July 31

Look to the * for today’s advice.

BE MERRY AND HAPPY DAY

MIND

JK Rowling 1965

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https://www.jkrowling.com/

https://www.pottermore.com/explore-the-story/harry-potter

It took years of writing compulsively—through her childhood and into her early 20s—before Jo found the right story to tell. At age 25, Jo was riding on a delayed train from Manchester to London when one single idea flashed into her mind: Boy doesn’t know he’s a wizard, goes to wizard school. After that, Jo says her mind was flooded with ideas for Harry Potter.

http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/The-Brilliant-Mind-Behind-Harry-Potter

*Keep writing. Keep creating. One day a single idea will flash into your mind and it will be flooded with ideas. This happened to me with 365DOLF, but at the age of 45 instead of 25 – doesn’t matter to me.

If you’re caught up with your reading, today would be a good day to start reading the Harry Potter series of books.

BODY

Wesley Snipes 1962

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https://www.gq.com/story/wesley-snipes-on-trial

Take home point: Lackluster effort won’t get you there, and too much effort will ensure that you burn out before you do. Don’t make the pursuit of your goals more difficult than it needs to be.

http://roglawfitness.com/wisdom-of-wesley-snipes-fitness-edition/

*Put the right amount of effort into this Wesley Snipes workout. Find a white man to play basketball with at a local park.

SOUL

Herbert Armstrong 1892

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https://www.gci.org/church/welcome8

Now, God set His law in motion to make man happy. God set His law there to give us peace, to give us abundance, and prosperity, to make us happy, to make our lives full, and interesting. Until there is not a dull moment, but we live fully, abundantly, happily, joyfully. God wants us to be merry and happy.

http://www.hwalibrary.com/cgi-bin/get/hwa.cgi?action=gettcast&InfoID=1330882319

*Be merry and happy today. God wants you to.

MONEY

Mark Cuban 1958

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http://blogmaverick.com/

http://markcubancompanies.com/

“The small changes will lead you to be able to make the big changes.”

You could start by saving on toothpaste, for instance.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, billionaire Mark Cuban shared exactly how to do that: Buy in bulk and on sale.

“It’s so hard to make a return on regular investments that … you’re better off buying two years’ worth of toothpaste when it’s on 50 percent discount,” he says. “There’s an immediate return on your money.”

Don’t stop with toothpaste, either. This strategy applies to “any reusables or consumables that you have to have,” the billionaire tells Vanity Fair. “When they’re on a huge sale on Amazon, buy them, because chances are, their prices are going to go up. That’s a real savings that you get to put in your pocket.”

As for where to stash your cash once you start saving big: Invest it in “the cheapest SPX mutual fund you can find,” says Cuban.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/20/mark-cuban-buy-in-bulk-and-on-sale.html

https://www.thebalance.com/the-cheapest-sandp-500-index-funds-2466451

*Use this last day of July as the day to go to a Sam’s Club or buy in bulk off of Amazon. As a teacher, I’ll buy in bulk everything I’ll need for school for the next 10 months. I’m also going to invest $100 in…

Schwab S&P 500 Index Fund

Symbol:  SWPPX

Net Expense Ratio: 0.09%

Minimum Initial Investment:  $100

ENTERTAINMENT

Zac Brown 1978 – Zac Brown Band

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http://www.zacbrownband.com/

Don’t take the little things for granted

Sometimes it may be hard to see the big picture and realize that it really is the little things that end up meaning the most. A lot of times especially in today’s society we tend to get wrapped up in materialistic items. When at the end of the day it’s really about the people you surround yourselves with and the relationships you make that end up meaning the most.

“It’s funny how it’s the little things in life that mean the most.” –Chicken Fried

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/5-lessons-zac-brown-band-has-taught-me

*Listen to the Zac Brown Band while realizing how much that the little things throughout today have meant to you.

