September 3



Prudence Crandall 1803

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Less determined or more timid people in Crandall’s shoes might have folded.

The fools of Canterbury underestimated Prudence Crandall. Not only did she not cave in; she came up with a revolutionary idea.

“I made up my mind that, if it were possible, I would teach colored girls exclusively.”

*Let fools underestimate you today. Don’t be timid, be determined and don’t cave in when it comes to your revolutionary idea.


Jennie Finch 1980 – play tag

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“I think it’s about balance. Try to move whenever possible. I love being outside with my boys, playing tag or trying to keep up with them. I really prefer to start my day getting my workout in early. I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet. I’ve always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl. I like to eat to say the least. I try to put as much color in my diet as possible and staying hydrated is important! It’s great for skin, and I also use lots of sunblock!”

*Get some friends together and play tag. Stay hydrated and if you’re playing tag in the sun, use lots of sunblock.


Kaia Gerber 2001

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“Right now, I’m doing a course called “The Science of Well Being” that was developed at Yale. It gives you little practices to improve your overall happiness. I’m very much one for ‘if there’s a way to improve your lifestyle, why not do it?”

*Look into taking this course to improve your overall happiness. 


Dave Ramsey 1960

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  • Baby Step 1: $1,000 cash in a beginner emergency fund
  • Baby Step 2: Use the debt snowball to pay off all your debt but the house

Here’s How the Debt Snowball Method Works

You pay off debts in order of smallest to largest, gaining momentum as each balance is paid off. When the smallest debt is paid in full, you roll the money you were paying on that debt into the next smallest balance.

It looks something like this:
Step 1: List your debts from smallest to largest.
Step 2: Make minimum payments on all your debts except the smallest.
Step 3: Pay as much as possible on your smallest debt.
Step 4: Repeat until each debt is paid in full.

*Make sure you have $1000 in the bank and start the Debt Snowball today.


Charlie Sheen 1965 – watch Two and a Half Men

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What’s it like to ride shotgun with Sheen during ‘Two and a Half Men’? For starters, he suggests you find prostitutes after your divorce.

*A lot of good options for Charlie Sheen, but watch as many episodes of him in Two and a Half Men – this is when he was the most Charlie Sheenest. Winning!


Shaun White 1986 – Flying Tomatoes

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*Enjoy this Flying Tomatoes recipe in honor of “The Flying Tomato” Sean White. He set the standard for getting paid to do what you love.

Wash it down with Tiger’s Blood.

“I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got Tiger Blood man.” – Charlie Sheen

The drink, which calls for sake and spicy tomato juice, is a play on the Bloody Mary, traditionally made with vodka.


“You’d think losing would be the end of things, but it was just the beginning,”

“Instead of letting it destroy me, I sat back and asked myself, ‘What do I really want to do now?’ And that’s when everything started happening with Air + Style.” – Shaun White

*What do you really want to do now as a career?

SNUB – Whitey Bulger 1929

Review –

  • Let fools underestimate you
  • Play tag
  • Take a course in The Science of Well Being
  • Use the debt snowball
  • Watch Two and a Half Men
  • Make Flying Tomatoes 

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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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