August 18

Look to the * for today’s advice.

ROBERT, BOB, ROBERTO DAY

MIND

Robert Redford 1936

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http://time.com/5415035/robert-redford-interview/

Redford was guided as much by frustration as compassion. “I was never a good student,” he says. “I had to be dragged into kindergarten. It was hard to sit and listen to somebody talk. I wanted to be out, educated by experience and adventure, and I didn’t know how to express that.”

https://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/info-01-2011/robert-redford-unedited.html

https://www.amazon.com/Ordinary-People-Donald-Sutherland/dp/B0018RE7GM

*Educate yourself by experience and adventure today. Think of watching Ordinary People – the Oscar winning movie, directed by Redford – especially if you’re dealing with loss.

BODY

Bob Harper 1965

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https://twitter.com/MyTrainerBob?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.survivorshaveheart.com/

During sudden cardiac arrest — which is caused when the heart’s electrical system suddenly malfunctions — the heart stops beating and blood is no longer pumping through the body or the brain. Death can occur within minutes. Harper probably survived the event because of his excellent physical fitness and the immediate medical attention.

However, the fact that he was in such terrific shape also made having a heart attack at 51 that much more stunning.

https://www.today.com/health/biggest-loser-bob-harper-opens-today-about-recovery-t109956

He takes time each day to focus on inner calmness.

A three-time New York Times bestselling author, Harper regularly practices transcendental meditation (TM), which involves silently repeating a mantra in order to place your body in a state of profound rest and allow your mind to achieve a sense of peace, as defined by the Mayo Clinic. “TM, yoga, and my dogs really help me with managing my stress,” he emphasizes. “I tell people you have to find whatever it is in your life that you can do to turn off the white noise, just for a few minutes. If it means sitting with your phone off for five or ten minutes and not having to focus on anyone or anything— those things are so good for you. It helps your brain, it helps your body.”

https://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/a18535968/bob-harper-heart-attack-lessons/

*If you haven’t yet, get a heart checkup today. Would you survive cardiac arrest? Help your brain and body by shutting off the white noise for a few minutes today. Try TM and spending time with your dogs – and shut off that phone for 5 minutes today.

SOUL

Roberto Clemente 1934

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http://www.robertoclemente.si.edu/english/virtual_legacy.htm

On the evening of Dec. 31, Clemente boarded a plane filled with relief supplies, but the overloaded plane would never reach its final destination. It plunged into the ocean off the shores of Puerto Rico.

Although millions were grief-stricken upon hearing the heartbreaking news, Clemente’s family and intimate friends – even total strangers who Clemente befriended in his lifetime – weren’t shocked by his actions. On the contrary, it’s a side they already knew existed.

https://baseballhall.org/discover/roberto-clemente-day

The Roberto Clemente Foundation values your partnership in continuing our mission of Building Nations of Good. Your Donation will be used to help impoverished people around the world and further the mission of the Roberto Clemente Foundation. Thank you for your support.

https://robertoclementefoundation.com/

*Lead by your actions. Think of donating to the Roberto Clemente Foundation.

SIDE NOTE: My older brother was named Ted William after Ted Williams, my dad’s favorite baseball player. His second favorite player was Roberto Clemente. As his second son, I was almost named Roberto! Sometimes, when I drink too much, I take on the alter ego of “Roberto” – my wife does not like these times.

MONEY

Steve Chen 1978

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https://twitter.com/stevechen?lang=en

https://www.youtube.com/

“I realized if I didn’t venture out on my own now, I wouldn’t have this opportunity later on in life,” he said. He developed a two-year plan: if his new company didn’t take off in two years, or he ran out of money first, he would try to go back to Paypal and get a job.

http://www.inc.com/graham-winfrey/youtube-steve-chen-nom-future-live-video.html

https://www.gv.com/team/steve-chen/

*You are well over half way through this year. Consider it a great start to your 2 –year plan to create your own business. You may not have this opportunity later in life.

ENTERTAINMENT

Patrick Swayze 1952 – watch Ghost

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https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Patrick-Swayze/dp/B001B2CPH2

The downside of the success of Dirty Dancing was that Swayze had found himself typecast. That changed after Ghost, but director Jerry Zucker told PEOPLE that his roles in films such as Roadhouse made him reluctant to even consider Swayze as the male lead. However, Swayze’s reading of the film’s farewell scene changed Zucker’s mind. “We all had tears in our eyes, right there in the office – and we knew how it ends,” Zucker said. “I saw a side of Patrick that I never knew existed.”

https://people.com/movies/ghost-25th-anniversary-20-things-you-didnt-know/

*Watch Ghost and maybe make a clay pot with that special someone.