FOOD

Rico Rodriguez 1998 – grilled chicken and rice

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https://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family

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

He has big plans beyond acting. “I like the Food Network, because I want to be a chef,” says Rico Rodriguez, 12. “I cook grilled chicken and microwaveable rice. That’s my meal.” Any secret ingredients? “Mrs. Dash [seasoning],” he reveals.

https://parade.com/45285/parade/rico-rodriguez-modern-family/

*Listen to the Zac Brown Band while making this and then watch Manny in Modern Family while enjoying his grilled chicken and rice recipe. Wash it down with some more butter beer.

SNUB – A.J. Green

Review –

  • Keep writing. Keep creating
  • Wesley Snipes workout
  • Be merry and happy
  • Invest in the cheapest SPX mutual fund you can find
  • Listen to the Zac Brown Band
  • Make grilled chicken and rice

July 30

Look for the * for today’s advice.

NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY

MIND

Henry Ford 1863

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https://www.thehenryford.org/

https://www.henryford.com/

Think!

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”

Thinking is how you prepare, it’s the hard work, it’s where you figure out the little nuances and “make ready” your plans.  Ford said, “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.”  Are you ready?  Are you thinking?

http://www.mrselfdevelopment.com/2010/06/7-must-read-success-lessons-from-henry-ford/

*Think today. Spend an hour deep in thought. No phone. No TV. No distractions. Make ready your plans because getting ready is the secret to success.

BODY

Terry Crews 1968

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http://terrycrews.com/main.html

The results of Crews’ workout weren’t lost on his Expendables 3 co-stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger (yes, they share a birthday) and Sylvester Stallone, who complimented his arm development. “I told everybody I knew,” says Crews. “I’m still working out today on that motivation alone.”

http://www.mensfitness.com/training/workout-routines/terry-crews-workout

https://www.amazon.com/Expendables-Sylvester-Stallone/dp/B002ZG999U

*Knockout this Terry Crews workout and be ready to receive compliments on your arms. Watch The Expendables for motivation. Crews and Arnold share a birthday today.

SOUL

Laurence Fishburne 1961

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http://www.laurence-fishburne.com/

“In every doctrine and every dogma and every spiritualism, in every religion there are some basic spiritual truths,” he elaborates. “All these things are road maps for human being to use to try to live better lives, to try to make themselves better people. I am familiar with those concepts because I spend a lot of time reading shit, that’s all. I’m making it up as I go, I’m trying to do the best I can to be the best human being I can.”

http://www.whoaisnotme.net/articles/2003_0506_lau.htm

https://www.amazon.com/Boyz-Hood-Cuba-Gooding-Jr/dp/0767811070

*Do the best you can today to be the best human being you can be. Watch Boyz N The Hood to get more advice from Laurence Fishburne.

MONEY

Arnold Schwarzenegger 1947

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http://www.schwarzenegger.com/

Don’t Listen to Nay-Sayers

It’s easy to think of all of the possible negative scenarios. Arnold gives an example in his book about buying his first rental property. A friend of his couldn’t understand how he had the guts to buy the rental property. His friend didn’t want to take any risk in his life.

https://investorjunkie.com/24912/reading-schwarzeneggers-biography/

https://fitsmallbusiness.com/buying-your-first-rental-property-tips/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075268/?ref_=nmawd_awd_2

*Take advice from the Terminator and take a risk by investing in a rental property.

ENTERTAINMENT

Hilary Swank 1974 – watch Boys Don’t Cry

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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hilary-swank-why-hollywood-still-749463

https://www.amazon.com/Boys-Dont-Cry-Hilary-Swank/dp/B00003CWN3

Expectations of what it is to be a ‘real man,’ within today’s society, causes the stigmatization of others who do not conform to these socially constructed standards. Terms such as ‘wimp,’ ‘fag,’ ‘sissy,’ and ‘pussy’ is assigned to those who do not ‘measure up’ to expectations of the masculine identity

http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/articles/869/hegemonic-masculinity-in-boys-dont-cry-1999

*Watch Hilary Swank win an Oscar as a boy that doesn’t cry… sort of.

FOOD

Alton Brown 1962 – sour cream cheesecake

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https://altonbrown.com/

NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY

National Cheesecake Day is observed annually on July 30th.  Cheesecake is a delicious dessert that is loved by millions around the country.  It is a sweet dessert that is a mixture of soft fresh cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sour-cream-cheesecake-recipe.html

*On National Cheesecake day, enjoy Alton Brown’s sour cream cheesecake.

