July 24

Look for the * for today’s advice.

SAY “HI” TO YOUR MAILMAN DAY

MIND

Amelia Earhart 1897

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https://www.ameliaearhart.com/

Follow your passion and don’t give up

http://brainygirlsguidetobusiness.com/5-lessons-you-can-learn-from-amelia-earhart/

*Good advice by Amelia Earhart – follow your passion and don’t give up. Even if it kills you (or leads to your disappearance) at least you went down following your passion.

BODY

Karl Malone 1963

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http://www.hoophallawards.com/malone.php

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/765586197/From-the-Mailman-to-a-businessman-Karl-Malone-still-delivers-the-goods.html

“I was going to be good at whatever I did because I was going to put the time in, and the effort in, and I was going to make the sacrifices to be good.” Malone says, “I think by lifting weights, you get power. I also think that you get focus, direction, discipline, and patience.”

http://www.coachmarian.de/Spezials/Workouts/MaloneWorkoutSecrets.htm

http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/karl-malone

*Lift weights today, using this Mailman workout. Play some pickup basketball and dominate inside. Say “hi” to your mailman today too.

SOUL

Chief Dan George 1899

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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0313381/

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Big-Man-Dustin-Hoffman/dp/B00003CXB5

His poetry and prayers are gripping and unforgettable.  As Chief Dan George said; “…I am small and weak. I need your wisdom.  May I walk in beauty? Make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things that you have made, and my ears sharp to hear your voice.  Make me wise so that I may know the things that you have taught your children, the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.  Make me strong not to be superior to my brothers but to fight my greatest enemy –myself.  Make me ever ready to come with you with straight eyes so that when life fades as with the fading sunset, my spirit will come to you without shame.”

https://edhird.com/2011/09/03/the-remarkable-legacy-of-chief-dan-george/

*The above is your prayer for today. Say it word for word from your soul. This could be your “go to” prayer each and every day.

MONEY

Barry Bonds 1964

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https://www.barrybonds.com/

“Do I allow public opinion to dictate my opinion and how I feel and what I want to give back to society? Hell no.”

http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12827328/barry-bonds-uses-money-resources-support-women-cycling

The Barry Bonds Foundation’s mission is to encourage, promote and fund programs designed to improve the educational achievements, standard of living and quality of life conditions for African-American youth within the Bay Area community.

https://barrybonds.com/

*Hopefully you can make over $170 million like Bonds, and when you do, you decide what to give back to society. Start today by donating to the Barry Bonds Foundation or donate to a charity that will help youth in your area.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jennifer Lopez 1969

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https://www.amazon.com/Selena-Jennifer-Lopez/dp/B001AWDF18

Mark the date: July 24, 2019.

That’s when Jennifer Lopez turns 50, and you feel duly inadequate.

To celebrate her milestone birthday, the multihyphenate entertainer is headed out on the road this summer.

https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/celebrities/article226224310.html

http://www.beyondbeautifuljlo.com/jennifers-official-site/

http://www.jenniferlopezonline.com/

*As I write this, JLO is closing in on being 50 and looks incredible. Listen to her music as you work out today.

FOOD

Michael Richards 1949 – Kramer’s Lobster Scrambled Eggs

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http://flavorwire.com/513632/an-exhaustively-complete-food-tour-of-seinfeld/32

Episode: “The Hamptons” (Season 5, Episode 21)

When the gang travels out to The Hamptons, Kramer inadvertently steals a commercial lobster trap. Everyone feasts on the find, except Jerry’s kosher girlfriend, Rachel, who resists temptation. But to seek revenge on her laughing at his tiny penis (he was in the pool), George serves Rachel scrambled eggs that have lobster in them.

https://www.amazon.com/Seinfeld-Cosmo-Kramer-Lobster-Button-Up/dp/B002MQN1G0

http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/breakfast/egg-breakfast/seinfeld-kramers-lobster-scrambled-eggs.html

*Don’t steal any lobsters to make Kramer’s lobster scrambled eggs. Other choices for Kramer would be to make your own pizza, and your own sauce without a shirt on.