FOOD

Edward Norton 1969 – Fight Club Cream of Mushroom Soup

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https://twitter.com/EdwardNorton?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

BRAD PITT’S SALARY WAS SEVEN TIMES HIGHER THAN HIS CO-STAR’S.

Russell Crowe was considered to play Tyler Durden and had met with a producer to discuss the part, but it was Brad Pitt who ended up with the role, adding $17.5 million to his bank account in the process. Edward Norton was cast by Fincher because of his performance in The People Vs. Larry Flynt, and took the studio’s offer of $2.5 million.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/59444/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-fight-club

http://damndelicious.net/2014/05/10/cream-mushroom-soup/

https://www.amazon.com/Fight-Club-Brad-Pitt/dp/B001H1SVO8

*Invite some friends over to watch Fight Club and serve them this delicious soup. Tell them that you are full and won’t be having any. They all may want to fight you after.

SNUB – Frances Bean Cobain

Review –

  • Educate yourself by experience and adventure
  • Focus on inner calmness
  • Lead by your actions
  • You may not have an opportunity later in life
  • Watch Ghost
  • Make Fight Club Cream of Mushroom Soup

August 17

Look to the * for today’s advice.

DOUBLE OSCAR DAY

MIND

Davy Crockett 1786

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http://mentalfloss.com/article/67163/facts-about-davy-crockett

“Everything you know about the battle of the Alamo, is incorrect. Everyone that fought at the Alamo was a coward, especially Davy Crockett.”

http://ishistorytheagreeduponlie.blogspot.com/2013/08/davy-davy-crockett-king-of-wild.html

*Say this exact quote to someone today and see what the reaction is. Make sure you’re educated on it in case they ask any questions,

BODY

Sean Penn 1960

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https://www.hellomagazine.com/profiles/sean-penn/

This Gunman workout will help you move heavy loads quickly, stimulating your nervous system, forcing the release of testosterone and meaning you’ll develop power and grow muscle fast.’

http://www.coachmag.co.uk/exercises/celebrity-workouts/4335/build-the-body-of-sean-penn-in-the-gunman

https://www.amazon.com/The-Gunman-Sean-Penn/dp/B010ND1MNM

*Complete this Gunman workout today. Watch the movie for motivation. Or you could watch the two movies that he won Oscars for – Milk and Mystic River.

SOUL

Marcus Garvey 1887

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http://www.garveyfoundation.com/

If you believe that the Negro has a soul, if you believe that the Negro is a man, if you believe the Negro was endowed with the senses commonly given to other men by the Creator, then you must acknowledge that what other men have done, Negroes can do. We want to build up cities, nations, governments, industries of our own in Africa, so that we will be able to have a chance to rise from the lowest to the highest position in the African Commonwealth.

https://multimedialearningllc.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/marcus-garveys-1921-if-you-believe-the-negro-has-a-soul-speech/

*If you believe in the soul and you believe that all people have souls, why would you ever treat someone as a lesser person?

MONEY

Larry Ellison 1944

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https://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires/profiles/lawrence-j-ellison/

As a child, Larry Ellison’s adoptive father repeatedly told him he was good for nothing, according to Fortune.

Today, Forbes estimates Ellison’s net worth at $54 billion, making him the third-richest person in the US.

http://www.businessinsider.com/rags-to-riches-story-of-larry-ellison-2015-5

https://www.oracle.com/index.html

A competitive spirit is the greatest motivator

Ask Ellison why he still comes to work every day — what drives him after all he’s achieved — and he’ll tell you the same answer: he loves to compete.

“I’m addicted to winning. The more you win, the more you want to win,” he says.

More recently he described his motivation like this:

“What drives me is this constant testing of limits. Constant learning. … How can you move the world just a bit, make a difference, change lives … and how much can I help [while] discovering my own limits?”

https://www.businessinsider.com/11-lessons-from-larry-ellison-2014-9#never-retire-2

*Test your limits. How can you move the world today? – just a bit.

