January 4



Sir Isaac Newton 1643

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*If something isn’t catching your heart, Newton’s life suggests to drop it and move to something else.

Kris Bryant 1992

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“In college, my team did the CrossFit WOD Murph. It was ridiculously hard, but it definitely got me in shape.”
For time:
1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run

*Try doing the “Murph” today. Any parts that you can’t do, focus on improving those areas this year.

Louis Braille 1809

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*In honor of Louis Braille’s birthday, volunteer at learningally.org to help produce audio books for the blind. A way to donate time instead of money

Don Shula 1930

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When it comes to business, Shula suggests: Find great people, then focus on the fundamentals.

*Find your passion this year. Find great people to help and focus on the fundamentals.


Dyan Cannon 1937 – watch Heaven Can Wait 1978

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*Watch Dyan Cannon almost win an Oscar in Heaven Can Wait

Graham Elliot 1977 – S’mores Pie

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*Use Graham crackers to make Graham’s s’mores pie

SNUB – Michael Stipe 1960 – listen to R.E.M while going to sleep tonight


  • If it’s not in your heart, drop it and move on
  • The Murph
  • Volunteer at learningally.org
  • Find great people and focus on the fundamentals
  • Watch Heaven Can Wait, 1978
  • S’mores Pie

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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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