12/12

MY WAY DAY

MIND

John Jay 1745

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Jay lived quietly and died quietly, not on a battlefield or in a duel with Aaron Burr, but in his library, at age 83. He was not a humorist like Franklin, or intemperate like Hamilton, but dependable and unusually honorable.

*Live and die the way that you want to. Regardless of what your peers do, be dependable and live honorably.

BODY

Jennifer Connelly 1970

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“My nickname on the cross-country team at Stanford was ‘Death Grip’ because I was so slow. Basically, I was the team mascot.” 

“Now I run 6 to 10 miles on trails through the woods at our place up in the country.”

*Run for 6-10 miles on trails today. It’s OK if you run ‘Death Grip’ slow. Watch Connelly win in Oscar in A Beautiful Mind for motivation.

SOUL

Dionne Warwick 1940

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Dionne Warwick got her start in gospel music and says she has never abandoned her faith or her church.

*Regardless what people say, don’t abandon your faith or the church. Listen to Dionne Warwick for inspiration.

MONEY

Tony Hsieh 1973

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“Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.”

*The year is almost over. If you haven’t started your dream business yet, don’t stress. Have fun. It is your passion project.

ENTERTAINMENT

Frank Sinatra 1915 – watch From Here to Eternity

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*Watch Sinatra win an Oscar in From Here to Eternity

FOOD

Mike Golic 1962 – Fall Harvest Hungarian Goulash

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Mike Golic (ESPN Radio’s Golic and Wingo) helps Michael Symon make Fall Harvest Hungarian Goulash.

https://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/video/most-recent/VDKA4116191

*I listen to Golic and Wingo every weekday morning on my way to work. My grandfather was born in Budapest, Hungary – so I’ve eaten my fair share of goulash. Listen to Frank Sinatra while making it and then enjoy eating it while watching Sinatra in From Here to Eternity.

SNUB – Bob Barker 1923

Review –

  • Live and die the way that you want to
  • Run 6-10 miles on trails
  • Don’t abandon your faith
  • Have fun
  • Watch From Here to Eternity
  • Make Hungarian goulash

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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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