*Miranda Kerr keeps it simple in this workout. Try it today.
Stephen Marley 1972
*Listen to Stephen Marley on 4/20 and celebrate as his father would. It’s good for the soul.
Luke Kuechly 1991
Working his first job as a young teen ultimately helped him to assign more value to the things he had growing up.
“Because once I was working, my Dad’s like, ’You’ve got money now. You can go buy things if you want them. And then it starts to teach you: ‘Oh, do I really need it?’ You start to understand what 20 bucks really means.”
*Understand what 20 bucks really means.
Jessica Lange 1949 – watch Blue Sky
*Watch Jessica Lange win an Oscar in Blue Sky.
Luther Vandross 1951 – Luther Burger
The “Luther Burger,” is a bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme doughnut bun, named after R&B singer Luther Vandross.
*Listen to some Luther Vandross (maybe “One Shining Moment”) while indulging too far with a Luther Burger.
“Like many people, I thought that achieving that goal would define me as successful. But that is not true. No specific job or career goal defines me, and it should not define you… whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”
*Accept disappointment as a way to gain clarity and with that clarity comes conviction and true originality.
Chloe Bennet 1992
“So I did two months of rigorous stunt training — kickboxing, boxing, krav maga, jiu jutsu”
*Do your research and get to a gym to do kickboxing, krav maga, or jiu jutsu.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 1987
“I think any time that you’re going through a challenging time or there’s a struggle, for me the number one thing to remember is to take that time to centre myself and be present in the moment.”
*Center yourself and be present in this moment.
Derrick Brooks 1973
“Financial discipline – stocks bonds, savings – all those add up to financial discipline. It’s not up to how much I make, it’s how much I preserve and save.”
*Continue to work on your financial discipline each and every day.
James Woods 1947 – watch Ghosts of Mississippi
*As you watch James Woods almost win an Oscar in Ghosts of Mississippi, think about the work environment of him filming with liberals Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rob Reiner.
Kourtney Kardashian 1979
Morning: “I usually have a bowl of whole grain oatmeal made on the stove”“I’ll add fruits, sprinkle seeds or bee pollen, or drizzle honey on top to mix it up.”
Midday: Kourtney will eat a salad with added protein (chicken or salmon) and homemade balsamic or ginger dressing for lunch
Afternoon: After lunch, Kourt likes to sip hot green tea, and if she gets hungry later, she’ll snack on “fresh vegetables with avocado hummus, raw almonds or fresh fruit.”
Evening: “I love fresh, simple soups made with asparagus, sweet potatoes or beets. I also make turkey chili when it’s cold outside. I usually try to make soups and chili on a Sunday, so I have the extras in the fridge when I’m busy during the week,”
*Just look yourself in the mirror this morning and say this out loud.
Victoria Beckham 1974
Not only does she regularly go to the gym, she also practices Yogalosophy.
*Research and practice Yogalosophy while listening to the Spice Girls.
Jennifer Garner 1972
“The idea of soul mates lures people into believing that marriage will be easy and perpetually passionate.”
*Believing that you’ve met your soulmate is great, but you are still going to have to work on your relationship every day.
JP Morgan 1837
He was asked if commercial credit was based on money or property.
“The first thing is character,”
“Before money or anything else. Money cannot buy it.… A man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom. I think that is the fundamental basis of business.”
*Money can’t buy trust and trust is the fundamental basis of business.
Rooney Mara 1985- watch Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
*Watch Rooney Mara almost win an Oscar in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Sean Bean 1959 – Sunday Roast
4 skinless chicken breasts 1 can tomatoes 1 tub creme fraiche 1 jar red pesto fresh basil fresh black olives
Brown chicken in a pot. Meanwhile mix creme fraiche, tomatoes and 3 dessert-spoons of red pesto sauce in a bowl. Add to saucepan with the chicken and simmer on low heat for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, cook some rice – I recommend heartily boil in the bag Uncle Ben’s! Just before serving add basil leaves and chopped black olives. Then, stuff your faces!