SNUB – Lynda Carter

Review –

  • Follow your passion and don’t give up
  • Mailman workout
  • Chief Dan George Prayer
  • Decide on what you want to give back to society
  • Listen to JLO music while working out
  • Make Kramer’s lobster scrambled eggs

July 23

Search for the * for today’s advice.

SEE MORE DAY

MIND

Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967

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https://www.amazon.com/Capote-Philip-Seymour-Hoffman/dp/B000E33VWW

https://insession.io/philip-seymour-hoffman-on-happiness/

Knowing that he ended up dying from a vice that he indulged too much in after going so long without it. But at the same time, it gives hope that we can all find our own happiness, and be self-aware enough to know when something truly makes us happy.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2014/philip-seymour-hoffman-on-happiness-in-newly-released-interview/

The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play.

http://www.americanplaywritingfoundation.org/the-relentless-award.html

https://www.amazon.com/Capote-Philip-Seymour-Hoffman/dp/B000E33VWW

*Be self-aware to know what truly makes you happy today. If it’s a vice, seek out help.

BODY

Stephanie Seymour 1968

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https://www.imgmodels.com/get-scouted/unknown-to-icon/stephanie-seymour

I was raised in a really strict household in terms of health. We were never allowed to have candy, chips, or soda. I should be more regulated about my exercise, but thankfully I’ve had really good dietary habits. I’ll have a cheeseburger, but I don’t indulge in junk food ever. My favorite forms of exercise are Pilates, swimming, and walking.

http://www.vogue.com/946401/stephanie-seymour-estee-lauder-workout-skin-care-tips/

*You have a choice today between Pilates, yoga, or swimming. No chips, candy, or soda!

SOUL

Max Heindel 1865

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http://www.christianrosenkreuz.org/mh_art_taylor.htm

Max Heindel suffered constantly on account of injuries received while a young boy. A number of unsuccessful operations, which had removed some of the veins and arteries of his left leg, greatly interfered with the circulation in the body. He later developed valvular heart trouble. However, he was blessed with an indomitable will and great energy, and would never permit physical disability to interfere with his work for humanity. He had a message to give to the soul sick world and nothing must interfere.

http://rosicrucianzine.tripod.com/max_heindel.htm

*Don’t let anything interfere with your work for humanity. Make sure that this soul sick world hears your message today.

MONEY

Monica Lewinsky 1973

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https://www.ted.com/speakers/monica_lewinsky

Control your reputation online, or someone else will.

http://www.inc.com/peter-gasca/a-lesson-in-rebranding-from-monica-lewinsky.html

*Search yourself online and see what is on there that could keep you from your dream job or that would keep customers away. Control your reputation online. Have a nice cigar to reward yourself.

ENTERTAINMENT

Daniel Radcliffe 1989 – watch Harry Potter

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The power of love is stronger than the power of hatred

The phrase “kill them with kindness” applies here. We can’t possibly win over everyone, but Harry Potter showed us that we can triumph in our relationships with loved ones. Even with Voldemort’s constant death threats, Harry Potter always had a support system of family and friends to help him along the way. And in the end, that made all the difference.

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/20-life-lessons-learned-from-harry-potter.html

http://simplydanielradcliffe.com/

http://www.harrypotterwizardscollection.com

*Watch as many Harry Potter movies as you can.

FOOD

Woody Harrelson 1961 – adult vegan brownies

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http://www.voiceyourself.com/Aloha_From_VoiceYourself.html

https://veganuary.com/people/woody-harrelson/

A long-time vegan and raw food advocate, the star of Zombieland, Natural Born Killers, True Detective and, of course, Cheers, is an outspoken environmentalist, passionate hemp activist and has teamed up with PETA on projects such as securing the release of research chimpanzees.

http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=4367&catId=2

https://www.amazon.com/People-Vs-Larry-Flynt/dp/0800141865

https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/butterbeer/

*Enjoy Woody Harrelson’s adult vegan brownies and wash them down with a butter beer.

