January 22

BLONDE BROWNIE DAY

MIND

Francis Bacon 1561

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Bacon, “more fully than any man of his time, entertained the idea of the universe as a problem to be solved, examined, meditated upon, rather than as an eternally fixed stage upon which man walked.”

*Take today to look at the world around you as a problem to be solved, examined, and meditated upon. In fact, meditate right now for just two minutes. Get to a quiet place and close your eyes for two minutes. Try to shut out the rest of the world and see what answers you come up with.

BODY

Diane Lane 1965

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Diane Lane’s diet is based on portion control. This type of diet allows Diane to eat whatever she likes as long as it is kept in small amounts.

*No love is ever wasted, but don’t be afraid to waste food. Today’s message is about portion control. Practice this with all of your meals today and especially with the blonde brownies for dessert.

SOUL

Linda Blair 1959

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I was not raised Catholic so I didn’t have any answers, and I certainly didn’t understand a lot of what was happening in the story either. We didn’t talk about any of these things – God, the devil, evil – before we started shooting, and I really didn’t ask any questions either; to me it was just a character that was made up from special effects and not a symbol of something more like Regan has become over the years.

I feel that it’s my job to use my voice, my money and my charity to give people guidance as to how they can make a difference- whether it’s to rescue or adopt an animal, to volunteer in the community or to just keep our local food banks stocked. Animals and people out there are suffering, and we need to do something about it. You can find all the info on the official The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation website and through The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation Facebook page, too. I feel that it’s important that we all find a way to give back somehow.”

*Linda Blair took what could have been a negative and turned it into a positive. She could have shunned religion but instead has become a champion for helping communities find better ways to serve people and animals.

MONEY

DJ Jazzy Jeff 1965

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“My name used to be Mix Master Jeff, so to promote your name, you would go to the store to get your name out on your shirt, and it was pretty much 50 cents a letter. Mix Master Jeff is really, really long,” he laughed. “I shortened it to Jazzy Jeff because that was a little bit easier on my pocket.”

*As suggested, hopefully you are trying to become an entrepreneur and sometimes that entails cutting some corners to save money. DJ Jazzy Jeff has proven that to get started at least, sometimes cutting corners can work out for the best.

ENTERTAINMENT

Steve Perry 1949 – listen to Journey

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*Don’t stop believing and listen to Journey all day today.

FOOD

Guy Fieri 1968 – blondies with dark roots

Diners Producer Calls Guy Fieri a Homophobic Lover of Poop Jokes [Updated]

NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY

National Blonde Brownie Day on January 22 recognizes a treat often referred to as blondies.

Blonde brownies are similar to the traditional brownies known almost everyone.  In place of cocoa, brown sugar is used, giving it a sweet tooth-satisfying molasses flavor!

*The fact that Guy Fieri was born on Blonde Brownie Day is proof to me that 365DOLF had to be written. Enjoy his “Blondies with Dark Roots” recipe today. Think about getting a new hairstyle.

SNUB – John Hurt 1940

Review –

  • Look at the world around you as a problem to be solved
  • Portion control
  • Become a champion for helping communities
  • Sometimes short cuts work out
  • Listen to Journey
  • Make blondies with dark roots (eat just 1)

January 21

GOLDEN BEAR DAY

MIND

Paul Allen 1953

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“Life is too short to spend it unhappily.”

*Even those of us who appear perfectly healthy have no idea how long or short a time we have left on this Earth, and wasting years of that limited time on work that makes you miserable is simply wrong.

BODY

Jack Nicklaus 1940 – walk 18 holes

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Early in his career Nicklaus was made fun of because of his weight.  Nicklaus slimmed down significantly in the late 1970s and in the 1980s, but who is to say he didn’t play his best when heavy?

*Get out and walk 18 holes, even if you are a few pounds overweight.

SOUL

Eliza Snow 1804

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“In the talents with which God has blessed you, choose to be great.”

*Use today to be great with the talents that God has given you.

MONEY

Christian Dior 1905

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“Simplicity, good taste, and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing and these do not cost money.” — Christian Dior

*A reminder to dress for success – without going broke.

ENTERTAINMENT

Geena Davis 1956 – watch Thelma and Louise

25 years later, Geena Davis reflects on 'Thelma & Louise'

*Take a few hours today and watch this landmark film. Also take today to plan a road trip in the future. Please don’t recreate the ending.

FOOD

Detlef Schrempf 1963 – German Shrimp Salad

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*Enjoy this German shrimp salad in honor of the German Detlef Schrempf. 

