March 26

Look for the * to access today’s advice.

SWALLOW THE SUN DAY

MIND

Leonard Nimoy 1931

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

“It’s my adventure, my trip, my journey and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.”

Nimoy taught us about not pushing too hard against the path life sets out for us. He always relished and protected the character of Spock (1975’s “I Am Not Spock” was more about proving there was more to him than just one character, and was followed up by 1995’s “I Am Spock”), and did his best to avoid typecasting. Don’t forget, he appeared in 49 episodes of “Mission: Impossible” (the original “Star Trek” only ran for 79).

https://www.today.com/popculture/celebrating-leonard-nimoy-5-lessons-spock-star-trek-taught-us-t5796

https://www.shopllap.com/

This is why Spock’s brain is so unique — he’s got the flexibility of a human mind combined with the strength of Vulcan emotions. Yes, his human side might make it more difficult for him to control his Vulcan feelings, but the integration of the two gives him the opportunity to quickly think in very creative ways.

http://brainknowsbetter.com/news/2013/7/18/the-psychology-of-spock-past-present-and-future

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

*Don’t push too hard against the path that life has set out for you. Just make sure that it is your path. Quickly think, in a creative way, if you’ve missed out on your true path in life.

BODY

Keira Knightley 1985

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/why-keira-knightleys-a-real-star-for-charity-386375

She will usually have a workout that lasts for an hour and a half, three days per week. She does resistance training to sculpt her muscles and build endurance. She also practices stretching and swimming to keep herself in shape.

https://www.foodsforbetterhealth.com/pirates-of-the-caribbean-star-keira-knightleys-workout-yoga-personal-trainer-18308

https://www.amazon.com/Pride-Prejudice-Keira-Knightley/dp/B000E1ZBGS

*Your hour and a half workout includes resistance training, stretching, and swimming. Watch Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice for motivation.

SOUL

Diana Ross 1944

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https://www.facebook.com/DianaRoss/

Be Happy

There is no better medicine than finding joy in your life. Regardless of life challenges, it’s good to always be happy. “Ross always looks like she swallowed the sun. If you’ve experienced her on stage, somehow you feel like she’s singing right to you and for you. It feels like her light turns your light on.”

Show up for your own life, with joy.

http://www.blackenterprise.com/five-life-lessons-diana-boss-grandmama-ross/

*Look like you’ve swallowed the sun today, listen to some Diana Ross, and have your light turn someone else’s light on.

MONEY

Steven Tyler 1948

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

Aerosmith made more money from ‘Guitar Hero’ than from any one of its albums

So how are musicians supposed to turn a profit? The real answer is probably something like Aerosmith’s strategy. While in an era where it’s basically free to create digital copies of songs, music itself isn’t scarce at all, recognizable and marketable brands of the kind you can sell to, say, the makers of Guitar Hero are still scarce. An artist’s brand is singularly her own, and as such, possesses incredible profit-making potential.

https://www.vox.com/2014/7/11/5890237/aerosmith-made-more-money-from-guitar-hero-than-from-any-one-of-its-albums

http://www.aerosmith.com/

TNT is reporting that, during a feature on an upcoming Australian edition of ’60 Minutes’ the Aerosmith front man was confronted with the rumor that, over the course of his career, he blew $20 million on blow. Tyler came back with a smaller figure.

“No, probably, realistically, 5 or 6, easy,” he said.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/steven-tyler-6-million-cocaine/

*In a world where it is harder and harder to charge people for things, your brand will set you apart. Just don’t spend all of your brand money on cocaine. Listen to Aerosmith for inspiration.

ENTERTAINMENT

Leslie Mann 1972 – watch This is 40

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https://www.instagram.com/lesliemann/?hl=en

So here goes. In honor of turning 30 40 (ahem), here’s what I’ve learned:

I’ve learned that the most important thing in life, business, motherhood and all else is to never compromise on your integrity. Don’t compromise yourself — you’re all you’ve got.

https://www.uphe.com/movies/this-is-40

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/erica-diamond/40-things-ive-learned-in-40-years_b_7050584.html

*Watch This is 40 and don’t compromise yourself.

FOOD

Kenny Chesney 1968 – key lime pie

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https://www.kennychesney.com/triparoundthesun

Not too tart, not too sweet
My baby loves to watch me eat
Her …

key lime pie
Her key lime pie

http://www.familycookbookproject.com/recipe/2743756/kenny-chesneys-favorite-key-lime-pie.html

*Listen to a nice mix of Diana Ross, Kenny Chesney, and Aerosmith as you make Kenny’s favorite Key Lime Pie. My wife and I both got sick off of key lime pie in, of all places, Key West. I still can’t eat it, so I’ll pass.

SNUB – Larry Page

Review –

  • Are you on your true path in life?
  • Hour and a half workout
  • Be happy
  • Your brand will set you apart
  • Watch This is 40
  • Make Kenny Chesney Key Lime Pie

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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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