January 3

Look for the * to follow my daily advice.

January 3 – GOTTA EAT SOMEWHERE DAY

*Go online and order some Carnegie Deli for 1/10

https://store.carnegiedeli.com/deli-meats-c3.aspx

MIND

Mel Gibson 1956

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2011/03/mel-gibson-201103

He has been penitent in his life as well his art. After his anti-Semitic outburst, he met Jewish community leaders. After his homophobic outburst, he appeared at an event organized by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. He has also donated millions of dollars to charity, gone to Alcoholics Anonymous, and apologized on chat shows to everyone from Diane Sawyer to Stephen Colbert.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/10/can-mel-gibson-ever-be-rehabilitated-hacksaw-ridge

*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.

BODY

Eli Manning 1981

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http://www.nfl.com/player/elimanning/2505996/profile

“After football I went right into basketball, (and) I thought playing basketball made me a better football player,” said Manning. “I’m doing more jumping, more running and it’s a totally different type of conditioning. Same with baseball. It’s a different throwing motion.”

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000441520/article/eli-mannings-keys-to-game-day-fitness

http://www.ymca.net/

*Try a sport that you normally wouldn’t play. Sign up for a league at the local YMCA. For today, play catch in the yard with your dad and brother.

SOUL

Lucretia Mott 1793

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https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/lucretia-mott

She was deeply impressed by minister Elias Hicks and embraced his ideas that it was wrong to voluntarily participate in slavery and to partake of goods produced by unpaid labour.

http://www.quakersintheworld.org/quakers-in-action/63

A recent investigative report by The Guardian found a massive slavery problem in the global prawn (or shrimp) industry. To make a long story short, they found problems with a major prawn farmer based in Thailand known as CP Foods. CP Foods supplies prawns to several huge companies all over the world, including our old friend Walmart.

https://listverse.com/2014/12/16/10-everyday-products-that-are-made-with-slave-labor/

*Research the products that you use. Are any of them made by slave or sweatshop labor? Are any of them tested on animals? Use Lucretia Mott’s example to not spend money on these products. Find out where your shrimp comes from.

MONEY

J.R.R Tolkien 1892

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https://www.tolkiensociety.org/author/biography/

“I never expected a money success,” said Tolkien, pacing the room, as he does constantly when he speaks. “In fact, I never even thought of commercial publication when I wrote The Hobbit back in the Thirties.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/authors/tolkien-interview-its-easier-to-film-the-odyssey/

*I have just been fascinated by “Today in History” and birthdays, since I started teaching.  I actually enjoy typing this right now! If I can make money off of this, that would be outstanding – Hobbit money would be even better. Do what you love and the money will come.

ENTERTAINMENT

Thomas Bangalter 1975 – listen to Daft Punk

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https://dancingastronaut.com/2018/04/apparently-daft-punks-thomas-bangalter-doesnt-really-even-like-electronic-music/

“We were drawing a parallel between the brain and the hard drive – the random way that memories are stored,” Thomas Bangalter told Rolling Stone last month about the new album. “Electronic music right now is in its comfort zone and it’s not moving one inch.”

https://www.daftpunk.com/

*Daft Punk will always have a special place in my heart. “Get Lucky” is one of the first songs that I ever spun my wife to, at Casey’s. Spin your special someone to Daft Punk in the kitchen tonight.

FOOD

Grace Coolidge 1879 – Icebox Cookies

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https://coolidgefoundation.org/presidency/grace-coolidge-overview/

When Calvin Coolidge became Vice President in 1920, the prim and New England-ish, couple absolutely enchanted Washington. They were the most popular diners-out in town; everybody wanted them as their guests of honor. Washingtonians were delighted with his acerbic sense of humor, all the funnier since it was so unexpected. And they adored the personable Grace Coolidge who could talk about baseball as well as any man in the room. The Coolidges were happy to accept the invitations. “Gotta eat somewhere,”

*You also “Gotta eat something” why not try these Grace Coolidge Icebox Cookies

https://featherfoster.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/the-romance-of-calvin-and-grace-coolidge/http://allrecipes.com/recipe/218692/grammys-ice-box-cookies/

*Listen to Daft Punk while making these icebox cookies and then invite your most enchanting friends over to enjoy eating them, compliments of the first lady to our 30th president.

SNUB – Michael Schumacker 1969

REVIEW

  • Be contrite and ask for forgiveness
  • Join a team sport league
  • Don’t use slave labor products
  • Do what you enjoy – the money will come
  • Listen to Daft Punk
  • Make ice box cookies

January 2

Remember to look for the * for my daily advice, with a review of the day at the bottom.

