The Move Forward Anyway Podcast
If You Build It, They Will Come. - From Field of Dreams

If You Build It, They Will Come. - From Field of Dreams

May 17, 2022

“I just know that they're counting on me,” says Julie Womble, Author and Veteran Advocate. Julie’s latest book Prized Possession is about a homeless veteran who meets a young girl, forever changing them. Julie’s strong desire to help veterans inspired her writing and her dream of one day opening a facility for homeless veterans: Hero’s Haven.

 

Julie always cared about the veteran population. And when her son received a small bible from a homeless man, presumed to be a veteran, she felt that she had to take action. Fueled by passion, Julie works to create a haven for veterans in need, no matter how long it takes. Although dreams are never a sure thing, she trusts that God has put her in the right place to help a demographic that holds a special place in her heart.

 

Tune into this week’s episode of Move Forward Anyway for an uplifting conversation on building a dream. Learn more about Julie’s dedication to veterans, how the idea for Hero’s Haven inspired her second book, and why you should never forget that if you build it, they will come. 

 

Quotes

• “I just believe that this is where God wants me to be with all my heart. And it's going to work out. It's going to work out. I know it has to be here. Even if it doesn't work out, I know the Lord wants me here.” (9:00 - 9:24)

• “I do get discouraged because I want it to move faster.” (11:10 - 11:13)

• “Keep your “why” in front of it, why you want to do this so badly.” (14:21 - 14:25)

• “Go all in. If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out, but at least you tried.” (14:28 - 14:34)

 

Links

Get in touch with Julie Womble:

 

Website: Juliewomble.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julie.womble.1

Instagram: https://instagram.com/jwomble3?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Get in touch with host Jeff Meyer:

 

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I Just I Say Take Imperfect Action and Take Your Next Best Step!

I Just I Say Take Imperfect Action and Take Your Next Best Step!

May 3, 2022

“I do something every day that makes me afraid. That is my goal,” explains Kary Oberbrunner, CEO of Igniting Souls Publishing. Throughout his writing career, Kary has realized that fear promotes productivity. Today, Kary and Jeff explore our relationship with fear and how to utilize that feeling to trigger action.

 

Kary understands that all human beings fall many times before they learn to walk. This truth still applies to adults when trying to achieve a goal. Since failure is inevitable, it is not something that defines us as people. Failure is a part of life. With this in mind, it’s essential to put yourself out there and not let fear paralyze you but instead motivate you to fulfill your dreams.

 

Tune into this week’s episode of Move Forward Anyway for an uplifting conversation on taking imperfect action. Learn more about fear’s relationship to productivity, the importance of “flow,” and why failure is not an identity.

 

Quotes

• “I do something every day that makes me afraid. That is my goal.” (2:57 - 3:03)

• “Most people never get in the flow or rarely get in the flow, because they've learned to struggle. And therefore the fear that comes with struggle is something to be avoided rather than invited.” (3:56 - 4:09)

• “Humans are either evolving right before us, or we're learning to tap into “flow.” It’s an optimal state of human performance.” (5:20 - 5:31)

• “I didn't have any plans. I just say take imperfect action and take your next best step.” (17:30 - 17:38)

• “The world has changed. Are you still trying to reach your people the same way?” (22:22 - 22:26)

• “I'm the guy who says clarity attracts and confusion repels. I don't want to be • unclear and then repel people.” (23:52 - 23:59)

 

Links

Get in touch with Kary Oberbrunner:

 

Website: https://ignitingsouls.com/

Email: support@ignitingsouls.com

New book: https://unhackablebook.com/

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blockchain-life/id1602282772

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/igniting-soulspublishingagency/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karyoberbrunnerauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/karyoberbrunner

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/karyoberbrunner

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kary.oberbrunner/

Get in touch with host Jeff Meyer:

 

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Don’t Worry about Anything, Pray about Everything! Phillipians 4

Don’t Worry about Anything, Pray about Everything! Phillipians 4

April 19, 2022

51% of what we do is just telling people that we believe in them,” says Ben Griffin, Pastor and City Director of LINC Twin Cities and cousin of host Jeff Meyer. With over twenty years of pastoral experience, Ben understands that his job is to empower others to follow God’s path for them. Through his efforts, Ben reminds his fellow dreamers that strategies and networks are in place to help them reach their full potential.

