January 21



Paul Allen 1953

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“Life is too short to spend it unhappily.”

*Even those of us who appear perfectly healthy have no idea how long we have left on this Earth and wasting years of that limited time on work that makes you miserable is simply wrong.


Jack Nicklaus 1940 – walk 18 holes

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Early in his career Nicklaus was made fun of because of his weight.  He slimmed down significantly in the late 1970s and 1980s, but who is to say he didn’t play his best when heavy?

*Get out and walk 18 holes, even if you are a few pounds overweight.


Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson 1824

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General Jackson was seriously wounded; his left arm was amputated – “You see me severely wounded, but not depressed, not unhappy. I believe that it has been done according to God’s holy will, and I will acquiesce entirely in it. You may think it strange; but you never saw me more perfectly contented than I am today.”

*What made you depressed today? How can you be content, anyway?


Hakeem Olajuwon 1963

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His approach to buying real estate is attributed to his faith. Muslims can only do cash-only purchases, making it more challenging in real estate investing without credit. Thanks to Olajuwon continuing to practice his Muslim faith, he also lives a clean life. The cash-only real estate deals he made already proved to investors he had no credit risks.

*How does your faith help with your money?

Why would someone consider you a credit risk?


Geena Davis 1956 – watch Thelma and Louise

I have a life that's just been a well of loneliness

*Take a few hours today and watch this landmark film. Also take today to plan a road trip in the future. Please don’t recreate the ending.


Rasputin 1869 – codfish soup

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*Check out this simple recipe of the soup that Rasputin probably ate on the fateful night he was poisoned, shot, and then drowned in the freezing Neva River.


BONUS: Detlef Schrempf 1963

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*Also check out this German Shrimp Salad recipe in honor of the German Schrempf.


SNUB – Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton 1976

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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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