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

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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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