For the first time since the 1970s, Dick Clark will not be here to ring in the New Year on the ABC “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.” This year we lost Dick Clark and it will not be until tonight that so many will miss him for the first time.
It’s like it was a tradition to have him there to wish us “Happy New Year.” Even when I moved to different time zones it seems like it was a “must-see” event to watch the ball drop with Dick Clark in the Eastern time zone.
Think back to your favorite memory of New Year’s Eve. Maybe it was watching it on TV; maybe it was some special thing that you did at your church each year. As a child, we attended an event at our church till midnight to ring in the New Year. That has great memories in my mind. It was a tradition in our neck of the woods.
But times have changed. Just like Dick Clark will not be here this year to count down the clock and watch that ball drop tonight, our family is also missing someone. This is the second year our family is ringing in a new year with out my dad. It was two years ago today that my dad passed from this earth.
Just as the world will have a new beginning with the change of a year, or the clicks of a clock, we have a new era of someone else to lead our Rockin New Year’s Eve ball drop, and we have a new time in life to move on without our dad.
I want to use this week to talk about that idea, how it’s time to take out our keys and unlock the future that we have kept locked away for so long. Stop talking about someday, saying we will get to that whenever. Well it’s the beginning and it’s time to take out your keys and unlock the new world you are going to create.
I will be doing the same, taking out keys and unlocking creative potential in my own life and business as well as those I am asked to help. In 2012 I hired two new coaches for myself to help me change my business and make it that much more profitable and to make my life that much more fulfilled with joy of each day.
I want to challenge you to take out the keys that are inside of you and open the door of your future. We all have keys inside us that open the doors of success, what is your key and what door of success will it open for you?
I’m Tim Gillette. It’s time to get the keys to open your business success in 2013.