November 30

Look to the * for today’s advice.

SAMUEL CLEMENS DAY

MIND

Winston Churchill 1874

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https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/reference/websites/churchill-websites/

For a man who had teetered on the brink of bankruptcy in the 1930s, in debt to the tune of as much as $3.75 million in today’s money, a place in the cabinet also bought him precious time with his creditors. Eventually the government would even pick up a portion of his liquor bill.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/01/why-winston-churchill-was-so-bad-with-money/419094/

Supreme Confidence

Churchill thought very highly of himself. He believed he was destined for greatness. This belief guided his every action and decision in life. I’m not suggesting that everyone should believe they will lead their country to greatness. What can be taken from this is that you really need to have confidence in yourself and your abilities before anything else. You are the source of all your success, and if you don’t believe that you can achieve great things, then you won’t.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/lessons-in-manliness-from-winston-churchill/

*Have confidence in yourself and your abilities. You are the source of your success. Believe that you can achieve great things. Just don’t blow money like Winston Churchill. Or, you could have the utmost confidence that the money will return to you one day.

BODY

Kaley Cuoco 1985

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https://pagesix.com/2018/10/08/kaley-cuoco-is-the-total-opposite-of-her-big-bang-character/

There’s one glaring difference between Kaley Cuoco and her “Big Bang Theory” counterpart: the desire to have children. Cuoco, who is married to Karl Cook, says she wants to have children someday.

https://the-big-bang-theory.com/cast.Kaley/

“I tried spinning, I tried running, I tried yoga, I tried Pilates,” she tells WomensHealthMag.com in an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview at her cover shoot for our December issue. “I realized I don’t like running…I refuse to do it. I like spinning, so I try to mix that in. When I found hot yoga, I fell in love with it and was like, this is my thing.”

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/kaley-cuoco-december-issue

*Make hot yoga your thing today.

SOUL

Mark Twain 1835

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https://www.cmgww.com/historic/twain/

On Nov. 30, 1835, the small town of Florida, Mo. witnessed the birth of its most famous son. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was welcomed into the world as the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. Little did John and Jane know, their son Samuel would one day be known as Mark Twain – America’s most famous literary icon.

https://www.marktwainmuseum.org/

http://www.marktwainproject.org/

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/mark-twain

Always do what is right.

“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” ~ Mark Twain

https://www.purposefairy.com/78076/35-life-changing-lessons-to-learn-from-mark-twain/

*Gratify and astound mankind by always doing what is right.

MONEY

Dick Clark 1929

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https://www.dickclark.com/

“He had this never-give-up attitude. He was a great salesperson and a task master,”

At one point, he hosted shows on all three major TV networks- “the $20,000 Pyramid” on ABC, “Live Wednesday” on CBS and “TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes” on NBC.

Clark learned early to branch out.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dick-clarks-fortune-set-at-hundreds-of-millions/

*Branch out. The proper way of saying “hustle”. Few hustled like Dick Clark and that’s what made him hundreds of millions of dollars.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ben Stiller 1965 – watch The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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https://www.thestillerfoundation.org/

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

I never have felt comfortable having a foundation named after me. Originally I asked if we could call it the LeBron James Foundation, or the Brad Pitt Foundation, since I thought that would get a lot more people to donate money. I was told I could get sued if I did that. So I went with the Stiller Foundation, since the point is to try to get as much or as little attention for this cause as my name could muster.

The Stiller Foundation is working to build more schools, to give more children the chance to realize their potential. You can help by visiting the Support section of the website. Get involved, donate, check out our “gear”. It will all go to funding our programs and supporting the children of Haiti.

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Life-Walter-Mitty/dp/B00H7KJRVY

Let Yourself Go A Little

One of the most important lessons we can learn from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is to just let go of our natural instincts and emotions, to do things that we wouldn’t normally think of doing.

Try to let go of yourself every now and again, and don’t over-think certain situations.

https://wealthygorilla.com/lessons-secret-life-of-walter-mitty/

*Let yourself go and watch The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

FOOD

Bo Jackson 1962 – Bo Jackson’s shrimp burgers with mayo and caper sauce

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

Bo Jackson, the world’s greatest living athlete, and the only man to be an All-Star in baseball and a Pro Bowler in football, now has a confession to make.

If Bo knew back in his playing days what he knows now:

Bo never would have won a Heisman Trophy at Auburn. Bo never would have been inducted into the college football Hall of Fame. Bo never would have worn a Los Angeles Raiders uniform. Bo never would have trampled Brian Bosworth on Monday Night Football. And Bo never would have suffered the dislocated left hip that ended his football career.