SNUB – Rasputin 1869

REVIEW –

  • Life is too short to spend it unhappily
  • Walk 18 holes of golf
  • Choose to be great
  • Focus on things that don’t cost money
  • Watch Thelma and Louise
  • Make German shrimp salad

January 20

QUESTION DAY

MIND

Bill Maher 1956

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“You’re a different person every decade, and every decade you have different needs and desires and values. In my fifties, what became important to me was comfort and acceptance. I wouldn’t have said those two things in my twenties.”

There are certainly aspects of my life that I would like to take back, but you can’t. I’ve probably spent too much time saying, “Oh, God, I hate myself for doing this or that…” But we’re all in a state of evolution.”

*Which decade are you in? Think about how your life has changed from 20s to 30s and so on. Realize that you are evolving and do not hate yourself for any of the mistakes that you have made. Look forward to continuing to evolve.

SIDE NOTE: Donald Trump left office on this day in 2021 to the delight of Maher.

BODY

Buzz Aldrin 1930

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His current fitness routines involves some daily mind exercises while he is working out. Buzz even reads and studies while he is training, “You have to be organized more as you age to get it all in.”

*Be like Buzz Aldrin today and read while working out. You have been given several reading suggestions so far. Use one of those to read while on the elliptical or stationary bike. Working out the mind and body at the same time.

SOUL

Stacey Dash 1967

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“Because I was broken emotionally and broke financially, I couldn’t do anything but call out to God. Finally. After all of those years sort of running away from God, I know He got my attention. This is when I went to Him and made a promise. Okay, God, I give up, I cried. “I surrender. Let’s do it Your way from now on.”

*Hopefully you haven’t hit rock bottom – before you do, call out to God and try doing it His way from now on.

MONEY

Lorenzo Lamas 1958

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Some people suffer some sort of major life event that impacts their finances. For some it’s job loss, for others, divorce. For some, as in Lamas’ case, it’s a combination of both.

*Are your prepared financially to survive a major life event? If not, today is the day to start prepping. Try not to get divorced 5 times like Lamas for a start.

ENTERTAINMENT

Paul Stanley 1952 – listen to KISS

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*You work hard for your money – so does KISS. Let them play for you.

FOOD

Rainn Wilson 1966 – Schrute Farms Beet and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

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*Our birthday boy, Rainn Wilson could be your Entertainment with The Office. I also suggested following an uplifting handle on social media. He is the co-founder of SoulPancake and it is an excellent one. Regardless, enjoy the above beet recipe in honor of Schrute Farms.

SNUB – Evan Peters 1987

Review –

  • Look forward to evolving
  • Read while working out
  • Call out to God
  • Be prepared financially for a major life changing event
  • Listen to KISS
  • Beet and goat cheese grilled cheese

January 19

RELEAP DAY

MIND

Robert E. Lee 1807

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  • A leader seizes the opportunities of the day – carpe diem.

*Be like Robert E. Lee and seize the opportunities of today. 

BODY

Shawn Johnson 1992 – SoulCycle

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“I love SoulCycle.”

*Hopefully your gym has spinning classes available. If not, seek out a gym that will give you a one-time free spin class or even better a SoulCycle class. This will be recommended several times this year.

SOUL

Mac Miller 1992

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“Well, I was raised Jewish but I went to a Catholic school, so I learned a lot about religion and it has always kind of infatuated me. I’m just very interested in it. But, as far as my personal views, I believe that there’s something out there, but I don’t believe that anyone knows what it is.”

*Be a believer. No matter what religion you partake in, simply believe that there’s a higher power.

MONEY

Edgar Allan Poe 1809

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Despite the relative success of stories such as “The Gold Bug,” Poe was unable to make enough money to support his family.

*Maybe the ultimate tale in not being recognized in his time. Make sure that you are being compensated for your brilliance. However, read The Gold Bug to get some perspective on money.

ENTERTAINMENT

Janis Joplin 1943

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*If you do smoke weed, today is the day to partake as you listen to the counter culture icon Janis Joplin.

FOOD

Paula Deen 1947 – South Georgia Caviar

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*On Paula Deen’s birthday, enjoy her South Georgia Caviar in honor of Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

BONUS BIRTHDAY: Dolly Parton 1946

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Country singer Dolly Parton has discarded “Dixie” from the name of a popular dinner show, “Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede,” due to cultural concerns.

*Some times the birthdays just go together. Proof that 365DOLF is my destiny.

