April 17

Look to the * for today’s advice.

KICK ASS DAY

MIND

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper 1954

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*Just look yourself in the mirror this morning and say this out loud.

BODY

Victoria Beckham 1974

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https://www.victoriabeckham.com/

Not only does she regularly go to the gym, she also practices Yogalosophy

http://healthyceleb.com/victoria-beckham-workout-regime-diet-plan/10208

https://mandyingber.com/

https://www.thespicegirls.com/

*Practice Yogalosophy while listening to the Spice Girls.

SOUL

Jennifer Garner 1972

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http://jennifer-garner.net/

The idea of soul mates lures people into believing that marriage will be easy (our personalities fit together!) and perpetually passionate (we’re meant to be!).  It’s a popular mindset—69 percent of Americans believe in soul mates, according to a March YouGov poll.  But it doesn’t make for good marriages.

http://acculturated.com/soul-mate-myth/

https://www.amazon.com/Alias-Complete-Collection-Rambaldi-artifact/dp/B000H5V8DG

*Believing that you’ve met your soulmate is great, but you are still going to have to work on your relationship every day.

MONEY

JP Morgan 1837

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Trust matters

Morgan realized the value of an honest reputation. He was testifying before a Congressional committee in 1912 when he was asked if commercial credit was based on money or property.

“The first thing is character,” he responded. “Before money or anything else. Money cannot buy it.… A man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom. I think that is the fundamental basis of business.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-you-can-learn-from-jp-morgan-2016-10

https://www.jpmorgan.com/country/US/en/jpmorgan

http://www.history.com/topics/john-pierpont-morgan

https://am.jpmorgan.com/us/en/asset-management/gim/adv/partner-with-us/how-to-invest

*Money can’t buy trust and trust is the fundamental basis of business.

ENTERTAINMENT

Rooney Mara 1985- watch Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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https://www.allure.com/gallery/rooney-mara-style

https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Dragon-Tattoo-Daniel-Craig/dp/B003Y5H5HO

After a seven-year absence from the silver screen, Lisbeth Salander will return in all of her punk glory next year in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. However, the franchise is making a big jump — moving away from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo actress Rooney Mara’s portrayal in the 2011 film and replacing her with The Crown‘s Claire Foy. As it turns out, the break wasn’t entirely mutual, as Mara reportedly wanted to come back and take another shot at Ms. Salander.

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/1710490/rooney-mara-was-disappointed-she-wasnt-asked-back-for-the-girl-in-the-spiders-web

*Watch Rooney Mara in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – you won’t be able to see her in the sequel.

FOOD

Sean Bean 1959

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http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/sean-bean-broken-interview-ned-stark-game-of-thrones-bbc-goldeneye-lord-of-the-rings-a7748986.html

Sean Bean’s Complete Sunday Roast or Chicken in Red Pesto Sauce

4 skinless chicken breasts
1 can tomatoes
1 tub creme fraiche
1 jar red pesto
fresh basil
fresh black olives

Brown chicken in a pot.
Meanwhile mix creme fraiche, tomatoes and 3 dessert-spoons of red pesto sauce in a bowl. Add to saucepan with the chicken and simmer on low heat for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook some rice – I recommend heartily boil in the bag Uncle Ben’s!
Just before serving add basil leaves and chopped black olives.
Then, stuff your faces!

*Yes, stuff your face with Sean Bean’s Sunday Roast.

SNUB – Asaram

Review –

  • Kick ass
  • Yogalosophy
  • Work on your relationship
  • Trust is the fundamental basis of business
  • Watch Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Make Sean Bean’s Sunday Roast

April 16

Look for the * for today’s advice.

YOU’LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT DAY

MIND

Bill Belichick 1952

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http://billbelichickfoundation.org/

“If there is something that’s your passion when you’re young, do it,” Belichick said. “Let everything else take care of itself. Don’t pick a career for money or some other reason. Do what you love, because it will never feel like work.”

http://www.sportsforthesoul.com/bill-belichick-6-lessons-success/

*This could be under the MONEY section but when you’ve got the best MIND in NFL history, your advice should be followed. Even if you’re not young, start today by doing what you love.

