July 1



Princess Diana 1961

Every Tuesday night, Diana would sit at her desk in her study at Kensington Palace, writing a steady stream of heartfelt thank-you letters and listening to Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and—her favorite—Manning Sherwin’s “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.”

*Write heartfelt thank-you letters to anyone you can think of. Listen to Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 and Sherwin’s “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” while writing these letters.


Carl Lewis 1961

He has lifted faithfully three times a week. His bench press has increased from 95 pounds to 275, his squats from 45 pounds to 245, his leg curls from 84 pounds with each leg to 198.

*Bench press, squats, and leg curls today. Run Carl Lewis 100-yard dashes afterwards.


Liv Tyler 1977

On overcoming self-doubt… “I think I felt quite brave at the beginning of my career and then I went through this period in the middle where I just wanted to hide away a little bit and I felt less sure about things. Suddenly, in the last couple of years, I’ve just felt much more excited about following my heart, not being afraid to take risks and make mistakes and try and enjoy as much as I can. I think that sometimes I worry so much about making everything perfect but it’s not really about doing that – it’s just about doing it and seeing what happens.”

*Follow your heart, don’t be afraid to take risks today. Don’t hide away.


Estee Lauder 1906

Her pre-social media motto was “Telephone, telegraph, tell a woman”

*Come up with your own modern-day version of this motto.


Dan Aykroyd 1952 – watch Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy reinforces that every stage of life is precious and should never be taken for granted.

*Watch Aykroyd almost win an Oscar in Driving Miss Daisy with the oldest person in your family.


Pamela Anderson 1967

“20 years of connecting resources–For charity- a natural extension – I have been Dedicated to Human, Animal and Environmental Rights. It is all Connected.”

*Get recipes from her website sensualvegan.com and think of donating to her charity at pamelaandersonfoundation.org

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SNUB – Debbie Harry 1945 – listen to Blondie before going to bed tonight.

June 30



Monica Potter 1971

“Success to me is being able to provide for my family, staying true to my roots and enjoying the journey. But what really makes me feel successful is that I am able to give back.”

*What does success look like to you?

If nothing else, enjoy the journey.


Michael Phelps 1985

Phelps eats 12,000 calories a day, around 4,000 calories per meal.

Breakfast – three fried-egg sandwiches with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions, and mayonnaise. Two cups of coffee and a five-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes.

Lunch – a pound of pasta and two large ham and cheese sandwiches on white bread with mayo. 1,000 calories worth of energy drinks.

Dinner – another pound of pasta, a full pizza, and another 1,000 calories of energy drinks.

*Try to eat 12,000 calories and then burn them all off by swimming. Do not swim on a full stomach!


Lena Horne 1917

If she could have swallowed her pride, Horne could have had an easy life. She never once softened her firm stance against racism or missed an opportunity to advance the cause she believed in.

*Do not swallow your pride. Stand up for what is right. Listen to Lena Horne to soothe your soul.


Mike Tyson 1966

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”

Mike Tyson’s income exceeded $400 million. Yet, in 2004, he was $38 million in debt.

*You may already have a great plan for your finances. But what if life punches you in the face? Take today to set up a “punched in the face” savings account.

I type these words in the middle of the coronavirus global pandemic. For many, this was a “punch in the face” to their finances.


Vincent D’Onofrio 1959 – watch Full Metal Jacket


*This is my favorite movie of all time – enjoy.


David Alan Grier 1956 – prosciutto sandwich

“Wherever I go, it must have great food. Cuisine is the first thing I ask about when I get off the plane. Where do we eat?”

*Make Grier’s prosciutto sandwich and enjoy it while watching him in episodes of In Living Color.


SNUB – Lizzy Caplan 1982

June 29



Richard Lewis 1947

“My marriage is so great, and having a real relationship that I trust and love … I do worry about not having it anymore, however that happens, and it freaks me out,”

“That’s just where it’s at for me. I got married at 57, but you can’t look back and you don’t want to look in the future — because there is no future. This is the future for me now … I treat everyday way more importantly than I used to.”

*How can you treat today more importantly than yesterday?


Nicole Scherzinger 1978 – 5 moves to firm arms and abs

Follow this plan for a month and your body will get top billing too!

*You don’t need to follow this plan for a month (unless you want to). Just follow it today for firm arms and abs.



Craig Sager 1951

“Whatever I might’ve imagined a terminal illness would do to my spirit, it’s summoned quite the opposite. The greatest appreciation for life itself…. I will continue to keep fighting, sucking the marrow out of life, as life sucks the marrow out of me. I will live my life full of love and full of fun. It’s the only way I know how.”

*Suck the marrow out of life.


