May 2

Observe the * for today’s advice.



Catherine the Great 1729

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Catherine the Great is one of those fascinating figures whose political power was often overshadowed by scandal. She did not, as popularly rumored, die attempting to have sex with a horse, but her real life was way more interesting. She had twelve well-known affairs, illegitimate children (no one’s totally sure which ones)

*This DYK may not be suitable for work, but it definitely is a conversation starter.


Shaun T 1978

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You don’t need a gym membership to get your best body back! Tone your belly, butt, arms and legs in only 15 minutes with this miracle workout from fitness guru Shaun T.

*Try this 15 minute workout while watching the video. This almost killed me.


Saint Catherine Laboure 1806

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Believe it or not, after 141 years, her body is still in perfect condition. You can find her encased in a glass coffin at the altar in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at 140 Rue du Bac in Paris, France.

Labouré said Mary told her those three images she presented to her needed to become medallions so people could receive “great graces.

The Miraculous Medal is the most popular religious medal in the world, and for good reason: it comes from Heaven! offers thousands of Miraculous Medals, including 14K Gold, Sterling Silver and more.

The Medal’s Divine Origins

The Miraculous Medal originated in Paris, France, in the year 1830, after St. Catherine Labouré experienced an apparition of the Virgin Mary. “God wishes to charge you with a mission,” Our Lady said to Catherine.

*God wishes to charge you with a mission today – buy a Miraculous Medal to wear and maybe your body will stay intact after 141 years.


James Dyson 1947

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I became obsessed. It took five years of doing nothing but making and testing prototypes. My wife supported us by teaching art. She was wonderful. But most other people thought I was mad.

*The success of your business will be determined by your obsession with it and the support received towards it. Don’t worry about what people think. I am obsessed with 365DOLF. I’m not worried about who supports me or what others may think. I’m in it to win it.


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson 1972 watch Moana

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“There are mornings in life where there are no words.. this is not one of those mornings,” he captioned the photo. “Jazzy, let daddy tell you his goals.”

He went on to list out his hopes for his daughter as she grows. What’s great about his list is that they’re all goals very specifically geared towards feminist parenting and raising a strong, independent young woman. Those goals include firm hand shakes and eye contact by 5 and being a literal ladyboss by 10.

*The Rock could represent every category – especially the BODY. Maybe get an extra weight room workout in in his honor. Check out his website and realize that at one point he was down to 7 bucks – good for MONEY and SOUL. At some point, watch him (hear him) in Moana.


David Beckham 1975 – risotto

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The F Word segment is supposed to be about the pair competing to make a risotto but mostly consists of the two of them exchanging verbal barbs. Beckham even remarks that his wife thought a fish Ramsay once made her was “undercooked,” to the shock (and laughter) of the pro-chef.

*He’s maybe the most popular soccer player of his generation and he even went toe to toe with Chef Gordon Ramsay. Enjoy Beckham’s risotto while watching Moana.


The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler who has a net worth of $280 million dollars. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Dwayne Johnson earned $125 million, making him by far the highest paid actor on the planet.

David and Victoria Beckham: $900 million. Together, the Beckhams are just shy of $1 billion, with both having a hefty estimated net worth of $450 million each.

James Dyson



*I think I made the right choice for the MONEY section. Don’t forget to vacuum today.

SNUB – Donatella Versace

Review –

  • Catherine the Great DYK
  • Shaun T workout
  • God will give you a mission today
  • Your success is determined by your obsession
  • Watch Moana
  • Make David Beckham risotto

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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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