BODY

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1947

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https://kareemabduljabbar.com/

http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/kareem-abdul-jabbar

I was born Lew Alcindor. Now I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The transition from Lew to Kareem was not merely a change in celebrity brand name — like Sean Combs to Puff Daddy to Diddy to P. Diddy — but a transformation of heart, mind and soul. I used to be Lew Alcindor, the pale reflection of what white America expected of me. Now I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the manifestation of my African history, culture and beliefs.

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/3/why-i-converted-to-islam.html

http://skyhookfoundation.org/

Ask him how he managed to stay on the court and avoid serious injury throughout his career and he will tell you it was down to a dedicated fitness regimen that included eating a balanced diet and, famously, practicing yoga

http://gulfnews.com/sport/basketball/kareem-abdul-jabbar-in-uae-nba-legend-reveals-fitness-secrets-1.1405078

*This can help your SOUL too. Eat a balanced diet and practice yoga today. Also, get to a basketball court and work on your skyhook shots.

SOUL

Pope Benedict XVI 1927

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https://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en.html

Ever since Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff in six centuries to abdicate the papacy, transitioning to a life of near seclusion in a Vatican City monastery, there have been questions about how the notion of two living popes would impact the Roman Catholic Church.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/pope-benedict-in-retired-seclusion-looms-in-the-opposition-to-pope-francis/2018/09/02/f4d262b2-aaca-11e8-9a7d-cd30504ff902_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7f6763a13777

Prayer is The Breath of The Soul and of Life

http://www.catholic.org/news/hf/faith/story.php?id=45937

*Pray when you wake up and pray again when you go to bed tonight. It is the breath of your SOUL.

MONEY

Charlie Chaplin 1889

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http://www.charliechaplin.com/

Charles Chaplin was one of the rare comedians who not only financed and produced all his films (with the exception of “A Countess from Hong Kong”), but was the author, actor, director and soundtrack composer of them as well.

He died on Christmas day 1977, survived by eight children from his last marriage with Oona O’Neill, and one son from his short marriage to Lita Grey.

https://www.charliechaplin.com/en/articles/21-Overview-of-His-Life

As his Essanay contract came to an end, and fully aware of his popularity, Chaplin requested a $150,000 signing bonus from his next studio.

http://www.unbelievable-facts.com/2013/02/charlie-chaplin-was-paid-10000-week-in.html

https://www.amazon.com/Limelight-Charles-Chaplin/dp/B004DHIB3E

*You are working for your next job today. Once you do have your dream job/business, don’t be afraid to do it all to make it your way. Delegation is needed, but remember it is your dream.

ENTERTAINMENT

Selena 1971

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https://q-productions.com/

Selena — whose primary language was English — sung in Spanish. She appealed to a Latino audience from the start of her career, with determination to uphold her heritage.

https://www.amazon.com/Selena-Jennifer-Lopez/dp/6304584229

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/8465208/selena-quintanilla-songs-heal-broken-heart

*Watch the movie about her life and/or listen to her music.

FOOD

Peter Billingsley 1971 – A Christmas Story meal in April

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https://pagesix.com/2017/12/18/heres-what-ralphie-from-a-christmas-story-is-doing-today/

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to look back on whatever happened to the kid who played Ralphie Parker in the original version of “A Christmas Story.”

Believe it or not, Peter Billingsley has been behind the camera on some pretty big hits — including Marvel’s “Ironman,” which he produced alongside Jon Favreau.

The 46-year-old has produced “Four Christmases,” “The Break-Up” and directed “Couples Retreat,” all starring Vince Vaughn. He’s also behind TV shows including “Sullivan & Son” and Netflix’s “F Is for Family.”

http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/

  1. Red Ryder cocktail

Start your meal with this cocktail, made with triple sec, cranberry juice and moscato. It may not shoot your eye out, but you’ll probably start seeing double after your second glass.

  1. Homemade Ovaltine

Not into the hard stuff? Lucky for you, Little Orphan Annie wants you to be sure to drink your Ovaltine this holiday season. Even better? Make it from scratch using this recipe — you’ll totally feel like you’ve cracked the code to taste bud happiness.

  1. Mashed potatoes even Randy would eat

Who’s Mommy’s little piggy? We all are if you know how to make your mashed potatoes right.

