Look for the * for today’s advice.
Mary Frances Berry 1938
Berry asked the audience to commit to doing something every day for the cause of justice—from praying to showing praise for those doing the more active work to feeding the hungry.
*Pick one to commit to today. What’s it going to be? Pray? Show praise? Or feed the hungry? Whichever ones you don’t commit to today, there is always tomorrow and then the day after that to keep it going.
Rene Russo 1954
‘I work out every day, but not like a maniac. Just 20 minutes on that damn bike, do some light weights, and that’s it and I’ve gotta move on,’ she said.
*Get on that damn bike for twenty minutes, lift some light weights, and move on with your day.
Jim Brown 1936
Amer-I-Can was founded in 1988 by NFL Hall of Fame recipient, Jim Brown. The program goal is to help enable individuals to meet their academic potential, to conform their behavior to acceptable society standards, and to improve the quality of their lives by equipping them with the critical life management skills to confidently and successfully contribute to society.
Fifty years ago, Brown was cast as the leader of the Muhammad Ali Summit in Cleveland. Brown was joined by legendary athletes like Bill Russell and Lew Alcindor outside the offices of the Negro Industrial Economic union for a press conference with Ali, a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War.
*Help Jim Brown out by going to the Amer-I-can website. There you can donate money or volunteer your time to help make a better America.
Michael Jordan 1963
Use social media to keep your brand relevant. MJ hasn’t been on the court since the 2002-03 season. But he has 27 million Facebook fans, and although he does not use Twitter, Nike’s Jordan Twitter account has 1.7 million followers. Jordan’s Q score, which gauges awareness and popularity, has been tops among sports fans every year since 1991.
Jordan right now is the most marketable person in the U.S. ahead of Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Bill Gates and every other celebrity you can name. He posts top 10 scores for aspiration, endorsement and influence. His awareness level is almost unmatched at 98%.
*365DOLF is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – and I’m not a big fan of social media. If you don’t like or aren’t comfortable with social media, having your own business in 2019 might not be for you.
Ed Sheeran 1991
He put the hours in. He never gave up. He put his talent on the line every night, when others faded and failed. Sheeran is a living embodiment of Arnold Palmer’s ironic sporting truism: “The more I practice, the luckier I get.” Keeping a watchful eye on his sales is merely a function of his obsession with winning, a word he uses over and over again.
*Enjoy the talent of Ed Sheeran today.
Larry the Cable Guy 1963 Git-r-Done biscuits and gravy
BONUS: Paris Hilton 1981 – lasagna
*It’s not very often in life that you can tell someone that you had Larry the Cable Guy biscuits and gravy for breakfast and Paris Hilton lasagna for dinner. And then tell them – oh by the way, two of the greatest athletes were born on this day – “Michael Jordan and Jim Brown” – all while listening to Ed Sheeran in the background. What a conversation. That’s hot.
SNUB – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- Pray, show praise, or feed the hungry
- Get on that damn bike
- Donate to Amer-I-Can
- Use social media
- Listen to Ed Sheeran
- Git-r-Done Biscuits and Gravy
- Paris Hilton Lasagna