December 21

Look out for the * for today’s advice.



Emmanuel Macron 1977

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Keep going till you get desired results.

I kept trying, proposing, pushing… If you want to succeed, you cannot leave work half done….

– Emmanuel Macron –

*The year is almost over. Keep trying and pushing – don’t leave any of your work half done.


Jane Fonda 1937

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“The fitness industry has changed mightily. Fast bouncing and a lot of what we did back in the early 80s has gone out of favor. Core training is where it’s at and exercise physiology has made important strides in understanding what different bodies need for different purposes,”

*Do a Jane Fonda 1980s workout. Leg warmers are optional. Watch her win the Oscar in the movie Coming Home for motivation.


Kiefer Sutherland 1966

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“The times that I’ve made terrible mistakes as an actor have been when I’ve tried to do something that I thought someone else would like and it didn’t come from my heart,”

*Only do what comes from your heart today. Watch Kiefer Sutherland win a Golden Globe as the lead in 24 for inspiration.


Jeffrey Katzenberg 1950

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“So, if you can exceed the expectations of those people you’re in business with, almost every single time you will win.”


For the Love of Spock


Chicken Run


Shrek 2


*Always look to exceed expectations in all areas of life, but particularly in business.


Ray Romano 1957 – watch Everybody Loves Raymond

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For such a traditional sitcom, Raymond was intent on drilling down into its characters’ psyches and finding out why they were the way they were. It was a comedy, yes, with punchlines and setups and the like, but it had the feel of a really good stage comedy, one where the laughs are there to mask some degree of pain.

*Watch a few episodes of Everybody Love Raymond. Is it just me or was his wife a real bitch?


Samuel L. Jackson 1948

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Samuel L. Jackson intimidating someone while picking up their burger and taking a big juicy bite out of it is undoubtedly one of the best food scenes in cinema history. On top of being an insanely badass scene, that Big Kahuna Burger looks good enough to make anyone hungry for burgers (they’re the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast, after all).

*You’ve got lots of options today while enjoying this Big Kahuna Burger. Including watching 24, Everybody Loves Raymond, a Dreamworks movie or Pulp Fiction one more time before the end of the year.

SNUB – Chris Evert

Review –

  • Keep going till you get desired results
  • Jane Fonda workout
  • Only do what comes from your heart
  • Exceed expectations
  • Watch Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Make a Big Kahuna Burger


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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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