July 15



Arianna Huffington 1950

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“I call sleep deprivation “the new smoking.” Unfortunately, the comparison is apt, both in terms of the dangers and our attitude. Everywhere you turn, sleep deprivation is glamorized and celebrated, from “You snooze, you lose” to highly burned-out people boasting, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” The combination of a deeply misguided definition of what it means to be successful in today’s world—that it can come only through burnout and stress—along with the distractions and temptations of a 24/7 wired world, has imperiled our sleep as never before.”

Here are 5 tips I recommend for better sleep:

1. Create a bedroom environment that’s dark, quiet, and cool (between 60 and 67 degrees).

2. Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.

3. Don’t charge your phone next to your bed. Even better: Gently escort all devices completely out of your room.

4. Stop drinking caffeine after 2 p.m.

5. Use your bed for sleep and sex only—no work!

*Start following these 5 secrets to your best sleep tonight.


Diane Kruger 1976

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“I do the best, truly, when I get enough sleep.”

“I got in last night, and I went running in the hotel gym for half an hour because I feel like it gets me out of the funk of sitting and it turns my clock around. Then, usually, I either take a half sleeping pill to make sure, or I just pass out from the gym.”

*Run for half an hour, take a sleeping pill, and get 9 hours of sleep tonight.


Beth Ostrosky Stern 1972

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Beth loves fostering pets who are struggling to find a family to take care of them, so she dedicates a room in each of her homes to act as “foster rooms.” She told Long Island Press that at one point in 2018, she actually had more than two dozen cats living in her home.

*Look into being a foster parent today.


Damian Lillard 1990

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And despite his incredible rise to fame – a true rags-to-riches story – you’ll never hear Lillard talking about how great he is. Instead he does exactly what he’s always done – he puts his head down and gets to work.

*Put your head down and get to work.


Forest Whitaker 1961 – watch The Last King of Scotland

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*Watch Forest Whitaker win an Oscar in The Last King of Scotland.


Gabriel Iglesias 1976 – breakfast brisket tacos

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They got breakfast tacos, they got eggs and chorizo, beans and cheese. The flavor that’s behind it is amazing. They have these barbacoa tacos that [are] really good with cheese.”

“And they’ll bring you a plate of just brisket—slices of brisket—almost like an appetizer for the table. Like, amazing. Who brings that for breakfast?”

*Make some breakfast brisket tacos this morning.

SNUB – Jesse Ventura 1951

Review –

  • Get your best sleep
  • 30 minute run and 9 hours of sleep
  • Become a foster parent
  • Put your head down and get to work
  • Watch The Last King of Scotland
  • Make breakfast brisket

July 14

MY BIRTHDAY (Not famous yet)


Gerald Ford 1913

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“Personal excellence can be achieved by a visionary goal, through planning, dedicated execution, and total follow-through.”

*Strive for personal excellence. Plan, execute, and follow through with your visionary goal.


Conor McGregor 1988

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“I’m always eating good food,”

“Depending how far out I am from a fight, I might cut out a few things. You wouldn’t catch me eating too much in terms of take-out. I love water and coconut water, but I never drink energy drinks—ever! I just eat good, quality meat and keep hydrated.”


*Eat quality meat and drink lots of water and coconut water today. Get a workout in at your local MMA gym.


Woody Guthrie 1912

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Woody sang for those who carried a heavy burden or had come upon hard times. His words gave a voice to their struggle, and his songs gave them hope and strength.

*Speak up for those who carry a burden. Give them hope and strength. Listen to some Woody Guthrie for motivation.


Darrelle Revis 1985

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Revis bets on himself and rarely gives in, making it well known to his employer that if he is unhappy he will not play.

*Bet on yourself today. Don’t give in. If you are not happy at work, quit and start your dream business today.


Dan Smith 1986 – listen to Bastille

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“I like to think my parents are relieved that I ended up in a band and not as a serial killer.”

*Listen to Bastille on Bastille Day. I’m guessing this is why Dan Smith named the group Bastille.


