August 6

GINGER DAY

MIND

Robert Mitchum 1917

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*Hopefully you’ve already done this. If not, take today to stop trying to please people.

BODY

Charlotte McKinney 1993

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“Lots of sleep and tons of water is key for looking and feeling healthy.”

*8 and 8 today. 8 hours of sleep and 8 glasses of water.

SOUL

Andy Warhol 1928

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He did have a secret, one that the kept dark from all but his closest friends: he was exceedingly devout—so much so that he made daily visits to the church of Saint Vincent Ferrer on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

*Even if you have to keep it from your friends, seek out being exceedingly devout.

MONEY

Travie McCoy 1981

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“And yeah I’ll be in a whole new tax bracket

We in recession, but let me take a crack at it

I’ll probably take whatever’s left and just split it up

So everybody that I love can have a couple bucks”

*Again, it’s not how much you make, it’s how much you spend. Give someone you love a couple bucks today, though.

ENTERTAINMENT

Lucille Ball 1911 – watch I Love Lucy

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*Don’t be confined to your status today. Watch episodes of I Love Lucy for motivation.

FOOD

Geri Halliwell 1972 – Ginger Spice Cookies

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http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/ginger-spice-cookies-103156

*Listen to a mix of Travie McCoy and the Spice Girls while making these Ginger Spice cookies. Snack on them while watching I Love Lucy.

SNUB – Victor Zambrano 1975 – so his birthday is 8/6/75 – 3 oh 9 – get it?

Review –

  • Stop trying to please people
  • 8 hours of sleep and 8 glasses of water
  • Seek out being exceedingly devout
  • Don’t spend more because you make more
  • Watch I Love Lucy
  • Make Ginger Spice Cookies

August 5

MIRACLE ON THE MOON DAY

MIND

Neil Armstrong 1930

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Be humble. He didn’t use his achievements and successes as an opportunity to brag but to push others forward. Enjoy your successes and celebrate your little steps forward but do so humbly.

*Use your achievements from this year as an opportunity to push others forward. Share your successes from 365DOLF with others. Get them on the bandwagon with you. Watch First Man for inspiration.

BODY

Lolo Jones 1982

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“If I’m running for longer and slower, then I get less rest time. But if my run time is faster and shorter, I get a longer time to recover so that I can run at a higher velocity next round. Rest is really important.”

*Rest is important. But only if you’ve earned it. Get on that treadmill and run longer but slower or run shorter but faster today.

SOUL

Adam Yauch 1964

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In 1992, Yauch became a practicing Buddhist, and in many ways the spiritual center of the Beastie Boys.

*Look into Buddhism. I think it’s the closest thing to what 365DOLF is all about. Improving your mind, body, and soul. 

MONEY

Patrick Ewing 1962

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“NBA players make a lot of money. But they spend a lot of money, too.”

*It doesn’t matter how much money you make, it’s how much money you spend.

ENTERTAINMENT

Herb Brooks 1937 – watch Miracle

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*Watch the movie about one of the most iconic moments in sports and Cold War history, Do you believe in miracles?

FOOD

Maureen McCormick 1956 – Salad of Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash with Avocado

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http://www.accesshollywood.com/articles/maureen-mccormick-weight-loss-challenge-healthy-recipes-from-curtis-stone-75731/

*Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! This recipe is much better than anything Jan ever made.

SNUB – Reid Hoffman 1967

Review –

  • Be humble
  • Run longer and slower or shorter and faster
  • Look into Buddhism
  • It’s not what you make, it’s what you spend
  • Watch Miracle
  • Make Marcia’s salad of grilled zucchini and summer squash

August 4

Louis Day

MIND

Barack Obama 1961

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“We are reminded that, in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame, but rather how well we have loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better.”

*Take today to think about how well you have loved and what small part you have played in making the lives of other people better.

BODY

Meghan Markle 1981 – try vinyasa (shares a birthday with Elizabeth the Queen Mother)

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“I love an intense Vinyasa class – and even better if its blasting hip-hop and done in a dark room with candlelight.”

*Find a local studio or a vinyasa class online and workout like you’ve got nothing to lose.”

SOUL

Louis Armstrong 1901

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Warring sides in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa temporarily stopped fighting in 1960 to attend an Armstrong concert.

*While listening to Louis Armstrong, reach out to someone you have been warring with and suggest a peace treaty.

