October 13



Margaret Thatcher 1925

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Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.

*What do you know is right? Do that!


Jerry Rice 1962

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It was kettlebells today. “I did three sets of 20, then three sets of 20 squats. And after every set, I go for a 400-meter run. I do one lap around the track, and then I come back and I do the second set. Then I go do another lap around the track. So I’m incorporating getting my heart rate up but also some running in between.”

*Try this kettlebells workout yourself or ask your trainer to help you out with it. Maybe one day you’ll break Jerry Rice’s records… no you won’t, no one will.

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Paul Simon 1941

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Simon said he’s gratified — and somewhat mystified — that some people have told him they believe God has spoken to them through his music.

“Is it a profound truth? I don’t know,” “I feel I’m like a vessel, and it passed through me, and I was the editor, and I’m glad.”

*Listen to Paul Simon’s music and see if God speaks to you.


Jerry Jones 1942

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave Emmitt Smith the best money advice he ever received.

“He taught me about finances with a simple statement,”

“He always said, ‘Have a big front door and a small back door. Take in as much as you can and spend as little as you can.’”

*Remind yourself today to have a big front door and a small back door. Write it down and put it somewhere that you’ll see it every day.


Sacha Baron Cohen 1971

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*2021 was a good year for Cohen. Watch him almost win an Oscar in The Trial of the Chicago 7 or almost win a Golden Globe in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.


Marie Osmond 1959 – orange chicken

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“I learned a great lesson from my mother on her deathbed. She counseled me on the importance of taking care of myself so I wouldn’t end up in an unhealthy body like she did.”


*Listen to some Donny and Marie while making Marie’s orange chicken. Enjoy eating them while watching Borat. Very nice!

SNUB – Doc Rivers 1961 and Paul Pierce 1977

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DOUBLE SNUB – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 1989 and Tiffany Trump 1993

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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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