  1. Perfect turkey

Next up, it’s everything the holiday meal aspires to be — the perfect burnished bronze turkey complete with all the fixin’s. Just make sure you lock your doors and close your windows in case the neighbor’s dogs catch a whiff of your culinary Christmas masterpiece.

https://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1129796/a-christmas-story-dinner-menu

*Listen to Selena while making A Christmas Story meal. Enjoy it while watching Ralphie in the movie or any of the movies that Peter Billingsley has produced. Think of planning a trip to the actual house in Cleveland, OH. – you can actually spend the night in Ralphie’s or the Bumpus house.

SNUB – Martin Lawrence 1965

Review –

  • Do what you love
  • Yoga
  • Pray
  • You’re working for your next job
  • Listen to Selena
  • A Christmas Story meal

April 15

Look for the * for today’s advice

EMMA DAY

MIND

Leonardo da Vinci 1452

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https://www.leonardoda-vinci.org/

Leonardo da Vinci was a true genius who graced this world with his presence from April 15, 1452 to May 2, 1519. He is among the most influential artists in history, having left a significant legacy not only in the realm of art but in science as well, each discipline informing his mastery of the other.

https://www.leonardodavinci.net/

https://www.mos.org/leonardo/node/1

http://www.da-vinci-inventions.com/

  1. CURIOSITÀ (CURIOSITY) — “An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.”

http://www.andreabalt.com/7-ways-to-think-like-leonardo-da-vinci/

*Have CURIOSITA like Leonardo da Vinci. Leave a legacy.

BODY

Emma Thompson 1959

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https://www.businessinsider.com/emma-thompson-turned-down-trump-while-playing-hillary-clinton-role-2018-9

Emma Thompson said Trump once asked her out while she was playing a character inspired by Hillary Clinton

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/09/emma-thompson-donald-trump-date

The 57-year-old thespian has embarked on an ‘anti-diet diet’ – involving no fad foods such as chia seeds, kale and gluten free items – with the help of the Duchess of Cambridge’s dietitian, Louise Parker.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4086048/She-s-one-trust-Emma-Thompson-57-dropped-size-14-10-just-six-weeks-thanks-Duchess-Cambridge-s-diet-guru.html

https://www.amazon.com/Howards-End-Anthony-Hopkins/dp/0767817680

*Have an anti-diet diet day. No fad foods today, just real food. Plants and Animals. Watch Emma Thompson win an Oscar in the movie Howards End for motivation.

SOUL

Guru Nanak 1469

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https://www.sikhs.org/guru1.htm

He strove for religious tolerance and universal brotherhood which comes through in the following hymn:

No one is my enemy, No one is a foreigner, For me, there is no Hindu, no Muslim, With all I am at peace. God within us renders us, Incapable of hate and prejudice.”

http://www.sikhfoundation.org/people-events/guru-nanaks-universal-message/

*This verse is what 365DOLF is all about. Live it. If you haven’t gotten to this place yet, hopefully you will by the end of this year. Be incapable of hate and prejudice.

MONEY

Roy Raymond 1947

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http://www.slate.com/articles/business/when_big_businesses_were_small/2013/10/victoria_s_secret_founding_roy_raymond_had_a_great_idea_but_les_wexner_was.html

This is not to say that the billions of dollars the company now possesses would have prevented him from making that fatal choice. In the end, money doesn’t buy happiness, but giving up on your dreams can be deadly.

http://elitedaily.com/money/entrepreneurship/why-the-man-who-founded-victorias-secret-killed-himself/877370/

https://www.victoriassecret.com/

Why the Founder of Victoria’s Secret Threw Himself off a Bridge

The Victoria’s Secret show costs more than $10 million to put on and is hailed as one of the most important fashion shows in the world.  What is not so known about the company is the tragic story of its founder, Roy Raymond.  Raymond started the company after being influenced by a shopping trip he’d just taken with his wife.

“Our original idea was to have a store where men felt comfortable shopping for lingerie. It all began when Roy went shopping for me, and felt out of place in a lingerie store. Victoria’s Secret tried to change that,” says Gaye, Roy’s wife.   Gaye is now a 65-year old professor at Samuel Merritt University.

The couple had five shops by 1982, and then made the horrible mistake of selling the company for $5 million to Leslie Wexner, founder of The Limited.

http://standardtimespress.org/?p=3424

*Don’t worry about money, but don’t give up on your dreams either. If it’s your dream, see it through.

