May 1



Tim McGraw 1967 – Train the MIND with Grit & Grace

*Go get this book right now. Live by it for the entire month of May (at least).

How can you train your mind to get in the best shape of your life?


Jamie Dornan 1982


*Start your day with 50 (Shades of Grey) push-ups. See how many more you can work in throughout the day. Ask a special someone for a couple’s workout tonight.

Of the suggested 50 push-ups, how many did you do today?

Who will be joining you tonight for a couple’s workout?


Curtis Martin 1973

“I believe that we all have our own personal cross in life, but instead of enduring that cross, we try to avoid it, and in avoiding that, we also avoid that blessing. … If we can keep our eyes somewhat focused on the greater good that will come out of the pain, I think it gives us the motivation to endure,”

*Martin used actual physical pain to eventually get his message across at his Hall of Fame speech. H2P

What is your personal cross?

What will be the greater good from this pain?


Julie Benz 1972

“I remember the teacher telling me I should not even try acting. I still have the report card where she was like, ‘You will never be an actor. Your voice is horrible.’ That was the best thing that ever happened to me because I was like, ‘I’ll show you’.”

*Who can you say, “I’ll show you.” to?

How will you show them?


Wes Anderson 1969 – watch The Grand Budapest Hotel

*Watch Wes Anderson almost win an Oscar for The Grand Budapest Hotel.


Anushka Sharma 1988

  • Breakfast– two egg whites with a glass of fresh fruit juice. []
  • Midday snack– cheese toast with lime or coconut water. []
  • Lunch– lunch from home, with homemade veggies, dal with 2 chapattis and salad. []
  • Evening snack– protein bars or seasonal fruits. And, to finish off her day, she gulps down a glass of milk before going off to bed. []

*Eat like Bollywood superstar Anusha Sharma. Check it off as you go.

BONUS: Calamity Jane 1852 – have a Calamity Jane cocktail as a nightcap.

SNUB – Lizzy Greene 2003

April 30



Ana de Armas 1988

“I try not to look too far ahead. I’m more about living day to day and working hard. I think it’s great to visualize a dream, but it’s more important to make it come true with your efforts.”

*What are you looking ahead to?

Describe how you are living day to day

What dream are you visualizing?

How are you making it come true?


Gal Gadot 1985

“I did two hours gym work, two hours fight choreography, and two hours horseback riding.”

*The only option is probably a nice two-hour gym workout. Unless you have a way to do fight choreography or horseback riding.

BONUS: Dianna Agron 1986

With two dogs in her household, you won’t find Dianna spending too much time on the couch. Instead, she loves heading outdoors with them for long walks and hikes.


Travis Scott 1992

“I feel like God put me here to help out with people’s soul, man.”

*Listen to Travis Scott’s music and see if it helps with your SOUL.

Why did God put you here?


Isiah Thomas 1961

“If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.”

*Isiah will be remembered for more than being a Hall of Fame basketball player. What about you?

What can you do – besides your job – to leave a legacy?


Cloris Leachman 1926 – watch The Last Picture Show

*Watch Leachman win an Oscar in The Last Picture Show.


Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hostadter) 1975 and Kunal Nayyar (Raj Kooth Rappali) 1981

Each member of The Big Bang gang has some type of diet restriction

Leonard (lactose-intolerant): quesadilla with soy cheese

Raj (Hindu): Meat lover’s pizza with no meat

*Watch The Big Bang Theory and try your best to eat like two of its stars.

SNUB: Kirsten Dunst 1982 – Tom Cruise Cake for dessert

“He sends me a cake every Christmas. We are very excited to receive ‘The Cruise Cake”

*Watch Dunst and Cruise in Interview with a Vampire while eating it.

The year is 1/3 over. What improvements have you seen in yourself?

April 29



Jerry Seinfeld 1954

“I read an article a few years ago that said when you practice a sport a lot, you literally become a broadband: the nerve pathway in your brain contains a lot more information. As soon as you stop practicing, the pathway begins shrinking back down. Reading that changed my life.”

*Therefore, Seinfeld continued to work on his craft as a comedian. You should continue to work on what is most important to you.


Michelle Pfeiffer 1958

She runs 4-6 miles a day on the treadmill and eats a vegan diet to improve her health and longevity.

