January 31

Use the * for today’s advice.

BASEBALL HALL OF FAME DAY

MIND

Jackie Robinson 1919

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https://www.jackierobinson.com/

https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/robinson-jackie

Most of us will never have the opportunity to do something as momentous as Robinson. But we can speak up when we see injustice happening around us, especially when the general population seems indifferent to it.

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/premium-opinion/2013-04-22/story/jackie-robinsons-life-holds-lessons-today

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives,” Jackie Robinson was once quoted as saying. It’s a statement that captures the spirit with which he lived his life — from baseball player to civil rights pioneer — and one that rings true today.

Jackie’s message suggests that fostering an inclusive culture is everyone’s responsibility, whether you are a bank, a baseball player, a filmmaker, or simply a citizen of the world. With much emphasis on what drives us apart today, we celebrate the moments that can unite communities around the belief that everyone should have a fair shot at achieving their greatest potential.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/12/news/economy/jackie-robinson-ken-burns/index.html

https://www.warnerbros.com/42

*As a citizen of the world, work each day on fostering an inclusive culture where everyone should have a fair shot at achieving their greatest potential. And this includes you! Watch the movie 42 for inspiration.

BODY

Kerry Washington 1977

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

How the Scandal star stays cool, calm and totally in control.

Though she and the other Scandal actresses have made regular hikes around Los Angeles a group ritual, Pilates is Washington’s anchor. “There are a lot of forms of exercise where you have to leave yourself out of the room while you force yourself to do this thing,” she explains. “With Pilates, I get to bring my true self. I cry, I laugh. I get to go: Where is my body today? What do I need today? How can I take care of myself and push myself past my comfort zone? How can I be both loving and challenging?”

https://www.self.com/story/kerry-washington-scandal-star-balancing-act

http://abc.go.com/shows/scandal

*Take care of yourself and push past your comfort zone with a Pilates class. As always, start with an introductory class where applicable.

SOUL

Ernie Banks 1931

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https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/banks-ernie

Before there was Walter Payton and Michael Jordan in Chicago as icons, there was Ernie Banks, and you couldn’t get enough of him. His smile and enthusiasm and love of life and of people was something I had never experienced. Period.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/buck-wargo/the-biggest-legacy-ernie-banks-opened-my-eyes-to_b_6614030.html

Banks was active in the Chicago community during and after his tenure with the Cubs. He founded a charitable organization, became the first black Ford Motor Company dealer in the United States, and made an unsuccessful bid for a local political office. In 2013, Banks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution to sports.

But Banks was best known as “Mr. Cub,” a legendary icon of the beleaguered Chicago team that never even reached the playoffs during Banks’ illustrious career. Despite this, Banks is remembered for his infectious smile, charming personality, and “let’s play two” eagerness.

https://www.cmgww.com/baseball/banks/

*Have Ernie Bank’s “let’s play two” eagerness today. Embrace today’s challenges with a smile and an enthusiasm and love of life.

MONEY

Nolan Ryan 1947

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https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/ryan-nolan

https://www.nolanryanfoundation.org/

“I didn’t retire,” he said. “I just don’t play baseball. One thing I’m short of is time.” Aside from his ranches and the Round Rock Express, he owns a bank in Alvin; he set up the Nolan Ryan Foundation, which will open an exhibit at Alvin Community College this spring; and he serves on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, to which he was appointed by his old friend Governor George W. Bush.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/savoring-the-private-ryan/

http://nolanryanbeef.com/#&panel1-1

*Don’t retire – just don’t do your current job any more. Now is the time to be financially prepared for retirement. You might not be able to own a ranch, baseball team, or bank – but take today to think about what your income will be upon retirement.

ENTERTAINMENT

Justin Timberlake 1981

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https://www.justintimberlake.com/

“I’m here to tell you that you and your choices matter,” Timberlake said.

He said that the values that his parents instilled in him have extended throughout his life.

“My parents did their best to fill my young mind not with prejudice and hate, but with compassion and love,” he said.

He added that those lessons made him surround himself with people with a myriad of backgrounds in both his life and work.

He also urged young viewers not to “waste” their youth.

“Be part of the solution, not part of the problem,” the singer said. “Don’t waste your 20s … be nice to your parents – I hope my son watches this one day. Go out, do the impossible and go on and become the greatest generation yet.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/biggest-lesson-justin-timberlakes-parents-teen-choice-awards-2016-8?r=UK&IR=T

*You may have had your fill of listening to boy bands a few days ago, so focus on JT’s solo work today and if you get real ambitious watch the movie Trolls, where he was nominated for an Oscar for his song “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

FOOD

Portia de Rossi 1973 – vegan red beans and rice

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

I’ve always seen myself as an animal lover, but honestly, my affection didn’t extend to all animals. I categorized them: Dogs were smart, loyal, and loving, so they were more valuable than, say, goats or pigs. I think that’s why I never thought twice about eating meat. Steak and burgers weren’t an everyday meal, but I definitely accepted meat as a necessary part of life. That all changed five years ago, when Ellen [DeGeneres] and I moved to a farm in California.
http://www.oprah.com/spirit/portia-de-rossis-aha-moment-becoming-vegan

http://parade.com/12919/parade/portia-and-ellens-vegan-red-beans-and-rice/

*You had Ellen’s vegan tacos just 6 days ago, now enjoy her wife’s vegan red beans and rice.