Micky Arison 1949

He likes boats and basketball. He owns Carnival Cruise Lines and is a majority partner in the Miami Heat.

*Get involved in what you like. Make money off the things that interest you and make you happiest. Plan a cruise today.


Gary Busey 1944 watch The Buddy Holly Story

*Yes, Gary Busey was nominated for an Oscar, and it was this movie- check it out.


Kawhi Leonard 1991

“I just try to stay away from beef and pork. I’ll try to get something like grilled chicken or fish. Something like that with some vegetables.”

BONUS: Marcus Wareing 1970 – roast chicken and char-grilled cauliflower

*Eat like NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and cook like Marcus Wareing with his chicken and vegetables recipe


SNUB – Stokely Carmichael 1941

June 28



Elon Musk 1971

“Take risks before life gets in the way.”

*I’m 49 and recently married (again). We don’t have kids and now is the time for me to strike before life gets in the way.

What’s your story?

CROSSOVER: MONEY – “I am a supporter of bitcoin and the idea of cryptocurrency in general.”


John Elway 1960

“I just wish I had that 25-year-old body,”

Elway engages daily in remaining fit. This involves abs work, a stair-climb machine, and stationary bike.

*Do some ab work, get on that stair climber and stationary bike at the gym today.


John Cusack 1966

“I think when you get to the point where you don’t need to be in love, then you could be in love. You have to just be OK with yourself-and that’s a long process.”

*Be OK with yourself. If you’re not, start that long process today.

BONUS: Kellie Pickler 1986 “You have got to cut toxic and negative people out of your life,”


Rob Dyrdek 1974

“Skateboarding has given me everything I have and created who I am. I understood from an entertainment side, that no one had ever approached the biggest athletic alternative to organized sports as sports entertainment.  No one took the approach of building an entertainment product. That has made the difference in why we are so successful,”

*Take what you love doing the most and create something that no one has ever done with it. This is 365DOLF for me.

What has given you everything?

How can this help you create what has never been done before?


Kathy Bates 1948 – watch Misery

*Watch Kathy Bates win an Oscar in Misery.

BONUS: Mel Brooks 1926 – watch The Producers

*Watch Mel Brooks also win an Oscar in The Producers.


Bradley Beal 1993 – pizza and ice cream

“Oh, pizza. It was always late-night pizza for me,”

“It was just pizza and ice cream. That’s all we ate — pizza and ice cream, pizza and ice cream.”

*Eat like Bradley Beal (when he gained 20 lbs. of sympathy weight while his wife was pregnant), whose nickname is “Big Panda” because he can eat so much.

SNUB – Pat Morita 1932 – wax off before you go to sleep tonight

June 27



Ross Perot 1930

“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.”

*Be an activist. Think about something that you’ve been complaining about and fix it today.


Khloe Kardashian 1984 – watch Revenge Body

*Watch Khloe help people get their revenge bodies as motivation to get your best BODY. Recreate the workouts you see or get a Revenge Body workout



Helen Keller 1880

Keller derived her lifelong spiritual inspiration from the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg.

The Swedenborg Foundation is your connection to spiritual resources―including books, webcasts, and social media communities.

*Be like Helen Keller and be spiritually inspired by Emanuel Swedenborg.



Vera Wang 1949

“I try to not get ahead of myself,”

“Sometimes you are influenced by the people around you and they’re pushing you and it’s hard to make every decision a right decision. But I try to have my feet on the ground. It’s been a trip of passion and respect for the client and respect for how relevant you have to keep the brand in a changing world.”

*As you’re building your dream business, reflect on each of these –

How to not get ahead of yourself

How to keep your feet on the ground

Being passionate

Staying relevant


Tobey Maguire 1975 – watch Brothers (2009)

*Watch Maguire almost win a Golden Globe in Brothers.


Bobby Wagner 1990 – a bowl of oatmeal and strawberries

If you want to learn the secret behind Wagner’s success, you better ask about the oatmeal. Every single day last season, the veteran Seahawks linebacker consumed the same breakfast — a bowl of oatmeal and strawberries. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal.

*Could you eat this every day? ____________________

BONUS: Bob Keeshan 1927 – Raspberry Chicken


SNUB – J.J. Abrams 1966

June 26



Derek Jeter 1974

“I attribute much of my success in New York to my ability to understand and avoid unnecessary distractions.”

*Reflect on your ability to understand and avoid unnecessary distractions


Ariana Grande 1993 – chase your dog

She frequently hikes to the Hollywood sign, enjoys chasing after her pup and practices daily meditation.

*Value a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. Hike, chase your dog, and meditate today. Don’t have a dog? – look to adopt one right now in honor of the next birthday.

