April 21

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Queen Elizabeth II 1926

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The Queen makes a concerted effort to take care of herself, too. She spends large amounts of her leisure time out of doors; although she no longer rides, she enjoys a brisk walk, preferably in the fresh Scottish air of her beloved Balmoral. Her routine outside of her work is fixed. Mealtimes are at formal hours: lunch at 1pm sharp, high tea at 4.30pm. Bed is never later than 11.30pm unless there’s a formal banquet.


*Take a brisk walk. Eat lunch at 1pm. Have high tea at 4:30pm. Be in bed by 11:30pm.


Tony Danza 1951

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I exercise religiously and I do something every day. I spend time on the floor, pushups, sit-ups and low back exercises, I lift weights, box, in-line skate, tap dance, and ride a recumbent stationery bike, which I think is the holy grail of fitness as we’re aging.


*Try to be “The Boss” and do all of the above exercises. Especially riding a stationary bike – the holy grail of fitness!


John Muir 1838

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Muir’s three-night camping trip with President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 could be considered the most significant camping trip in conservation history. He was able to persuade Roosevelt to return Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to federal protection as part of Yosemite National Park.


*Go camping today. If not today, make plans to go camping. See what it does for your soul.


Ivan Combe 1911

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Mr. Combe later joined Pharmacraft, a drug manufacturer, but in 1949, at 38 years old, he left his position as vice president for marketing to create his own company.


*Regardless of how much you have risen in a company, don’t be afraid to create your own.


James McAvoy 1979 – watch Split

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McAvoy’s performance became a standout of 2017 for playing a young man with dissociative identity disorder who has 24 different personalities. Though he never plays all two dozen characters in “Split,” we do see him effortlessly transition between eight significant roles.



*Gather all of your personalities and watch Split.


Iggy Pop 1947 – spicy Waldorf salad

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Paired with Iggy Pop because he and The Stooges played the Waldorf-Astoria (the birthplace of today’s meal) when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. That, and Iggy Pop is all the awesome.


*Enjoy this spicy Waldorf salad while listening to Iggy Pop

SNUB – Tony Romo

Review –

  • Take a brisk walk
  • Ride a stationary bike
  • Go camping
  • Create your own company
  • Watch Split
  • Make a spicy Waldorf salad

April 20

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Adolf Hitler 1889

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*Think for yourself. Question your government. Don’t be a sheep.


Miranda Kerr 1983

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Exercise 3 to 4 times a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes each time.

Warm up with 5 to 10 minutes of stretching.

Target all aspects of your body: 30 minutes on your legs, 30 minutes on core, arms and balance and 15 minutes of stretching.


*Miranda Kerr keeps it simple in this workout. Try it today.


George Takei 1937

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And because he reminds us heroes are all around.

You’re never too old to be super


*Regardless of your age, you can be someone’s hero.


Clint Howard 1959

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Upon attaining adulthood, Howard was mostly consigned to character parts; he has also been featured in the films directed by his brother Ron Howard.  Net Worth: $20 Million


*Don’t ever be afraid to take on roles that seem beneath you at the time. Those roles could add up to millions.


Jessica Lange 1949 – watch Blue Sky

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When Carly (Jessica Lange) goes publicly ballistic, as she does early on in the story, Hank uses soothing words and the force of his presence to pacify her. As directed by Tony Richardson (who died after making this film), it’s an amazingly touching sequence, an exhibition of real manliness, as opposed to the cartoon-style machismo so prevalent in movies today.



*Watch an unhinged Jessica Lange in Blue Sky.


Luther Vandross 1951 – Luther Burger

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Claim:   The “Luther Burger,” a bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme doughnut bun, is a real food named after R&B singer Luther Vandross.

Status:   True.


*Listen to some Luther Vandross (maybe “One Shining Moment”) while indulging too far with a Luther Burger.

