Overview of 365DOLF

OVERVIEW (What the book will be about and why someone would want to read/buy it)

Most people want to improve their lives. Especially around the Christmas holidays, gearing up for a “New Year – New Me!” Unfortunately these same people don’t go into the New Year with a set plan or any guidance. They might catch some random ideas on-line or from a magazine, but there is nothing out there to guide them every day of the year – until now. 365dolf is currently a website that does exactly that, through the focus of famous people. People can now improve their mind, body, soul, money, entertainment, and food through 365 days of living famously.

If you’ve ever waited in line and perused the magazine section, you get inundated with headlines of celebrity advice. If you’ve ever spent hours in a bookstore or online looking for self-help, you may have had to settle for a workout journal or a daily prayer log. 365dolf is truly the first of its kind to take daily famous birthdays to help guide people towards self-improvement.

Through six famous birthdays each day, people will be able to expand their minds, tone their bodies, warm their souls, improve their financial situation, escape from reality, and answer the most daunting question of each day… what’s for dinner? The finished manuscript will contain approximately 187,500 words, or 750 pages.

Every day, my readers will be able to

  • Use a famous birthday to help expand and stimulate their mind
  • Use a workout or helpful tip from a famous birthday to improve their body
  • Use a famous birthday to warm their soul
  • Use tips from a famous birthday to save or invest money, with a focus on being their own boss
  • Be entertained by a famous birthday
  • Be inspired by a famous birthday to nourish their body

Each day, my readers will receive

  • a daily life lesson to make you think
  • a daily workout or advice on better health
  • a daily dose of inspiration
  • a daily tip to improve your finances
  • a daily form of escape from reality
  • a daily recipe that can answer – “What’s for dinner?”

On a daily basis, my readers will

  • Use the MIND birthday, at the least, as a topic of conversation with coworkers, family, and friends
  • Use the BODY birthday for a suggested workout or a tip for healthy living
  • Use the SOUL birthday to keep an open mind, beyond their set religion and focus on becoming a better person
  • Use the MONEY birthday as advice from the very best at saving, investing, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy
  • Use the ENTERTAINMENT birthday as an escape from reality each day with a movie, TV show, or music
  • Use the FOOD birthday to help with at least one meal, dessert, or snack with a recipe from a celebrity chef or famous person

What is 365DOLF?

With the start of a New Year, a lot of people are looking for change. Most people want to improve themselves and be a better person. Starting on 1/1/19, 365DOLF will be unlike any other game plan for that self-improvement. Each day you will use 6 famous birthdays to help guide you for improvement with your MIND, BODY, SOUL, MONEY, ENTERTAINMENT, and FOOD.

I have provided an example of each below to give you a snapshot of how it works and a preview of 6 birthdays coming up next year.



Albert Einstein 1879

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Create Value: “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

How would you define success?  What will make your life a success?  These questions can be great ones to ask yourself.  It can be raising healthy and happy children, having meaningful and fulfilling relationships, being authentic in conversations, writing a book, loving a career, and feeling good everyday— whatever it is for you, that’s where to place or continue to place your focus.  What we focus on truly expands.



Write down the following…

Your definition of success

What will make your life a success?

What makes you valuable to others?

If you don’t know, today is the day to seek out answers to these questions.



Lisa Leslie 1972 – squats while brushing your teeth

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“My favorite workout involves an electric toothbrush and whole lot of squats. If you get an electric toothbrush it usually runs for two minutes [and] you do four quadrants of your mouth. While at the same time, you can do your squats. So I do my squats probably for a minute, which gets me about 50 squats in a minute and then I do leg lifts and raises for the other minute. That pretty much gets my teeth cleaned and my butt toned.”


Tone your butt while brushing your teeth. This is a suggestion that you should do today and carry on doing it every day. * A life changer *



Billy Graham 1918

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The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy . . .
—Zephaniah 3:17

The world’s millions could come down to the beach and reach out their hands to be filled with sea water. They could each take as much as they wanted, as much as they needed-and still the ocean would remain unchanged. Its might and power would be the same, the life in its unfathomable depths would continue unaltered, although it had supplied the needs of every single person standing with outstretched hands along its shores.

So it is with God. He can be everywhere at once, heeding the prayers of all who call out in the name of Christ; performing the mighty miracles that keep the stars in their places, and the plants bursting up through the earth, and the fish swimming in the sea. There is no limit to God. There is no limit to His wisdom. There is no limit to His power. There is no limit to His love. There is no limit to His mercy.

Prayer for the day

Almighty God, how glorious are my thoughts of You, for You are everywhere—loving and caring for the minutest details of our lives!

On Billy Graham’s website you can get a daily devotional and a prayer for the day. This may be something that you want to put in your daily routine.



Warren Buffett 1930

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Watch Small Expenses: Warren Buffett invests in businesses run by managers who obsess over the tiniest costs. He once acquired a company whose owner counted the sheets in rolls of 500-sheet toilet paper to see if he was being cheated (he was). He also admired a friend who painted only on the side of his office building that faced the road. Exercising vigilance over every expense can make your profits — and your paycheck — go much further.


Exercise vigilance over every expense today – make it a habit. Check on your toilet paper too.

August 15


Jennifer Lawrence 1990 –watch Silver Linings Playbook

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Volunteer with the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation

The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation supports a variety of organizations and causes.


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.


Find that silver lining by watching JLAW win an Oscar in Silver Linings Playbook. Think of volunteering with her foundation.


Julia Child 1912 – Napoleon’s chicken

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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.



