“The best way to forget oneself is to look at the world with attention and love.”
*Forget about yourself today. Look at the world with attention and love.
What did you notice?
Juan Pablo Montoya 1975
“The more you drive, the fitter you get,”
“When I’m at home in the off season, I probably ride about eight hours a week on the bike. I will do Pilates twice a week. I will do the gym a couple times. I will do a little swimming. You do a little bit of everything.”
*Your choice today – bicycle, Pilates, gym, swimming, or a combination.
Van Jones 1968
“All humans have fear, and those of us who are fortunate have faith.”
*What is your biggest fear?Have faith that everything is going to be ok.
George R.R. Martin 1948
“Ideas are cheap. I have more ideas now than I could ever write up. To my mind, it’s the execution that is all-important.”
*Your million-dollar business idea is worthless if you are not executing it.
Sophia Loren 1934 – watch Two Women
*Watch Sophia Loren win an Oscar in Two Women
Upton Sinclair 1878 – Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich
“The Jungle” exposes the appalling and unsanitary conditions in the Chicago meat-packing industry. It was influential in obtaining passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.
“I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident hit it in the stomach.”
*I would suggest reading The Jungle while eating, but you’ll need both hands and a bib for this Chicago Italian beef sandwich. Wait until after you eat before reading Upton Sinclair’s masterpiece of muckraking.
“Frankl,” says Jimmy Fallon. “Man’s Search for Meaning. I read that book while I was in the ICU—my doctor told me to read it. I highlighted quotes and things. I e-mailed all my friends. I’m like, ‘Dude, you have to read this book—I know the meaning of life.’”
Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.
*Ask yourself hour by hour whether you are staying true to what life expects from you.
Start reading “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Frankl.
BONUS: Adam West 1928 – “Over the years, I’ve learned that if you can just hang in there and, regardless of what’s presented to you, take it as a challenge and try to bring in something fresh, then it works.”
Alison Sweeney 1976
“It turned out I ran at a 10 inclination and a speed of 10 miles per hour. It was the toughest thing I’d ever done, but I learned to let go of my preconceived notion of my limits.”
*Challenge your limits today.
“Organized religion is not for me. Most wars over the centuries have been about religion. I think fate plays a big role in our lives and that if we were nicer to one another the world would be a better place.”
*Like yesterday. Just be nicer to people to start making the world a better place.
Trae Young 1998
Young’s father Rayford Young started teaching his son about smart financial habits in high school. He even made him get a credit card when he was a junior.
Trae “never got to use the credit card much,” but as his father, he “would make sure that when he did it was paid off every month.”
*If you do have credit card debt, take today to either pay it off or come up with a plan to pay it off as quickly as possible.
Jeremy Irons 1948 – watch Reversal of Fortune
“The secret to ageing is to remain interested and not look back. I know some things could have gone better, but at the time that was the best I could do.”
*Watch Jeremy Irons win an Oscar for best actor in Reversal of Fortune.
Michael Symon 1969 – Polish Boy Kielbasa Sandwich
*If you can’t make it to Cleveland, make Michael Symon’s version of the Cleveland classic – Polish Boy.
“Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.”
*People can say whatever they want. You also have the freedom to ignore it.
Patrick Mahomes 1995
“Two of my favorite static workouts are the deadlift and bench press, but I can’t bench press anymore because of my position. I can only dumbbell bench press, but I still love to do it. With the deadlift, I just love the explosion part of it. I guess I like it because I’m good at it, but I feel like it’s a great workout.”
*Make dead lifts and bench press your favorite workout today.
Phil Jackson 1945
“There must be more”
*There is more. Try to find a local class or go online to practice Zen Meditation today.
Willard Marriot 1900
Raised as Mormons, his kids were taught to be humble and work hard. As teenagers, they worked scrub jobs at the company as training in the Marriott way.
*Be humble and work hard. Teach these traits to those who mean the most to you. Spend the night at a Marriott for inspiration. Maybe book a room in Santa Monica to hang out at The Regal Beagle with Jack, Larry, Mr. Furley, and the girls.
John Ritter 1948 – watch Three’s Company
*Get together with two friends and watch Three’s Company. They’ll be waiting for you.
Joe Bastianich 1968 The Really Good Burger
Burgers: Burgers are ground fresh daily from USDA prime Black Angus B&B Las Vegas beef
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. We emphasize intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.” We celebrate curiosity over gossip. We are a place where people can truly be their weird and wonderful selves.
Leslie Knope: “Winning is every girl’s dream. But it is my destiny. And my dream.”
*You are capable of so much more than you think you are. Find that confidence and own it. Don’t be afraid to celebrate yourself when you accomplish something, big or small, because you worked for that victory. You deserve it.
“Fitness helps keep my life balanced and it’s a great release for anything I have going on in my life. My body is also my tool for my career.”
