July 8

HAVE A LUST FOR CONTACT DAY

MIND

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. 

BODY

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!

SOUL

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.

MONEY

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

Anjelica Huston 1951 – watch Prizzi’s Honor

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

FOOD

Kevin Bacon 1958

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BONUS: Wolfgang Puck 1949 – Kevin Bacon wrapped meatloaf

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http://www.thedisneychef.com/2012/10/wolfgang-pucks-bacon-wrapped-meatloaf.html

*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

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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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