April 8



Harvey Cushing 1869

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He challenged both his students in the audience who were leaders in the field of neurosurgery and all future neurosurgeons by quoting Leonardo da Vinci: “It is a mediocre pupil who does not excel his master.”

*Don’t be a mediocre pupil in life. Hopefully you’ve had someone “show you the ropes”, strive to be better than that person. 


Robin Wright 1966

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“With Zumba, you’re dancing, you’re moving your hips. So much fun.”

*Take a Zumba class today. Watch her as the POTUS in House of Cards later while wearing a set of her pajamas from plfdreams.com – wear these pajamas all day tomorrow in honor of Hugh Hefner’s birthday.  I love you Jenny!


Chris Kyle 1974 – watch American Sniper

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To continue to spread the mission and vision of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, the Foundation welcomes volunteers to submit their contact information to us.


*Watch Bradley Cooper as American Sniper Chris Kyle and think of signing up to volunteer for his foundation – another way to donate time and energy instead of money.


Robert Kiyosaki 1947

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“We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.”

*Read this book and learn. My dad taught me how to work hard for someone else – which he did for 66 years, and died while working at 84. Learn how to have money work hard for you and then pass it down to your kids.


Patricia Arquette 1968 – watch Boyhood

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*Watch Patricia Arquette win an Oscar in Boyhood.


Betty Ford 1918

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Betty Ford liked simple American food. She put an emphasis on budget-friendly meals. Sunday’s breakfast consisted of waffles with pure maple syrup, strawberries and orange juice (maybe just a splash of vodka)

SNUB – Skai Jackson 2002

Review –

  • Strive to be better than your mentor
  • Zumba class
  • Volunteer with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
  • Have money work for you
  • Watch Boyhood
  • Brunch like Betty Ford

April 7



Tony Dorsett 1954

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“I learned the lesson of being accountable. Coach taught me that if you do the little things in life, you can make big things happen. I had won numerous awards, including the Heisman Trophy. And then I learned humility from Tom Landry. He taught me discipline. I think he helped bring me back down to earth.”

The game didn’t rob him of his body.

But it did take his mind.

*Be accountable. Be humble. The little things in life can make big things happen. Dorsett learned a lot from his playing days. Unfortunately, the game has cost him his mind. H2P


Russell Crowe 1964 – watch Gladiator

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His training program included long distance cycling, intense boxing workouts and fighting drills in addition to hitting the weights to pack on lean muscle mass.

*Pick one of the above to be a Gladiator – long distance cycling, intense boxing, or hit the weights. Watch the movie for motivation.


Billie Holiday 1915

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“Do what you do with passion, heart, and individuality. So when it’s your turn to be in the spotlight, it’s all uniquely you!”

*Show passion, heart, and individuality all day today.


Jackie Chan 1954

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Jackie Chan firmly believes that if his children work hard enough they can achieve great success the same way he did.

*Make your children work for everything.


Francis Ford Coppola 1939 – watch Patton

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*Watch Francis Ford Coppola win 1 of his 5 Oscars in Patton. Research possibly visiting Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery.


James Garner 1928 – beef

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Actor James Garner, sidelined last week by quintuple-bypass heart surgery, is still a star in the eyes of the Beef Industry Council, which has no plans to drop him from its current “Beef: Real Food for Real People” ad campaign.

*Eat beef. It’s real food for real people. Use today to make an appointment to get your heart checked too.

SNUB – John Oates 1948

Review –

  • Be accountable
  • Gladiator workout
  • Show passion, heart, and individuality
  • Make your children work for everything
  • Watch Patton
  • Beef

April 6



Raphael 1483

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Raphael achieved ‘sprezzatura’ which is a certain nonchalance that conceals all artistry and makes whatever he painted to look effortless. It was this ‘effortlessness’ of Raphael’s paintings that drove Michelangelo mad with jealousy.

*Your goal is to achieve “sprezzatura” in life. Make life look effortless and drive people mad with jealousy.


Hilary Rhoda 1987

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“I love SoulCycle. It’s just a great workout. It’s so convenient too because they’re all over the city and they’re every hour, so you can go after work, before work, on your lunch break, any time.”

*Make it to your local SoulCycle and get a convenient and great workout.


Ram Dass 1931

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“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”

*Expect nothing and keep moving.