SNUB – Slash – yes, Slash and Axl’s wife share a birthday

Review –

  • Know what truly makes you happy
  • Pilates, yoga, or swimming
  • Make sure that this soul sick world hears your message
  • Control your reputation online
  • Watch Harry Potter
  • Make adult vegan brownies

July 22

Keep looking for the * for today’s advice.

ANSWER IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION DAY

MIND

Alex Trebek 1940

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https://www.jeopardy.com/about/cast/

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jeopardy-host-alex-trebek-takes-leave-after-brain-surgery-w515009

Fight for what is right.

Trebek doesn’t let people walk all over him — he fights for what is right. But though this is the most physical example of his philosophy at work, it is also evident on his game show. Oftentimes when a contestant provides an answer that is not immediately considered correct, or is considered correct when it shouldn’t be, Trebek will later consult with the judges and award or deduct points from the contestant’s score if necessary.

http://mudmosh.com/life-lessons-jeopardy-has-taught-us-all/

*Fight for what is right today. Just make sure it’s in the form of a question.

BODY

Willem Dafoe 1955

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https://a24films.com/films/the-florida-project

https://www.biography.com/people/willem-dafoe-9264565

What’s the best way to grow old?
Have work that you love and also some sort of physical or spiritual practice. Get some kind of healthy routine. For me that’s yoga practice.

http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/willem-dafoes-life-advice-20140321

https://a24films.com/films/the-florida-project

*Yes, yoga again today – it helps you grow old the right way. Watch Willem Dafoe almost win an Oscar in The Florida Project for motivation.

SOUL

St. Lawrence of Brindisi 1559

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http://stlawrenceofbrindisi.org/

His constant devotion to Scripture, coupled with great sensitivity to the needs of people, present a lifestyle which appeals to Christians today. Lawrence had a balance in his life that blended self-discipline with a keen appreciation for the needs of those whom he was called to serve.

http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/saint.aspx?id=1451

*Work on the balance in your life, of self-discipline, and an appreciation for people with needs that you can help.

MONEY

Oscar de la Renta 1932

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https://www.oscardelarenta.com/

Remember, when you or the people you leave behind want to sell your business, it’s going to be worth a lot more if it can go on running without your active participation. A buyer really wants to pay a premium for your operations manual

http://thetrustadvisor.com/celebrity/oscar-de-la-renta-leaves-big-hole-in-300-million-family-empire

*You run your business but be prepared to sell how you do it one day.

ENTERTAINMENT

Don Henley 1947

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https://www.donhenley.com/

On Handling Age And Getting Old:

“What’s that line in the poem “Desiderata”? “Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.” But that doesn’t mean that we should just sit on our asses and let atrophy set in. We have to stay curious, stay engaged, and, above all, stay fit. Family, friends, travel, music, books, gardening, a little good wine now and then — all these things, coupled with the right attitude, can make aging enjoyable.”

http://societyofrock.com/don-henley-sounds-off-on-the-3-biggest-life-lessons-hes-learned-since-glenn-freys-death/

https://eagles.com/

*Listen to both Don Henley and the Eagles today, with a little good wine.

FOOD

Albert Brooks 1947 – Defending Your Life – steak, pasta, sushi, and ice cream

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https://www.amazon.com/Defending-Your-Life-Albert-Brooks/dp/B000056WRG

https://www.tor.com/2016/11/30/defending-your-life-as-a-philosophy-of-life/

Even after you die, you can still live to eat. A benefit of being dead is no more weight gain. If only!

http://www.albertbrooks.com/

https://www.delish.com/cooking/a1003/defending-your-life-movie/

Daniel and Julia pass the time discussing their lives and feasting on steak, pasta, sushi, and ice cream. Not a bad way to … die!

http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2008/05/defending_your.html

*Eat like you’ve died and gone to heaven today. Where there are no calories or cholesterol.