FIND YOUR PRAYER DAY

MIND

Isaac Asimov 1920

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https://www.fantasticfiction.com/a/isaac-asimov/

“Whereas the second week in April each year is designated as ‘National Robotics Week’, recognizing the accomplishments of Isaac Asimov, who immigrated to America, taught science, wrote science books for children and adults, first used the term robotics, developed the Three Laws of Robotics, and died in April, 1992: Now, therefore, be it resolved…”

http://www.asimovonline.com/asimov_home_page.html

https://www.mercurynews.com/2008/04/07/isaac-asimovs-super-quiz-278/

*Now that you know about Isaac Asimov, research and take some of the above SUPER QUIZZES to stimulate your mind even more.

BODY

Karina Smirnoff 1978

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http://karinasmirnoff.com/

  • Never do the same workout twice. Mix it up so your body doesn’t plateau.
  • Look for workouts where your heart rate changes.
  • Target the areas in your body that you are most conscious about.
  • 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.
  • Reduce salt. Karina has trained herself to not eat salt.
  • Listen to your body. Your body will tell you what you can and cannot eat.

http://livewellnetwork.com/Mirror-Mirror/episodes/Karina-Smirnoffs-Workout/9061356

*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.

SOUL

Therese of Lisieux 1873

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https://www.littleflower.org/therese/

For me, prayer is an upward leap of the heart, an untroubled glance towards heaven, a cry of gratitude and love which I utter from the depths of sorrow as well as from the heights of joy. It has a supernatural grandeur which expands the soul and unites it with God. I say an Our Father or a Hail Mary when I feel so spiritually barren that I cannot summon up a single worthwhile thought. These two prayers fill me with rapture and feed and satisfy my soul.

https://stpeterslist.com/5-quotes-from-st-therese-of-lisieuxs-the-story-of-a-soul

http://www.beliefnet.com/prayers/catholic/childrens-prayers/the-lords-prayer.aspx

*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. 

MONEY

Cuba Gooding Jr. 1968

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https://twitter.com/cubagoodingjr?lang=en

“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 in an envelope, jar, piggy bank, whatever. At the end of the year, use that money towards a fun big purchase, or put it towards your savings account.

https://fabulesslyfrugal.com/5-savings-challenge/#.W8iPmmhKjcs

*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!”

ENTERTAINMENT

Kate Bosworth 1983 – watch The Domestics

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

https://www.amazon.com/Domestics-Kate-Bosworth/dp/B07FFZTWGJ

Kate Bosworth does the movie’s emotional heavy-lifting and manages to plausibly depict both an emotionally damaged woman in denial and a steely action heroine.

http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/review-of-the-domestics-a-post-apocalyptic-thriller-cobbled-from-spare-parts

*Watch Kate Bosworth in this apocalyptic thriller.

FOOD

Nathanial Bacon 1647

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https://www.legendsofamerica.com/ah-nathanielbacon/

Turn the clock back to 1676, exactly 100 years before the American Revolution. A dashing, well-heeled young Englishman, Nathaniel Bacon, recently arrived from England — leads a rebellion against Virginia’s established order. The colony’s government is led by Bacon’s cousin-by-marriage — 70-year-old Gov. William Berkeley, who has held the post for 40 years. Within months “Bacon’s Rebellion” is quelled, Bacon is dead. His co-conspirators are swinging from the gibbet, a commission of enquiry arrives from England with instructions to find out “the truth” and Berkeley is recalled to London where he dies only months later.

http://www.history.org/foundation/journal/Spring15/bacon.cfm

In honor of Nathanial Bacon’s birthday, make some bacon butter to use (sparingly) until it’s all gone.

Bacon Butter: Cook 2 slices bacon in a skillet; drain and chop. Blend 1 stick softened butter with the drippings and 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Stir in the chopped bacon.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-things-to-make-with-bacon.html

CROSSOVER: *As far as meals are concerned, take some more advice from Katrina Smirnoff and work some watermelon, asparagus, and spinach into your diet, all while trying to reduce salt (not easy with a fresh batch of bacon butter).  Also in her honor, have a Smirnoff on ice to wind down for the day.

WHO GOT SNUBBED? – Dax Shepard 1975

REVIEW

  • Take Super Quizzes
  • Rarely do the same workout twice
  • Have a daily prayer
  • Start the $5 challenge
  • Watch The Domestics
  • Make bacon butter – but eat watermelon, asparagus, and spinach

January 1

Look for the * for my daily advice. Everything else is background information. There will be a review for each day at the bottom.

