April 14

The * marks today’s advice.

PALM SUNDAY

MIND

Fredric Jameson 1934

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https://www.versobooks.com/books/1528-representing-capital

“Genuine thinking” — the liberation of its practice is Jameson’s signature achievement, and the humanity of its vision his indispensable challenge to the American academy today.

https://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/jameson/

Genuine people respond to internal expectations, not external ones. Genuine people spend time thinking about and exploring their own beliefs, ideals, standards, and expectations because they rely on the answers to these questions to give them direction and purpose in life.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201503/the-7-habits-truly-genuine-people

*Be a genuine person to have your own direction and purpose in life. Explore your own beliefs, standards, and expectations today to give you that purpose.

BODY

Anderson Silva 1975

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http://www.spidersilva.com/

No alcohol or deserts

Stick to high intensity training, get more done in shorter periods of time rather than going to the gym and slugging it for hours. You will build up a sweat and burn fat quicker

http://addictedtoeverything.com/motivational/anderson-silvas-diet-and-exercise-regime/

*Do this high intensity training, possibly at an MMA gym near you, and remember no alcohol or desserts today.

SOUL

Anne Sullivan 1866

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https://www.afb.org/annesullivan/

Keller later referred to that day as “my soul’s birthday.” Over the next 49 years, with Sullivan by her side and serving as her ears, Keller achieved fame as a writer, activist and humanitarian. Together they changed many misconceptions about people with disabilities.

http://www.legacy.com/news/explore-history/article/anne-sullivan-miracle-worker

Please feel free to donate to this worthy cause. Donations to the Anne Sullivan Foundation are currently used to support our Outreach Service, the development of services for people who are deafblind and who wish to continue living in the community and the maintenance and development of our existing facilities.

https://www.annesullivan.ie/

*Another opportunity to donate to a worthy cause – to help change misconceptions about people with disabilities.

MONEY

Pete Rose 1941

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http://peterose4256.com/

Pete Rose is one of the most well-known hitters in baseball history for a variety of reasons. He had the most hits of any player ever. He also had the most at bats and played in the most games. He had the longest hitting streak in the history of the National League – 44 games. He played on some of the best major league teams in the ’70s and was nicknamed “Charlie Hustle.” But he was also banned from baseball for betting. Since his expulsion there has been a large push for his inclusion in the Hall of Fame, a position he cannot attain.

http://baseballjudgments.tripod.com/id93.html

What people keep buying is not just the autograph, but also the experience of getting it. Plenty of ballplayers can engage with the fan base, but nobody does it better or embraces it more than Rose does.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/even-after-25-years-pete-roses-ban-from-baseball-is-money-in-the-bank/

*Realize that people may want the experience as much as the product. Keep this in mind as you come up with your business model. Don’t gamble on not giving someone an experience.

ENTERTAINMENT

Adrien Brody 1973 – watch The Pianist

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https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/03/10/adrien-brody/

The final ghetto scenes in which the starved pianist wanders across the Warsaw Getto required a special commitment from Brody, who had to lose 30 pounds and drop to an unbelievable 130 pounds.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/whatever-happened-to-adrien-brody-best-actor-oscar-winner-king-kong-peaky-blinders-de-niro-wes-a7882751.html

Know history, to have a broad knowledge and so not be a sucker. Hitler’s Europe was a world devoid of intellectualism, where they burned books and rewrote history. We have amazing opportunities to learn history from many different perspectives, and judge for ourselves. The challenge is – wading through the immense amount of information we need to deal with every day.

http://www.focusfeatures.com/the_pianist

*Watch Adrien Brody give up everything to win an Oscar in The Pianist.

FOOD

Abigail Breslin 1996 – spaghetti oreganata

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https://www.deseretnews.com/article/695194694/Food-Network-is-featuring-recipes-inspired-by-No-Reservations-movie.html

The Food Network is airing three hours of programming celebrating the movie “No Reservations.” At 5 p.m., “Emeril Live” will feature guest appearances by two of the film’s stars, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin.

http://www.abigail-breslin.net/

https://www.amazon.com/No-Reservations-Catherine-Zeta-Jones/dp/B00005JPSM

*Enjoy this spaghetti oreganata from the movie No Reservations, while watching Abigail Breslin in it.

SNUB – Baker Mayfield

Review –

  • Be a genuine person
  • Spider workout
  • Donate to Anne Sullivan Foundation
  • Give people an experience
  • Watch The Pianist
  • Make spaghetti oreganata

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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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