March 22



James Patterson 1947

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“I remember, I won an Edgar Award when I was 26 for Best First Mystery, and even though I knew I won, on the night of, I was worried. I felt like there might have been a mistake. That’s the kind of lack of confidence you can have early on. You’re writing this thing and you hope people like it. You’re rewriting and rewriting and get lost in the sauce. Confidence is a big thing.”

*It’s easy to get discouraged. But remember that confidence will take you a long ways. Be confident – even if you’re not yet.


JJ Watt 1989

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Watt doesn’t just hit the weights. He grinds through a range of functional workouts, including box jumps, sprinting drills, squats, and tire flipping.

*Get with your trainer and have them put you through JJ’s workout


Keegan-Michael Key 1971

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“I’m actually quite a spiritual Christian. I’m fascinated by spiritual thought across the board. I was raised a Christian, and I studied a little Buddhism and maybe a dash of Hinduism, but i’m fascinated by Hebraic culture, and how our culture has been informed by Hebraic culture.”

*Be fascinated by spiritual thought. Continue to research different religions and borrow what you like.


Rick Harrison 1965

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“In business you have to be innovative, but so are crooks.  A couple of times I got lazy and didn’t pay attention to new and improved fakes, so a few times I lost some big money on Rolex’s.”

*Take something to a pawn shop today. Make some money and also work on your haggling and sales skills in the process. Watch an episode of Pawn Stars for inspiration.


Reese Witherspoon 1976 – watch Walk the Line

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*Watch Reese Witherspoon win an Oscar in Walk the Line


William Shatner 1931 – sushi and wine

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What would you have for your final meal on Earth, if you knew the end was coming?

“Sushi. But that old idea about red with meat and white with fish—who decided that? I’d want a glass of each. In fact, you might as well drink five bottles if you know the end is coming.”

*Eat sushi and drink wine like it’s your last meal on Earth.

SNUB – Kidada Jones 1974

Review –

  • Be confident – even if you’re not
  • JJ Watt Workout
  • Be fascinated by spiritual thought
  • Sell something at a pawn shop
  • Watch Walk the Line
  • Sushi and 5 bottles of wine

March 21



Gary Oldman 1958

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“To become Churchill, it’s like a big sausage-maker. You put all the research in the machine and hopefully out comes the sausage at the end of it,” 

*Watch Oldman become Churchill in the Darkest Hour and be like Winston Churchill and never surrender!


Adrian Peterson 1985

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“Being explosive, being off-balance, being able to push through—these drills will help you with that,”

*His nickname is AD for all day. Today is your day to be called AD as you do his workout and then dominate a flag football game that you’ve organized.


Rosie O’Donnell 1962

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“Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like the United States.” 

*So, do you challenge her right to make this statement? Do you share her point of view?


Scott Eastwood 1986

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Clint Eastwood’s son says the best thing his dad did for him was NOT to help him into acting.

“He grew up during the Depression and he had to work hard for everything, including his early years as an actor,”

“He knew the best lesson in life that he could teach me was that I had to learn to take care of myself and not expect any favors.”

*Take care of yourself and don’t expect any favors. Pass this lesson on to your children.


Matthew Broderick 1962 – take the day off and watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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*Take the day off – no matter what. Watch the movie and live life to the fullest today.


Chiney Ogwumike 1992

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“I get in a zone in the kitchen—it’s like playing in a basketball game. The other day, I made some seafood enchiladas, which were really good—I used almond-flour tortillas, almond-milk sour cream, and almond-milk Monterey Jack cheese. It had shrimp and salmon, and it was lactose- and gluten-free.”

*Get in the zone and use Ogwumike’s ingredients to make the above seafood enchiladas.

SNUB – Ronaldinho 1980

Review –

  • Never surrender
  • AD workout
  • What are your thoughts on radical Christianity?
  • Don’t expect any favors
  • Watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Seafood enchiladas

March 20



B.F. Skinner 1904

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Take any sentence in which ”the mind” is said to do something and see if the meaning is substantially changed if you substitute ”person.” . . .

*You control your mind, not the other way around.


Pat Riley 1945

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This is life at “Camp Riley,” a nickname for Coach Pat Riley’s grueling eight-day training camp. Riley was so eager to get started, he put the team on the floor to start practice last Friday at 12:01 A.M.

*Start the day off right, by working out at 12:01 AM


Fred Rogers 1928

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It was Mr. Rogers’ indiscriminate love of humanity that prompted his decades-long admiration.

*Get to know your neighbors today. Do something nice for a neighbor – mow their yard, bring them soup, anything to be a soulful neighbor. Have an indiscriminate love for humanity.