SNUB – Steve Spurrier

Review –

  • Think for yourself. Question your government
  • Miranda Kerr workout
  • Be someone’s hero
  • Take on a role to make you money
  • Watch Blue Sky
  • Make a Luther Burger

April 19

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Ashley Judd 1968

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Judd learned that she was using sleep to deal with uncomfortable feelings and that her habit of wiping down plastic surfaces on planes and hotels was all about control.

“Now I try to remind myself that if I engage in perfectionism, I am abusing myself.”


*Don’t try to be perfect today. Just be the best that you can.


Maria Sharapova 1987

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In addition to typically working out, she also does a myriad of other outdoor exercises. Core strengthening, yoga, salsa classes, and biking are some of the exercises which she does. Recovery through rest is as important as exercises are. Maria practices workouts six days a week and relaxes her body through body massage and spa at least once a month. She also meditates for five minutes a day to purge stress.


*Get a massage to purge stress today. You’ve worked hard. You deserve it.


Troy Polamalu 1981

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His journey for worship and further understanding of his faith has taken him to Greece, Turkey and beyond. In fact, when Coach Mike Tomlin took over the Steelers in 2007, Polamalu missed Tomlin’s first camp because he was abroad in his worship and studies.


*Where has your journey for worship taken you? Take today to look into a trip abroad to further your understanding of your faith.


Dudley Moore 1935 – watch Arthur

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At the finale, far from wanting both money and love, Arthur specifically rejects his inheritance to break off the wedding and marry Linda.


*Would you give up a millionaire’s inheritance for true love?


Kate Hudson 1979 – watch Almost Famous

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You should call your mom more often. Because even when she’s livid that you’ve left her house at the age of 15 to tour with a rock band and try to become a journalist, she still loves you.


*Call your mom right now. Then watch Almost Famous.


James Franco 1978 –  (Yes, he was born 1 day before 4/20) Korean BBQ Lasagna

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For a few years, James Franco was everywhere: Hosting the Oscars. Getting college degrees. Teaching college courses. Directing movies. Acting in movies. Writing about movies. Making art. Writing novels. Starting a band. Every now and then, he would penetrate the mainstream, with commercial releases like “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “The Interview.” By and large, however, the affable face from “Freaks and Geeks,” Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” movies, and “127 Hrs” had grown so ubiquitous it had become difficult to discern the big picture.

James Franco Explains Why He Couldn’t Stop Working, Slowed Down, and Got Better As a Result

*Watch The Interview while enjoying this Korean BBQ Lasagna.

SNUB – Jayne Mansfield

Review –

  • Don’t try to be perfect
  • Get a massage
  • Look into a trip to further your faith
  • Would you chose love over money?
  • Watch Almost Famous
  • Make Korean BBQ Lasagna

April 18

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Conan O’Brien 1963

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“Like many people, I thought that achieving that goal would define me as successful. But that is not true. No specific job or career goal defines me, and it should not define you… whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”


*Accept disappointment as a way to gain clarity and with that clarity comes conviction and true originality.


Miguel Cabrera 1983

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  • Assume athletic stance with feet shoulder-width apart
  • Pushing off right leg, hop laterally left for distance
  • Land on left leg; hold landing
  • Pushing off left leg, hop laterally right for distance
  • Land on right leg; hold landing
  • Perform continuously for specified reps

Sets/Reps: 3-4×6 (3 each leg)


*Try doing these skaters like one of the greatest hitters in MLB history.


Clarence Darrow 1857

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The theory of evolution fit well into Darrow’s pessimistic philosophy of life.  He saw abundant evidence of pain and uncaring cruelty in the world, much as Darwin saw nature in general as characterized by the relentless struggle for survival.  Certain deterministic aspects of the theory appealed to him as well.  Darrow had long argued that human behavior was the product of genes and environmental influences, not free choice.


*Is your behavior today determined by your genes and environmental influences or your free choice?


Clifton Hillegass 1918

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In 1958, he borrowed $4000 from the local bank and began channeling his love of literature into a series of guide books he called Cliff’s Notes. Within 10 years, his little black and yellow books were a million-dollar business.


*Find out how much money your bank would loan you to start your dream business.