“If I knew back then what I know now,’’ Jackson tells USA TODAY Sports, “I would have never played football.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2017/01/12/bo-jackson-football-cte-mlb/96492338/

https://bojacksonsignaturefoods.com/blogs/cooking-tips/bo-jacksons-shrimp-burgers-w-mayo-caper-sauce

https://bojacksonsignaturefoods.com/products/bo-jacksons-shrimp-sliders

*Order Bo Jackson’s shrimp sliders and use them to make his shrimp burgers with mayo and caper sauce.

SNUB – Chrissy Teigen

Review –

  • Have confidence in your abilities
  • Hot Yoga
  • Always do what is right
  • Branch out
  • Watch The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Make Bo Jackson’s shrimp burgers with mayo and caper sauce

November 29

Look for the * for today’s advice.

ENTER SANDMAN DAY

MIND

Louisa May Alcott 1832

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http://www.louisamayalcott.org/

Did you know that Louisa May Alcott…

Was home-schooled in literature by Ralph Waldo Emerson?

Accompanied Henry David Thoreau on his famous nature walks?

Knew Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, William Lloyd Garrison, and every leader of the antislavery movement? Her family hosted John Brown’s widow and boarded his daughter after his execution.

http://www.alcottfilm.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Little-Women-Louisa-May-Alcott/dp/1503280292

*A great DYK for you to use today with coworkers and family. Start reading Little Women.

BODY

Russell Wilson 1988

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

He believes in things with a zealot’s certainty — God, corporations, his talent, Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” etc. The interception he threw a yard short of his second Super Bowl championship? Before he got to the sideline, God told him that it was part of His plan. The public announcement that he was practicing abstinence with slinky pop singer Ciara? Russell Wilson was put here to guide her to a better place.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-sports/russell-wilson-the-chosen-one-50937/

Wilson lifts weights four days per week. His sessions are split up into two speed days and two strength days. The speed days focus on variants of Olympic weightlifting exercises that develop power—this aids Wilson in running, cutting, and scrambling in the pocket.

http://www.mensfitness.com/training/workout-routines/russell-wilsons-football-workout

*Do Russell Wilson’s Olympic weightlifting exercises today to develop power. It is God’s will.

SOUL

CS Lewis 1898

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http://www.cslewis.com/us/

https://www.amazon.com/Mere-Christianity-Journal-C-Lewis/dp/0060727659

In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together.

https://www.amazon.com/Mere-Christianity-Lewis-Signature-Classics-ebook/dp/B002BD2UR0

“You Don’t Have a Soul”: C.S. Lewis Never Said It

https://mereorthodoxy.com/you-dont-have-a-soul-cs-lewis-never-said-it/

*Order Mere Christianity and the journal that goes with it as a perfect guide for further meditation and discussion.

MONEY

Mariano Rivera 1969

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https://www.mlb.com/news/richard-justice-mariano-rivera-should-be-first-unanimous-hall-of-fame-inductee/c-62129386

Mo should be first unanimous Hall of Fame inductee

Would be a fitting tribute for legendary closer, who has been nearly perfect

https://twitter.com/marianorivera?lang=en

Mariano Rivera will go down in baseball history as the greatest closer to ever play the game. That distinction, along with playing for the Yankees and their deep pockets, helped Rivera earn $169.6 million in his career.

http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-mariano-rivera-made-more-that-160-million-in-his-career-2013-9

*When you create value, you will be compensated accordingly. IF you are with the right company.

ENTERTAINMENT

Don Cheadle 1964 – watch Hotel Rwanda

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/apr/02/has-to-be-hot-don-cheadle-miles-davis-miles-ahead

“I don’t have an entourage, I don’t have bodyguards, I don’t have security. I don’t have any of that shit. If I’m at the store, I’m at the store. It’s just me. If I go to play poker in Commerce [a small town south of Los Angeles] or something, it’s just me. That’s disarming to people, too, in a way. First of all, they’re like, ‘Eh? Bullshit. That’s not him, because he wouldn’t be here sitting at a table by himself.’ And then, once they realise who I am, they’re like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ Then, after a while, it’s like, ‘Oh, you’re just a dude sitting here playing cards like I am.’ I would feel weirder doing the other thing.”

http://notonourwatchproject.org/

https://www.amazon.com/Hotel-Rwanda-Don-Cheadle/dp/B0007R4T3U

In “The Screwtape Letters,” C.S. Lewis said, “In peace we can make many ignore good and evil entirely; in danger, the issue is forced upon them in a guise to which even we cannot blind them. There is here a cruel dilemma before us. If we promoted justice and charity among men, we should be playing directly into the Enemy’s hands; but if we guide them to the opposite behaviour, this sooner or later produces (for He permits it to produce) a war or a revolution, and the undisguisable issue of cowardice or courage awakes thousands of men from moral stupor.”

Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle) is a man who has been cruelly awakened.  Like most people, he has trouble fathoming just how cruel man can be, but he discovers this when the president of Rwanda is assassinated, and marauding soldiers take to the streets at the maniacal urgings of Hutu Power Radio.  Soon, the machete-wielding soldiers are killing every Tutsi in sight.

https://www.crosswalk.com/culture/movies/great-moral-value-in-sobering-hotel-rwanda-1314694.html

*Watch Don Cheadle win an Oscar in Hotel Rwanda – even if some scenes are hard to watch.

FOOD

Chadwick Boseman 1977 – Wakandan Jeweled Vegetable Pilau with Berbere Braised Lamb

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

Chadwick Boseman is no stranger to playing real-life superheroes. From funk icon James Brown to baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the talented actor isn’t afraid to honor prominent figures by taking on their very being.

Boseman does just that in new film Marshall, but almost turned down the opportunity for fear of being locked in a biopic box, according to Essence.

https://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/chadwick-boseman-marshall

https://movies.disney.com/black-panther

‘Wakanda is colourful, it’s teaming with life, teaming with potential. Wakanda is a dream. Black Panther has turned the world’s eye to Africa in a positive way. ‘In the past we haven’t seen proper representation of African cuisine in the mainstream media, and this is one of the ways why food is so important… it’s a representation of a people.’

And the dish, Wakandan Jeweled Vegetable Pilau With Berbere Braised Lamb, is certainly a colourful foodie dream..

https://metro.co.uk/2018/03/06/black-panther-fans-can-now-dine-on-king-tchallas-native-cuisine-thanks-to-one-marvel-comic-book-writer-7365926/

https://tasty.co/recipe/wakandan-jeweled-vegetable-pilau-with-berbere-braised-lamb

*Watch Black Panther after making the national dish of Wakanda.

SNUB – Anna Faris

Review –

  • Start reading Little Women
  • Olympic weightlifting
  • Order Mere Christianity
  • Create value within the right company
  • Watch Hotel Rwanda
  • Make the national dish of Wakanda

 

November 28

Look for the * for today’s advice.

THANKSGIVING DAY (2019)

MIND

William Blake 1757

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http://www.blakearchive.org/

From early childhood, Blake spoke of having visions—at four he saw God “put his head to the window”; around age nine, while walking through the countryside, he saw a tree filled with angels. Although his parents tried to discourage him from “lying,” they did observe that he was different from his peers and did not force him to attend conventional school. He learned to read and write at home.

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/william-blake

*Going to school does not mean that you are being educated. Go on a walk through the countryside today and notice what you see.

BODY

Summer Rae 1983

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https://www.wwe.com/superstars/summer-rae

https://twitter.com/daniellemoinet?lang=en

I lift four days a week, and on my fifth day I do HIIT if I have time. I try to do intense cardio twice a week, but because of my schedule I sometimes have to do it on a lift day. SoulCycle is my new favourite! I’m pretty obsessed with it, as we just got it in Chicago. I love the positivity in the class and the loud music. If I’m going to do cardio like that for an hour, I need someone yelling at me and pushing me!

http://www.ironmanmag.com.au/training/training-tips/1010-summer-raes-fitness-and-diet-secrets

What Is The Best HIIT Workout?

No matter if your goal is fat loss, muscle gain, or athletic performance, high-intensity interval training can help you nail it. Here are complete workout programs for each goal!

https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/what-is-the-best-hiit-workout.html

*See which HIIT workout is best for your fitness goals and execute it. Or another SoulCycle class.

SOUL

Berry Gordy Jr. 1929

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https://www.motownmuseum.org/story/berry-gordy/

As a young black man working in often inhospitable times, Gordy endeavored to reach across the racial divide with music that could touch all people, regardless of the color of their skin. Under his tutelage, Motown became a model of black capitalism, pride and self-expression and a repository for some of the greatest talent ever assembled at one company.

https://rockhall.com/inductees/berry_gordy_jr/bio/

https://www.slacker.com/station/55-best-motown-songs

*Listen to Motown music all day. It’s good for the soul.

