For the last few weeks, I’ve described Sports Medicine University, our networking and education site for sports medicine professionals, students and people who work with athletes and active individuals. GEN The 10 - Tablet hand tappingI described some of the key features of the site – the monthly Master Classes, interviews with sports medicine experts, online marketing and communication tips and more.

I should also point out one of the best parts of the site – the members. Our current members our true superstars. They include athletic trainers, physical therapists, primary care sports medicine physicians and students. They are true leaders with tremendous insight. That’s why I created a private Sports Medicine University Facebook group, where we can collaborate, ask questions and give advice. It’s only available for Sports Medicine University members, so click here to learn more.

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Book I read this week: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This is a classic book, so I am a little embarrassed I had never read it. It’s a timeless story about following your dreams and achieving your potential. If you have never read it, take a day or two and read it now!

Book I’m reading next week: The Challenge to Succeed by Jim Rohn. This is an audio program I received attending a Darren Hardy conference. Darren says that Jim was an important mentor for him, so I am anxious to hear what he has to say.

Exercise and Fitness
I love this! Could you do it? Rock’ing For 30 Days by Mark Webster in

Great tips from a sleep expert: Sleep as Sport: Healthy Habits To Train By by Nick Littlehales in

Youth Sports
Traditionally we have advocated physical rest after a concussion. Should we rethink that idea? Physical Activity Level and Symptom Duration Are Not Associated After Concussion by David R. Howell, Rebekah C. Mannix, Bridget Quinn, J. Andrew Taylor, Can Ozan Tan, and William P. Meehan III in The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Dr. Gupta ia a neurosurgeon, and his video on CTE is easy to understand for parents and athletes: What is CTE? by Sanjay Gupta in CNN

Social Media and Communication
Teaching and helping people are great ways to expand your reach: Teaching is the New Marketing by Jeffrey Slater in BusinessGrow.comWoman typing on laptop

I’m glad I’m not the only one annoyed by how some people tweet about celebrity deaths: The 3 Social Media Rules for Death and Tragedy by Jay Baer in Convince & Convert

Productivity and Self Improvement
We should all think through the answers to these questions: Ten questions for work that matters by Seth Godin in

This isn’t a quick change, but it makes a huge difference: What you Focus on Becomes your Reality: How to Change your Mindset by Chalene Johnson in

Did you like one of these articles or books? Do you have any others to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

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