James Woods 1947 – watch Ghosts of Mississippi

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James Woods has a wild craving for a cigar, and he has sent a publicist to the hotel suite of Alec Baldwin, his co-star in “Ghosts of Mississippi,” with this message: “Tell Alec . . . if he doesn’t have one I’ll come down and beat the [expletive] out of him.”

Woods is, of course, playing. But few people play nasty and threatening as well as Woods, an actor who has forged a memorable career out of evil, sleaze and moral conflict. With a gift for edgy volatility, and a pair of hard, shifty eyes, he has taken villainy to new levels of subtlety, from his psychotic cop killer in 1979’s “The Onion Field” and his Emmy-winning portrait of Roy Cohn in 1992’s “Citizen Cohn” to his low-life pimp in last year’s “Casino.”


*As you watch James Woods in Ghosts of Mississippi, think about the work environment of him filming with Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rob Reiner.


Melissa Joan Hart 1976 – Mexican street corn salad

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“I am going to be making this new street corn salad, which I learned about from my friends at Heluva Good!,” she tells Us Weekly of her go-to Independence Day recipe. “I’m super excited about that and it’s super great to bring with you to a party or whatever. I just love all of their dips and they’re so easy for this.”



*Make this heluva good Mexican street corn salad compliments of a teenage witch.

SNUB – Kourtney Kardashian

Review –

  • Accept disappointment to gain clarity
  • Skaters
  • Nature or nurture?
  • How much money would your bank give you?
  • Watch Ghosts of Mississippi
  • Make Mexican street corn salad

April 17

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“Rowdy” Roddy Piper 1954

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*Just look yourself in the mirror this morning and say this out loud.


Victoria Beckham 1974

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Not only does she regularly go to the gym, she also practices Yogalosophy




*Practice Yogalosophy while listening to the Spice Girls.


Jennifer Garner 1972

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The idea of soul mates lures people into believing that marriage will be easy (our personalities fit together!) and perpetually passionate (we’re meant to be!).  It’s a popular mindset—69 percent of Americans believe in soul mates, according to a March YouGov poll.  But it doesn’t make for good marriages.



*Believing that you’ve met your soulmate is great, but you are still going to have to work on your relationship every day.


JP Morgan 1837

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Trust matters

Morgan realized the value of an honest reputation. He was testifying before a Congressional committee in 1912 when he was asked if commercial credit was based on money or property.

“The first thing is character,” he responded. “Before money or anything else. Money cannot buy it.… A man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom. I think that is the fundamental basis of business.”





*Money can’t buy trust and trust is the fundamental basis of business.


Rooney Mara 1985- watch Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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After a seven-year absence from the silver screen, Lisbeth Salander will return in all of her punk glory next year in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. However, the franchise is making a big jump — moving away from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo actress Rooney Mara’s portrayal in the 2011 film and replacing her with The Crown‘s Claire Foy. As it turns out, the break wasn’t entirely mutual, as Mara reportedly wanted to come back and take another shot at Ms. Salander.


*Watch Rooney Mara in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – you won’t be able to see her in the sequel.


Sean Bean 1959

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Sean Bean’s Complete Sunday Roast or Chicken in Red Pesto Sauce

4 skinless chicken breasts
1 can tomatoes
1 tub creme fraiche
1 jar red pesto
fresh basil
fresh black olives

Brown chicken in a pot.
Meanwhile mix creme fraiche, tomatoes and 3 dessert-spoons of red pesto sauce in a bowl. Add to saucepan with the chicken and simmer on low heat for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook some rice – I recommend heartily boil in the bag Uncle Ben’s!
Just before serving add basil leaves and chopped black olives.
Then, stuff your faces!

*Yes, stuff your face with Sean Bean’s Sunday Roast.

SNUB – Asaram

Review –

  • Kick ass
  • Yogalosophy
  • Work on your relationship
  • Trust is the fundamental basis of business
  • Watch Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Make Sean Bean’s Sunday Roast

April 16

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Bill Belichick 1952

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“If there is something that’s your passion when you’re young, do it,” Belichick said. “Let everything else take care of itself. Don’t pick a career for money or some other reason. Do what you love, because it will never feel like work.”


