December 29



Andrew Johnson 1808

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“I realized, there are people out there who can beat me, want to beat me. And unless I continue to innovate and evolve, I am going to learn a painful lesson from someone who has.”

*The year is almost over. Innovate and evolve to avoid a painful lesson from someone who has.

How are you going to continue to innovate and evolve next year?


Jude Law 1972

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“My main rules were that it had to include the whole body, and it had to be interesting. Everything was a big movement – we’d work with kettlebells, do deadlifts, pull-ups and drag chains.”

*Have your trainer put you through a whole-body workout that is interesting. Use kettlebells, deadlifts, pull-ups, and drag chains. Watch Jude Law almost win an Oscar in Cold Mountain for motivation.


Stanley Williams 1953

Bookshop: Buy books online. Support local bookstores.

Stanley Tookie Williams was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times while in prison for murder.

“If redemption wasn’t made for people with our experiences, then for whom?” 

*Redemption is available for everyone. No matter what you’ve done, ask God for forgiveness.

What are you asking forgiveness for?


Ted Danson 1947

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Danson spent 2 weeks at a bartending school for training to play Sam on Cheers.

*End this year by continuing your education to help with your current job, prepare you for a different job, or to use for a side hustle.

How are you going to continue your education next year?


Jon Voight 1938 – watch Coming Home

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*Watch Jon Voight win an Oscar in Coming Home.


Alison Brie 1982 – cacio e pepe balls

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If you could eat something right this second, what would you want to eat? “I would want to eat one of those balls from Lilia… those cacio e pepe balls… It’s like an arancini? It is maybe my favorite thing in the world.”

*Make your own cacio e pepe balls and add some brie cheese.

SNUB – Matthew Berry 1969 and Eric Berry 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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