*Run 4 to 6 miles on the treadmill and eat vegan today. Watch Scarface for motivation.


Willie Nelson 1933

Be Yourself

If there is one thing that Willie Nelson has always done better than anyone else, it’s being Willie Nelson.

*Be yourself. It’s good for your soul. So is listening to Willie Nelson.


Duke Ellington 1899

One reason why he never worked harder than he did at his music – he saw music primarily as a way into the high life. It was no secret that his attraction to these three things — money, women, and fame — were irresistible incentives for his participation in music.

*What do you see as a way into the high life?

Which 3 things motivate you the most?


Daniel Day-Lewis 1957 – watch Lincoln

*Watch Daniel Day-Lewis win 1 of his 3 Oscars as Abraham Lincoln.


Uma Thurman 1970 – Durward Kirby burger and the famous “Five Dollar Milk Shake”

Vincent and Mia order a “Douglas Sirk” steak and a “vanilla Coke” for Vincent, and a “Durward Kirby” burger and the famous “Five Dollar Milk Shake” for Mia.

*Make the Durward Kirby burger and wash it down with a $5 milkshake. Enjoy this 1950s meal while watching Pulp Fiction.

How was the Durward Kirby burger?

How was the $5 milkshake?

SNUB – Dale Earnhardt 1951

April 28



James Monroe 1758

“Flattery will support a man through great fatigue.”

*Help support a friend with flattery today.

Which friend did you support?

How did you flatter them?


Jessica Alba 1981

Total body exhaustion is the goal in these Jessica Alba 3-2-1 workouts.

*Complete this Jessica Alba 3-2-1 workout.


Harper Lee 1926

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

*Climb inside someone’s skin today and consider things from their point of view. Read To Kill a Mockingbird for motivation.

BONUS: Oskar Schindler 1908

“I just couldn’t stand by and see people destroyed. I did what I could, what I had to do, what my conscience told me I must do. That’s all there is to it.”

*What is your conscience telling you to do today?


Jay Leno 1950

From the moment he entered the working world, he always had two incomes.

“I’d bank one and I’d spend one,” “When I started to get a bit famous, the money I was making as a comedian was way more than the money I was making at the car dealership,” “so I would bank that and spend the car dealership money.” “When I got ‘The Tonight Show,’ I always made sure I did 150 [comedy show] gigs a year so I never had to touch the principal,”

To this day, he’s never touched a dime of his “Tonight Show” money.

*Have at least two streams of income. Save the larger form of income and spend the other.

What are your two streams of income?

How are you spending the money?


Penelope Cruz 1974 – watch Vicky Cristina Barcelona

*Watch Cruz win an Oscar in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.


Bridget Moynahan 1971 – Swedish Meatballs

These Swedish meatballs from Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan are simple but delicious.

*Enjoy these Swedish meatballs from the GOAT’s baby’s mama.

SNUB – Aleisha LaNae Allen 1991

April 27



Ulysses S. Grant 1822

“I only knew what was in my mind, and I wished to express it clearly”

*Whatever has been weighing on your mind, express it clearly


Martha Hunt 1989

“My personal philosophy is that you just need to switch it up and keep a good healthy balance, don’t overdo any one kind of exercise give your body rest give yourself time to eat and enjoy life! Don’t overdo it is really important.”

“I’ll do a yoga podcast on my iPad from time to time.”

*Find a yoga podcast and do it. But don’t overdo it.


Coretta Scott King 1927

Coretta King was his other half. She did more than anyone else to advance his legacy. If it were not for this woman by his side, his legacy would never have risen to such heroic proportions.

*How are you helping your other half?

How are you adding to your significant other’s legacy?


Eric Schmidt 1955

When asked about business strategy, he had an acronym that he wanted us all to remember – DNROOC which stands for ‘Do Not Run Out Of Cash’

*As you continue to work on your dream business, remember DNROOC.


Jenna Coleman 1986 – watch The Cry

*Watch Coleman almost win an International Emmy in The Cry.


George Gervin 1952 – finger rolls

*Make these finger rolls in honor of The Iceman George Gervin.