SNUB – Selena Gomez

Review –

  • Fight for what is right
  • Yoga
  • Work on the balance in your life
  • Be prepared to sell how you perform your business
  • Listen to Don Henley
  • Steak, pasta, sushi, ice cream

July 21

Look for the * for today’s advice.

YOUR LIFE HAS VALUE DAY

MIND

Ernest Hemingway 1899

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https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1954/hemingway/biographical/

https://www.hemingwayhome.com/

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.”

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/a-lesson-from-ernest-hemingway-in-why-you-should-plan-your-weekends/

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/ernest-hemingway-as-a-case-study-in-living-the-t-shaped-life/

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2009/08/11/the-hemingway-you-didnt-know-papas-adventures/

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/ernest-hemingway-reading-list/

http://inktank.fi/the-5-unusual-habits-of-ernest-hemingway/

https://www.fastcompany.com/3017315/6-ways-to-be-a-hemingway-level-productive-badass

  1. ‘A FAREWELL TO ARMS’

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.

https://www.themanual.com/culture/best-hemingway-books/

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

BODY

Sara Sampaio 1991

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https://www.victoriassecret.com/vsallaccess/angels/sara-sampaio

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.”

http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/12/08/victorias-secret-diet-super-model-cheat-food-fashion-show/

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

SOUL

Josh Hartnett 1978

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https://www.amazon.com/Below-Miracle-Mountain-Eric-LeMarque/dp/1680993690

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.

https://sonomachristianhome.com/2017/10/6-below-miracle-on-the-mountain-the-power-of-faith/

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

MONEY

Romeo Santos 1981

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http://www.romeosantosonline.com/home/

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!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lili-gil/four-business-lessons-fro_b_1273199.html

*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?

ENTERTAINMENT

Robin Williams 1951 – watch Good Will Hunting

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http://www.robinwilliams.com/

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.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/01/5-simple-lessons-on-love-from-good-will-hunting/

https://www.livescience.com/52682-what-is-lewy-body-dementia.html

http://mikevperry.com/2015/12/29/life-lessons-from-good-will-hunting/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/66975/14-wicked-smart-facts-about-good-will-hunting

https://www.amazon.com/Good-Will-Hunting-Ben-Affleck/dp/B006RXPT82

*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.

FOOD

Ali Landry 1973 – Layered Doritos Casserole

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https://www.spendwithpennies.com/layered-doritos-casserole/

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.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2014/01/13/super-bowl-ad-meter-where-are-they-now-doritos-girl-ali-landry/4419995/

http://www.fritolay.com/snacks/product-page/doritos/doritos-nacho-cheese-flavored-tortilla-chips

*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

July 20

Look to the * for today’s advice.

KNOCK THE BASTARD OFF DAY

MIND

Sir Edmund Hillary 1919

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https://www.ehf.org/

http://edmundhillary.com/

A self-described “average bloke,” Sir Edmund Hillary made one of the century’s landmark feats seem properly human and straightforward. His most famous quotation after summiting Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953, isn’t anything pretentious or enigmatic but rather a simple aside to expedition mate George Lowe: “Well, George, we knocked the bastard off.”

http://www.outsideonline.com/1890276/man-who-knocked-bastard

*Is there something you’ve been putting off for way too long? Have a friend help you finish it today and then utter those famous words – “We knocked the bastard off.”

BODY

Gisele Bundchen 1980

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Spiritual Athlete is a hybrid motivation and fitness program that’s concerned with reducing stress and promoting positive thinking over counting reps and sets.

https://www.boston.com/culture/health/2017/03/04/5-tips-from-giseles-trainer-for-a-workout-youll-actually-enjoy

https://www.facebook.com/SpiritualAthleteJP/

LEARN TO BE A 10!

On a scale of 1 to 10, how effective is your life? Are you happy, stressed, motivated, anxious, pumped, slumped? Start by considering how you’re really feeling from your toenails to your eyebrows. OK. Got a number?

