March 1



Ron Howard 1954

Instead of trying to “push” his ideas into the minds of others, Howard uses “pull.” He gets decision-makers excited, asks good questions to draw out their creativity, and incorporates their feedback.

*Try to get someone to think like you today by leading them to what you want and making them think it was their idea all along. Ron Howard did direct the Han Solo movie, so consider this his form of a Jedi mind trick.


Tyreek Hill 1994

Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill is one of the fastest, most dangerous receivers in the NFL today. He’s also a beast in the weight room.

*Check out this insane hamstring workout from Hill


Harry Belafonte 1927

“Most of the things that fuel prejudice, that fuels hate … are contrived. The differences that exist between us should be things that attract us to one another, not alienate us from one another.”

*Who is your best friend ‘of a different color’?

‘of a different religion’?

from a different country?


Justin Bieber 1994

*Bieber invests heavily in tech startups. Check out – a cool way to invest in startups but be warned that it is risky investing.


Lupita Nyong’o 1983 – watch 12 Years a Slave (2013)

*Watch Lupita win an Oscar, with some tough to watch scenes, in 12 Years a Slave.

BONUS: Javier Bardem 1969 – watch No Country for Old Men (2007)

*Watch Bardem win an Oscar, with some tough to watch scenes, in No Country for Old Men.


Eddie Huang 1982 – salty sweet pork belly

“probably the most seminal dish in my life”, red braised pork.

*Listen to a mix of Kesha, Harry Belafonte, and Justin Bieber while making the most important dish in Eddie Huang’s life.

BONUS: Paul Hollywood 1966 – Sachertorte for dessert

His ultimate comfort food is Sachertorte, the famously intricate Austrian chocolate cake.

*Make Hollywood’s Sachertorte for dessert

SNUB – Kesha 1987 – brush your teeth with a bottle of Jack to start today

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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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