December 1



Woody Allen 1935

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The thing is to find a “Yes to life.”

*Watch Woody Allen’s Irrational Man and determine what your “Yes to Life” is.


Zoe Kravitz 1988

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“I’ve worked with a lot of trainers over the years for shows and films, so I know enough about fitness to do things on my own at this point.”

Her preferred method of exercise is cardio, ranging from outdoor runs and hikes to the elliptical, She also does some exercises at home like stretches and leg exercises.

*11 months in to 365DOLF, you know enough about fitness to do things on your own. But for today, work out like Zoe while listening to Janelle.

BONUS: Janelle Monae 1985

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Janelle Monáe’s song, “Yoga,” is three and a half minutes of empowering pump-you-up—it’ll likely be your anthem for the gym and life.


Richard Pryor 1940

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From a childhood in a brothel to 8 marriages and 7 children. From tragedy to triumph and back again, Richard Pryor has earned the status of Legend and a survivor with no self-pity.

*Be a survivor. Become a legend. Have no self-pity.


Pablo Escobar 1949

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*Say what you want about the GOAT of cocaine distribution, but he excelled at these…

Great planning

Better Execution

Relentless perseverance 


Bette Midler 1945 – watch For the Boys

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*Watch Bette Midler almost win an Oscar in For the Boys.


Sarah Silverman 1970 – vegetarian pot pies

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On My Drunk Kitchen, she and host Hannah Hart get high so that Silverman can whip up vegetarian pot pies (of course) out of broccoli, carrots, potatoes, kale, and a dull knife. They even dream up plans to launch a pot-pie franchise.

*Get high. Watch the above episode of My Drunk Kitchen and make your own vegetarian pot pies. Think seriously about launching your own “pot”-pie franchise.

SNUB – Chanel Iman 1990

Review –

  • Find a “Yes to life”
  • Download “Yoga” for a Zoe Kravitz workout
  • Have no self-pity
  • Planning, execution, perseverance
  • Watch For the Boys
  • Make a vegetarian pot pie

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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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