May 19

Scan for the * for today’s advice.



Ho Chi Minh 1890

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The 5 lessons from Uncle Ho:

  1. Love your country. Love your people.
  2. Study well. Labor well.
  3. Be united. Be disciplined.
  4. Keep the sanitation well.
  5. Humility. Honesty. Bravery.

*Practice humility, honesty, and bravery today. Be a Ho.


Kevin Garnett 1976

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Kevin Garnett starts his daily workout training routine with a 3 mile run on the beach in the early morning hours between 5 and 6 AM

*Be like the “Big Ticket” and run 3 miles in the sand at 5:30 this morning.


Malcolm X 1925

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Malcolm X: Well, I’ve done a lot of traveling and, I think over all, travel does broaden one’s soul.

*Broaden your soul by traveling. Go on or plan a trip today.


Johns Hopkins 1795

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On average, a bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University will cost you about $210,306. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $51,386 per year and an average of 4.1 years to graduate.

*Are you saving for college? You could stick your kids with massive student debt. Just don’t get sick and need their help later in life. I suggest you start saving now for your kid’s future.


Sam Smith 1992

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“When I signed my deal, I felt pressure, don’t wanna see the numbers, I wanna see heaven” – ‘Money On My Mind’

When someone asks if you want a receipt and you say no because you don’t wanna know how much you spent the next day…

*Listen to the very wealthy Sam Smith.


Andre the Giant (7’4) 1946 – drink 156 beers

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Andre’s unofficial record is 156 beers in one sitting

As told by Mike Graham and confirmed by Dusty Rhodes. That’s 1,872 ounces, or 14.6 gallons of beer. The average human stomach can typically hold about a liter.

BONUS – Peter Mayhew (7’3) 1944 – Wookie cookies

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Mayhew was chosen to play everyone’s favorite Wookiee primarily because of his tremendous height: He’s 7 feet 3 inches tall.

*Yes, Andre the Giant (7’4) and the man who plays Chewbacca (7’3) share a birthday (2 years apart)

Enjoy these “Wookie Cookies” and see how close you can get to Andre’s 156 beers.

SNUB – Archie Manning

Review –

  • Practice humility, honesty, and bravery
  • Run 3 miles on the beach at 5:30 am
  • Broaden your soul by traveling
  • Save for college
  • Listen to Sam Smith
  • Eat Wookie Cookies and drink 156 beers

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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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