Of course, you can imagine that 1 is a pretty miserable place to be — it is lack of motivation, fatigue, sadness, frustration and all of the things that we generally wish to avoid. And 10 … well. 10 is the absolute peak. It is energy, spontaneity, joy, love, passion, drive and productivity mashed into a ball of awesomeness (you’re the ball, by the way).

What if we told you that you could be a 10 all. the. time? That’s what Jill Payne calls #diming — her unique and undeniably effective brand of motivation and coaching to target body, focus and dialogue. Jill plucks individuals, teams and even corporations out of the low numbers and drives them to achieve and maintain optimal 10 states.

Be a Dime.

https://jillpayne.ca/

*Be like Gisele and learn through Jill Payne to be a 10 or a Dime.

SOUL

Ray Allen 1975

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https://theundefeated.com/features/how-did-ray-allen-become-jesus-shuttlesworth-spike-lee-he-got-game/

“I remember Spike calling and telling me that the part is mine, if I’m willing to commit. He told me about the process, and I said, ‘Hey … I can do it.’ How do you say no? It’s just something you don’t say no to.” On camera, Allen was Jesus.

He Got Game is the black man’s Hoosiers. A hoops movie about not just hoops but also family, faith and forgiveness.

https://thinkchristian.reframemedia.com/ray-allens-jump-shot-and-the-sovereignty-of-god

https://www.amazon.com/He-Got-Game-Denzel-Washington/dp/630514415X

*Watch Ray Allen in He Got Game and see how Jesus deals with family, faith, and forgiveness.

MONEY

Billy Mays 1958

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http://www.billymayshere.com/

Mays and Sullifan didn’t learn their craft in a boardroom or a business school. Mays grew up in a working-class town outside Pittsburgh. After a couple of years as a walk-on linebacker at West Virginia University, he returned home to play semipro ball and work with his dad’s waste-hauling business. Then one day in 1983 he hitched a ride to Atlantic City with a friend who was going to pitch at the famed boardwalk market, and Mays decided to give it a try himself. At first he didn’t know what he was doing, but he stayed with it and earned the respect of the veterans.

http://archive.fortune.com/2009/04/03/magazines/fortune/okeefe_infomercial.fortune/index.htm

*Stay with it today and one day you will earn the respect of veterans in your field.

ENTERTAINMENT

Carlos Santana 1947

Image result for carlos santana gif

http://www.santana.com/

“Your wrinkles either show that you’re nasty, cranky, and senile, or that you’re always smiling.”

On a literal level this is why the wrinkle cream market is a bazillion dollar industry. But let’s go a little deeper. Life is what you make it, and oftentimes the outcome of a situation depends on how you interpret and react to it.

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/lifestyle/8-life-lessons-carlos-santana/

*Listen to Carlos Santana all day today. And smile while doing it.

FOOD

Harley Morenstein 1985 – The Meatball Deathstar

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https://www.ranker.com/list/the-very-best-epic-meal-time-videos/greg

Ground up pork, beef, and veal are pounded into a bowl to create the massive meatball. They then fill it up with some vegetables (purely for aesthetic purposes, Harley explains), pancetta (Italian for “bacon”), and tortellini. The ball is completed, placed inside a circle of garlic bread, and topped with meat sauce.

http://www.epicmealtime.com/

*Listen to Carlos Santana while making this Meatball Deathstar and have some friends over to help eat it. Enjoy it while watching Star Wars or He Got Game.

SNUB – Sandra Oh

Review –

  • Knock the bastard off
  • Be a “10”
  • Watch He Got Game
  • Stay with it
  • Listen to Carlos Santana
  • Make a Meatball Deathstar

July 19

Look to the * for today’s advice.

PAY TOO MUCH FOR COFFEE DAY

MIND

Herbert Marcuse 1898

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http://www.marcuse.org/herbert/

Herbert Marcuse answers the question what is wrong with this society. The Solution to Society is Reversing Working Time and Free Time.

