April 22

Look for the * for today’s advice.



Robert Oppenheimer 1904

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He always wanted to be at the center. This quality is good for soldiers and politicians but bad for original thinkers. He paid too much attention to famous people working on fashionable topics, while ignoring less famous people working away from the mainstream of science.





*Don’t ignore the less famous people – working away from the mainstream today.


Marshawn Lynch 1986 – 6:24am 200 sit-ups and pushups

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Marshawn Lynch wakes up every morning at 6:24 a.m. — 6:24 a.m.! — and does a couple hundred sit-ups, a couple hundred push-ups and then gets back in the bed. Every single morning.


*Yes, wake up at 6:24 and don’t go back to bed until you’ve done 200 sit-ups and push ups. Reward yourself with some skittles.


Vernon Johns 1892

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Before there was the Rev. Martin Luther King, there was the Rev. Vernon Johns.

A visionary, fire-breathing Baptist preacher in segregationist Montgomery, Ala., in the early 1950s, Johns helped ignite the tinder of the civil rights movement that ultimately would transfix and change the nation.

*Blaze a trail for someone to follow in your footsteps to make change.


Willie Robertson 1972

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When Willie became CEO of the company, he used his business degree and sales experience to take the company out of the living room and into the big time. Today Duck Commander is a thriving business empire that sells 600,000 duck calls a year in addition to their popular DVDs, books and other merchandise. The Robertson family are self-described “redneck millionaires” who enjoy finer things like new trucks and houses, but still won’t hesitate to jump in the mud on a hunting trip.


*Don’t be afraid to take your company into the big time or to jump in the mud.


Jack Nicholson 1937 – watch As Good as it Gets

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Jack Nicholson is a self-centered, insulting, narcissistic guy who thinks that the world revolves around him. When he falls for waitress Helen Hunt, he tries to become a better person. He still has his intimacy issues, but he becomes much nicer.  “Why can’t I have a normal boyfriend?” Hunt laments to her mother. Her mother’s sage reply is “because it doesn’t exist.”


*Become a better person by watching As Good as it Gets


Vladimir Lenin 1870 – milk soup with dumplings

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The founder of the Bolshevik revolution loved simple but well-prepared food, such as milk soup with dumplings.


*Enjoy Lenin’s favorite comfort food. Lead a revolution!

SNUB – Amber Heard

Review –

  • Don’t ignore the less famous people
  • 6:24 am push ups and sit ups
  • Blaze a trail for someone
  • Take your company to the big time
  • Watch As Good as it Gets
  • Make milk soup with dumplings