July 20



Sir Edmund Hillary 1919

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His most famous quotation after summiting Mount Everest on May 29, 1953: “Well, George, we knocked the bastard off.”

*Is there something you’ve been putting off for way too long? Have a friend help you finish it today and then utter those famous words – “We knocked the bastard off.”


Gisele Bundchen 1980

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“[Yoga is] so serene that I can be in a state of meditation while I practice … Whether it involves music or mantras or breath work or meditation, [yoga is] a powerful beautiful spiritual practice. Yoga gave me back my life.”

*Get your life back with Yoga


Sandra Oh 1971

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Oh has practiced Vipassana meditation for years now. “It takes a long time to free oneself from chatter: Goals, social media, image, persona,”

“And if you’re able to move through in that way, you can actually start trying to create from a different place.”

*Free yourself from the chatter in your life. Look in to Vipassana meditation.


Ray Allen 1975

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‘I’m in the NBA and I want to make a lot of money, if I want to be around for a long time, I have to make sure I prioritize this job… The money is really a non-issue; it’s really about being effective and successful at your job. The money will come along with it.”

*Focus on being effective and successful at your job and the money will come.


Carlos Santana 1947

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*Listen to Carlos Santana all day today. And smile while doing it.


Harley Morenstein 1985 – The Meatball Death Star

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Ground up pork, beef, and veal are pounded into a bowl to create the massive meatball. They then fill it up with some vegetables (purely for aesthetic purposes, Harley explains), pancetta (Italian for “bacon”), and tortellini. The ball is completed, placed inside a circle of garlic bread, and topped with meat sauce.


*Listen to Carlos Santana while making this Meatball Death Star and have some friends over to help eat it. Enjoy it while watching Star Wars or He Got Game.

SNUB – Julianne Hough 1988

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Review –

  • Knock the bastard off
  • Yoga
  • Practice Vipassana meditation
  • Be effective and successful at your job
  • Listen to Carlos Santana
  • Make a Meatball Deathstar

July 19



Herbert Marcuse 1898

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“Entertainment and learning are not opposites; entertainment may be the most effective mode of learning.”

*Continue to learn from the things that entertain you..


Jon Jones 1987

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Jones is: ruthless, obsessive, narcissistic, and basically unconcerned with anything other than winning.


*Try this “baddest motherfucker on earth” workout at your local MMA gym.


Stuart Scott 1965

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“Yes, he brought hip-hop into the conversation,”

“But I would go further than that. He brought in the barber shop, the church, R&B, soul music. Soul, period.”

*Don’t be afraid to bring soul into a conversation today. Boo Yah!


Howard Schultz 1953

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“Starbucks is in my blood. It is such a part of me that letting it unravel simply was not an option.”

*365DOLF is in my blood. What is in yours? Quitting is not an option.


Benedict Cumberbatch 1976 – watch The Imitation Game

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*Watch Benedict Cumberbatch almost win an Oscar for The Imitation Game. This movie was already suggested to you but not as ENTERTAINMENT – remember to use entertainment to learn.


Lizzy Borden 1860 – meatloaf

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Lizzie’s Version

1 pound steak, 1/2 pound pork steak, 1 egg, 1 small onion, 3 soda crackers, herbs, salt, pepper.  Grease tin, cover loaf well with hot water and bake about one hour.

*Make this Lizzy Borden meatloaf – use an axe instead of a knife.

SNUB – Romee Strijd 1995

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Review –

  • Learn from entertainment
  • Baddest Motherfucker on Earth workout
  • Bring soul into the conversation today
  • Your dream business is in your blood
  • Watch The Imitation Game
  • Make Lizzie Borden meatloaf

July 18



John Glenn 1921

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“To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.”

*Influence fate today


Vin Diesel 1967

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“When you’re doing long days on set, or you’ve got a day full of meetings, you want to feel good and engaged,”

“Eating well does that for me. I try to eat every few hours and make sure every meal has some protein and plenty of resourceful carbs.” If you want to be successful, eat before a big meeting so your brain and body have the high-quality, all-natural fuel they need to crunch deals.”