His ideal reader is the conscientious liberal, who is either happy in his liberalism, but shouldn’t be; or unhappy in it, but doesn’t quite know why.

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-political-thought-of-herbert-marcuse/

Celebrity was an odd outcome for an author whose book so darkly captured our alienation. Yet he inspired, encouraged, and outraged with his unsettling blend of Hegel, Marx, and Freud, with his placement of the utopian beside the grimly realistic. Marcuse became fashionable because his complex message made sense.

https://bostonreview.net/books-ideas/ronald-aronson-herbert-marcuse-one-dimensional-man-today

*Are you happy with your political ideology? Are you happy with your work/life balance? Read up on Marcuse for possible answers.

BODY

Jon Jones 1987

Image result for jon jones

http://jonnybones.com/

His greatest weakness, which is also his greatest strength, is that he can’t be anything other than what he is: ruthless, obsessive, narcissistic, and basically unconcerned with anything other than winning.

https://deadspin.com/how-jon-jones-became-the-baddest-motherfucker-on-earth-1676262642

*Try this “baddest motherfucker on earth” workout at your local MMA gym.

SOUL

Stuart Scott 1965

Image result for stuart scott gif

http://stuart-scott.org/

“Yes, he brought hip-hop into the conversation,” SportsCenter anchor Jay Harris said in Scott’s ESPN.com obituary. “But I would go further than that. He brought in the barber shop, the church, R&B, soul music. Soul, period.”

http://time.com/3652980/stuart-scott-impact/

*Don’t be afraid to bring soul into a conversation today. Boo Yah!

MONEY

Samuel Colt 1814

Image result for samuel colt

http://www.samuelcolt.net/

Colt was an early adopter of assembly-line production.
More than a half-century before Henry Ford used assembly lines in his automobile factories, Colt employed them to produce his revolvers in his enormous Hartford armory beginning in the 1850s. Using interchangeable parts, Colt’s armory could turn out 150 weapons per day by 1856. The mass production allowed Colt to make his weapons more affordable to gun-buyers settling the West.

http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-samuel-colt

*What can you do to be ahead of the game? How can you make your product more affordable?

ENTERTAINMENT

Benedict Cumberbatch 1976 – watch The Imitation Game

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https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/10/benedict-cumberbatch-cover-story

http://theimitationgamemovie.com/

TURN PERSONAL LOSS INTO PROFESSIONAL GAIN

Flashbacks in The Imitation Game shed light on Turing’s difficult childhood. “Alan was an awkward boy who had a stammer so we wanted to show what it was like for him to be this outsider at school,” Tyldum says. “When bullies put Alan in a box and buried him in the ground, he’s saved by Christopher Morcom (Jack Bannon) who’s also extremely smart and shares this interest in cryptology.” Tragedy ensues. “Alan had very deep feelings for Christopher and it’s almost like his life’s work became about trying to bring him back. Turing was obsessed with artificial life, artificial intelligence, questions about ‘Is there a soul?’ ‘Is there a mind?’ ‘Can we re-create consciousness?’ You could argue that all of that comes out of Turing’s sense of loss and unfulfilled love.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/3038521/7-lessons-in-creativity-from-the-brilliant-code-breaker-of-the-imitation-game

*Watch Benedict Cumberbatch almost win an Oscar for The Imitation Game. This movie was already suggested to you but not as entertainment, so enjoy it for what it is today.

FOOD

Howard Schultz 1953 – Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

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https://schultzfamilyfoundation.org/

The Schultz Family Foundation
Mission:
 Unlock America’s potential, one individual and one community at a time.

http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/tsr-version-of-starbucks-pumpkin-scones-by-todd-wilbur-214051

http://www.starbucks.com/menu

*Try making these Starbucks pumpkin scones, as summer is quickly coming to an end. Or just go to Starbucks and unwind with your favorite person and your favorite coffee drink.