*This could be under the MONEY section but when you’ve got the best MIND in NFL history, your advice should be followed. Even if you’re not young, start today by doing what you love.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1947

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I was born Lew Alcindor. Now I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The transition from Lew to Kareem was not merely a change in celebrity brand name — like Sean Combs to Puff Daddy to Diddy to P. Diddy — but a transformation of heart, mind and soul. I used to be Lew Alcindor, the pale reflection of what white America expected of me. Now I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the manifestation of my African history, culture and beliefs.



Ask him how he managed to stay on the court and avoid serious injury throughout his career and he will tell you it was down to a dedicated fitness regimen that included eating a balanced diet and, famously, practicing yoga


*This can help your SOUL too. Eat a balanced diet and practice yoga today. Also, get to a basketball court and work on your skyhook shots.


Pope Benedict XVI 1927

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Ever since Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff in six centuries to abdicate the papacy, transitioning to a life of near seclusion in a Vatican City monastery, there have been questions about how the notion of two living popes would impact the Roman Catholic Church.


Prayer is The Breath of The Soul and of Life


*Pray when you wake up and pray again when you go to bed tonight. It is the breath of your SOUL.


Charlie Chaplin 1889

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Charles Chaplin was one of the rare comedians who not only financed and produced all his films (with the exception of “A Countess from Hong Kong”), but was the author, actor, director and soundtrack composer of them as well.

He died on Christmas day 1977, survived by eight children from his last marriage with Oona O’Neill, and one son from his short marriage to Lita Grey.


As his Essanay contract came to an end, and fully aware of his popularity, Chaplin requested a $150,000 signing bonus from his next studio.



*You are working for your next job today. Once you do have your dream job/business, don’t be afraid to do it all to make it your way. Delegation is needed, but remember it is your dream.


Selena 1971

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Selena — whose primary language was English — sung in Spanish. She appealed to a Latino audience from the start of her career, with determination to uphold her heritage.



*Watch the movie about her life and/or listen to her music.


Peter Billingsley 1971 – A Christmas Story meal in April

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year to look back on whatever happened to the kid who played Ralphie Parker in the original version of “A Christmas Story.”

Believe it or not, Peter Billingsley has been behind the camera on some pretty big hits — including Marvel’s “Ironman,” which he produced alongside Jon Favreau.

The 46-year-old has produced “Four Christmases,” “The Break-Up” and directed “Couples Retreat,” all starring Vince Vaughn. He’s also behind TV shows including “Sullivan & Son” and Netflix’s “F Is for Family.”


  1. Red Ryder cocktail

Start your meal with this cocktail, made with triple sec, cranberry juice and moscato. It may not shoot your eye out, but you’ll probably start seeing double after your second glass.

  1. Homemade Ovaltine

Not into the hard stuff? Lucky for you, Little Orphan Annie wants you to be sure to drink your Ovaltine this holiday season. Even better? Make it from scratch using this recipe — you’ll totally feel like you’ve cracked the code to taste bud happiness.

  1. Mashed potatoes even Randy would eat

Who’s Mommy’s little piggy? We all are if you know how to make your mashed potatoes right.

  1. Perfect turkey

Next up, it’s everything the holiday meal aspires to be — the perfect burnished bronze turkey complete with all the fixin’s. Just make sure you lock your doors and close your windows in case the neighbor’s dogs catch a whiff of your culinary Christmas masterpiece.


*Listen to Selena while making A Christmas Story meal. Enjoy it while watching Ralphie in the movie or any of the movies that Peter Billingsley has produced. Think of planning a trip to the actual house in Cleveland, OH. – you can actually spend the night in Ralphie’s or the Bumpus house.

