August 21



Sergey Brin 1973

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Brin remembers speaking with his adviser, who told him, “Look, if this Google thing pans out, then great. If not, you can return to graduate school and finish your thesis.” He chuckles, then adds: “I said, ‘Yeah, OK, why not? I’ll just give it a try.’”

*Keep driving toward your future. Why not? Just give it a try.


Usain Bolt 1986

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“There are no secrets,”

“You just have to develop strength, power, acceleration and technique.”

*Try this Usain Bolt speed workout today to develop strength, power, acceleration, and technique.


Kacey Musgraves 1988

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The lyrics to Kacey’s songs suggest that she is tolerant to religious belief but also critical of it as well:

“I ain’t one to knock religion/Though it’s always knocking me”

“My idea of heaven is to burn one with John Prine.”

*Just like everything else in life, be critical of religion. Don’t just accept things that you don’t agree with. Listen to Musgraves for motivation.


Kenny Rogers 1938

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“It’s one of the downfalls of the business. I had nothing as a child. I kind of blew it out as an adult. When I was a kid growing up in the projects I walked to school through a very wealthy neighborhood and everybody had automatic sprinklers and I thought, ‘That is so cool. Someday I want to have automatic sprinklers.’ So when I got a lot of money the first thing I did was get automatic sprinklers on a 1,200 acre property. I would drive around on my golf cart watching the sprinklers go off. I loved that!”

*Don’t be a coward – make a list of the things you want when you strike it rich. Just don’t gamble your money away – you’ve got to know when to hold them – know when to fold them.


Kim Cattrall 1956 – watch Sex and the City

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*Watch Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones in Sex and the City – the TV show and/or movies. If you want a look at some of her classic work, watch Porky’s.


Wilt Chamberlain 1936 – 7-Up and an entire chicken

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When Wilt first went to the Lakers, he asked for 7-Up to be supplied in the locker room.

According to long-time Laker announcer Chick Hearn, Wilt did used to eat an entire chicken at halftime

If Wilt started at the age of 15, from then up to the age of 55 (when the book was published) he would have had 40 years to sleep with 20,000 women, or 500 different women a year—easy math.

That works out to roughly 1.4 women a day.

*Have a date over for some 7-up, chicken, and chill.

SNUB – Hayden Panettiere 1989

Review –

  • Keep driving toward your future
  • Usain Bolt workout
  • Be critical of religion
  • Don’t gamble your money away
  • Watch Sex and the City
  • 7-Up and a whole chicken

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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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