own ship."
                                              -- Louisa May Alcott

"Before you wonder 'Am I doing thinks right?' ask 'Am I
doing the right things?'"
                                              -- Stephen R. Covey

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."
                                              -- Karen Kaiser Clark

"I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life."
                                              -- Queen Margret II of Denmark


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5. Strictly Business:   Your March Inventory

It's March already! January and February flew by.
Amazingly, the year is already 16% gone! Are you (and your
business) at least 20% of the way to your goals for this
year? It's time to do a reality check on your progress.

It may still seem early in the year, but my advice is that
early is better than late. It's time to do a quick check
on your goals, re-assess your projections and re-affirm
your priorities.

In the rush of starting a new year, many people make
critical mistakes in setting their goals. Some fail to set
any goals at all, while others set huge, unrealistic goals
that only lead to cynicism about goals and New Year's
Resolutions, or they design appropriate goals but forget to
monitor their progress and adjust accordingly.

If you failed to set appropriate, thoughtful goals for the
year, do it now. It's still early in the year and right now
is the perfect time to take a few hours with pen and paper
to decide your future, create plans and commit to following
through. Winners set goals!

Or, if you fall into the second category and set huge goals
that no longer seem appropriate or balanced or meaningful,
adjust them! Take a look at what you wrote in the
passionate moments of New Year's and see if they still
resonate and motivate you. If they don't, change them!

And finally, if your goals seem appropriate, exciting and
meaningful, then your task is to monitor your progress,
check off each step along the way, and congratulate
yourself for being among the top 4% who set, use and
achieve their goals year by year! Good for you!


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6. Resources and Tools for YOUR Success!

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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:
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7. Humor:   Advice on Love and Marriage 

Paul Vogt sent me these quotes from little kids on the
secrets of love an marriage. Isn't here a Bible verse
about wisdom coming from the mouths of babes? Enjoy!


HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY?
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if
you like sports, she should like it that you like sports,
and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they're
going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get
to find out later who you're stuck with. -- Kristen, age 10

HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be
yelling at the same kids. -- Derrick, age 8

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don't want any more kids. -- Lori, age 8

WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get
to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you
listen long enough. -- Lynnette, age 8

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they're rich. -- Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to
mess with that. --Curt, age 7

IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
I don't know which is better, but I'll tell you one thing.
I'm never going to have sex with my wife. I don't want to
be all grossed out. -- Theodore, age 8

It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys
need someone to clean up after them. -- Anita, age 9

HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET
MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't
there? --Kelvin, age 8

"And the #1 Favorite is........"

HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks
like a truck. --Ricky, age 10


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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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