*Eat every few hours today and at some point knock out this Vin Diesel workout.


Nelson Mandela 1918

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“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

*Continue to be a sinner who keeps on trying.


Richard Branson 1950

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1 Your Age Doesn’t Matter

By 22, he founded Virgin Records.

Branson is proof that it’s never too early to start.

But at 61, he’s also proof that being old is just a state of mind: Branson regularly kite surfs and attempts to break world records

*Your age doesn’t matter. Whether you are “too young” or “too old” to reach your financial dreams, if you think you are then you are.


Hunter S. Thompson 1937 – read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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“Yesterday’s weirdness is tomorrow’s reason why.”

*You can watch the movie, but read the book first.


Kristen Bell 1980 – vegan stuffing

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And when she’s not making stuffing, you just might catch Bell making Shepard laugh.

*Watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall while eating Kristen Bell’s vegan stuffing and drinking too much wine.

SNUB – James Brolin 1940

Review –

  • Influence fate
  • Vin Diesel workout
  • Be a sinner who keeps trying
  • Your age doesn’t matter
  • Start reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Make vegan stuffing

July 17



Donald Sutherland 1935

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“I don’t get impressed. I admire. I love. But I do not get impressed. It’s a fault.”

*Admire and love – but avoid being impressed today.


Carey Hart 1975 – mind > body

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MF: So it’s more mental than physical?

CH: “Definitely. The reason its way more mental is because it’s amazing what your body can go through, how resilient [it] is, and how much you can heal especially if you take care of yourself. I’ve done some devastating things to my body and I’ve bounced back.”

*Step 1: Get your workout gear on

Step 2: Drive to the gym

Step 3: work out.

It’s mind over matter.


Diahann Carroll 1935

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“She brought down ancient barriers & built bridges. She left the world better than she found it. We are in her debt. We miss her so much already. RIP”-Rev. Jesse Jackson

*Take today to bring down barriers and build bridges. Work on leaving this world a better place than the one you found.


Luke Bryan 1976

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“I love Luke Bryan and he’s had some great songs, but this new song is the worst song I’ve ever heard,”

“I know Luke, he’s a friend. ‘[That’s] My Kinda Night’ is one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard.” – Zac Brown

*Imagine how many more downloads Luke Bryan’s song received after Zac Brown’s remarks went viral. Old expressions are old for a reason ‘There is no such thing as bad publicity.’ 


James Cagney 1899 – watch Yankee Doodle Dandy

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*Watch James Cagney win an Oscar in the movie Yankee Doodle Dandy


David Hasselhoff 1952 – 6’4 daily routine

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At 6 feet 4 inches tall, the actor tips the scale at a trim 195 pounds.

For breakfast, “I eat a lot of fruit in the morning. Watermelon, grapes, pineapple, and strawberries give me a lot of natural energy and the water my body needs.”

At 10 a.m., “I’ll start eating vegetables for a mid-morning snack: carrot sticks, tomatoes, mushrooms, green and red peppers slices, and celery. For lunch, I’ll have pasta without sauce or grilled chicken and fish, never fried. Sometimes, I’ll have rice. The protein and the carbohydrates, gives me a lot of energy, so I can work the entire afternoon with no snacks at all.”

Hasselhoff has practiced what Europeans have been doing for centuries and that is, taking a nap, often called “the power nap,” right after lunch.

“I also drink about 5 quarts of bottled water every day. It cleanses the skin and makes a big difference in my complexion. Dinner is usually more chicken or fish and rice with lots of vegetables. I seldom eat red meat. I never have desserts…. sometimes a couple of cookies. I also stay away from alcohol, heavy sauces, butter, oils, fried foods, and sugar. I never feel deprived in any way. I can eat as much as I want and I won’t gain weight.”

BONUS: Angela Merkel 1954 – Yes Hasselhoff shares a birthday with the chancellor of Germany – the country that adores him like a God.

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Merkel’s favorite food is said to be green cabbage and Mettwurst — or minced pork sausage. She was elected “Cabbage Queen” in Oldenburg in 2001.

