January 17

DOLFIEST DAY OF THE YEAR

MIND

Benjamin Franklin 1706

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Franklin developed and committed himself to a personal improvement program that consisted of living 13 virtues. The 13 virtues were:

  1. “TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.”
  2. “SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.”
  3. “ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.”
  4. “RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.”
  5. “FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.”
  6. “INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.”
  7. “SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.”
  8. “JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.”
  9. “MODERATION. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.”
  10. “CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.”
  11. “TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.”
  12. “CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.”
  13. “HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.”

*Keep track throughout the day and see if you can attain moral perfection (in the eyes of the boozing and womanizing Benjamin Franklin.) If you like it, go ahead and try perfecting one per week for the next 13 weeks.

BODY

Dwyane Wade 1982

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  • One-Dribble Pull-Up Shots
    • Two-Dribble Pull-Up Shots
    • Change-of-Direction Dribbling
    • Free Throws
    • Full-Court Dribbling
    • Drives to the Hoop

Duration: 45-60 minutes

*Hopefully the gym you belong to has a basketball court. If not, maybe the local high school or YMCA is your best bet to prepare for domination on the court like NBA superstar Dwyane Wade. Practice his skill work and show off those skills in a game of pick up.

SOUL

Muhammed Ali 1942

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ALI’S RECIPE FOR LIFE

What would you like people to think about you when you are gone?

“I’D LIKE FOR THEM TO SAY.
HE TOOK A FEW CUPS OF LOVE.
HE TOOK ONE TABLESPOON OF PATIENCE,
ONE TEASPOON OF GENEROSITY,
ONE PINT OF KINDNESS;
HE TOOK ONE QUART OF LAUGHTER,
ONE PINCH OF CONCERN
AND THEN HE MIXED WILLINGNESS
WITH HAPPINESS.
HE ADDED LOTS OF FAITH,
AND HE STIRRED IT UP WELL.
THEN HE SPREAD IT OVER A SPAN OF
A LIFETIME, AND HE SERVED IT TO
EACH AND EVERY DESERVING

PERSON HE MET.”

*Start following Ali’s recipe for life.

MONEY

Jim Carrey 1962

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“I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it’s not the answer.” – Jim Carrey

*Investing in people as opposed to trying to impress people will leave a lasting effect through eternity whereas fame and money will be quickly fleeting.

ENTERTAINMENT

James Earl Jones 1931 – watch The Great White Hope

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*Of course you could watch James Earl Jones as Darth Vader, but instead watch him almost win an Oscar in The Great White Hope.

FOOD

Michelle Obama 1964 – Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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“This is Sasha and Malia’s favorite.”

*Make the First Cauliflower Mac and Cheese and enjoy it while watching The Great White Hope. Yes you can.

What a day! I believe this to be the best day of 365DOLF.

SNUB – Betty White 1922

Review –

  • Strive for moral perfection
  • D-Wade skills
  • Follow Ali’s recipe for life
  • Invest in people
  • Watch The Great White Hope
  • Make cauliflower mac and cheese

January 16

ADOPT A GORILLA DAY

MIND

Susan Sontag 1933

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“You’ll notice that I haven’t talked about love. Or about happiness. I’ve talked about becoming — or remaining — the person who can be happy, a lot of the time, without thinking that being happy is what it’s all about. It’s not.”

*Don’t focus on love or happiness. Instead, focus on becoming a person who can be happy, a lot of the time, without thinking that being happy is what it’s all about. 

BODY

Albert Pujols 1980

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Albert begins every workout with 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical machine as a general warm-up. He finishes each day with 10-15 minutes of full-body stretching.

*Pick any workout but start it with 30 minutes on the elliptical machine and end it with a 10-15 minute stretch. Get to the batting cages and try hitting 500 home-runs.

SOUL

Dian Fossey 1932

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“When you realize the value of all life you dwell less on past and concentrate more on the conservation of the future.”

Adopt a gorilla today!

https://gorillafund.org/

*We are still in January and you have already been given a lot of opportunities to donate time and money to charitable causes. Pick one that you like or one that strikes a chord with you and donate as much as you can. Unless you’re stinking rich, then donate to them all.  No money? Find a charity in 365DOLF that provides ways to donate time and energy. Like Dian Fossey suggests, concentrate on the conservation of the future.

MONEY

Lin-Manuel Miranda 1980

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“Growing up, I was always cautious about spending. In fact, I was so nervous about incurring debt that I didn’t open my first credit card until age 28, after my first show had opened on Broadway.”

*Shop around get the best credit card with rewards. Use that credit card for everyday purchases and pay it off every month. Do NOT just pay the minimum and let it add up. This is easier said than done and I wish someone would have given me this advice about 25 years ago.

ENTERTAINMENT

Aaliyah 1979

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*Remember that age ain’t nothing but a number as you listen to Aaliyah – may she R.I.P.