SNUB – Katey Sagal 1954

Review –

  • Seize your opportunities
  • SoulCycle
  • Be a believer
  • Be compensated for your brilliance
  • Listen to Janis Joplin
  • Make South Georgia caviar

January 18

DANCE WITH A WOLF DAY

MIND

Jason Segel 1980

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“You know what I learned as I got older? To give myself a break,” he said. “As long as I’m trying as hard as I can … you’re going to mess up and you’re not going to be perfect. It’s OK. … Everything’s OK.”

*Cut yourself some slack today. Everything’s OK. And if you need a good laugh, watch the birthday boy Jason Segel in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

BODY

Dave Bautista 1969

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Batista does not care about his carbohydrates or calorie intake due to his highly intensive training. He follows a low fat high protein diet and avoids bread.

https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/dave-bautista-workout-program

*Avoid bread today – see if you can go the entire day without eating any. Then train like Drax the Destroyer

SOUL

Daniel Webster 1782

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He was asked what he regarded as the greatest thought that ever occupied his mind. He replied: “The sense of my individual responsibility to God.”

*Think about what your individual responsibility to God is. When times get tough, use this as your mantra: “God and I, now and forever, one and inseparable.”

MONEY

Ted DiBiase 1954

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“Everybody has a price,”

*Be ready to leave this life with a legacy as someone who gives, not someone who takes. Be a person who cannot be bought. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Kevin Costner 1955 – watch Dances with Wolves

Kevin Costner 15 greatest films ranked include Dances with Wolves, JFK -  GoldDerby

*As an American History teacher, I suggest that an entire course could be taught with nothing but Kevin Costner movies. Watch his shining jewel today and know that you are destined for something better in life.

FOOD

Julius Peppers 1980 – stuffed bell peppers

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*Enjoy these stuffed bell peppers in honor of the most feared pass rusher this century, Julius Peppers.

SNUB – Cary Grant 1904

Review –

  • Cut yourself some slack
  • Bautista workout
  • What is your individual responsibility to God?
  • Be a giver not a taker
  • Watch Dances with Wolves
  • Make stuffed bell Peppers

January 17

DOLFIEST DAY OF THE YEAR

MIND

Benjamin Franklin 1706

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Franklin developed and committed himself to a personal improvement program that consisted of living 13 virtues. The 13 virtues were:

  1. “TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.”
  2. “SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.”
  3. “ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.”
  4. “RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.”
  5. “FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.”
  6. “INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.”
  7. “SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.”
  8. “JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.”
  9. “MODERATION. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.”
  10. “CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.”
  11. “TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.”
  12. “CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.”
  13. “HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.”

*Keep track throughout the day and see if you can attain moral perfection (in the eyes of the boozing and womanizing Benjamin Franklin.) If you like it, go ahead and try perfecting one per week for the next 13 weeks.

BODY

Dwyane Wade 1982

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  • One-Dribble Pull-Up Shots • Two-Dribble Pull-Up Shots • Change-of-Direction Dribbling • Free Throws • Full-Court Dribbling • Drives to the Hoop

Duration: 45-60 minutes

*Hopefully the gym you belong to has a basketball court. If not, maybe the local high school or YMCA is your best bet to prepare for domination on the court like NBA superstar Dwyane Wade. Practice his skill work and show off those skills in a game of pick up.

SOUL

Muhammed Ali 1942

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ALI’S RECIPE FOR LIFE

What would you like people to think about you when you are gone?

“I’DLIKEFORTHEMTOSAY.HETOOKAFEWCUPSOFLOVE.HETOOKONETABLESPOONOFPATIENCE,ONETEASPOONOFGENEROSITY,ONEPINTOFKINDNESS;HETOOKONEQUARTOFLAUGHTER,ONEPINCHOFCONCERNANDTHENHEMIXEDWILLINGNESSWITHHAPPINESS.HEADDEDLOTSOFFAITH,ANDHESTIRREDITUPWELL.THENHESPREADITOVERASPANOFALIFETIME,AND HE SERVED IT TO EACH AND EVERY DESERVINGPERSON HE MET.”

*Start following Ali’s recipe for life.

MONEY

Jim Carrey 1962

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“I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it’s not the answer.” – Jim Carrey

*Investing in people as opposed to trying to impress people will leave a lasting effect through eternity whereas fame and money will be quickly fleeting.

ENTERTAINMENT

James Earl Jones 1931 – watch The Great White Hope

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*Of course you could watch James Earl Jones as Darth Vader, but instead watch him almost win an Oscar in The Great White Hope.

