April 2

GAYE DAY

MIND

Hans Christian Anderson 1805

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Unlucky in status, in love and in looks, Anderson refused to let others intimidate him out of using his talent and became determined to only live up to the standards that he set for himself.

*No matter what you are “unlucky” in, work hard to live up to the standards that you set for yourself.

http://visitandersen.com/

BODY

Christopher Meloni 1961

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Today, his weight-room regimen consists of a jam-packed hour that extends to 90 minutes only on the days he tacks on an extra treadmill session.

“The workouts are fast and intense,”

“hit it and quit it”

“targeting exactly the muscle group I want to fire.”

*“Hit it and quit it” with a jam-packed hour work out and throw in another 30 minute treadmill session if you feel like solving a big SVU murder later.

SOUL

Charlemagne 742

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Charlemagne is reputed to have said that to speak another language is to possess another soul.

*Start today and you could learn another language by the end of this year. 

MONEY

Roselyn Sanchez 1973

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“I told myself I would never ride the subway. If I went from 42nd Street to 45th Street, I took a cab. I ate only at the best restaurants. I thought I would become a star in a month. But that’s not the way it works in New York. New York doesn’t care who you are or where you come from.”

A year later, she was out of cash and still jobless.

*No matter where you live, don’t live beyond your means.

ENTERTAINMENT

Marvin Gaye 1939

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*Be reminded of Marvin Gaye’s greatness by listening to his music today.

FOOD

Alec Guinness 1914 – Guinness Stew

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https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/234534/beef-and-guinness-stew/

*This is the stew you’re looking for

SNUB – Pascal Siakam 1994

Review

  • Live up to your standards
  • Hit it and Quit it workout
  • Start learning a new language
  • Don’t live beyond your means
  • Listen to Marvin Gaye
  • Make Guinness stew

Published by

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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