June 30

Look for the * for today’s advice.

GET A FACE TATTOO DAY

MIND

Alain Finkielkraut 1949

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https://www.haaretz.com/1.4883764

French thinker Finkielkraut draws on the universal values of the French Enlightenment to argue that every citizen in a democratic society has an obligation to become fluent in the dominant language and culture.

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-231-08022-4

*If you’re not yet, become fluent in your country’s dominant language and culture. Assimilation. If you’ve already mastered the home language and culture, start learning another country’s today.

BODY

Michael Phelps 1985

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http://www.michaelphelps.com/us/

https://twitter.com/MichaelPhelps?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“That’s the reason why suicide rates are going up — people are afraid to talk and open up,” said Phelps.

Today, by sharing his experience he has the chance to reach people and save lives — “and that’s way more powerful,” he said.

“Those moments and those feelings and those emotions for me are light years better than winning the Olympic gold medal,” said Phelps.

“I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life.”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/19/health/michael-phelps-depression/index.html

In terms of his diet, it has been reported that Phelps eats 12,000 calories a day, around 4,000 calories per meal. For breakfast, Phelps eats three fried-egg sandwiches with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions, and mayonnaise. Then he drinks two cups of coffee and then consumes a five-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes. For lunch, Phelps eats a pound of pasta and two large ham and cheese sandwiches on white bread with mayo. He then drinks about 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks. For dinner, Phelps eats another pound of pasta and a full pizza followed by another 1,000 calories of energy drinks.

http://www.muscleprodigy.com/michael-phelps-workout-and-diet/

*Try to eat 12,000 calories and then try to burn them all off by swimming. *Don’t swim on a full stomach.

SOUL

Lena Horne 1917

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https://www.biography.com/people/lena-horne-9344086

If she could have swallowed her pride, Lena Horne could have had an easy life. Born into a middle-class African-American family in New York in 1917, she was beautiful, talented and ambitious. Until the very end, she never once softened her firm stance against racism or missed an opportunity to advance the cause she believed in.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2010/may/10/lena-horne

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/lena-horne-about-the-performer/487/

*Don’t swallow your pride. Stand up for what is right. Listen to some Lena Horne to soothe your soul.

MONEY

Mike Tyson 1966

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http://miketyson.com/

https://twitter.com/MikeTyson?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

A lot of people assume that Muhammad Ali was my favorite boxer. But I have to say it was Roberto Duran. I always looked at Ali as being handsome and articulate. And I was short and ugly and I had a speech impediment. When I saw Duran fight, he was just a street guy. He’d say stuff to his opponents like, “Suck my fucking dick, you motherfucker. Next time you’re going to the fucking morgue.” After he beat Sugar Ray Leonard in that first fight, he went over to where Wilfred Benitez was sitting and he said, “Fuck you. You don’t have the heart or the balls to fight me.”

http://nymag.com/news/features/mike-tyson-2013-10/index5.html

It Starts With Your Mindset

You may not have the skill at the moment to succeed with your goals, but as long as you have the right mindset, eventually you will develop the level of skill needed to achieve that success.

https://wealthygorilla.com/mike-tyson-success-lessons/

*Your mindset should be – I am going to develop the level of skill needed to achieve success at what I am most passionate about.

ENTERTAINMENT

Vincent D’Onofrio 1959 – watch Full Metal Jacket

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https://twitter.com/vincentdonofrio

VINCENT D’ONOFRIO GAINED 70 POUNDS TO PLAY LEONARD “GOMER PYLE” LAWRENCE.

In addition to the weight gain, D’Onofrio also shaved his head for the role, and was surprised by how much it affected him. ”It changed my life,” D’Onofrio told The New York Times in 1987. ”Women didn’t look at me; most of the time I was looking at their backs as they were running away. People used to say things to me twice, because they thought I was stupid.” To this day, it’s the most weight any actor has ever gained for a movie role.

https://www.amazon.com/Full-Metal-Jacket-Matthew-Modine/dp/B00005ATQF

http://mentalfloss.com/article/65427/16-hardcore-facts-about-full-metal-jacket

*This is my favorite movie of all time – enjoy.

FOOD

David Alan Grier 1956 – prosciutto sandwich

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http://www.davidalangrier.net/

https://twitter.com/davidalangrier?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Where are you traveling next?

I may be going to Italy in a week. I’ve been there before, but I may be going again to hang out.

There’s a work trip and then there’s a chill-out trip. If it’s a chill-out trip, I’m going to Hawaii. I’ll go to the Grand Wailea, chill and restore the battery.

