SucCess Skills Coach- APRIL 2022
It’s Personal My grandparents on my mother’s side emigrated here from Ukraine just before the Jews in their town of Titiev were slaughtered by Cossacks in 1920. So my mother (may she rest in peace) was 100% Ukrainian Jew. Thank God they had the foresight to get out while the getting was good. Now there’s another slaughter going on by Russia against Ukraine — if you care, donate to the Ukrainian people here.
Talk About Endurance … I just picked up a new book about the life of Ernest Shackelton from my local library. Then this story appeared: After 107 years, the remains of his shipwrecked boat Endurance was found frozen 10,000 feet deep in the frigid waters of Antartica. Now the boat can be made into a living monument to his endurance in leading a daring rescue to keep most of his men alive after it sank.
Oh Well … After keeping them in suspense since mid-January, Aaron Rodgers decided to take the Packers’ $150 million offer over 3 years — rumors of him leaving were too good to be true. It could be deja vu all over again for the next 3 seasons — Rodgers is 22 – 5 against Da Bearz, might keep owning us.
But First, Baseball The MLB billionaire owners and millionaire players were able to sort out their differences in time for us plebeians to be able to pay more to cheer our teams. The 2016 World Champion Cubs are a distant memory now, with Bryant, Rizzo, Baez, Lester and Schwarber all gone. But we have a new savior, Seiya Suzuki from Japan. (Hope springs eternal every April even if we have to wait another 108 years.)
Book Recommendations – My learning goal is to get through at least 40 non-fiction books (including audio books) a year. This is where I find the ideas to help my clients grow their business. Below are the ones I read this past month.
Jump – My Secret Journey from the Streets to the Boardroom The amazing story of Larry Miller, who was able to transform himself from a twice-incarcerated West Philly street gang member to the President of Nike’s Jordan Brand.
Shackelton – A new biography about the famous Antartica explorer Sir Ernest Shacketon. What makes this one so interesting is that it was written by modern-day polar explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. If you read it, have a wool blanket handy to ward off the chills — what he and his men went through was a literal frozen hell.
The Lion Tracker’s Guide To Life – If you feel off-track, this one shares wisdom like, “Don’t try to be someone, rather find the thing that is so engaging that it makes you forget yourself.”
The Art of Fairness – The Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean Leo Durocher, one of a wide variety of individuals profiled in this book, once said, “Nice guys finish last.” But over the long haul, the way to finish first is to apply fairness and decency.
Blood in the Garden – The Flagrant History of the 1990’s New York Knicks If you’re an NBA fan, this is a must read about the rough and tumble basketball in the 1990’s. It was a much more physical league back then, and although they never won it all, the Knicks were hell bent on making it tough on your team to beat ’em.
Financial Advisors I coach Financial Advisors around the country to help them grow their clientele. I always want to meet FA’s, branch managers and/or fund wholesalers anywhere in the US. Your introductions are greatly appreciated.
Success Skills Coach Jim Rohrbach, “The Personal Fitness Trainer for Your Business,” coaches Financial Advisors around the US by phone to help them grow their clientele.
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