*Follow “The Hof’s” daily eating routine and use Angela Merkel’s cabbage for some of his daily vegetable intake.

SNUB – Billie Lourd 1992

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Review –

  • Don’t get impressed
  • It’s more mental than physical
  • Leave this world better than you found it
  • There is no such thing as bad publicity
  • Watch Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Hasselhoff’s daily meal plan

July 16



Jimmy Johnson 1943

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“Take an assistant coach. I’m looking for someone intelligent, who will work his ass off and is truly passionate about the game. I’m not concerned with how much he knows. If he has those three qualities, he’ll learn what he needs to know.”

*You are either intelligent or you’re not, but anyone can be truly passionate and work his ass off.


Carli Lloyd 1982

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“I don’t belong to any gym; everything I do is body-weight related.  I’ll do thing like burpees and mountain climbers, and push-ups and sit-ups.”

*Burpees, mountain climbers, push-ups, and sit-ups today. Play soccer too.


Ida B. Wells 1862

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“Our American Christians are too busy saving the souls of white Christians from burning in hell-fire to save the lives of black ones from present burning in fires kindled by white Christians.”

*Research Christianity in America. Learn from history so you know that it hasn’t been perfect.


Orville Redenbacher 1907

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“I drove back to Indiana wryly thinking we had paid $13,000 for someone to come up with the same name my mother had come up with when I was born,”

*Don’t waste money on things you can figure out for yourself.


Will Ferrell 1967 – watch Anchorman

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*Watch Anchorman and be ready to quote it the rest of the day. Get a deep burn and buy yourself a new suit too.

CROSSOVER – Food – a big burrito, a whole wheel of cheese, delicious fondue, ribs, brown bag lunch, pancake breakfast, scotch


Barry Sanders 1968 – chocolate chip shortbread cookies

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*Enjoy these chocolate chip shortbread cookies compliments of one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.

Milk would be a good choice.

SNUB – Ginger Rogers 1911

Review –

  • Be truly passionate and work your ass off
  • Burpees, mountain climbers, sit-ups, and push-ups
  • Research Christianity in America
  • Don’t waste money on things you can do yourself
  • Watch Anchorman
  • Make chocolate chip shortbread cookies

July 15



Arianna Huffington 1950

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“I call sleep deprivation “the new smoking.” Unfortunately, the comparison is apt, both in terms of the dangers and our attitude. Everywhere you turn, sleep deprivation is glamorized and celebrated, from “You snooze, you lose” to highly burned-out people boasting, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” The combination of a deeply misguided definition of what it means to be successful in today’s world—that it can come only through burnout and stress—along with the distractions and temptations of a 24/7 wired world, has imperiled our sleep as never before.”

Here are 5 tips I recommend for better sleep:

  1. Create a bedroom environment that’s dark, quiet, and cool (between 60 and 67 degrees).
  2. Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
  3. Don’t charge your phone next to your bed. Even better: Gently escort all devices completely out of your room.
  4. Stop drinking caffeine after 2 p.m.
  5. Use your bed for sleep and sex only—no work!

*Start following these 5 secrets to your best sleep tonight.


Diane Kruger 1976

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“I do the best, truly, when I get enough sleep.”

“I got in last night, and I went running in the hotel gym for half an hour because I feel like it gets me out of the funk of sitting and it turns my clock around. Then, usually, I either take a half sleeping pill to make sure, or I just pass out from the gym.”

*Run for half an hour, take a sleeping pill, and get 9 hours of sleep tonight.


Beth Ostrosky Stern 1972

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Beth loves fostering pets who are struggling to find a family to take care of them, so she dedicates a room in each of her homes to act as “foster rooms.” She told Long Island Press that at one point in 2018, she actually had more than two dozen cats living in her home.

*Look into being a foster parent today.


Damian Lillard 1990

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And despite his incredible rise to fame – a true rags-to-riches story – you’ll never hear Lillard talking about how great he is. Instead he does exactly what he’s always done – he puts his head down and gets to work.

*Put your head down and get to work.


