December 11

TOAD IN THE HOLE DAY

MIND

Mos Def 1973

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“It’s one thing to be the greatest; it’s another thing to be necessary. The best are the most necessary: those who take less than they give and love more than they hate.”

*How can you be the best?

BODY

Hailee Steinfeld 1996

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“I shadowbox all the time with my dad, so if I don’t have my dad with his hitting gloves on, I’ll just hit the air in my very small hotel room on the road.”

*Shadowbox in your room. Watch Hailee almost win an Oscar in True Grit for motivation.

BONUS: Running songs by Mos Def

*Download songs by Mos Def and listen to them while shadowboxing.

https://jog.fm/workout-songs/by/mos-def.mos-def

SOUL

John Kerry 1943

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“I don’t wear my own faith on my sleeve. But faith has given me values and hope to live by, from Vietnam to this day, from Sunday to Sunday. I don’t want to claim that God is on our side. As Abraham Lincoln told us, I want to pray humbly that we are on God’s side. And whatever our faith, one belief should bind us all: the measure of our character is our willingness to give ourselves for others and for our country.”

*Don’t long for God to be on your side, be on his side.

MONEY

Nikki Sixx 1958

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“Artists do things that are not becoming to them because they run out of money,”

“So take 20 percent of everything you make – if you have a dollar, take 20 cents and that is gone forever. Until you are at least 50, you don’t ever touch it! You have your overheads, your rent, mortgage, kids or car for the 80 cents. Then 20 cents cannot be touched and if you do that and you make $1,000, then its $200 – you make $1 million and it’s $200,000. Live on the street and be homeless before you touch that money – it will give you attrition that you are able to make the right decision for yourself. It isn’t just for artists – I suggest it will allow you to not have to do things that you are ashamed of, and that in the end is really what money is about, the freedom to be honorable – and if you can figure that out, you will never do anything you are embarrassed by.”

*Solid MONEY advice from an 80s rocker? Save 20% of everything you make for the rest of this year and take that momentum in to the new year. Listen to Motley Crue for motivation.

Start your Motley Crue savings account

ENTERTAINMENT

Rita Moreno 1931 – watch West Side Story (1961)

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*Watch Rita Moreno win an Oscar in West Side Story.

FOOD

Marco White 1961 – toad in the hole

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The ‘toad’ is English slang for sausage. It’s like Welsh Rabbit (which isn’t a rabbit), or Scotch Woodcock (which isn’t a woodcock, either).

*Enjoy Marco White’s Toad in the Hole recipe.

https://cakejunki.blogspot.com/2015/11/toad-in-hole.html

SNUB – Samantha Ponder 1985

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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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