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Welcome to Da Coach's Corner for April 2023

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AFib Is Not A Joke Last May I had a bout with AFib (atrial fibrillation), which I had never heard of before. I started having shortness of breath, dizziness and felt my heartbeat racing while lying down. After a cardiac ablation in September my heart is back to normal rhythm. But it turns out I'm in good company: Kareem Abdul Jabbar recently went public with his AFib -- click on the video below. This shows AFib can happen to anyone, so if you have any symptoms have them checked out right away.

"When You're A Jet ..." Last month Poland was the first NATO member to step up and offer Ukraine badly needed fighter jets to fend off Russia. I hope other NATO nations (including the US) do likewise so that Putin will eventually realize this is a war he cannot win and retreat. You can donate to the Ukrainian people here. ❤️ Or, you can buy a Ukraine candle -- all proceeds go to a not-for-profit there. 🇺🇦

Our Society Is Not Going to Pot After All A meta-analysis of 36 different scientific research papers published between 2013 to 2021 shows that the societal impact of cannabis legalization has led to some significant positive outcomes, including reduced use by teens and lower opioid overdoses. I don't advocate heavy pot smoking but this analysis debunks some negative perceptions about marijuana use.

"Trade Down Chicago Bears!" And that's exactly what General Manager Ryan Poles did with the number one pick for the upcoming April 27th NFL draft. By dropping from #1 to #9 in a trade with the Carolina Panthers, Da Bearz got 4 extra draft picks plus a proven wide receiver. Now they can become an NFC North contender this fall.

Book Recommendations  I go through at least 50 non-fiction books (including audio books) a year to find ideas to help my clients grow their business. Below are the ones I read this past month. (Note: To comply with FTC regulations, as an Amazon Associate I earn a commission if you order any of the books below.)

The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream Thriving tech communities in Cincy, Indy, Chattanooga, even northwest Arkansas??? AOL co-founder Steve Case makes the case (pun intended) that you don't need to be in Silicon Valley anymore to start up a successful new business.


Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others Instead of trying to motivate people, extend trust to them and help them connect to their own sense of purpose. That's what will lead to self-motivation, the best motivator of all.


Discipline Is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control Don't fear the "D" word -- you will only be free when you embrace discipline, the building block of self-mastery.


Myth America: Historians Take On the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past This compilation of articles from bonafide historians (as opposed to opinions by politicians or TV personalities) will challenge your thinking on topics like American Exceptionalism, The New Deal and The Lost Cause. If reading it makes you uneasy, Jack Nicholson's line from A Few Good Men is apropos: "You can't handle the truth!"

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. 

 

Audio Recommendation Want great ideas from Earl Nightingale, Brian Tracy, Tony Robbins and other personal development superstars? You can always go to Nightingale.com for hundreds of hours of motivational/inspirational/educational audios to help you stay on track with success.


Contribution  There are lots of ways you can "Pay It Forward" for good karma. If you want to contribute to a military veteran's transition to a civilian job like I do, sign on as an advisor with ACP AdvisorNet.org. Also, the American Red Cross will always welcome you to donate blood.

 

Healing Thoughts If you would be so kind, please take a moment to send healing energy as I do daily to individuals you know who have serious health challenges or are dealing with difficult circumstances. Every positive thought helps, thanks.

To Your Success --
 
Jim "Da Coach"
 
Success Skills Coach Jim Rohrbach
"The Personal Fitness Trainer for Your Business"
Phone 847 328-3365