Forest Whitaker 1961 – watch The Last King of Scotland

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*Watch Forest Whitaker win an Oscar in The Last King of Scotland.


Gabriel Iglesias 1976 – breakfast brisket tacos

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“They got breakfast tacos, they got eggs and chorizo, beans and cheese. The flavor that’s behind it is amazing. They have these barbacoa tacos that [are] really good with cheese.”

“And they’ll bring you a plate of just brisket—slices of brisket—almost like an appetizer for the table. Like, amazing. Who brings that for breakfast?”

*Make some breakfast brisket tacos this morning.

SNUB – Jesse Ventura 1951

Review –

  • Get your best sleep
  • 30 minute run and 9 hours of sleep
  • Become a foster parent
  • Put your head down and get to work
  • Watch The Last King of Scotland
  • Make breakfast brisket

July 14

MY BIRTHDAY (Not famous yet)


Gerald Ford 1913

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“Personal excellence can be achieved by a visionary goal, through planning, dedicated execution, and total follow-through.”

*Strive for personal excellence. Plan, execute, and follow through with your visionary goal.


Conor McGregor 1988

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“I’m always eating good food,”

“Depending how far out I am from a fight, I might cut out a few things. You wouldn’t catch me eating too much in terms of take-out. I love water and coconut water, but I never drink energy drinks—ever! I just eat good, quality meat and keep hydrated.”


*Eat quality meat and drink lots of water and coconut water today. Get a workout in at your local MMA gym.


Woody Guthrie 1912

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Woody sang for those who carried a heavy burden or had come upon hard times. His words gave a voice to their struggle, and his songs gave them hope and strength.

*Speak up for those who carry a burden. Give them hope and strength. Listen to some Woody Guthrie for motivation.


Darrelle Revis 1985

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Revis bets on himself and rarely gives in, making it well known to his employer that if he is unhappy he will not play.

*Bet on yourself today. Don’t give in. If you are not happy at work, quit and start your dream business today.


Dan Smith 1986 – listen to Bastille

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“I like to think my parents are relieved that I ended up in a band and not as a serial killer.”

*Listen to Bastille on Bastille Day. I’m guessing this is why Dan Smith named the group Bastille.


Tom Carvel 1906 – ice cream cake

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*Enjoy a Carvel ice cream cake on my birthday.

End the day with a  glass of Conor McGregor’s Proper Twelve whiskey.


SNUB – Peta Murgatroyd 1986

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Review –

  • Achieve personal excellence
  • Eat quality meat and drink lots of water
  • Speak up for those who carry a burden
  • Bet on yourself
  • Listen to Bastille
  • Carvel ice cream cake

July 13



Julius Caesar 100 BC

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Caesar looked upon a statue of Alexander the Great and became dissatisfied with his accomplishments since he was already at the age of 32 at which Alexander had passed. Sometimes we need to compare ourselves to other greats to become great our self.

*Compare yourself to someone who was already dead at your age, who achieved much more than you have. For me it’s JFK, who died at 46. I’ll be 48 tomorrow.


Cody Bellinger 1995

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“Lower-body and leg workouts are a main focus for me in the offseason. One of my favorite routines includes front squats, back squats, and deadlifts.”

“Before I train, I usually eat a protein bar to make sure I have energy. Afterwards, I like to have another bar or shake to help me recover.”

*Get energy, train, and recover like MVP Cody Bellinger.


He Pingping 1988 – 2’5”

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“For such a small man, he made a huge impact around the world. When I first met him, I knew he is very special: He always smiles, and is very mischievous. You can’t help liking him. He lights up the lives of people he knows, and is an inspiration to anyone considered different or unusual.”

*Smile all day today. Have people walk away liking you. Light up the lives of people you know.


Ken Jeong 1969

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“But just in case acting ever stalls, I still renew my medical license every year. And I still have a prescription pad. Why do you think I’ve gotten so much work in Hollywood? (Kidding, of course.)”

*Jeong made good money being a doctor but his true passion was in comedy. And that is how the world got Mr. Chow. Follow your passion not money.


Harrison Ford 1942 – watch Raiders of the Lost Ark

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*Make July 13th your Indiana Jones movie marathon day each year.