 

 

July 29

Look for the * for today’s advice.

WRITE FAITH ON YOUR WRIST DAY

MIND

Benito Mussolini 1883

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https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/benito-mussolini

Be humble. People don’t like arrogance. Truth be told, Mussolini was never very humble, but he pretended. That was better than nothing. In his autobiography, he wrote, “I was certainly not moved by a desire for egotistical political domination. I obeyed the positive command of my conscience, not any opportunism. I have always had a vision of life which was altruistic.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimpowell/2012/02/22/the-economic-leadership-secrets-of-benito-mussolini/2/#b05debd475dc

http://www.history.com/news/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-mussolini

*Be humble today – even if you have to fake it like a brutal dictator.

BODY

Scott Steiner 1962

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http://www.wwe.com/superstars/scott-steiner

Scott Steiner claimed he could Bench Press over 600 pounds in the dying days of WCW around 2001.  BUT Steiner was, and still is, heavily into kayfabe and had previously stated in interviews that he avoided the bench press where possible, owing to injuries.

http://www.strengthfighter.com/2012/03/scott-steiner-biceps.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8eorUWugqg

*Max out on your bench press today.

SOUL

Dak Prescott 1993

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

https://dakprescott4.com/collections/home-page/products/dak-prescott-t-shirt-dallas-football-28

Prescott talked about his faith in an interview with USA Today affiliate The Times. He opened up about missing his mother, Peggy, who succumbed to colon cancer in 2013, and how he coped with her loss.

Prescott said his mother had always encouraged him. She was the one he talked to whenever he lost a game. And with her gone, the hard times could be rough, and he missed her terribly.

He continues to miss her. To help him pull through every time he plays, Prescott puts a strip of tape with the word “faith” on his wrists.

“I simply write ‘Faith’ on there for the faith that my mom showed me; the relationship we built from the faith we had and my faith in God,”

https://www.gospelherald.com/articles/69084/20161222/the-praying-side-of-dak-prescott-christian-quarterback-of-dallas-cowboys.htm

*Put a strip of tape with the word “faith” on your wrist. Look at it throughout today to remind you of your faith in God and the faith you’ve built up with someone you love.

MONEY

Tim Gunn 1953

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https://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/news-elle-decor.html

Tim Gunn did something when he started out on “Project Runway” that he’d probably never advise his design protégés to do. He worked for nothing. In testimony in N.Y. State Supreme Court this month, movie/TV mogul Harvey Weinstein told the judge that the fashion mentor wasn’t paid anything in the show’s first season.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/tim-gunn-run-pay-thin-article-1.352782

*Don’t be afraid to work for free – as long as it leads to bigger and better opportunities.

ENTERTAINMENT

Josh Radnor 1974 – watch How I Met Your Mother

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https://www.amazon.com/How-Met-Your-Mother-Complete/dp/B00FE5N09Y

Plans change over time.

Whether you never thought you’d get married or start a family or pursue a certain career, give it time. You never know what will happen five, ten years down the road.

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/thirteen-life-lessons-we-can-all-take-from-how-met-your-mother

*Start watching How I Met Your Mother and you may not stop until you figure out who the mother is.

FOOD

Martina McBride 1966 – Hunters Chicken

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http://www.martinamcbride.com/

Team Music Is Love is Martina McBride’s global charity initiative of song inspired projects that help people.

We are a music artist and volunteer fueled community making the world better.

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/hunters-chicken-martina-mcbride-around-the-table

*Listen to some Martina McBride while making her Hunters Chicken.

SNUB – Ken Burns

Review –

  • Be humble
  • Max out on your bench press
  • Remind yourself  of your faith in God
  • Work for free – if it leads to bigger things
  • Watch How I Met Your Mother
  • Make Hunters Chicken

July 28

Look for the * for today’s advice.