*Yes, stuff your face with Sean Bean’s Sunday Roast.
“If there is something that’s your passion when you’re young, do it,”
“Let everything else take care of itself. Don’t pick a career for money or some other reason. Do what you love, because it will never feel like work.”
*This could be under the MONEY section but when you’ve got the best MIND in NFL history, your advice should be followed. Even if you’re not young, start today by doing what you love.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1947
“I managed to stay on the court and avoid serious injury throughout my career thanks to a dedicated fitness regimen that included eating a balanced diet and practicing yoga.”
*This can help your SOUL too. Eat a balanced diet and practice yoga today. Also, get to a basketball court and work on your sky hook shots.
Pope Benedict XVI 1927
“Prayer is The Breath of The Soul and of Life.”
*Pray when you wake up and pray again when you go to bed tonight. It is the breath of your SOUL.
Charlie Chaplin 1889
Charles Chaplin not only financed and produced all his films (with the exception of “A Countess from Hong Kong”), but was the author, actor, director and soundtrack composer of them as well.
*Once you do have your dream job/business, don’t be afraid to do it all to make it your way. Delegation is needed, but remember it is your dream.
*Watch the movie about her life and/or listen to her music.
Peter Billingsley 1971 – A Christmas Story meal in April
Red Ryder cocktail – Start your meal with this cocktail, made with triple sec, cranberry juice and moscato. It may not shoot your eye out, but you’ll probably start seeing double after your second glass.
Homemade Ovaltine – Make it from scratch using this recipe — you’ll totally feel like you’ve cracked the code to taste bud happiness.
Perfect turkey – it’s everything the holiday meal aspires to be — the perfect burnished bronze turkey complete with all the fixin’s.
*Listen to Selena while making A Christmas Story meal. Enjoy it while watching Ralphie in the movie or any of the movies that Peter Billingsley has produced. Think of planning a trip to the actual house in Cleveland, OH. – you can actually spend the night in Ralphie’s or the Bumpus house.
Leonardo da Vinci had CURIOSITÀ — “An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.”
*Have CURIOSITA like Leonardo da Vinci.
BONUS: Emma Watson 1990 – watch Beauty and the Beast
Belle’s insatiable appetite for knowledge inspires us to learn something new every day.
*Watch Emma as Belle in Beauty and the Beast – as an example of CURIOSITA
Antonio Cromartie 1984
Antonio says his top 3 drills are:
*The above website has videos and descriptions of the Antonio Cromartie workout.
Just having 14 children would leave most people in awe, but the news is especially noteworthy with Cromartie because he supposedly got snipped in 2013. Clearly the vasectomy didn’t take because this is Cromartie’s third child since the alleged procedure.
*Invest in birth control.
Maisie Williams 1997
“If you’re constantly trying to please everyone else, then you’re just gonna be an unhappy person. As long as you are happy, then leave other people alone. Do not make other people unhappy to fuel your happiness.”
*Make yourself happy, then leave other people alone.
Roy Raymond 1947
*Roy Raymond started Victoria’s Secret but sold the company shortly before killing himself. Don’t worry about money, but don’t give up on your dreams either. If it’s your dream, see it through.
*Learn how to make it from the very funny video and then invite your best friends over to watch Sausage Party while enjoying Seth Rogen’s wiener wellington. Wash it down with a Pineapple Express cocktail.
“It’s work and you have to be willing to put the work in any relationship that you have in your life.”
*Take today to work on a relationship that needs it.
Anderson Silva 1975
“I stick to high intensity training to get more done in shorter periods of time rather than going to the gym and slugging it for hours. I build up a sweat and burn fat quicker. And no alcohol or desserts when training.”
*Do this high intensity training, possibly at an MMA gym near you, and remember no alcohol or desserts today.
Anne Sullivan 1866
Donations to the Anne Sullivan Foundation are currently used to support our Outreach Service, the development of services for people who are deaf/blind.