ENTERTAINMENT

Robert De Niro 1943 – watch Raging Bull

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http://mentalfloss.com/article/554928/facts-about-robert-de-niro

https://www.amazon.com/Raging-Pesci-Cathy-Moriarty-Robert/dp/B00HQ1DSKU

Scorsese and De Niro both saw how this flawed minor character was movie gold, and together they made of him a mythical or tragic figure in his own lifetime, alchemizing his sleaziness into something compelling, exalting him with the luminous beauty of black-and-white photography, eerily dreamlike fight sequences and the musical sob of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana on the soundtrack.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2017/sep/21/jake-lamotta-raging-bull-martin-scorsese-robert-de-niro

*Watch De Niro win an Oscar in Raging Bull. Get motivated. Go do a boxing workout. He also won an Oscar for Godfather 2.

FOOD

Donnie Wahlberg 1969 – Donnie’s Wahlburger

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https://twitter.com/DonnieWahlberg?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Launching Wahlburgers together has allowed us to get back to being brothers. We didn’t want someone else, some other entrepreneur being in charge of our destiny. I wanted us to be in charge of our destiny and we are.”

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242532

http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/18389_donnie_wahlberg_signature_burger/

https://www.nkotb.com/

*Jam out to some New Kids on the Block while making Donnie Wahlberg’s signature burger – step by step! Don’t skimp on the government cheese.

SNUB – Mae West

Review –

  • Shock someone with a Davy Crockett hot take
  • Gunman workout
  • Recognize that everyone has a soul
  • Test your limits
  • Watch Raging Bull
  • Make a Donnie’s Wahlburger

August 16

Look for the * for today’s advice.

MICHAEL SCOTT APPRECIATION DAY

MIND

Wilhelm Wundt 1832

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https://www.verywellmind.com/who-is-the-father-of-psychology-2795249

Wundt argued that conscious mental states could be scientifically studied using introspection. Wundt’s introspection was not a causal affair, but a highly practiced form of self-examination. He trained psychology students to make observations that were biased by personal interpretation or previous experience, and used the results to develop a theory of conscious thought.

http://www.simplypsychology.org/wundt.html

MAKE DAILY CHORES A TIME FOR SELF-AWARENESS

While you vacuum the house or wash the dishes, pay attention to how you feel. Do you feel tired, unenthused, uninspired, or apathetic? Put all your awareness into the act of doing the chores, and you will find that completing your daily tasks can actually be fun. Or, you might still hate doing chores, but either way, you can become aware of your thoughts during this time when most people let their brains run on autopilot.

If you give life to your chores and inject meaning into your daily tasks, you will feel more present in life rather than just being a silent spectator.

https://www.powerofpositivity.com/5-creative-ways-practice-conscious-thinking/

*Whatever you do around the house today, put all of your awareness into it. Don’t run on autopilot.

BODY

Madonna 1958

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https://www.madonna.com/

Madonna follows a very strict macrobiotic diet that abolishes the consumption of wheat, eggs, meats, and dairy, and extolls the benefits of something called “sea vegetables.” You were expecting this woman to mess around? She does not mess around.

http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/07/madonnas-diet-is-the-hardest-i-have-ever-tried.html

  • Start the day with a nourishing portion of miso soup and brown rice.
  • soy meat and spiral rice pasta for lunch
  • Dinnertime is a stew of barley and seaweed.

This is a woman who wrote a song where the chorus goes “I’m not your bitch / don’t lay your shit on me.” In the background of this chorus, she whispers, “Handle it.”

https://www.thecut.com/2013/07/madonnas-diet-is-the-hardest-i-have-ever-tried.html

*No wheat, eggs, meats, or dairy today. Dance to Madonna for inspiration.

SOUL

Wyatt Tee Walker 1928

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http://wyattteewalker.com/

My basic faith was in the Lord. We were doing the right thing at the right time.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/national/unpublished-black-history/reverend-wyatt-tee-walker-pastor-of-canaan-baptist-church-in-harlem

*Make sure that you are doing the right thing at the right time today, and have faith in the Lord. Strive to be on the right side of history.