JACQUELINE LEE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS DAY

MIND

Hugo Chavez 1954

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https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/ispeak/23387-hugo-chávez-legacy-lessons

Chavez is using his country’s massive oil revenues to fund social programs such as the new health facilities inaugurated this day. Generous in his praise, easy with affection, there is a charisma here that puts people at ease and willing to bare their deepest emotions.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4960837

*Be generous in your praise and easy with your affection today. Put people at ease with your charisma.

BODY

Terry Fox 1958

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https://www.amazon.com/Terry-Fox-Movie-Shawn-Ashmore/dp/B000VIFURE

Terry Fox Runs take place in over 9,000 communities across Canada every year and are accessible to anyone with no entry fee, no minimum pledge and a non-competitive atmosphere. Participants can run, walk, blade or bike and most of all have fun while raising funds for cancer research.

http://www.terryfox.org

*Sign up for a Terry Fox Run today. Run 3.1 miles to prepare for it.

SOUL

Ballington Booth 1857

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https://socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/people/booth-ballington/

Ballington and Maud Booth founded Volunteers of America in 1896 with the mission to reach and uplift all people. The Booths envisioned a movement that would care for the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Their vision lives on in a national organization that provides services to help children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the homeless and others in need.

http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/extra-mile/ballington-maud-booth

https://www.voa.org/

*Think of donating to VOA today to care for the whole person – mind, body, and soul.

MONEY

Dana White 1969

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http://www.ufc.com/

The company was sold to WME for $4 billion, in which White reportedly made $360 million. Yet despite his monetary success among others, the brash UFC executive says it is the last thing on his mind.

“Rob Dyrdek called me after the sale, and he said, ‘I’ve got to ask you a question – how do you get up every day and run the race when you’ve already won the race?” White recalled during his recent appearance on The Exchange with Megan Olivi. “I want to know how you strap your f—-ng shoes on and go to work every day.’ I said, ‘Because I was never in it for the money.’ I don’t even think about the money.

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/4/26/15445344/ufc-dana-white-never-in-this-business-for-money-mma-news

*When your business of passion makes you rich, will you still want to run it every day? Sure you want to make money, but that money will be much sweeter if it comes from your passion.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jackie Kennedy 1929 – watch Jackie

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http://www.foxsearchlight.com/jackie/

https://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/Life-of-Jacqueline-B-Kennedy.aspx

LIFT YOURSELF UP

“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.”

After ten years of marriage, Jackie was left a widow with two children. She lost her husband and one son in a three-month time span. Although our losses might not be the same, we all experience devastation. It is perfectly justified to be overcome by feelings of grief and pain as a result, but we shouldn’t let our circumstances rob us of all future happiness. We need to remember happiness is often something we have to choose. If we can’t be in charge of our situations, we can at least be in charge of ourselves. We can try to focus on what we can control going forward. Jackie said seeing the world through her children’s eyes helped restore her faith in her family.

http://faithcounts.com/5-life-lessons-jackie-kennedy/

*Watch Jackie to learn how to deal with loss like Jackie Kennedy.

FOOD

Jim Davis 1945 – Garfield Lasagna

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http://www.professorgarfield.org/messageJim.html

http://mentalfloss.com/article/83344/11-things-you-might-not-know-about-cartoonist-jim-davis

Davis named Garfield after his grandfather, James Garfield Davis (who was named after President James Garfield). He also based Garfield’s personality on his grandfather, a large, cantankerous, curmudgeonly man with a gruff exterior but soft heart.

http://www.gooseberrypatch.com/gooseberry/recipe.nsf/55e548eeef8c89b9852568d4004c5ffe/ADC342C8A4B78CA485257B39005BFB97

*Hopefully this day doesn’t fall on a Monday, but even if it does, enjoy Garfield’s lasagna.

SNUB – Lori Loughlin

Review –

  • Be generous in your praise
  • Terry Fox run
  • Donate to VOA
  • Have a business of passion
  • Watch Jackie
  • Make Garfield Lasagna

July 27

Look for the * for today’s advice.