*Another opportunity to donate to a worthy cause – to help change misconceptions about people with disabilities.
Pete Rose 1941
What people keep buying is not just the autograph, but also the experience of getting it. Plenty of ballplayers can engage with the fan base, but nobody does it better or embraces it more than Pete Rose does.
*Realize that people may want the experience as much as the product. Keep this in mind as you come up with your business model. Don’t gamble on not giving someone an experience.
The Food Network is airing three hours of programming celebrating the movie “No Reservations.” “Emeril Live” will feature guest appearances by two of the film’s stars, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin.
*Enjoy this spaghetti oreganata from the movie No Reservations, while watching Abigail Breslin in it.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do to-day.
Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
We never repent of having eaten too little.
Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
Take things always by their smooth handle.
When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.
*Pick one of the above Thomas Jefferson practical life lessons to focus on today. For me, I’m going to focus on #1. I’m not going to put anything off until tomorrow. I’m taking care of everything that I can today.
Allison Williams 1988
“I do two different things. For cardio I do SoulCycle. I really don’t like to run, plus I have terrible knees and get bored on the elliptical. SoulCycle is basically a dance party on a bicycle, and you burn calories and it’s so fun. Then I also do Core Fusion at Exhale Spa locations. It mixes together Pilates and barre method. It’s really hard and kicks my butt, so those two together work perfectly.
*SoulCycle and a Core Fusion workout. Find a class or a workout online.
Madalyn Murray O’Hair 1919
“An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An Atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now — here on earth — for all men together to enjoy. An Atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer, but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and to enjoy it. An Atheist accepts that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help lead to a life of fulfillment.”
*A true leap of faith for some may be that the above description of an Atheist sounds pretty good.
John Paul DeJoria 1944
John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron tequila, grew up in the slums:
“I lived off $2.50 per day. When you’re down and out, you make with what you have and you learn how to survive … if you look at the glass half full.”
*Make with what you have and survive for now. Your dream business is coming!
Jay lives in a big house with a beautiful wife. He has a pool, a dog, and a successful business. He’s everything Al Bundy wanted to become but didn’t have the smarts, the drive, or the motivation to accomplish.
*Watch an Episode of Married With Children and then one of Modern Family. This should motivate you to strive for a life like Jay Pritchett and NOT Al Bundy.
Jason Varitek only got one hit when he played in the 1984 Little League World Series, but he is the only player to play in the LLWS, College World Series Championship, MLB World Series, Olympics, and World Baseball Classic.
*Don’t let early disappointment keep you down. Keep working towards your dreams.
Alessandra Ambrosio 1981
Alessandra demanded long legs, thinner thighs and a tight buttock. This gave birth to a great idea called “Brazil Butt Lift”
Despite a life of privilege, Ethel Kennedy is no stranger to tragedy. Her parents were killed in a plane crash in 1955. Besides her husband, she lost two children — Michael in a skiing accident in 1997 and David from a drug overdose in 1984.
*No matter how great someone’s life looks, remember that people are dealing with life’s tragedies all of the time. You don’t know what the people that you encounter today are dealing with.
Michelle Phan 1987
“I didn’t have a road map, I just did it because it was meaningful to me and I wanted to disrupt the beauty industry,”
“The first advice I give to any women who want to become an entrepreneur is find a problem that you see in any industry, and if you’re very passionate about it, find a solution,”
*You might not have a road map – do what is meaningful to you. With YouTube and social media, the sky is the limit to be an entrepreneur. Find a problem and solve it online for people. What industry can you disrupt?
Joss Stone 1987
Joss Stone is a free spirit full of positivity and substantial spunk, who has chosen how she wants to live her life and has made those dreams come true.
*Listen to the positivity and spunk of Joss Stone.
Jennifer Esposito 1973 – banana French toast
Actress Jennifer Esposito came by The Chew to talk about her struggle with Celiac disease and to whip up her No-Bake gluten-free Banana French Toast recipe.