MONEY

Louis Vuitton 1821

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Louis, at the age of 13, wanted to go to Paris. 3 years after traveling on foot he arrived, and eventually became the apprentice to Monsieur Marechal. . . Louis’ success did not happen at once. But it did begin when Louis took his first step toward Paris in the spring of 1835.

*Sometimes all you need is a “first step” and a good mentor. If you haven’t yet, take that first step today.

ENTERTAINMENT

Billy Bob Thornton 1955 – watch Sling Blade

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*Watch Billy Bob win an Oscar in Sling Blade.

BONUS – FOOD – make French fried taters

FOOD

Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1900

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Despite her appetite for food and drink, she lived to be 101

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2034919/The-Queen-Mums-favourite-recipes-including-After-Eight-ice-cream-tipsy-tart.html

Dinner: Chicken Tropicana

Served in a halved coconut, this is the ultimate kitsch Sixties dish.

Dessert: Tipsy Tart

This brandy-soaked tart provided the perfect excuse for a boozy tea time.

Drink: Bloody Bull

A variation of the classic Bloody Marymade with vodka, tomato juice and seasoning

*Have a passion for food like the Queen Mother and enjoy her dinner, dessert and drink. Be ready to live to 101.

SNUB – Jeff Gordon 1971

Review –

  • Make the lives of others better
  • Try a Vinyasa class
  • Listen to Lois Armstrong for peace
  • Take that first step
  • Watch Sling Blade
  • Eat like Elizabeth the Queen Mother

August 3

NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY

MIND

Tony Bennett 1926

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“I’m not the type of person who likes to look backwards. I’ve always felt compelled to move forward and I’ve never been one to dwell in the past. All the people I’ve met, all the places I’ve been, and all the things that I’ve done have simply been part of who I am.”

*Keep moving forward. Which people, places, and things make up who you are?

BODY

Tom Brady 1977

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https://tb12sports.com/

TB12 is a natural and holistic system that combines pliability, nutrition, hydration, resistance band strength training, and cognitive health to prepare your body and mind to do what you love, longer.

*Get the TB12 Method book today and get started. Try this for the whole month of August and see where it goes.. 

SOUL

Martin Sheen 1940

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“If you’re going to make a contribution, if you’re going to do anything of value, it’s got to cost you something,”

“Piety is something you do alone,”

“True freedom, spirituality, can only be achieved in community.”

*Make a contribution of value to help find true freedom and spirituality.

MONEY

Michael Ealy 1973

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Ealy spent 5 years as a waiter before getting his big break in Barbershop in 2001.

“There were times where I’d feel like, ‘I’m a waiter. I’m not an actor. I’m a waiter.”

*Keep working hard – your big break is coming. Tell yourself what you will be, not what you currently are.

ENTERTAINMENT

James Hetfield 1963 – listen to Metallica

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*Listen to Metallica before going to bed tonight. Enter Sandman.

FOOD

Martha Stewart 1941 – tequila soaked watermelon wedges

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NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY – August 3rd

National Watermelon Day recognizes the refreshing summertime treat

http://www.marthastewart.com/315329/tequila-soaked-watermelon-wedges

*Enjoy these Martha Stewart tequila soaked watermelon wedges on a hot August day. Always tell the truth.

SNUB – Evangeline Lilly 1979

Review –

  • Keep moving forward
  • Start TB12
  • Make a contribution of value
  • Your big break is coming
  • Listen to Metallica
  • Make tequila soaked watermelon wedge

August 2

ALL IN THE FAMILY DAY

MIND

Wes Craven 1939

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“A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren’t so nice. Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it and go in some other direction?”

*What is your curse? Does it make you into a monster? Can you temper it? Can you accept it and go in some other direction?

BODY

Skylar Diggins 1990

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“I start working on my core strength and balance right after the season, using kettle bells, medicine balls and battle ropes,”

“I really want to strengthen my body and get ready for my individual workouts and for the season.”

*Get with your trainer today and let them know you want to work on strength and balance by using kettle balls, medicine balls, and battle ropes just like Skylar Diggins. Play basketball and be the point guard.

SOUL

Carroll O’Connor 1924 – watch All in the Family

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Carroll O’Connor in real life was an outspoken defender of liberal and civil rights causes—as was the show’s producer, Norman Lear.

*When I spoke at my father’s funeral, I compared him to Archie Bunker, but he evolved into a much better person. Don’t be like Archie Bunker – be like the man who played him, Carroll O’Connor – a defender of civil rights.