MONEY

Jon Stewart 1962

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http://money.com/money/3982267/jon-stewart-5-best-money-moments/

In one of the most buzzed about segments of the past few years (at least in journalism circles), Stewart took financial network CNBC to task for often giving bad on-air advice and for giving a free pass to Wall Street during the height of the financial crisis. “If I had only followed CNBC’s advice, I’d have a million dollars today,” Stewart said, “provided I started with a hundred million dollars.”

This came in response to the infamous—and highly entertaining—rant by CNBC personality Rick Santelli, who called foreclosed homeowners “losers” in a segment and chastised them for not exhibiting what he deemed an appropriate level of personal responsibility.

*Use caution when taking financial advice.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ed Harris 1950 – watch Pollock

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https://www.goldderby.com/article/2018/ed-harris-movies-15-greatest-films-ranked-worst-to-best-news-175396084/

  1. ‘Pollock’ (2000)
    For Harris, “Pollock” represents the culmination of a 10 year labor of love. After reading a biography about American abstract painter Jackson Pollock, the actor decided to both play the lead and make the film his directorial debut. His passion for the project is evident in every frame, particularly in his towering performance as the tortured, brilliant artist. Though he made a name for himself in the Postwar New York art scene, Pollock was unable to conquer his alcoholism, and his life ended in a drunk driving accident. Yet “Pollock” is not a grim portrait of addiction, but instead a lively tribute to a creative and complicated individual. A great deal of the film, in fact, is dedicated to Pollock’s painting, all of which Harris did himself. Marcia Gay Hardenwon an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for playing Lee Krasner, Pollock’s long-suffering wife. Harris contended as Best Actor, but lost to Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

https://www.amazon.com/Pollock-Ed-Harris/dp/B0041MXH8K

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: “Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?”

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pollock/

*Watch Ed Harris almost win an Oscar for his role as Jackson Pollock.

FOOD

Judd Nelson 1959 – Breakfast Club sandwich

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https://www.amazon.com/Breakfast-Club-Emilio-Estevez/dp/078322687X

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/breakfast-club

You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.

https://www.fastcompany.com/3042477/dont-you-forget-about-how-deep-the-breakfast-club-really-is

*Listen to some Motown while making this Breakfast Club sandwich and enjoy eating it while watching The Breakfast Club. It may inspire you to make a sugar and cereal sandwich for dessert.

SNUB – Trey Songz

Review –

  • Go on a walk through the countryside and notice what you see
  • HIIT or SoulCycle
  • Listen to Motown music
  • Use caution when taking financial advice.
  • Watch Pollock
  • Make a Breakfast Club sandwich

November 27

Look for the * for today’s advice.

DID I DO THAT DAY

MIND

Bill Nye 1955

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https://www.billnye.com/

HOME DEMOS > LIFE SCIENCE

Next time you start staring at yourself in the mirror, try a little science at the same time. Here’s an experiment that shows how your brain works with what you see

https://www.billnye.com/home-demos/mirror-mirror

He’s not making his popular children’s science show anymore, but Bill Nye the Science Guy is still making a public impact by going after pseudoscience and science denial. He’s railed against the idea of teaching creationism in public schools, and he’s come to the defense of climate science and vaccines.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/03/03/proof-hes-the-science-guy-bill-nye-is-changing-his-mind-about-gmos/

*Try several “Home Demos: Experiments You Should Try at Home” from Bill Nye’s website.

BODY

Bruce Lee 1940

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

Through a number of educational and social initiatives, the Bruce Lee Foundation encourages people to strive for honest self-expression in alignment with their mind, body, and spirit. Consistent with Bruce Lee’s innate belief, we know that we can impact the world by giving people permission to follow their dreams, in harmony with their community.

https://www.brucelee.com/

Kicks:

  • Side Kick
  • Hook Kick
  • Spin Kick
  • Rear and Front Thrust
  • Heel Kick

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/getting-fit-and-strong-the-bruce-lee-way.htm

*Strive for honest self-expression in alignment with your mind, body, and spirit by doing Bruce Lee’s kicks workout.

SOUL

Caroline Kennedy 1957 – Her dad was killed just 5 days before her 6th birthday.

