March 18



Grover Cleveland 1837

The personal virtues that Cleveland cultivated over his lifetime were encapsulated by his dying phrase: “I have tried so hard to do right.”

*If you have not done this yet, start cultivating a life of personal virtues. Try so hard to do right today and each day going forward.


Vanessa Williams 1963

“During times I don’t see my trainer, I run on the treadmill.”

“It’s as simple as cutting back on sweets, watching what you eat then eat a lot of proteins and leafy greens. You’ll definitely see the results.”

*Eat lots of protein and leafy greens today and get on that treadmill.

Lots of protein []     Leafy greens []     Treadmill [] minutes _______ speed _________


Queen Latifah 1970

Queen Latifah wants to stress that for caregivers, it’s important to care for your own health as well.

*If you are a caregiver, take care of yourself today. If you know of someone who is caring for a sick loved one, help them out today.


Mike Rowe 1962

We recognize that a good education doesn’t always require a four-year degree.  That’s why we look for people who aren’t afraid to learn a useful skill and work their butts off

*Go to and see the possibilities for working hard.


Lily Collins 1989 – watch Rules Don’t Apply

*Have a tequila drink and Watch Phil’s daughter almost win a Golden Globe in Rules Don’t Apply.

CROSSOVER: FOOD – “I used to be a vodka girl. I’ve graduated—I’m a tequila person now.”


Adam Levine 1979 – a feast of comfort food

“Remember to eat. A large percentage of new dads pass out because they forget to take care of themselves and don’t nourish their bodies with food and faint a lot of the time,”

Unfortunately, he discovered he was a nervous eater as he wolfed down a feast of cheeseburgers, pizza, and other comfort food in preparation for the big moment.

“I was eating a lot though. We finally go to the hospital; I’ve put back an unbelievable amount of food. Like basically bursting at the seams, I was gonna s— my pants,”

*Listen to Maroon 5 as you eat a feast of comfort food. Don’t shit your pants.

SNUB – Dane Cook 1972

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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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