January 7



Zora Neale Hurston 1891

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“Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.” (Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937)

*Find a mud puddle and see it as an ocean with ships.


Lauren Cohan 1982

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Pick a role model.

*After watching The Walking Dead yesterday, maybe you want to make Lauren Cohen (Maggie Greene) your role model.  Or possibly you’d like to be as fit as yesterday’s birthday boy Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon).   Cohen suggests having a role model and this is the beauty of 365DOLF, you have a role model provided for you every day. (Mine is Josh Brolin)


Katie Couric 1957

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“There is an exhilarating promise of technology and the potential for change in the world, don’t lose your soul in the process.”

Vatican warns mobile phones are bad for the soul

*If you are not already, follow at least one uplifting handle as part of your social media intake. Start following a daily bible verse or daily prayer and actually stop to read it each day. Make enough time for your spiritual pursuits. I suggest Soulpancake.


Nicolas Cage 1964

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*Nicolas Cage blew about $150 million dollars – most of it from lousy real estate investing. Learn from Cage and if you do have to defray some bills, always pay your mortgage first.


Aloe Blacc 1979

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*Listen to THE MAN by Aloe Blacc – make it your anthem today.


Millard Fillmore 1800 – spicy pickled eggs

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*The 13th president’s favorite snack was spicy pickled eggs. Make the above recipe in honor of the last Whig president.

SNUB – Lamar Jackson 1997


  • See the bright side of a mud puddle
  • Pick a fitness role model
  • Don’t lose your soul to technology
  • Pay your mortgage first
  • Listen to Aloe Blacc
  • Spicy pickled eggs

January 6



Joan of Arc 1412

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*Less than a week into the New Year and you know that you must be your own inner judge.  Be like Joan of Arc and recognize your inner conscience.  You know the difference between right and wrong and today is a reminder of that.


Ndamukong Suh 1987

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“I wanted to get back into what I call my “sexy”—that means more “cut up.” There’s really nothing secretive about my training—I did a lot of squats, bench presses, 60-yard shuttle runs, and sprints.”

*Get back into your “sexy”.  Go to the gym and do 3 sets of squats, bench press, and 60-yard sprints. 


Eddie Redmayne 1982 – watch The Theory of Everything

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While there is life, there is Hope.

*Actor Eddie Redmayne plays the role of Stephen Hawking in the movie The Theory of Everything.  Watch the movie as inspiration to hold on to your beliefs. 


Nigella Lawson 1960

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Asked what she hoped the children would learn from her: “To know that I am working and that you have to work in order to earn money.

*Repeat after me: “I know that I have to work in order to earn money.”  I now use it as my mantra when that alarm goes off in the morning or when things aren’t going well at work.  This is something that I will pass on to my kids. Remember that you are only working to make money for your next move. Your project of passion.


Norman Reedus 1969 (Daryl Dixon) – watch The Walking Dead

*Watch the first season of The Walking Dead and see how valuable the redneck is during a zombie apocalypse.


Jameis Winston 1994 – stolen crab salad

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*Try the following crab salad from the birthday girl Nigella Lawson, and in honor of the birth of Jameis Winston, use stolen crab legs.


SNUB – Ree Drummond 1969


  • Recognize your inner conscience
  • Get your sexy back
  • Watch The Theory of Everything
  • Memorize this “I know that I have to work in order to earn money.”
  • Watch The Walking Dead
  • Make stolen crab salad

January 5



Chuck Noll 1932

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“I think everybody under Chuck’s leadership grew as players and people,” said former wide receiver Lynn Swann

*Take today to help someone grow as a person


Bradley Cooper 1975

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For his role in American Sniper, Cooper went to the gym for 4 hours a day.

*Act like you’re preparing for a movie role and go to the gym for 4 hours today


Francisco Suarez 1548

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“The church’s object is the health of each individual soul and its spiritual salvation, as opposed to the state whose jurisdiction is solely temporal, concerned with the common good in secular life.”

*Regardless of your thoughts on religion, Use the church as a safe haven from the ugliness of politics.  Attend church with an open heart and clear mind, and as an escape for a few hours each week. 


King C. Gillette 1855

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  • Keep your eyes open for opportunities
  • Good ideas come from common problems

*Any time that you have a problem this year, ask yourself how you could make money off of fixing that problem.


Diane Keaton 1946 – (Kay Adams)

Robert Duvall 1931 – (Tom Hagen) – watch The Godfather

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*As Diane Keaton and Robert Duvall share a birthday, they also share some scenes in The Godfather. Ironically, Talia Shire and Al Pacino share a birthday on 4/25. Watch The Godfather today and part 2 on April 25.


