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

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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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