April 7

GLADIATOR DAY

MIND

Tony Dorsett 1954

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“I learned the lesson of being accountable. Coach taught me that if you do the little things in life, you can make big things happen. I had won numerous awards, including the Heisman Trophy. And then I learned humility from Tom Landry. He taught me discipline. I think he helped bring me back down to earth.”

The game didn’t rob him of his body.

But it did take his mind.

*Be accountable. Be humble. The little things in life can make big things happen. Dorsett learned a lot from his playing days. Unfortunately, the game has cost him his mind. H2P

BODY

Russell Crowe 1964 – watch Gladiator

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His training program included long distance cycling, intense boxing workouts and fighting drills in addition to hitting the weights to pack on lean muscle mass.

*Pick one of the above to be a Gladiator – long distance cycling, intense boxing, or hit the weights. Watch the movie for motivation.

SOUL

Billie Holiday 1915

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“Do what you do with passion, heart, and individuality. So when it’s your turn to be in the spotlight, it’s all uniquely you!”

*Show passion, heart, and individuality all day today.

MONEY

Jackie Chan 1954

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Jackie Chan firmly believes that if his children work hard enough they can achieve great success the same way he did.

*Make your children work for everything.

ENTERTAINMENT

Francis Ford Coppola 1939 – watch Patton

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*Watch Francis Ford Coppola win 1 of his 5 Oscars in Patton. Research possibly visiting Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery.

FOOD

James Garner 1928 – beef

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Actor James Garner, sidelined last week by quintuple-bypass heart surgery, is still a star in the eyes of the Beef Industry Council, which has no plans to drop him from its current “Beef: Real Food for Real People” ad campaign.

*Eat beef. It’s real food for real people. Use today to make an appointment to get your heart checked too.

SNUB – John Oates 1948

Review –

  • Be accountable
  • Gladiator workout
  • Show passion, heart, and individuality
  • Make your children work for everything
  • Watch Patton
  • Beef

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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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