July 31

BE MERRY AND HAPPY DAY

MIND

JK Rowling 1965

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At age 25, she was riding on a train when one single idea flashed into her mind: Boy doesn’t know he’s a wizard, goes to wizard school. After that, Jo says her mind was flooded with ideas for Harry Potter.

*Keep writing. Keep creating. One day a single idea will flash into your mind and it will be flooded with ideas. This happened to me with 365DOLF, but at the age of 45 instead of 25 – doesn’t matter to me.

If you’re caught up with your reading, today would be a good day to start reading the Harry Potter series of books.

BODY

Wesley Snipes 1962

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Lackluster effort won’t get you there, and too much effort will ensure that you burn out before you do.”

http://roglawfitness.com/wisdom-of-wesley-snipes-fitness-edition/

*Put the right amount of effort into this Wesley Snipes workout. Find a white man to play basketball with at a local park.

SOUL

Herbert Armstrong 1892

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“Now, God set His law in motion to make man happy. God set His law there to give us peace, to give us abundance, and prosperity, to make us happy, to make our lives full, and interesting. Until there is not a dull moment, but we live fully, abundantly, happily, joyfully. God wants us to be merry and happy.”

*Be merry and happy today. God wants you to.

MONEY

Mark Cuban 1958

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Buy in bulk and on sale.

“It’s so hard to make a return on regular investments that … you’re better off buying two years’ worth of toothpaste when it’s on 50 percent discount,”

“There’s an immediate return on your money.”

“When they’re on a huge sale on Amazon, buy them, because chances are, their prices are going to go up. That’s a real savings that you get to put in your pocket.”

“Invest the money you save in the cheapest SPX mutual fund you can find.”

*Use this last day of July as the day to go to a Sam’s Club or buy in bulk off of Amazon. As a teacher, I’ll buy in bulk everything I’ll need for school for the next 10 months. I’m also going to invest $100 in…

Schwab S&P 500 Index Fund

Symbol:  SWPPX

Net Expense Ratio: 0.09%

Minimum Initial Investment:  $100

ENTERTAINMENT

Zac Brown 1978 – Zac Brown Band

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“It’s funny how it’s the little things in life that mean the most.” –Chicken Fried

*Listen to the Zac Brown Band while realizing how much that the little things throughout today have meant to you.

FOOD

Rico Rodriguez 1998 – grilled chicken and rice

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“I like the Food Network, because I want to be a chef,”

“I cook grilled chicken and microwaveable rice. That’s my meal.” Any secret ingredients? “Mrs. Dash [seasoning],” 

https://parade.com/45285/parade/rico-rodriguez-modern-family/

*Listen to the Zac Brown Band while making grilled chicken and rice and then watch Manny in Modern Family while enjoying it. Wash it down with some butter beer.

SNUB – A.J. Green 1988

Review –

  • Keep writing. Keep creating
  • Wesley Snipes workout
  • Be merry and happy
  • Invest in the cheapest SPX mutual fund you can find
  • Listen to the Zac Brown Band
  • Make grilled chicken and rice

 

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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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