ENTERTAINMENT

Emma Watson 1990 – watch Beauty and the Beast

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http://emma-watson.net/

https://twitter.com/EmmaWatson?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Emma Watson just gets better as time marches on. She graduated from Brown University in 2014, the same year the then-24-year-old British actress was officially named the new Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N.’s gender-equality arm, U.N. Women.

www.thelist.com/36956/stunning-transformation-emma-watson/?utm_campaign=clip

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/omgyes-the-sex-education-website-that-emma-watson-loves-15912

http://movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017

Belle’s insatiable appetite for knowledge inspires us to learn something new every day. We may not be in school anymore, but we’ll always be curious, and we’ll always be reading a book. And when Belle teaches Beast to read, our hearts melt every time.

https://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Beast-Plus-Bonus-Features/dp/B06XHT77PT

*Watch another Emma in Beauty and the Beast – my wife’s favorite.

FOOD

Seth Rogen 1982 – wiener wellington

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https://twitter.com/Sethrogen?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Friends are forever

Seth Rogen and James Franco first worked together on the cult teen drama Freaks and Geeks in 1999.  The pair have remained good friends and worked together on films such as Pineapple Express.

https://www.dailyedge.ie/7-important-life-lessons-you-can-learn-from-seth-rogen-870912-Apr2013/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bDr8K4h-w

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017512-pineapple-express

https://www.amazon.com/Sausage-Party-Seth-Rogen/dp/B01JBAQNCS

https://www.amazon.com/Pineapple-Express-Seth-Rogen/dp/B001N4TBLG

*Learn how to make it from the very funny video and then invite your best friends over to watch Sausage Party while enjoying Seth Rogen’s wiener wellington. Wash it down with a Pineapple Express cocktail.

SNUB – Nikita Khrushchev 1894

Review –

  • Have curiasita
  • The No Diet Diet
  • Be incapable of hate and prejudice
  • Don’t give up on your dreams
  • Watch Beauty and the Beast
  • Make wiener wellington

April 14

The * marks today’s advice.

PALM SUNDAY

MIND

Fredric Jameson 1934

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https://www.versobooks.com/books/1528-representing-capital

“Genuine thinking” — the liberation of its practice is Jameson’s signature achievement, and the humanity of its vision his indispensable challenge to the American academy today.

https://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/jameson/

Genuine people respond to internal expectations, not external ones. Genuine people spend time thinking about and exploring their own beliefs, ideals, standards, and expectations because they rely on the answers to these questions to give them direction and purpose in life.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201503/the-7-habits-truly-genuine-people

*Be a genuine person to have your own direction and purpose in life. Explore your own beliefs, standards, and expectations today to give you that purpose.

BODY

Anderson Silva 1975

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http://www.spidersilva.com/

No alcohol or deserts

Stick to high intensity training, get more done in shorter periods of time rather than going to the gym and slugging it for hours. You will build up a sweat and burn fat quicker

http://addictedtoeverything.com/motivational/anderson-silvas-diet-and-exercise-regime/

*Do this high intensity training, possibly at an MMA gym near you, and remember no alcohol or desserts today.

SOUL

Anne Sullivan 1866

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https://www.afb.org/annesullivan/

Keller later referred to that day as “my soul’s birthday.” Over the next 49 years, with Sullivan by her side and serving as her ears, Keller achieved fame as a writer, activist and humanitarian. Together they changed many misconceptions about people with disabilities.

http://www.legacy.com/news/explore-history/article/anne-sullivan-miracle-worker

Please feel free to donate to this worthy cause. Donations to the Anne Sullivan Foundation are currently used to support our Outreach Service, the development of services for people who are deafblind and who wish to continue living in the community and the maintenance and development of our existing facilities.

https://www.annesullivan.ie/

*Another opportunity to donate to a worthy cause – to help change misconceptions about people with disabilities.

MONEY

Pete Rose 1941

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http://peterose4256.com/

Pete Rose is one of the most well-known hitters in baseball history for a variety of reasons. He had the most hits of any player ever. He also had the most at bats and played in the most games. He had the longest hitting streak in the history of the National League – 44 games. He played on some of the best major league teams in the ’70s and was nicknamed “Charlie Hustle.” But he was also banned from baseball for betting. Since his expulsion there has been a large push for his inclusion in the Hall of Fame, a position he cannot attain.

http://baseballjudgments.tripod.com/id93.html

What people keep buying is not just the autograph, but also the experience of getting it. Plenty of ballplayers can engage with the fan base, but nobody does it better or embraces it more than Rose does.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/even-after-25-years-pete-roses-ban-from-baseball-is-money-in-the-bank/

*Realize that people may want the experience as much as the product. Keep this in mind as you come up with your business model. Don’t gamble on not giving someone an experience.

