August 8



Roger Federer 1981

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“I’ve always been aware that the image you patiently construct for an entire career can be ruined in a minute. It scares you a bit, but that’s the way things are.”

*You’ve worked hard for over 8 months on becoming a better person. Be aware that your image can be ruined in a minute.


Shawn Mendes 1998

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“I eat tons of carbs. I just work out a lot, dude. I go to the gym every morning, and I’m obsessed with fitness and just staying active.”

*You can eat a ton of carbs – if you just workout a lot. Go to the gym this morning and stay obsessed with fitness and staying active. It helps if you’re turning 22.


Through Vine, YouTube and Twitter, he built the type of massive, grassroots fandom over many months that can take most artists several years to obtain.

*Listen to Sean Mendes or watch him on YouTube.


Meagan Good 1981

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“I do [go to church]. Not all the time though, because my experience with some church folks has not been that positive,”

“It’s unfortunate because we’re supposed to be the biggest lovers. And it’s like, even if you disagree with someone or you don’t think what they’re doing is right, you’re supposed to mind your own business and pray for that person.”

*Take today to pray for someone that you disagree with.


Jen Selter 1993

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*Selter is a viral sensation and reminds us that regardless of your business, whether marketing to consumers or business, a strong social media strategy is key in today’s business environment.


Dustin Hoffman 1937 – watch Rain Man

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*Watch Hoffman win one of his two Oscars in Rain Man.


Jerry Tarkanian 1930 – seven spiced shark steaks

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*Enjoy these seven spiced shark steaks in honor of the very spicy career of “Tark the Shark”. Chew on a wet towel for dessert.

SNUB – Ray Dalio 1949

Review –

  • It only takes a minute to ruin your reputation
  • Morning workout
  • Pray for someone you disagree with
  • Have a strong social media strategy
  • Watch Rain Man
  • Make seven spiced shark steaks

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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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