August 17

Look to the * for today’s advice.



Davy Crockett 1786

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“Everything you know about the battle of the Alamo, is incorrect. Everyone that fought at the Alamo was a coward, especially Davy Crockett.”

*Say this exact quote to someone today and see what the reaction is. Make sure you’re educated on it in case they ask any questions,


Sean Penn 1960

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This Gunman workout will help you move heavy loads quickly, stimulating your nervous system, forcing the release of testosterone and meaning you’ll develop power and grow muscle fast.’

*Complete this Gunman workout today. Watch the movie for motivation. Or you could watch the two movies that he won Oscars for – Milk and Mystic River.


Marcus Garvey 1887

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If you believe that the Negro has a soul, if you believe that the Negro is a man, if you believe the Negro was endowed with the senses commonly given to other men by the Creator, then you must acknowledge that what other men have done, Negroes can do. We want to build up cities, nations, governments, industries of our own in Africa, so that we will be able to have a chance to rise from the lowest to the highest position in the African Commonwealth.

*If you believe in the soul and you believe that all people have souls, why would you ever treat someone as a lesser person?


Larry Ellison 1944

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As a child, Larry Ellison’s adoptive father repeatedly told him he was good for nothing, according to Fortune.

Today, Forbes estimates Ellison’s net worth at $54 billion, making him the third-richest person in the US.

A competitive spirit is the greatest motivator

Ask Ellison why he still comes to work every day — what drives him after all he’s achieved — and he’ll tell you the same answer: he loves to compete.

“I’m addicted to winning. The more you win, the more you want to win,” he says.

More recently he described his motivation like this:

“What drives me is this constant testing of limits. Constant learning. … How can you move the world just a bit, make a difference, change lives … and how much can I help [while] discovering my own limits?”

*Test your limits. How can you move the world today? – just a bit.


Robert De Niro 1943 – watch Raging Bull

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Scorsese and De Niro both saw how this flawed minor character was movie gold, and together they made of him a mythical or tragic figure in his own lifetime, alchemizing his sleaziness into something compelling, exalting him with the luminous beauty of black-and-white photography, eerily dreamlike fight sequences and the musical sob of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana on the soundtrack.

*Watch De Niro win an Oscar in Raging Bull. Get motivated. Go do a boxing workout. He also won an Oscar for Godfather 2.


Donnie Wahlberg 1969 – Donnie’s Wahlburger

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Launching Wahlburgers together has allowed us to get back to being brothers. We didn’t want someone else, some other entrepreneur being in charge of our destiny. I wanted us to be in charge of our destiny and we are.”

*Jam out to some New Kids on the Block while making Donnie Wahlberg’s signature burger – step by step! Don’t skimp on the government cheese.

SNUB – Mae West

Review –

  • Shock someone with a Davy Crockett hot take
  • Gunman workout
  • Recognize that everyone has a soul
  • Test your limits
  • Watch Raging Bull
  • Make a Donnie’s Wahlburger