Rourke begins with 30 minutes to an hour of cardio, consisting of either long-distance runs or sprints. Next, he does ab exercises – usually 300 to 500 sit-ups! – followed by weight training.
*Keep your life balanced with 30 minutes of cardio, 300 sit-ups, and weight training
Watch The Wrestler for motivation.
Nick Jonas 1992
“I grew up in a church environment, and still have love for the Church, but what’s important to me now in my life is my relationship with God and that I not be judged and that I not judge.”
*Your relationship with God is all that matters.
David Copperfield 1956
Magician David Copperfield’s $800 Million Fortune Could Make Him A Future Billionaire
Q: How were you able to translate that passion into a lucrative career?
A: “It was hard. Even my mother told me that I couldn’t do it; she was really against it. My father was the one who told me to live the impossible. He had given up his dream so I could live mine. He wanted to be an actor but ended up running a clothing store.”
*Live the impossible. Turn your passion into a lucrative career. Thank those who had to give up on their dream so you can live yours.
Jennifer Tilly 1958 – watch Bullets Over Broadway
*Watch the voice of Bonnie Swanson and Tiffany Valentine almost win an Oscar.
BB King 1925 – BBQ Salmon with Corn and Sausage Chowder
*Listen to a mix of his blues, Nick Jonas, and Marc Anthony while making his BBQ salmon. Wash it down with The Knope – waffle cocktail.
SNUB – Marc Anthony 1968 – Why was I snubbed? – I need to know!
The author Henry James described Cooper’s infatuation with America as his donnee, his “given.”
*Decide what your donnee is today – what is your “given”?
BONUS: Nipsey Russell 1918
“My only mission is to look for fun, the lighter side of life. I spell it fool-osophy.”
*What is your fool-osophy?
Dan Marino 1961
“I do a lot of cardio — treadmill and elliptical,”
“It’s always good working out with someone else to help you push a bit. I try to do something every day, in the morning. [It gets] your day going.”
*Workout on the treadmill and elliptical with a friend this morning. Go outside and play some catch with a football – try to throw for 61,361 yards. H2P
Charles de Foucauld 1858
“Every person is a child of God who loves them infinitely: it is therefore impossible to want to love God without loving human beings: the more one loves God, the more one loves people. The love of God, the love of people, is my whole life; it will be my whole life I hope.”
*If you love God, then you must love all his people too.
BONUS: Tommy Lee Jones 1946
“Ethnic stereotypes are boring and stressful and sometimes criminal. It’s just not a good way to think. It’s non-thinking. It’s stupid and destructive.”
*A different way of saying to love all of God’s people.
CROSSOVER: ENTERTAINMENT – Watch Jones win an Oscar in The Fugitive.
Ettore Bugatti 1881
The price tag on an oil change & standard service on a Bugatti Veyron? $21,000.
*You can’t afford a Bugatti. Ever. Get your oil changed.
BONUS: Lisa Vanderpump 1960 – her $370,000 Bentley Azure is an example of her love for luxury.
*You can’t afford a Bentley Azure either.
Oliver Stone 1946 – watch Platoon
Platoon was the first real Vietnam film and one of the greatest war movies of all time. The film won Stone his first Best Director Oscar as well as several other awards, including the Oscar for Best Picture.
*Platoon is a Vietnam War movie that will make you ask “why?’.
William Howard Taft 1857
Taft has the dubious honor of being America’s heaviest leader, weighing in at 314 pounds during his tenure in the White House. Concerned about how his weight would affect his health, and therefore his ability to serve, he wrote to English physician and diet expert Nathaniel E. Yorke-Davies for advice.
Yorke-Davies recommended that Taft try the following diet:
8 a.m. A tumbler of hot water with lemon, sipped slowly
9 a.m. Breakfast: unsweetened tea or coffee, “2 or 3 Gluten biscuits,” and 6 ounces of lean grilled meat
12:30 p.m. Lunch: 4 ounces of lean meat, 4 ounces of cooked green vegetables without butter, 3 ounces of baked or stewed unsweetened fruit, 1 gluten biscuit, and 1 of the recommended “sugarless” wines
Afternoon cup of tea, coffee, or beef tea without milk or sugar advised
7-8 p.m., Dinner: clear soup, 4 ounces of fish, 5 ounces of meat, 8 ounces of vegetables, and 4 ounces of stewed fruit. Plain salad and 2 gluten biscuits, if desired
*Eat like William Howard Taft did to lose 60 lbs. – before he gained it all back. Wash it down with some of Dan Marino’s Rock N Roll Tequila.
Dan Marino is a partner in Rock N Roll Tequila which debuted its premium tequilas in handcrafted, glass guitar bottles in March 2017.
SNUB – Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 1984 and Queen Letizia of Spain 1972
“What I have learned is that human beings have very thick skin. I call that skin our spirit, our Highest Most Powerful self. Spirit is the key to everything we desire”
*Don’t let anything bother you today – your highest most powerful self will not give in to negativity and this spirit is the key to everything you desire.