January Jones 1978

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“I’m from South Dakota, so meat, potatoes, carbs.”

*Eat like January Jones today – meat, potatoes, and carbs!

SNUB – Carrie Ann Inaba 1968


  • Lead someone to be a better person
  • 4 hours in the gym today
  • Use church as an escape
  • Solve a common problem
  • Watch The Godfather
  • Meat, potatoes, and carbs

January 4



Sir Isaac Newton 1643

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*If something isn’t catching your heart, Newton’s life suggests to drop it and move to something else.

Kris Bryant 1992

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“In college, my team did the CrossFit WOD Murph. It was ridiculously hard, but it definitely got me in shape.”
For time:
1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run

*Try doing the “Murph” today. Any parts that you can’t do, focus on improving those areas this year.

Louis Braille 1809

*In honor of Louis Braille’s birthday, volunteer at learningally.org to help produce audio books for the blind. A way to donate time instead of money

Don Shula 1930

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When it comes to business, Shula suggests: Find great people, then focus on the fundamentals.

*Find your passion this year. Find great people to help and focus on the fundamentals.


Dyan Cannon 1937 – watch Heaven Can Wait 1978

*Watch Dyan Cannon almost win an Oscar in Heaven Can Wait

Graham Elliot 1977 – S’mores Pie

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*Use Graham crackers to make Graham’s s’mores pie

SNUB – Michael Stipe 1960 – listen to R.E.M while going to sleep tonight


  • If it’s not in your heart, drop it and move on
  • The Murph
  • Volunteer at learningally.org
  • Find great people and focus on the fundamentals
  • Watch Heaven Can Wait, 1978
  • S’mores Pie

January 3


Mel Gibson 1956

*Use the start of the New Year to be contrite in your life.  Think about the mistakes you have made and seek out ways of correcting them.


Eli Manning 1981 Image result for eli manning super bowl

Play catch in the yard with your dad and brothers.


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“If our principles are right, why should we be cowards?”

*Take Mott’s advice today – stand strong in your principles


J.R.R Tolkien 1892

“I never expected a money success,” “In fact, I never even thought of commercial publication when I wrote The Hobbit back in the Thirties.”

*Do what you love and the money will come – a common theme of 365dolf


Thomas Bangalter 1975 – listen to Daft Punk

*Spin your sweetie while listening to Daft Punk


Greta Thunberg 2003

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Vegan activist Greta Thunberg has revealed that she convinced her parents to stop eating animals by ‘making them feel guilty’.

*Try to go vegan today. At least don’t eat any animals.

SNUB – Michael Schumacker 1969


  • Be contrite and ask for forgiveness
  • Play catch with your dad and brothers
  • Stick to your principles
  • Do what you enjoy – the money will come
  • Listen to Daft Punk
  • Don’t eat any animals

January 2

Find Your Prayer Day


Isaac Asimov 1920

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*Take some of Isaac Asimov’s SUPER QUIZZES to stimulate your mind.


Karina Smirnoff 1978

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  • Never do the same workout twice. Mix it up so your body doesn’t plateau.
  • Eat watermelon and asparagus as diuretics. They are great for the body because they help get toxins out.
  • Eat spinach because it’s a great source of fiber and keeps you full.

*Lots of good advice from Dancing with the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff.  It’s the top one that is fitting for 365DOLF.  “Never” is a strong word for the entire year, but try and avoid constantly doing the same workout.  This is also a good example of daily advice for both working out and eating right.


Therese of Lisieux 1873

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*Find a prayer that feeds and satisfies your soul, especially when you cannot summon a single positive thought.

My Daily Prayer will be:

Short Prayer for Growing Faith

Dear Lord, help me – every single morning – to find faith in the midst of the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You. 


Cuba Gooding Jr. 1968

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“Show me the money!”

Show Me the Money: Tips On Saving

The Five Dollar Challenge: Anytime you come across a $5 bill, put it away. At the end of the year, use that money towards a fun big purchase, or put it towards your savings account.

*You actually don’t have to wait the entire year.  Tom Cruise’s birthday is July 3 (literally almost born on the 4th of July), watch Jerry Maguire on that day and when Cuba Gooding Jr. says his famous line, brake open that piggy bank and count all of those $5 bills, while saying “show me the money!”


Dax Shepard 1975

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*Listen to his podcast – Armchair Expert – last year’s most downloaded new podcast on iTunes.


Kate Bosworth 1983

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*For Bosworth, a typical breakfast might include a goat cheese omelet with avocado and tomatoes.

CROSSOVER: *As far as meals are concerned, take some more advice from Katrina Smirnoff and work some watermelon, asparagus, and spinach into your diet, also in her honor, have a Smirnoff on ice to wind down for the day.

