June 7

TALK ABOUT PRACTICE DAY

MIND

Bear Grylls 1974

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“Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.”

*Your reminder to not give up today, and to plan an adventure to get out of your comfort zone.

BODY

Allen Iverson 1975

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“The Answer” could have added muscle to his 165-pound frame during his 17-year NBA career but much like practice, he wasn’t a fan of lifting weights.

“That s— was too heavy,” Iverson said, admitting he never lifted during his career.

*Don’t lift weights today. That shit’s too heavy. Don’t practice anything either. Play a game of pickup basketball – but do NOT practice!

SOUL

Prince 1958

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“We all have our problems, some are big, some are small. Soon all of our problems, y’all, will be taken by the cross.” – “The Cross”

*Prince was actually a conservative Christian with deep messages in a lot of his music. 

MONEY

L.A. Reid 1956

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“That head-down thing, it’s going to limit your career. See, while your head is down, opportunities are passing right on by you, and you don’t even see them.”

*While putting your soul into your work, keep your head up – looking for opportunities.

ENTERTAINMENT

Liam Neeson 1952 – watch Kinsey

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*Watch Liam Neeson win the AARP award as best actor in the movie Kinsey.

FOOD

Dean Martin 1917 – Pasta Fagioli

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“When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool
That’s amore
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You’re in love
When you walk down in a dream but you know you’re not
Dreaming signore
‘Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli
That’s amore”

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/pasta-and-beans-pasta-e-fagioli-recipe-1939374

*Enjoy this pasta fagioli under the stars with your true love while listening to Dean Martin. Wash it down with too much wine.

SNUB – Iggy Azalea 1990

Review –

  • Don’t give up
  • Don’t lift weights
  • Your problems won’t last forever
  • Keep your head up – look for opportunities
  • Watch Kinsey
  • Make Pasta Fagioli

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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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