BONUS: William Branham 1909

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“The soul only has one sense: Faith (if one is born again), or unbelief (if one is not born again).  It is either the nature of God or the nature of Satan.”

*Ram Dass for the more spiritual and Branham for the more religious view on life.


Billy Dee Williams 1937

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When Williams once ran out of money to pay for his art supplies, he decided to do something he hadn’t done since he was seven years old: acting.

*Think about something you haven’t done since you were seven years old, and how you could do that to make your fame and fortune.


Paul Rudd 1969 –watch Living With Yourself

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*Watch Paul Rudd almost win a Golden Globe as he becomes a better version of himself – take notes.


Julie Ertz 1992

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Ertz loves to cook with her husband, Zach Ertz, a Tight End for the Philadelphia Eagles. One of their favorite meals to make for date night at home is a gluten-free almond flour pizza topped with cheese, garlic, fresh veggies, and sausage. They also love Mexican food—especially steak tacos and burritos.

*Make your own healthy pizza or make it a Mexican food date night.

BONUS: Candace Cameron 1976 – turkey tacos

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*Make these turkey tacos as a healthier option than going out for steak tacos.

SNUB – Zach Braff 1975

Review –

  • Achieve “Sprezzatura”
  • Soulcycle
  • Do you have faith or unbelief?
  • Go back to your youth for fame and fortune
  • Watch Living With Yourself
  • Make healthy pizza or turkey tacos

April 5



Colin Powell 1937

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Powell says that back when he was a lost 17-year-old at City College of New York, ROTC “saved” him and kept him in school.

“I found my place. I found discipline, I found structure, I found people that were like me and I liked, and I fell in love with the Army those first few months in ROTC, and it lasted for the next 40-odd years,”

*Hopefully you have found your place, your discipline. If not, it’s never too late. It might be too late to join ROTC, but you can always find structure and people that are like you.


Hayley Atwell 1982

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‘I did various detoxes, hard running every day and endless lunges and squats. I was in the best physical condition I’ve ever been in.’

*Bullies once called her ‘Fatwell’ but look at her now. Today’s tasks include a detox, hard running, lunges, and squats.


Booker T. Washington 1856

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Determined to educate himself, he traveled hundreds of miles under great hardship until he arrived — broke, tired, and dirty — at Hampton Institute

*Educate yourself today by reading Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington. You won’t even have to be broke, tired, and dirty to read it.


Pharrell Williams 1973

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Clap along if you feel like a room, without a roof.” 

*Listen to Pharrell Williams sing ‘Happy’ and know that you are limitless, unconstrained, and free. You’re unrestricted by any obstacles, short comings, and limitations. Your financial future has no roof!


Gregory Peck 1916 – watch To Kill a Mockingbird

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*Watch Gregory Peck win an Oscar in To Kill a Mockingbird.


Matt Bonner 1980 – Full Montagu sandwich

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*Check out Matt Bonner’s website and create one of his favorite sandwiches from his NBA travels.

SNUB – Bette Davis 1908

Review –

  • Find your place
  • Detox, hard running, and squats
  • Read Up From Slavery
  • Your financial future has no roof
  • Watch To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Make a Full Montagu sandwich

April 4



Maya Angelou 1928

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

*Angelou’s above quote is why you are sticking with 365DOLF. Use this quote today to give you new life and a new purpose to thrive.


Robert Downey, Jr. 1965

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Since 2003, RDJ has trained using the Wing Chun technique made famous by Bruce Lee, a discipline that’s become a part of his daily routine.


*Try this Iron Man workout and also look into a place to practice Wing Chun, and maybe it will become part of your daily routine.


Dorothea Dix 1802

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After a chance encounter with “lunatics” in the East Cambridge House of Corrections, she devoted her life to ameliorating the conditions under which they were incarcerated.

Finding Help: When to Get It and Where to Go

Mental health disorders are real, common and treatable.


*Robert Downey Jr, Clive Davis, and Heath Ledger all suffered from either mental illness or drug dependency. Throw in the fact that your day ends with watching the movie Psycho and today shapes up to being a mental health awareness day. Thank you Dorothea Dix for being a pioneer and a saint when it comes to this topic.


Clive Davis 1932

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Disgraced, broke, and a target of a federal grand-jury investigation, he was so low that friends feared he might commit suicide. Instead, Davis clawed his way back. Within two years, he started Arista. Within months, it was making millions.

