May 8



Harry S. Truman 1884

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“All my life, whenever it comes to me to make a decision, I make it and forget about it. As President of the United States, you never have time to stop. You’ve got to keep going because there’s always a decision ahead of you that you’ve got to make, and you don’t want to look back. If you make a mistake in one of those decisions, correct it by another decision and go ahead. That’s all you can do.”

*Make a decision right now and then forget about it. If it’s a mistake, correct it later by another decision. The buck stops with you! Give ‘em hell!


Olivia Culpo 1992

Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe

“I eat small, healthy meals every two to three hours, and stay away from liquid calories,”

“Juice is a killer. The sugar will go straight to your butt.”

*Eat small, healthy meals every two to three hours today. And NO juice


Kemba Walker 1990

Kemba Walker, Celtics rebound to knock off Raptors - The Boston Globe

“Life has been great. Just being able to live my dream, play basketball for a living, being able to take care of my family; it’s been everything I expected.”

*A lot of people doubted if the undersized Walker could make it in the NBA. His heart and soul has led him to living his dream.


Bill Cowher 1957

Touchdown! Former Steelers Coach Bill Cowher Buys Lenox Hill Condo |  Observer

“There’s balance in my life here that I’ve never had before and that’s pretty special . . . I never say never about things, but it’s highly unlikely that I will coach again. I did it at a time, and I never looked back. I have no regrets whatsoever. I feel very good about that.”

*Strive to have work-life balance.


Enrique Iglesias 1975

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*Listen to the Grammy winning Enrique Iglesias. He could be your hero, baby.


Candace Nelson 1974 – peanut butter cupcakes

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Candace’s sophisticated take on the classic American cupcake made Sprinkles an overnight bakery sensation.

*To reward yourself for eating small, healthy meals all day, enjoy one of these cupcakes tonight while listening to Enrique Iglesias. Take the rest of them to your coworkers tomorrow.

SNUB – Don Rickles 1926

Review –

  • Make a decision and forget about it
  • Eat small, healthy meals every 2-3 hours
  • Live your dream life
  • Have work-life balance
  • Listen to Enrique Iglesias
  • Make peanut butter cupcakes

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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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