WHO GOT SNUBBED? – Nathaniel Bacon 1647


  • Take Super Quizzes
  • Mix up your workouts
  • Have a daily prayer
  • Start the $5 challenge
  • Listen to Dax’s podcast
  • Goat cheese omelet with avocado and tomatoes

January 1

New Year’s Day 2021

Day 1 of 365 Days of Living Famously  


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*Paul Revere gets all of the credit for his midnight ride. Very few people know that William Dawes was also involved. Be Paul Revere this year. Control the narrative in your life and take credit for what you deserve. Don’t be William Dawes.


Morris Chestnut 1969 See the source image


*Follow along with Morris Chestnut’s 10-minute workout and think about making it your go-to workout this year.


John Smith 1580 and Pocahontas 1595 Image result for john smith and pocahontas

*Yes they share a birthday, but their people could not overcome their differences.  Use this year to recognize the differences in the people around you and embrace what makes them different from you.


Betsy Ross 1752 Image result for betsy ross

*She worked hard for others, but it was to keep her upholstery business alive.  By the end of this year, hopefully you will realize how important it is to strive for your own business – not to make someone else rich.


Verne Troyer 1969 – watch Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Image result for mini me*The last and best of the Austin Powers trilogy.  Maybe start a New Year’s Day tradition of watching all three.  Use Verne Troyer’s character “Mini Me” as inspiration to start the New Year.


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The Catcher in the Rye (1951)

I’m a very light eater. I really am. That’s why I’m so damn skinny. I was supposed to be on this diet where you eat a lot of starches and crap, to gain weight and all, but I didn’t ever do it. When I’m out somewhere, I generally just eat a Swiss cheese sandwich and a malted milk. It isn’t much, but you get quite a lot of vitamins in the malted milk.

*Start a New Years Day tradition of a swiss cheese sandwich (on rye) and a malted milk

WHO GOT SNUBBED? J. Edgar Hoover 1895

To review –

  • Control the narrative
  • Morris Chestnut 10-minute workout
  • Embrace the differences in people
  • Your current job is a way to make money for your future business
  • Watch Goldmember
  • Swiss cheese on rye and a malted milk

December 31



Val Kilmer 1959

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“One of the elementary lessons you learn when studying acting is that of mastering the senses. Listening, for example. Real listening requires effort, concentration, and focus. If one wants to act well, one needs to receive information free from personal judgments in order to respond spontaneously and honestly. If you’re really listening, the ear is turned on to receive, and the inner monologue, your own dialogue, is turned off.”

*Go into next year knowing how to listen to people. Practice tonight at a NYE party. When someone is talking to you, receive the information free from personal judgment and respond spontaneously and honestly.


Gabby Douglas 1995

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“When I stood on the podium at the 2012 Games and lowered my head so the gold medal could be placed around my neck, I reflected on many things,”

“I thought about all the sacrifices that had to be made, all the obstacles, and all of the time spent in order for me to achieve my dream. I thought to myself, ‘It was all worth it.’ It was also in that moment that I knew my goal of making it on the 2016 Rio Olympics team was possible.”


*Think about all the sacrifices you made this year, all the obstacles to becoming the best person you can be. It was worth it. Think about incorporating Gabby’s training schedule next year, when applicable.


Ben Kingsley 1943

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To become Gandhi, Kingsley –

  • shaved his head
  • lost 20 pounds on Gandhi’s vegetarian diet
  • studied yoga
  • began to meditate
  • learned to spin cotton thread on a wooden wheel

*Weight loss, yoga, meditation, all things you’ve done this year and all good for your soul.


*Watch Kingsley win an Oscar in Gandhi and get your soul right for the new year.


Nicholas Sparks 1965

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Sparks donated nearly $900,000 toward a state-of-the-art track. Sparks—a former 800-meter standout at Notre Dame—signed on as a volunteer assistant coach for the high school team, most of whose runners come from low-income and at-risk families.

*With all of the money that you’ve saved this year, how much could you give back to kids from low-income and at-risk families? If not money, how about time?


*If you are a hopeless romantic, you can turn the last day of the year into a Nicholas Sparks movie marathon.


Anthony Hopkins 1937 – watch Silence of the Lambs

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People taking MAOIs are given a long list of high-tyramine foods and beverages to avoid or limit. On that list: liver, fava beans, and red wine.

*You now have a NYE tradition of watching Silence of the Lambs before (or part of) your NYE festivities.


*Serve liver, fava beans, and a nice Chianti to your dinner guests or bring this combination to a party and let the guests know that it’s Anthony Hopkins’ birthday.


