January 1


Day 1 of 365 Days of Living Famously



Paul Revere 1735

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*Paul Revere gets all of the credit for his midnight ride. Very few people know that William Dawes was also involved. Be Paul Revere this year. Control the narrative in your life and take credit for what you deserve. Don’t be William Dawes.


Morris Chestnut 1969

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*Follow along with Morris Chestnut’s 10-minute workout and think about making it your go-to workout this year.


John Smith 1580 and Pocahontas 1595

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*Yes they share a birthday, but their people could not overcome their differences.  Use this year to recognize the differences in the people around you and embrace what makes them different from you.


Betsy Ross 1752

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*She worked hard for others, but it was to keep her upholstery business alive.  By the end of this year, hopefully you will realize how important it is to strive for your own business – not to make someone else rich.


Verne Troyer 1969 – watch Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

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*The last and best of the Austin Powers trilogy.  Maybe start a New Year’s Day tradition of watching all three.  Use Verne Troyer’s character “Mini Me” as inspiration to start the New Year.


JD Salinger 1919

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The Catcher in the Rye (1951)

I’m a very light eater. I really am. That’s why I’m so damn skinny. I was supposed to be on this diet where you eat a lot of starches and crap, to gain weight and all, but I didn’t ever do it. When I’m out somewhere, I generally just eat a Swiss cheese sandwich and a malted milk. It isn’t much, but you get quite a lot of vitamins in the malted milk.

*Start a New Years Day tradition of a swiss cheese sandwich (on rye) and a malted milk

WHO GOT SNUBBED? J. Edgar Hoover 1895

To review –

  • Control the narrative
  • Morris Chestnut 10-minute workout
  • Embrace the differences in people
  • Your current job is a way to make money for your future business
  • Watch Goldmember
  • Swiss cheese on rye and a malted milk