Hike []                                      Chase your dog []                                Meditate []


Michael Vick 1980

“My mom told me before I went in Psalm 23 will get you through,” “When I went to Psalm 23, [God] gave me strength.”

“I found myself in prison for 23 months and it was a deep reevaluation process of my life and my perseverance moving forward,”

“Every night that I went to sleep in prison for 544 days I read this prayer and every time that I read it, it took on a different meaning,”

*Read Psalm 23 and reflect on how God gives you strength


Jennette McCurdy 1992

Jennette McCurdy‘s beef with Nickelodeon is strictly about the almighty dollar … and how she makes less than her “Sam & Cat” co-star Ariana Grande

McCurdy was a no-show at the Kids’ Choice Awards “I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me. I chose to not go because sticking up for what is right and what is fair is what my mom taught me is ALWAYS the most important thing.” McCurdy is pissed that Grande makes WAY MORE money than her.

*How can you stick up for what is right and what is fair with your paycheck?

CROSSOVER: ENTERTAINMENT – Watch an episode of Sam and Cat starring our 2 birthday girls.

BONUS: Dakota Meyer 1988 – “It doesn’t matter how big of a company you have: I always tell people that you are one job away from being broke. And if you don’t live that way, you’ll be broke.”


Chris O’Donnell 1970 – watch Scent of a Woman

*Watch O’Donnell almost win a Golden Globe alongside Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman. Hooaww.


Nick Offerman 1970 – grilled meat

“Since mankind first set meat atop fire, it has been perfect. I am not one for extreme displays of emotion, but I truly enjoy grilling.”

*Grill meat and enjoy. Maybe watch some Parks and Rec too. Wash it down with Ron Swanson’s favorite Lagavulin Scotch Whisky.


Ron Swanson quotes:

“Never been hungover. After I’ve had too much whiskey, I cook myself a large flank steak, pan-fried in salted butter. I eat that, put on a pair of wet socks and go to sleep.”

“That’s Swanson family mash liquor made from the finest corn ever grown on American soil. It’s only legal use is to strip varnish off of speedboats.”

“All my life I’ve avoided Europe, and it’s multitudes of terribleness, but it turns out, much to my surprise, there is actually one place in Europe that is worth seeing. These tiny islands off the coast of Scotland, where God’s chosen elixirs are distilled, barreled, and prepared for consumption. This is worth the trip.”

SNUB – Aubrey Plaza 1984 – yes, April Ludgate and Ron Swanson share a birthday.

June 25



Sonia Sotomayor 1954 – read My Beloved World

“The key to success in my life, it’s the secret that I want to share with kids and how I became successful. I’m here as a Supreme Court Justice only because of books,”

“The work you do best is the work you love.”

*Take it from Supreme Court justice. Read books. And if you don’t love what you are doing, it’s time to seek out the work that you love. 

BONUS: George Orwell 1903 – read that Orwell book you should’ve read by now


Busy Phillips 1979 – LEKfit

“I have anxiety and I have a tendency towards depression, but I have found if I sweat like this, EVERY SINGLE DAY, I feel better”

“LEKFit is honestly the best workout I’ve ever done in my life. I sweat more; I get all my cardio and strength training.”

“My goal is not some perfect bod (I like chips and salsa and margs too much for that) My goal is to feel the best I can in my body and my brain for the rest of my life.”

*Find a local gym or internet video to complete a LEKfit workout. MIND and BODY!



Dikembe Mutombo 1966

Giving back has been a trademark of Mutombo ever since he entered the NBA in 1991.

*Think of donating to one of the good guys of the NBA and his charity – dmf.org.


Lauren Bush 1984

“For anyone starting a new business, it’s really important to seek out mentors and knowledge from those who have come before you. And to not let that be discouraging, but to take that advice and really learn from it and mold it to what you’re trying to do.”

*The year is beyond half over. Hopefully you’ve been pursuing your dream business. Take the advice of the niece of former President George W. Bush, granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, and daughter-in-law of fashion mogul Ralph Lauren.


George Michael 1963

“Be good to yourself ’cause nobody else has the power to make you happy.” 

*Be good to yourself and listen to George Michael all day. He was one of the best.


Anthony Bourdain 1956 – Eat at Waffle House

“Waffle House is the single-most important description of America that has ever been articulated.”

*Honor the legacy of Anthony Bourdain by getting drunk and eating at a Waffle House at 2 am.

SNUB – Lele Pons 1996, La La Anthony 1979 and Lola Ponce 1982

June 24



Nick Woodman 1975

“In your personal life and in business, you are your own worst enemy. Or you are your own greatest supporter. What I mean by that is nobody can help you hurt you … as much as you.”

