September 29

Look for the * for today’s advice.

YOUR QUIT DAY

MIND

Calvin Johnson 1985

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

The Lions’ career leader in nearly every receiving category, Johnson said he’s content in a retirement that’s so far consisted of getting married, spending time with his 2-year-old son and traveling the globe.

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/06/25/detroit-lions-calvin-johnson-camp/86376744/

http://calvinjohnsonjrfoundation.org/

*When you make it to the top, don’t be afraid to walk away, spend time with your family, and travel the globe.

BODY

Ian McShane 1942

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https://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/ian_mcshane/

Two-and-a-half years ago, he kicked what he once described as his ‘last-remaining vice’: cigarettes. ‘Giving up smoking was the hardest one of all — tougher than alcohol and drugs,’ he admits.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2564361/Vodka-breakfast-snorts-heroin-Lovejoys-wild-years-Ian-McShane-reveals-survived-hard-partying-Hollywood-lifestyle.html

https://www.hbo.com/deadwood

Prepare for quit day

Once you have decided to stop smoking, you are ready to set a quit date. Pick a day that is not too far in the future (so that you do not change your mind), but which gives you enough time to prepare.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319460.php

*Today is your QUIT DAY, the day to kick a vice, especially if it’s cigarettes.

SOUL

Jerry Lee Lewis 1935

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https://jerryleelewis.com/

There was the time he drove up to Graceland, drunk on liquor and high on pills, with a gun on his dashboard, demanding that Elvis come down from the house on the hill to prove who the real king was.

“I said, ‘Elvis, I’m going to ask you one thing before we part company here. If you die, do you think you’d go to heaven or hell?’ And he got real red in the face, and then he got real white in the face, and he said, ‘Jerry Lee, don’t you ever say that to me agin.’

But Elvis wasn’t the only one who thought about hell? Lewis nods. “I was always worried whether I was going to heaven or hell,” he concedes. “I still am. I worry about it before I go to bed; it’s a very serious situation. I mean you worry, when you breathe your last breath, where are you going to go?”

Maybe it wasn’t the music itself but the lifestyle he thought was ungodly. “Well, I don’t know, I done the best I could,” Lewis says.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/aug/08/jerry-lee-lewis-interview-heaven-hell

*Before you go to bed tonight, ask yourself if you were to take your last breathe, would you go to heaven or hell.

MONEY

Kevin Durant 1988 (Easy Money Sniper)

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https://kevindurant.com/

Isn’t taking less and prioritizing winning what we want athletes to do? Yes, he makes a lot off his shoe deal (and winning rings will help raise his and his shoe’s profile), but there’s a mindset among many elite players to squeeze every dollar they can get out of ownership. Durant didn’t.

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/08/10/kevin-durant-on-paycut-its-my-money-i-can-do-what-the-hell-i-want-with-it/

https://twitter.com/KDTrey5?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

*KD chose winning over money. Being happy over a bigger contract. And he’s done it again too. Which would you choose? More money of more happiness?

ENTERTAINMENT

Halsey 1994

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http://www.iamhalsey.com/

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

Janis Joplin wasn’t much of a singer now was she?

Exactly! I became a musician because I got so sick of sending people stuff I was writing and then having them scan it and be like, ‘Yeahhh, it looks good.’ No, fuck you. I want you to hear this from my voice. I want you to pay attention, so I’m going to sing it because you won’t shut it off.

https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/q-and-a/a28577/halsey-music-bipolar/

*Listen to Halsey – give her a chance and see what you think.

FOOD

George W. Jenkins 1907

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http://georgejenkinshs.com/

Today, Publix has grown from a single shop into a sprawling collection of more than 1,100 supermarkets that brought in $34 billion in 2016. The values and philosophies established by George Jenkins are still in place and serve as the foundation for our mission of being the premier quality food retailer in the world.

http://corporate.publix.com/about-publix/culture/history

*You might not live close to a Publix grocery store. They are famous for their “Pub Subs” – delicious subs overflowing with meat and toppings. Get a “Pub Sub” today or try to find one like it close to you.

SNUB – Andrew Dice Clay

Review –

  • Spend time with your family
  • Your Quit Day – kick a vice
  • Would you go to heaven or hell?
  • More money or more happiness?
  • Listen to Halsey
  • Get a Pub Sub

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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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