July 10

Look for the * for today’s advice.

CHICKEN OF THE SEA DAY

MIND

Mary McLeod Bethune 1875

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https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/mary-mcleod-bethune

http://www.cookman.edu/

She worked tirelessly to construct what later became Bethune-Cookman College. She started this bold initiative with $1.50 and a handful of students. Bethune engaged in grassroots fundraising and literally performed every function (administrative, janitorial, procurement, cooking, teaching, etc.) in order to ensure the success of the school. Her institution-building efforts eventually moved her school from an empty one room house to a 32 acre campus by 1923. Bethune-Cookman University grew to more than 80 acres by 2004.

https://historyisastateofmind.wordpress.com/tag/mary-mcleod-bethune/

“From the first, I made my learning, what little it was, useful every way I could,” as an inspiration that nothing is impossible.

https://www.learningtogive.org/resources/bethune-mary-mcleod

*Be prepared to perform every function to ensure success in life. Make whatever education that you have useful in every way that you can.

BODY

Antonio Brown 1988 – 4,500 meters of sprints

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https://c-u-e-u-p-u.myshopify.com/

http://www.espn.com/blog/pittsburgh-steelers/post/_/id/25336/welcome-to-antonio-brown-inc-where-business-booms-847

The workout features five sprint distances ranging from 50 to 400 meters. As the distance decreases, the number of sets increases, topping off at five. The total workout involves 4,500 meters of sprints, which equates to over 2.75 miles of high-speed work.

http://www.stack.com/a/we-dare-you-to-try-antonio-browns-off-season-conditioning-workout

*Try this 4,500 meters of sprints workout. Be grateful for what you have.

SOUL

Arthur Ashe 1943

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https://www.cmgww.com/sports/ashe/

http://www.arthurashe.org/

FROM WHAT WE GET, WE CAN MAKE A LIVING; WHAT WE GIVE, HOWEVER, MAKES A LIFE.

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushing-meadows-corona-park/monuments/1908

*You’re making a living, but are you making a life?

MONEY

Nikola Tesla 1856

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https://teslauniverse.com/

http://www.teslasautobiography.com/

Tesla made it clear that being a great entrepreneur — one who commercialized a critical standard that powers innovation 125 years later — isn’t necessarily about the money.  The free exchange of information and affordable access to sustainable energy — both issues worked on by Nikola Tesla in his time — have the potential to solve critical issues of poverty and education, and inspire peace, around the world.

http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/10/a-lesson-from-nikola-tesla-entrepreneurship-isnt-about-the-money/

*Make money! But don’t forget to think about solving critical issues while doing it.

ENTERTAINMENT

Sofia Vergara 1972 – watch Modern Family

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

“Family is family. Whether it’s the one you start out with, the one you end up with, or the family that you gain along the way.”

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/15-lessons-learned-from-modern-family?utm_expid=.53hHQ_sIS_GVYl9TPM4psw.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

*Each episode of Modern Family ends with a pretty good life lesson for family life – even if you can’t understand Gloria.

FOOD

Jessica Simpson 1980 – Italian baked eggs

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http://www.jessicasimpson.com/

Just like I go through a bedtime process with my kids at night (bath, jammies, books, songs, repeat), I also have a nighttime ritual that helps me push pause on the craziness of the day.

http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Healthy-Baked-Eggs-Recipe-Weight-Loss-35145557

*Listen to some Jessica Simpson music while making her Italian baked eggs.

SNUB – Urban Meyer

Review –

  • Be prepared to perform every function
  • 4,500 meters of sprints
  • Make a living and a life
  • Solve critical issues
  • Watch Modern Family
  • Make Italian baked eggs

 

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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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