May 11



Salvador Dali 1904

To transcend his shyness, his uncle told him to become an actor in his relations with the people around him, and to pretend he was an extrovert with every soul, including his closest friends.

*Act today. Act the part of who you want to be.


Cam Newton 1989

Newton and his teammates end their workout with a Competitive Row Relay, a finisher that not only works their conditioning but also builds mental toughness. 

*Get on that rowing machine at the gym and challenge someone to out row you.


Louis Farrakhan 1933

“I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences.”

*Which family members did you reconcile differences with?


Robert Jarvik 1946

Inventor of the artificial heart

“What matters is if something is successfully created that really fills an important need. I’m trying to do that.”

*What can you create that really fills an important need?


Natasha Richardson 1963 – watch Cabaret

*Watch Natasha Richardson win a Tony for best actress in a musical.

What did you learn from her character?


Amanda Freitag 1972 – Terrific Turkey Burger

What’s your guilty pleasure food?

AF: “I would have to say burgers. When I get that craving for a juicy, meaty hamburger, there is nothing else that can satisfy me.”

*You had a Good Burger yesterday. Now make this guilty pleasure turkey burger. It’s satisfying AF.

SNUB – Sabrina Carpenter 1999

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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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