October 27

ROUGH RIDER DAY

MIND

Theodore Roosevelt 1858

Teddy Roosevelt Getting Things Done Reaction Gif

Work hard. TR showed us that setting goals is not enough to overcome your weaknesses. You must work at it. Work hard daily on conquering your weakness. Focus energy on improving yourself daily.

*Make a list of your weaknesses. Set out an attack plan to overcome them. Work hard on this every day.

BODY

Lonzo Ball 1997

Lonzo in Hollywood on Behance

The first time Lonzo Ball did a Pull-Up, he was 4 years old. By the time he was 12, he was bench pressing and sprinting up hills a mile long.

*Pull-ups, bench pressing, and running up hills a mile long is your workout for today. Invite your dad to come watch you play a game of pickup basketball.

SOUL

Emily Post 1872

Emily Post – The Annotated Gilmore Girls

“But etiquette also expresses something more, something we call “the principles of etiquette.” Those are consideration, respect, and honesty. These principles are the three qualities that stand behind all the manners we have. They are timeless and cross-cultural boundaries, unlike manners, which can change over time and differ around the world.”

*Practice “the principles of etiquette” today. Consideration, respect, and honesty. Work hard on this every day. Check out her web site too – good stuff.

emilypost.com

MONEY

Sylvia Plath 1932

Free Ideas: Literary Roller Derby Names — Paper Darts

“I hate handing over money to people for doing what I could just as easily do myself, it makes me nervous.”

*Stop paying people to do things that you can easily do for yourself. 

If you stopped handing over money to people, how much could you save each month? _________

ENTERTAINMENT

Roberto Benigni 1952 – watch La vita e bella

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*Watch Benigni win an Oscar in La vita e bella.

FOOD

John Cleese 1939 – Spam

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This Monty Python sketch has it all. Graham Chapman in drag. Terry Jones in drag–fondling a chicken. Singing Vikings. And of course the processed pork product eaten throughout Britain during World War II rationing. Spam. Spammity Spam. Also Spam.

*Watch the Spam skit and then make one of the recipes from spam.com

SNUB – Xenia Deli 1989

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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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