FOOD

Michelle Obama 1964 – Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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“This is Sasha and Malia’s favorite.”

*Make the First Cauliflower Mac and Cheese and enjoy it while watching The Great White Hope. Yes you can.

What a day! I believe this to be the best day of 365DOLF.

SNUB – Betty White 1922 – next year is the big one!

Review –

  • Strive for moral perfection
  • D-Wade skills
  • Follow Ali’s recipe for life
  • Invest in people
  • Watch The Great White Hope
  • Make cauliflower mac and cheese

January 16

ADOPT A GORILLA DAY

MIND

Susan Sontag 1933

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“You’ll notice that I haven’t talked about love. Or about happiness. I’ve talked about becoming — or remaining — the person who can be happy, a lot of the time, without thinking that being happy is what it’s all about. It’s not.”

*Don’t focus on love or happiness. Instead, focus on becoming a person who can be happy, a lot of the time, without thinking that being happy is what it’s all about. 

BODY

Albert Pujols 1980

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Albert begins every workout with 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical machine as a general warm-up. He finishes each day with 10-15 minutes of full-body stretching.

*Pick any workout but start it with 30 minutes on the elliptical machine and end it with a 10-15 minute stretch. Get to the batting cages and try hitting 500 home-runs.

SOUL

Dian Fossey 1932

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“When you realize the value of all life you dwell less on past and concentrate more on the conservation of the future.”

Adopt a gorilla today!

*We are still in January and you have already been given a lot of opportunities to donate time and money to charitable causes. Pick one that you like or one that strikes a chord with you and donate as much as you can. Unless you’re stinking rich, then donate to them all.  No money? Find a charity in 365DOLF that provides ways to donate time and energy. Like Dian Fossey suggests, concentrate on the conservation of the future.

MONEY

Lin-Manuel Miranda 1980

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“Growing up, I was always cautious about spending. In fact, I was so nervous about incurring debt that I didn’t open my first credit card until age 28, after my first show had opened on Broadway.”

*Shop around get the best credit card with rewards. Use that credit card for everyday purchases and pay it off every month. Do NOT just pay the minimum and let it add up. This is easier said than done and I wish someone would have given me this advice about 25 years ago.

ENTERTAINMENT

Aaliyah 1979

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*Remember that age ain’t nothing but a number as you listen to Aaliyah – may she R.I.P.

FOOD

Kate Moss 1974

“I am going to stuff my chicken,” “Half a lemon and an onion up its bum for a bit of flavour.”

https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/article/watch-kate-moss-cook-a-sunday-lunch-for-vogue

*Follow along as Kate Moss cooks a Sunday lunch for Vogue.

SNUB – Andre Michelin 1853

Review –

  • Become a person who can be happy
  • Elliptical, stretching, and batting cages
  • Adopt a gorilla
  • Pay off your credit cards every month
  • Listen to Aaliyah
  • Kate Moss Sunday lunch

January 15

HAVE A DREAM DAY

MIND

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929

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When Faced With Setbacks, Will You Stop or Move Forward?

Dr. King was arrested upwards of 20 times, his home bombed, and he was subject to a near constant stream of harassment and violence. Despite this, he used every setback and threat as an opportunity to reflect and act.

*Are you hitting a wall with 365DOLF? Two weeks into the new year and you may be over it. Try to remember why you started “Living Famously” in the first place. Today is a great reminder to persevere. To keep moving forward. It’s easy to quit on January 15, but think how you’ll feel on December 15. Continue down that road to becoming a better person.

BODY

Paulina Vega 1993

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“Just put on your gym clothes and go. Push yourself to work out, even if you lack motivation. Just do it! Once you are there, you are in it and you will make it happen. And the awesome part is: YOU WILL NEVER REGRET DOING A WORKOUT!”

*Put on your gym clothes and drive to the gym right now. Sometimes this is the hardest part of working out.

SOUL

Drew Brees 1979

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*Before you go to bed tonight, realize that God has equipped you for great works

MONEY

Pitbull 1981

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“And I’m telling you this straight, if you do it because you want to, if it’s something you believe in — in that company, in that culture, in that movement — then it’s really a revolution,”

“You’re never going to work again in your life because you have won your freedom.”

*If your working just for the money, this is your year to get out and start working for what you believe in

ENTERTAINMENT

Regina King 1971 – watch If Beale Street Could Talk

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*Watch Regina King win an Oscar in IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

FOOD

Dove Cameron 1996

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“I would take brownies and make them into little balls and dip them in ranch. Don’t judge me! That sounds like the worst, most disgusting thing in the world, but it’s unbelievable. It’s unmatched.”