John Denver 1943 – Denver Omelet

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John Denver was a man working for the improvement of the quality of life for all people environmentally, socially and politically.


*Enjoy a nice Denver Omelet to start the last day of the year, while of course listening to some John Denver. 

Your New Years Resolution is to follow 365DOLF again.

SNUB – Donald Trump Jr. 1977

Review –

  • Be a good listener
  • Gabby Douglas workout
  • Weight loss, yoga, meditation
  • Give back to kids
  • Watch Silence of the Lambs
  • Make a John Denver omelet

December 30



Rudyard Kipling 1865

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“We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.”

*Failure is an inevitable part of life, and it is something that each person has to deal with. As Kipling points out, there are no excuses for failure. When you fail, learn from your failure and move on with grace and courage toward success.


Lebron James 1984

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The Lebron workout involves a mix of low-level reps, which are designed to activate his muscle cells, combined with body weight staples such as pull-ups and push-ups.


*Lebron has become an outstanding businessman and philanthropist. But its his body that gave him the opportunity to do those things. Do the Lebron workout including pull-ups and push-ups, then play an entire game of basketball.


Sandy Koufax 1935

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By not taking the mound for the Dodgers against the Twins on Oct. 6, 1965, on the Day of Atonement, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, he became a cultural touchstone.

*Be willing to take a stand for the things that you believe in. Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.


Tiger Woods 1975

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After a long investigation, 15 women revealing they had affairs with Woods, including his sex addiction therapist, Nordegren and Woods divorced. Their settlement was about $100 million dollars.

*Have fun with your money but not at the expense of the people that you’ve made a commitment to. You deserve to lose your money if you hurt the ones you are supposed to be the closest to.


Ellie Goulding 1986

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*Watch Ellie Goulding on YouTube or just listen to her music. Her music videos will inspire you to get back in the gym for a second workout today.


Laila Ali 1977 – 3 meals – coffee smoothie, tomato soup, and coconut black rice

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*These are your 3 meals for today, compliments of Laila Ali’s Well and Good

Breakfast – Coffee lover’s smoothie

Lunch – Tomato and roasted garlic cream soup

Dinner – Coconut black rice and roasted root vegetables

*Your day could look like this 

7:00        Breakfast – coffee lover’s smoothie

8:00        Play golf like Tiger Woods

12:00     Lunch – tomato soup

2:00        Play basketball like Lebron James

4:00        Do a boxing workout like Laila Ali

6:00        Dinner – Coconut Black Rice and roasted root vegetables

7:00        Listen to Ellie Goulding and think about one thing that you stand for

8:00        Watch the Jungle Book and remember that you are not a failure

10:00     Get to bed. Tomorrow is New Years Eve – you need your sleep

SNUB – Kristen Kreuk 1982

Review –

  • No excuses
  • Lebron James workout
  • Take a stand
  • Stay faithful – keep your money
  • Listen to Ellie Goulding
  • Eat like Laila Ali

December 29



Andrew Johnson 1808

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“I realized, there are people out there who can beat me, want to beat me. And unless I continue to innovate and evolve, I am going to learn a painful lesson from someone who has.”

*The year is almost over. Continue to innovate and evolve to avoid a painful lesson from someone who has.


Jude Law 1972

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“My main rules were that it had to include the whole body, and it had to be interesting. Everything was a big movement – we’d work with kettlebells, do deadlifts, pull-ups and drag chains.”


*Have your trainer put you through a whole body workout that is interesting. Use kettlebells, deadlifts, pull-ups, and drag chains. Watch Jude Law almost win an Oscar in Cold Mountain for motivation.


Stanley Williams 1953

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Stanley Tookie Williams was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times while in prison for murder.

“If redemption wasn’t made for people with our experiences, then for whom?” 

*Redemption is available for everyone. No matter what you’ve done, ask God for forgiveness today.


Ted Danson 1947

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Danson spent 2 weeks at a bartending school for training to play Sam on Cheers.

*End this year by continuing your education to help with your current job, prepare you for a different job, or to use for a side hustle.


Jon Voight 1938 – watch Coming Home

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*Watch Jon Voight win an Oscar in Coming Home.


Alison Brie 1982

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If you could eat something right this second, what would you want to eat?
I would want to eat one of those balls from Lilia… those cacio e pepe balls… It’s like an arancini? It is maybe my favorite thing in the world.


*Make your own cacio e pepe balls and add some brie cheese.

SNUB – Charles Goodyear 1800

Review –

  • Continue to innovate and evolve
  • Whole body workout
  • Ask God for forgiveness
  • Continue your education
  • Watch Coming Home
  • Make cacio e pepe balls