April 7

GLADIATOR DAY

MIND

Tony Dorsett 1954

“I learned the lesson of being accountable. Coach taught me that if you do the little things in life, you can make big things happen. I had won numerous awards, including the Heisman Trophy. And then I learned humility from Tom Landry. He taught me discipline. I think he helped bring me back down to earth.”

The game didn’t rob him of his body. But it did take his mind.

*Be accountable. Be humble. The little things in life can make big things happen. Dorsett learned a lot from his playing days. Unfortunately, the game has cost him his mind. H2P

BODY

Russell Crowe 1964 – watch Gladiator

His training program included long distance cycling, intense boxing workouts and fighting drills in addition to hitting the weights to pack on lean muscle mass.

*Watch Crowe win an Oscar in Gladiator and then pick one of the above to be a Gladiator.

Watch Gladiator []        Long distance cycling []         

Intense boxing []          Weights []

SOUL

Billie Holiday 1915

“Do what you do with passion, heart, and individuality. So when it’s your turn to be in the spotlight, it’s all uniquely you!”

*Show passion, heart, and individuality all day today.

MONEY

Jackie Chan 1954

Chan passionately believes that if his children work hard enough, they can achieve great success the same way he did.

*Make your children work for everything.

What are your plans for teaching your children financial responsibility?

ENTERTAINMENT

Francis Ford Coppola 1939 – watch Patton

*Watch Francis Ford Coppola win 1 of his 5 Oscars in Patton. Research possibly visiting Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery.

https://www.thefamilycoppola.com/en/ffcw

FOOD

James Garner 1928 – beef

Garner, sidelined by quintuple-bypass heart surgery, was a star in the eyes of the Beef Industry Council, which did not drop him from its “Beef: Real Food for Real People” ad campaign.

*Eat beef. It’s real food for real people. Use today to make an appointment to get your heart checked too.

https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/

SNUB – KC Concepcion 1985

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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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