April 18



Conan O’Brien 1963

“Like many people, I thought that achieving that goal would define me as successful. But that is not true. No specific job or career goal defines me, and it should not define you… whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”

*Accept disappointment to gain clarity and with that clarity comes conviction and true originality.


Chloe Bennet 1992

“So I did two months of rigorous stunt training — kickboxing, boxing, krav maga, jiu jutsu”

*Do your research and get to a gym to do kickboxing, krav maga, or jiu jutsu.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 1987

“I think any time that you’re going through a challenging time or there’s a struggle, for me the number one thing to remember is to take that time to centre myself and be present in the moment.”

*Center yourself and be present in this moment. Try meditation.

After you meditate for 10 minutes, answer the following –

Do you feel centered? Did this help you be present in the moment?


Derrick Brooks 1973

“Financial discipline – stocks bonds, savings – all those add up to financial discipline. It’s not up to how much I make, it’s how much I preserve and save.”

*Continue to work on your financial discipline each day. Learn about stocks, bonds, and savings.

What have you learned about –

Stocks – ___________________________________________________________________________

Bonds – ____________________________________________________________________________

Savings – ___________________________________________________________________________

What percentage of your earnings are you saving?


James Woods 1947 – watch Ghosts of Mississippi

*As you watch James Woods almost win an Oscar in Ghosts of Mississippi, think about the work environment of him filming with liberals Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rob Reiner.


Britt Robertson 1990

From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

A Belgian waffle and bacon in the morning []     chicken and dumplings in the afternoon [] and steak, Brussels sprouts, and macaroni and cheese for dinner [] and apple pie for dessert, of course []

*Eat like the star of Tomorrowland – today.

SNUB – Pigmeat Markham 1904

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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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