MONEY

James Cameron 1954

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https://twitter.com/jimcameron?lang=en

There’s no job too small. Cameron would do everything from apply makeup to holding the camera if he could. His willingness to have a hand in every aspect of a film sets the standard for the work ethic and enthusiasm on his sets.

http://www.businessinsider.com/firing-is-too-merciful-and-other-leadership-lessons-from-james-cameron-2010-3

*Have a willingness to have a hand in every aspect of your job/company. Set the standard for other people’s work ethic and enthusiasm.

ENTERTAINMENT

Steve Carell 1962 – watch Foxcatcher

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https://twitter.com/stevecarell

http://sonyclassics.com/foxcatcher/

Human beings are incompetent risk managers. We readily accept present accommodations and fail to account for the price to be paid in the future.  When calamity strikes, we vow to be smarter next time, but seldom are. Life goes on, new ambitions arise and we try not to think too much about it.

The lessons of Foxcatcher, and many other things, never seem to be learned.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2014/11/22/the-truth-about-foxcatcher/#351ac7f29a72

*Of course you should watch some reruns of The Office, or Anchorman, or 40 Year-Old Virgin,  but also watch Steve Carell almost win an Oscar in Foxcatcher

FOOD

Angela Bassett 1958 – low calorie lemon bars

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http://www.foodus.com/chew-angela-bassett-clinton-kelly-low-calorie-lemon-bars-recipe/3/

Q: Where do you devote your charitable dollars?

A: It depends on what hits you in the heart. For me it has always been about children in St. Petersburg, helping the community where I grew up

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-money-lifelessons-bassett/queen-b-life-lessons-take-flight-with-angela-bassett-idUSKBN1K91CW

https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Love-Got-Angela-Bassett/dp/B003SHYW4C

*Make these low calorie lemon bars – don’t worry there’s no wheat, eggs, meat, or dairy. Watch Angela Bassett in What’s Love Got to do with it while enjoying them.

Wash them down with this 40 Year Old Virgin drinking game

http://www.reeldrinkinggames.com/the-40-year-old-virgin.html

https://www.amazon.com/40-Year-Old-Virgin-Unrated-Steve-Carell/dp/B002NWUBDY

*Some great birthdays today, but don’t forget that both Babe Ruth (1948) and Elvis Presley (1977) die on this day.

SNUB – Kathie Lee Gifford

Review –

  • Have self awareness
  • No wheat, eggs, meat, or dairy
  • Have faith in the Lord
  • There’s no job too small
  • Watch Foxcatcher 
  • Make low-calorie lemon bars

August 15

Look for the * for today’s advice.

NAPOLEON’S CHICKEN DAY

MIND

Napoleon Bonaparte 1769

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https://www.history.com/topics/france/napoleon

Lesson 1: Aim High

Do not be satisfied with “just enough”, when you can have the “most”. Do not settle for “just all right”, when you can be the “best”.

Aim high. Be greedy. Of course, it goes without saying that the effort you put in should also be at its fullest. There should be no room for half-assed attempts or half-hearted cracks at something. If you won’t aim high, that has very little difference to not aiming for anything at all.

https://www.cleverism.com/11-leadership-lessons-from-napoleon-bonaparte/

*Not aiming high has very little difference than not aiming for anything. Remember this today. Good is the enemy of great.

BODY

Ben Affleck 1972

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https://twitter.com/benaffleck

Finish Strong: Hold yourself in pushup position for as long as you can. Any big superhero, including Batman, requires shoulder definition to achieve the ‘superhero’ look. Having clearly defined shoulders was a big part of Ben Affleck’s Batman workout.

https://www.popworkouts.com/ben-affleck-batman-workout/

https://www.amazon.com/Batman-v-Superman-Dawn-Justice/dp/B01DAWJBYU

*Bulk up those shoulders with this Batman workout and you’ll be ready to take on Superman.

SOUL

Joe Jonas 1989

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https://twitter.com/joejonas?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“I mean, I believe in God, and that’s a personal relationship that I have, but I’m not religious in any way.”

https://www.christianpost.com/news/joe-jonas-talks-about-relationship-with-god-frustration-with-purity-rings-in-raw-revealing-interview-109886/

http://www.dnce.com/

*Your relationship with God is personal and unique. No one else needs to know about it.

MONEY

Melinda Gates 1964

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https://twitter.com/melindagates?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

The success of entrepreneurs and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates has taught John Jacobs, the co-founder of apparel company Life is Good, one crucial lesson: Entrepreneurs don’t have to choose between making money and doing good.