SNUB – Martin Lawrence 1965

Review –

  • Do what you love
  • Yoga
  • Pray
  • You’re working for your next job
  • Listen to Selena
  • A Christmas Story meal

April 15

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Leonardo da Vinci 1452

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Leonardo da Vinci was a true genius who graced this world with his presence from April 15, 1452 to May 2, 1519. He is among the most influential artists in history, having left a significant legacy not only in the realm of art but in science as well, each discipline informing his mastery of the other.




  1. CURIOSITÀ (CURIOSITY) — “An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.”


*Have CURIOSITA like Leonardo da Vinci. Leave a legacy.


Emma Thompson 1959

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Emma Thompson said Trump once asked her out while she was playing a character inspired by Hillary Clinton


The 57-year-old thespian has embarked on an ‘anti-diet diet’ – involving no fad foods such as chia seeds, kale and gluten free items – with the help of the Duchess of Cambridge’s dietitian, Louise Parker.



*Have an anti-diet diet day. No fad foods today, just real food. Plants and Animals. Watch Emma Thompson win an Oscar in the movie Howards End for motivation.


Guru Nanak 1469

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He strove for religious tolerance and universal brotherhood which comes through in the following hymn:

No one is my enemy, No one is a foreigner, For me, there is no Hindu, no Muslim, With all I am at peace. God within us renders us, Incapable of hate and prejudice.”


*This verse is what 365DOLF is all about. Live it. If you haven’t gotten to this place yet, hopefully you will by the end of this year. Be incapable of hate and prejudice.


Roy Raymond 1947

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This is not to say that the billions of dollars the company now possesses would have prevented him from making that fatal choice. In the end, money doesn’t buy happiness, but giving up on your dreams can be deadly.



Why the Founder of Victoria’s Secret Threw Himself off a Bridge

The Victoria’s Secret show costs more than $10 million to put on and is hailed as one of the most important fashion shows in the world.  What is not so known about the company is the tragic story of its founder, Roy Raymond.  Raymond started the company after being influenced by a shopping trip he’d just taken with his wife.

“Our original idea was to have a store where men felt comfortable shopping for lingerie. It all began when Roy went shopping for me, and felt out of place in a lingerie store. Victoria’s Secret tried to change that,” says Gaye, Roy’s wife.   Gaye is now a 65-year old professor at Samuel Merritt University.

The couple had five shops by 1982, and then made the horrible mistake of selling the company for $5 million to Leslie Wexner, founder of The Limited.


*Don’t worry about money, but don’t give up on your dreams either. If it’s your dream, see it through.


Emma Watson 1990 – watch Beauty and the Beast

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Emma Watson just gets better as time marches on. She graduated from Brown University in 2014, the same year the then-24-year-old British actress was officially named the new Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N.’s gender-equality arm, U.N. Women.




Belle’s insatiable appetite for knowledge inspires us to learn something new every day. We may not be in school anymore, but we’ll always be curious, and we’ll always be reading a book. And when Belle teaches Beast to read, our hearts melt every time.


*Watch another Emma in Beauty and the Beast – my wife’s favorite.


Seth Rogen 1982 – wiener wellington

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Friends are forever

Seth Rogen and James Franco first worked together on the cult teen drama Freaks and Geeks in 1999.  The pair have remained good friends and worked together on films such as Pineapple Express.






*Learn how to make it from the very funny video and then invite your best friends over to watch Sausage Party while enjoying Seth Rogen’s wiener wellington. Wash it down with a Pineapple Express cocktail.

SNUB – Nikita Khrushchev 1894

Review –

  • Have curiasita
  • The No Diet Diet
  • Be incapable of hate and prejudice
  • Don’t give up on your dreams
  • Watch Beauty and the Beast
  • Make wiener wellington

April 14

The * marks today’s advice.



Fredric Jameson 1934

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“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.


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.


*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.


Anderson Silva 1975

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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


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


Anne Sullivan 1866

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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.


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.


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


Pete Rose 1941

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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.


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.


*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.


Adrien Brody 1973 – watch The Pianist

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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.


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.


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


Abigail Breslin 1996 – spaghetti oreganata

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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.



*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

April 13

Look for the * for today’s advice.