SNUB – Minnie Driver

Review –

  • Foster an inclusive culture
  • Pilates
  • Embrace today’s challenges with a smile
  • What will be your income upon retirement?
  • Listen to Justin Timberlake
  • Make vegan red beans and rice

January 30

Search out the * for today’s advice.

FRED KOREMATSU DAY

MIND

FDR 1882

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/franklin-d-roosevelt/

https://millercenter.org/president/fdroosevelt

You are usually stronger when you work through others. Paralyzed from the waist down by polio, Roosevelt was forced to rely, for political success and his very survival, on family, friends and aides.

In the lead-up to Pearl Harbor, he tapped five extraordinary men – well-bred diplomat Sumner Welles, Republican adventurer and future spymaster “Wild Bill” Donovan, social worker and fixer Harry Hopkins, GOP presidential nominee Wendell Willkie, and railroad heir Averell Harriman –and sent them on special missions to Europe that were crucial to the war and the American century that followed. These five envoys were the inspirations and instruments of FDR’s foreign policy.

https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/five-lessons-leadership-fdr

http://www.focusfeatures.com/hyde_park_on_hudson

*Which 5 extraordinary men or women would you tap for a special mission? Reach out to those 5 today and let them know how important they are to you and that if ever needed help, you would call upon them, just like FDR. And yes, Bill Murray plays FDR in the movie Hyde Park on Hudson

BODY

Christian Bale 1974

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https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/watch-christian-bales-weight-change-over-12-roles.html

I tie a plastic ice pack around my face and commence with the morning’s stretching exercises. Afterwards I stand in front of a chrome and acrylic Wash mobile bathroom sink – with soap dish, cup holder, and railings that serve as towel bars, which I bought at Hastings Tile to use while the marble sinks I ordered from Finland are being sanded – and stare at my reflection with the ice pack still on. I pour some Plax antiplaque formula into a stainless-steel tumbler and swish it around my mouth for thirty seconds.

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/apr/22/american-psycho-musical-film-morning-routine-patrick-bateman

https://www.shortlist.com/style/grooming/how-to-replicate-patrick-batemans-grooming-regimen/25673

https://www.amazon.com/American-Psycho-Christian-Bale/dp/B002PA3FTG

*Do the American Psycho morning ritual this morning. Possibly make it a daily habit – without the murdering that follows.

SOUL

Fred Korematsu 1919

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https://www.oyez.org/cases/1940-1955/323us214

His last political act was to advocate on behalf of Muslims detained in the wake of September 11, 2001. Citing similarities between the wrongful imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and Muslims during the War on Terror, Korematsu filed multiple briefs with the Supreme Court on behalf of Guantanamo Bay prisoners and Muslim-American detainees. He remained an activist on the issue until his death, in 2005. He was 86 years old.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/21817-on-fred-korematsu-day-from-evacuation-to-deportation-on-the-anniversary-of-japanese-american-internment

In 2010, the Governor of California signed the legislative bill establishing Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution on January 30 in perpetuity. This is the first state-wide day in U.S. history named after an Asian American. Korematsu’s growing legacy continues to inspire people across diverse communities and demonstrates the importance of speaking up to fight injustice.

ANNUAL FRED KOREMATSU DAY OF CIVIL LIBERTIES & THE CONSTITUTION EVENT

We need volunteers to help us during our annual event every January. We also need help to brainstorm, coordinate, and outreach in the months leading up to the event.

HOW TO SIGN UP

Please email us at info@korematsuinstitute.org for more information.

http://www.korematsuinstitute.org/fred-t-korematsu-lifetime/

*In honor of Fred Korematsu, email his institute and let them know that you’d like to help out next year on this date. This is a way to help maintain civil liberties by donating time and not money.

MONEY

Gene Hackman 1930

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http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/the-greatest-living-american-actor-at-85-gene-hackman-is-gone-but-still-in-charge/

For me, money was a passage forward. I had a really tough time as a young actor in New York. So when I earned a little money — literally just enough to eat and have a roof over my head — it gave me the confidence to get into acting classes, to make a step with my career. It was extremely important to me.

http://www.mensjournal.com/features/articles/life-advice-from-gene-hackman-w436794

“Popeye Doyle, the New York narc created by Gene Hackman in ‘The French Connection,’ was the most compelling of characters, a man driven by violent hungers that had little to do with his job as a cop. He needed the violence, maybe, to survive the toughest beat in town. He had such presence, such a capacity to explode, that when he ran a bust on a bar, the patrons — pretty tough themselves — were actually intimidated. Popeye was something unique among film characters, and Hackman deserved the Oscar he won for the performance.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

  • 1972

Alvin C. Copeland Sr., opens “Chicken on the Run” in the New Orleans suburb of Arabi, serving traditional Southern-fried chicken.

After several months of lackluster performance, he reopens the restaurant as “Popeyes” (after Popeye Doyle of The French Connection). This time he sells spicy, New Orleans-style chicken.

  • 1976

Popeyes opens first franchise restaurant in Louisiana.

https://popeyes.com/

https://www.amazon.com/French-Connection-Gene-Hackman/dp/B004LQJPEG

*Use some of your hard earned money to advance in your career or invest in your future business today. Sign up for a class or workshop, or maybe just buy a book that will help you get your thoughts together for your future entrepreneurship.  It worked out ok for Gene Hackman as he has won 2 Oscars – Unforgiven and The French Connection – watch The French Connection while eating some Popeyes chicken.