BONUS: Casey Kasem 1932 – vegetarian soup

*Use the recipe to make Kasem’s vegetarian soup. You have finger rolls to dip in this top 100 soup.

SNUB – Herm Edwards 1954 and Dan Mullen 1972 

April 26



Jordana Brewster 1980

“Sometimes it’s hard to be disciplined about your meditation, so if I set the timer and I have my headphones in, it’s like telling everyone, ‘No, no, no. This is no-bug-me zone right now.’” 

*Set a timer, get your headphones on, and meditate.

How did meditating make you feel?


Channing Tatum 1980

30-minute circuit – as many sets as possible

Jump Rope (100 skips) []   Push-Ups (25 reps) []   Military Press (25 reps) []   Bench Press (20 reps) []

*Do this Channing Tatum 30-minute circuit and show off those abs!

Is this a workout that you could do on a regular basis?


Kevin James 1965

“I am involved in my faith, it becomes more and more — you know, it becomes a difficult, difficult position. You have a platform, and you don’t want to do anything that doesn’t glorify God in every way.”

*What is one thing that you did to glorify God today?

BONUS: Jet Li 1963

“I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.”

*You can glorify God by helping someone out today.


Melania Trump 1970

Melania has said that she is a full-time mom and that she refuses to spend money on a nanny.

*Don’t spend money on things that you can do for yourself.

What is one thing that you pay for that you could do for yourself?


Carol Burnett 1933 – watch The Carol Burnett Show

*Watch her win a Golden Globe in The Carol Burnett Show.


Giancarlo Esposito 1958 – Los Pollos Hermanos fried chicken from ‘Breaking Bad’

*Make the best fried chicken in all of Albuquerque – Los Pollos Hermanos – just like Gus Fring. Have meth for dessert.

SNUB – Tionne Watkins 1970 – The ‘T’ in TLC

April 25



Renee Zellweger 1969

“Public policy fascinates me, so I went back to school to study international law,”

“I love it! I love understanding what motivates people. And unlike 18-year-old me in the classroom, I know that not everything hangs in the balance. You’ll be OK even if you don’t get an A.”

*What fascinates you?

Take today to research taking a class on whatever it is.


Tim Duncan 1976

Duncan was a champion swimmer in St. Croix., with an eye on the Olympics. Hurricane Hugo ripped through the island, leaving the island’s main pool useless. That’s when he switched to basketball.

*Play basketball and go swimming today. Or try to find a pool with a basketball hoop attached = hours of fun!

Which was more fun? Swimming        or         basketball?


Ella Fitzgerald 1917

*Listen to Ella Fitzgerald to soothe your soul today.

How did listening to her music make you feel?


Jason Lee 1970

Lee purchased a piece of land and relocated the family to Lil’ D so his kids could experience what he didn’t growing up; namely, homegrown goats, chickens, vegetables and fruit trees.

*Research the perfect place for you to live. Make it a goal and come up with a plan to live there.

So, what’s the plan?


Al Pacino 1940 and Talia Shire 1946 – watch The Godfather 2

*Watch the movie that won 6 Oscars – The Godfather Part 2 to see brother and sister Al Pacino (Michael) and Talia Shire (Connie)


Hank Azaria 1964 – Indian food

Azaria wants to ‘personally apologize’ to every Indian in America for voicing Apu in ‘The Simpsons’

*Order Indian food from your favorite restaurant. Do NOT place the order like Apu.

BONUS: Meadowlark Lemon 1932 – Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert

SNUB – Sara Paxton 1988

April 24



Chipper Jones 1972

“You need to be passionate about everything you do in life.”

*What is one thing you will be passionate about today?


Djimon Hounsou 1964

“There’s a huge difference in the way you look when you focus on both nutrition and conditioning,”

Adopt Hounsou’s point system. Assign these values to menu items: 2 points for a salad; 3 points for an appetizer; 2 points for an entrée; 4 points for a dessert; and 2 points for an alcoholic beverage. Order whatever you want but limit yourself to a total of 6 points.

*Focus on what you eat today at every meal. Use the above point system.


Shirley MacLaine 1934

“The notion that all you really need in life is some fresh water, a good hat and a really good pair of shoes.”