ENTERTAINMENT

Adrien Brody 1973 – watch The Pianist

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https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/03/10/adrien-brody/

The final ghetto scenes in which the starved pianist wanders across the Warsaw Getto required a special commitment from Brody, who had to lose 30 pounds and drop to an unbelievable 130 pounds.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/whatever-happened-to-adrien-brody-best-actor-oscar-winner-king-kong-peaky-blinders-de-niro-wes-a7882751.html

Know history, to have a broad knowledge and so not be a sucker. Hitler’s Europe was a world devoid of intellectualism, where they burned books and rewrote history. We have amazing opportunities to learn history from many different perspectives, and judge for ourselves. The challenge is – wading through the immense amount of information we need to deal with every day.

http://www.focusfeatures.com/the_pianist

*Watch Adrien Brody give up everything to win an Oscar in The Pianist.

FOOD

Abigail Breslin 1996 – spaghetti oreganata

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https://www.deseretnews.com/article/695194694/Food-Network-is-featuring-recipes-inspired-by-No-Reservations-movie.html

The Food Network is airing three hours of programming celebrating the movie “No Reservations.” At 5 p.m., “Emeril Live” will feature guest appearances by two of the film’s stars, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin.

http://www.abigail-breslin.net/

https://www.amazon.com/No-Reservations-Catherine-Zeta-Jones/dp/B00005JPSM

*Enjoy this spaghetti oreganata from the movie No Reservations, while watching Abigail Breslin in it.

SNUB – Baker Mayfield

Review –

  • Be a genuine person
  • Spider workout
  • Donate to Anne Sullivan Foundation
  • Give people an experience
  • Watch The Pianist
  • Make spaghetti oreganata

April 13

Look for the * for today’s advice.

PLAY SCRABBLE DAY

MIND

Thomas Jefferson 1743

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https://home.monticello.org/

https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/thomas-jefferson/

 

  1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do to-day.
  2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
  3. Never spend your money before you have it.
  4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
  5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
  6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
  7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
  8. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
  9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
  10. When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.

 

https://www.jewelsofhappiness.com/10-practical-life-lessons-from-thomas-jefferson/

*Pick one of the above Thomas Jefferson practical life lessons to focus on today. For me, I’m going to focus on #1. I’m not going to put anything off until tomorrow. I’m taking care of everything that I can today.

BODY

Allison Williams 1988

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http://allison-williams.org/

Through her parents, TV producer and radio host Jane Stoddard Williams and longtime NBC newsman Brian Williams, she was exposed to the world of overexposure and, she hopes, inoculated against its common side effects, such as elephantiasis of the ego and bad manners. As a kid, she met presidents and walked on red carpets.

https://www.allure.com/story/allison-williams-interview-march-2017

https://www.soul-cycle.com/

I do two different things. For cardio I do SoulCycle. I really don’t like to run, plus I have terrible knees and get bored on the elliptical. SoulCycle is basically a dance party on a bicycle, and you burn calories and it’s so fun. Then I also do Core Fusion at Exhale Spa locations. It mixes together Pilates and barre method. It’s really hard and kicks my butt, so those two together work perfectly. On a good week, I’d like to do two of each, but on a realistic week, it’s one or two.

http://www.shape.com/blogs/fit-famous/allison-williams-fitness-dieting-and-scoring-gorgeous-skin

https://darebee.com/workouts/core-fusion-workout.html

*You just did a SoulCycle workout, so today it’s going to be a Core Fusion workout. Find a class or a workout online.

SOUL

Madalyn Murray O’Hair 1919

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http://www.newsweek.com/madalyn-murray-ohair-most-hated-woman-america-netflix-atheism-biopic-574697

There were pioneers in atheism, and they weren’t all burned at the stake. “The most hated woman in America” was the sobriquet Life magazine bestowed on Madalyn Murray O’Hair, whose suit against the Baltimore Public School System went all the way to the Supreme Court and ended prayer in public schools in 1963.

https://www.atheists.org/

“An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An Atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now — here on earth — for all men together to enjoy. An Atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer, but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and to enjoy it. An Atheist accepts that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help lead to a life of fulfillment.”

http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/madalyn-murray-ohair.html

*A true leap of faith for some may be that the above description of an Atheist sounds pretty good.