NEW YEAR’S DAY – 2019

MIND

JD Salinger 1919

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http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/jd-salinger-film-salinger/2642/

*Today I start reading The Catcher in the Rye. I probably should have read this book by now, but now I will make it the first of what will be 12 books that I read this year.

WHY SHOULD I CARE?

You’d think that the Facebook / Twitter / reality TV generation would be more receptive to the ramblings of a confused 17-year-old, but many of today’s readers seem less impressed with The Catcher in the Rye than ever. Is Holden getting harder to relate to? Have our attention spans been ruined by incessant texting and? Are we so caught up in telling our own stories nowadays that we’ve forgotten how to listen to anyone else’s?

https://www.shmoop.com/catcher-in-the-rye/

https://www.tyrone.k12.pa.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2789&dataid=3209&FileName=Catcher%20In%20The%20Rye.pdf

*Find a copy or download The Catcher in the Rye.  If you’ve already read it (probably as a teenager), read it again and see if your perspective has changed. This is the first suggested book, with lots more to go.

BODY

Paul Revere 1735

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http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/one-if-by-land-two-if-by-sea.html

Paul Revere’s ride took him from Boston to Lexington. He first crossed the Charles River, and then passed through the cities of Somerville, Medford and Arlington. If his ride started at the Old North Church in Boston (where the famous lanterns were hung), then the approximate distance from Boston to Lexington by this route is 10.9 miles.

However, once Revere arrived in Lexington, he met up with the other midnight rider, William Dawes, and they headed toward Concord, where the Sons of the Liberty had a large cache of weapons. They only made it to Lincoln (about 5.4 miles from Lexington) before being surprised by a British patrol. Dawes escaped, but Revere was escorted at gunpoint back to Lexington. When they arrived back (a round trip of 10.8 miles), Revere’s horse was confiscated. So, assuming the end of this particular trip was Lexington, Revere road approximately 21.7 miles that night.

https://www.paulreverehouse.org/the-real-story/

*Depending on your fitness level (and your condition on New Year’s Day), chose any means to complete one leg of Paul Revere’s famous ride. I am going to take a stationary bike ride of 5.4 miles to start the New Year? And yes, I will be yelling, “The British are coming!”

SOUL

John Smith 1580 and Pocahontas 1595

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https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/archive/the-true-story-of-pocahontas-historical-myths-versus-sad-reality-WRzmVMu47E6Guz0LudQ3QQ/

In Disney’s version of the Pocahontas story, as in countless other iterations, John Smith appears as a dashing romantic hero, smitten by an Indian “princess.” Their relationship symbolizes the bridging of two cultures and, more particularly, shows how Indians could enlighten Europeans to the wisdom of the natural world. It’s a fantasy that obscures an ugly truth: The relationship between Smith and Pocahontas, and more broadly between the Jamestown colonists and Pocahontas’s people, was one of betrayal and dashed hopes.

https://www.nps.gov/jame/learn/historyculture/pocahontas-her-life-and-legend.htm

*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.

MONEY

Betsy Ross 1752

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https://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/06/14/first-flag-day-betsy-ross/

Being a widowed upholsterer wasn’t easy. She was struggling to make ends meet as the war continued on, so she looked to make money in any way possible. Ross contracted with the Continental Army eventually to repair uniforms and tents. When she needed some extra spare cash, it is said that she even stuffed musket balls. It was enough to help her business survive throughout her professional life.

https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/betsy-ross

*HER BUSINESS are the key words. Yes 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.

ENTERTAINMENT

Verne Troyer 1969 – watch Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

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https://www.amazon.com/Austin-Powers-Goldmember-Mike-Myers/dp/B00005JL2O

There is an ongoing debate about the whole idea of “mini-me”: the idea that performers with dwarfism are just being demeaningly represented as comic or horrific miniatures. But Troyer at any rate tackled and subverted that idea — with confidence, with comic gusto and with charm.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/22/verne-troyer-austin-powers-mini-me-cult-star-dignity-and-good-humour

https://www.starz.com/loginstart/38890

*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.

FOOD

Morris Chestnut 1969 – wine-braised pork and chestnuts with sauerkraut

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Morris Chestnut, who plays the smoldering, crime-solving pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, puts his washboard abs on full display in the promo, dripping sweat as he takes a shirtless jog in the Miami heat. And the Internet responded with gratitude.

If Chestnut had it his way, scenes like that wouldn’t happen all the time. “I actually had to talk to the writers because it was like every episode I was taking my shirt off,” says the actor, 46, with a laugh. “I was like, ‘If you do it every episode, it doesn’t have the impact.’ And I want to eat some doughnuts every now and again!”

