October 14



Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890

Eisenhower GIF | Gfycat

To use the Ike tool, list all your tasks and activities, and put each into one of the following categories:

Important and urgent

Important but not urgent

Not important but urgent

Not important and not urgent

Then schedule tasks and activities based on their importance and urgency.

*Try Eisenhower’s tool for effectiveness today, with all your tasks and activities.


Stacy Keibler 1979

Stacy Keibler Foot Choke GIF by beppie | Gfycat

*According to Stacy, the key to being fit and healthy is to practice some kind of exercise every day and to sweat at least for 10 minutes daily. Do a legs workout to get your sweat going today.



John Wooden 1910

John Wooden | MY HERO

Wooden was fond of the tale – At God’s footstool, to confess, A poor soul knelt and bowed his head. “I failed,” he cried. The master said, ”Thou didst thy best. That is success.”

*When you are at God’s footstool will you confess that you have failed?

Can you confess that you did your best?


Ralph Lauren 1939

Ralph Lauren Fashion Sticker for iOS & Android | GIPHY

In the 1957 DeWitt Clinton High School yearbook, Lauren wrote “millionaire” as one of his life goals.

Today, he has an estimated net worth of $7 billion

*Can you remember what you wrote for your senior yearbook as one of your life goals?

 How’s it going?

What would the 18-year-old you think of your financial situation today?

Adjust accordingly.


Mia Wasikowska 1989 – watch Alice in Wonderland

Mia wasikowska GIF - Find on GIFER

*Watch Mia win an Australian Film Institute Award for best actress as Alice.


Usher 1978

Usher GIFs | Tenor

His quarantine eating habits: “[I’m eating] everything in the refrigerator,” “I open my refrigerator up and was like, ‘What the hell do you want now?’ It’s crazy.”

He is thankful that there are nutritious restaurants to order in from, but he isn’t always successful. “Right now it’s like, you just want to feel good, You want to eat cereal, you want to eat all the stuff [that makes you feel good.]”

*Have cereal for breakfast and order in from a nutritious restaurant.

BONUS: Thomas Keller 1955 – better nutters

2017 RH 25: Thomas Keller Restaurant Group | Restaurant Hospitality

People around the country indulge every October 14th on National Dessert Day!

This peanut butter sandwich cookie is a Thomas Keller take on his favorite childhood cookie

*On National Dessert Day, make Thomas Keller’s better nutter cookies

SNUB – Jim Rome 1964 and Stephen A. Smith 1967 – both master debaters

Best Jim Rome GIFs | Gfycat
Stephen A Smith GIFs with Sound | Gfycat

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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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