MONEY

Kevin Smith 1970

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“Just be who you want to be in life.”

*In the free world economy, we have the greatest gift that freedom and democracy offers – choice!

ENTERTAINMENT

Peter O’Toole 1932 – watch Lion in Winter

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While shooting The Lion in Winter, O’Toole cut off the top of his finger. He put the finger in some brandy before pushing it back into place and wrapping with a bandage. Removing the bandage weeks later he discovered he’d put it back the wrong way round.

*Sip some brandy as you watch Peter O’Toole almost win an Oscar in Lion in Winter.

FOOD

Mary-Louise Parker 1964 – migas eggs

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Mary-Louise Parker is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress.

Made with crispy corn tortillas, eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, Migas (Mexican Egg Tortilla Breakfast Skillet) is an easy morning meal that’s sure to please the whole family!

http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/food/recipes/a6185/migas-eggs-recipe-ll-0309/

*Smoke. Watch Weeds. Eat Parker’s migas eggs. Enjoy.

BONUS – Kristaps Porzingis 1995 -cookie dough ice cream for dessert

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What’s your favorite unhealthy food you still sneak in?

I love Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.

Which kind?

The one with the cookie—what’s it called?

Cookies and cream?

No, no. What do you call the substance before you cook the cookie?

Cookie dough.

Yes! Oh my God, it’s so fire. That’s one of my favorite things to eat when I’m cheating.

SNUB – Golden Tate 1988

Review –

  • No excuses
  • Skylar Diggins Workout
  • Be a defender of civil rights causes
  • Be who you want to be in life
  • Watch Scream
  • Make migas eggs

August 1

AQUAMAN VS. MOBY DICK DAY

MIND

Francis Scott Key 1779

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When inspiration strikes, take action. 

Key started to write key lines during the bombardment. Imagine if he waited to write the poem until later when he was safely at home. We likely would never have heard of it.

*Take action today. You’ve been waiting long enough. If you’re half asleep with a great idea and think, I’ll do that tomorrow, think again.

BODY

Jason Momoa 1979

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“EAT AS MUCH LEAN MEAT AND GREEN VEGGIES AS I CAN, AND SAVE THE CALORIES FOR GUINNESS.”

https://www.popworkouts.com/aquman-workout-jason-momoa/

*Do this Aquaman workout, go swimming, and then eat lean meat and green veggies. Save the Guinness for a nightcap.

SOUL

Herman Melville 1819

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Melville’s Moby-Dick as a story of the soul’s pilgrimage towards redemption.

*Read Moby Dick and read The Holy Longing by Ron Rolheiser to help your soul’s pilgrimage towards redemption.

MONEY

Adam Jones 1985

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“They have expressed to my family and I that they value everything I bring to the game, and have proven that by offering me a 2 year guaranteed deal with a chance to play a 3rd year and beyond,”

“My family and I are very, very excited about this new chapter in our lives.”

*Don’t be afraid to start a new chapter in your life, if there’s a company that values everything you bring.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jerry Garcia 1942 – listen to the Grateful Dead

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Jerry’s brother accidentally removed his middle finger with an axe when Jerry was young. So, he made do with what he had to work with. He improvised.

*Make do with what you have to work with today and listen to the Grateful Dead. And treat your children well.

FOOD

Dom DeLuise 1933 – Dom’s Mom’s meatballs

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http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/doms-moms-meatballs/168707

*Enjoy Dom’s mom’s meatballs while watching her son as “Captain Chaos” in The Cannonball Run.

And Cherry Garcia Ice Cream for dessert. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a Guinness.

SNUB – Austin Rivers 1992

Review –

  • Take Action
  • Aquaman Workout
  • Start reading Moby Dick
  • Start a new chapter in your life
  • Listen to The Grateful Dead
  • Make Dom’s Mom’s Meatballs

July 31

BE MERRY AND HAPPY DAY

MIND

JK Rowling 1965

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At age 25, she was riding on a train when one single idea flashed into her mind: Boy doesn’t know he’s a wizard, goes to wizard school. After that, Jo says her mind was flooded with ideas for Harry Potter.

*Keep writing. Keep creating. One day a single idea will flash into your mind and it will be flooded with ideas. This happened to me with 365DOLF, but at the age of 45 instead of 25 – doesn’t matter to me.