Thomas Jefferson 1743

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  1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do to-day.
  2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
  3. Never spend your money before you have it.
  4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
  5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
  6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
  7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
  8. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
  9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
  10. When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.



*Pick one of the above Thomas Jefferson practical life lessons to focus on today. For me, I’m going to focus on #1. I’m not going to put anything off until tomorrow. I’m taking care of everything that I can today.


Allison Williams 1988

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Through her parents, TV producer and radio host Jane Stoddard Williams and longtime NBC newsman Brian Williams, she was exposed to the world of overexposure and, she hopes, inoculated against its common side effects, such as elephantiasis of the ego and bad manners. As a kid, she met presidents and walked on red carpets.



I do two different things. For cardio I do SoulCycle. I really don’t like to run, plus I have terrible knees and get bored on the elliptical. SoulCycle is basically a dance party on a bicycle, and you burn calories and it’s so fun. Then I also do Core Fusion at Exhale Spa locations. It mixes together Pilates and barre method. It’s really hard and kicks my butt, so those two together work perfectly. On a good week, I’d like to do two of each, but on a realistic week, it’s one or two.



*You just did a SoulCycle workout, so today it’s going to be a Core Fusion workout. Find a class or a workout online.


Madalyn Murray O’Hair 1919

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There were pioneers in atheism, and they weren’t all burned at the stake. “The most hated woman in America” was the sobriquet Life magazine bestowed on Madalyn Murray O’Hair, whose suit against the Baltimore Public School System went all the way to the Supreme Court and ended prayer in public schools in 1963.


“An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An Atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now — here on earth — for all men together to enjoy. An Atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer, but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and to enjoy it. An Atheist accepts that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help lead to a life of fulfillment.”


*A true leap of faith for some may be that the above description of an Atheist sounds pretty good.


Alfred Mosher Butts 1899

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Butts died in 1993 and did not become rich from his invention, but he was able to enjoy the worldwide popularity of Scrabble


*Playing Scrabble could be your entertainment for the day but realize that as you’re working on your business, you want to see the benefits of your hard work. So don’t delay – get busy T O D A Y.


Aaron Lewis 1972 – listen to Staind and/or Aaron Lewis

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Aaron Lewis revels in irony. The singer, who once appeared on the cover of High Times magazine holding a bong, arrives for an interview sporting a narcotics law-enforcement cap. Equally ironic is the fact that the frontman for the hard-rock group Staind just released one of the most country-sounding albums of the year. Titled Sinner.



*Listen to Aaron Lewis as the lead man of Staind if you want rock. Listen to his solo stuff if you want country.


Frank Woolworth 1852 – ham salad sandwich

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The Dime Store King

Frank Woolworth was a visionary retailer who pioneered many of the selling techniques still used today. A self-made man, he rose from humble beginnings as a farm boy to become the head of the largest chain of shops in the world.


*Go back in time and make this Woolworth’s lunch counter ham salad sandwich. Make it available for everyone

Greensboro Lunch Counter

Racial segregation was still legal in the United States on February 1, 1960, when four African American college students sat down at this Woolworth counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Politely asking for service at this “whites only” counter, their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their sit-in drew national attention and helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge inequality throughout the South.


BONUS – “Anyway, I’ve had my doughnut today. I have a doughnut every morning. The same kind, from a street cart. Vanilla frosted with sprinkles on one half, weirdly. How hard is it to sprinkle the whole thing?”  – Allison Williams

 *Have your daily doughnut for dessert. Get Out

SNUB – Garry Kasparov 1963

Review –

  • Thomas Jefferson life lesson
  • Core Fusion workout
  • You don’t have to believe in God to be a good person
  • Work hard to see the benefits
  • Listen to Staind
  • Ham salad sandwich and a doughnut

April 12

Check out the * for today’s advice.



Henry Clay 1777

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The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship hosts their annual Henry Clay Student Congress. Students from all 50 states travel to Lexington, Kentucky to learn the value of compromise, bipartisanship, and policy making.