IT’S HAPPENING DAY

MIND

Leo Durocher 1905

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https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/durocher-leo

Leo was never what you would call nice. He didn’t grow old gracefully, and it cost him. A lovable guy with Leo’s credentials, with Leo’s contributions to baseball lore over a five-decade period, would long ago have been enshrined in Cooperstown. But life is choices, and Leo made his. He told off The Babe, rolled the dice in Havana and Vegas, clinked the glasses with Sinatra, danced the rhumbas with Laraine Day, won a pennant in Ebbets Field, presided over the greatest comeback in sports history, burped Mays and knew that, Cooperstown plaque or no Cooperstown plaque, he had lived a Life.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-10-13/sports/9110130106_1_leo-durocher-george-raft-part-of-leo

*Life is choices. What choices are you making when it comes to how you treat people? How will you be remembered? Does it even matter to you? Live your life.

BODY

Jordan Spieth 1993 – driving range

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http://www.jordanspiethgolf.com/

A lot of people wonder how a 21-year-old with average power (I finished 89th in driving distance) can be so successful. The answer is simple: I know how to score.

http://www.golf.com/instruction/jordan-spieth-5-secrets-being-complete-player

*Play a round of golf today or at least hit a bucket of balls at the local driving range, maybe you can outdrive Spieth.

SOUL

St. Agostino Roscelli 1818

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https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=7018

Many of the girls resorted to prostitution. Fr Roscelli, appreciating that their lives were being ruined by hunger as much as by immorality, gathered together a group of charitable women and founded a “sewing shop” where waifs were given not merely Christian instruction but also practical and professional training.

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2011/05/06/the-priest-who-saved-boys-from-a-life-of-crime-and-girls-from-prostitution/

https://www.womensfund.org/

https://www.womensfundingnetwork.org/

*Looking to help women but not sure where to give? Consider WFN, a coalition of private and community foundations around the world.

MONEY

Alex Rodriguez 1975

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http://www.arodcorp.com/

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/new-cnbc-primetime-special-back-in-the-game-hosted-by-alex-rodriguez-premieres-tuesday-march-13-at-10pm-etpt.html

As Rodriguez also tells young professional athletes, “you have an incredible opportunity if you’re frugal and you’re smart and you put your money away early. The ability to have compound interest over 20, 30, 40 years — you can be a very wealthy young person in a very short period of time.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/07/how-alex-rodriguez-teaches-his-daughters-about-money.html

You may be surprised at how quickly this can add up. At 8% simple interest, your $10,000 investment would be worth $34,000 after 30 years. However, using compound interest, the value would balloon to more than $100,000.

https://www.fool.com/knowledge-center/compound-interest.aspx

*Be frugal. Be smart. And start getting compound interest on your investments and savings today.

ENTERTAINMENT

Taylor Schilling 1984 – watch Orange is the New Black

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https://www.netflix.com/title/70242311

They say life is about learning from your mistakes and moving on.

But, why wait to make a mistake when TV is full of loads of other people doing stupid things that you can learn from?

There’s no better place to cheat-learn from other people’s errors than Netflix’s award-winning Orange is the New Black.

http://cultbox.co.uk/features/lists/orange-is-the-new-black-life-lessons

*Watch the first season of Orange is the New Black to cheat-learn from the mistakes of Taylor Schilling.

FOOD

Maya Rudolph 1972 – Bridesmaids Brazilian Skirt Steak

Image result for bridesmaids maya rudolph wedding dress

https://www.uphe.com/movies/bridesmaids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw30B5R1Cig

“I think I will always be the lady who took a s— on the street,” Rudolph, 46, joked, later adding, “This happens to me all the time, people are always like, ‘You’re the lady who took a s— on the street!’”

https://people.com/movies/bridesmaids-maya-rudolph-always-be-known-as-the-lady-who-s-in-the-street/

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/brazilian-skirt-steak-golden-garlic-butter.aspx

*Hopefully your experience with this Brazilian skirt steak works out better for you than Maya Rudolph and her bridesmaids. It’s happening.

SNUB – Triple H

Review –

  • You will be remembered by how you treat people
  • Hit a bucket of balls at the driving range
  • Donate to WFN
  • Get compound interest on your investments
  • Watch Orange is the New Black
  • Make Bridesmaids Brazilian Skirt Steak

 

July 26

Look to the * for today’s advice.