Wherever I go, it must have great food. Cuisine is the first thing I ask about when I get off the plane. Where do we eat?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestravelguide/2018/08/29/why-comedian-david-alan-grier-is-so-serious-about-travel/#4696b8582a86

https://www.amazon.com/Living-Color-Seasons-1-5/dp/B00152M7ZI

http://www.marthastewart.com/319535/david-alan-griers-prosciutto-sandwich

*Make David Alan Grier’s prosciutto sandwich and enjoy it while watching him in old episodes of In Living Color.

SNUB – Fantasia

Review –

  • Become fluent in a language and culture
  • Eat 12,000 calories and swim it all off
  • Stand up for what is right
  • Develop the level of skill needed to achieve success
  • Watch Full Metal Jacket
  • Make a prosciutto sandwich

June 29

Make sure to look for the * for today’s advice.

PUSSYCAT DOLLS DAY

MIND

Richard Lewis 1947

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https://twitter.com/therichardlewis?lang=en

http://www.richardlewisonline.com/

“My marriage is so great, and having a real relationship that I trust and love … I do worry about not having it anymore, however that happens, and it freaks me out,” Lewis says. “That’s just where it’s at for me. I got married at 57, but you can’t look back and you don’t want to look in the future — because there is no future. This is the future for me now … I treat every day way more importantly than I used to.”

http://www.sfweekly.com/culture/has-richard-lewis-found-enlightenment/

*Treat every day way more importantly than you used to. Treat today more importantly than yesterday.

BODY

Nicole Scherzinger 1978 – 5 moves to firm arms and abs

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https://twitter.com/NicoleScherzy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

International recording artist and television presenter on the X Factor in Great Britain, Nicole Scherzinger, was announced as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador to support the movement and promote A Very Special Christmas music. Special Olympics Great Britain athletes, Sophie Dalgish, Tom Hawkins and Robbie Cahill, sat alongside the former Pussycat Doll.

https://www.specialolympics.org/about/ambassadors/nicole-scherzinger

Follow this plan for a month and your body will get top billing too!

http://www.shape.com/celebrities/celebrity-workouts/nicole-scherzingers-5-moves-firm-arms-abs

*You don’t need to follow this plan for a month (unless you want to). Just follow it today for firm arms and abs.

SOUL

Kawhi Leonard 1991

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2700300-the-making-of-kawhi-leonard-the-silent-superstar

If there is a lesson in all this, it’s that the reason the kid from Moreno Valley opens his fifth NBA season on Wednesday night with a $94,343,130 contract is because he doesn’t act like he has a $94,343,130 contract. He finally got rid of the silver Chevy Malibu that he had at San Diego State and took with him to San Antonio … and replaced it with his first car, a ’97 Chevy Tahoe that was sitting in his grandmother’s driveway and he had fixed up.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/aztecs/sdut-kawhi-leonard-spurs-contract-sdsu-2015oct27-story.html

*Don’t act like the amount of money that you are making. Be humble. What you have available to you is enough.

MONEY

Micky Arison 1949

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http://www.nba.com/heat/contact/directoryarisonhtml

In the most general terms, Micky Arison could be the archetypical Florida man: He worked for and eventually took over his dad’s business, he likes boats, and he enjoys basketball. What makes Arison, age 65, different is that his dad’s business was Carnival Cruise Lines, he’s a majority partner in the Miami Heat NBA franchise, and his net worth makes him, once again, the richest person in Florida

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/05/09/dads-business-boats-and-basketball-why-micky-ariso.aspx

https://www.carnival.com/

*Get involved in what you like. Make money off the things that interest you and make you happiest. Pass it down to your kids one day. Plan a cruise today.

ENTERTAINMENT

Gary Busey 1944 watch The Buddy Holly Story

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http://www.garybusey.com/

https://twitter.com/THEGaryBusey?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

In December 1988, he almost died from a near fatal motorcycle accident which left him comatose for three months. After regaining consciousness, and with the help of his family he re-learned how to eat, walk and talk. Immediately after his recovery he began working again, with his first film being the cult classic Point Break, a testament to his tenacity, passion, and love of his craft. After his head injury he met at the White House with Bill Clinton, with whom he helped create language for the “Traumatic Brain Injury Act “. This significant act was instrumental in passing the Helmet Law in California.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-buddy-holly-story-19780921

https://www.amazon.com/Buddy-Holly-Story-Don-Stroud/dp/B00000K3TX

*Yes, Gary Busey was nominated for an Oscar, and it was this movie- check it out.

FOOD

Marcus Wareing 1970 – rare ribeye, chips, and Caesar salad

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https://www.marcusrestaurant.com/

I’m usually tasting food on and off all day, so I often get home at night without having had anything resembling a proper meal. My idea of a solo treat then is a few Jaffa cakes (OK, half a packet) and a strong cup of tea. In summer, I’m also very partial to sliced super-ripe tomatoes on buttered sourdough toast and topped with good olive oil, salt and pepper. If I were to pick my favourite meal for one, though, it would have to be steak and chips.