Jamal Crawford 1980

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“But what I’m most proud about in my career so far is that I’ve played for 18 different coaches who all see things differently. And I found a way to not only thrive but survive.”

*You be the boss, or be prepared to work for several different ones that all see things differently. As a worker you’ll need to find a way to survive and thrive.


William Hurt 1950 – watch Kiss of the Spider Woman

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*Watch William Hurt win an Oscar in Kiss of the Spider Woman.

Spike Lee 1957 – watch Black KkKlansman

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*Do the right thing and watch Spike Lee win an Oscar in Black KkKlansman

Holly Hunter 1958 – watch The Piano

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*Watch Holly Hunter win an Oscar in The Piano.


Kathy Ireland 1963 – Far East dreams chicken salad

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*Enjoy Kathy Ireland’s chicken salad, and check out her website too – it is 365DOLFish

SNUB – Ruby Rose 1986

Review –

  • Control your mind
  • Work out at 12:01 am
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Survive and thrive at work
  • Watch Kiss of the Spider Woman, Black KkKlansman, and The Piano
  • Make Kathy Ireland Chicken Salad

March 19



William Jennings Bryan 1860

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William Jennings Bryan was hard-working, courageous, and noble in moral principles as well as friendly, charming, and optimistic. He spoke for the common man, and so he became known as “The Great Commoner”.

*Be like William Jennings Bryan. Virtuous. Spiritual. Hard-working. Courageous. Noble. Charming. Optimistic. Pick at least one of these to excel at today.


Clayton Kershaw 1988

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“In the weight room, everybody has good days and bad days. Clayton Kershaw has a lot more better days than most.”

*Have a “good day” in the weight room today. Play catch with a friend later.


Andy Reid 1958

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“In our church, we try to get out and talk to members of the church and at the same time, anybody in the community that would like to listen about family, faith and football,”

“Those are three of our favorite subjects and we just try to share our experiences with people.”

*Share your experiences. It doesn’t have to be talking about family, faith, and football – but pick subjects that interest you (and them) to share your faith.


Wyatt Earp 1848

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He was drawn to police work not because of a devotion to the law but because, during the Gilded Age when public corruption was rampant, it was an easy source of cash.

*Were you drawn to your current job because it was an easy source of cash? I know I was. Not a lot of cash, but a steady paycheck. It has brought me very little happiness.


Bruce Willis 1955 – watch Die Hard

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Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Charles Bronson, Nick Nolte, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Don Johnson, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Dean Anderson were all considered for the role of John McClane. And all declined it.

*Make Die Hard your first choice in entertainment today. Yippee Ky yay.


Glenn Close 1947 – rabbit stew

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“The only thing that bothered me was the rabbit,” “I thought it was over the top.”

*After making this rabbit stew, eat it while watching Glenn Close almost win an Oscar in Fatal Attraction.


*Wash down that rabbit stew with a cold Hungarian Hell Energy.

SNUB – Andre Miller 1976

Review –

  • Virtuous. Spiritual. Hard-working. Courageous. Noble. Charming. Optimistic. Pick one of these to excel at today.
  • Have a “good day” in the weight room
  • Share your faith
  • Is your job just a source of cash?
  • Watch Die Hard
  • Make Glenn Close Rabbit Stew

March 18



Grover Cleveland 1837

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The personal virtues that Cleveland cultivated over his lifetime were encapsulated by his dying phrase: “I have tried so hard to do right.”

*If you  haven’t done this yet, start cultivating a life of personal virtues. Try so hard to do right today and each day going forward.


Vanessa Williams 1963

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“During times I don’t see my trainer, I run on the treadmill.”

“It’s as simple as cutting back on sweets, watching what you eat then eat a lot of proteins and leafy greens. You’ll definitely see the results.”

*Eat lots of protein and leafy greens today and get on that treadmill.


Queen Latifah 1970

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Queen Latifah wants to stress that for caregivers, it’s important to care for your own health as well.

*If you are a caregiver, take care of yourself today. If you know of someone who is caring for a sick loved one, help them out today.


Ben Cohen 1951

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Ben and Jerry had big ideas that took their company to the next level.

Always remember your customers and the power of word of mouth advertising.

Remember always, the law of reciprocity. When you give back, you get back…

*Have big ideas. Turn those ideas into your dream business. Once you are running your business, always remember your customers and the power of word of mouth advertising – YELP reviews! And as always, when you give back, you get back.


Adam Levine 1979 –listen to Maroon 5

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Rather than give up, Levine kept focusing on his goal to become a major player in the music industry. He retooled, made some changes renamed the band Maroon 5.

