July 21

Look for the * for today’s advice.



Ernest Hemingway 1899

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Hemingway felt that “good times should be orchestrated and not left to the uncertainties of chance,” Hotchner writes, and he “planned fun as seriously as work, for he considered them of equal importance to Well-Being.”








Not only considered the best American novel to come out of World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the epitome of all things perfect about the Hemingway style.


*Plan your fun as seriously as work today. Start reading A Farewell to Arms.


Sara Sampaio 1991

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I wanted to build more muscle, so I went on a protein heavy diet for the 10 days leading up to the show — no sugar, no carbs and no dairy. It definitely worked because I felt how strong my body was after those 10 days. It wasn’t easy though! I love pizza, bread, pasta and candy, so cutting all of that out was very hard.”


*No sugar, carbs, or dairy today – this might interfere with your Hemingway type fun. If nothing else, focus on going protein heavy today.


Josh Hartnett 1978

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6 BELOW: Miracle on the Mountain is a wonderful movie based on the incredible true story of professional hockey player Eric LeMarque. He survives – physically and spiritually – after being stranded atop the High Sierra Nevada Mountains for eight days. He is forced to face his past and rediscovers his faith as he struggles to survive.


*Watch Miracle on the Mountain to rediscover your faith today.


Romeo Santos 1981

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Embrace biculturalism (speak English and Español también). Census numbers, Latino identity research studies, new website, channels and more continue to demonstrate there is power in embracing and understanding that being bicultural and bilingual is the trend that wins. Romeo has the advantage of coming from two powerful worlds: the street savvy of the Bronx with his strong heritage of Dominican culture and music. He is bicultural; he is bilingual and not shy to demonstrate it!


*If you haven’t pursued speaking another language, today is the day. Just think of how it would open up job opportunities for you and of course benefit your business going forward. Que pasa?


Robin Williams 1951 – watch Good Will Hunting

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Love is looking at imperfections with a passionate heart.

“Sean: My wife used to fart when she was nervous. She had all sorts of wonderful little idiosyncrasies. She used to fart in her sleep. I thought I’d share that with you. One night it was so loud it woke the dog up. She woke up and said, “Was that you?” I said “Yeah”, I didn’t have the heart to tell her.

Will: [laughing] So she woke herself up?

Sean: [laughing] But Will, she’s been dead for two years, and that’s the stuff I remember: wonderful stuff you know? Little things like that. Those are the things I miss the most.






*Robin Williams shares a birthday with Ernest Hemingway. Both men had their demons and each of them took their own life. Watch Good Will Hunting and learn from Robin Williams’ character.


Ali Landry 1973 – Layered Doritos Casserole

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She was the Miss USA champion in 1996. With spots that perhaps screamed sex more than Doritos, she quickly became very popular with a brand that is often marketed to young men. In fact, the second ad is almost a meta commentary on what they wanted Landry’s looks to do to Doritos’ target audience, with her setting off sprinklers just by eating. She was named one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people of 1998.



*Celebrate a day of fun with no carbs, sugar, or dairy with this layered Doritos casserole, compliments of the original Doritos “it girl” Ali Landry

SNUB – Don Knotts

Review –

  • Plan your fun
  • Go protein heavy
  • Watch Miracle on the Mountain
  • Pursue speaking another language
  • Watch Good Will Hunting
  • Make layered Doritos casserole

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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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