Tom Carvel 1906 – ice cream cake

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*Enjoy a Carvel ice cream cake on my birthday.

End the day with a  glass of Conor McGregor’s Proper Twelve whiskey.


SNUB – Jane Lynch 1960

Review –

  • Achieve personal excellence
  • Eat quality meat and drink lots of water
  • Speak up for those who carry a burden
  • Bet on yourself
  • Listen to Bastille
  • Carvel ice cream cake

July 13



Julius Caesar 100 BC

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Caesar looked upon a statue of Alexander the Great and became dissatisfied with his accomplishments since he was already at the age of 32 at which Alexander had passed. Sometimes we need to compare ourselves to other greats to become great our self.

*Compare yourself to someone who was already dead at your age, who achieved much more than you have. For me it’s JFK, who died at 46. I’ll be 48 tomorrow.


Cody Bellinger 1995

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“Lower-body and leg workouts are a main focus for me in the offseason. One of my favorite routines includes front squats, back squats, and deadlifts.”

“Before I train, I usually eat a protein bar to make sure I have energy. Afterwards, I like to have another bar or shake to help me recover.”

*Get energy, train, and recover like MVP Cody Bellinger.


He Pingping 1988 – 2’5”

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“For such a small man, he made a huge impact around the world. When I first met him, I knew he is very special: He always smiles, and is very mischievous. You can’t help liking him. He lights up the lives of people he knows, and is an inspiration to anyone considered different or unusual.”

*Smile all day today. Have people walk away liking you. Light up the lives of people you know.


Ken Jeong 1969

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“But just in case acting ever stalls, I still renew my medical license every year. And I still have a prescription pad. Why do you think I’ve gotten so much work in Hollywood? (Kidding, of course.)”

*Jeong made good money being a doctor but his true passion was in comedy. And that is how the world got Mr. Chow. Follow your passion not money.


Harrison Ford 1942 – watch Raiders of the Lost Ark

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*Make July 13th your Indiana Jones movie marathon day each year.

SIDE NOTE – I wanted to name my son Indiana, but my wife and I have compromised (key to a successful marriage) on Henry Jones – Indiana’s real name.


Cheech Marin 1946 – Manchaca

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*Smoke weed and enjoy Cheech’s Manchaca.

SNUB – Patrick Stewart 1940

Review –

  • Compare yourself to other greats
  • Lower-body workout
  • Light up the lives of people
  • Follow your passion
  • Watch Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Make Cheech’s Manchaca

July 12



Henry David Thoreau 1817

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“Men are born to succeed, not to fail.”

*This is your morning mirror mantra (MMM) – “I was born to succeed, not to fail.”


Richard Simmons 1948

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And if you just want a quick workout you can do in five minutes, pick Cardio One, and get your sweat on while Richard Simmons calls you a pretty pony.


*Perform the Cardio One video from Richard Simmons – you pretty pony!


Malala Yousafzai 1997

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Malala accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on 10 December, and contributed her $1.1 million prize money to financing the creation of a secondary school for girls in Pakistan

Support Malala’s fight for girls’ education

Your gift today is an investment in Malala Fund programs that help girls around the world go to school


*Think of donating to Malala’s fund to help girls around the world go to school.


Brian Grazer 1951

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“In order to have value, you had to either create or manufacture ideas that had value that you could breathe life into. And that’s when I started writing ideas.”

*In order to have value, you have to create or manufacture ideas that have value. Write down your ideas and  breathe life into them.


Topher Grace 1978 – watch That 70s Show

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*Smoke weed in your basement and watch episodes of That 70s Show


Bill Cosby 1937 – Cosby Pudding Shots and a Cosbypolitan

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*Keep the party going with these Bill Cosby pudding shots. Call it a night after drinking a Cosbypolitan.