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https://www.jfklibrary.org/About-Us/JFK-Library-Foundation/Board-of-Directors/Caroline-Kennedy.aspx

New U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy is known in Japan as a glamorous appointment who carries political clout, but her new role is also likely to highlight the advocacy and nonprofit work for which she is prominent in her home country.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/18/national/politics-diplomacy/kennedys-nonprofit-efforts-seen-as-asset/#.W_LDV-hKjIU

What do you wish for your children?
I hope that they’ll find people that they love, and work that they find compelling, and that they’re able to make the world around them better for everyone living in it.

http://parade.com/118885/dotsonrader/caroline-kennedy/

*Strive to be what Caroline Kennedy wants for her children – find someone that you love, find work that is compelling, and make the world around you better for everyone living in it.

MONEY

Konosuke Matsushita 1894

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kluQaK4-C7g

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

“Our mission as a manufacturer is to create material abundance by providing goods as plentifully and inexpensively as tap water. This is how we can banish poverty, bring happiness to people’s lives, and make this world a better place.”

http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/history/konosuke-matsushita/story1-01.html

*Does your job or business bring happiness to people’s lives and make this world a better place? If not, this is what you must strive to create for yourself, your family, and society.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jimi Hendrix 1942

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https://www.jimihendrix.com/

“Jimi was at his best when the fame never got in the way of the music,” says Etchingham, “and at his worst when the fame took over, when people who hardly knew him suddenly became his best friends.” “He had this thing,” says Altham, “of not being able to say no to people – and this became a problem.”

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/aug/08/jimi-hendrix-40th-anniversary-death

*Say “no” to people today. Tell them you’re going home to listen to Jimi.

FOOD

Jaleel White 1976 – chocolate souffle and a glass of wine

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

http://jaleelwhite.com/

White credits his role as Steve Urkel for developing life skills that helped him transition into an adult actor. “I learned to be on time because otherwise you could miss a major opportunity,” the actor says. “Also, it’s important to live a balanced life, stay healthy, and not waste your money on things like $8 lattes. I am so wildly different from the character that I’ve played, but the role taught me to take everything in stride.”

https://www.rd.com/advice/work-career/jaleel-white-steve-urkel/

Do you have a guilty pleasure food?

JW: Soufflés in the middle of the night … I will get in my car and get a chocolate soufflé at midnight, and a glass of wine, and remind myself that most of my troubles are just in my mind.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/shows/2015/09/qa-with-competitor-jaleel-white-worst-cooks-in-america-celebrity-edition

https://www.marthastewart.com/868486/chocolate-souffle

Wine Pairing Suggestion:

This chocolate souffle pairs perfectly with our Handcraft Petite Sirah – a wonderful, fruit-forward wine where you will taste jam from beginning to end.

https://churchstreetwineshoppe.com/as-seen-in/chocolate-souffle-with-wine-pairing/

*Urkel would not lead you astray. End your day with this chocolate souffle and a glass of Petite Sirah. Do NOT get an $8 latte.

SNUB – Manolo Blahnik

Review –

  • Bill Nye’s home experiments
  • Bruce Lee kicks workout
  • Find true love, compelling work, and make the world better
  • Make sure your business makes the world a better place
  • Listen to Jimi Hendrix 
  • Chocolate souffle and a glass of Petite Sirah

 

November 26

Look to the * for today’s advice.

REACH THAT FEELING OF CONTENTMENT DAY

MIND

DJ Khaled 1975

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

YOU hold the key to success.

As DJ Khaled often says, “it’s a cold world out there. Bundle up.” A lot of people do not want you to succeed, but you have the ability to! YOU are in control of your life and YOU hold your key to success. Sure, everyone has a plan set for them and often we are not sure what it is. By working hard, enjoying life and doing your best all of the time, there is no doubt that you will find success. The amount you get out of anything is determined by the amount you put in. Hard work and pursuit of the path for your life will unlock many doors for you.

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/put-passion-over-pressure

*Pursue the path for your life. Work hard. Enjoy life. Do your best.

BODY

Rita Ora 1990

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https://ritaora.com/

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

“I do circuit training. I usually work out for one or two hours, depending on how much time I have. I do three circuits and repeat that three times. I mostly focus on my thighs and my bum, so I do a lot of squats and weight lifting. And I do one circuit of cardio. What I’ve learned is that you can take your time with training. You don’t have to beat yourself up as long as you get in the workouts that you need. I used to push myself until I felt sick. But I’m approaching it differently now. I enjoy working out. And I like the aftermath—that feeling of contentment.”

https://www.shape.com/celebrities/videos/how-rita-ora-completely-revamped-her-workout-and-eating-plan

*Complete Rita Ora’s circuit training with lots of squats, weight lifting, and cardio. Take your time but get your workout in so you can get that feeling of contentment. Listen to her music for motivation.