MONEY

Alfred Mosher Butts 1899

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https://scrabble.hasbro.com/en-us/tools

Butts died in 1993 and did not become rich from his invention, but he was able to enjoy the worldwide popularity of Scrabble

http://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/alfred-mosher-butts

*Playing Scrabble could be your entertainment for the day but realize that as you’re working on your business, you want to see the benefits of your hard work. So don’t delay – get busy T O D A Y.

ENTERTAINMENT

Aaron Lewis 1972 – listen to Staind and/or Aaron Lewis

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http://www.staind.com/

http://aaronlewismusic.com/

Aaron Lewis revels in irony. The singer, who once appeared on the cover of High Times magazine holding a bong, arrives for an interview sporting a narcotics law-enforcement cap. Equally ironic is the fact that the frontman for the hard-rock group Staind just released one of the most country-sounding albums of the year. Titled Sinner.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/aaron-lewis-on-controversy-being-too-country-and-future-of-staind-121607/

http://www.mtv.com/artists/staind/

*Listen to Aaron Lewis as the lead man of Staind if you want rock. Listen to his solo stuff if you want country.

FOOD

Frank Woolworth 1852 – ham salad sandwich

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https://www.woolworths.com.au/

The Dime Store King

Frank Woolworth was a visionary retailer who pioneered many of the selling techniques still used today. A self-made man, he rose from humble beginnings as a farm boy to become the head of the largest chain of shops in the world.

http://www.grouprecipes.com/55747/woolworths-lunch-counter-ham-salad.html

*Go back in time and make this Woolworth’s lunch counter ham salad sandwich. Make it available for everyone

Greensboro Lunch Counter

Racial segregation was still legal in the United States on February 1, 1960, when four African American college students sat down at this Woolworth counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Politely asking for service at this “whites only” counter, their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their sit-in drew national attention and helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge inequality throughout the South.

http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/greensboro-lunch-counter

BONUS – “Anyway, I’ve had my doughnut today. I have a doughnut every morning. The same kind, from a street cart. Vanilla frosted with sprinkles on one half, weirdly. How hard is it to sprinkle the whole thing?”  – Allison Williams

 *Have your daily doughnut for dessert. Get Out

SNUB – Garry Kasparov 1963

Review –

  • Thomas Jefferson life lesson
  • Core Fusion workout
  • You don’t have to believe in God to be a good person
  • Work hard to see the benefits
  • Listen to Staind
  • Ham salad sandwich and a doughnut

April 12

Check out the * for today’s advice.

DON’T STAY IN YOUR LANE DAY

MIND

Henry Clay 1777

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https://henryclay.org/

The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship hosts their annual Henry Clay Student Congress. Students from all 50 states travel to Lexington, Kentucky to learn the value of compromise, bipartisanship, and policy making.

https://www.ket.org/series/KHCSC/

http://www.henryclaycenter.org/site/

Clay’s last public efforts on behalf of the Compromise of 1850 cemented his position as an advocate of national unity above all else. His stirring denunciation of secessionist rhetoric echoes in a melancholy tone when one considers the enormity that tore the nation apart less than a decade after his death, but its power is undeniable.

http://www.the-american-interest.com/2011/07/01/judging-henry-clay/

https://cateringinstitute.com/the-power-of-compromise/

*All of Congress should have to attend the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship. Don’t you ever underestimate the value of compromise even if our government officials can’t seem to grasp it. Compromise with someone today.

BODY

Brooklyn Decker 1987

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https://www.finery.com/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/celiashatzman/2017/03/20/meet-finery-com-the-new-site-that-will-change-how-you-shop-and-get-dressed/#5878e8e0501d

Step 1: Jump Rope (100 jumps)

Step 2: Burpees (10 reps)

Step 3: Jumping Jacks with 3-lb weights (25 reps)

Step 4: Mountain Climbers (10 reps)

Step 5: Squat Jumps (10 reps)

http://www.shape.com/celebrities/celebrity-workouts/brooklyn-deckers-fat-burning-cardio-workout

“The worst advice would be when someone told me to stay in my lane. I, at the time, was modeling and was going to make the very cliché transition into acting, it’s one that a lot of people take, and I think that they had the best intentions in mind.”

