June 12

Check out the * for today’s advice.



George HW Bush 1924

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“He embraced compromise as a necessary element of public life, engaged his political foes in the passage of important legislation, and was willing to break with the base of his own party in order to do what he thought was right, whatever the price. Quaint, yes. But it happened in America, only a quarter of a century ago.”




He finished Yale in 2½ years and graduated with a degree in economics, already married and the father of a son: George W.


*Embrace compromise today, especially if it’s what you think is right in the first place. Don’t argue just to keep the argument going.


Kendra Wilkinson 1985 – calorie blasting workout

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Get the secret to her awesome abs, toned triceps, and lean legs with this fierce and fun, calorie-blasting workout she created exclusively for SHAPE!


*Try this calorie blasting workout and one day you could end up at the Playboy mansion.


Anne Frank 1929

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Always an aspiring writer, Anne wrote about her ambition in her diary entry for April 4, 1944: “I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m grateful to God for having given me this gift, this possibility of developing myself and of writing, of expressing all that is in me. . . . Will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much.”


*Be grateful to God for the gifts that he has given you. Don’t wait too long before sharing them with the world.


David Rockefeller 1915

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Live within your means.

“Easy credit might well lead to heavy speculation and over-expansion.”


Save up for purchases instead of putting them on credit.

People often use credit cards for large purchases they can’t afford to pay for outright, like a new television. Instead of paying for these purchases on credit, put aside some money each month until you’ve saved up enough to buy it outright. If you can’t afford to save up for the purchase, then you can’t afford to buy it.


*Start saving for something today. Think how nice it will be to pay cash for all of those Christmas gifts. Think how sweet it will be to not get hammered with credit card bills to start next year.


Dave Franco 1985 – watch Nerve

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Take Risks

Just like Vee you should take risks. Life is no fun unless you spice it up a little bit. We’re not saying that you should risk your life for a game, maybe just try a new restaurant or something.



Try a new restaurant today. A place you would normally not think of going to.


Adriana Lima 1981 – swordfish corn salad, with a side of LIMA beans

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Adriana Lima really commits. At the age of 17, she moved all the way from Salvador, Brazil, to New York City to become one of the most famous faces in the world. She’s been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000, and has walked in every one of its shows since. She’s a dedicated mother to two daughters, Valentina and Sienna, aged 8 and 6, respectively. The list goes on—what you need to know is that when Adriana Lima puts her energy into something, she’s all the way in.




*Eating healthy dishes like this is Victoria’s secret.

SNUB – Mark Henry

Review –

  • Embrace compromise
  • Core blasting workout
  • Be grateful to God for his gifts
  • Live within your means
  • Watch Nerve
  • Make swordfish corn salad with Adriana Lima beans

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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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