October 7



Yo-Yo Ma 1955

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“I remember 20 years of having unbelievable children at home and falling asleep reading stories to them. I remember being impatient with my family members because I was so tired and stressed out. If I were to do it over again, I would seriously look at the quality of decisions made during those years.”

*Listen to Yo-Yo Ma as you think about the quality of decisions that you are making.

 Are you too tired to spend quality time with your family?

If yes, then you have life backwards.


Charles Woodson 1976

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The easiest way to get into boxing is to take a boxing class like Woodson did.

*I know that Charles Woodson does this. I’ve seen him working out in a boxing gym in Orlando. I’m going back there today to take a class… You need to get another boxing workout in too.


Bishop Desmond Tutu 1931

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“Breaking the cycle of violence also includes forgiving. Once the cycle is interrupted through openhearted invitation and apology, the circle of transformation is completed by forgiveness.”

*Forgive someone today. Break the cycle through openhearted invitation and an apology. Welcome someone back into your life today.


Simon Cowell 1959

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Cowell’s love of the Cartoon Network, American Spirit cigarettes, Sapporo beer and Barbados holidays all serve one purpose: keeping him happy.

“If you’re going to cut one thing out of your life, cut out stress,”

“It’s the cause of cancer, heart attacks, diseases. If you’re stressed, you’re going to get ill.”

*Easier said than done, I know. Try downloading your money stress by writing it all down and getting it out of your head. Also, be like Simon Cowell and focus more on the things that you like.


John Mellencamp 1951

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*Listen to Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, John Cougar Mellencamp, and John Mellencamp all day.


Vladimir Putin 1952 – porridge, quail eggs and fruit juice

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Breakfast is served at noon: a bowl of porridge, with quail eggs and a glass of fruit juice

Russian Standard Gold, 40%: £22 for 70cl, Waitrose – Extracts of Siberian ginseng add caramel notes and a pepperiness that lingers

*Sleep in and have a Putin breakfast at noon. Wash it down with Russian Standard Gold vodka.

BONUS – Toni Braxton 1967 – half a glass of wine nightcap

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“This is old school, but what works for me is I take a half a glass of wine every night. It heals everything. Some people take Robitussin pills every night. I take a half a glass of wine, a nightcap, every night. Not a lot: just a little bit. It keeps my blood thin. It keeps my motion going. It keeps me clear-headed. I just think it’s nature’s tonic.”

SNUB – Holland Roden 1986

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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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