ENTERTAINMENT

Phil Collins 1951

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http://philcollins.com/

As Phil Collins has explained numerous times over the years, “In the Air Tonight” (as well as most of the Face Value album) deals with his bitterness and frustration over the end of his marriage to his first wife, and the lyrics do not reference any specific real-life event.

https://www.snopes.com/music/songs/intheair.asp

*Listen to Phil Collins as a single act and\or with his group Genesis.  Either way, you will be able to sing along with a lot of these songs, and perform a serious air drum solo towards the end of In the Air Tonight.

FOOD

Steve Marriott 1947

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https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/remember-the-face-steve-marriott/

Marriott started a classic blues rock band named Humble Pie with Peter Frampton.  They put out several albums, appreciated by a small segment of rock fans.  The band’s early 70s heyday was fleeting and nowadays few remember the band.

https://patch.com/new-hampshire/bedford-nh/10-reasons-why-steve-marriotts-life-was-a-greek-tragedy

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/humble-pie-songs/

In the United States, to “eat humble pie” means to apologize for one’s actions. But humble pie is also an actual dish that you can eat. Its origins are, appropriately, humble. Although there are fancy recipes, humble pie began as a medieval European dish consisting of the scraps of the master’s food baked into a pie. “Humble” began as the Middle French word “nomble,” meaning “scrap.”

http://www.neatorama.com/neatolicious/2013/10/24/How-to-Make-Humble-Pie/

https://allthingsliberty.com/2013/10/anything-humble-pie-dinner/

*Enjoy this Humble Pie recipe as you are about to finish out your first month of 365DOLF. You could probably use some humble pie at this point, because you have been killing it for almost a solid month! Bring on the next 11!

SNUB – Dick Cheney – Yes, Christian Bale shares a birthday with the man he portrays in the movie Vice. Next year, this will be the ENTERTAINMENT on this day.

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REVIEW –

  • Work through others
  • American Psycho morning ritual
  • Help maintain civil liberties
  • Invest in yourself
  • Listen to Phil Collins
  • Eat Humble Pie

January 29

Look for the * for today’s advice.

FIND YOUR TRIBE DAY

MIND

Oprah Winfrey 1954

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http://www.oprah.com/index.html

There are some important questions you can ask yourself to identify what calls to you and ignites your spirit. Getting quiet, going inward and being honest about what sparks joy within you—and then taking action to actualize it—is very, very powerful. Listening to your inner wisdom and being guided by it brings with it certain magic.

Here are seven questions you can ask yourself:

1. What am I doing when I’m slacking off at work?

2. What blogs and books do I love to read? 

3. If I could be anyone for a week, who would it be? 

4. What do I feel least insecure about? 

5. What’s pure and simple fun for me? 

6. What conversation topic never gets boring to me? 
7. Who is my tribe? 
Your tribe consists of people who get you. It might not be your colleagues, your college pals, or even your siblings.
If you don’t have a “tribe” already, you can find one. Use all of the clues above to pinpoint your interest and then locate a group that shares it. Join a book club. Take a cooking class. Learn to code at a local college. Volunteer at an animal shelter. Opportunities and people are everywhere when you open your eyes and look.
http://www.oprah.com/money/susie-moore-7-questions-a-life-coach-asks

*Check out Oprah’s website as it is similar to what 365DOLF is. For today, answer the above 7 questions and focus on finding out who is in your tribe.

BODY

Heather Graham 1970

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

Yoga!

Heather is a big fan of yoga. She often practices yoga for up to 4 hours a day, and as well as regular yoga practice she also enjoys going on yoga retreats to countries such as Mexico where she can really relax and get away from the Hollywood lifestyle.

“Yoga is my obsession. I love it! I would rather be doing yoga than most other things.”

http://www.motleyhealth.com/celeb/heather-grahams-fitness-routines-and-diet

*Yoga is a workout that is suggested on a regular basis. If it is suggested so much, it must work. Find a Yoga studio that you like and use it throughout this year. Maybe it will become your obsession.

SOUL

Harriet Tubman 1820 (maybe)

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https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/harriet-tubman

“Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.” ~Harriet Tubman

No one knows if Harriet Tubman really uttered these words, but there isn’t any question that she lived them. Harriet was born into slavery and raised in a world with no hope. Still, she dreamed her dreams and did what she had to do. She broke the law of the land by following the North Star to freedom. Where did a woman who was whipped as a child get that kind of courage?

Harriet had a deep and abiding faith that she was being guided.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/sue-shanahan/5-lessons-from-harriet-tu_b_9292832.html

*Have a deep and abiding faith that guides you. The same God that helped guide Harriet Tubman, guides you. Don’t ever stop. Keep going.

MONEY

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 1874

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https://www.biography.com/people/john-d-rockefeller-jr-9461357

After graduating from Brown University in 1897, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., joined his father’s business, where he learned that making money held little appeal. After 1910 John D. Rockefeller, Jr., devoted his life to philanthropy.

https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/sontag/rockefeller.htm

The largest component of Junior’s philanthropy—totaling some $72 million altogether—was directed to churches and religious causes. Every year between 1919 and 1933, he was the largest single contributor to the Northern Baptist denomination, contributing as much as 13 percent of its annual budget.

http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/almanac/hall_of_fame/john_d._rockefeller_jr

For those not familiar with tithing, it is simply the practice of giving a tenth of your income to your church or mission, or to charity. It’s a simple idea but not so easily accomplished; only an estimated 5% of Americans actually tithe.