Jacobs called the couple “unbelievably inspiring” and discussed one idea from Melinda Gates that particularly influences his thinking: “When you come to a point in your life when you see difficult things, don’t look in the other direction; move toward it,” Jacobs said, citing Melinda. “That’s the moment when you can affect change.”

“If you’re just trying to make a buck or sell a few products, you might just bail when you hit those harder points,” he added.

“In the course of your lives, without any plan on your part, you’ll come to see suffering that will break your heart. When it happens, and it will, don’t turn away from it; turn toward it. That is the moment when change is born.”

-Melinda Gates, speaking to Stanford University graduates in 2014

https://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/22/ignore-this-melinda-gates-lesson-and-your-success-wont-last.html

our goal:

To help people in the world’s poorest regions improve their lives and build sustainable futures by connecting them with digitally-based financial tools and services.

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Development/Financial-Services-for-the-Poor

*This has made me realize that 365DOLF needs to champion a cause. My initial thought is stroke awareness, but I’ve always wanted to help Special Olympics too. By the time I’m done making this, I’ll know which way I want to go.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jennifer Lawrence 1990 –watch Silver Linings Playbook

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http://jenniferlawrencefoundation.com/

Volunteer with the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation

The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation supports a variety of organizations and causes. Below are current and past supported organizations and causes.

https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Linings-Playbook-Bradley-Cooper/dp/B00A81MV3U

Whatever you do, you’ve gotta find that silver lining – whether it’s the people in your life, or a change in your own mindset, or an imperfect and realistic and human combo of both.

http://www.livingly.com/Things+We+Love/articles/5JNAg1JyNLb/Real+Life+Lessons+Learned+Silver+Linings+Playbook

*Find that silver lining by watching JLAW win an Oscar in Silver Linings Playbook.

FOOD

Julia Child 1912 – Napoleon’s chicken

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http://www.pbs.org/food/julia-child/

Recently, a cooking channel featured Julia’s popular napoleon’s chicken recipe. She related the fable of the Chicken Marengo recipe’s origin as created by Napoleon’s chef from the ingredients he had with him when they were at the battle of Marengo.

http://juliachildsrecipes.com

http://juliachildsrecipes.com/chicken-recipes/julia-childs-napoleons-chicken/

*In honor of Napoleon and Julia Child’s birthdays, make her Napoleon’s chicken. Enjoy it while watching Silver Lining’s Playbook.

Katniss’s Cherry Kiss

2 oz. Purity Vodka
1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup
4-6 ripe cherries
Sparkling water
Garnish: cherry

Add all ingredients except vodka into a mixing glass and muddle cherries.
Add vodka and ice.
Shake, and strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
Top with sparkling water, and garnish with a whole, stem-on cherry.

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/g1841/hunger-games-cocktails/?slide=2

*Wash it down with a Katniss’s Cherry Kiss in honor of Jennifer Lawrence’s most iconic role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

SNUB – Nipsey Hussle

Review –

  • Aim high
  • Batman workout
  • You have a personal relationship with God
  • Champion a cause
  • Watch Silver Linings Playbook
  • Make Napoleon’s Chicken

August 14

Look to the * for today’s advice.

WILD AND CRAZY GUY DAY

MIND

Steve Martin 1945

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http://www.stevemartin.com/

Learn To Love the Process, Not the End Goal:

“I just believe that the interesting time in a career is pre-success, what shaped things, how did you get to this point?” 

https://www.tribeloyal.com/blog/2017/7/12/five-life-lessons-from-steve-martin-that-will-help-conquer-your-fears

https://www.amazon.com/Parenthood-Steve-Martin/dp/B000ID1J22

*If you are in the process of becoming successful, enjoy the ride. If you are a success, reflect on how you got to this point. Watch Steve Martin in Parenthood for comic relief and life lessons.

BODY

Tim Tebow 1987

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https://www.timtebow.com/

I’m on a diet called the Ketogenic diet, and I’m so hooked on it, I love it. I’ve been on it for a little over five years, and I’ve tried to get my entire family on it. I love steak, salmon, chicken, cauliflower pizza is great, and I love making a breakfast casserole.

https://www.mensfitness.com/sports/baseball/tim-tebow-changing-his-training-methods-transitioning-football-and-why-he-loves-keto

https://ketogenic.com/

Tebow sticks to a ketogenic diet, which means eating a lot of healthy fats, moderate protein, very few carbs and hardly any sugar.