Clay’s last public efforts on behalf of the Compromise of 1850 cemented his position as an advocate of national unity above all else. His stirring denunciation of secessionist rhetoric echoes in a melancholy tone when one considers the enormity that tore the nation apart less than a decade after his death, but its power is undeniable.



*All of Congress should have to attend the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship. Don’t you ever underestimate the value of compromise even if our government officials can’t seem to grasp it. Compromise with someone today.


Brooklyn Decker 1987

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Step 1: Jump Rope (100 jumps)

Step 2: Burpees (10 reps)

Step 3: Jumping Jacks with 3-lb weights (25 reps)

Step 4: Mountain Climbers (10 reps)

Step 5: Squat Jumps (10 reps)


“The worst advice would be when someone told me to stay in my lane. I, at the time, was modeling and was going to make the very cliché transition into acting, it’s one that a lot of people take, and I think that they had the best intentions in mind.”


*Do the above Brooklyn Decker workout to burn fat. Have you seen her? It works. Don’t stay in your lane today – except when you are driving.


Beverly Cleary 1916

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In 2000, to honor her invaluable contributions to children’s literature, Beverly Cleary was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress.


All of creation was designed with a need for Sabbath rest. From the beginning of time, God modeled it for himself and ordained it for all creation. But the concept of Sabbath rest is something that modern society seems to have forgotten.


Rest on the next possible Sunday. It must work. As I type this, Beverly Cleary is 102.


David Letterman 1947

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Top Ten Things we Learned from David Letterman About Finance

  1. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses

David Letterman was always his own man. In the warring-with-Leno years, if he’d once attempted to be a “me too” version of The Tonight Show it never would have worked. His career was long because he didn’t compare himself to the Joneses. He won Emmys because he didn’t compete.

Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter, in their groundbreaking book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, caution against “the Rat Race.” We’re so busy comparing ourselves with everyone else we forget our goals…our soul. Who I AM and what I WANT are personal goals, and don’t need to be tied to stuff or competition.


*How are you different? Are you following your own unique path? What could you eliminate in your life to stop “competing?” – don’t try to keep up with us Joneses.


Ed O’Neil 1946 – watch Married with Children

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Al’s anger is largely directed at women who don’t look like Playboy models, and the show’s misogyny is so casual and pervasive, you fail to notice it after a while. At the same time, for all the enlightened politics of today’s television, I don’t know of another show that so perfectly (if inadvertently) captures the manifold ugly facets of male impotence and rage.



You could watch him as Jay Pritchett, but take today to watch Ed O’Neill as Al Bundy in Married with Children. SIDE NOTE – On my 21st birthday (7/14/93), I asked my best friend Chad – “Am I drunk or is that Al Bundy?” – I was drunk and it was Al Bundy, dancing at The Magic Twanger in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.


Andy Garcia 1956 – cream cheese flan

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This is one of actor Andy Garcia’s favorite dishes; the recipe comes from his wife, Marivi.


BONUS: Claire Danes 1979 – salad from Omen restaurant in Soho

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I found myself fantasizing most heavily and most readily about this one salad I eat at a restaurant called Omen, a Japanese restaurant in Soho.

What makes that salad so great?
It was my centerfold salad. It was avocado and arugula—those two primary ingredients. Then a mushroom in there and I think there must be some kind of miso paste in the dressing. Whatever it is, it’s the best thing ever. It’s one of my favorite dishes of all time.

Avocado & Arugula Salad with cucumber, red radish, oyster mushroom & sesame dressing




*Make yourself this Avocado & Arugula salad for dinner and then reward yourself with the cream cheese flan. You can enjoy both while watching Andy Garcia in Godfather 3 and/or Claire Danes in the series Homeland. Or just keep it light and watch episodes of Married With Children.

SNUB – John Hagee 1940

Review –

  • Compromise with someone
  • Fat burning workout
  • Rest on the Sabbath
  • Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses
  • Watch Married with Children
  • Avocado and Arugula salad with cream cheese flan for dessert