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…Ready For It?

Tim Leman
By Tim Leman - Jan 5, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Ready For It - FB.jpgIt’s 2018, and just like 2017, nothing ever lasts forever. One minute you're here and the next you're gone.

You said I should be honest. So, I’m being honest. Cause I got issues, but you got ‘em too. You can be very passionate from miles away. But passive with the things you say.

So, let me kick it like it's 1986, now. I was just a young gun with a quick fuse. I was uptight. I wanted to let loose. I was dreaming of bigger things.

You were wrong and now the best is yet to come. And I wanna thank you with all of my heart. This year is a brand-new start.

We are problems that want to be solved. Some people got the real problems and some people are out of luck. It's okay to be a little broken and beat. Sit down. Be humble.

I say welcome to the final show. I hope you're wearing your best clothes. You can't bribe the door on your way to the sky. You look pretty good down here. But you ain't really good.

Maybe these are the moments? Maybe I’ve been missing what it’s about? We might not have many riches but we're alive. Smiling through the tears and giving cheers. These are the wonder years. And I like me better when I’m with you.

What’s The Risk?

Where do you want to be one year from now? Do you know?

There are many ways to find your inspiration. It may come from your faith. It’s in your family. It might be your career. Or your weekend hobby. Maybe it even comes from a line or two in one of the top pop songs of 2017? Sorry, I’m not sorry. I just couldn't resist.

My advice? Focus on what matters most. Boil it all down to what is truly important to you. Say no to the other stuff. And then work with everything you’ve got to be great at it. As Gary Keller wrote in The One Thing:

“Passion for something leads to disproportionate time practicing or working at it. That time spent eventually translates to skill, and when skill improves, results improve. Better results generally lead to more enjoyment, and more passion and more time is invested. It can be a virtuous cycle all the way to extraordinary results.”

Let the games begin. Are you ready for it?

 

A big thank you goes out to my contributors, including: Calvin, the Chainsmokers, Julia, Drake, Imagine Dragons, Kesha, Miley, Paloma, Pink, Rag’N’Bone Man, Harry, Portugal, Kendrick, Demi, Macklemore, Lauv, Fedde, and of course Taylor.

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Tim is Chairman and CEO at Gibson. He joined Gibson in 2005 as the Director of the Employee Benefits Practice. He led a major overhaul, transforming the division into one of the leading employee benefits practices in the Midwest. In early 2007 he became a principal and later that same year was appointed Chief Growth Officer. In 2009 he was named President, in 2011 became Chief Executive Officer, and in 2014 Chairman of the Board.

With Tim’s leadership, Gibson has been selected as a Best Places to Work in Indiana, named to Principal’s 10 Best list for employee financial security, maintained its status as a Reagan & Associates Best Practices Agency, recognized as one of 20 Indiana Companies To Watch, and named to the Inc. 5000 list. Read Tim's Full Bio

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