March 18

GROVER CLEVELAND APPRECIATION DAY

MIND

Grover Cleveland 1837

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The personal virtues that Cleveland cultivated over his lifetime were encapsulated by his dying phrase: “I have tried so hard to do right.”

*If you  haven’t done this yet, start cultivating a life of personal virtues. Try so hard to do right today and each day going forward.

BODY

Vanessa Williams 1963

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“During times I don’t see my trainer, I run on the treadmill.”

“It’s as simple as cutting back on sweets, watching what you eat then eat a lot of proteins and leafy greens. You’ll definitely see the results.”

*Eat lots of protein and leafy greens today and get on that treadmill.

SOUL

Queen Latifah 1970

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Queen Latifah wants to stress that for caregivers, it’s important to care for your own health as well.

*If you are a caregiver, take care of yourself today. If you know of someone who is caring for a sick loved one, help them out today.

MONEY

Ben Cohen 1951

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Ben and Jerry had big ideas that took their company to the next level.

Always remember your customers and the power of word of mouth advertising.

Remember always, the law of reciprocity. When you give back, you get back…

*Have big ideas. Turn those ideas into your dream business. Once you are running your business, always remember your customers and the power of word of mouth advertising – YELP reviews! And as always, when you give back, you get back.

ENTERTAINMENT

Adam Levine 1979 –listen to Maroon 5

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Rather than give up, Levine kept focusing on his goal to become a major player in the music industry. He retooled, made some changes renamed the band Maroon 5.

*Keep focusing on your goals as you listen to Maroon 5 today. 

FOOD

Lily Collins 1989

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Breakfast: a glass of water with lemon to kick-start my system, and oatmeal with fruit.

Lunch: always protein—salmon or chicken—a salad, and maybe some quinoa.

Snack: veggies and juices

Dinner. I like to go out – I’m not going to cook for myself. I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone and go with foodie friends to places I don’t know about.

Drinks: I used to be a vodka girl. I’ve graduated—I’m a tequila person now.

*Eat like Phil’s daughter – drink like her too.

SNUB – Dane Cook 1972

Review –

  • Cultivate a life of personal virtues
  • Protein, leafy greens, treadmill
  • Reach out to a caregiver
  • Have passion – then take action
  • Listen to Maroon 5
  • Eat like Lily Collins

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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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