Choose whichever cut you like – rump, sirloin, fillet, onglet – but for me it has to be ribeye, cooked rare. Life’s too short to make chips for one, so use decent oven chips instead – I like Marks & Spencer’s hand-cut ones; or, if you’ve got a good one nearby, pop down the chippy for a takeaway portion. A Caesar salad is essential, too, as far as I’m concerned. Serves one.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/13/tom-kerridge-angela-hartnett-recipes-marcus-wareing-skye-gyngell-hemsley-bruno-loubet

*Enjoy this steak and chips meal while watching The Buddy Holly Story.

SNUB – Stokely Carmichael

Review –

  • Treat today more importantly than yesterday
  • Nicole Scherzinger plan
  • Don’t act like the amount of money you make
  • Make money off the things that interest you
  • Watch The Buddy Holly Story
  • Make ribeye, chips, and Caesar salad

June 28

Look to the * for today’s advice.

WAX ON WAX OFF DAY

MIND

Elon Musk 1971

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https://twitter.com/elonmusk?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

It was just a friendly little argument about the fate of humanity. Demis Hassabis, a leading creator of advanced artificial intelligence, was chatting with Elon Musk, a leading doomsayer, about the perils of artificial intelligence.

They are two of the most consequential and intriguing men in Silicon Valley who don’t live there. Hassabis, a co-founder of the mysterious London laboratory DeepMind, had come to Musk’s SpaceX rocket factory, outside Los Angeles, a few years ago. They were in the canteen, talking, as a massive rocket part traversed overhead. Musk explained that his ultimate goal at SpaceX was the most important project in the world: interplanetary colonization.

Hassabis replied that, in fact, he was working on the most important project in the world: developing artificial super-intelligence. Musk countered that this was one reason we needed to colonize Mars—so that we’ll have a bolt-hole if A.I. goes rogue and turns on humanity. Amused, Hassabis said that A.I. would simply follow humans to Mars.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/elon-musk-billion-dollar-crusade-to-stop-ai-space-x

http://www.spacex.com/

https://www.tesla.com/elon-musk

https://www.boringcompany.com/

https://www.paypal.com/us/home

Take Risks Before Life Gets In The Way

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonyoushaei/2018/03/06/elon-musks-10-secrets-to-success/#95e1908281e9

*I’m 46 and recently married (again). We don’t have kids and now is the time for me to strike before life gets in the way. What’s your story?

BODY

John Elway 1960 –stair climber

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http://www.profootballhof.com/players/john-elway/

Elway, 56, the greatest player in Broncos history, doesn’t take to losing. His competitive spirit knows no bounds.

Elway, who majored in economics at Stanford, amassed a fortune with his business ventures outside of football, including selling his six car dealerships to AutoNation for $82.5 million in 1997. He has four upscale restaurants in Colorado that bear his name. He adheres to the same philosophy he did as a player.

“To be great, you’ve got to be good for a long time,” he said. “That’s what great is. That’s always been our philosophy in the car business or the restaurant business. The brand may get them there. It gets us a shot. But it’s how we handle them when they walk through those doors.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-john-elway-broncos-20161201-story.html

“I just wish I had that 25-year-old body,” Elway says. So he engages daily in the endless task of remaining fit. Today’s masochism involved abs work, the monotony of a stair-climb machine, and a final charge on the stationary bike

http://fortune.com/2015/01/22/john-elway-the-man-with-the-golden-gut/

*Do some ab work, get on that stair climber and stationary bike at the gym today.

SOUL

Pat Morita 1932

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http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Pat_Morita/

Actor best known as “Mr. Miyagi” in The Karate Kid (1984) and three sequels. Noriyuki “Pat” Morita (1932–2005) was born in Isleton, California, the son of Issei farm workers. Struck by spinal tuberculosis at age two, Morita spent much of his childhood in a body cast in a sanitarium, where a priest gave him the western name “Patrick.” A series of surgeries restored his ability to walk when he was eleven just in time for him to join his family in American concentration camps at Gila River and Tule Lake.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/karate-kid-pat-morita-had-fight-play-mr-miyagi-1015652

The point of my final project became this: even though my father may have shared some semblance of celebrity or recognition, he, too, will be forgotten. He, too, will fade in the memory of the public.

http://www.yomyomf.com/the-heart-and-soul-of-the-karate-kid/

*Realize that you too will fade in the memory of most people. Live your life knowing this.

MONEY

Rob Dyrdek 1974

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https://robdyrdek.com/

“Skateboarding has given me everything I have and created who I am. I understood from an entertainment side, that no one had ever approached the biggest athletic alternative to organized sports as sports entertainment.  No one took the approach of building an entertainment product. That has made the difference in why we are so successful,”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciajessop/2012/08/24/172/#21ed43611e45

*Take what you love doing the most and create something that no one has ever done with it. This is 365DOLF for me.

