June 8

Look for the * for today’s advice.



Frank Lloyd Wright 1867

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Conceive the buildings in imagination, not first on paper but in the mind, thoroughly, before touching paper. Let the building, living in imagination, develop gradually, taking more and more definite form before committing it to the drafting board. When the thing sufficiently lives for you then start to plan it with instruments,


*Whatever you want in life, envision it first. If you can’t see it in your mind, who else will?


Maria Menounos 1978 – 2 minute meditation

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Since my surgery, I’ve made my physical and emotional health a priority above all else. Whether it’s on my own or through guided meditations on YouTube or Headspace, I find that those few minutes a day of clearing my head & centering myself make a huge difference on how my day goes.

Below is a 2 minute guided meditation Agapi shared with my Hello EveryGirl squad. The beauty about it is that you can do it anywhere, and after 2 minutes you feel refreshed, de-stressed and centered.=)


*Her website is really good. Check it out. It’s got some 365DOLF to it. Use it for your 2 minute meditation.


Leroy Neiman 1921

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His surname is that of one of his stepfathers; during his childhood his biological father abandoned the family, and his mother, whom he described to Jerry Tallmer for the New York Post (May 9, 1981) as “a very spirited woman, ahead of her times,” later remarried twice. Raised in a rough blue-collar St. Paul neighborhood, early on LeRoy Neiman became a “street kid,” in his words.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Neiman “in market terms (is) a bigger success than Rembrandt — or any other painter. He is the first sports artist of America. More significantly, Neiman is first by so far, nobody knows who’s second.”


*No matter how you were brought up, follow your passion and become #1. Look up some of Neiman’s paintings for inspiration.


Kanye West 1977

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“I got a problem with spending before I get it” from All Falls Down

Until you have the money in your account, don’t spend it. Don’t bet on getting a big refund check, or a job bonus or gift money for a special occasion.

If you plan your budget on money that you are not completely certain you will receive, you may end up in a tight predicament and acquire debt.


*If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail. Don’t spend money that you do not have yet. Listen to Kanye for motivation. His music – not his rhetoric.


Jerry Stiller 1927 – watch Zoolander

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Malaysia’s censorship board claimed the film was “definitely unsuitable” for public consumption after viewing the film and seeing that the plot revolves around Zoolander being brainwashed into murdering the Prime Minister of Malaysia. In 2012, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson met the actual Malaysian Prime Minister. There were no incidents.



*His son Ben is the star but he’s no slouch as Maury Ballstein – head of Ballstein Models, in this must watch yearly movie.


Barbara Bush 1925 – mushroom quiche

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Former first lady Barbara Bush lived out her final days at home, surrounded by family. She died Tuesday night at age 92.

The night before, Bush was alert and was having conversations — along with a glass of bourbon





*She was married to the vice president for 8 years, then married to the president for 4 more years, and then was the mother to the president for 8 more years. Enjoy her mushroom quiche while watching Zoolander. And wash it down with a glass of bourbon.

SNUB – Joan Rivers

Review –

  • Envision what you want
  • 2-minute meditation
  • Follow your passion and become #1
  • Don’t spend money that you do not have
  • Watch Zoolander
  • Make mushroom quiche

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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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