*Keep focusing on your goals as you listen to Maroon 5 today. 


Lily Collins 1989

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Breakfast: a glass of water with lemon to kick-start my system, and oatmeal with fruit.

Lunch: always protein—salmon or chicken—a salad, and maybe some quinoa.

Snack: veggies and juices

Dinner. I like to go out – I’m not going to cook for myself. I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone and go with foodie friends to places I don’t know about.

Drinks: I used to be a vodka girl. I’ve graduated—I’m a tequila person now.

*Eat like Phil’s daughter – drink like her too.

SNUB – Dane Cook 1972

Review –

  • Cultivate a life of personal virtues
  • Protein, leafy greens, treadmill
  • Reach out to a caregiver
  • Have passion – then take action
  • Listen to Maroon 5
  • Eat like Lily Collins

March 17



Bobby Jones 1902

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While there is no doubt Jones is the finest amateur golfer the game has ever produced, there’s a strong argument that he was the greatest golfer, period.

He played against the course, not the competition

*Good advice for life as well. Don’t worry about what others are doing, live your life to the fullest.


Rob Lowe 1964

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Lowe spotted a shirtless photo of himself in a magazine’s Worst Beach Bodies and decided it was time to get in shape.

*Take a picture of yourself (before you start boozing tonight) without a shirt on. Hopefully your body is looking better than on January 1, but we still have a long year ahead of us. Take another picture before you go out on New Years Eve.


Nat King Cole 1919

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Nat ‘King’ Cole – a virtuoso whose music still soothes the soul.

*Listen to Nat King Cole to soothe your soul today.


John Boyega 1992

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Boyega has been making some interesting purchases with his Star Wars money.

  • two lion statues nestled right at the foot of his bed
  • a saxophone that had been converted into a lamp
  • a Roman helmet on a pedestal
  • a little medieval knight that holds the toilet paper for you

*You can use Boyega (Finn) as an example to not spend your money on stupid stuff or as an example to work really hard so you can buy whatever you want.


Gary Sinise 1955 – watch Forrest Gump

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*Watch Gary Sinise almost win an Oscar in Forrest Gump. Drink like Lt. Dan tonight.

BONUS: Kurt Russell 1951

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No really, Kurt Russell was in Forrest Gump

He did the voice for Elvis.  He wasn’t credited, but he was there.

*Watch Tombstone and drink like Wyatt Earp tonight.


Mia Hamm 1972 – Irish Whiskey Ham

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*Enjoy this Irish whiskey ham on St. Patrick’s Day while watching Forrest Gump and Tombstone. Play some soccer (Irish football) (like Mia Hamm) to burn it all off.

SNUB – Billy Corgan 1967

Review –

  • Play against the course (life) not the competition
  • Take a picture of yourself with no shirt on
  • Listen to Nat King Cole
  • Don’t buy stupid stuff
  • Watch Forrest Gump and Tombstone
  • Make Irish Whiskey Ham

March 16



James Madison 1751

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Benjamin Franklin had once said of Adams, that “he was ‘always an honest man, often a great one, but sometimes absolutely mad.’”

*Lead the way today and be honored if someone thinks you’re crazy.


Alexandra Daddario 1986

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“For Baywatch, I started doing weight training, which I had never done before, and I saw a huge difference,”

“It was kind of amazing, the transformation I went through.”

“I still do yoga, it helps me manage anxiety and improve my sleep, which are both key—feeling good mentally is just as important as feeling good physically.”

*Weight training and yoga today.


Jerry Lewis 1926

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From 1966 to 2010, Jerry Lewis hosted this annual telethon to benefit those with muscular dystrophy.

*Consider donating to the MDA today


Blake Griffin 1989

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“We want to get into film, TV, digital, and lay the foundation for a company that we can run once we’re done with our current careers.” 

*Blake Griffin running a Hollywood production company while still playing in the NBA (when he’s not hurt) is another reminder to use your current job to fund your next act in life.


Lauren Graham 1967 – watch Bad Santa

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*Eat some sandwiches while watching Bad Santa


Flavor Flav 1959 – Flavs Fried Chicken

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Flav’s Fried Chicken, the first of a planned chain co-owned by the Public Enemy emcee and reality television star, struggled with bounced paychecks to its employees.

*Shockingly, Flavor Flav’s restaurant has closed, but try the following recipe in honor of what could have been.

SNUB – Joel Embiid 1994

Review –

  • Lead the way
  • Weight training and yoga
  • Donate to the MDA
  • Use your current job to fund your next act
  • Watch Bad Santa
  • Make Flav’s Fried Chicken