If you’re caught up with your reading, today would be a good day to start reading the Harry Potter series of books.

BODY

Wesley Snipes 1962

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Lackluster effort won’t get you there, and too much effort will ensure that you burn out before you do.”

http://roglawfitness.com/wisdom-of-wesley-snipes-fitness-edition/

*Put the right amount of effort into this Wesley Snipes workout. Find a white man to play basketball with at a local park.

SOUL

Herbert Armstrong 1892

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“Now, God set His law in motion to make man happy. God set His law there to give us peace, to give us abundance, and prosperity, to make us happy, to make our lives full, and interesting. Until there is not a dull moment, but we live fully, abundantly, happily, joyfully. God wants us to be merry and happy.”

*Be merry and happy today. God wants you to.

MONEY

Mark Cuban 1958

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Buy in bulk and on sale.

“It’s so hard to make a return on regular investments that … you’re better off buying two years’ worth of toothpaste when it’s on 50 percent discount,”

“There’s an immediate return on your money.”

“When they’re on a huge sale on Amazon, buy them, because chances are, their prices are going to go up. That’s a real savings that you get to put in your pocket.”

“Invest the money you save in the cheapest SPX mutual fund you can find.”

*Use this last day of July as the day to go to a Sam’s Club or buy in bulk off of Amazon. As a teacher, I’ll buy in bulk everything I’ll need for school for the next 10 months. I’m also going to invest $100 in…

Schwab S&P 500 Index Fund

Symbol:  SWPPX

Net Expense Ratio: 0.09%

Minimum Initial Investment:  $100

ENTERTAINMENT

Zac Brown 1978 – Zac Brown Band

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“It’s funny how it’s the little things in life that mean the most.” –Chicken Fried

*Listen to the Zac Brown Band while realizing how much that the little things throughout today have meant to you.

FOOD

Rico Rodriguez 1998 – grilled chicken and rice

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“I like the Food Network, because I want to be a chef,”

“I cook grilled chicken and microwaveable rice. That’s my meal.” Any secret ingredients? “Mrs. Dash [seasoning],” 

https://parade.com/45285/parade/rico-rodriguez-modern-family/

*Listen to the Zac Brown Band while making grilled chicken and rice and then watch Manny in Modern Family while enjoying it. Wash it down with some butter beer.

SNUB – A.J. Green 1988

Review –

  • Keep writing. Keep creating
  • Wesley Snipes workout
  • Be merry and happy
  • Invest in the cheapest SPX mutual fund you can find
  • Listen to the Zac Brown Band
  • Make grilled chicken and rice

 

July 30

NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY

MIND

Henry Ford 1863

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“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”

“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. Are you ready?  Are you thinking?”

*Think today. Spend an hour deep in thought. No phone. No TV. No distractions. Make ready your plans because getting ready is the secret to success.

BODY

Terry Crews 1968

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https://www.coachmag.co.uk/workouts/4028/terry-crews-workout-plus-crews-5-ways-to-win-at-life

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, who complimented his arm development. “I told everybody I knew,” says Crews. “I’m still working out today on that motivation alone.”

*Knockout this Terry Crews workout and be ready to receive compliments on your arms. Watch The Expendables for motivation. Crews and Arnold share a birthday today.

SOUL

Laurence Fishburne 1961

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“In every doctrine and every dogma and every spiritualism, in every religion there are some basic spiritual truths,”

“All these things are road maps for human being to use to try to live better lives, to try to make themselves better people. I am familiar with those concepts because I spend a lot of time reading shit, that’s all. I’m making it up as I go, I’m trying to do the best I can to be the best human being I can.”

*Do the best you can today to be the best human being you can be. 

MONEY

Arnold Schwarzenegger 1947

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“A friend of mine couldn’t understand how I had the guts to buy a rental property. My friend didn’t want to take any risks in his life.”

*Take advice from the Terminator and take a risk by investing in a rental property.

ENTERTAINMENT

Hilary Swank 1974 – watch Boys Don’t Cry

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*Watch Hilary Swank win an Oscar as a boy that doesn’t cry… sort of.

FOOD

Alton Brown 1962 – sour cream cheesecake

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NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY

National Cheesecake Day is observed annually on July 30th.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sour-cream-cheesecake-recipe.html

*On National Cheesecake day, enjoy Alton Brown’s sour cream cheesecake.

