October 3

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic 1981

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Use elaborate metaphors to make your point

Problems at work? Don’t make excuses for your under par performance – employ a creative/humorous/arrogant metaphor to explain why you have failed to do precisely anything your boss asked you to do.

Like Zlatan at Barcelona.

“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari you put premium fuel in the tank, you drive on to the motorway and you floor the accelerator.


*Use this exact metaphor with your boss today.


Gwen Stefani 1969

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She recently said she doesn’t care for yoga or Pilates, but prefers traditionally male oriented weightlifting and boxing.



*Listen to some No Doubt and Gwen Stefani while lifting, then do a boxing workout.


Gore Vidal 1925

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Counterpoint to his darker side, Mewshaw tells how Vidal—an otherwise barbed tongue who once said, “Every time a friend succeeds, a little bit of me dies”—had a soul. He often helped others on the sly without drawing attention to himself.


*Help a friend today, without them knowing who did it.


Al Sharpton 1954

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Fortunately for Mr. Sharpton and others who owe taxes, the IRS isn’t too efficient. In fact, a recent government report says the IRS flubs 57% of tax collections.

One other big lesson from Mr. Sharpton? Records.

Keeping good records can help you in a tax controversy. In fact, good records can help keep you out of tax trouble in the first place. Does the IRS care about record keeping? Yes.



*Keep good records and don’t be afraid to question the IRS.


Alicia Vikander 1988 – watch The Danish Girl

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If there was any early obstacle, it may have been Alicia’s coloring: She is not the ice sculpture that Hollywood often imagines for its Nordics. Again and again, she has been asked to wear long sleeves and SPF 100 in order to help the makeup department conjure the desired pallor. “Two years of films where I had to be white as a ghost,” she says now, laughing. “But I’m a real Swede! In fact, I’m a quarter Finnish. Here I go, exploding stereotypes.”


Love knows no boundaries.

Despite the turn of events, Gerda still loves both Einar and Lili, and tries with all her might to accept what was happening to her husband.


*Watch Alicia Vikander win an Oscar in The Danish Girl.


Fred DeLuca 1947 – foot long sub from Subway

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DeLuca co-founded the hugely successfully chain at 17 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with Peter Buck in 1965. Since then, Subway has grown to over 42,000 outlets worldwide. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported that the company had surpassed McDonald’s in terms of outlets. The company’s success continued with the $5 foot long, though a bizarre lawsuit in 2012 famously claimed the sandwiches weren’t really a one foot in length.


*Your choice – you can go healthy (no cheese or mayo on wheat) or splurge with a meatball sub, add cheese, mayo, and bacon. If you go healthy, have a Danish for dessert.

Don’t be like Jared.

SNUB – A$AP Rocky

Review –

  • Use an elaborate metaphor
  • Lifting and boxing
  • Help a friend without them knowing it
  • Keep good records of your money
  • Watch The Danish Girl
  • Eat at Subway