SNUB – Brock Lesnar 1977

Review –

  • You were born to succeed
  • Richard Simmons workout video
  • Support Malala’s fight for girls’ education
  • Write down your ideas and breathe life into them
  • Watch That 70s Show
  • Make Bill Cosby pudding shots




John Quincy Adams 1767

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“You must have one great purpose of existence . . . to make your talents and your knowledge most beneficial to your country and most useful to mankind.”

*What is your one great purpose of existence? What can you do that will be most useful to mankind?


Patrick Peterson 1990

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“I find myself walking 13 miles a week. No joke: 13 miles a week. Honestly, you find yourself thinking of so much stuff when you’re walking because, first of all, it’s quiet. When I walk, I don’t walk with my music. I just want to listen to the birds chirping, and the wind. I have peace of mind. It’s like therapy.”

*Walk 2 miles outside while listening to the birds chirping.


Sela Ward 1956

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“We are all God’s creatures and endowed with his blessing of free will,”

“ And, as a result, equally entitled to have our individual choices respected despite the fact that they may not be universal choices.”

*Be respectful of other people’s free will and the choices that come with it.


Giorgio Armani 1934

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“Stick to Your Vision, Stretch Your Brand, Follow Your Conscience.”

*Stick to your vision today. Follow your conscience and keep working on your business idea.


Yul Brynner 1920 – watch The King and I

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*Watch Yul win an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and 2 Tony Awards in The King and I.


Joan Smalls 1988

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*Make Joan Smalls’ arroz con ganules recipe and eat like a super model.

SNUB – Andre Johnson 1981 Image result for andre johnson and patrick peterson

Review –

  • Know your one great purpose of existence.
  • Walk and listen
  • Be respectful of free will
  • Stick to your vision
  • Watch The King and I
  • Make arroz con ganules

July 10



Mary McLeod Bethune 1875

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“From the first, I made my learning, what little it was, useful every way I could,”

*Make whatever education that you have useful in every way that you can. Be an inspiration that nothing is impossible.


Antonio Brown 1988 – 4,500 meters of sprints

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The workout features five sprint distances ranging from 50 to 400 meters. As the distance decreases, the number of sets increases, topping off at five. The total workout involves 4,500 meters of sprints, which equates to over 2.75 miles of high-speed work.

*Try this 4,500 meters of sprints workout. Be grateful for what you have.

CROSSOVER: MIND – If you have been acting erratically, take today to seek out help.


Arthur Ashe 1943

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*You’re making a living, but are you making a life?


Nikola Tesla 1856

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“My belief is firm in a law of compensation. The true rewards are ever in proportion to the labor and sacrifices made.”

*You will be compensated in proportion to how hard you work and the sacrifices you make.


Sofia Vergara 1972 – watch Modern Family

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“Family is family. Whether it’s the one you start out with, the one you end up with, or the family that you gain along the way.”

*Each episode of Modern Family ends with a pretty good life lesson for family life – even if you can’t understand Gloria.


Jessica Simpson 1980 – Italian baked eggs

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“Just like I go through a bedtime process with my kids at night (bath, jammies, books, songs, repeat), I also have a nighttime ritual that helps me push pause on the craziness of the day.”


*Listen to some Jessica Simpson music while making her Italian baked eggs.

SNUB – Urban Meyer 1964

Review –

  • Be prepared to perform every function
  • 4,500 meters of sprints
  • Make a living and a life
  • Solve critical issues
  • Watch Modern Family
  • Make Italian baked eggs

July 9



Minor White 1908

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His students were on a serious journey of awareness, using photography as a tool for deepening their own personal understanding. His pictures took them to places they had never been before, and opened their eyes to new ways of thinking about image making and themselves.

*Get outside and take pictures today and let those pictures be a journey of awareness. Share them with friends and loved ones and actually print the pictures out.


OJ Simpson 1947

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*Watch and perform O.J. Simpson’s workout video. It’s a killer.


Jordan Belfort 1962

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‘You asked if I had shame: back then, yes. Now, no. I’m not going to live my life in shame. I think that’s a toxic emotion.