In honor of Napoleon (1769) and Julia Child’s birthdays, make her Napoleon’s chicken. Enjoy it while watching Silver Lining’s Playbook.

Preparing for the First Week (Edited)

The first week of 2019 will start on Tuesday, January 1 and end on Saturday, January 5.

With less than 2 weeks until New Year’s Day, here is a preview of what you’ll need for that first week – to live famously.

The first thing you should do is order a bottle of The Keaton to drink on Diane Keaton’s birthday (1/5), while watching her in The Godfather.

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The year starts with JD Salinger’s birthday, so your first suggested book is Catcher in the Rye. You can download a pdf file of it. This is the first of many books that will be suggested to you. Your goal is to read at least 1 per month. When’s the last time you read 12 books in a year?

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All of the following movies are suggested as entertainment. You may want to sign up for Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

Goldmember (1/1) – https://www.hulu.com/movie/austin-powers-in-goldmember-51cd92f5-a7f7-46bf-81cf-3123d85684df

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The Domestics (1/2) – https://www.amazon.com/Domestics-Kate-Bosworth/dp/B07FFZTWGJ

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The Godfather (1/5) – https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a14516804/godfather-trilogy-netflix-2018/

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Burnt (1/5) – https://www.netflix.com/title/80048561

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The TV suggestion for entertainment is Mad Men (1/5) –


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The music suggestions for entertainment are…

Daft Punk (1/3) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_kRDKYrUlrbtrSiyu5Tflg

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R.E.M. (1/4) – https://www.remhq.com/

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All of the above need no preparation, other than signing up for movie services and having access to the internet. Below you will find your shopping list for the week. I would go shopping for these things on 12/30. Print out the list below and cross off the things that you already have.


2 tablespoons Kosher salt
 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
 One 5-pound pork butt or pork shoulder
 10 peeled garlic cloves
 10 fresh sage leaves
 about 1 cup all-purpose flour
 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
 1/2 cup Alma’s mustard
 1/2 cup brown sugar
 4 to 5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
 1/4 cup white wine

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound vacuum-packed roasted peeled chestnuts (3 cups)



bacon, butter, maple syrup

watermelon, asparagus, Smirnoff


1 cup butter or shortening
2 cups brown sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts
2 eggs, well beaten


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 2 tablespoons minced lemongrass (approximately ½ stalk)
• 1 tablespoons minced %esh ginger
• 1 tablespoon minced garlic
• 2 tablespoons minced onion
• 1 tablespoon Sriracha chile sauce
• 1 cup mirin
• ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
• 2 14-ounce cans coconut milk
• 1 large butternut squash–peeled, seeds removed, and cut
into 2-inch pieces
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce
• ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
• Juice of one lime
• Salt
• 2 teaspoons ye)ow curry powder
• ¼ cup crème %aîche
• 1 lime, peel and pith removed, cut into segments
• Toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)


1 best end of lamb, trimmed of sinew
50ml olive oil
4 sprigs thyme
2 sprigs rosemary
1 clove garlic, crushed

2 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp table salt
25g unsalted butter, cubed

250ml beetroot juice, reduced to 25ml and chilled
2 egg yolks
125ml olive oil
½ tsp table salt
½ tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar

1 long beetroot
2 tbsp rock salt

10 girolle mushrooms
20g unsalted butter
½ tsp table salt

1 globe artichoke, peeled, cooked and quartered

Borage flowers, to garnish

The above items will get you prepared for the FOOD and ENTERTAINMENT sections each day. You will also be working on improving your MIND, BODY, SOUL, and MONEY too. All by using famous birthdays each day to LIVE FAMOUSLY.


365 Days Of Living Famously (365DOLF)

Starting on January 1, 2019 the birthdays of 6 famous people will be highlighted each day to help you live famously throughout the entire year.

It is truly a game plan for life.

MIND                                    Every day I will use a famous birthday to help expand and stimulate my mind

BODY                                     Every day I will use a workout or helpful tip from a famous birthday to improve my body

SOUL                                     Every day I will use a famous birthday to warm my soul

MONEY                                Every day I will use tips from a famous birthday to save or invest money, with a focus on being my own boss

ENTERTAINMENT             Every day I will be entertained by a famous birthday

FOOD                                    Every day I will be inspired by a famous birthday to nourish my body


NOW: 365DOLF.com and @365DOLF on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram

By 2020: 365DOLF the app and a hard cover book with a daily journal/workbook


MIND                                    a daily life lesson to make you think

BODY                                     a daily workout or advice on better health

SOUL                                     a daily dose of inspiration

MONEY                                a daily tip to improve your finances

ENTERTAINMENT             a daily form of escape from reality

FOOD                                    a daily recipe that can answer – “What’s for dinner?”


Helpful things to have:   a gym membership, Amazon Prime, internet, an open mind


MIND                                    at the very least use this birthday as a topic of conversation with coworkers, family, and friends

BODY                                     If there is a suggested workout – try it. If there is a tip for healthy living – use it, and have a rest day or do a previous workout that you like

SOUL                                     Try to keep an open mind, beyond your set religion. Focus on becoming a better person

MONEY                                Get advice from the very best at saving, investing, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy

ENTERTAINMENT             Escape from reality each day with a movie, TV show, or music

FOOD                                    At least one meal, dessert, or snack will be taken care of each day, with a recipe from a celebrity chef or famous person


CROSSOVER                       Throughout the year (and 365DOLF), several times, the lines will be blurred. The best example is donating money. This may be the advice for money, but would absolutely help with your soul.

DISCLAIMER                       I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 6 1/2  years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate – 21 years my junior.


Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.