January 9



Richard Nixon 1913

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Insecurity is one of the many things that led to Nixon’s downfall. Think about living by the value that you have nothing to prove and nothing to lose.


J.K. Simmons 1955

*It’s easy to find  J.K. Simmons workouts online, but his best secret may just be ending each day with a piece of dark chocolate.


Muggsy Bogues 1965

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*If a 5’3” guy can play in the NBA, you can accomplish your goals this year. You can read 12 books. You can get 6-pack abs. You can donate to charity. You can start your own business.


John Sperling 1921

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*Dr. John Sperling believed that lifelong employment with a single employer would be replaced by lifelong learning and employment with a variety of employers. There’s nothing wrong with lifelong employment with a single employer. There is a sense of comfort that goes along with this. As I type this, I’ve been a public school teacher in Central Florida for the past 24 ½ years. I’m just now realizing that I need to get out of my comfort zone if I ever want to do what I really love in life with enough money to thrive while doing it. This is why I keep typing.


Dave Matthews 1967 – listen to the Dave Matthews Band

*Listen to the band that always delivers – The Dave Matthews Band.


Kate Middleton 1982

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Mealtime Foods
  • 1/2 cup regular cottage cheese (you can substitute ricotta for one more gram of carbohydrates) or, for those on the Paleo diet, a handful of nuts or olives.
  • 1 medium wedge of cantaloupe
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 6 ounces of salmon, grilled, broiled, or baked
  • 2 cups of non-starchy, low-carb vegetables, such as spinach, asparagus, broccoli, or cauliflower


*To keep her slim figure, the Dutchess normally eats low carb and high protein. Follow the above meal plan for a low carb, high protein day.  

 SNUB – Bart Starr 1934

Review –

  • You have nothing to prove and nothing to lose
  • JK Simmons workout
  • Be like Muggsy Bogues
  • Avoid lifelong employment with a single employer
  • Listen to The Dave Matthews Band
  • Eat every 3 hours with a meal plan that can be used any day

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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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