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

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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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