May 14

Check out the * for today’s advice.



George Lucas 1944

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*Again, easier said than done. But simple advice that says it all. I am afraid. I’m afraid to quit my job. I’m afraid that 365DOLF isn’t going to be the runaway success that it is in my mind. If you are reading this, I’ve overcome at least some of my fears. Now it’s your turn.


Clay Matthews 1986

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I work out six days a week, Monday through Saturday, with Sunday being my day off. My days consist of everything from field work, to being in the weight room, mixing in yoga and Pilates, boxing, and sometimes MMA.

*Pick one… weight room, yoga, Pilates, boxing, or MMA


Robert Owen 1771

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“God and the Doctor we alike adore But only when in danger, not before; The danger o’er, both are alike requited, God is forgotten, and the Doctor slighted.” – Robert Owen

*Pray to God and see your doctor today, before you need them both.


Mark Zuckerberg 1931

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He Dresses Simple

If you notice one thing about this young billionaire it is that he wears the same style of outfit every day. He wears the same gray t-shirt, jeans, and hoodie. His entire wardrobe probably costs less than $700, and it probably costs less than $200 a year to keep his wardrobe updated. Considering that the average American family spends around $1,700 a year on clothing, Zuckerberg definitely has the right idea on saving money.

*I know that just a few days ago I suggested to “dress for success” – this is true – until you’ve made it, then its jeans, t-shirts, and hoodies time.


Cate Blanchett 1969 –watch Blue Jasmine

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Know Your Money:  Do you know what you spend money on? Do you know what you are invested in? Do you know where all of your accounts are? Do you know how to access them?  Jasmine, our heroine, did not have the answers to any of these questions.  She had no budget. She had no concept of how much things cost.  She just bought whatever she wanted indiscriminately.  She had no idea what her money was invested in.

*Watch Cate Blanchett win an Oscar in Blue Jasmine and use it as motivation to tighten up your budget.


Rob Gronkowski 1989 – Gronk’s mom’s buffalo chicken wing dip

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To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money. I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry or tattoos and still wear my favorite pair of jeans from high school. … I don’t do drugs, I don’t drive drunk, I don’t break the law. … I’m a 23-year-old guy just looking to have a fun time.

*Enjoy Gronk’s mom’s buffalo chicken wing dip and his money advice too.

SNUB – Miranda Cosgrove

Review –

  • Don’t be afraid
  • Weight room, yoga, Pilates, boxing, or MMA
  • Pray to God and see your doctor
  • Make your fortune so you can dress as you please
  • Watch Blue Jasmine
  • Make Gronk’s mom’s buffalo chicken wing dip

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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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