SIDE NOTE – I wanted to name my son Indiana, but my wife and I have compromised (key to a successful marriage) on Henry Jones – Indiana’s real name.


Cheech Marin 1946 – Manchaca

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*Smoke weed and enjoy Cheech’s Manchaca.

SNUB – Jessica Barth 1980

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Review –

  • Compare yourself to other greats
  • Lower-body workout
  • Light up the lives of people
  • Follow your passion
  • Watch Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Make Cheech’s Manchaca

July 12



Henry David Thoreau 1817

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“Men are born to succeed, not to fail.”

*This is your morning mirror mantra (MMM) – “I was born to succeed, not to fail.”


Richard Simmons 1948

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And if you just want a quick workout you can do in five minutes, pick Cardio One, and get your sweat on while Richard Simmons calls you a pretty pony.


*Perform the Cardio One video from Richard Simmons – you pretty pony!


Malala Yousafzai 1997

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Malala accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on 10 December, and contributed her $1.1 million prize money to financing the creation of a secondary school for girls in Pakistan

Support Malala’s fight for girls’ education

Your gift today is an investment in Malala Fund programs that help girls around the world go to school


*Think of donating to Malala’s fund to help girls around the world go to school.


Brian Grazer 1951

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“In order to have value, you had to either create or manufacture ideas that had value that you could breathe life into. And that’s when I started writing ideas.”

*In order to have value, you have to create or manufacture ideas that have value. Write down your ideas and  breathe life into them.


Topher Grace 1978 – watch That 70s Show

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*Smoke weed in your basement and watch episodes of That 70s Show


Bill Cosby 1937 – Cosby Pudding Shots and a Cosbypolitan

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*Keep the party going with these Bill Cosby pudding shots. Call it a night after drinking a Cosbypolitan.

SNUB – Brock Lesnar 1977

Review –

  • You were born to succeed
  • Richard Simmons workout video
  • Support Malala’s fight for girls’ education
  • Write down your ideas and breathe life into them
  • Watch That 70s Show
  • Make Bill Cosby pudding shots

July 11

Look at the * for today’s advice.



John Quincy Adams 1767

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Your purpose will shape your most significant contribution.

“You must have one great purpose of existence . . . to make your talents and your knowledge most beneficial to your country and most useful to mankind.”


*What is your one great purpose of existence? What can you do that will be most useful to mankind?


Andre Johnson 1981

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You’ll train four days per week, focusing on speed and strength. You may not be familiar with some of the explosive exercises such as speed squats or power cleans, so take the time to learn the form precisely.


*Get with your trainer and do speed squats and power cleans.


Annie Armstrong 1850

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Annie believed in and followed Christ with all her heart, but it was her hands that expressed that belief in tangible ways. She spent a great amount of time typing and handwriting letters in support of missions. Many of these letters were quite lengthy and all were filled with conviction that more could and should be done in our missions efforts. Annie also never hesitated to use her hands to reach out to hug a child or distribute food, clothing and the Word of God to those in need.

*Sign up for a mission trip today.


Giorgio Armani 1934

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Stick to Your Vision, Stretch Your Brand, Follow Your Conscience


*Stick to your vision today. Follow your conscience and keep working on your business idea.


Richie Sambora 1959 – listen to Bon Jovi

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Richie Sambora suggested he started becoming unhappy with the way Bon Jovi were progressing as early as 1985.

He quit the band acrimoniously in 2013 but later settled his differences with singer Jon Bon Jovi, and teamed up with his former colleagues at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month.


*Rock out to Bon Jovi all day.


Patrick Peterson 1990 – spinach and artichoke dip

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I find myself walking 13 miles a week. No joke: 13 miles a week. Honestly, you find yourself thinking of so much stuff when you’re walking because, first of all, it’s quiet. When I walk, I don’t walk with my music. I just want to listen to the birds chirping, and the wind. I have peace of mind. It’s like therapy.



*Try this spinach and artichoke dip. Take a long walk afterwards.

Snub – Caroline Wozniacki 1990

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