March 9

‘MERICA DAY

MIND

Amerigo Vespucci 1454

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Vespucci knew the coast of modern Venezuela and Brazil, where his expedition landed,  had nothing in common with the zones described by explorers of the Orient. Instead this was something far more fascinating – an unimaginable world.

*Challenge something that you don’t agree with today, and maybe 2 of the 7 continents will be named after you one day.

BODY

Clint Dempsey 1983

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“You always have to focus on your body, you take ice baths, and make sure you get enough rest as all those games take their toll.”

*Play soccer and then take an ice bath today. Get some rest too.

SOUL

Mike Leach 1961

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Leach, was asked how many times he’s read the Bible.

“Four. I read the entire Old Testament and New Testament. I’m on my fifth,”

“Despite some of my bad habits along with those four times, I read the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants.”

“It brings a relaxation, a calmness and clarity to my thoughts, along with a big-picture life perspective.”

*Read the Bible or the Book of Mormon, or whichever religious scripture that will bring you relaxation, calmness. and clarity.

MONEY

Bow Wow 1987

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Bow Wow, the 29-year-old millionaire rapper, rather than grasping for exponential wealth, follows the advice of the great philosophers: work less, have more leisure.

*Bow Wow retired from rapping and acting before the age of 30. Showing wisdom beyond his years, he knows that partaking in leisure is more important than the grind. Make it your goal to retire early.

ENTERTAINMENT

Oscar Issac 1979 – watch Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

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*Watch Oscar Issac as Poe Dameron in the last (maybe) of the Star Wars franchise.

FOOD

Brittany Snow 1986 – oatmeal and egg whites

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“I have a nutritionist who has me on a program where I eat a certain amount of oatmeal and egg whites. I put frozen blueberries on top of my oatmeal. The mix of hot and cold is exciting to me (I don’t get out much). I’m also obsessed with Justin’s Almond Butter – I put it on apples or get a little crazy and add it to my oatmeal.”

SNUB – Bobby Fischer 1943 – play chess (or learn to play) today

Review –

  • Challenge something you don’t agree with
  • Soccer and an ice bath
  • Read the Bible
  • Work hard to retire early
  • Watch Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
  • Oatmeal and egg whites for breakfast

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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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