July 12

The * will guide your day today.



Henry David Thoreau 1817

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You were born to succeed, not to fail.

“Men are born to succeed, not to fail.” ~ Henry David Thoreau


*This is your morning mirror mantra (MMM) – “I was born to succeed, not to fail.”


Richard Simmons 1948

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And if you just want a quick workout you can do in five minutes, pick one of the videos—Cardio One, perhaps—and get your sweat on while Richard Simmons calls you a pretty pony.


*Perform the Cardio One video from Richard Simmons – you pretty pony!


Malala Yousafzai 1997

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On 9 October 2012, as Malala and her friends were travelling home from school, a masked gunman entered their school bus and asked for Malala by name. She was shot with a single bullet which went through her head, neck and shoulder. Malala accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on 10 December, 2014 with Indian children’s rights and education advocate Kailash Satyarthi. Malala contributed her $1.1 million prize money to financing the creation of a secondary school for girls in Pakistan


Support Malala’s fight for girls’ education

With more than 130 million girls out of school today, she needs your help to reach the most vulnerable girls denied an education.

Your gift today is an investment in Malala Fund programs that help girls around the world go to school


*Think of donating to Malala’s fund to help girls around the world go to school.


Brian Grazer 1951

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He came back with a pencil, a 2H pencil, and a big legal tablet and he said, ‘Hold these two items. If you put the pencil to the paper, it has greater value than it did as separate parts. So get out of here.’ I get in the elevator and I realize basically what he said was, in order to have value, you had to either create or manufacture ideas that had value that you could breathe life into. And that’s when I started writing ideas.



*In order to have value, you have to create or manufacture ideas that have value. Write down your ideas and  breathe life into them.


Topher Grace 1978 – watch That 70s Show

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Prepon was unimpressed with her on-screen boyfriend’s kissing abilities, even stating that her Orange is the New Black co-star Taylor Schilling was far superior in the lips department than Topher. Ouch!


*Smoke weed in your basement, work on your kissing skills, and watch episodes of That 70s Show


Bill Cosby 1937 – Cosby Pudding Shots and a Cosbypolitan

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At lunch that day, the prison is serving chocolate pudding, a product Mr. Cosby was associated with as a pitchman for Jell-O.

The pudding on the menu is simply a “gelatin product,” not Jell-O brand.



*Keep the party going with the Bill Cosby pudding shots. Call it a night after drinking a Cosbypolitan.

SNUB – Brock Lesnar

Review –

  • You were born to succeed
  • Richard Simmons workout video
  • Support Malala’s fight for girls’ education
  • Write down your ideas and breathe life into them
  • Watch That 70s Show
  • Make Bill Cosby pudding shots