*No matter how low you get, you can always claw your way back and start your own business.


Heath Ledger 1979 – watch The Dark Knight

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I Am Heath Ledger, a new documentary about the actor supported by his family, dispels one common rumor: The Joker did not bring the Australian actor down.

*Watch Ledger win an Oscar in his dream role as the Joker, and then watch the documentary about his untimely death. – I am Heath Ledger


Anthony Perkins 1932 – Psycho Tuna Salad

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*Enjoy this Psycho Tuna Salad while watching Psycho…then take a nice long shower and call it a day.

SNUB – David Blaine 1973

Review –

  • Have a new purpose to thrive
  • Iron Man or Wing Chun Workout
  • Find help for you or someone you love
  • Claw your way back
  • Watch The Dark Knight
  • Make Psycho Tuna Salad

April 3



Eddie Murphy 1961

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“I haven’t read a newspaper in 20 years. I don’t look at the computer or anything. You have to have a filter on what you let in.”

*Filter what you let in today. Try to go the whole day without seeing any news. You can catch up tomorrow.


Leona Lewis 1985

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7.30am: Green vegetable tofu scramble

12pm: A handful of chocolate-dipped almonds

2.30pm: Lettuce, edamame, carrot, sprout and cherry tomato salad with a ginger garlic dressing

6pm: A spoonful of homemade nut and date spread

9pm: Pesto pasta with tofu and roasted vegetables

“I do four hour-long workouts per week – everything from SoulCycle to hiking with my dog.”

*April 3, 2020 is a Friday and this is a normal day of eating on a Friday for Leona Lewis. Go hiking with your dog, too.


Jane Goodall 1934

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“Do apes have souls, I ask. ‘I think that if we have souls, then they must have souls too,’ I am a cultural Christian, but I prefer to talk in terms of ‘believing in some great spiritual path. I’ve felt it in the forests.”

*I think that I am a cultural Christian. I truly believe that by being a good person, I am on the right path to the afterlife. If not, at least I made the world around me the best that I could. Take today to hike with your dog and think about your beliefs.


Alec Baldwin 1958

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Always Be Closing

*It’s all about selling. If you’re not good at selling, take today to pursue becoming better at it. And remember – coffee is for closers! Watch Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross for motivation.


Marlon Brando 1924 –watch On the Waterfront

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*All 3 Godfathers are suggested this year, so take today to watch Brando win an Oscar in On the Waterfront


Cat Cora 1967 – fava bean pesto

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*Use the above recipe from Iron Chef, Cat Cora, for your pesto and pasta this evening.

SNUB – Wayne Newton 1942

Review –

  • Filter what you see
  • Hike with your dog
  • What are your beliefs?
  • Always Be Closing
  • Watch On the Waterfront
  • Fava bean pesto

April 2



Hans Christian Anderson 1805

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Unlucky in status, in love and in looks, Anderson refused to let others intimidate him out of using his talent and became determined to only live up to the standards that he set for himself.

*No matter what you are “unlucky” in, work hard to live up to the standards that you set for yourself.



Christopher Meloni 1961

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Today, his weight-room regimen consists of a jam-packed hour that extends to 90 minutes only on the days he tacks on an extra treadmill session.

“The workouts are fast and intense,”

“hit it and quit it”

“targeting exactly the muscle group I want to fire.”

*“Hit it and quit it” with a jam-packed hour work out and throw in another 30 minute treadmill session if you feel like solving a big SVU murder later.


Charlemagne 742

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Charlemagne is reputed to have said that to speak another language is to possess another soul.

*Start today and you could learn another language by the end of this year. 


Roselyn Sanchez 1973

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“I told myself I would never ride the subway. If I went from 42nd Street to 45th Street, I took a cab. I ate only at the best restaurants. I thought I would become a star in a month. But that’s not the way it works in New York. New York doesn’t care who you are or where you come from.”

A year later, she was out of cash and still jobless.

*No matter where you live, don’t live beyond your means.


Marvin Gaye 1939

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*Be reminded of Marvin Gaye’s greatness by listening to his music today.


Alec Guinness 1914 – Guinness Stew

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*This is the stew you’re looking for

SNUB – Pascal Siakam 1994


  • Live up to your standards
  • Hit it and Quit it workout
  • Start learning a new language
  • Don’t live beyond your means
  • Listen to Marvin Gaye
  • Make Guinness stew