September 11

9/11 DAY

Look to the * for today’s advice.

MIND

Paul Bear Bryant 1913

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https://www.biography.com/people/bear-bryant-9229938

Bear Bryant won six national championships at the University of Alabama and retired with a 323 wins.

He grew to an imposing 6’1″ and 180 pounds by age 13, earning his famous nickname by agreeing to wrestle a bear from a traveling circus.

http://bryantmuseum.com/

But I learned that the lessons my mama taught me were always right. It don’t cost nuthin’ to be nice. It don’t cost ‘nuthin’ to do the right thing most of the time, and it costs a lot to lose your good name by breakin’ your word to someone.

https://www.allbusiness.com/bear-bryant-a-lesson-about-dealing-with-people-3876594-1.html

*Be nice today. Do the right thing today. Don’t break your word today.

BODY

Shaun Livingston 1985

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

http://www.nba.com/players/shaun/livingston/2733

Along with a dislocated left knee cap and broken left leg, Livingston tore his anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament and lateral meniscus. He also badly sprained his medial collateral ligament.

https://theundefeated.com/features/never-defeated-the-shaun-livingston-story/

*If Shaun Livingston can come back from this injury and win numerous NBA championships, you can overcome any aches and pains today and go play some basketball.

*Don’t watch the video of this injury if you have a weak stomach.

SOUL

Tom Landry 1924

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http://www.profootballhof.com/players/tom-landry/

In an episode of The Simpsons (“You Only Move Twice”), Homer Simpson buys Landry’s trademark fedora in an effort to improve his leadership qualities.

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2018/07/14/20150711-10-things-to-know-about-tom-landry-including-how-he-could-have-been-houston-oilers-coach

“As a Christian, I know my life is in God’s hands,” Landry said then. “He has a plan for me. Therefore, I never worry about tomorrow or never worry about winning or losing football games. That knowledge gives me a lot of composure in tough situations.”

http://www.beliefnet.com/news/2000/02/tom-landry-under-the-fedora-a-committed-christian.aspx

*Don’t worry about tomorrow or anything that is stressing you in life right now. Know that your life is in God’s hands and he will take care of you.

https://www.profootballhof.com/players/tom-landry/

MONEY

Ludacris 1977

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

Ludacris paid for this woman’s groceries — and now she wants to pay it forward

Since losing her husband to brain cancer in 2014, she said, she has struggled to make ends meet, taking care of four rescued dogs, two rescued cats and her elderly, blind chicken named Dixie.

Throughout all of her financial hardships, Jaramillo said, she has believed in the power of paying it forward. She is urging everyone to follow Ludacris’ example.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/04/us/ludacris-buys-womans-groceries-trnd/index.html

http://www.ludaversal.com/

You and I may never reach Ludacris’ level of fame, but having a celebrity profile and making money allows a person to do amazing things that are near and dear to their heart, just like Ludacris. As a business owner, it absolutely helps to have a loyal following or a fan club of our own so we can also create wealth, connections and relationships to do what is near and dear to our hearts in an increasingly bigger way.

http://www.richlifemarketing.com/business-lessons-from-ludacris/

http://djbooth.net/news/entry/ludacris-made-less-money-than-a-subway-driver-last-year

*Work on creating a loyal following of your business to create wealth, connections, and relationships to give back to society. When you do strike it rich, what will be your cause to champion?

ENTERTAINMENT

Harry Connick Jr 1967

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https://twitter.com/harryconnickjr

HARRY’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE POST-KATRINA EFFORT HAVE BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED WITH A REDBOOK STRENGTH AND SPIRIT AWARD, AN HONORARY DEGREE FROM TULANE UNIVERSITY, A 2010 NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM HONOR AND THE 2012 JEFFERSON AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE.

https://www.harryconnickjr.com/

When Harry Connick Jr. was growing up in New Orleans, his mother would drop him off at school with the same parting words every day: “Be a leader.”

https://www.livehappy.com/harry-connick-jr-has-heart-and-soul

*Be a leader today and listen to Harry Connick Jr. as much as possible.

FOOD

D.W. Brooks 1901 – Thai Glazed Chicken

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http://www.goldkistfarms.com/media/1195/pcf16_05128_gold_kist_recipes_all_thai_glazed.pdf?mode=pad&width=400&height=300&rnd=131159009710000000

http://www.goldkist.com

Brooks was in the forefront of providing agricultural leadership to his state and the nation for years. He advised Presidents, Truman, Eisenhower, and Johnson, and led national co-op associations such as the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. In addition, he helped improve agricultural public relations abroad by realizing and talking about the importance of food in world peace.

https://heroes.coop/archive/d-w-brooks/

*Listen to a mix of Ludacris and Harry Connick Jr while making this Goldkist recipe of Thai glazed chicken.

*Buy a fedora today in honor of 2 Hall of Fame coaches sharing a birthday and a long gone coaching fashion style.

There are hats on the heads of more than half the coaches pictured in both halls of fame, as well as sports coats, ties and even the occasional bow tie completing the look. Some looked so distinct – Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys and Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant come to mind – that even decades later, you could identify them just by seeing their profiles.

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/column-all-they-had-do-was-look-hat

Help turn a day of tragedy into a day of doing good.

Donate $25 to provide food for 100 people in need on September 11.

https://www.911day.org/

Every year on the anniversary of September 11, millions of volunteers pour their energy into service projects along with 9/11 Day to pay tribute to victims, survivors and first responders in a way that helps channel grief into an opportunity to give back.

SNUB – Ed Reed

Review –

  • Be nice. Do the right thing, Don’t break your word
  • Overcome pain and workout
  • Know that your life is in God’s hands
  • Create a loyal following of your business
  • Listen to Harry Connick Jr
  • Make Thai glazed 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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