I discovered wealth comes in many forms other than financial. Money can buy you a house, but it won’t buy you a home. Money will you buy you a bed, but it won’t buy you a good night’s sleep. Money will fill the offering plate, but it won’t fulfill you or save you.

Yes, giving 10% was hard at first, but so is anything worthwhile in life.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2014/04/21/why-i-tithe-and-so-should-you/#323f199877a5

*Follow the example of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and start tithing today. Set up to have 10% of your salary directly donated to your church or a cause or charity that you have a strong feeling for. This is good for your soul and you’ll be surprised how it ends up helping your money.

ENTERTAINMENT

Tom Selleck 1945

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https://www.thedelite.com/tom-selleck-facts/

For “Magnum, P.I.” Selleck won an an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series

He also racked up four People’s Choice Awards, four Emmy nominations and six Golden Globe nominations.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/blue_bloods/photos/1002131/11-things-you-may-not-know-about-tom-selleck/59607/8-for-magnum-p-i-selleck-won-an-an-emmy-and-a-golden-globe-for-best-actor-in-a-drama-series/

https://www.yidio.com/show/magnum-pi

*Watch as much of the original Magnum P.I. as you can today, while growing an epic mustache.

FOOD

William McKinley 1843 – ‘Boiled Fish à la McKinley.’

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/william-mckinley/

Quick — which President is on the $500 bill? William McKinley, obviously. (And yes, they did make $500 bills for a while.)

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1879648_1879646_1879695,00.html

http://secondhandhistorian.blogspot.com/2011/01/1291843-william-mckinley-ate-what.html

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/fish-boil-recipe-1938074

*Enjoy this fish boil recipe in honor of President McKinley’s birthday today.

SNUB – Adam Lambert

Review –

  • Find out who your tribe is
  • Yoga
  • Have a deep faith that guides you
  • Think of tithing
  • Watch the original Magnum P.I.
  • Make Fish a la McKinley

January 28

Look for the * for today’s famous advice.

AUSTRALIA DAY

MIND

Jackson Pollock 1912

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http://www.jackson-pollock.org/

Jackson Pollock’s greatness lies in developing one of the most radical abstract styles in the history of modern art, detaching line from color, redefining the categories of drawing and painting, and finding new means to describe pictorial space.

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/could-just-anyone-make-a-jackson-pollock-painting-sarah-rosenthal#digdeeper

There’s no right way to view art – it’s worth bearing in mind that a lot of art is about asking questions and trying to find ways to communicate things that are impossible to express through language. So whenever you see something you don’t understand at all, try to spend as much time as possible looking at it before giving in to the urge to seek external information about it.  Because, if the artist just wanted us to think about ideas, they wouldn’t have needed to create their art in the first place. He or she could have just written an essay instead.

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/abstract-exp-nyschool/abstract-expressionism/v/moma-jackson-pollock

*Do you want to sound smart about art? At least about Jackson Pollock on his birthday. Take the above course on him through Khan Academy. If you are young, you know all about Khan Academy. If you’re older, you’ll be upset that it wasn’t available when you were in school.

BODY

Andre Iguodala 1984

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https://www.facebook.com/andre/

Iguodala, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 NBA Finals, credits his improved performance on the court to changes in his sleep habits.

Iguodala has a strict “no screens, no lights” bedtime routine that involves “shutting down all the phones, putting everything on airplane mode, getting my alarm clock set, and taking a couple deep breaths.

Iguodala says he has benefited so much from his routine that he has just two tips for anyone who feels out of whack: “Sleep more and work out more.”

https://journal.thriveglobal.com/the-long-game-how-andre-iguodala-trains-his-body-mind-and-soul-a04f664788a3

*When you go to bed tonight, perform Andre Iguodala’s nightly routine to get more sleep and don’t forget to work out more too.

SOUL

Gregg Popovich 1949

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http://theundefeated.com/features/san-antonio-spurs-gregg-popovich-is-the-nbas-most-woke-coach/

This country is currently rife with crisis and conflict. If you are young, have black or brown skin and are without financial means, the less likely your concerns will be heard. On a Sunday in San Antonio, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and Harvard professor and civil-rights activist Dr. Cornel West tried to chip away at that suffocating status quo.

“Win the championship? I don’t know, but it’s not a priority in my life. I’d be much happier if I knew that my players were going to make society better, who had good families and who took care of the people around them. I’d get more satisfaction out of that than a title. I would love to win another championship, and we’ll work our butts off to try and do that. But we have to want more than success in our jobs. That’s why we’re here. We’re here so you’ll understand that you can overcome obstacles by being prepared and if you educate the hell out of yourself. If you become respectful, disciplined people in this world, you can fight anything. If you join with each other and you believe in yourself and each other, that’s what matters. That’s what we want to relay to you all: that we believe that about you or we wouldn’t be here.”

https://www.thenation.com/article/soul-men-coach-pop-and-cornel-west/

*Take today to make society better. Work on making your family better. Take care of the people around you. Work hard at your job or business, but stay focused on being more than successful in your job.

