June 25



Sonia Sotomayor 1954

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“The key to success in my life, it’s the secret that I want to share with kids and how I became successful. I’m here as a Supreme Court Justice only because of books,”

“The work you do best is the work you love.”

*Take it from a “rags to riches” Supreme Court justice. If you don’t love what you are doing, it’s time to seek out the work that you love. 

BONUS: George Orwell 1903

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*Take some more advice from Justice Sotomayor and read books to become successful. Pick an Orwell book and immerse yourself in it today.


Busy Phillips 6/25/1979 – LEKfit

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“I have anxiety and I have a tendency towards depression but I have found if I sweat like this, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I feel better”

“LEKFit is honestly the best workout I’ve ever done in my life. I sweat more; I get all my cardio and strength training.”

“My goal is not some perfect bod (I like chips and salsa and margs too much for that) My goal is to feel the best I can in my body and my brain for the rest of my life.”

*Find a local gym or internet video to complete a LEKfit workout. MIND and BODY!


Dikembe Mutombo 1966

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Giving back has always been a trademark of Mutombo ever since he entered the NBA in 1991.


*Think of donating to one of the truly good guys of the NBA and his charity – dmf.org.


Lauren Bush 1984

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“For anyone starting a new business, it’s really important to seek out mentors and knowledge from those who have come before you. And to not let that be discouraging, but to take that advice and really learn from it and mold it to what you’re trying to do.”

*The year is beyond half over. Hopefully you’ve been pursuing your dream business. Take the advice of the 30-year-old niece of former President George W. Bush, granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, and daughter-in-law of fashion mogul Ralph Lauren.


George Michael 1963

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“Be good to yourself ’cause nobody else has the power to make you happy.” 

*Be good to yourself and listen to George Michael all day. He was one of the best.


Anthony Bourdain 1956 – Eat at Waffle House

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“Waffle House is the single-most important description of America that has ever been articulated.”

*Honor the legacy of Anthony Bourdain by getting drunk and eating at a Waffle House at 2 am.

SNUB – Lele Pons 1996

Review –

  • Do what you love and read Orwell
  • LEKfit
  • Donate to dmf.org
  • Seek out mentors
  • Listen to George Michael
  • Eat at Waffle House at 2 am

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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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