Nene Hilario 1982
An Alabama gym teacher brought the “whip/nae nae” into his classroom to get his elementary school students excited about working out.
*Try this “whip/nae nae” workout in honor of NBA power forward Nene (pronounced Nae Nae)
Tavis Smiley 1964
“I believe the biblical definition of faith, that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I don’t know how one navigates this thing called life without having abiding faith in something. There are some times in certain situations that you have to believe, even when there is no evidence. You have to believe even when there are no signs that something is going to work out.”
*Have faith and truly believe that everything is going to work out today.
Tyler Perry 1969
Perry quit several jobs to pursue his dream. He suggests not to just quit your job, but instead recognize that you still have to earn a living.
*You still must earn a living, so don’t quit your day job…yet. Once you do find a way to turn your passion into payday, quit your job as soon as you can.
How much longer until you can quit your job?
Roald Dahl 1916 – watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl was a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian, and a medical inventor.
*Watch the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory if you are sober. Watch the reboot starring Johnny Depp if you are stoned.
John Feinstein has asked many athletes the same question: What’re you gonna do when you’re done?
He’d never heard an answer like Luck’s before. Or since.
‘Honestly, I think I could be very happy teaching high school history.’ – Andrew Luck
*Luck shockingly announced his retirement from the NFL at the age of 29. He could not take the pain anymore. With millions in the bank, teaching high school history could be fun. It’s not as much fun with hundreds in the bank.
MISSION: The mission of the Andrew Luck Book Club is to build a team of readers of all levels.
*Join Andrew Luck’s book club today. Think of starting your own (with 365DOLF suggested books) with friends and loved ones.
Jesse Owens 1913
Owens trained in special morning sessions before school. Within a year, he was running the 100-yard dash in eleven seconds. He would run as though the track were on fire.
*Run as many 100-yard dashes as you can before work or school this morning.
Barry White 1944
White was a musical prodigy whose romantic songs helped to create a new mode of modern masculinity
*Listen to Barry White and chill with that someone special. It’s good for the soul.
Paul Walker 1973
Having a will is only the start. A revocable living trust is the best estate planning tool for most. Walker’s will left all of his assets to a trust he created, which means the probate process was much simpler.
*Make a revocable living trust. This was very wise of Paul Walker who died much too young.
Emmy Rossum 1986 – watch The Phantom of the Opera
“I got mono once when I was 18 or 19 and I had to go on a press tour for Phantom of the Opera. I ate garlic every single day — a whole head of roasted garlic. I love it, but I’m sure it was not pleasant for those around me because it starts to come out of your skin.”
*Watch Emmy almost win a Golden Globe Award in The Phantom of the Opera.
Yao Ming 1980 – order Chinese food
One night Ewing, Mutombo and Yao ordered coconut curry prawn, General Tso’s chicken, fried rice with shrimp, Mongolian beef, garlic basil prawn, Szechuan prawn and white rice.
Yao Ming announced the establishment of his new Napa Valley winery: Yao Family Wines.
*Call up your favorite local Chinese restaurant and make the exact same order. Invite two of your best and biggest friends to come join the feast. Wash it down with Yao wine.
BONUS: Yang Mi 1986 – revealed she only eats seven dumplings for lunch and a healthy salad made up of potato, avocado, boiled egg, corn, lettuce and tomato for dinner.
SNUB – Jennifer Hudson 1981 and Ruben Studdard 1978
“But I learned that the lessons my mama taught me were always right. It don’t cost nuthin’ to be nice. It don’t cost ‘nuthin’ to do the right thing most of the time, and it costs a lot to lose your good name by breakin’ your word to someone.”
*Be nice. Do the right thing. Don’t break your word.
Elizabeth Henstridge 1987
I’ve worn my workout clothes ALL DAY so I would work out but then I got pizza instead.
*Henstridge sent the above tweet. Use it as your inspiration to wear your workout clothes all day.
Tom Landry 1924
“As a Christian, I know my life is in God’s hands,”
“He has a plan for me. Therefore, I never worry about tomorrow or never worry about winning or losing football games. That knowledge gives me a lot of composure in tough situations.”
*Don’t worry about tomorrow or anything that is stressing you in life right now. Know that your life is in God’s hands and he will take care of you.
“No matter how much money I ever get, I’m going to want to provide for my family and never have to go back to really struggling. You don’t ever want to go outside; you don’t ever want to be left in the cold. You want to be safe.”
*For over 9 months you have been learning how to save and invest money. Keep working at it until you and your family are safe.
Taraji P. Henson 1970 – watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons
*Watch Taraji P. Henson almost win an Oscar in The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons.
Harry Connick Jr 1967 – jambalaya
When Harry Connick Jr. was growing up in New Orleans, his mother would drop him off at school with the same parting words every day: “Be a leader.”
*Be a leader and make Harry Connick Jr’s jambalaya.