MONEY

Carlos Slim 1940

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http://www.carlosslim.com/responsabilidad_ing.html

Slim’s fortune is more like that of the old Rockefeller family than Bill Gates. Instead of building an empire on a few great innovations in a particular field, he did so through acquisitions and building a nearly unassailable market share.http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/103114/how-carlos-slim-built-his-fortune.asp

Invest in areas that customers find it difficult to avoid you

Carlos has invested in real estate, bakeries, telecoms, education institutions, healthcare, fashion, museums etc. By doing this, he is serving his customers every day in different ways. People joke that: Mexico should be renamed “Slimlandia” because it is impossible to avoid contributing to his vast empire.

http://knowstartup.com/2016/12/10-success-lessons-from-carlos-slim-helu-for-entrepreneurs/

Start Investing in Stocks for $3.95

Ally Invest offers great pricing, highly-rated customer service, and free tools. No account opening minimums. No hidden fees.

https://www.ally.com/invest/self-directed-trading/?CP=210649538;0;

*It’s never been easier to invest. Invest online and focus on areas that people can’t avoid. As you go through your day, observe what people “have” to do (cell phones, groceries, gas, etc.)

ENTERTAINMENT

Nick Carter 1988

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

https://www.backstreetboys.com/

Joey Fatone 1977

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

https://www.facebook.com/nsync/

It is the year 2018 and Joey Fatone has fans wondering who would win in a basketball game: *NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys?

While walking down the street this week, Fatone told TMZ about how the two boy bands played against each other in charity games back in the day and said:

“Nick (Carter) can play, Bryan (Littrell) can play pretty well, but as far as a group, we could probably kick their a—.”

The cameraman asked, “You think so?” Fatone continued:

“I know so. There’s no think so. You can tell that to Nick Carter! You can tell that to Howie Dorough, you son of a (expletive)! Tell ’em!”

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/03/nsync-backstreet-boys-pickup-basketball-joey-fatone-nick-carter-video-woo

*Boy bands were never better than at the height of the Backstreet Boys and Nsync. With Nick Carter and Joey Fatone sharing a birthday, enjoy a mix of both groups and decide for yourself which one was best.

FOOD

Mo Rocca 1969 – Cauliflower Green Pea Coconut Curry

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

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/profiles/talent/mo-rocca/bio

I learned from best friends — and grandmothers — Meena and Mona that the creamy heavy stuff we know as Indian food is Punjabi. Meena and Mona are Maharashtrian (from the region that includes Mumbai). Their food is much lighter, but still spicy and savory. Oh, and calling the cuisine “Indian food” is sort of like lumping German and Spanish food together and calling it “European food.”

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/devour/2012/10/5-things-mo-rocca-learned-from-other-peoples-grandparents

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/cauliflower-green-pea-coconut-curry-2120845

*Get with your grandma today and have her help you make this cauliflower green pea coconut curry. 

SNUB – Alan Alda

Review –

  • Use Khan Academy to learn about Jackson Pollock
  • Sleep more and work out more
  • Make society better
  • Invest in “must haves”
  • Listen to N’Sync and Backstreet Boys
  • Make cauliflower green pea coconut curry with your grandma

January 27

Look to the * for today’s advice.

MIND

Samuel Gompers 1850

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https://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Learn-About-TR/TR-Encyclopedia/Capitalism-and-Labor/Samuel-Gompers

When political action was necessary, as Gompers increasingly came to believe in his later years, he urged labor to follow a course of “political non partisanship.”

http://www.aflcio.org/About/Our-History/Key-People-in-Labor-History/Samuel-Gompers-1850-1924

Gompers — rated the greatest labor leader in American history by the presidents of the nation’s leading unions — believed that government activism was harmful to the working man. In 1915 he wrote, “Doing for people what they can and ought to do for themselves is a dangerous experiment. In the last analysis the welfare of the workers depends upon their own private initiative.” He applied that belief consistently to issue after issue.

Gompers opposed the creation of state health and unemployment insurance programs, welfare initiatives and minimum wage and eight-hour-day legislation.

Gompers believed that “social insurance cannot remove or prevent poverty.” Moreover, he argued that welfare is “undemocratic” because it tends “to fix the citizens of the country into two classes, and a long established system would tend to make these classes rigid.”

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/only-samuel-gompers-were-alive-today

*You would think that the greatest labor leader in American history would have nothing but liberal thoughts. Gompers is an interesting mix of fighting for the rights of labor while being against welfare programs. This of course ties into his political non partisanship and could be a lesson for today’s politicians to not choose party over what is best for the country.

BODY

Rosamund Pike 1979

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https://www.rosamund-pike.net/

What’s the one scene that kept you up at night, knowing that you’d have to do it?

PIKE:  I always get worried about anything physical, like the action sequences.  Neil Patrick Harris and I had to do a violent scene.  If you’re going to do something like that, you have to do it with a certain degree of accuracy.  I had no idea how much force you needed to slice someone’s throat.  I actually went to a butcher and asked them if they wouldn’t mind me just using a box cutter on a pig carcass, just to understand what it would be like.  They let me do it, so anyone buying meat that day would have seen me behind the counter, with serious intent, finding out the mechanics of doing that.

http://collider.com/rosamund-pike-gone-girl-interview/

http://gillian-flynn.com/gone-girl/

Lawson had Pike lifting the heaviest weights possible. The workout was a basic weight lifting regime: squats, deadlifts, lunges, curls and other simple moves — but Pike was maxing out (that’s lifting as much as is physically possible for you) in eight repetitions. That built a base of muscle that later became the reason for Pike’s incredible definition in the film’s ending scenes.

https://www.healthista.com/rosamund-pike-gone-girl/

https://www.amazon.com/Gone-Girl-Ben-Affleck/dp/B00S65TBHY

*Max out on squats, deadlifts, lunges, and curls. Record what your max is on these lifts and look for improvement later this year, and stay away from any pork today. Watch Gone Girl for inspiration.