*Don’t have shame today. Whatever you have done, is in the past. Only a fool would trip over something that he’s already passed. Watch the end of The Wolf of Wall Street for motivation.


Kevin O’ Leary 1954

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Money = Freedom.

“You’ll lose if you pursue money for any reason other than freedom. Nothing else can drive a person like the desire for freedom. The entrepreneurs that are pursuing freedom will find success.”

To me, freedom is the ability to do what you want, when you want, how you want.

*Pursue freedom


Tom Hanks 1956 – watch Forrest Gump

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*Tom Hanks and/or Forrest Gump could be used for every category in 365DOLF – mind (stupid is as stupid does), body (run across the country), soul (sing in the church choir), money (invest in Apple), food (Bubba Gump shrimp, washed down with 9 Dr. Peppers)


Courtney Love 1964 – chicken pot pie and pineapple upside cake, washed down with Love Potion

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“I’m all about the pineapple upside-down cake”



*Enjoy this Courtney Love chicken pot pie and pineapple upside cake, washed down with a Love Potion. It’s a killer

SNUB – Fred Savage 1976

Review –

  • Get outside and take pictures
  • OJ Simpson workout video
  • Don’t have shame
  • Pursue freedom
  • Watch Forrest Gump
  • Make chicken pot pie and pineapple upside down cake

July 8



John D. Rockefeller 1839

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Rockefeller’s Daily Schedule:

Rising at 6 am, he read the newspaper for an hour, then strolled through house and garden from 7 to 8

Breakfast at 8, followed at 8:45 by a game of numerica (there is an app available)

From 9:15 to 10:15 he worked on his correspondence, mostly devoted to his philanthropy and investments.

From 10:15 to 12 he golfed

From 12:15 to 1 pm he bathed and then rested.

Then came lunch and another round of numerica from 1 to 2:30.

From 2:30 to 3 he reclined on the sofa and had mail read to him

From 3:15 to 5:15 he motored (drove a car?)

From 5:30 to 6:30 he again rested

7 to 9 was given over to a formal dinner, followed by more rounds of numerica.

From 9 to 10 he listened to music and chatted with guests

He then slept from 10:30 pm to 6 am

*This is your plan for today – from 6 am to 10:30 tonight. 


Jack Lambert 1952 – have a lust for contact

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The scouting report on Lambert said that while he didn’t have ideal size for a linebacker, he had a “lust for contact.”

*Play football today and have a lust for contact. Actually have this attitude for anything that you do today – even when you golf, from 10:15 – 12. Go Steelers!


Sophia Bush 1982

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“My God loves everybody, and if yours doesn’t, that’s your prerogative, but don’t tell me how to live my life and don’t tell my best friends that you’re going to take away their rights.”

*Hopefully the God that you believe in loves everybody too. If not, check into that.


Jaden Smith 1998

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“Jaden has one pair of shoes … He has three pair of pants and he has five shirts,”

“He has refused to be a slave to money. I so respect that. The younger generation is less of an ownership generation, anyway … He’s like, ‘I’m not gonna let myself need things in that way’—but I would like him to get another pair of shoes.” – Will Smith

*Refuse to be a slave to money. Don’t let yourself need things.


Anjelica Huston 1951 – watch Prizzi’s Honor

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*Watch Anjelica Huston win an Oscar in Prizzi’s Honor.


Kevin Bacon 1958

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BONUS: Wolfgang Puck 1949 – Kevin Bacon wrapped meatloaf

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*In honor of Kevin Bacon, serve Wolfgang Puck’s bacon wrapped meatloaf to your dinner guests from 7 – 9. 

SNUB – Dr. John Pemberton 1831 – Have a Coke and a smile

Review –

  • John D. Rockefeller daily plan
  • Play football
  • Have a God that loves everybody
  • Don’t be a slave to money
  • Watch Prizzi’s Honor
  • Make Kevin Bacon wrapped meatloaf

July 7



Satchel Paige 1906

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“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”

*How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? As I type this I am 47 but don’t feel a day over 45. Regardless, I am hoping to change my life through 365DOLF, and hopefully you are too.


