February 20



Justin Verlander 1983

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“He’s not an asshole,”

“I’ve been around a lot of stars in my day. He gets it. For someone who virtually has everyone’s dream life and dream ability, he gets it.” – former Houston Astros manager

*All-Star, MVP, Cy Young winner, World Series champ, and married to a super model. If Verlander isn’t an asshole, you can’t be one. 


Charles Barkley 1963

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“When I got to Philadelphia, Dr. J., Moses Malone, Maurice Cheeks, they never practiced,”

“They’d sit on the side or on the stationary bike eating McDonald’s. Once I had been in the league X amount of years, I adopted that philosophy.”

*Go to McDonald’s. Buy one cheeseburger. Then drive to the gym and eat said cheeseburger while riding a stationary bike. If anyone asks, just simply say that it’s Charles Barkley’s birthday. Keep pedaling until you’ve burned off all 300 calories and then move on to your favorite workout.


Sidney Poitier 1927

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“God, is for all of us. It is not a God for one culture, or one religion, or one planet.”

*If we could all think like Poitier, the world would be a much better place.


Cindy Crawford 1966

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“Life goes by quickly, and I’ve learned that decisions made from a place of confidence—rather than one of fear—are the ones that get me to the place I want to be.”

“Even the times I failed were the best lessons.” 

*Have confidence in every financial decision that you make. Even if your dream business fails, use it as a learning tool.


Kurt Cobain 1967

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*Be interested in the well-being of others as you listen to Nirvana and Kurt Cobain’s acoustic songs too.


Rihanna 1988

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Breakfast: four hard-boiled eggs, one slice of toast without the crust, and a mix of berries.

Lunch: salad with fish

Dinner: chicken curry with rice and peas

*Eat like Rihanna for every meal today.

SNUB – Trevor Noah 1984

Review –

  • Don’t be an asshole
  • Eat a cheeseburger while riding a stationary bike
  • It is not a God for one religion
  • Use failure as a lesson
  • Listen to Nirvana
  • Eat like Rihanna

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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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