SOUL

John Chivington 1821

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https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/john-chivington

Although he had not been particularly religious as a child and young man, Chivington found himself drawn toward Methodism when he was in his early twenties. He was ordained in 1844 and soon began his long career as a minister.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/chivington.htm

Most of the warriors were out hunting when Chivington’s men arrived.  The Federals massacred the villagers, killing roughly 100 women and children before returning to Denver to display body parts and other gruesome trophies in local saloons and theaters.  Chivington and his men were subject to an official investigation but never brought up on charges for their actions.

https://www.civilwar.org/learn/biographies/john-chivington

*John Chivington chose his commitment to the US Military and the extermination of Native Americans over the morality of killing women and children. Even as a Methodist minister, he chose country over God. Take today to think about the choices you make each day that put your relationship with God secondary.

MONEY

Art Rooney 1901

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https://www.profootballhof.com/players/art-rooney/

Rooney suffered for 40 years without an NFL championship, but when the Steelers won four Super Bowls in the 1970s and were acclaimed the greatest professional football team to that time, sports columnists nationwide said Rooney’s good fortune was proof that nice guys don’t always finish last.

Rooney never held a “regular” job in his life, except for a half day. He worked one morning in a steel mill, then quit. “I never even went back for my paycheck,” he later recalled.

Many believe that the $2,500 he used to buy the team came from his wagering, but he claimed he honestly couldn’t remember if that was true.

Other stories of Rooney’s generosity are legendary. He donated large sums to numerous charities. According to one story, a priest came and asked Rooney for money to help start a Catholic orphanage. Rooney peeled off $10,000 and handed it to the priest, who asked, “Are these ill-gotten gains?”

“Why no, father, I won that money at the race track,” Rooney said.

“In those days, nobody got wealthy in sports. You had two thrills. One came Sunday, trying to win the game. The next came Monday, trying to make the payroll,” he often said.

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2007/10/14/From-the-PG-Archives-Steelers-Art-Rooney-in-retrospect/stories/200710140183

*Never holding a “regular” job is what 365DOLF is all about. Find your passion like Art Rooney, and become legendary at it. Go Steelers!

ENTERTAINMENT

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756

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http://www.mozart.com/en/home/

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: a genius composer and his time

Innumerous Mozart biographies focus on the life and work of Mozart. The first were written just a few years after his death and the last one has probably not yet been written. The fascination surrounding this exceptional musical genius is still alive today. This is the driving force behind mozart.com, the first comprehensive Mozart biography for modern, internet-savvy readers of the 21st century.

http://www.classicfm.com/composers/mozart/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb0UmrCXxVA

The phrase “the Mozart effect” was coined in 1991, but it is a study described two years later in the journal Nature that sparked real media and public interest about the idea that listening to classical music somehow improves the brain. It is one of those ideas that feels plausible. Mozart was undoubtedly a genius himself, his music is complex and there is a hope that if we listen to enough of it, a little of that intelligence might rub off on us.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130107-can-mozart-boost-brainpower

*Listen to Mozart and let his intelligence rub off on you.

FOOD

Lewis Carroll 1832 – Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/lewis-carroll

There are few books more perfect for a tea party theme than Alice, whose heroine, Carroll tells, us, “always took a great interest in questions of eating and drinking”. The book is stuffed with food, from the the Queen of Heart’s stolen jam tarts to the mushroom Alice nibbles to change size, from which you can take inspiration. Not to mention the Mad Hatter’s tea party (though maybe don’t put a dormouse in the teapot).

RECIPES FOR AN ALICE IN WONDERLAND TEA PARTY

Kerstin Rodgers’ magic meringue mushrooms recipe

Kerstin Rodgers’ biscuit labels recipe

Jam tarts recipe

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

Cucumber ruffle sandwiches

Mini scotch eggs recipe

Earl Grey cocktail recipe

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/11360682/How-to-throw-an-Alice-in-Wonderland-tea-party.html

http://theverybesttop10.com/alice-in-wonderland-party-food/

*Have friends over for an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. If you’re caught up on your reading, start reading the book by Lewis Carroll today.

SNUB – Mikhail Baryshnikov

Review –

  • Be non-partisan
  • Max out on squats
  • What is making God secondary in your life?
  • Avoid a “regular” job
  • Listen to Mozart
  • Throw an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

January 26

Follow the * for today’s advice.

LOVE WHO YOU ARE DAY

Douglas MacArthur 1880

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http://nation.time.com/2013/05/07/macarthurs-flawed-genius/

General Douglas A. MacArthur’s extraordinary life of leadership spanned three wars and more than six decades inside and outside the military. He defined principles of leadership that were decades ahead of their time: principles reflecting extraordinary wisdom about strategy, motivation, organization, execution, and personal growth.

On MacArthur’s command, millions of American soldiers risked their lives. After winning the peace in World War II, he led 80 million citizens of Japan to embrace the most radical and successful cultural change any nation has ever achieved: the transformation from militaristic emperorship to modern democracy

Those extraordinary achievements arose directly from MacArthur’s singular approach to leadership.

“I Shall Return”: The power of symbol—and personal resolve

Speak the right words; then back them with the right actions

https://www.leadershipnow.com/leadershop/0131470213.html

*Today is the day to learn a new trick to use all year long. If you are in an unwinnable situation, don’t just quit or give up, say “I shall return.” This reminds you to revisit the situation when you are more prepared and this time conquer it. Try this the next time you are in an argument and the other person won’t listen to reason.