ENTERTAINMENT

Mel Brooks 1926 – watch The Producers

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http://www.melbrooks.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Producers-Gene-Wilder/dp/B0000CBY1B

https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2004/01/making-the-producers

It still holds true: If you can make people laugh at Hitler or tyrants in general, “then you’ve won the day,” he added.

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/the-producers-mel-brooks-interview-tcm-film-festival-1201957140/

*Watch Mel Brooks win an Oscar in The Producers.

Blazing Saddles may the better choice though.

FOOD

Kathy Bates 1948 – coconut cream pie

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https://twitter.com/MsKathyBates?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

THERE WAS A BIG DEBATE AS TO WHETHER TO KEEP THE FOOT AXING SCENE IN THE MOVIE, AND IT COST THEM A DIRECTOR.

In the book, Annie chops off one of Paul’s feet with an axe. George Roy Hill—director of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe Sting, and Slap Shot—agreed to direct Misery, then quickly changed his mind once he realized he couldn’t handle the lopping scene, which Goldman insisted be left in. This led Reiner to just direct it himself. It also may have influenced him to change the script for Annie to “just” break Paul’s ankles. Goldman later admitted Reiner was right.

BATES WASN’T HAPPY THAT THE SCENE WAS CHANGED.

Bates was initially disappointed that the axe scene was changed to the sledgehammer.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/71739/17-facts-about-misery-its-25th-anniversary

https://www.biography.com/people/kathy-bates-9542641

http://www.mastercook.com/app/Recipe/WebRecipeDetails?recipeId=4926010

https://www.amazon.com/Misery-James-Caan/dp/B002QUWYWE

*Enjoy Kathy Bates’ coconut cream pie while watching her win an Oscar in Misery. Wash it down with Elon Musk Tequila – Teslaquila. If you drink too much, have your car drive you home.

Next time you find yourself at a party in Silicon Valley, in the throes of a thoroughly dull conversation about self-driving cars, feel free to mention Teslaquila — a delightful new social lubricant from the very expensive brain of Elon Musk.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/elon-musk-teslaquila-tequila#

SNUB – John Cusack

Review –

  • Take risks before life gets in the way
  • Stair climber workout
  • You will fade in the memory of most people
  • Create from what you love the most
  • Watch The Producers
  • Make coconut cream pie

June 27

Look for the * for today’s advice.

CAPTAIN KANGAROO DAY

MIND

Ross Perot 1930

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https://www.forbes.com/profile/h-ross-perot-sr/#199318f3470f

He had a straight-talking style. Neither Democrat nor Republican, he disparaged the intelligence of all elites and leaders. His favorite putdown, delivered with a West Texas drawl, was: “Not too smart.” He would get “under the hood” and fix the country, he vowed. The wag who quipped “He’s a self-made man who worships his creator” could have had Perot in mind.

https://www.creators.com/read/mona-charen/09/16/ross-perots-lessons-for-today

http://mentalfloss.com/article/21060/9-things-you-didnt-know-about-h-ross-perot

  1. Ross Perot (pronounced Puh-roe), outspoken 60-year-old Texas entrepreneur, is only 5 foot 6 inches tall. In the state known for super big, his net worth, estimated by Forbes Magazine at over $3 billion, represents a fortune vaster than anyone else’s. Perot, a supersalesman, made his first billion (at least on paper) before the age of forty. One might suspect this to be the reason why people look up to him with respect, awe and wonder. However, as with others who have reached fantasy only levels of success, money ceases to be an appropriate yardstick for measuring the myth of Perot.

http://www.sellingpower.com/content/article/?a=3441/inside-the-mind-of-h-ross-perot

*Get under the hood of your life today and fix you.

BODY

Tobey Maguire 1975

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https://twitter.com/tobeymaguire

Tobey Maguire grew up on food stamps and struggled with drink and drugs in his teens. Yet, driven by the need to make money, The Great Gatsby star always knew he was going to succeed

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/may/11/tobey-maguire-interview

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/that-spider-man-tray-scene-wasn-t-cgi-took-tobey-maguire-156-takes-a7358816.html

I LOOK FORWARD TO CONSTANTLY CHANGING PEOPLE’S OPINIONS OF ME. I THINK THAT’S THE FUN OF IT. I SPEND 2-4 HOURS WORKING OUT A DAY, SIX DAYS A WEEK.

https://www.popworkouts.com/tobey-maguire-workout/

*Take 2-4 hours to complete this Spiderman workout. Know that you are going to succeed.