SOUL

Sarah Grimke 1792

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https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sarah-Grimke

The Grimke family attended the Episcopal Church, where Sarah read Bible stories to slave children. From the time she was twelve years old, she also spent her Sunday afternoons teaching Bible classes to the young slaves on the family plantation. While she wanted desperately to teach them to read the scripture for themselves, her parents admonished her that teaching slaves to read had been against the law in South Carolina since 1740.

http://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2013/03/sarah-grimke.html

*Just because something is against the law, it doesn’t make it wrong. Read Bible stories to any children that you can today.

MONEY

Rich Little 1938

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https://twitter.com/the_rich_little?lang=en

Rich notes that in his heyday, he could fill the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and earn up to $50,000 per week.  Much of that he put into real estate in the 1970s.  “I invested in a lot of buildings, condos and stuff like that,” he said. “And that was great for a while but then everything started getting older, which meant earthquake, fire and all kinds of other insurance, so I sold off my portion and put most of my money into government bonds.”

“It was a great move for me and has left me in pretty good shape… living off interest and dividends and not touching the principal.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlaura/2013/08/06/rich-little-impersonating-retirement/#3a92edcd4177

Most government bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, meaning that default is extremely unlikely and would really only occur if the U.S. government could not print additional money to pay off its debt. For this reason, T-Notes, for example, are generally considered risk-free investments and benchmarks against which other investments are compared.

https://investinganswers.com/financial-dictionary/bonds/government-bond-5780

*Imitate Rich Little and put your money in government bonds today.

ENTERTAINMENT

Tina Turner 1939

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http://www.tinaturnerofficial.com/

It was 1985, not quite a decade after she left Ike for good, when she met her current husband, Erwin Bach. Sixteen years her junior, the sparks flew immediately.

“I was kind of naughty in those early days,” Turner, now 78, writes. “One night I said to myself, I’m just going to ask him. I looked at him — so handsome in his Lacoste shirt, jeans, and loafers without socks — and whispered, ‘Erwin, when you come to America, I want you to make love to me.’ He just looked at me, as if he couldn’t believe his ears. I couldn’t believe what I said either!”

https://people.com/music/tina-turner-health-crisis-kidney-transplant-husband-donor/

I may not be able to get that class, because I didn’t act my life, I lived it. I am Tina Turner. I am raunchy. But I know I’m a lady and that deep inside of me there’s a craving for class.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/tina-turner-queen-of-rock-roll-190581/

*Show some class today and listen to Tina Turner.

FOOD

Charles Schulz 1922 – Charlie Brownies

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https://www.peanuts.com/

It really was a dark and stormy night. On February 12, 2000, Charles Schulz—who had single-handedly drawn some 18,000 Peanuts comic strips, who refused to use assistants to ink or letter his comics, who vowed that after he quit, no new Peanuts strips would be made—died, taking to the grave, it seemed, any further adventures of the gang.

Hours later, his last Sunday strip came out with a farewell: “Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy … How can I ever forget them.” By then, Peanuts was carried by more than 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries and read by some 300 million people. It had been going for five decades. Robert Thompson, a scholar of popular culture, called it “arguably the longest story told by a single artist in human history.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/11/the-exemplary-narcissism-of-snoopy/407827/

https://people.com/food/peanuts-cookbook-release-date-charlie-brownies-recipe/

https://www.diffordsguide.com/cocktails/recipe/1838/snoopy

https://www.tvguide.com/news/how-to-watch-a-charlie-brown-thanksgiving-2018/

https://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Brown-Christmas-Ann-Altieri/dp/B001K2JE9K

*Enjoy these Charlie Brownies and wash them down with a Snoopy while watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

SNUB – Shawn Kemp

Review –

  • Pursue the path for your life
  • Circuit training
  • Read Bible stories to children
  • Invest in government bonds
  • Listen to Tina Turner
  • Make Charlie Brownies

November 25

Look for the * for today’s advice.

SALUTE SOMEBODY’S CASKET DAY

MIND

John F. Kennedy Jr. 1960 – his dad was killed just 3 days before his 3rd birthday.

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https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jfk-jr-killed-in-plane-crash

“When John was a student at Brown and wanted to take flying lessons, Jackie extracted a promise from him that he would never pilot his own plane,” Klein wrote. “‘Please don’t do it,’ Jackie told John, according to a friend. ‘Don’t we have enough deaths in the family from plane accidents?’ “

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/03/carole-radziwill-jfk-jr-carolyn-bessette

Don’t always talk to fill in awkward silences — Berman had a habit of running his mouth when he was nervous. “Don’t feel like you have to say something, Matt,” Kennedy told him.

