Mike Gibson

Certified Financial Planner

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor


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Media Publishing Group

1594 Cumberland St

Suite 115

Lebanon, PA 17042


Fax: 704-870-3865

Planning For and Achieving Financial Independence
Enjoying Life Today While Planning For Tomorrow
Planning For and Achieving Financial Independence & Enjoying Life Today While Planning for Tomorrow


To be a person that others look up to, not for who I am or for what I have done, but as an example of what they can become if they use their GOD given talents and the energies of the universe. I will do this by being a life long student of others I admire and respect and by passing on what I learn to anyone willing to listen. I will study and become a master communicator to make my message clear and effective and will achieve my life goals by helping others achieve theirs.



  • Thank GOD daily for my family, my health and for the opportunity to live another day.
  • Ask and listen to guidance from the Universe.
  • Enjoy life today while planning for tomorrow living today and teach others to do the same.
  • Plan for and Achieve Financial Independence, and teach others how to do the same.
  • Be a better person today than I was yesterday and a better person tomorrow than I am today.
  • Always be honest, trustworthy and ethical.
  • Take care of my body, mind and spirit (eat healthy, exercise and read uplifting material).
  • Rest, relax and take time to smell the roses.
  • Learn from others successes and failures.
  • Learn from my own past successes and failures.
  • Be a life long student.
  • Appreciate others in my life and don't take anyone or anything for granted.
  • Ask others for their ideas and opinions, then follow my inner voice (heart/gut feeling).
  • Write my dreams and goals down on paper and then live them while remaining flexible.
  • Achieve my goals by helping others achieve theirs.
  • Be a good role model for others and positively touch as many lives as possible.
  • Give my children and grandchildren "roots and wings" (Roots of love that runs deep and wings to fly to be all they can be); a concept learned from one of my mentors (Denis Waitley).
  • Practice everyday being a great communicator.
  • Be a good listener and listen more than I talk.
  • Live well within my means while striving and working toward Financial Independence so I can do what I want to do , when I want to do it, because I want to do it.
  • Save a piece of every dollar I earn (minimum 15%) and don't touch it until retirement.
  • Work at a job I love to do, that I do well, for a person and company I like and respect, doing something I would be willing to do for nothing if necessary.
  • Be cooperative and responsive to requests from those at higher levels than me.
  • Solve far more problems than I create.
  • Work smarter not harder by doing the 20% of the things that make 80% of the difference.
  • Be creative and encourage creativity in others.
  • Return phone calls promptly or at least delegate them to someone else.
  • Treat others, as I would have them treat me.
  • Treat peers and subordinates fairly and equally.
  • Praise in public and criticize in private.
  • Keep a positive attitude.
  • Let the B.S. roll off my shoulders.
  • Forgive but don't forget.
  • Never say never.
  • Don't gossip.
  • Be happy, healthy, wealthy and wise.
  • Live to love and love to live.
  • Write and publish a book or many books.
  • Create and leave memories.
  • Live and die with grace and dignity.
  • Leave a Legacy.