Follow the * for today’s advice.
THINK BIG DAY
Jack London 1876
Jack London was a prolific writer; over the period from 1899 until his death in 1916, he wrote 50 books and over 1,000 articles. Though he was made most famous by his stories of the Klondike, he wrote on subjects ranging from boxing to romance, from survival in the Arctic to labour strife in Australia. He led a harsh, erratic life; born illegitimate, raised as a poor “work beast”, constantly questing after every adventure and all the knowledge the world might offer, he died young as a result. The fact that his gift for writing was ever realized came to be used as an example of “The American Dream”
*You are never a victim and that despite your emotional ups and downs as external and internal factors impact you, you control your life rather than having your life control you. Your function is to live, not exist. Start reading The Call of the Wild
Joe Frazier 1944
JOE FRAZIER is a country boy who lived by the old country adage that: “when you go to the big party, you dance with the one who brung ya.” In Frazier’s case it was a left hook. But to classify Frazier as merely a “left hooker” would be like saying Marilyn Monroe was a blonde.
First thing, he suggests you get into decent shape before going to the gym by doing Push Ups, Sit Ups, and Jogging every day.
*You’ve already discovered a local boxing gym. So, make sure that you are in decent shape before a strenuous boxing workout. Start today with 3 sets of 10 push-ups and sit-ups, then jog around your neighborhood.
Swami Vivekananda 1863
Swami Vivekananda accomplished another important task of his mission on earth. He founded on 1 May 1897 a unique type of organization known as Ramakrishna Mission, in which monks and lay people would jointly undertake propagation of Practical Vedanta, and various forms of social service, such as running hospitals, schools, colleges, hostels, rural development centres etc, and conducting massive relief and rehabilitation work for victims of earthquakes, cyclones and other calamities, in different parts of India and other countries.
Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are twin organizations which form the core of a worldwide spiritual movement (known as Ramakrishna Movement or Vedanta Movement), which aims at the harmony of religions, harmony of the East and the West, harmony of the ancient and the modern, spiritual fulfillment, all-round development of human faculties, social equality, and peace for all humanity, without any distinctions of creed, caste, race or nationality.
The proposed Centre, christened “Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centre for Human Excellence and Social Sciences”, will be a humble attempt to actualize the great vision of Swami Vivekananda by creating the machinery by which the excellences inherent in a human being, the Perfection and Divinity already present in man, become fully manifest and flow out as a torrent for the welfare of the world.
*Service to men is service to God. Let the poor, the illiterate, the ignorant, the afflicted be your God. Know that service to these alone is the highest religion and send a donation to Ramakrishna Mission.
Jeff Bezos 1964
Amazon was started in 1994 as an online books retailer. But books were only chosen because Bezos could see they were a relatively easy way into online retailing. They come in standard sizes, you don’t need to try them on, they fit easily into parcels, and there was plenty of space to compete on choice and price. But its ambitions always went way beyond that. As it moved into CDs, DVDs, and then just about everything, it became clear that Bezos wanted Amazon to be the biggest retailer in the world. He was thinking big right from the beginning – and working out the best starting place to get to his ultimate destination.
*If you haven’t done so yet, become a member of Amazon Prime so you can have food, books, and movies delivered to you ASAP.
**Whatever your vision is for making money (hopefully starting your own business), find the relatively easy way in with a bigger vision in mind. You are reading this as a blog, but eventually you’ll be able to use the 365DOLF website, read it as a book with a journal, download it as an app, and listen to it on satellite radio. Think Big!
Howard Stern 1954 – Watch Private Parts
Stay true to your vision. Howard is above all a student of his industry. He learned the “rules,” studied the players, and realized he would never compete by fitting in. Instead he created a new form of radio and stayed his course through multiple firings and millions of dollars in fines. Howard didn’t think outside the box. He created a new box. If your business is like every other business you will only achieve similar results at best.
*Realize that Howard Stern has achieved popularity beyond his wildest dreams while doing exactly what he has wanted to do since he was 9 years old. Unfortunately, he often speaks of how unhappy he is. Old expressions are old for a reason – money can’t buy happiness. Watch the movie Private Parts to see how he created a new box for shock jocks. What can you create a new box for? – And be happy doing it.
Kirstie Alley 1951 – tortilla soup
After years of harmful yo-yo dieting, Kirstie Alley has finally lost the weight and is sharing her secret recipes for staying skinny and satisfied. Make this delicious, low-calorie tortilla soup for lunch and you won’t be tempted to overeat in the afternoon.
*Enjoy this tortilla soup while watching Private Parts. “Fart Man” will make you want to continue eating healthy.
SNUB – Zayne Malik 1993
- Live – don’t just exist
- Push-ups, sit-ups, jogging
- Service to men is service to God
- Think big
- Watch Private Parts
- Eat tortilla soup