October 4



Charlton Heston 1923

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“I wish for you the courage to be unpopular. Popularity is history’s pocket change. Courage is history’s true currency.”

*Have the courage to be unpopular today. Watch Heston win an Oscar in Ben Hur for motivation.


Dakota Johnson 1989 – 50 Shades workout

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“I had to be physically and emotionally naked, show both my body and soul. I felt emotionally vulnerable and physically exposed, it was a hard choice to make but I was intrigued since the beginning. I think that…the things that scare you the most are the ones you gotta do.”

BONUS: Caitriona Balfe 1979 – Outlander workout

“So often, women are there just to be looked at and be objectified for the titillation of the male audience.”

*Watch Johnson in 50 Shades of Grey and Balfe in Outlander as motivation to get your body right.



Susan Sarandon 1946

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“Everyone has a responsibility towards this larger family of man, but especially if you’re privileged, that increases your responsibility. I want them to understand the joy of empowerment, of service. I want them to understand that doing the right thing is a joyful experience, that it isn’t a grind.”

*Understand that you have a responsibility towards mankind and that doing the right thing is a joyful experience. Think of donating to UNICEF to make a difference for children around the world. You can also watch Sarandon win an Oscar in Dead Man Walking for a daily dose of soul.


Russell Simmons 1957

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Now is the time to take charge of your personal finances. Use this advice from Russell Simmons.

  1. Start with small steps.
  2. Start when you’re young.
  3. It’s your life and your money.

*Even if you’re old, it’s your life and your money so take charge of your personal finances today.

The first small step is Check Your Cash Flow – Figure out how much money you have coming in each month and how much you pay out for household expenses


Christoph Waltz 1956 – watch Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained

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*Watch Waltz win Oscars in both Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained.


Rutherford B. Hayes 1822 – cornmeal pancakes

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President Hayes was a breakfast kind of President. His go-to meal was cornmeal pancakes with syrup.

*Make cornmeal pancakes to eat like Hayes. The ‘B’ stands for breakfast.


SNUB – Derrick Rose 1988 and Melissa Benoist (aka Marley Rose) 1988

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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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