October 27

ROUGH RIDER DAY

MIND

Theodore Roosevelt 1858

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Work hard. TR showed us that setting goals isn’t enough to overcome your weaknesses. You must work at it. Work hard daily on conquering your weakness. Focus all your energy on improving yourself daily.

*Make a list of your weaknesses. Set out an attack plan to overcome them. Work hard on this every day.

BODY

Lonzo Ball 1997

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The first time Lonzo Ball did a Pull-Up, he was 4 years old. By the time he was 12, he was bench pressing and sprinting up hills a mile long.

*Pull-ups, bench pressing, and running up hills a mile long is your workout for today. Invite your dad to come watch you play a game of pickup basketball.

SOUL

Emily Post 1872

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“But etiquette also expresses something more, something we call “the principles of etiquette.” Those are consideration, respect, and honesty. These principles are the three qualities that stand behind all the manners we have. They are timeless and cross cultural boundaries, unlike manners, which can change over time and differ around the world.”

*Practice “the principles of etiquette” today. Consideration, respect, and honesty. Work hard on this every day. Check out her web site too – good stuff.

MONEY

Sylvia Plath 1932

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“I hate handing over money to people for doing what I could just as easily do myself, it makes me nervous.”

*Stop paying people to do things that you can easily do for yourself. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Scott Weiland 1967 – listen to Stone Temple Pilots

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This Is My Life, a Cautionary Tale. Maybe Somebody Can Learn from It.”

*Learn from Scott Weiland while listening to STP.

FOOD

John Cleese 1939 – English trifle and lemon curd

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Actor John Cleese and wife Alyce Faye visit Martha Stewart and prepare an English trifle and lemon curd.

http://www.marthastewart.com/926654/cooking-john-cleese

*Listen to STP while making John Cleese’s English trifle and lemon curd. Watch some Monty Python while enjoying it.

SNUB – Maneet Chauhan 1976

Review –

  • Set goals to overcome weaknesses
  • Pull ups, bench press, and running up hills
  • Practice the “principles of etiquette”
  • Stop paying people for things that you can do
  • Listen to Stone Temple Pilots
  • Make an English trifle and lemon curd

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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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