May 20



Dolley Madison 1768

“It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business.”

*Your life starts getting better the second you stop worrying about everybody else.

Who is one person that you should stop worrying about?


Cher 1946

That she can hold the plank position for more than five minutes has further cemented her icon status.

*Turn back time and see how long you can hold the plank position while listening to Cher for motivation.

How long can you hold a plank position?

BONUS: Rachel Platten 1981 – Use to download workout songs by Rachel Platten


Busta Rhymes 1972

“I live my life by Islam,”

“At the end of the day, I think that’s pretty much what grounds me in the way that I think most people should be grounded. That’s just enjoying who you are as a human life, as opposed to trying to add all these other additive and preservatives to your perspective on life.”

*Find a religion that helps you enjoy who you are as a human life.

How does your current religion help you enjoy who you are?


Dietrich Mateschitz 1944

“People didn’t believe the taste, the logo, the brand name,”

He ignored the recommendations and went on to create Red Bull

*Ignore the recommendations and go with your gut – especially when it’s your dream. Drink a Red Bull for motivation.

What does your gut tell you about becoming your own boss?


James Stewart 1908 – watch The Philadelphia Story

*Watch Jimmy Stewart win an Oscar in ‘The Philadelphia Story’


Ted Allen 1965

Every May 20 National Pick Strawberries Day is observed.

*Pick some fresh strawberries and make Ted Allen’s bruschetta with strawberry and tomato salad on National Pick Strawberries Day – do not get chopped.

SNUB – Timothy Olyphant 1968

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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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