MOVES LIKE JAGGER DAY

MIND

Stanley Kubrick 1928

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http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/amk/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/78437/12-out-world-facts-about-2001-space-odyssey

https://www.amazon.com/2001-Space-Odyssey-Keir-Dullea/dp/B000HEBCZQ

Learn from others’ work.

https://www.eyeem.com/blog/5-lessons-photographers-can-learn-from-stanley-kubrick/

http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/watch-a-three-hour-video-essay-series-on-the-life-work-of-stanley-kubrick.html

*Yes, learn from others’ work. Start with Stanley Kubrick as your role model today.

BODY

Kate Beckinsale 1973 – 3-2-1 Workout

Image result for kate beckinsale gif

http://beckinsale-kate.com/

http://kate-beckinsale.org/

The 3-2-1 workout is so named because it involves three cardio sessions, two circuit and one core workout.

http://thejenniferanistondiet.com/kate-beckinsales-diet-workout-routine/

http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/underworld/

*Complete Kate Beckinsale’s 3-2-1 workout. Watch her in Underworld for motivation.

SOUL

Carl Jung 1875

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https://www.carl-jung.net/

To strive to be good, and disregard one’s darkness, is to fall victim to the evil in ourselves whose existence we have denied. The ‘shadow’ is Jung’s term for the dark, unwanted, feared side of our personality. The rejected qualities do not cease to exist simply because they have been denied direct expression. They live within us in the form of a secondary personality – the ‘shadow‘. The shadow personality can also be thought of as the unlived life.

http://www.philosophyzer.com/jung-on-religion/

He did not believe that authentic religiosity was expressed in these peak experiences. Rather he advised people to turn towards their fears, much as the mystics welcomed the dark night of the soul. This shadow is experienced as a foe, but it is really a friend because it contains clues as to what the individual lacks, rejects and distrusts.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2011/jul/18/how-to-believe-jung-religion

*Turn toward your fears today – they contain clues as to what you lack, reject, and distrust. What is your “shadow” or unlived life?

MONEY

Sandra Bullock 1964

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https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Side-The-Tim-Mcgraw/dp/B0036BK6MW

https://www.glamour.com/story/sandra-bullock-november-cover

Go find your joy. Whatever that is, go find your joy. Are you going to have a good day or are you going to have a great day? Because it’s completely up to you. It’s what you’re going to remember in the end. You’re not going to remember how you worried, the what-ifs, the whys, or who wronged you. It’s the joy that stays with you.

http://www.businessinsider.com/sandra-bullock-advice-in-graduation-speech-2014-5

*Don’t have a good day today – have a great day, because if you haven’t found your joy yet, you are well on your way to getting up each morning to a life of joy, not dreaded work.

ENTERTAINMENT

Mick Jagger 1943 – The Rolling Stones

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http://www.rollingstones.com/

Don’t underestimate the power of common interests
More than half a century into their staggeringly prolific partnership, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are one of the most powerful duos the music industry has ever known, but they might never have convened at all had it not been for a chance meeting between childhood friends in their late teens. “So there I am standing, minding my own business on the train station in Dartford, and up comes Keith who I hadn’t seen in a while,” Jagger explains of the meeting. “We were both carrying albums and, when we got on the train, we realised that our albums were blues albums. In those days you thought you were the only person that collected blues because nobody really did.”

http://www.anothermag.com/design-living/8563/lessons-we-can-learn-from-the-rolling-stones

*Listen to The Rolling Stones today. Let someone know why and strike up a conversation. Who knows? – You may both be living through 365DOLF

FOOD

Helen Mirren 1945 – grilled cheese

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http://www.helenmirren.com/

The Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, and Academy Award winner revealed in a red carpet interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she’s rather fond of melted cheese on toast, and thus would like her last meal to be a grilled cheese.

http://www.foodandwine.com/news/helen-mirren-last-meal

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/best-ever-grilled-cheese

https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Helen-Mirren/dp/B00005JPAO

*I know how you can get some satisfaction – eat this grilled cheese. Enjoy it while watching Helen Mirren win an Oscar in The Queen.