SNUB – Gina Rodriguez 1984

Review –

  • Think
  • Terry Crews workout
  • Be the best human you can be
  • Look to invest in rental properties
  • Watch Boys Don’t Cry
  • Make sour cream cheesecake

July 29

WRITE FAITH ON YOUR WRIST DAY

MIND

Benito Mussolini 1883

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Mussolini was never very humble, but he pretended.

“I was certainly not moved by a desire for egotistical political domination. I obeyed the positive command of my conscience, not any opportunism. I have always had a vision of life which was altruistic.”

*Be humble today – even if you have to fake it like a brutal dictator.

BODY

Scott Steiner 1962

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Scott Steiner claimed he could Bench Press over 600 pounds.

*Max out on your bench press today.

SOUL

Dak Prescott 1993

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He continues to miss his mom. To help him pull through every time he plays, Prescott puts a strip of tape with the word “faith” on his wrists.

“I simply write ‘Faith’ on there for the faith that my mom showed me; the relationship we built from the faith we had and my faith in God.”

*Put a strip of tape with the word “faith” on your wrist. Look at it throughout today to remind you of your faith in God and the faith you’ve built up with someone you love.

MONEY

Tim Gunn 1953

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‘You need to be good to people. You need to take your work seriously. You need to have integrity. You need to work with what you’ve got.”

*If you want to earn as much as possible, take this advice from Tim Gunn.

ENTERTAINMENT

Josh Radnor 1974 – watch How I Met Your Mother

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*Start watching How I Met Your Mother and you may not stop until you figure out who the mother is.

FOOD

Martina McBride 1966 – Hunters Chicken

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http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/hunters-chicken-martina-mcbride-around-the-table

*Listen to some Martina McBride while making her Hunters Chicken.

SNUB – Ken Burns 1953 – if you can’t fall asleep tonight, watch one of his documentaries

Review –

  • Be humble
  • Max out on your bench press
  • Remind yourself  of your faith in God
  • Take your work seriously
  • Watch How I Met Your Mother
  • Make Hunters Chicken

July 28

JACQUELINE LEE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS DAY

MIND

John David Washington 1984

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“You have to adapt and adjust—you can’t take your sweet time all the time, but cherish your process.”

*Adapt and adjust throughout today. Cherish your process.

BODY

Terry Fox 1958

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Terry Fox Runs take place in over 9,000 communities across Canada every year and are accessible to anyone with no entry fee, no minimum pledge and a non-competitive atmosphere. Participants can run, walk, blade or bike and most of all have fun while raising funds for cancer research.

http://www.terryfox.org

*Sign up for a Terry Fox Run today. Run 3.1 miles to prepare for it.

SOUL

Jackie Kennedy 1929 – watch Jackie

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LIFT YOURSELF UP

“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.”

If we can’t be in charge of our situations, we can at least be in charge of ourselves. We can try to focus on what we can control going forward. Jackie said seeing the world through her children’s eyes helped restore her faith in her family.

*Watch Jackie to learn how to deal with loss like Jackie Kennedy.

MONEY

Dana White 1969

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“Rob Dyrdek called me after the sale, and he said, ‘I’ve got to ask you a question – how do you get up every day and run the race when you’ve already won the race?”

“I want to know how you strap your f—-ng shoes on and go to work every day.’ I said, ‘Because I was never in it for the money.’ I don’t even think about the money.”

*When your business of passion makes you rich, will you still want to run it every day? Sure you want to make money, but that money will be much sweeter if it comes from your passion.

ENTERTAINMENT

Lori Loughlin 1964 – watch Full House (she bribed her way onto this)

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Elizabeth Berkley 1972 – watch Saved by the Bell

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*Go back to the 1980s and watch Loughlin in an episode of Full House and Berkley in an episode of Saved by the Bell.

FOOD

Jim Davis 1945 – Garfield Lasagna

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Davis named Garfield after his grandfather, James Garfield Davis (who was named after President James Garfield).

http://www.gooseberrypatch.com/gooseberry/recipe.nsf/55e548eeef8c89b9852568d4004c5ffe/ADC342C8A4B78CA485257B39005BFB97

*Hopefully this day doesn’t fall on a Monday, but even if it does, enjoy Garfield’s lasagna.

SNUB – Ali Krieger 1984

Review –

  • Cherish your process
  • Terry Fox run
  • Lift yourself up
  • Have a business of passion
  • Watch Full House and Saved by the Bell
  • Make Garfield Lasagna