“Be mysterious: let people wonder.”

https://nypost.com/2014/05/20/six-life-lessons-learned-from-jfk-jr/

*Be mysterious today. Don’t feel like you have to say something. Cherish awkward silence and let people wonder.

BODY

Joe DiMaggio 1914 – yes, JFK’s son and Marilyn Monroe’s husband share a birthday

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https://www.jdch.com/

https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/dimaggio-joe

Throughout all of Joe’s successes, he remained introspective and modest, yet he was a strong leader, guiding the Yankees to a total of nine world championships. In addition to being a consummate team leader, Joe was known for his gracefulness—his classic swing, wide stance, short stride and powerful wrists. He had perfect positioning on the field and had a way of making the toughest plays look easy.

http://www.joedimaggio.com/

*Go to the batting cages and work on a classic swing, wide stance, short stride, and powerful wrists. Try to get 56 hits in a row.

SOUL

Amy Grant 1960

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https://www.facebook.com/amygrant/

“A conversation I had with my mother a couple of months before she died helped set the direction for this record,” says Grant, whose mother passed away in April 2011. “Mom had a lifelong curiosity that kept her young at heart even when her mind was failing. One night, when I stopped by to visit her on my way to my bus to drive to a concert, she was surprised to discover that I was a singer ‘Oh you sing?’ she asked. I said, ‘Yes ma’am. I sing,’ She asked, ‘what kind of songs do you sing?’ I was explaining what I sang to her and she asked if she could get on the bus and go with me. She was frail and clearly wearing out and I said, ‘Not this time.’ She said, ‘Well if I can’t go, do me a favor. When you get on stage, sing something that matters.’”

http://amygrant.com/about/

*When you do speak today, say something that matters. Listen to Amy Grant for inspiration.

MONEY

Andrew Carnegie 1835

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http://time.com/money/3977798/the-10-richest-people-of-all-time-2/

Wealth: $372 billion

Rockefeller gets all the press, but Andrew Carnegie may be the richest American of all time. The Scottish immigrant sold his company, U.S. Steel, to J.P. Morgan for $480 million in 1901. That sum equates to about slightly over 2.1% of U.S. GDP at the time, giving Carnegie economic power equivalent to $372 billion in 2014.

https://www.carnegie.org/interactives/foundersstory/#!/

Always Be on the Lookout for Opportunities, and When One Arises, Grab It

Carnegie’s boss had to make out some bills, and since he didn’t have a clerk, he asked Andrew to do it. He performed the task well, and his appreciative employer kept finding Carnegie odd jobs to keep him from having to work on the steam engine.

To Carnegie this was just the first step in his pursuit of better prospects, and he took it upon himself to prepare for the next opportunity that might open up:

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/03/28/andrew-carnegie-financial-lessons/

*Your current job may be just the first step in your pursuit of better prospects. You’ll stay in this job forever, if you are not on the lookout for a better opportunity and grabbing it.

ENTERTAINMENT

Christina Applegate 1971 – watch Hall Pass

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https://twitter.com/1capplegate?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“I’ve been working since I was 13 completely straight without a break,” she said.

Now the 46-year-old actress and breast cancer survivor is finally taking a moment to herself, staying out the spotlight and focusing on raising her 7-year-old daughter Sadie.

Looking back on her career, she said that the toughest lesson was “learning to say no.”

“I spent a lot of years yes-ing. [I was] such a people pleaser,” she explained.

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/christina-applegate-reflects-toughest-lesson-shes-learn/story?id=56705036

https://www.warnerbros.com/hall-pass

Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate have both worked with Jennifer Aniston.

Sudeikis has worked with Aniston in four movies, one of the most notable being We’re The Millers, while Applegate has played the part of her sister on the show Friends.

https://www.tvovermind.com/10-things-didnt-know-movie-hall-pass/

*Watch Hall Pass with the one you love – discuss possibilities afterwards.

FOOD

Joey Chestnut 1983

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https://twitter.com/joeyjaws?lang=en

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time.

http://www.espn.com/moresports/story/_/id/23998448/joey-chestnut-eats-record-74-hot-dogs-nathan-famous-hot-dog-eating-contest

http://www.nathansfamous.com/

*Eat as many Nathan’s hot dogs as you can today.

SNUB – Donovan McNabb

Review –

  • Be mysterious
  • Work on a classic swing at the batting cages
  • Say something that matters
  • Be on the lookout for opportunities
  • Watch Hall Pass
  • Eat as many Nathan’s hot dogs as you can

November 24

Look for the * for today’s advice.