FOOD

Kate Moss 1974

“I am going to stuff my chicken,” “Half a lemon and an onion up its bum for a bit of flavour.”

https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/article/watch-kate-moss-cook-a-sunday-lunch-for-vogue

*Follow along as Kate Moss cooks a Sunday lunch for Vogue.

SNUB – Andre Michelin 1853

Review –

  • Become a person who can be happy
  • Elliptical, stretching, and batting cages
  • Adopt a gorilla
  • Pay off your credit cards every month
  • Listen to Aaliyah
  • Kate Moss Sunday lunch

January 15

HAVE A DREAM DAY

MIND

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929

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When Faced With Setbacks, Will You Stop or Move Forward?

Dr. King was arrested upwards of 20 times, his home bombed, and he was subject to a near constant stream of harassment and violence. Despite this, he used every setback and threat as an opportunity to reflect and act.

*Are you hitting a wall with 365DOLF? Two weeks into the new year and you may be over it. Try to remember why you started “Living Famously” in the first place. Today is a great reminder to persevere. To keep moving forward. It’s easy to quit on January 15, but think how you’ll feel on December 15. Continue down that road to becoming a better person.

BODY

Paulina Vega 1993

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“Just put on your gym clothes and go. Push yourself to work out, even if you lack motivation. Just do it! Once you are there, you are in it and you will make it happen. And the awesome part is: YOU WILL NEVER REGRET DOING A WORKOUT!”

*Put on your gym clothes and drive to the gym right now. Sometimes this is the hardest part of working out.

SOUL

Drew Brees 1979

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*Before you go to bed tonight, realize that God has equipped you for great works

MONEY

Pitbull 1981

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“And I’m telling you this straight, if you do it because you want to, if it’s something you believe in — in that company, in that culture, in that movement — then it’s really a revolution,”

“You’re never going to work again in your life because you have won your freedom.”

*If your working just for the money, this is your year to get out and start working for what you believe in

ENTERTAINMENT

Regina King 1971 – watch If Beale Street Could Talk

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*Watch Regina King win an Oscar in IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

FOOD

Dove Cameron 1996

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“I would take brownies and make them into little balls and dip them in ranch. Don’t judge me! That sounds like the worst, most disgusting thing in the world, but it’s unbelievable. It’s unmatched.”

“A cream cheese bagel with rainbow sprinkles on it,” “You’ll lose your mind. It’s so good. My dad used to make it for me. It’s like a weird childhood snack, and I just never questioned it.”

*For a snack, enjoy brownie and ranch cake pops and/or sprinkles on your cream cheese bagel

SNUB – Skrillex

Review –

  • Don’t give up
  • Get dressed and drive to the gym
  • God has equipped you for great works
  • Follow your passion, don’t chase money
  • Watch If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Brownie and ranch cake pops and sprinkles on your bagel

January 14

SAVE MONEY DAY

MIND

Jason Bateman 1969

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“Things happen because human beings make decisions, they commit acts, and that makes things happen.”

*Everything doesn’t just happen. YOU make decisions. YOU commit acts. That’s what make things happen. Remember this today.

BODY

LL Cool J 1968 – chest workout

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INCLINE DUMBBELL FLY

Sets: 4 Reps: 10-12 Rest: 1 min

INCLINE DUMBBELL PRESS

Sets: 4 Reps: 10-12 Rest: 1 min

FLAT BENCH PRESS (in power rack)

Sets: 3 Reps: 8-10 Rest: 1 min

PLYO-PUSH UP

Sets: 4 Reps: To Failure

*Besides his lips, the rapper and actor LL Cool J is best known for his massive chest. Do his chest workout today while listening to “I’m Gonna Knock You Out!”

SOUL

Andy Rooney 1919

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I wish I could have told my Mom I loved her one more time before she passed away.”

*Tell your mother that you love her right now. If possible, in person – but by phone will do.  If your mother has passed away, visit her grave site today and tell her that you love her one more time.

MONEY

Dave Grohl 1969

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‘Money will kill you’, people spend their lives dying inside because of money.”

*Grohl’s mom had a stroke over money worries. This is why he saves his money still today.

ENTERTAINMENT

Faye Dunaway 1941 – watch Network

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*Watch Faye Dunaway win an Oscar in NETWORK

FOOD

Benedict Arnold 1741 – Eggs Benedict Arnold

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*Enjoy this delicious Eggs Benedict Arnold.

SNUB – Carl Weathers 1948

Review –

  • YOU make things happen
  • LL chest workout
  • Tell your mom that you love her
  • Money will kill you, if you let it
  • Watch Network
  • Eggs Benedict Arnold

January 13

RAGS TO RICHES DAY

MIND

Orlando Bloom 1977

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“I was an angry child at times. I was frustrated with the learning disability. It makes you feel stupid; you just don’t feel smart. Somewhere in me I knew that I was smart, I knew I wasn’t thick, but I was just really struggling with spelling and writing, and it was holding me back.”

