Look for the * for today’s advice.



George Patton 1885

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“By perseverance, study, and eternal desire, any man can become great.”

“Never stop being ambitious. You have but one life, live it to the fullest of glory and be willing to pay any price.”


*On this Veterans Day, listen to the words of General Patton to become great.


Demi Moore 1962

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The Demi Moore workout and diet are what she used to become G.I Jane. Transforming into Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil, the first female Navy SEAL, was not an easy task. The Demi Moore workout included real Navy SEAL training, combined with a lot of strength, cardio, and martial arts.

For G.I. Jane, the Demi Moore workout would start at 4:00 am.

  • 1 hour cardio on Treadmill (@2% Incline) with Abs Intervals
  • 1-2 hours weightlifting: Chest / Shoulders



*Get up at 4 am and try this Demi Moore – GI Jane workout. Watch the movie for motivation.


Abigail Adams 1744

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While Abigail was committed to her husband’s role in the new government, she wasn’t shy about her desires for the new nation either, asking her husband to “remember the ladies” in a letter writ-ten to John during the First Continental Congress:


*Support your souse but don’t be shy about your own desires today.


Leonardo DiCaprio 1974 – watch The Wolf of Wall Street

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Know What You Want
More than setting goals, look to the future and really figure out exactly what it is you want and how you can get there. Have a vision, an outcome in mind and let that steer your decisions. Belfort didn’t get rich “by accident” – he got rich “on purpose”.


*Know what you want.  Look to the future and figure out what you want and how you’re going to get there. Get rich “on purpose” – watch Leonardo DiCaprio win an Oscar in The Wolf of Wall Street for motivation.

Leonardo is a guy that we could have used for all the topics today. Check out his website for motivation for your mind, body, and soul.


Kurt Vonnegut 1922 – Read Slaughterhouse Five

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In an interview with Charlie Rose, Vonnegut discussed his grading system for his books (he also wrote about this system in Palm Sunday, a collection of his works published in 1981). He gave himself an A+ for his writing in Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five but wasn’t as generous with Happy Birthday, Wanda June or Slapstick, which both received Ds.




*This is my favorite book, so I intend to start rereading it every year on this day. You can watch the movie along with Lovely BonesGI Jane, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Good thing your day is starting at 4 am.


Stanley Tucci 1960 – Pan-Seared Loin of Venison with Red Wine, Juniper, and Redcurrant

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Deer can be so plentiful, but people are still wary of eating venison. If you are one of those people, you can substitute beef tenderloin here, but I would argue that venison has a richer, deeper flavor, not to mention being much leaner.

In The Tucci Table Stanley Tucci and his wife Felicity Blunt pay homage to his Italian heritage and her British roots as they share the recipes that have become staples in their own home.


Stanley Tucci and his wife Felicity Blunt couldn’t help but reveal some exciting news during a screening of Final Portrait in New York Thursday — they’re expecting!

Tucci, 57, has three other children from his previous marriage to social worker Kate Tucci: twins Nicolo and Isabel, 18, and Camilla, 15.



*Growing up in Western PA, I ate a lot of deer meat. I don’t think we called it venison much. Anyways, enjoy Stanley Tucci’s pan seared loin of venison while watching him almost win an Oscar in Lovely Bones.



The Wolf of Wall Street drinking game had to exist. There might not be another movie in existence that inspires it’s audience to want nothing more than to be rich as f*ck, living a life of luxury where you consume drugs and alcohol virtually all day, every day. Lets drink!


*Wash this whole day down with The Wolf of Wall Street Drinking Game.

SNUB – Calista Flockhart

Review –

  • Be inspired by George Patton
  • 4 am G.I. Jane workout
  • Don’t be shy about your own desires
  • Get rich “on purpose”
  • Start reading Slaughterhouse Five
  • Make Pan-Seared Loin of Venison

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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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