SNUB – Jason Statham

Review –

  • Learn from other’s work
  • 3-2-1 workout
  • Turn toward your fears
  • You are on your way to a life of joy
  • Listen to The Rolling Stones
  • Make a grilled cheese

July 25

Look to the * for today’s advice.

HOW YOU DOING DAY

MIND

Henry Knox 1750

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http://knoxmuseum.org/

DYK – Knox witnessed and/or participated in all of the following

  • Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Lexington and Concord
  • Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Crossing of the Delaware
  • Battle of Yorktown

http://broom03.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Henry%20Knox&item_type=topic

*This is a great DYK for anyone in the elevator with you or at the breakfast table.

BODY

Walter Payton 1954 – run in hot sand

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http://www.payton34.com/

http://www.profootballhof.com/players/walter-payton/

He ran countless sprints through the course and back, because he believed that the sand made his legs stronger and allowed him to cut better at full speed. To make things even tougher, Payton purposely ran during the hottest hours of the day. The air was warm and thick, and the sand was so hot that he couldn’t stand still between sprints without blistering his feet.

http://www.stack.com/a/walter-paytons-off-season-training

*Find some hot sand to run in and remember this quote by Sweetness – “Tomorrow is promised to no one.”

SOUL

Emmett Till 1941

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http://tillmemoryproject.com/

http://www.emmetttillmurder.com/

http://www.emmetttillproject.com/

http://www.emmett-till.org/

Emmett Till’s death claimed the nation’s attention, thanks in part to his mother, who demanded an open casket, so the world could witness what white racists had done to her black son. The incident ignited the fledgling, modern civil rights movement into a raging fire.

https://thelongestchapter.com/2013/02/11/in-money-mississippi-this-soul-never-died-emmett-till/

*What are you passionate enough to ignite into a raging fire?

MONEY

Louis Bacon 1956

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http://louisbacon.com/

Secretive, risk-conscious, a bit paranoid–Louis Bacon has many of the traits of a hedge fund boss. A nice chunk of the $7 billion he plays with is his own.

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2004/1227/121.html#33df3c781d90

http://moorecharitable.org/leadership/louis-bacon/

https://www.turtletrader.com/bacon/

*Check out turtletrader.com for advice from Louis Bacon and many others on investing.

ENTERTAINMENT

Matt LeBlanc 1967 – watch Friends

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https://www.warnerbros.com/tv/friends-complete-series-collection

In 2009, during a lengthy timeout following the flameout of Friends spinoff Joey, the Modern Family pilot script “came across my desk with an offer to play Ty Burrell’s role,” LeBlanc told USA TODAY.  (Producer 20th Century Fox Television confirms this).  “I remember reading it thinking, this is a really good script, (but) I’m not the guy for this. I’d be doing the project an injustice to take this. I know what I can do, I know what I can’t do. Plus, I’m having too much fun laying on the couch.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2017/08/18/matt-leblanc-modern-family-friends-cast/576087001/

*Have fun laying on the couch and watch as many episodes of Friends as you can today. They’ll be there for you.

FOOD

Geoffrey Zakarian 1959 – ultimate BLT

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http://www.geoffreyzakarian.com/

In addition to his status as a longtime favorite judge on Food Network’s Chopped, and as an Iron Chef, Zakarian is a co-host on Food Network’s Emmy-nominated daytime series, The Kitchen, which premiered in January 2014. Zakarian also hosts Sirius XM Radio’s Food Talk, which premiered at the 2013 South Beach Wine and Food Festival and is broadcasted annually from the various food festivals in America.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/geoffrey-zakarian/gzs-ultimate-blt.html

*In honor of Louis Bacon’s birthday try Geoffrey Zakarian’s ultimate BLT. Afterwards go to a coffee shop like Central Perk with your friends.

SNUB – Hulk

Review –

  • Henry Knox DYK
  • Run in hot sand
  • Have enough passion to ignite a raging fire
  • Get investing advice from turtletrader.com
  • Watch Friends
  • Make an Ultimate BLT