SOUL

Helen Keller 1880

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http://www.hki.org/

http://helenkellerfoundation.org/

Helen Keller’s long and productive life of triumphant accomplishment in the face of all odds, and her tireless philanthropic efforts to improve the lives of the less fortunate throughout the world. Keller derived her lifelong spiritual inspiration from the writings of the visionary sage and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg.

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/2861/Shining-Soul–Helen-Keller-s-Spiritual-Life—Legacy

The Swedenborg Foundation is your connection to spiritual resources―including books, webcasts, and social media communities―based on Emanuel Swedenborg’s explorations of the afterlife 

https://swedenborg.com/

*Be like Helen Keller and be spiritually inspired by Emanuel Swedenborg.

MONEY

Vera Wang 1949

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https://www.verawang.com/

“I try to not get ahead of myself,” she says. “Sometimes you are influenced by the people around you and they’re pushing you and it’s hard to make every decision a right decision. But I try to have my feet on the ground. It’s been a trip of passion and respect for the client and respect for how relevant you have to keep the brand in a changing world.”

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/first-person/first-person-vera-wang

*Don’t get ahead of yourself. Keep your feet on the ground. Be passionate and respect how relevant you have to remain in your business.

ENTERTAINMENT

JJ Abrams 1966 – watch Westworld

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https://twitter.com/bad_robot?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.hbo.com/westworld

https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/blog/the-philosophical-landscape-of-westworld/5314/

We all have a narrative

On the Show, Narrative is what they program into each AI Robot.  Basically what is there occupation, personality, what do they do every day?  It is just there current story of what they do day in and day out.

Are you finding yourself stuck at doing the same job? Want change?  Well change your narrative.  Let it be something who you are

http://thomaswooldridge.com/5-life-lessons-tv-show-westworld/

*Watch JJ Abrams’ Westworld for the motivation to change your narrative.

FOOD

Bob Keeshan 1927 – Raspberry Chicken and a Captain Kangaroo

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http://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/article/bob-keeshan-captain-kangaroo

Keeshan’s grandson, Britton, became the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits at age 22 by scaling Mount Everest in 2004, just four months after his grandfather died. Britton brought along a photo of the television icon and buried it at the summit.

https://www.metv.com/lists/11-fun-facts-about-captain-kangaroo-that-will-bring-you-back-to-your-childhood

http://www.tvparty.com/lostterrytoons.html

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/567/Bob-Keeshans-Raspberry-Chicke87365.shtml

http://www.barmeister.com/drinks/recipe/6725/

*Enjoy Captain Kangaroo’s raspberry chicken, and drink it down with a Captain Kangaroo cocktail, while watching a few episodes of it and Westworld.

SNUB – Khloe Kardashian

Review –

  • Get under the hood of your life
  • Spiderman workout
  • Be spiritually inspired
  • Respect how relevant you have to remain in your business
  • Watch Westworld
  • Make raspberry chicken and a Captain Kangaroo 

June 26

The * reveals today’s advice.

GRILL MEAT AND DRINK SCOTCH DAY

MIND

Abner Doubleday 1819

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https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/abner-doubleday

Baseball brings out our best at throwing, catching, running, sliding, leaping, batting, playing as a team, and displaying our skills at offense and defense. All of which requires extreme concentration every step of the way. Baseball does exactly what Doubleday intended it to—keep us on our toes while striving to do our best. Even if we’re in bleacher seats, we are aroused, paying attention, and on our toes nonetheless.

https://onmymynd.wordpress.com/tag/abner-doubleday/

*Stay on your toes today. Watch some baseball. Pay attention to the game.

BODY

Ariana Grande 1993 – chase your dog

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https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Ariana Grande’s Mind Is Blown When Mark Hamill Praises Her On Twitter

“I can’t breathe,” the 25-year-old singer said after being complimented by Luke Skywalker himself.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ariana-grande-mark-hamill-twitter_us_5be9c777e4b0caeec2bc4c07

https://www.arianagrande.com/

Being someone who values a well-rounded healthy lifestyle, she frequently hikes to the Hollywood sign, enjoys chasing after her little pup and practices daily meditation.

http://watchfit.com/exercise/ariana-grande-workout-diet/

https://www.petfinder.com/pet-adoption/dog-adoption/

*Value a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. Chase your dog and meditate today. Don’t have a dog? – look to adopt one right now.

SOUL

Dakota Meyer 1988

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https://twitter.com/Dakota_Meyer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Over the course of a six-hour firefight, without regard for his own personal safety, Sgt. Meyer repeatedly braved enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan to find and save fellow members of his embedded training team.

http://www.dakotameyer.com/

*After reading this about Dakota Meyer, do you think that you can risk helping someone out today?