BODY

Wayne Gretzky 1961

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http://www.gretzky.com/

https://www.positivityblog.com/wayne-gretskys-top-3-tips-for-becoming-the-best-you-can-be/

Consider that “Sports Illustrated” named Gretzky the most dominant athlete ever out of any other sport. That’s a given. However, we’re taking that distinction one step further and adding in ‘greatest ever athlete,’ too.

Just as Jordan and Ruth’s faces are chiseled on sports’ Mount Rushmore, so too is Gretzky—except his mug is just a bit higher than anyone else.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1906423-why-wayne-gretzky-is-the-greatest-athlete-ever

“When you’re 6 years old, you want to do what makes you the happiest, and for me, it was to be able to skate in the backyard.”

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/life-out-loud-wayne-gretzky-photos/

*Think about when you were 6 years old. What made you happiest? That is your workout today. Maybe you’re like Gretzky – find a local ice rink and go skating. Maybe roller skating? I’m going to get a nerf basketball hoop and shoot hoops in my living room for hours.

SOUL

Louis Zamperini 1917

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https://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-louis-zamperini

When Zamperini told his life story — a rebellious childhood, Olympic glory, then the horrors of World War II, including 47 days adrift in the shark-infested Pacific, followed by two hellish years in prison — this was the climactic scene. He had been soaking his nightmares in alcohol, and he was facing divorce and obsessed with killing his torturers.

Graham said: “Here tonight, there’s a drowning man” at the breaking point, someone “lost in the sea of life.” It took a sermon or two, but Zamperini surrendered.

http://www.uexpress.com/on-religion/2015/1/7/the-broken-soul-at-the-heart

Meroney: A key turning point in Unbroken is the night in 1949 when you hear a young Reverend Billy Graham preach in Los Angeles. If that night had never happened, how do you think your life would be different?

Zamperini: I wouldn’t have a life. I think I’d be dead. I was going downhill, fast. But Billy Graham came to town.

Meroney: What did he say that got your attention?

Zamperini: The one thing he said that shook me up was, “When people come to the end of their rope and there’s nowhere else to turn, they turn to God.” I thought, That’s what I did on the raft. All I did was pray to God, every day. In prison camp, the main prayer was, “Get me home alive, God, and I’ll seek you and serve you.” I came home, got wrapped up in the celebration, and forgot about the hundreds of promises I’d made to God.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/11/world-war-ii-isnt-over-talking-to-unbroken-veteran-louis-zamperini/382616/

http://laurahillenbrandbooks.com/

*I highly suggest reading the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I hate to sound cliché, but the movie really doesn’t do it justice. Think about, in times of desperation, when you made promises to God. Take today to follow through on one of those promises. Seek God and serve him today.

MONEY

Paul Newman 1925

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https://www.britannica.com/biography/Paul-Newman

Following the death of his father in 1950, Paul returned home to help manage the family sporting goods store, but after 18 months, he turned the business over to his brother and moved east to study at the Yale School of Drama.

Although he starred in numerous films and plays, and received many awards and accolades, his only Best Actor Oscar came with “The Color of Money” in 1987.

http://newmansownfoundation.org/about-us/our-founder/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090863/

Since 1982, Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $495 million to charity.

http://newmansownfoundation.org/financials/

*In The Color of Money you’ll learn that “money won is twice as sweet as money earned”. I think we can also learn from Paul Newman that giving money to those who are less fortunate is three times as sweet. Find a way to win some money today and donate that money to Newman’s Own Foundation. Buy some Newman’s Own products today for future recipes.

ENTERTAINMENT

Kirk Franklin 1970

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http://religion.kirkfranklin.com/

Over the past 25 years, there’s been no more prominent name in gospel music than Kirk Franklin. In that time, the singer has been no stranger to controversy. By merging hip-hop with gospel, he brought the stars and sound of the club scene into the church — and not everyone in the church has been comfortable with that.

Franklin continues to challenge audiences with his latest album, titled Losing My Religion. He spoke with NPR’s Michel Martin about pursuing faith without dogma, and why he wants to make God a cultural celebrity.

https://www.npr.org/2016/01/31/464562711/gospel-star-kirk-franklin-wants-to-help-you-lose-your-religion

*I guess this could’ve easily been the SOUL message for today. Listen to Kirk Franklin songs and be entertained while soothing your soul. 

FOOD

Ellen DeGeneres 1958 – vegan tacos

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https://www.ellentube.com/

Love who you are.

This one may be the hardest rule to live by, but it’s also probably the most important. “When I was coming out, someone gave me the Martha Graham quote, ‘There is only one of you in all time,’ ” says Ellen. “You’re unique, and you’re supposed to be,” she adds, now paraphrasing. “It’s not up to you to try to change it or question it. You’re supposed to be exactly who you are. I took in that message. I always remember it. It’s not up to me to question why, who or how I am. I just accept who I am, and I don’t judge myself.”

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a45504/ellen-degeneres-cover-story/

http://vegetarianstar.com/2009/10/01/ellen-degeneres-vegan-tacos-recipe/

*Enjoy Ellen’s favorite tacos while loving who you are. You can judge these vegan tacos, but don’t judge yourself.