“A cream cheese bagel with rainbow sprinkles on it,” “You’ll lose your mind. It’s so good. My dad used to make it for me. It’s like a weird childhood snack, and I just never questioned it.”

*For a snack, enjoy brownie and ranch cake pops and/or sprinkles on your cream cheese bagel

SNUB – Skrillex 1988

Review –

  • Don’t give up
  • Get dressed and drive to the gym
  • God has equipped you for great works
  • Follow your passion, don’t chase money
  • Watch If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Brownie and ranch cake pops and sprinkles on your bagel

January 14

SAVE MONEY DAY

MIND

Jason Bateman 1969

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“Things happen because human beings make decisions, they commit acts, and that makes things happen.”

*Everything doesn’t just happen. YOU make decisions. YOU commit acts. That’s what make things happen. Remember this today.

BODY

LL Cool J 1968 – chest workout

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INCLINE DUMBBELL FLY

Sets: 4 Reps: 10-12 Rest: 1 min

INCLINE DUMBBELL PRESS

Sets: 4 Reps: 10-12 Rest: 1 min

FLAT BENCH PRESS (in power rack)

Sets: 3 Reps: 8-10 Rest: 1 min

PLYO-PUSH UP

Sets: 4 Reps: To Failure

*Besides his lips, the rapper and actor LL Cool J is best known for his massive chest. Do his chest workout today while listening to “I’m Gonna Knock You Out!”

SOUL

Andy Rooney 1919

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I wish I could have told my Mom I loved her one more time before she passed away.”

*Tell your mother that you love her right now. If possible, in person – but by phone will do.  If your mother has passed away, visit her grave site today and tell her that you love her one more time.

MONEY

Dave Grohl 1969

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‘Money will kill you’, people spend their lives dying inside because of money.”

*Grohl’s mom had a stroke over money worries. This is why he saves his money still today.

ENTERTAINMENT

Faye Dunaway 1941 – watch Network

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*Watch Faye Dunaway win an Oscar in NETWORK

FOOD

Benedict Arnold 1741 – Eggs Benedict Arnold

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*Enjoy this delicious Eggs Benedict Arnold.

SNUB – Carl Weathers 1948

Review –

  • YOU make things happen
  • LL chest workout
  • Tell your mom that you love her
  • Money will kill you, if you let it
  • Watch Network
  • Eggs Benedict Arnold

January 13

RAGS TO RICHES DAY

MIND

Orlando Bloom 1977

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“I was an angry child at times. I was frustrated with the learning disability. It makes you feel stupid; you just don’t feel smart. Somewhere in me I knew that I was smart, I knew I wasn’t thick, but I was just really struggling with spelling and writing, and it was holding me back.”

*Regardless of your disadvantages, find your passion and let it put your mind to work in a different way.

BODY

Liam Hemsworth 1990

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*Part of the challenge of this workout is to find a place where you can flip tires in a parking lot and slam baseball bats against body bags. Try to get in good with a local high school coach, who may be able to help out with this and future workouts. Ask an employee at your gym for advice on how you can achieve this Hunger Games/Navy SEAL workout.

SOUL

Michael Pena 1976

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He took his first step towards Scientology out of concern about his drinking – “I wasn’t an alcoholic, but I was doing it too much” – For me, it isn’t religion like a belief; it’s practical things you do.”

*Regardless of which religion you pursue, make sure it helps with practical things in your life.

MONEY

Horatio Alger 1832

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Horatio Alger believed in personal initiative and perseverance, leadership and commitment to excellence, belief in the free-enterprise system and the importance of higher education, community service, and the vision and determination to achieve a better future.

*If your goal is to go from rags to riches, make the above qualities part of your value system to entice good fortune.

ENTERTAINMENT

Julia Louis-Dreyfus 1961 – watch VEEP

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*Watch as many episodes of VEEP as you can. Sprinkle in some Seinfeld also.

FOOD

Patrick Dempsey 1966 – anchovy pizza

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In the movie Loverboy, Dempsey played a pizza delivery guy who gives more than just pizza when women order “extra anchovies.”

*Order a pizza with extra anchovies

SNUB – Salmon P. Chase

Review –

  • Embrace your passion
  • Hunger Games workout
  • Get practical help from religion
  • Entice good fortune
  • Watch VEEP
  • Anchovy pizza