October 25



Bobby Knight 1940

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Knight was an active learner and reader and surrounded himself with people from whom he could learn.

*Be an active learner and reader and surround yourself with people from whom you can learn. Ask someone to lunch today that you know you can learn from.


Dan Gable 1948

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Workouts were performed with the mantra of “Push to Collapse.”

2 am – sit-ups and push-ups []                            8 am – run 2 miles []

1 pm – lift weights and punch the heavy bag []     4 pm – 2-hour wrestling workout []

7:30 pm – run to a store to get food for dinner []   10 pm – isometrics []

*Follow Dan Gable’s schedule today. Push until you collapse.


Ciara 1985


“Where there’s FAITH, there’s HOPE. God is an awesome God.”

*When you have faith, there is always hope.


Jack Kent Cooke 1912

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His will was amended 8 times prior to his death & named not 1 but 7 co-executors.

The most important lesson from the Cooke estate is the importance of a well-thought-out estate plan created with the advice and guidance of an experienced estate planning attorney.

*Hire an estate planning attorney and name just one executor to your will.


Katy Perry 1984

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“I don’t think you have to shout it from the rooftops but I think you have to stand for something, and if you’re not standing for anything. You’re really just serving yourself, period, end of story.”

*Stand for something and listen to Katy Perry today. Kiss a girl – see if you like it.


Pablo Picasso 1881 – eel stew and omelet tortilla niçoise

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Back in 1964, Pablo Picasso shared with Vogue’s two of his favorite recipes — one for Eel Stew, the other for Omelette Tortilla Niçoise. 

*Cook like you are in the South of France.

BONUS: Craig Robinson 1971 – vegan birthday cake for dessert

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Robinson was surprised by how easy it was to cut meat and dairy from his diet. He did reveal that he’s searching for a delicious vegan cake for his birthday. So, PETA has sent the funnyman a chocolate cake from Los Angeles’ HERS Bakery.

*Order a cake from HERS or make your own.

Vegan Birthday Cake


SNUB – Chandler Parsons 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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