Lisa Leslie 1972 – squats while brushing your teeth

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“My favorite workout involves an electric toothbrush and whole lot of squats. If you get an electric toothbrush it usually runs for two minutes [and] you do four quadrants of your mouth. While at the same time, you can do your squats. So I do my squats probably for a minute, which gets me about 50 squats in a minute and then I do leg lifts and raises for the other minute. That pretty much gets my teeth cleaned and my butt toned.”

*Tone your butt while brushing your teeth. This is a suggestion that you should do today and carry on doing it every day.


Theodore McCarrick 1930

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The day before Pope Francis was to be formally installed at the Vatican in 2013, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica when he passed out at the altar and had to be rushed to the hospital.

“I guess the Lord isn’t done with me yet,” he told the pope.

“Or the devil doesn’t have your accommodations ready!” Francis shot back with a laugh.

*Does the Lord still need you to live or is the devil getting your accommodations ready?


Otto Frederick Rohwedder 1880

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On July 7, in 1928, a bakery in Chillicothe, Mo., was the first to sell pre-cut bread using Otto Frederick Rohwedder’s invention: the automatic bread-slicing machine.

*What can you invent that is the best thing since sliced bread?


Ringo Starr 1940

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His music has always come from his warmth, humor, and exceptional skill, manifesting in songs we know and love.

*Listen to Ringo and The Beatles today, all day.


Jim Gaffigan 1966 – Hot Pockets

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Jim Gaffigan’s best Hot Pocket punchlines

“I saw a commercial for a chicken pot pie Hot Pocket. Now they’re just messing with us. It’s just a matter of time before, ‘Have you tried the hot pocket Hot Pocket? It’s a Hot Pocket filled with a Hot Pocket. It tastes just like a Hot Pocket!’”

*See if you can have a breakfast Hot Pocket for breakfast, a lean Hot Pocket for lunch, and a chicken pot pie Hot Pocket for dinner.

SNUB – Shelley Duvall 1949

Review –

  • How old would you be, if you didn’t know how old you are?
  • Do squats while brushing your teeth
  • Is the devil getting your accommodations ready?
  • What is your sliced bread invention?
  • Listen to The Beatles
  • Eat Hot Pockets

July 6



George W. Bush 1946

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“Life is good.”

“If you’re a leader, you have to have principles that are inviolate, and make tough calls.”

*Life is good. Have no regrets today. Stick to your principles, even if it’s a tough call.


Kevin Hart 1979 – 4 am workout

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“I try to make sure that, no matter how busy our day is, we find time to train,”

“If our day starts at 5 in the morning, that means we need to go to the gym at 4.”

BONUS: 50 Cent 1975


*Be like Kevin Hart and do this 50 Cent workout at 4am. Go shorty it’s your birthday!


Dalai Lama 1935

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“The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.”

*You don’t have to be religious to be a good person. Have compassion today.


David Karp 1986

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“I’ve made so many mistakes through the years, but I’ve made so many fewer mistakes thanks to some really experienced, thoughtful people I’ve met along the way.”

*Limit your mistakes by seeking out a mentor. If you don’t have one yet, take today to seek one out.


Sylvester Stallone 1946 – watch Creed

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*If the mood should strike, turn today into a Rocky marathon, ending with Sly almost winning an Oscar in Creed –  good thing you already worked out at 4 am.


Tia Mowry 1978 – fried chicken and bacon waffles

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One Must-Have Dish at Her Last Supper: “Fried Chicken”


BONUS: Tamera Mowry 1978

*After that 4am workout, enjoy Tia Mowry’s fried chicken and bacon waffles – you’ve earned it.

SNUB – Zion Williamson 2000

Review –

  • Have no regrets
  • 4 am 50 Cent workout
  • Have compassion
  • Seek out a mentor
  • Watch Creed
  • Make fried chicken and bacon waffles