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/brooklyn-decker-shares-worst-advice/story?id=57228057

*Do the above Brooklyn Decker workout to burn fat. Have you seen her? It works. Don’t stay in your lane today – except when you are driving.

SOUL

Beverly Cleary 1916

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http://www.beverlycleary.com/

In 2000, to honor her invaluable contributions to children’s literature, Beverly Cleary was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress.

http://www.dropeverythingandread.com/beverlycleary.html

All of creation was designed with a need for Sabbath rest. From the beginning of time, God modeled it for himself and ordained it for all creation. But the concept of Sabbath rest is something that modern society seems to have forgotten.

https://www.granolasoul.com/beverly-cleary-simplicity-sabbath/

Rest on the next possible Sunday. It must work. As I type this, Beverly Cleary is 102.

MONEY

David Letterman 1947

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http://worldwidepantslicensing.com/LicenseStream/Home/LicenseStream.aspx

Top Ten Things we Learned from David Letterman About Finance

  1. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses

David Letterman was always his own man. In the warring-with-Leno years, if he’d once attempted to be a “me too” version of The Tonight Show it never would have worked. His career was long because he didn’t compare himself to the Joneses. He won Emmys because he didn’t compete.

Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter, in their groundbreaking book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, caution against “the Rat Race.” We’re so busy comparing ourselves with everyone else we forget our goals…our soul. Who I AM and what I WANT are personal goals, and don’t need to be tied to stuff or competition.

https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/top-ten-things-learned-david-letterman-money/

*How are you different? Are you following your own unique path? What could you eliminate in your life to stop “competing?” – don’t try to keep up with us Joneses.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ed O’Neil 1946 – watch Married with Children

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https://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family/cast/jay-pritchett

Al’s anger is largely directed at women who don’t look like Playboy models, and the show’s misogyny is so casual and pervasive, you fail to notice it after a while. At the same time, for all the enlightened politics of today’s television, I don’t know of another show that so perfectly (if inadvertently) captures the manifold ugly facets of male impotence and rage.

https://www.newsweek.com/2014/09/05/life-lessons-married-children-266338.html

http://www.tbs.com/shows/married-with-children

You could watch him as Jay Pritchett, but take today to watch Ed O’Neill as Al Bundy in Married with Children. SIDE NOTE – On my 21st birthday (7/14/93), I asked my best friend Chad – “Am I drunk or is that Al Bundy?” – I was drunk and it was Al Bundy, dancing at The Magic Twanger in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.

FOOD

Andy Garcia 1956 – cream cheese flan

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https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/cream-cheese-flan-234359

This is one of actor Andy Garcia’s favorite dishes; the recipe comes from his wife, Marivi.

https://www.amazon.com/Godfather-Part-III-Widescreen/dp/B0007Y08NI

BONUS: Claire Danes 1979 – salad from Omen restaurant in Soho

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I found myself fantasizing most heavily and most readily about this one salad I eat at a restaurant called Omen, a Japanese restaurant in Soho.

What makes that salad so great?
It was my centerfold salad. It was avocado and arugula—those two primary ingredients. Then a mushroom in there and I think there must be some kind of miso paste in the dressing. Whatever it is, it’s the best thing ever. It’s one of my favorite dishes of all time.

Avocado & Arugula Salad with cucumber, red radish, oyster mushroom & sesame dressing

$14.50

http://www.bonappetit.com/columns/back-of-the-napkin-columns/article/claire-danes

http://www.sho.com/homeland

*Make yourself this Avocado & Arugula salad for dinner and then reward yourself with the cream cheese flan. You can enjoy both while watching Andy Garcia in Godfather 3 and/or Claire Danes in the series Homeland. Or just keep it light and watch episodes of Married With Children.

SNUB – John Hagee 1940

Review –

  • Compromise with someone
  • Fat burning workout
  • Rest on the Sabbath
  • Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses
  • Watch Married with Children
  • Avocado and Arugula salad with cream cheese flan for dessert

April 11

Look for the * for today’s advice.

BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT DAY

MIND

Edward Everett 1794

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https://harvardmagazine.com/2013/11/vita-edward-everett

At Gettysburg, Everett held the crowd spellbound for two hours. But his words are not the ones that are remembered from that day. When Abraham Lincoln followed Everett to the podium, the president spoke for only three minutes, but what he said entered the national memory and has remained there ever since.

http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=333

*A great DYK conversation starter. “Happy Birthday to Edward Everett. Who’s that? Are you kidding? That’s who spoke before President Lincoln at Gettysburg.”

BODY

Alessandra Ambrosio 1981

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http://alessandraambrosio.com/main2.htm

Over the weekend, rumors spread that this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai would be Alessandra Ambrosio’s last one ever. Though reports yesterday appeared to confirm the news, the VS Angel refrained from publicly addressing the news herself on social media—until now. In an emotional Instagram post this morning, the model said goodbye to the VSFS, after walking 17 shows.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/models/a13817284/alessandra-ambrosio-victorias-secret-goodbye/

https://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/brazil_butt_lift.do

Ale (or Alessandra) demanded that she wants to have long legs, thinner thighs and also a tight buttock. Leandro worked on her query and as a result, he gave birth to a great idea called “Brazil Butt Lift”

http://healthyceleb.com/alessandra-ambrosio-workout-routine-and-diet-plan/3487

https://www.amazon.com/Beachbody-Brazil-Butt-Lift-Workout/dp/B00337MOMO

*Perform the Brazil Butt Lift today.

SOUL

Ethel Kennedy 1928

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http://www.ethelmovie.com/

https://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/The-Kennedy-Family/Ethel-Skakel-Kennedy.aspx

Despite a life of privilege, Ethel Kennedy is no stranger to tragedy. Her parents were killed in a plane crash in 1955. Besides her husband, she lost two children — Michael in a skiing accident in 1997 and David from a drug overdose in 1984 — and the family has had its share of legal troubles.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-05-11/ethel-kennedy-still-pillar-strength-her-family.html

*No matter how great someone’s life looks, remember that people are dealing with life’s tragedies all of the time. You don’t know what the people that you encounter today are dealing with.

MONEY

Michelle Phan 1987

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http://michellephan.com/

Michelle Phan may have got a humble start on YouTube, but she is well on her way to helming a billion-dollar unicorn: her subscription beauty sampling business, Ipsy, last month raised $100 million to value the company at over $500 million.

“I didn’t have a roadmap, I just did it because it was meaningful to me and I wanted to disrupt the beauty industry,”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2015/10/05/how-michelle-phan-built-a-500-million-company/#74556048c4a2

https://mashable.com/2016/02/13/michelle-phan-starting-over/#p2OuvDMzuSql

“The first advice I give to any women who want to become an entrepreneur is find a problem that you see in any industry, and if you’re very passionate about it, find a solution,”

http://time.com/money/4929765/youtube-sensation-michelle-phan-founded-a-500-million-company-heres-her-advice-to-aspiring-entrepreneurs/

*You might not have a road map – do what is meaningful to you. With YouTube and social media, the sky is the limit to be an entrepreneur. Find a problem and solve it online for people. What industry can you disrupt? 

ENTERTAINMENT

Joss Stone 1987

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http://www.jossstone.com/

Joss Stone is a free spirit full of positivity and substantial spunk, who has chosen how she wants to live her life and has made those dreams come true.

https://hightimes.com/culture/high-times-interview-joss-stone/

*Listen to the positivity and spunk of Joss Stone.

FOOD

Jennifer Esposito 1973 – banana French toast

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https://twitter.com/JennifersWayJE?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Actress Jennifer Esposito came by The Chew to talk about her struggle with Celiac disease and to whip up her No-Bake gluten-free Banana French Toast recipe.

http://www.eatthis.com/jennifer-esposito-gluten-free/

https://nypost.com/2016/03/13/actress-jennifer-espositos-bakery-ensnared-in-43m-suit/

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/banana-french-toast-jennifer-esposito

https://www.amazon.com/Crash-Sandra-Bullock/dp/B002WQB0Q8

*Enjoy Jennifer Esposito’s banana French toast while watching her in Crash.

SNUB – Percy Julian 1899

Review –

  • DYK Edward Everett
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Everybody is going through something
  • Do what is meaningful to you
  • Listen to Joss Stone
  • Make Banana French Toast