MONEY

Derek Jeter 1974

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http://mlb.mlb.com/players/jeter_derek/index.jsp

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us

Think and act like a champion. Don’t worry about anyone else’s money or life decisions—stay focused on your game and your goals.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelkay/2014/08/19/lessons-in-jetership/2/#534c96d647bd

Retired baseball legend Derek Jeter has listed his castle-style mansion in Greenwood Lake, N.Y., for sale for $14.75 million. The four-acre property, about 50 miles north of New York City, consists of two parcels, one of which had the house where Jeter’s grandfather was raised.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/02/inside-derek-jeters-lakeside-new-york-mansion/?utm_term=.d60916e2a76a

*Don’t worry about other people’s money. Stay focused on your money goals today – and maybe one day you will own a castle style mansion.

ENTERTAINMENT

Chris O’Donnell 1970 – watch Scent of a Woman

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https://twitter.com/chrisodonnell?lang=en

“Marry the right person,” says O’Donnell of his marriage advice. “I was very lucky. We work at it all the time and have good communication.

“Somebody told us before we got married, ‘Don’t go to bed angry with each other,’ it’s a little thing but it means a lot. If something is bothering you talk it out.”

https://people.com/celebrity/chris-odonnell-interview-about-marriage-success/

https://www.overthinkingit.com/2009/01/08/the-ethics-of-scent-of-a-woman/

I see two general circumstances in which one might ethically lie to an authority figure.

  1. You think the offense is small and victimless.
  2. You think the justice system is unjust.

https://www.amazon.com/Scent-Woman-Al-Pacino/dp/0783226845

*Watch Chris O’Donnell almost win a Golden Globe alongside Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman. Hoooaaww.

FOOD

Nick Offerman 1970 – grilled meat

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https://twitter.com/Nick_Offerman?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

I have been asked to update this internet website with any new thoughts I may have about grilling. I have no new thoughts because grilling is timeless and how I feel about it has never changed. Sometimes it takes a long period of trying before you succeed at something and sometimes you get a touchdown on the first play. We got that touchdown. Since mankind first set meat atop fire, it has been perfect. I am not one for extreme displays of emotion, but I truly enjoy grilling.

https://offermanwoodshop.com/

http://pawneeindiana.com/

http://www.ronswansongrill.com/rons-recipe.shtml

https://www.nbc.com/parks-and-recreation

*Grill meat and enjoy. Maybe watch some Parks and Rec too.Wash it down with Ron Swanson’s favorite Lagavulin Scotch Whisky.

Here are just a few of his thoughts on alcohol – a love that rivals bacon and woodworking for the mustached hero.

“Never been hungover. After I’ve had too much whiskey, I cook myself a large flank steak, pan-fried in salted butter. I eat that, put on a pair of wet socks and go to sleep.”

“There is no wrong way to consume alcohol.”

“That’s Swanson family mash liquor made from the finest corn ever grown on American soil. It’s only legal use is to strip varnish off of speedboats.”

“All my life I’ve avoided Europe, and it’s multitudes of terribleness, but it turns out, much to my surprise, there is actually one place in Europe that is worth seeing. These tiny islands off the coast of Scotland, where God’s chosen elixirs are distilled, barrelled, and prepared for consumption. This is worth the trip.”

“Nectar of the Gods.” (on his beloved Lagavulin Scotch Whisky)

“I’m more of a whiskey man.”

Ann: “How many drinks of alcohol do you consume a week?
Ron: “One”
Ann: “That’s it? One drink?
Ron: “One shelf.”

“Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets.”

“There will be alcohol there, so I will go as well.”

God bless you, Swanson. You beautiful, beautiful man.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/02/ron-swansons-greatest-alcohol-quotesmoments.html

SNUB – Aubrey Plaza – yes, April Ludgate and Ron Swanson share a birthday.

Review –

  • Stay on your toes
  • Chase your dog and meditate
  • Risk helping someone out
  • Don’t worry about other people’s money
  • Watch Scent of a Woman
  • Grill meat and drink Scotch

June 25

Look for the * for today’s advice.

ANTHONY BOURDAIN APPRECIATION DAY

MIND

Sonia Sotomayor 1954

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https://www.biography.com/people/sonia-sotomayor-453906

She has one of the most influential positions in the country, but as a girl who did not grow up privileged, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor credits her incredible journey to one thing.

“The key to success in my life, it’s the secret that I want to share with kids and how I became successful. I’m here as a Supreme Court Justice only because of books,” said Sotomayor.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/key-supreme-court-justice-sonia-sotomayor-s-successful-journey-it-n905536

https://www.oyez.org/justices/sonia_sotomayor

“The work you do best is the work you love.”

http://mamiverse.com/justice-sotomayor-life-lessons-67365/2/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00957T7CQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

*Take it from a “rags to riches” Supreme Court justice. If you don’t love what you are doing, it’s time to seek out the work that you love. If you’re all caught up with your reading, start reading My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor today.

