August 24

DO NOT MISS WORK DAY

MIND

John Green 1977

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“I’ve known that I have this mental illness for a long time, and I’ve had a lot of therapy and learned a lot of strategies for dealing with my illness. I know the benefits of exercise and meditation and medication and CBT strategies and etc.”

“You may wake up in the morning and wonder, “What’s the point of trying?” With CBT, you learn to tell yourself, “That’s not a helpful thought. Making an effort has lots of rewards. I’ll start by getting out of bed.”

*See a therapist today and ask about CBT strategies that you can use to help with anxiety. Of course you will exercise today and throw in some meditation too.

BODY

Cal Ripken Jr. 1960

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On the night before the start of the season in which he would break one of the most prestigious records in baseball history, Ripken played two-on-two wearing loafers, because there was a hoop and there were players. Did his team win? “We crushed,” he said.

*If you can’t get 18 guys and umpires together to play a game of baseball, at least get 4 to play some 2 on 2 hoops and crush your opponent.

No matter what, do not miss work today. Keep the streak alive.

SOUL

Howard Zinn 1922

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“Think for yourself, act for yourself, challenge and question authority. But do it with others.”

“If you are going to break the law, do it with two thousand people … and Mozart.”

*Think for yourself, act for yourself, and question authority today. 

MONEY

Vince McMahon 1945

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“You have to begin with passion and then keep that passion burning. That may mean never being fully satisfied, but if you’re having fun along the way, you’ll stay motivated and happy.”

*As you are creating your dream job/business, remember to keep it exciting and fun – it will keep you motivated and happy.

ENTERTAINMENT

Dave Chappelle 1973 – watch Chappelle’s Show

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*Take a break from reality and enter the world of Dave Chappelle.

FOOD

Sofia Richie 1998

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Breakfast – toast, blueberries and eggs.

Lunch – Another day, another plate of pasta!

Dinner – white truffle pizza

*Eat like Sofia Richie. Make sure you Instagram each meal.

SNUB – Reggie Miller 1965

Review –

  • See a therapist
  • Play some 2 on 2 hoops
  • Question authority
  • Keep it exciting and fun
  • Watch Chapelle’s Show
  • Eat like Sofia Richie

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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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