“When I do get time, I’m either with family or devoted to watching my sports teams,” he says. “I used to wake up Sunday morning, go to the gym and then from 10 a.m. to 9 at night, I’d sit in front of the TV watching football.”

https://people.com/tv/rosewood-why-morris-chestnut-asked-for-fewer-shirtless-scenes/

https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/wine-braised-pork-chestnuts-and-sweet-potatoes

*January 1, 2019 is a Tuesday, but wake up and go to the gym for the Paul Revere workout. Then from 10am to 9 at night, watch college football bowl games. Take a break at some point to make this wine-braised pork and chestnuts recipe (add sauerkraut). Eat some doughnuts for dessert.

It has always been a tradition in my family to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day – for good luck all year. You’ll need to add your own sauerkraut.

SIDE NOTE – I too am 46 and do NOT have washboard abs… hopefully by 1/1/2020, I will.

WHO GOT SNUBBED? J. Edgar Hoover 1895

To review –

  • Start reading The Catcher in the Rye. There will be several suggestions for books to read, try to read 1 a month equaling 12 total books read this year.
  • Do a Paul Revere’s Ride workout
  • Embrace the differences in people
  • Your current job is a way to make money for your future business
  • Watch Goldmember
  • Make pork and chestnuts with sauerkraut for a lucky new year.

12/31/18

I can’t wait for tomorrow! 365DOLF starts today. If you don’t want to start Living Famously today, use this as a preview for 12/31/19.

Look for the * for my suggestions. Happy New Year!

DECEMBER 31 – New Years Eve

MIND

General George Meade 1815

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https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/george-g-meade

During the battle of Gettysburg, although still new to the command of his army, and suffering great losses of such leaders as John Reynolds, Meade was able to both hold off Lee’s attacks and finally smash the Confederate army on the third day.  After the battle, Lee was able to retreat back into Virginia, and Meade received harsh criticism from President Abraham Lincoln for not finishing off the Army of Northern Virginia in its weakened state.

https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/george-g-meade

*You’ve held off the attacks, now finish off this year!

BODY

Gabby Douglas 1995

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https://gabrielledouglas.com/

“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,” Gabby told us. “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.”

  • I wake up at 7 a.m. every day.
  • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. — This is what we refer to as morning training.
  • It’s noon; that means it’s time for my two-hour lunch break.
  • The afternoon training is two and a half hours.
  • I head home around 4:30 p.m.
  • I like to catch up with my family before dinner.
  • I enjoy getting into bed early.

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Gabby-Douglas-Training-Schedule-Rio-41755196

*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.

SOUL

Ben Kingsley 1943

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/22/ben-kingsley-robot-overlords

In his quest for authenticity, Mr. Kingsley not only shaved his head and lost 20 pounds on Gandhi’s vegetarian diet, but he also studied yoga, began to meditate and learned to spin cotton thread on a wooden wheel, as Gandhi had done while holding conversations.

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/movies/bestpictures/gandhi-ar4.html

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

https://www.amazon.com/Gandhi-Ben-Kingsley/dp/B00003CXA4

CROSSOVER: *Watch Gandhi and get your soul right for the new year.

MONEY

Nicholas Sparks 1965

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http://nicholassparks.com/

Within a few months, Sparks, 43, had donated nearly $900,000 toward a state-of-the-art track. Soon after, Sparks—a former 800-meter standout at Notre Dame—signed on as a volunteer assistant coach for the high school team and the club, most of whose runners come from low-income and at-risk families.

http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/rw-hero-of-running-nicholas-sparks

*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?

http://nicholassparks.com/

https://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/movies-tv/a44353/nicholas-sparks-movies/

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

ENTERTAINMENT

Anthony Hopkins 1937 – watch Silence of the Lambs

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https://anthonyhopkinsart.com/

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.

http://mentalfloss.com/uk/movies/27139/the-hidden-meaning-of-the-silence-of-the-lambs-iconic-line

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/mm-silence-of-the-lambs-liver-fava-beans/

https://www.amazon.com/Silence-Lambs-Jodie-Foster/dp/B002CMV1N4

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

CROSSOVER: *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.

FOOD

John Denver 1943 – Denver Omelet

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http://johndenver.com/

John Denver’s music clearly reflects the conscience of a concerned citizen, a man working for the improvement of the quality of life for all people environmentally, socially and politically.

http://www.mrbreakfast.com/superdisplay.asp?recipeid=1426

*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.