BODY

Lauren Bush 1984 – IntenSati

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https://www.feedprojects.com/about-feed

On her travels around the world as a World Food Programme (WFP) Honorary Spokesperson, Lauren Bush Lauren witnessed the effects of hunger firsthand. In places like Cambodia, Chad and Guatemala, she saw a program making a dent in child malnutrition: school meals. When a child is given a free, nutritious school lunch, it can break the cycle of poverty she was born into and empower her to change her own life.

Lauren founded FEED in 2007 with the simple idea of creating products that would engage people in the fight against hunger in a tangible way. Every one of our products has a number stamped on it that signifies the amount of meals or micronutrient packets provided with its purchase. Ten years later, we’ve built a movement connecting our customers to the cause, one bag at a time.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-adams/we-tried-it-intensati_b_4958488.html

The workout I’m currently obsessed with: IntenSati, a feel-good workout that combines an amazing cardio, dance-like workout with affirmations.

http://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/lauren-bush-lauren-workouts-diet/

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-sweat/mood-booster-workout-patricia-moreno-intensati/

*Seek out a place or website to try IntenSati for your body and think of donating to FEED for your soul.

SOUL

Dikembe Mutombo 1966

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https://twitter.com/officialmutombo?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/dikembe-mutombo/

Giving back has always been a trademark of Mutombo ever since he entered the NBA in 1991. As a former spokesman for CARE, the international relief agency, Mutombo visited the Somali refugee camps in Northern Kenya in 1993 and traveled with NBA Commissioner David Stern and Georgetown colleagues Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning to Cape Town and Johannesburg.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/dikembe-mutombo-proves-changing-world-isn-t-crazy-after-all-n697661

We strive to accomplish our goals through an emphasis on primary health care and disease prevention, the promotion of health policy, health research and increased access to health care education for the people of the Congo.

https://dmf.org/

*Think of donating to one of the truly good guys of the NBA and his charity – dmf.org.

MONEY

George Orwell 1903

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https://www.biography.com/people/george-orwell-9429833

Animal Farm might not sound like an interesting book, but reading it will give you a good idea of what can go wrong in any organization, from a Fortune 500 company on down.

https://www.isucceedbook.com/5-lessons-from-animal-farm-every-leader-should-understand/

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/06/25/george-orwell-diaries-money-taxes/

*Read Animal Farm and learn what can go wrong with your business.

ENTERTAINMENT

George Michael 1963

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https://www.georgemichael.com/

The funny thing is, he says, everything that has happened to him in recent years has made him feel more normal. When he was regarded as pop’s Mr Perfect, he felt a fraud – knowing that so many people were envious, left him uneasy. And, somehow, being a flawed hero, or even antihero, makes life easier to cope with.

“People want to see me as tragic with all the cottaging and drug-taking… those things are not what most people aspire to, and I think it removes people’s envy to see your weaknesses.” He stops. “I don’t even see them as weaknesses any more. It’s just who I am.”

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/dec/05/george-michael-interview-music-sex-drugs

Nobody can make you happy but yourself.

“Be good to yourself ’cause nobody else has the power to make you happy.” ~ George Michael

https://www.purposefairy.com/82633/8-life-changing-lessons-learn-george-michael/

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/dec/05/george-michael-interview-music-sex-drugs

*Listen to the “flawed hero” George Michael all day. He was one of the best.

FOOD

Anthony Bourdain 1956 – Korean Army Stew

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http://www.anthonybourdain.net/

Like SPAM? You’re going to love this recipe. Bourdain sourced this one from the other side of the globe. “This is known as Korean army stew, created, according to legend, from scrounged army PX canned goods during wartime,” he wrote. “It’s the ultimate dorm food. Just looking at the ingredients might make it sound like a horror, but it very quickly comes together and becomes delicious. It captures the essence of great cooking over the last few centuries: improvisational, born of war and hardship, nostalgic, sentimental, and transformative.”

https://explorepartsunknown.com/

https://firstwefeast.com/eat/2016/10/anthony-bourdain-3-standout-recipes-from-new-cookbook/macau-style-pork-chop-sandwich

“Everything important I ever learned, I learned as dishwasher and as a cook: you show up on time, you stay organized, you clean up after yourself, you think about the people you work with, you respect the people you work with. You do the best you can.”

http://www.openculture.com/2018/06/life-lessons-from-anthony-bourdain.html

The final episode of “Parts Unknown” revisited Anthony Bourdain’s heroin days as a struggling chef in the Lower East Side.

Airing five months after the television host’s suicide, the travel and food show bowed out with what was ultimately a fittingly unglamorous final meal — hard boiled eggs in a friend’s apartment.

http://toofab.com/2018/11/12/the-last-supper-final-episode-of-parts-unknown-revisits-anthony-bourdains-heroin-days/

*Enjoy this Korean stew and make sure you do the best you can while cleaning up after yourself. If you do go to a friend’s apartment – say no to the hard boiled eggs.