*Regardless of your disadvantages, find your passion and let it put your mind to work in a different way.

BODY

Liam Hemsworth 1990

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https://www.popworkouts.com/liam-hemsworth-workout/

*Part of the challenge of this workout is to find a place where you can flip tires in a parking lot and slam baseball bats against body bags. Try to get in good with a local high school coach, who may be able to help out with this and future workouts. Ask an employee at your gym for advice on how you can achieve this Hunger Games/Navy SEAL workout.

SOUL

Michael Pena 1976

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He took his first step towards Scientology out of concern about his drinking – “I wasn’t an alcoholic, but I was doing it too much” – For me, it isn’t religion like a belief; it’s practical things you do.”

*Regardless of which religion you pursue, make sure it helps with practical things in your life.

MONEY

Horatio Alger 1832

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Horatio Alger believed in personal initiative and perseverance, leadership and commitment to excellence, belief in the free-enterprise system and the importance of higher education, community service, and the vision and determination to achieve a better future.

*If your goal is to go from rags to riches, make the above qualities part of your value system to entice good fortune.

ENTERTAINMENT

Julia Louis-Dreyfus 1961 – watch VEEP

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*Watch as many episodes of VEEP as you can. Sprinkle in some Seinfeld also.

FOOD

Patrick Dempsey 1966 – anchovy pizza

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In the movie Loverboy, Dempsey played a pizza delivery guy who gives more than just pizza when women order “extra anchovies.”

*Order a pizza with extra anchovies

SNUB – Salmon P. Chase

Review –

  • Embrace your passion
  • Hunger Games workout
  • Get practical help from religion
  • Entice good fortune
  • Watch VEEP
  • Anchovy pizza

January 12

LOTS OF SQUATS DAY

MIND

Jack London 1876

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*You are never a victim and that despite your emotional ups and downs as external and internal factors impact you, you control your life rather than having your life control you. Your function is to live, not exist. 

BODY

Naya Rivera 1987

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“Legs and butt get the most attention in the Cheerios uniform, so those are my target areas. Lots of squats,”

*Do lots of squats today.

SOUL

Joe Frazier 1944

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Legendary heavyweight champion boxer Joe Frazier believed his Christian faith was responsible for his success in life.

*Have faith and success will follow you this year.

MONEY

Jeff Bezos 1964

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*As you take this year to build your dream job, realize that you will be misunderstood by most people.

ENTERTAINMENT

Zayn Malik 1993

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*Listen to Zayn and/or some One Direction.

FOOD

Howard Stern 1954

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“I was eating salmon for lunch every single day,”

“Turns out fucking fish are assholes!” Howard joked. “These fish were getting back at me for eating them.”

“Eggplant better not have mercury in it,”

“Fuck you, fish!”

*Eat plants instead of any fish today.

SNUB – Kirstie Allie 1951

Review –

  • Live – don’t just exist
  • Lots of squats
  • Have faith
  • Be prepared to be misunderstood
  • Listen to Zayn Malik
  • Eat plants instead of fish

January 11

KNOW YOUR CREED DAY

MIND

William James 1842

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“Believe that life is worth living, and your very belief will help create the fact.”

*Be an active participant in the game of life. Act “as-if” there is an ultimate meaning to life. To help with this, play the board game (or online version) of The Game of Life by Hasbro.  Listening to Bruce Springsteen’s song “Reason to Believe” will help too.

BODY

Amanda Peet 1972

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“To me, staying healthy means doing everything in moderation. Eat a lot of greens, but in moderation. Exercise, but in moderation. Drink wine, but in moderation. Sleep as much as you can. And have people around you who are very funny.”

*If you’ve been working out every day, use today to pump the brakes and relax. Instead of working out, hang out with some friends who always make you laugh, catch up on your sleep, and have some wine. 

SOUL

Alice Paul 1885

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*Alice Paul was a founding member of the National Women’s Party.  Go to their website and think about donating to a cause that still needs attention today, over 40 years after Paul’s death.

MONEY

Matt Mullenweg 1984

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“If you’re building a startup or any sort of organization, take a few moments to reflect on the qualities that the people you most enjoy working with embody and the user experience of new people joining your organization, from the offer letter to their first day.”

Matt Mullenweg, from ‘Why Your Company Should Have a Creed’

*Now it’s your turn. Create your own WordPress website and at the top, write your creed.

ENTERTAINMENT

Mary J. Blige 1971

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*Listen to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul

FOOD

Alexander Hamilton 1755 or 1757 – fried sausages and apples

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https://www.karenskitchenstories.com/2017/12/fried-sausages-and-apples-from-hamilton.html

*Make the above sausages and apples from the Hamilton cookbook

SNUB – Darryl Dawkins 1957

Review –

  • Play The Game of Life
  • Practice moderation
  • Donate to The National Women’s Party
  • Make a WordPress website with your creed at the top
  • Listen to Mary J. Blige
  • Fried sausages and apples