October 3



Zlatan Ibrahimovic 1981

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“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari you put premium fuel in the tank, you drive on to the motorway and you floor the accelerator.

*Use this exact metaphor when your boss (or wife) asks you to do anything today.


Gwen Stefani 1969

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Stefani recently said she doesn’t care for yoga or Pilates, but prefers traditionally male oriented weightlifting and boxing.

*Listen to some No Doubt and Gwen Stefani while lifting, then do a boxing workout.


Gore Vidal 1925

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Even though Vidal once said, “Every time a friend succeeds, a little bit of me dies”—he did have a soul. He often helped others secretly without drawing attention to himself.

*Help a friend today, without them knowing who did it.


Al Sharpton 1954

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Fortunately for Sharpton who owed taxes, the IRS isn’t too efficient. The IRS flubs 57% of tax collections.

One other big lesson from Al Sharpton owing back taxes? Records.

Keeping good records can help you in a tax controversy. Good records can help keep you out of tax trouble in the first place. The IRS cares about record keeping. About 6 months until tax day.

*Keep good records and don’t be afraid to question the IRS.


Alicia Vikander 1988 – watch The Danish Girl

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“I’m a real Swede! In fact, I’m a quarter Finnish. Here I go, exploding stereotypes.”

*Watch Alicia Vikander win an Oscar in The Danish Girl.


Fred DeLuca 1947 – foot long sub from Subway

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DeLuca co-founded Subway at 17 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

*Your choice – you can go healthy (no cheese or mayo on wheat) or splurge with a meatball sub, add cheese, mayo, and bacon. If you go healthy, have a Danish for dessert.

Don’t be like Jared.

SNUB – A$AP Rocky 1988

Review –

  • Use an elaborate metaphor with your boss
  • Lifting and boxing
  • Help a friend without them knowing it
  • Keep good records of your money
  • Watch The Danish Girl
  • Eat at Subway 

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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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