July 5



Susan Wojcicki 1968

Wojcicki by 2006 was running Google Video — which was getting trounced by YouTube

Wojcicki’s solution to that problem shows her calm under fire. With just a day’s notice, she developed and presented to Google’s board the financial model justifying the $1.65 billion purchase.

*Show calm under fire today and be looking for a way to turn a negative into a positive.


Megan Rapinoe 1985

Breakfast: Between 7 and 8 [a.m.]. I have an egg sandwich with onion and spinach on an English muffin and then I try to chill out in the morning. I like to have that time []

Morning workout: around 11 or so, I get my workout going. If I don’t do it then, I’ll think about it all day, so I like to get it over with to start my day. Pilates, cardio and strength work []

End of the day: I typically also do some stretching before bed. It calms me down and gets the aches and pains out from the day, and then I can sleep easily []

CROSSOVER: MIND – I like to read before bed. It calms me and makes me fall asleep. It takes me so long to read books because I fall asleep. The last book I read was Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow []

*Start and end your day like world champion Megan Rapinoe


PT Barnum 1810

Barnum’s Universalist Church is the only one that believes in success.

*Investigate the Universalist Church – it may be for you. Also watch The Greatest Showman for both Soul and Money motivation.


BONUS: Huey Lewis 1950 – “It’s true, I do like cheering people up.”


Chris Cline 1958 (d. 7/4/2019)

Cline spent time down in the mines before moving to management. Unlike some billionaire inheritors, he has experience down in the pits and knows the base functionality of his business. He’s lived it.

*You have both life and job experience. Why can’t you move to the management side of the business and run it the way you wish it was operating now.


Edie Falco 1963 – watch Nurse Jackie

*Watch Falco win a Primetime Emmy in Nurse Jackie.


RZA 1969

“to be honest with you bro, no animal needs to die for me to live, ok?”

To celebrate its commitment to using only real ingredients in its food, Chipotle Mexican Grill collaborated with RZA, creator of the Wu-Tang Clan and famous vegan, to create SAVOR.WAVS, an immersive digital experience that reinterprets each ingredient in Chipotle’s food as music and responsive visuals.

*Eat at Chipotle – but only the vegetarian options.

SNUB – Stephanie McIntosh 1985

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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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