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Saturday, January 09, 2010 22:24 | Jack Kovic

Jack Kovic

Business Address: 125 S Main Ave, suite B, Fallbrook CA 92028

Business Type: Music Store: Jack's Music

760 723 3249 Studio   760 672 5814 Cell

(((Please note: I request you to reply to my Blog after you read it)))

I always like the "Who am I" question. Everyone always goes into what they "Do" to let people know "Who they are."

I like talking about what I do because it's fun, but that's not who I am. I like the way God puts it. He just says, "I am," and that's it. He's pretty smart, if you think about it. But I am much less than God, so I can't just get away with "I am." I humbly say that, “I am a servant of God, and realizing that, I am a vehicle to continue His work." God's work is to CREATE and LOVE. This works for me, because I LOVE to CREATE. CREATING LOVE is a little trickier, but I'm working on it.


Bachelors in Business SIU


10-years Navy Corpsman

10-Years Financial Advisor


Music Store Owner/Musician/Teacher

Music is great therapy. As a stockbroker, I enjoyed a highly elevated blood pressure of a constant 198 over 160. Realizing this might be my "last" job, I prayed for "More Harmony in My Life." I dreamed that night that I was the conductor for Heaven's Orchestra...millions of musicians performing to my direction. Upon awakening I wondered, "What was that all about?"

I thought about it and concluded, “I am the conductor of my life. If I want/need more harmony, it's up to me to choose the song; the notes; the tempo, etc." So I let go of the $100,000,000 I was managing and started the music store--five years ago. This job I do now is more in line with who I am. The business of MONEY is all about LOVING MONEY AND USING PEOPLE. I see now that it's the other way around.  So now I am proud to talk about who I am and what I do...because I am co-creating this experience with God and You and Me. In theory, we should all equally benefit.

I am trying to grow with this blog and if I can contribute to your growth too that would be great.

NOW RESPOND TO THIS BOG. I am looking forward to seeing what you have to say.

Jack Kovic 



  • Friday, January 08, 2010 20:01 | Anthony Swetala
    Good morning Jack, my name is Anthony and I want to "Thank you for your service...Then...And Now!"
    It must have taken a whole lot of courage to exit the rat race and join your passion for music.
    I am new to this community and I would like to pursue my passion for teaching Self-Advocacy.
    I have 3 children ages 13, 11, and 7. My wife and I married 14 yrs. ago and Yes, I have considered murder but never
    considered divorce. : } Just kidding, anyways It is a pleasure to meet you and may God bless you and your endeavors.
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    • Saturday, January 09, 2010 07:08 | Jack Kovic
      Thanks, Anthony. What is Self-Advocacy? Being new to the community, feel free to call and introduce your self. I've been here for some time now and probably could let you know about some fun connections to make.

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      • Sunday, March 07, 2010 22:58 | Anthony Swetala
        The development of self-advocacy tools enable individuals to
        become active participants in planning their future. Selfadvocates
        speak up for themselves on their own behalf. They
        stand up and ask for what they need because they realize
        that no one else knows how they think and feel.
        Self-advocacy is the best kind of advocacy because it puts the
        individual in charge. There’s no waiting for someone else to
        change the situation. Self-advocates make the changes for

        So, what kind of fun connections are available?
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  • Saturday, January 09, 2010 12:19 | Chris Thayer
    Hello Jack and Welcome!
    I am one of the volunteers at SWVBRC and it is great to see you sign as a Learner and post your first blog. You will see that many people have opinions on things but thank goodness you and all of our veterans have fought for our right for freedom and freedom of expression.

    I love music and I can only imagine how different your life must be changing from a stock broker- high, high stress - to a music store owner, music teacher and artist.Congratulations! It takes a lot of courage to follow your heart and make a change like that. I work in a dance department and am around music and dance frequently. I think I would give up my sight before sound, heaven forbid if I ever had to choose. The artistry of sound can lift a person's spirits and also bring a nation together with the right notes.

    God Bless and welcome. Fallbrook seems like a great community to discover your artistry. Please keep us posted.
    Chris (Christine)
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    • Sunday, January 10, 2010 16:05 | Jack Kovic
      Chris, thank your for your wonderful reply. If you are interested, you and friends can listen to me play the background music at DaGeorgios Italian Restaurant (Fallbrook)--one of my favorite places for Pizza---I'm an X New Yorker too--so that's a strong referral. I perform there this Fri and Sat (Flamenco, Jazz and Popular Guitar). I am there often, when I'm not performing with the band: Mad For Mary (Modern Rock). Future dates are at and Introduce yourself if you're ever out there.


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      • Saturday, January 30, 2010 09:06 | Chris Thayer
        Hello Jack, Thanks for the great invitation to listen to you playing. Your band sounds great on the youtube video you provided a link for; you can tell your audience really responds to your sound and the group’s enthusiasm. Isn't that great to do what you love and also be able to make a living doing that? I am trying to find that again in my work where I look forward to going to work. I feel that who you surround yourself with is just as important as what type of work we do.

        I don't get to Fallbrook very often because of the distance but I will see where you are playing if I do. That would be a treat I’m sure.

        Take care and keep up the good work and keep sharing as you go. You have a nice way of putting your thoughts together that helps all of us with our own growth process too. It is inspiring. Many blessings, chris
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  • Sunday, January 10, 2010 05:44 | Sherry Odonnell
    It was a pleasure meeting you the other day and please feel free to call me anytime. My blog is started now, if you would go read and comment, I thank you.

    I totally understand the importance of music, my daughter is a great Marine today because of the clarinet she carried under one arm and the basketball she carried under the other. That discipline, and those skills will take her farther than the books I could never get her to read. I look forward to hearing about all of your successes. Keep track of those you teach, and you'll be surprised, maybe they all won't end up being great musicians, but most will be well-rounded fantastic citizens, and I applaud your efforts.
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    • Sunday, January 10, 2010 16:17 | Jack Kovic
      Thank You, Sherry, The class was fun, and your blog reminds me that I wrote the "Who I Am" before writing the Orientation Recap. I'll visit your blog next and I recommend others reading this to contact with she is a wealth of information for internet marketing and number crunching. Then I'll start the Orientation Thread. Actually the error has turned out fine for me, I'd rather let people know who I am and then let them know what I'm studying. Keep visiting this blog as I guarentee, you will see a very clever business processes unfold over the next few weeks. I've been working my music business successfully for over 4-years now. My definition of successful is "Getting up each day and enjoying your work." This blog will show how I turn a successful business into an even greater success.
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  • Monday, January 11, 2010 05:28 | Frances Lowe
    Looks like you are on the right road now. Welcome aboard SWVBRC. It is awesome that you have been able to make the changes you have made in your life you have made. Continue to support our veterans and continue to be there to make sure you achive what you need in life. I look forward to your future postings.
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  • Sunday, January 24, 2010 07:04 | Jami Price
    Welcome Jack! I look forward to learning more about you in your blogs... Jami
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  • Saturday, January 29, 2011 06:59 | Jeffrey Backus
    Thank you for your service to our Country. I look forward to reading more.
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  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 17:44 | Jeffrey Backus
    Jack, how is business? I'd like to read more about how you built a successful business, along with the other trials and tribulations.
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