*In your pursuit of success, both professionally and personally, don’t beat yourselves up. Transform self-doubt into self-confidence.


Lionel Messi 1987

Messi stretches for over an hour every day during the season.

*So, how long did you stretch today?


Mindy Kaling 1979

“It’s not that I’m into myself,”

“It’s that I don’t hate myself. In my career, a lot of people have a problem with being around women who don’t hate themselves. Never hate yourself.”

*Love yourself today because you are perfect just the way you are. Try to only be around people that appreciate your self-confidence.

BONUS: Chuck Taylor 1901 – “I really think guys only need two pairs of shoes. A nice pair of black shoes and a pair of Chuck Taylors.” – Mindy Kaling


Minka Kelly 1980

“Before Friday Night Lights, I had so many different jobs—I worked at a check-cashing company, like Check ‘n Go, and at a doctor’s office in Beverly Hills,” “And then for four years, up until I started on FNL, I was a scrub nurse at California Hospital. And honestly, that was the most exciting job I’ve ever had! I was good at it too.”

*What’s the most exciting job you’ve ever had?

How can you get back to that job?


Erin Moriarti 1994 – watch The Boys

*Enjoy Moriarti as Starlight in the Amazon Prime series – The Boys


Tommy Lister 1958 (died of Covid in 2020) – The Deebo Sandwich

*Enjoy “Tiny” Lister as Deebo in Friday while eating the Deebo Sandwich.


SNUB – Ariana Madix 1985 and Stassi Schroeder 1988

June 23



Alan Turing 1912

“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”

*What do you foresee in the short distance ahead?

What needs to be done?


Wilma Rudolph 1940

“My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.”

*Take a walk with your mother and let her know how much you appreciate her support.


Selma Blair 1972

“There’s no tragedy for me,” “I’m happy, and if I can help anyone be more comfortable in their skin, it’s more than I’ve ever done before.”

*Having MS is not keeping Selma Blair down and she’s helping others along the way. Do the same throughout today.

How can you help someone be more comfortable in their skin?


Jason Mraz 1977

Mraz wants to garden more, surf more, have a kid, put some of the money he’s saved from selling 4.5 million albums nationwide toward a good cause. So, he’s started a campaign: “#RetiredAt40.”

*What do you want to do more of, instead of working?

What is your campaign to retire early?

Mine is #retiredat55. Listen to Jason Mraz for motivation.


Frances McDormand 1957 – watch Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

*Watch McDormand win an Oscar in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.


Randy Jackson 1956 – gumbo

*Here’s the recipe – dawg.


SNUB – Michelle Jenneke 1993

June 22



Dustin Johnson 1984

“Personally, my greatest triumphs in golf have occurred once I began truly succeeding in life,”

*As you improve your life through 365DOLF, what triumphs has this led to?


Pete Maravich 1947

*Get to a basketball court and work on Pistol Pete’s ball handling drills.



Kurt Warner 1971 – watch American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story

“I learned the hard way that I should’ve been more sparing with my religious rhetoric, and that I should’ve simply let my actions do most of the talking.

How can you let your actions do the talking when it comes to your faith today?

BONUS: Dan Brown 1964

“I remember saying to a minister, “I don’t get it. I read a book that said there was an explosion known as the Big Bang, but here it says God created heaven and Earth and the animals in seven days. Which is right?” Unfortunately, the response I got was, “Nice boys don’t ask that question.” A light went off, and I said, “The Bible doesn’t make sense. Science makes much more sense to me.” And I just gravitated away from religion.”

*Science or religion is a choice you may have to make. Unless you want to be a good boy and not ask hard questions.


Cyndi Lauper 1953

*Listen to her hit song ‘Money Changes Everything’ and reflect on how money has changed you


Meryl Streep 1949 – watch Sophie’s Choice

*Watch Meryl Streep win 1 of her 3 Oscars in Sophie’s Choice.

CROSSOVER: FOOD – Julia’s Tomato Bruschetta

*Watch Streep almost win an Oscar as Julia Child in Julie and Julia, while enjoying her tomato bruschetta.


Donald Faison 1974 – pork chops and vegetables

“For dinner we’ll cook something – I think tonight we have pork chops and vegetables. And then I put a fat in there also, like half of an avocado, just to get my fat in.”

*Cook with your significant other – pork chops and vegetables. Don’t forget to get your fat in. Watch Faison in the movie Clueless or the TV show Scrubs.


BONUS: John Dillinger 1903 (d. 6/22/1934) – John Dillinger’s Last Meal was Fried Chicken & Gravy. Dillinger enjoyed this last meal prepared for him by a brothel owner called Ana Cumpănaș, hours before being assassinated by G-Men


SNUB – Dinah Jane 1997