February 11

Look to the * for today’s advice.

MIND

Thomas Edison 1847

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http://www.thomasedison.com/

CONSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR IDEAS AND PRODUCTS AND THE IDEAS AND PRODUCTS OF OTHERS

http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/thomas-edisons-creative-thinking-habits/

https://www.tesu.edu/

http://www.menloparkmuseum.org/

https://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/historyculture/edison-biography.htm

“Ninety-nine parts of all things that proceed from the intellect are plagiarisms”- Mark Twain

Edison didn’t invent the light bulb, he improved upon the ideas of 22 other men who pioneered the light bulb before him. Edison simply figured out how to sell the light bulb.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/05/18/nikola-tesla-wasnt-god-and-thomas-edison-wasnt-the-devil/#77c248a91a21

*There are plenty of daily planners and “meal a day” journals, but 365DOLF is going to be the best one available. It’s up to me to not only create it, but to sell it.

How can you improve on what has already been started by someone else?

BODY

Taylor Lautner 1992

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http://taylorlautnermania.com/

Push Your Limits. …

https://www.exercise.com/workout-plans/taylor-lautner-workout-plan

*Push your limits today with this Taylor Lautner workout. Almost a month and a half in, lets start looking for some ab muscles soon.

SOUL

Sheryl Crow 1962

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http://www.sherylcrow.com/

“After I found out I had breast cancer, it made me redefine and refine my life. I want to encourage everybody to quiet your brain, even if it is just for five minutes a day, so that you are able to tap into the divine and what is for you,”

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/10/04/sheryl-crows-breast-cancer-battle-inspired-her-to-redefine-and-refine-my-life.html

*Redefine and refine your life, starting today. After you quiet your brain for five minutes, listen to some Sheryl Crow for inspiration.

MONEY

Burt Reynolds 1936

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http://www.burtreynoldsinstitute.org/

“I’ve lost more money than is possible because I just haven’t watched it,” he says. “I’ve still done well in terms of owning property and things like that. But I haven’t been somebody who’s been smart about his money. There are a couple of actors who are quite brilliant with the way they’ve handled their money.” He smiles. “But they’re not very good actors.”

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/11/burt-reynolds-on-career-bankruptcy-regrets

Burt Reynolds hated ‘Boogie Nights’ so much that he fired his agent afterward

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2018/09/06/burt-reynolds-hated-boogie-nights-so-much-that-he-fired-his-agent-afterward/?utm_term=.4a536cff7ba8

https://www.amazon.com/Boogie-Nights-New-Line-Platinum/dp/B00004TQF7

*Whether you’re a good actor or not, take today to “watch your money”. Where is it going every month? Week? Day? Watch Burt Reynolds almost win an Oscar in Boogie Nights for motivation.

Budget Planner

Your detailed spending breakdown

Our free Budget Planner puts you in control of your household spending and analyses your results to help you take control of your money. It’s already helped hundreds of thousands of people.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/tools/budget-planner

*Use the above website to “watch your money” like Burt Reynolds should have done. Then reward yourself by watching Burt Reynolds in two of my favorites – Smokey and the Bandit or Cannonball Run.

https://www.amazon.com/Smokey-Bandit-Special-Burt-Reynolds/dp/B000EQHXOG

https://www.amazon.com/Cannonball-Run-Burt-Reynolds/dp/B002N57KG2/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1532640182&sr=1-2&keywords=cannonball+run

ENTERTAINMENT

Jennifer Aniston 1969 – watch Cake

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http://jennifer-aniston.org/

“I’m not in pursuit of motherhood because I feel incomplete in some way,” Jennifer Aniston said in an op-ed for the Huffington Post in July 2016. She added that the public interest in her status as a parent (or not) “points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful or unhappy if they’re not married with children.” She echoed the sentiment during an interview with the December 2016 issue of Marie Claire: “I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human,”

https://www.wonderwall.com/celebrity/photos/jennifer-anistons-top-lessons-about-life-love-health-beauty-secrets-36466.gallery?photoId=194048

http://cakemovie.net/

https://www.amazon.com/Office-Christmas-Party-Jason-Bateman/dp/B01LTHZX6S

*If the movie Cake is too deep for you and you need some comic relief, watch Aniston in Office Christmas Party. Movies like this are a lot easier to watch without kids.

FOOD

Paul Bocuse 1926 – chicken in vinegar sauce

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https://www.bocuse.fr/en/

Bocuse had something that no other chef has ever had in the same abundance: an undeniably infectious culinary charisma. Bocuse was what people want a grand French chef to be.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-first-time-i-met-paul-bocuse

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chicken-in-vinegar-sauce

*Invite your FRIENDS over and enjoy this chicken in vinegar sauce recipe and maybe some cake for dessert.

SNUB – Kelly Slater

Review –

  • Improve on what someone else has started
  • Push your limits – get some abs
  • Quiet your brain for 5 minutes
  • Get a budget planner
  • Watch Cake
  • Make chicken in vinegar sauce

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Travis Jones

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 7 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.

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