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

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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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