July 9

Look to the * for today’s advice.

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES DAY

MIND

Minor White 1908

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http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/minor-white-archive

For his adherents (and there were many), he was a spiritual guide, a high priest of the inner self, merging Zen Buddhism, the philosophy of Gurdjieff, and other mysticisms and metaphysics into an encompassing world view that began and ended with self-consciousness. His approach was a complete break with virtually all of the traditions of photography, including the importance of subject matter. His students were on a serious journey of awareness, using photography as a tool for deepening their own personal understanding. His pictures took them to places they had never been before, and opened their eyes to new ways of thinking about image making and themselves.

https://collectordaily.com/eye-mind-spirit-the-enduring-legacy-of-minor-white-greenberg/

*Get outside and take pictures today and let those pictures be a journey of awareness. Share them with friends and loved ones and actually print the pictures out.

BODY

OJ Simpson 1947

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http://www.profootballhof.com/players/oj-simpson/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aroma1qjO_A

Clark and the prosecution claimed that their intent with the exercise video was to show Simpson’s physical prowess, displaying that he allegedly had the ability to commit the crimes in question. However, in the criminal trial, Simpson was acquitted. But, according to The New York Times, he was found guilty in the resulting 1997 civil suit and ordered to pay “$25 million in punitive damages to the families.”

https://www.bustle.com/articles/150232-oj-simpsons-exercise-video-gives-insight-to-his-state-of-mind-body-before-the-trial

*Watch and perform O.J. Simpson’s workout video. It’s a killer.

SOUL

Jordan Belfort 1962

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http://jordanbelfort.com/

‘What I’m doing here, by turning over 100 percent of the profits, is probably the most genuine thing I can do. Honestly I feel terrible about what happened. You asked if I had shame: back then, yes. Now, no. I’m not going to live my life in shame. I think that’s a toxic emotion.

http://www.dangerandplay.com/2014/01/14/success-tips-jordan-belfort-wolf-wall-street/

https://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Wall-Street-Leonardo-DiCaprio/dp/B00IIU9U00

*Don’t have shame today. Whatever you have done, is in the past. Only a fool would trip over something that he’s already passed. Watch the end of The Wolf of Wall Street for motivation.

MONEY

Elias Howe 1819

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https://www.biography.com/people/elias-howe-9345222

Few inventions have changed everyday life as radically as the sewing machine. Altering an important element of daily life, the sewing machine was an innovation on a personal yet universal level. The creation process of the sewing machine was the work of several men over a number of years, however, Elias Howe, Jr. is ultimately considered the inventor of the sewing machine. Four patents were actually issued prior to Howe’s, but none of those inventors made any money. Elias Howe’s innovation, in addition to the mechanical improvements to his machine, was in putting together all of the work of his predecessors, and producing a sewing machine used around the globe. Through this he was able to gain fame and fortune as one of the great innovators of his era.

http://www.cambridgehistory.org/discover/innovation/Sewing%20Machine.html

*How can you alter an important element of daily life and make money off of it? Alarm? Shower? Shave? Brushing your teeth? Breakfast? Commuting? Lunch? Working out? Dinner? Going to bed?

ENTERTAINMENT

Tom Hanks 1956 – watch Forrest Gump

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https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/12/tom-hanks-fan-mail

http://www.paramount.com/movies/forrest-gump

Do What You Love, No Matter What text: Forrest loved mowing the lawn so much that he did it even when he was a “gazillionaire.” From the outside, that must have looked foolish, but he didn’t care: He was always true to himself. Be honest with yourself about what makes you happy.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/life-lessons-forrest-gump-20th-anniversary/story?id=24417895

CROSSOVER: Food – Hanksgiving in July and a box of chocolates

http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/11/tom-hanksgiving-giving-thanks-for-tom-hanks.html

*Tom Hanks and/or Forrest Gump could be used for every category in 365DOLF – mind (stupid is as stupid does), body (run across the country), soul (sing in the church choir), money (invest in Apple), food (Bubba Gump shrimp, washed down with 9 Dr. Peppers)

FOOD

Courtney Love 1964 – chicken pot pie and pineapple upside cake, washed down with Love Potion

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https://www.aspicyperspective.com/best-chicken-pot-pie-recipe/2/

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/pineapple-upside-down-cake-recipe

I’m all about the pineapple upside-down cake and google “crème brûlée circuit.” I coined that shit.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2012/05/courtney-love-new-york-diet-includes-babbo-brooklyn-fare.html

https://www.caloriecount.com/courtney-love-potion-recipe-r721431

*If you don’t want to have Hanksgiving in July, enjoy this Courtney Love chicken pot pie and pineapple upside cake, washed down with a Love Potion. It’s a killer

SNUB – Kevin O’Leary

Review –

  • Get outside and take pictures
  • OJ Simpson workout video
  • Don’t have shame
  • Alter an important element of daily life
  • Watch Forrest Gump
  • Make chicken pot pie and pineapple upside down cake

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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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