“A lot of people would think that’s very boring, and sometimes it is, but you find ways to really spice it up,” he says. “I eat a lot of things that run, swim or fly; I eat a lot of greens, a lot of Greek yogurt, a lot of avocado.”

More specifically, though, here’s what his typical food day looks like:

  • Breakfast:  “I have eggs in some form, whether it’s an omelette with spinach and ham and bacon and sausage all in there, or a scramble with avocado.”
  • Lunch and Dinner: Sparkling water—specifically La Croix, if he can get his hands on a can—and plain Greek yogurt are must-haves throughout the day. Beyond that, Tebow sticks to lean meats, like chicken, steak and salmon, often pairing them with asparagus, spinach or avocado. And guacamole: “Love it.”

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a44723/what-tim-tebow-eats-tim-tebow-diet/

*Eat breakfast and lunch like Tim Tebow today. This could become a habit.

SOUL

David Crosby 1941

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https://davidcrosby.com/

“Yeah! My biggest regret was wasting time doing hard drugs and being smashed out of my gourd and not really accomplishing much of anything,” he said. “That I think was a complete waste. And I really regret that. We only get a certain amount of time. You have to realize when you’re a kid you think life is going to be forever, and you’re going to last forever and you’re bulletproof. And all that stuff. It doesn’t turn out that way.”

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/21/at-75-music-legend-david-crosby-is-still-thinking-about-what-comes-next/

*You only have a certain amount of time, don’t waste it by doing hard drugs and being smashed out of your gourd. Listen to some David Crosby for motivation. Moderation is key.

MONEY

Magic Johnson 1959

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https://twitter.com/MagicJohnson?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/magic-johnson/

When Johnson was a young boy, he would frequently visit his father at the General Motors plant where he worked. “I would sit in the chair behind the desk and dream I was the CEO,” he says. But it was Johnson’s father who told him that he had to do more than just dream about what he wanted; he had to work hard for it.

http://www.evancarmichael.com/library/magic-johnson/Lesson-1-Work-Hard-and-Plan-for-Your-Dreams.html

*Don’t dream about working for a company. Dream of being CEO of that company.

ENTERTAINMENT

Halle Berry 1966 – watch Monster’s Ball

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https://twitter.com/halleberry?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Ball-Billy-Bob-Thornton/dp/B00005YU1M

Monster’s Ball proves that new life comes in small incremental steps to those who are patient enough to wade through pain and suffering.

https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/reviews/view/3688

*Watch Halle Berry wade through pain and suffering to win an Oscar in Monster’s Ball.

FOOD

Mila Kunis 1983 – borscht

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https://www.heyalma.com/18-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-mila-kunis/

What you might not know about the actress is that she is a great cook. Kunis revealed she loves cooking traditional Russian food and even loves picking up fresh ingredients at the grocery store.

“I’m best at Russian food, because that’s what I saw my mother cooking growing up. I was born in the Ukraine, although my family moved to Los Angeles when I was seven.”

http://www.foodista.com/blog/2013/01/08/mila-kunis-loves-to-cook-russian-food

Top Russian foods you have to try

  1. Borsch / Borscht(Originates from the Ukraine but will also be found in Russia)

This beet and cabbage red soup is a delicious belly warmer on Moscow’s colder days, served with or without meat, potato, herbs (usually dill) and a dollop of smetana, Russian sour cream.

https://www.expatica.com/ru/about/Top-10-Russian-foods-and-recipes_108678.html

https://natashaskitchen.com/classic-russian-borscht-recipe/

*Be like Mila Kunis – go to the store and get fresh ingredients to make this Ukrainian/Russian borscht.

“Mila is the kind of girl everybody wants to hang out with,” says Fred Noe. “We love to laugh and cuss and raise hell and enjoy the bourbon. When this thing started, our former CMO, Kevin George, told me he saw an opportunity to introduce women to whiskey, and he was looking for a spokesperson to whom everybody will relate. Partnering with Mila has been a match made in heaven.”

