September 1

Look for the * for today’s advice.

GO UNDEFEATED DAY

MIND

Rocky Marciano 1923

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https://www.rockymarciano.net/

Rocky Marciano was born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, on September 1, 1923, in Brockton, Massachusetts. During his career, Marciano held the heavyweight boxing title for four years in the 1950s, and he is the only boxing champion to ever retire undefeated.

https://rockymarcianowines.com/purchase/

There are many of life’s lessons that can be taken from someone like Rocky Marciano such as dedication, focus and courage but if a study of his life and achievements shows anything it is that an unshakable will to win can enable anyone to fulfill their destiny regardless of what obstacles are put in front of them.

http://www.unique-bodyweight-exercises.com/rocky-marciano.html

*9 months into this and hopefully by now you have an unshakable will to win and you’ll be able to fulfill your destiny regardless of what obstacles are placed in front of you. Be like Rocky Marciano and go undefeated today.

BODY

Zendaya 1996 –go dancing

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https://twitter.com/Zendaya?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and I think it’s a great thing to be a part of.”

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/people-events/article/2164274/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-zendaya

https://zendaya.com/

Her biggest fitness tip to fans is to find something that is fun to do. For her, that’s dancing and doing fight choreography so that’s how she gets her exercise.

https://www.foodsforbetterhealth.com/zendayas-quirky-vegetarian-diet-and-workout-plan-low-key-food-and-heavy-on-dancing-17453

*Take a dance class today or better yet, take your sweetie dancing tonight.

SOUL

Phil McGraw 1950

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https://www.drphil.com/

The authentic self is the you that can be found at your absolute core. It is the part of you not defined by your job, function or role. It is the composite of all your skills, talents and wisdom. It is all of the things that are uniquely yours and need expression, rather than what you believe you are supposed to be and do.

http://www.drphil.com/articles/article/73

The term talent refers to an inborn and the special ability of a person to do something. A skill is an expertise, which is acquired by the person by learning. Talent is God gifted ability, whereas Skill is an ability in which you put your time and efforts to develop.

Wisdom is one of those qualities difficult to define—because it encompasses so much—but which people generally recognize when they encounter it. And it is encountered most obviously in the realm of decision-making. Psychologists tend to agree that wisdom involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding that incorporates tolerance for the uncertainties of life as well as its ups and downs. There’s an awareness of how things play out over time, and it confers a sense of balance. It can be acquired only through experience, but by itself, experience does not automatically confer wisdom. 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/wisdom

*Write down your skills, your talents, and your wisdom. This is who you are. Your job is not what or who you are. Express who you are and stop worrying about who you should be.

MONEY

Barry Gibb 1946

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http://www.barrygibb.com/

”Goldman, Sachs put my kids’ trusts in the stock market when I specifically asked them not to,” he said. ”That broke the bond of trust. I decided I had to get my stuff out of there.” He has never been much of a fan of the stock market, he said, believing that real estate and bonds gave him more security.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/11/business/talking-money-with-barry-gibb-harmony-on-the-stage-solo-at-the-bank.html

https://www.fool.com/retirement/2018/04/22/how-to-invest-in-bonds-for-beginners.aspx

https://www.slacker.com/artist/bee-gees

*Look into investing in bonds today – they may keep you Stayin Alive. Listen to the Bee Gees for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Gloria Estefan 1957

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https://twitter.com/GloriaEstefan?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

On December 3, 2017, the Kennedy Center held its 40th annual national celebration of the arts – The Kennedy Center Honors. The 2017 recipient is Cuban American singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan.

http://www.gloriaestefan.com/

http://www.estefan.com/

http://gloriaestefanfoundation.com/

*Listen to Gloria Estefan – turn the beat around – the rhythm is going to get you – tonight.

FOOD

Padma Lakshmi 1970 – Chicken Korma

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http://padmalakshmi.com/

https://twitter.com/PadmaLakshmi?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi has penned an essay in which she says she was raped at 16 and remained silent about it.

Lakshmi wrote that she and the man “were intimate to a point, but he knew that I was a virgin and that I was unsure of when I would be ready to have sex.”

“Afterward, he said, ‘I thought it would hurt less if you were asleep,’ “Lakshmi wrote. “Then he drove me home.”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/26/entertainment/padma-lakshmi-rape-essay/index.html

http://www.food.com/recipe/padma-lakshmis-chicken-korma-274162

*Enjoy Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi’s chicken korma while listening to a dinnertime mix of Gloria Estefan and the Bee Gees.

SNUB – Lily Tomlin

Review –

  • Have an unshakable will to win
  • Go dancing
  • Write down your skills, your talent, and your wisdom
  • Invest in bonds
  • Listen to Gloria Estefan
  • Make chicken korma

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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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