*Describe your best hat

Describe your best pair of shoes

Drink 8 glasses of water [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []


Kelly Clarkson 1982

“If I can wake up every day before I die and know that I don’t have to serve anyone food or drinks, I will be happy!”

*Think about the job that you would hate the most and complete the following sentence –

If I can wake up every day before I die and know that I don’t have to _________________________, I will be happy!


Barbra Streisand 1942 – watch Funny Girl

*Watch Babs win an Oscar in Funny Girl.

How funny was she?


Phil Robertson 1946 – baked duck

*Enjoy Phil’s baked duck (2 points) while listening to Barbra and Kelly.

SNUB – Katherine Webb 1989

April 23



William Shakespeare 1564 (died April 23, 1616)

He had a power which is rarely absent from great poets, the power of absorbing the fruits of reading.

*Read. You should still have a book that was suggested to you. Take time and read today – maybe start reading Shakespeare.

What are you currently reading?


John Cena 1977

The 10-time WWE champ tries to hit a new max on his main lifts every six weeks.

*Use today to hit a new max on your main lifts. Bench, squat, deadlift.


George Lopez 1961

“When I started to play golf it brought out all of the things that were wrong with me. I was bad tempered, I would quit, I would lie on the score – and I was really only lying to myself on that. Through handling my temper, through calming myself down, through trying less, I did more. It’s not a religious thing, because it’s not a religion, but it is very peaceful. I’m practicing a little bit of Buddhism now, which is completely out of the ordinary for me. Golf is a little bit like that. At that moment, at that time, you’re being your best.”

*Choose an activity that helps you become your best. Practice that activity like Buddhism.


James Buchanan 1791

“If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed.”

*There is someone out there that would love to have your job. Your dream job may open because someone hates it.

What advice would you have for your replacement at your current job?


Michael Moore 1954 – watch Bowling for Columbine

*Watch Moore win an Oscar in Bowling for Columbine.

What are your thoughts on this movie?

BONUS: Roy Orbison 1936 – listen to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer all day – you got it!


Valerie Bertinelli 1960 – cherry cheesecake pizza pie

April 23 recognizes the food holiday National Cherry Cheesecake Day.

*Make Valerie’s cherry cheesecake pizza pie and take it on a picnic today.

BONUS: Gigi Hadid 1995 – Gigi lives by the motto “Eat clean to stay fit, eat a burger to stay sane.”

*Eat a burger to stay sane today.

SNUB – Lil Eazy-E 1984

April 22



Amber Heard 1986

“My very best friend died in a car accident when I was 16 years old. That was the hardest blow emotionally that I have ever had to endure. Suddenly, you realize tomorrow might not come. Now I live by the motto, ‘Today is what I have.’”

*What is the hardest blow emotionally that you have endured?

What is a motto you could have as a result?


Marshawn Lynch 1986 – 6:24am 200 sit-ups and pushups

Lynch wakes up every morning at 6:24 a.m. and does 200 sit-ups, 200 push-ups and gets back in bed.

*Wake up at 6:24 and don’t go back to bed until you’ve done 200 sit-ups and push-ups. Reward yourself with some skittles later.

Is this something you could do every morning?


Kaka 1982

At the age of 18, Kaká suffered a career-threatening and possibly paralysis-inducing spinal fracture because of a swimming pool accident. He remarkably made a full recovery. Today, Kaka says that it was God’s hand that saved his life.

*How has God saved your life?


Willie Robertson 1972

When Willie became CEO, he used his business degree and sales experience to take the company out of the living room and into the big time.

*Do not be afraid to take your dream business into the big time. Read Willie’s book American Entrepreneur for motivation.

How can you take your dream business into the big time?


Jack Nicholson 1937 – watch Terms of Endearment

*Watch Jack win 1 of his 3 Oscars in Terms of Endearment.


Vladimir Lenin 1870 – milk soup with dumplings

The founder of the Bolshevik revolution loved simple, well-prepared food, like milk soup with dumplings.

*Enjoy Lenin’s favorite comfort food. Lead a revolution!

BONUS: Sherri Shepard 1967 – banana cream pie for dessert

Emeril Lagasse creates a banana cream pie just for actress Sherri Shepherd.

SNUB – Jeffrey Dean Morgan 1966