January 13

RAGS TO RICHES DAY

MIND

Orlando Bloom 1977

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“I was an angry child at times. I was frustrated with the learning disability. It makes you feel stupid; you just don’t feel smart. Somewhere in me I knew that I was smart, I knew I wasn’t thick, but I was just really struggling with spelling and writing, and it was holding me back.”

*Find your passion and let it put your mind to work in a different way.

BODY

Liam Hemsworth 1990

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“I really enjoy Tabata. High intensity, timed workouts where you do a bunch of different exercises like burpees, bodyweight squats, pull-ups, push-ups, dips,” “You just cycle through those and see how many reps you can do of each in 20 minutes. Or you try to do 100 of each and see how quickly you can do it.”

*See how quickly you can do 100 of each of the following –

Burpees []        squats []          pull-ups []        dips []  How long did it take?

SOUL

Michael Pena 1976

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He took his first step towards Scientology out of concern about his drinking – “I wasn’t an alcoholic, but I was doing it too much” – For me, it isn’t religion like a belief; it’s practical things you do.”

*Regardless of which religion you pursue, make sure it helps with practical things in your life.

MONEY

Horatio Alger 1832

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Horatio Alger believed in personal initiative and perseverance, leadership and commitment to excellence, belief in the free-enterprise system and the importance of higher education, community service, and the vision and determination to achieve a better future.

*If your goal is to go from rags to riches, make the above qualities part of your value system.

ENTERTAINMENT

Patrick Dempsey 1966 – watch Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

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*Watch Dempsey win a ‘Best Young Actor’ award in Can’t Buy Me Love.

FOOD

Julia Louis-Dreyfus 1961 – *Eat like Elaine Benes all day – check off as you go

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Breakfast: poppyseed muffin top“Top of the muffin to you!” []             

Snack: Jujyfruits []

Lunch: The Big Salad“Big lettuce, big carrots, tomatoes like volleyballs” []

Snack: Non-fat yogurt []

Dinner: Supreme Flounder-delivered – “It’s better than eating it in the restaurant alone like some loser!” []

Dessert: Snickers with a knife and fork []

SNUB – Shonda Rhimes 1970 – “He walked in the room, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, he’s so dreamy.’”

  • Shonda Rhimes upon meeting Patrick Dempsey
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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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