THE BIG O DAY

MIND

Zachary Taylor 1784

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/zachary-taylor/

Zachary Taylor’s sudden death shocked the nation. After attending Fourth of July orations for most of the day, Taylor walked along the Potomac River before returning to the White House. Hot and tired, he drank iced water and consumed large quantities of cherries and other fruits. The President suffered severe stomach pains for the next five days. Diagnosed as suffering from “cholera morbus” by his physicians, Taylor ate slivers of ice for relief until his body began rejecting fluids. At about ten in the morning on July 9, 1850, Taylor called his wife to him and asked her not to weep, saying: “I have always done my duty, I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me.”

https://millercenter.org/president/taylor/death-of-the-president

So Ol’ Rough and Ready was re-interred to rest in peace with the knowledge that, whatever we conclude about life, death is like a bowl of cherries.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/02/the-bug-that-poisoned-the-president/#.VzM0VIQrLcs

*Do your duty in life. Be ready to die. Make it so your only regret is for the friends that you leave behind. Earn the nickname “Ol’ Rough and Ready.”

BODY

Oscar Robertson 1938

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http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/oscar-robertson/

Long before there were Michael and Magic, there was “The Big O.” Before Jordan and Johnson redefined the role of a guard, Oscar Robertson defined it.

Long before they knew what to call a triple-double, Robertson averaged it over an entire season.

http://www.espn.com/classic/biography/s/Robertson_Oscar.html

What is the best exercise for increasing jumping ability? —

Leg presses are one answer. Or any form of exercise that makes your legs push more than your body weight. I would not have younger players lift free weights because their joints and connective tissue are not yet fully formed. One of the best ways to develop jumping ability is simply to jump a lot. Vertical leap is important, but not as important in rebounding or shooting as timing and the quickness necessary to get good position or get open for shots.

http://www.thebigo.com/Questions-Quiz/questions1.php

*Legs workout today with a focus on the leg press. Play basketball – get a triple double.

SOUL

William F. Buckley Jr. 1925

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https://www.heritage.org/conservatism/commentary/the-legacy-william-f-buckley-jr

He was reluctant to provide a final definition of conservatism, but he offered himself as a definition, admitting he was dependent on human freedom, not as an end, but as a means — to “live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.”

https://www.nationalreview.com/

*You have the freedom as a means to live your life as an obedient man – obedient to God.

MONEY

Dale Carnegie 1888

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https://www.dalecarnegie.com/en

Course Overview

Strategic planning is more than just a list of short-term deliverables and activities; it aligns short-term objectives to long-term success, and challenges our day-to-day way of thinking.

Dale Carnegie was the author of ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People,’ one of the best-selling self-help books of all time.

https://www.biography.com/people/dale-carnegie-9238769

https://www.yourcoach.be/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Dale-Carnegie-How-to-win-friends-and-influence-people.pdf

*Take a financial online course from dalecarnegie.com

ENTERTAINMENT

Scott Joplin 1868

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https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200035815

Joplin’s life spanned the unsettled post-Civil War years through much of World War I. His music embraced aspects of African-American popular heritage that thrived during that critical period; however, it also embraces elements from his formal musical training.

https://www.scottjoplin.org/joplin-biography.html

There is no question as to Joplin’s greatness, his talent, his importance in the history of ragtime and American music overall.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Joplin/

*Listen to the “King of Ragtime” Scott Joplin’s music today.

FOOD

Katherine Heigl 1978 – brie tomato pasta

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

https://thoseheavenlydays.com/

“Bride of Chucky” was the better received, both critically and commercially. Playing opposite Brad Dourif as the infamous plastic doll Chucky and his girlfriend Tiffany played by Jennifer Tilly, Heigl’s teenage newlywed character soon becomes an unwitting accomplice to the evil duo’s plans to regain human form.

http://www.kheigl.com/biography/

https://www.today.com/recipes/katherine-heigls-brie-tomato-pasta-t20476

https://www.uphe.com/movies/knocked-up

*Listen to Scott Joplin while making Katherine Heigl’s brie tomato pasta. Enjoy eating it while watching her in Knocked Up – just don’t have a mouth full during the delivery scene.

SNUB – Ted Bundy

Review –

  • Do your duty in life
  • Leg workout
  • Live your life obedient to God
  • Take a financial online course
  • Listen to Scott Joplin
  • Make brie tomato pasta