Kunis admits she was only a casual whiskey fan before signing on with Beam. She acquired a taste for it from her rye drinking husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, in the form of a scotch-based Penicillin cocktail. Gradually Kunis came to enjoy bourbon over rocks, and she subscribes to Beam’s theory that the female market is underserved.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmccarthy12/2017/10/02/mila-kunis-on-whiskey-women-sipping-rare-bourbon-and-how-jim-beam-can-make-her-cry/#122c100b8a71

*Wash down the borscht with a Jim Beam over rocks.

SNUB – Doc Holliday

Review –

  • Learn to love the process
  • Keto diet
  • Don’t waste your time with drugs
  • Dream of being CEO
  • Watch Monster’s Ball
  • Make borscht

August 13

Look to the * for today’s advice.

FOOD SHORTAGE DAY

AUGUST 13

MIND

Lucy Stone 1818

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https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/lucy-stone

Stone lived in a time when wealthy, white men were the only predominant figures in society, and therefore, they were the only ones who could even possibly be considered heroes. However, at the same time, some women and slaves still may have considered Lucy a hero, because she fought for their rights.

http://myhero.com/hero.asp?hero=lucy_stone_ventura

*Be a hero and fight for the rights of people who need it most.

BODY

Fidel Castro 1926

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https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/fidel-castro

When Cuba was hit by food shortages, the average Cuban lost around 10 lbs in weight, causing deaths from heart disease to fall by a third.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2307002/Get-shape-Fidel-Castro-diet.html

*Have your own personal food shortage today. Don’t eat all day, until the Tuscan stew for dinner. Just water and maybe a Cuban cigar for lunch.

SOUL

James Morrison 1984

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https://www.facebook.com/jamesmorrison/

‘Because my childhood was impoverished I always felt I was this kid with no voice,’ he says. ‘Then, suddenly, I had a voice. A big voice. But overcoming my demons hasn’t been easy. Writing songs is my way of conquering them.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3357811/James-Morrison-reveals-hiding-four-long-years.html

*Listen to James Morrison and write your own song to conquer any demons.

MONEY

Annie Oakley 1860

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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/oakley-annie/

Both lucky and extremely talented, Annie Oakley used her astonishing marksmanship to escape a poor childhood in Ohio and become the first female superstar in what had been a male-dominated profession.

https://centerofthewest.org/explore/buffalo-bill/research/annie-oakley/

*Use your astonishing talent to become an entrepreneurial superstar.

ENTERTAINMENT

Alfred Hitchcock 1899 – watch Psycho

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http://mentalfloss.com/article/537233/facts-about-alfred-hitchcock

When Hitchcock approached Paramount Pictures—where he was under contract—to put up the money to make Psycho, the studio balked at the salacious story. So Hitchcock financed the movie himself,

foregoing his normal salary in exchange for 60 percent ownership of the rights to the film; Paramount agreed to distribute the film. To cut costs even more, the filmmaker enlisted his relatively cheaper Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV crew and shot the film on less pricey black and white film. Hitch’s gamble worked: He reportedly personally earned $6 million from Psycho—about $50 million in today’s dollars.

http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/22201/the-top-10-alfred-hitchcock-movies

https://www.amazon.com/Psycho-Anthony-Perkins/dp/B000I9YLWG

*Take a nice long shower and then watch Psycho

FOOD

Debi Mazar 1964 – Tuscan beef stew with polenta

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http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/debi-mazar-and-gabriele-corcos/tuscan-beef-stew-with-polenta0.html

A little later, my mom turned into a hippie—I’d say that’s where I got my sportiness and my set of balls. I was born in 1964, and my mom kept us upstate until 1970 or 1972 But, you know, it was the Summer of Love, my mother was going to Woodstock to hang out in the rain and I was like, ‘See ya! Have fun!’

https://intothegloss.com/2014/05/debi-mazar/

https://www.cookingchanneltv.com/profiles/talent/debi-mazar-and-gabriele-corcos

*You haven’t eaten all day, now enjoy this Tuscan stew while watching Psycho.

SNUB – John Slatterly

Review –

  • Fight for the rights of people
  • Don’t eat all day
  • Listen to James Morrison
  • Use your talent to become rich
  • Watch Psycho
  • Make Tuscan beef stew with polenta

August 12

Look to the * for today’s advice.

