October 4



Charlton Heston 1923

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“I wish for you the courage to be unpopular. Popularity is history’s pocket change. Courage is history’s true currency.”

*Have the courage to be unpopular today. Watch Heston win an Oscar in Ben Hur for motivation.


Derrick Rose 1988

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Rose takes nearly 400 basketball shots in a single workout.

*Get to a basketball court (not the bar) and take 400 shots today.


Susan Sarandon 1946

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“Everyone has a responsibility towards this larger family of man, but especially if you’re privileged, that increases your responsibility. I want them to understand the joy of empowerment, of service. I want them to understand that doing the right thing is a joyful experience, that it isn’t a grind.”


*Understand that you have a responsibility towards mankind and that doing the right thing is a joyful experience. Think of donating to UNICEF to make a difference for children around the world. You can also watch Sarandon win an Oscar in Dead Man Walking for a daily dose of soul.


Russell Simmons 1957

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Now is the time to take charge of your personal finances.

  1. Start with small steps.
  2. Start when you’re young.
  3. It’s your life and your money.

*Even if you’re not young, it’s your life and your money so take charge of your personal finances today. The first small step is Check Your Cash Flow – Figure out how much money you have coming in each month and how much you pay out for household expenses. 


Christoph Waltz 1956 – watch Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained

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*Watch Waltz win Oscars in both Inglorious Basterds and Djano Unchained. Hopefully you like violence.


Rutherford B. Hayes 1822 – cornmeal pancakes

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President Hayes was a breakfast kind of President. His go-to meal was cornmeal pancakes with syrup.


*Whip up some cornmeal pancakes to eat like Rutherford B. Hayes. The ‘B’ stands for breakfast.

SNUB – Dakota Johnson 1989

Review –

  • Have the courage to be unpopular
  • Take 400 basketball shots
  • Donate to UNICEF
  • Take charge of your personal finances
  • Watch Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained
  • Cornmeal pancakes

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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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