January 8



Stephen Hawking 1942

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*You watched the movie 2 days ago, now start reading Hawking’s A Brief History of Time

BONUS: Carl Rogers 1902

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Rogers stated that for a person to “grow”, they need an environment that provides them with genuineness (openness and self-disclosure), acceptance (being seen with unconditional positive regard), and empathy (being listened to and understood).

*Think about your environment and describe how you will grow this year with these…



David Bowie 1947

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*Download 10 David Bowie songs and sweat it out for him.

BONUS: Genevieve Padalecki 1981 – “Exercise is so important for our bodies and our minds. I collaborated with @bootybymich to create a ‘Workouts You Can do Anywhere’ series.”

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*Find her blog and complete one of her quick workouts while rocking out to Bowie.



Elvis Presley 1935

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He wanted to give his talent to God, but the world was too tempting to resist.

*What talents could you give to God?

Which temptations are too tempting to resist?


Carolina Herrera 1939

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What ambitions do you still have? “To know more, to help people, to grow my business and to cultivate myself. I don’t think ambition ever stops for people who really care about what they do.”

*Reflect on your ambitions for this year –

To know moreTo help peopleTo grow your businessTo cultivate yourself


Gabby Hoffman 1982 – watch Transparent

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*Watch Hoffman in the Emmy-nominated show Transparent on Amazon Prime.


Kim Jong-un 1983

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Breakfast: Kim spent $941,812 on fine Brazilian coffee in a single year []

Lunch: Kim loves to stuff himself with sushi []

Dinner: Only the best will do – why he feasts on Kobe beef []

Late Night: He relies on snake wine for better times in the bedroom []

*Listen to Elvis while you eat like Kim and see why he will never be called “Lil’ Kim”. Check off as you go.

SNUB – R. Kelly 1967 – write your own joke

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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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