WORK ON YOUR TAN DAY

MIND

George Hamilton 1939

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https://twitter.com/georgehamilton

On staying young: “You gotta be around young people. That’s the first thing. The new is what’s really happening. And if you don’t immerse yourself in that, you quickly go into the night. It’s very important to stay grounded but don’t accept their ways of being. Let your ways be the light to theirs. They love that. They want some gray hair in the cockpit.”

http://www.mademan.com/gallery/george-hamilton-life-lessons/#12

*Be aware of what young people know. Know about Snapchat and Fortnight. But like George Hamilton says, let your ways be the light to theirs. Show them that there is more to life than selfies.

BODY

Mario Balotelli 1990

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https://twitter.com/finallymario

For Mario to shift his big frame with speed and strength, he needs to be nimble and powerful driving off one foot. Skipping can develop these areas and boost stamina. Get him to skip for 20 seconds, sprint for 10, skip for 20, and sprint for 10 and so on. Ask him to do this for 10 minutes

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/performance/training/super-marios-fight-club-workout#:RmUxOwe-AFRCBA

Mario Balotelli is “slimming down well and working a lot” to get back into shape for Nice’s Ligue 1 challenge, teammate Pierre Lees-Melou has told RMC.

http://www.espn.com/soccer/nice/story/3637358/mario-balotelli-slimming-down-well-after-weight-criticism-nice-teammate

*Skip for 20 seconds, sprint for 10, and keep alternating for 10 minutes. Play soccer.

SOUL

Michael J. McGivney 1852

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http://www.fathermcgivney.org/mcg/en/life/

“He was a man of the people. He was zealous of the people’s welfare, and all the kindliness of his priestly soul asserted itself more strongly in his unceasing efforts for the betterment of their condition …Oh, Reverend Founder. . .that act alone which gave life to the Knights of Columbus has surely secured for thee everlasting joy and eternal peace.”

https://www.kofc.org/en/

From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action.

https://twitter.com/KofC?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

*Be a man of the people. Be zealous of people’s welfare. Think of donating to the Knights of Columbus today.

MONEY

Norris and Ross McWhirter 1925

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http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/

“The one common quality is extraordinary stubbornness,” he told The Times. “Such people will persevere with a pursuit, be it profound or inconsequential, well beyond the point that others would.”

http://articles.latimes.com/2004/apr/21/local/me-mcwhirter21

*Be stubborn about your financial dreams. Persevere with a profound pursuit.

ENTERTAINMENT

Casey Affleck 1975 – watch Manchester by the Sea

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https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/casey-affleck-sexual-harassment-allegations-interview-709732/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M3X9T06

WHEN YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN— It is not uncommon for people to associate catastrophes and hardships with their locations of occurrence, where proximity to that place triggers the troublesome reminders.  For Lee, that is the entirety of his hometown and being there again is torturous to no end.

https://www.everymoviehasalesson.com/blog/2016/12/movie-review-manchester-by-the-sea

*Watch Casey Affleck win an Oscar in Manchester by the Sea. Have the tissues ready.

FOOD

Diamond Jim Brady 1852

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http://www.gourmandizer.com/ezine/brady/

He started his day off right with a breakfast of eggs, pancakes, pork chops, cornbread, fried potatoes, hominy, muffins, and a beefsteak. He washed it all down with a gallon of orange juice or golden nectar, as he called his favorite drink. Occasionally he would entertain himself with a mid-morning snack of a few dozen clams or oysters.

A typical lunch consisted of two lobsters, deviled crabs, clams, oysters and beef. He finished up with an array of pies. Not like slices of different pies, but several pies. This would hold him over till about 4:30, at which time he gobbled up a heaping platter of seafood. He usually took the snack with a few carafes of lemon soda

“The usual” evening meal began with an appetizer of two or three dozen oysters, six crabs, and a few servings of green turtle soup. The main course was two whole ducks, six or seven lobsters, a sirloin steak, two servings of terrapin and a variety of vegetables. He topped it off with a platter of pastries and often a two pound box of candy.

https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/the-legendary-appetite-of-diamond-jim-brady/

*Just try to eat a fraction of Diamond Jim Brady’s daily intake of food.

SNUB – Sam J. Jones

Review –

  • Be around young people
  • Sprint and skip and soccer
  • Donate to Knights of Columbus
  • Have extraordinary stubbornness
  • Watch Manchester by the Sea
  • Eat like Diamond Jim Brady