SNUB – Vince Carter

Review –

  • Don’t give up – say, “I shall return.”
  • Do the “You as a 6-year-old Workout”
  • Follow through on a promise to God
  • Win money – donate it immediately
  • Listen to Kirk Franklin
  • Make vegan tacos

January 25

Look to the * for today’s advice.

GIVE YOURSELF A STAGE NAME DAY

MIND

Robert Burns 1759

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/robert-burns

Behind the global brand, lies a complex and surprising man. A man who rose from the obscurity of a small, rural Scottish village, to become perhaps the first modern celebrity.

http://www.burnsmuseum.org.uk/about-robert-burns/the-life/

In 1788 the Robert Burns sent the poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Scots Musical Museum, indicating that it was an ancient song but that he’d been the first to record it on paper. The phrase ‘auld lang syne’ roughly translates as ‘for old times’ sake’, and the song is all about preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the year.

It is sung all over the world, evoking a sense of belonging and fellowship, tinged with nostalgia.

https://www.scotland.org/features/the-history-and-words-of-auld-lang-syne

*Take today to look back over the events of this year…all 24 days of them. Reflect on what you’ve liked about 365DOLF and the things that you are going to continue to do throughout the rest of this year.

BODY

Steve Prefontaine 1951

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http://www.prefontainerun.com/

“Stress, re-cover, improve, that’s all training is,”

http://www.joyfulathlete.com/2007/08/03/how-prefontaine-trained/

IN 1975, at the age of 24, Steve Prefontaine died in a single-car accident. At the time of his death, he held every American record from 2,000 to 10,000 meters and was a favorite to win at least one gold medal in the 1976 Olympics. The subject of two Hollywood movies, two documentaries, and four books, he is one of the most-analyzed athletes in track-and-field history.

https://rw.runnersworld.com/selects/that-pre-thing.html

*Stress your body by running 3 miles, then recover, then improve on your time the next time you run.

SOUL

Virginia Woolf 1886

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https://www.neh.gov/humanities/2015/mayjune/feature/virginia-woolf-was-more-just-womens-writer

These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism. And to alter now, cleanly and sanely, I want to shuffle off this loose living randomness: people; reviews; fame; all the glittering scales; and be withdrawn, and concentrated.

https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/02/06/virginia-woolf-soul-aging/

The 100 best novels: No 50 – Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925)

Woolf’s great novel makes a day of party preparations the canvas for themes of lost love, life choices and mental illness

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/01/100-best-novels-mrs-dalloway-virginia-woolf-robert-mccrum

Virginia’s suicide note to Leonard, written before she drowned herself in the River Ouse in March 1941 is testament to that closeness: “What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good . . . I don’t think two people could have been happier.”

http://www.newsweek.com/2015/02/27/joyful-gossipy-and-absurd-private-life-virginia-woolf-306438.html

*Wolf suggests that you are not getting older, but that your soul is changing. Suffering from mental illness throughout her life led to her suicide. How is your soul changing? What if you were to write a letter to the person that you love the most, what would you tell them? How have they helped shape your soul?

MONEY

William Colgate 1783

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https://www.challies.com/articles/the-philanthropists-william-colgate/

Young William left home because his father was too poor to continue supporting him. He took all his possessions with him in a bundle and headed for New York.

Along his journey, he remembered the encouraging words of his mother and also the words of a boat captain he had met. They both told him to earn his way by working hard and by being honest in his business dealings.

http://thecharacternetwork.org/the-william-colgate-story/

The small soap and candle business that William Colgate began in New York City early in the 19th century is now, more than 200 years later, a truly global company serving hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. Throughout this history, Colgate people and Colgate values have been at the heart of our success.

https://www.colgatepalmolive.com/en-us/about/history

*As you brush your teeth this morning, think about the best advice that someone has given you about working hard and being honest. What are your Colgate values? Either as an employer or employee, what is going to be at the heart of your success?

ENTERTAINMENT

Alicia Keys 1981

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http://aliciakeys.com/

She tells Newsweek in the magazine’s Nov. 19 issue that she asked her mother how Alicia Wild sounded to her.

“She said “It sounds like you’re a stripper,”‘ Keys said.

After that, she decided to use Keys.

“It’s like the piano keys. And it can open so many doors,” said the singer born Alicia Augello-Cook.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/11/11/alicia-keys-mom-helped-pick-stage-name.html

At its best, music can cross boundaries of race, gender, and class. The songs we sing, and the melodies and words we let sink into our bones, allow us to reconcile our lived experiences with the conflicting messages that surround us. Few artists are able to distill the chaos and connect us to one another quite like Alicia Keys.

https://www.glamour.com/story/alicia-keys-cover-story

*Listen to Alicia Keys and let her distill the chaos of today while connecting you to another. Also, come up with your own stage name today. Mine is Dolf Diggler.

FOOD

Marcus Samuelsson 1971 – Swedish Meatballs

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

My perfect weekend is to play soccer with my friends and then cook for them. My wife, Maya, and I entertain friends from all over the world, so it is great to cook something that might be familiar to them, yet has been prepared in a completely different way.

http://marcussamuelsson.com/about/

http://marcussamuelsson.com/recipe/swedish-meatballs-recipe

*Play some soccer with friends then make them the above Swedish meatballs meal form Marcus Samuelsson while listening to Alicia Keys.

SNUB – Paul Nurse

Review –

  • Reflect on 2019, so far
  • Run 3 miles
  • You’re not aging; you’re soul is changing
  • What are your Colgate values?
  • Listen to Alicia Keys
  • Make Swedish meatballs