SNUB – Lizzie Bordon

Review –

  • Are you happy with your work/life balance?
  • Baddest Motherfucker on Earth workout
  • Bring soul into the conversation today
  • Be ahead of the game
  • Watch The Imitation Game
  • Make Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

July 18

Look to the * for today’s advice.

FEAR AND LOATHING DAY

MIND

John Glenn 1921

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https://www.nasa.gov/content/profile-of-john-glenn

http://johnglennhome.org/

He and his wife, Anna (he calls her Annie), divide their time between a house in a suburb of Washington and a condominium in Columbus. She was his childhood sweetheart, and their marriage has stood the test of almost 69 years of devotion in the turbulence of spaceflight and politics. From the time they came to public attention, each has seemed the other’s center of gravity.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/science/space/50-years-later-celebrating-john-glenns-great-feat.html?_r=0

*Let someone know that they are the center of your gravity today. If there is no one to tell this to, take today to find your center of gravity.

BODY

Vin Diesel 1967

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http://www.vindiesel.com/

“When you’re doing long days on set, or you’ve got a day full of meetings, you want to feel good and engaged,” he says. “Eating well does that for me. I try to eat every few hours and make sure every meal has some protein and plenty of resourceful carbs.” If you want to be successful, eat before a big meeting so your brain and body have the high-quality, all-natural fuel they need to crunch deals.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/diesel-power.html

*Eat every few hours today and at some point knock out this Vin Diesel workout.

SOUL

Nelson Mandela 1918

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https://www.nelsonmandela.org/

https://www.mandeladay.com/

“Invictus” inspired Nelson Mandela to reject his despotic government’s claim to be the “captain” of his soul.  However, his well-documented and sincere commitment to Christ taught him the larger truth: we must keep our soul “unconquered” by all but Jesus.

http://www.denisonforum.org/global/904-i-am-the-captain-of-my-soul

*Keep your soul unconquered today. You are the captain of your soul.

MONEY

Richard Branson 1950

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https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/304033

#1 Your Age Doesn’t Matter

Richard was just 16 years old when he had his first business success, a magazine called Student. By 22, he had founded Virgin Records.

Branson is proof that it’s never too early to start.

But at 61, he’s also proof that being old is just a state of mind: Branson regularly kite surfs and attempts to break world records

http://www.incomediary.com/15-lessons-from-richard-branson

*Your age doesn’t matter. Whether you are “too young” or “too old” to reach your financial dreams, if you think you are then you are.

ENTERTAINMENT

Hunter S. Thompson 1937 – read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Loathing-Las-Vegas-American/dp/0679785892

https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Loathing-Vegas-Johnny-Depp/dp/0783229526

http://www.thegonzofoundation.org/

The Gonzo Foundation hosts political debates in conjunction with local Grassroots TV and after-school programs for area students. We contribute to University endowments to lighten the financial load of students going into the important profession of Journalism in a changing world. Although we are a small nonprofit, we are growing steadily with help from friends and those who loved the work of literature, journalism and the activism inspired by Hunter S. Thompson.

http://www.xanaland.com/content/books/fearandloathing.pdf

*Don’t watch the movie, but start reading the book today.

FOOD

Kristen Bell 1980 – vegan stuffing

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http://kristen-bell.org/

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20649285,00.html

And when she’s not making stuffing, you just might catch Bell making Shepard laugh. So who’s the bigger goofball?

“That’s a tough one,” she says. “His sharp wit is lightning fast, but my pratfalls are better – so I’d say it’s a tie.”

https://www.amazon.com/Forgetting-Sarah-Marshall-Unrated-Jason/dp/B001L2IFVM

*Watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall while eating Kristen Bell’s vegan stuffing and drinking too much wine.

SNUB – James Brolin

Review –

  • Find your center of gravity
  • Vin Diesel workout
  • Keep your soul unconquered
  • Your age doesn’t matter
  • Start reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Make vegan stuffing