December 18



Steven Spielberg 1946

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“You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!”

Spielberg, when younger, was perceived as untalented and was thrice denied entry into UCLA film school.

He was eventually admitted at California State University, but he dropped out in 1968 to do, guess what? – Make films.

*It doesn’t matter what you’ve been told, or what people perceive you as. Do what you want to do.  Don’t dream your life – make it!


Ty Cobb 1886

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When Ty went to try out for a team, his father told him, “Don’t come home a failure.”

*When you go to the gym today, don’t come home a failure. Do your favorite workout that you’ve learned this year – one that you know will bring you success.


Ray Liotta 1954

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“As a parent, you just want to set your kids up for life because, even if you have all the faith in the world, there will always be challenges. You just want them to have the ability to deal with what comes. As they say, when you pray you never ask for anything directly you just ask God for the ability to make decisions. You hope
that your kids will make the right decisions and you thank God for the ability to make those decisions.”

*When you pray today, ask God for the ability to make decisions. Pray that your kids will make the right decisions. And thank God for the ability to make decisions.


Katie Holmes 1978

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*Watch Katie Holmes in the movie Mad Money to realize that money can be fun. Finance isn’t always serious. Have fun with your money, you’ve worked hard all year for it.


Brad Pitt – watch Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

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*Watch Brad Pitt win an Oscar in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.


Christina Aguilera 1980

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Breakfast – half an avocado, turkey bacon, and some blueberries

Snack – mid-morning celery with almond butter

Lunch – salad or vegetables with chicken

Afternoon snack – prawn cocktail

Dinner – chicken or fish with veggies and a little rice

Dessert – one glass of red wine in the evening as her dessert

*Eat like Xtina did to lose 49 lbs.

SNUB – Billie Eilish 2001

Review –

  • Don’t dream your life – make it!
  • Go to the gym – don’t come home a failure
  • Pray for the ability to make decisions
  • Watch Mad Money and have fun
  • Watch Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Eat like Christina Aguilera

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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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