September 4



Drew Pinsky 1958

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“I heard you read a lot. What should I read?” He said he’d been studying a stoic philosopher named Epictetus and that I should check it out.”

Always think about death

“Let death and exile and every other thing which appears dreadful be daily before your eyes; but most of all death: and you will never think of anything mean nor will you desire anything extravagantly.” – Epictetus

If we think that we’re going to die soon — we would never waste our time on money. Rather, we would focus our time doing our creative work, creating art, and spending time with our loved ones.

*Think about death today. Knowing that you will die, focus your time doing creative work and spending time with your loved ones.


Tom Watson 1949

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“I really had no fitness regimen at all early in my career. My fitness schedule was basically dictated by how many golf balls I hit. I practiced quite a bit when I was younger. Between that and walking six miles a day over 30 tournaments a year, I felt that gave me plenty of exercise.”

*Walk 18 holes of golf today.


Lewis Howard Latimer 1848

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Throughout the rest of his life, Latimer continued to try to devise ways of improving everyday living, eventually working in efforts to improve the civil rights of Black citizens within the United States. He also painted portraits and wrote poetry and music for friends and family.

*Continue to devise ways of improving everyday living. Paint and write poetry for friends and family today.


William Lyons 1901

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Bill Lyons exhibited a phenomenal business sense, for being 20 without formal training.


Create the Jaguar that’s the perfect fit with your lifestyle, driving style and personal tastes.

*Use Jaguar’s website to create your own Jaguar. Then you can calculate a payment and see how close you are to owning a custom made Jaguar.


Beyonce Knowles 1981

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“We all experience pain and loss, and often we become inaudible. My intention for [Lemonade] was to create a body of work that would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness, and our history. To confront issues that make us uncomfortable.”

Don’t waste time.
“You have the same number of hours in your day as Beyoncé.”

*Listen to Beyonce while you’re working on building your empire.


Paul Harvey 1918 – wild rice soup

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Harvey made waves early, getting his first radio gig at just age 14.

*Enjoy Paul Harvey’s favorite wild rice soup… good day. Wash it down with a tall glass of Beyonce lemonade.

BONUS: Anthony Weiner 1964 – Hot Wieners

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*Make some Hot Wieners to go along with the wild rice soup.

SNUB – Damon Wayans 1960

Review –

  • You will die. Act accordingly
  • Walk 18 holes of golf
  • Work to improve every day life
  • Design your own Jaguar
  • Listen to Beyonce
  • Make wild rice soup and Hot Wieners

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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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