WHO GOT SNUBBED? Val Kilmer 1959

REVIEW

  • Finish this year off
  • Fallow Gabby’s daily schedule
  • Continue to practice Yoga and Meditation
  • Donate time and/or money to at-risk kids
  • Watch Silence of the Lambs
  • Start your day with a Denver omelette

Prelude to 365DOLF

Just 2 more days and 1/1/2019

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

Get started on January 1.

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

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Your goal is to be a better person on December 31 than you were on January 1.

“We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.” – JFK

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365DOLF is a game plan for life. With it you will always have something to do, to better yourself.

“1995. $7 Bucks In My Pocket. I Knew Two Things: I’m Broke As Hell and One Day I Won’t Be” – The Rock

Image result for the rock5/2/1972

Make this year the year that you change your life forever.

“I’ve made over 20 movies, and 5 of them are good.” – Tom Hanks

Image result for tom hanks7/9/1956

If you’ve had a bad day, you’ve got 364 more.

“Everybody has a calling. And your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you were meant to be, and to begin to honor that in the best way possible for yourself.” ― Oprah Winfrey

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By the end of this year, you will know your calling and who you were meant to be.

How to Use 365DOLF

For the best results, make sure you have the 365DOLF workbook (starting in 2020) to go along with each famous suggestion, each day.

Use all 6 birthdays to expand your mind each day by learning about each individual with general or unique information about them. All of the birthdays serve as conversation starters throughout the day.  However, the MIND birthday focuses more on improving your life by expanding your mind. This is where having journal can be most useful.

Image result for madame curieMadame Curie 11/7/1867

Use the BODY birthday for a specific workout each day. This keeps you from getting in a rut at the gym, or not knowing what to do. If there is not a suggested workout, there will be advice offered on health and nutrition. Use the days with no workouts as rest days or perform a workout that you’ve liked from the past. It is best to have a gym membership, and in a perfect world – a personal trainer.

Image result for jillian michaelsJillian Michaels 2/18/1974

Use the SOUL birthday to become more spiritual and enlightened. Some of the advice may not coincide with your set religion, but look at it as a way to expand your mind and your soul towards becoming the best person you can be. Some days you can just sit back and listen to soul music. You will also have several opportunities to donate to charities. Pick the ones that speak to your soul and contribute money or time and energy.

Image result for king of soul james brownJames Brown 3/3/1933

The MONEY birthday can be used in a variety of ways. Depending on that day’s birthday, you will get advice on saving, investing, and personal finances. Some of the MONEY birthdays however, will focus on starting and running your own business. Hopefully by 2021 you will feel like I do, and no longer want to make money for someone else.

Image result for jeff bezos #1Jeff Bezos 1/12/1964

Use the ENTERTAINMENT birthday for what it is – a daily escape from reality. Using the internet, find free music to listen to throughout your day, and especially when making dinner. Using services like Netflix, watch the suggested movie or TV show as a nightcap on your day. Other forms of entertainment include reading, board games, video games, and chess. As with all birthdays, don’t be afraid to adapt as you see fit.

Image result for justin timberlakeJustin Timberlake 1/31/1981

Finally, use the FOOD birthday has a suggestion for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. Most birthdays come with a suggested recipe but sometimes a restaurant is suggested. There are even some days that map out all of your meals for that day. The good thing about famous people is that they usually eat pretty well, so most of the recipes are heart (and waistline) healthy. But don’t worry, there are some epic cheat days. Some days even have a bonus cocktail to wash it all down. If your goal this year is to lose weight, eat accordingly – but gone are the days of not being able to answer, “What’s for dinner?”

Image result for bobby flayBobby Flay 12/10/1964

A side goal is to have 6 new daily habits by the end of the year. By 12/31, you may be doing the following on a daily basis…

MIND – meditating every day

BODY – doing squats as you brush your teeth every day

SOUL – saying your daily prayer that you have memorized

MONEY – spending time each day on your business plans – not just someone else’s

ENTERTAINMENT – escape from reality every day

FOOD – eating 5 small meals a day

Built into 365DOLF are things that should be done that we sometimes forget about or put off for another year. Things like going to the dentist at 2:30 (tooth hurty) on 2/13 (tooth hurtin). Getting a heart checkup, cholesterol levels checked, and cancer screenings – to name a few.

There are also built in reminders to call your mom, play catch with your kids, chase your dog around, and dance with your partner.

Whatever you do, don’t take any of this too seriously. Have fun and get out of this book what YOU need to Live Famously.

E-Mail Me

Big news! You can now reach me at a real company e-mail. If you have any questions about how I’m going to guide you through 365 Days of Living Famously, please email me.

travis@365dolf.com

New Year’s Day will be here soon. Hit the ground running on 1/1/2019.

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