SNUB – Lele Pons

Review –

  • Do what you love
  • IntenSati
  • Donate to dmf.org
  • Read Animal Farm
  • Listen to George Michael
  • Make Korean Army Stew

June 24

Search for the * for today’s advice.

DEEBO DAY

MIND

Robert Reich 1946

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https://twitter.com/RBReich?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

It’s often thought that Democrats care about fairness and not economic growth, while Republicans care about growth even at the cost of some fairness.

Rubbish. Growth and fairness aren’t opposites.

http://robertreich.org/

*I received free lunch in school, and now I teach kids that have the same struggles. I tend to hate both sides. I think that they are all frauds, but I tend to lean to the side that helps people. Think about your political party and if they lead to economic growth and fairness or neither. Take today to listen to the other side. If you normally watch MSNBC, watch FOXNEWS and vice versa.

BODY

Lionel Messi 1987 – juggle oranges

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https://messi.com/

Messi was picked up by Barça after they saw a video of him juggling some fruit. “He made 113 juggles with an orange,”
https://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/performance/training/performance-lab-lionel-messi

*Play a game of soccer or just simply juggle oranges with your knees, feet, and head 113 times.

SOUL

Mindy Kaling 1979

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https://twitter.com/mindykaling?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

http://theconcernsofmindykaling.com/

Love yourself, because you are perfect just the way you are!

https://www.hercampus.com/school/tufts/12-life-lessons-mindy-kaling

“It’s not that I’m into myself,” she said. “It’s that I don’t hate myself. In my career, a lot of people have a problem with being around women who don’t hate themselves. Never hate yourself.”

https://hellogiggles.com/news/mindy-kaling-women-who-dont-hate-themselves-glamour-comment/

*Love yourself today because you are perfect just the way you are. Try to only be around people that appreciate your self-confidence.

MONEY

Chuck Taylor 1901

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https://www.converse.com/us/en_us/c/converse

“He’s an American character in the sense that we talk about people reinventing themselves. You can’t say what he did. He didn’t win a Nobel Prize. He’s not a great mathematician. He’s not Johann Sebastian Bach. But his brilliance was in being an American and just an entrepreneur, and it’s great.”

http://onlyagame.legacy.wbur.org/2013/11/02/chuck-taylor-biography-converse

*Reinvent yourself. Show your brilliance as an American and an entrepreneur. Taylor’s simple shoe is still a “must have” for most young people today. And for those who are trying to look younger than they actually are.

ENTERTAINMENT

Minka Kelly 1980 – watch The Butler

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https://twitter.com/minkakelly?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“Before Friday Night Lights, I had so many different jobs—I worked at a check-cashing company, like Check ‘n Go, and at a doctor’s office in Beverly Hills,” Kelly told InStyle when we caught up with her at the Dove Chocolate Cocoa Farmers Market in Santa Monica earlier this month. “And then for four years, up until I started on FNL, I was a scrub nurse at California Hospital. And honestly, that was the most exciting job I’ve ever had! I was good at it too.”

https://www.instyle.com/news/minka-kellys-friday-night-lights-nursing

http://people.com/celebrity/minka-kelly-plays-jacqueline-kennedy-onassis/

https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Daniels-Butler-Forest-Whitaker/dp/B00EV4EUT8

http://time.com/2219/what-the-butler-really-saw/

*Enjoy Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy in The Butler. If you know a nurse, thank them today.

FOOD

Tommy Lister 1958 – The Deebo Sandwich

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http://rantland.com/features/tiny-lister-deebo-friday-career-zeus/

Even when he isn’t making a movie, Tiny Lister usually plays the bad guy. As a paid spokesperson for Monster Energy Drink, Lister works corporate events on weekends, and when he’s on the clock, he appears as Deebo, his signature character from the Friday franchise. Deebo is Lister’s Hamlet, his Sherlock Holmes, his artistic avatar. “It’s always that character,” he says of the neighborhood bully who first terrorized Ice Cube and Chris Tucker in the original 1995 comedy. “That’s what they pay to see.”

http://www.foodbeast.com/news/the-deebo-is-a-dorito-crusted-polish-ham-stuffed-monstrosity/

https://www.amazon.com/Friday-Ice-Cube/dp/B0070YR5UW

*Enjoy “Tiny” Lister as Deebo in Friday while eating the Deebo Sandwich.

SNUB – Mo’ne Davis

Review –

  • Listen to the other side of politics
  • Juggle oranges
  • Love yourself
  • Reinvent yourself
  • Watch The Butler
  • Make The Deebo sandwich