Success Skills Coach- June 2022
Yet Another Tragic School Shooting Last month we saw the worst grammar school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012: 2 adults and 19 children shot dead in Uvalde, Tx. Can you even fathom the agony of a parent who lost their child? I’m asking the same question I hope you are: When will our politicians finally get over their resistance to sane gun control measures and background checks?
“Captain Kerr-Rageous” Listen to Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr express the outrage that millions of us are feeling about Congress’ inability to move forward on this.
We’re All In This Together And whose heart does not ache upon hearing of another racially-motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, NY? My 2¢ worth: My skin color is pale pink, but I am NOT “white” — there is no “white race.” I am half-Bohemian Catholic American and half-Ukrainian Jew. I am also NOT “caucasian” — only people from the Caucus mountain region are. Finally, I am NOT superior to any person. Anyone claiming to be has a misguided sense of supremacy that has nothing to do with facts, only the erroneous notion that something is being taken away from them that they were never entitled anyhow. Peace.
Would I Tell You “A Fib?” In mid-May I spent 3 days at Evanston Hospital due to a sudden attack of atrial fibrillation. My heart rate had spiked to 174 bpm. The doctors said there was no particular reason why it came on — could happen to anyone. The staff at EH took great care of me, hit me with a cardioversion to normalize my pulse — brought it down to under 80 bpm. I’m now on a blood thinner to keep this at bay, will need other medical procedures to get me back to my “new normal.” Stay tuned …
Ukraine Is Keeping On The Ukrainian people are showing tremendous resolve in resisting the continuing (yet apparently ineffective) Russian assault on their democracy. President Zelinsky asserted that the right way to end the conflict will be a diplomatic solution.. You can donate to the Ukrainian people here. Or you can purchase a Ukraine Candle here. All proceeds to to a not-for-profit there.
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.
The Earned Life – Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment Let Master Coach Marshall Goldsmith show you what it takes to go from mere goal achievement to creating a uniquely meaningful life.
Inspired – Understanding Creativity: A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul Who gets to be creative? Answer: Anyone who chooses to start listening to their own muse. (Yes, even you.)
The Worth of Water – Chasing Solutions to the World’s Greatest Challenge Think about not being able to shower, brush your teeth, fix your coffee, even flush your toilet. This is the reality of 3/4 of a billion people on our planet. Gary White and Matt Damon founded Water.org not intending to give people a handout but to develop local micro-financing in underdeveloped countries so people can help themselves.
Caste – The Origins of Our Discontents This is an unflinching look at the demeaning caste system in three countries: India, Nazi Germany and the United States. It may help some of us become aware of our unconscious bias towards others. (Thanks MG!)
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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