March 4

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Knute Rockne 1888

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Be a renaissance man. Knute was a jock who loved sports and was passionate about football. But he cultivated his mind too. While a student at Notre Dame, he didn’t let his role as an athlete take away from his studies. A diligent student, Rockne’s average was a 90.52% (this was before the grade point system). He was equally adept as science (receiving a 97% in chemistry) as he was in English and philosophy (earning a 98% and 94% respectively). He also found time to serve as a yearbook editor and play the flute in the orchestra (if Knute Rockne played the flute, I may have to reconsider the manliness quotient of that instrument). Knute graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame and was offered a job as chemistry assistant at the school, a position he took in addition to various coaching jobs.

Rockne’s first team went 3-1-2 in a season shortened by World War I, and he began upgrading the schedule the next year. The 1919 and 1920 teams were unbeaten, led by Gipp, a renegade who enjoyed pool, poker, partying and skipping classes. Though Rockne had a deserved reputation for toughness, his pragmatism helped him deal with Gipp’s escapades. Rockne called the all-purpose back “the greatest player Notre Dame ever produced.”

*Being a Renaissance man (or woman) is the whole point of why you’re still reading 365DOLF. Mind-Body-Soul! (money, entertainment, and food too). Strive to be the best person you can be.


Landon Donovan 1982

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Weight training concentrate on the lower body and core, so there are squats, lunges, lateral jumps and Olympic weight lifting exercises, such as hang cleans and push presses.

*Lower body again today. Squats, lunges, lateral jumps, hang cleans, and push presses. Then go play some soccer.


Rebecca Gratz 1781

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Rebecca Gratz believed that with an “unsubdued spirit” she could overcome all of life’s difficulties. A pioneer Jewish charitable worker and religious educator, Gratz established and led America’s first independent Jewish women’s charitable society, the first Jewish Sunday school, the Philadelphia Orphan Asylum, and the first Jewish Foster Home in Philadelphia. She surmounted the grief caused her by the deaths of many family members and loved ones, confronted Christian evangelism, and became a civic leader. Gratz’s accomplishments grew out of her own indomitable spirit and her commitments to both Judaism and America.

*Have an “unsubdued spirit” today so you can overcome all of today’s difficulties.


Garrett Morgan 1877

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Unable to sell his gas mask to fire departments in the South, Morgan hired an actor friend to pose as an inventor while he dressed up as an Indian chief. The actor would announce that Big Chief Mason would go inside a smoke-filled tent for ten minutes. When Morgan emerged after 25 minutes unharmed, people were amazed. Business boomed.

*Think about what your business will do to amaze people so business can boom.


Antonio Vivaldi 1678

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‘The Four Seasons’ may well be his most famous piece, but Vivaldi wrote more than 500 other concertos for other instruments including mandolin, cello, flute, viola d’amore, recorder, and lute. Around 230 of these are for violin – he was, after all, a violinist, like his father.

*Relax, unwind, and stimulate your mind while listening to Antonio Vivaldi.


Draymond Green 1990 – Taco Bread Tacos

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“My favorite food… if you ever want to go… I’m from Saginaw, Michigan, we got this taco — we call it taco bread — some people call it tortillas. It’s taco bread though. We got this taco bread store called Vargas and they make the best corn tortillas and flour all that, it’s incredible,” Green said during an interview at Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland.

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*If you didn’t get a chance to order the taco bread last week, try making your own, or look for something similar in stores, or simply make it a night out at the best local taco spot in town.

SNUB – Patricia Heaton

Review –

  • Be a Renaissance Man/Woman/Person
  • Lower Body Workout
  • Have an “unsubdued” spirit
  • How can you amaze people – to make your business boom
  • Listen to Antonio Vivaldi
  • Eat taco bread tacos