 

Although worrying is natural, Ben reminds the listeners about the vital use of prayer. As feelings of anxiety and fear come, we can overcome these negative emotions and genuinely move forward if we trust God’s plan. By telling God what you need and trusting him to guide you, we ultimately put ourselves in the position to work through our discomfort to find fulfillment.

 

Tune into this week’s episode of Move Forward Anyway for a reassuring conversation on trusting God with your dreams. Learn more about Jeff and Ben’s family history, how failure is part of the road to success, and the importance of leaning on the Lord.

 

Quotes

• “51% of what we do is just telling people that we believe in them. I think God's put you in place to do that. Now, we're with you to help figure out what that looks like. The other 49% is bringing in processes and strategies and networks and navigators to walk with you in the process.” (9:27 - 10:00)

• “Down the road, we create a map of things to maximize and multiply. So, once you're on the ground, you can take it to the next level.” (10:35 - 10:43)

• “Name a person that hasn't failed. Name one person with raging success that didn't come through the road of failures on the way. God uses those things to build and grow us.” (15:32 - 15:46) 

• “Everything we're doing is seating the leaders of the future. So, overcoming fear comes from that deep-seated way of pressing through. We can't underestimate the power of leaning on the Lord.” (18:04 - 18:19)

• “We’re trying to help the church be more efficient in the work of the Kingdom so that more and more people know Jesus.” (25:05 - 25:15)

• “As entrepreneurs, the first stage is just doing it when we start. But you'll hit a block, and every founder hits that.” (29:15 - 29:22)

 

Links

Get in touch with Ben Griffin: 

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-griffin-934a8781/

Email: bgriffin@linc.org

Get in touch with host Jeff Meyer:

 

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Looking in the Mirror vs. Outside the Window

Looking in the Mirror vs. Outside the Window

April 5, 2022

“What is the smallest possible steps you can take? And often the smallest possible step is even smaller than we think,” says Sarah Young, Founder, and CEO of Zing Collaborative. After doing many things in the corporate world, Sarah realized that her greatest passion was coaching people in that space. In 2013, she founded her own business, Zing Collaborative, where she finds fulfillment in supporting people and leaders in the corporate world. 

 

While working a corporate job, Sarah had the epiphany that her work was not aligned with her core values or goals. One day, she felt an urge to make a change, prompting her to put in her notice. Shortly after, she went to the Small Business Development Center to file for Zing Collaborative, proving you can take control of your professional life at any time. Now a successful business owner, Sarah has reached a new career milestone she is excited to share today: launching her new book Expansive Impact, An Invitation To Lead In Everyday Moments.

 

Tune into this week’s episode of Move Forward Anyway for an inspirational conversation on finding your way in the corporate world. Learn more about how Sarah started Zing Collaborative, the writing process of her book, and how to channel overthinking into action.

Quotes

• ​​“My clients are on all sides of the political spectrum. They have opinions about all these different topics going on right now. And I love these humans deeply.” (24:44 - 24:55)

• ​​“I love connecting with my clients, talking with the people in my inner circle, talking with my girlfriends, talking with the people I get to work with, and talking with my colleagues. For me, that's a reminder of what I get to do every day and a really simple but impactful way to reconnect to that.” (26:39 - 27:01)

• ​​“I think for me, the success of the book is simply that the people who are meant to find the book, find the book.” (35:58 - 36:07)

• ​​“The intention that I'm holding is to support the book in making a joyful entry into the world.” (36:23 - 36:33)

• ​​“What is the smallest possible steps you can take? Often, the smallest possible step is even smaller than we think.” (41:10 - 41:18)

 

Links

Get in touch with Sarah Young:

Website: https://www.zingcollaborative.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZingCollaborative/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/zingcollaborative?utm_medium=copy_link

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zingcollaborative

Get in touch with host Jeff Meyer:

 

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Courage Is Not The Absence Of Fear, It’s The Willingness To Overcome It

Courage Is Not The Absence Of Fear, It’s The Willingness To Overcome It

March 22, 2022

“That was my vision, just Christians mobilizing to good and do kindness,” says Reverand Shawn Morrison, Founder and Executive Director of Good in the ‘Hood. When Reverand Shawn started his organization in 2003, he served as the Evangelism Director for a local missionary training college. This experience led him to create the non-profit ministry, Good in the ‘Hood, where they help vulnerable communities through intentional kindness.

 

In the beginning, Reverend Shawn wasn’t sure of the proper programs and structure for his dream. He just knew he wanted to help people in need of God. Understanding that it’s the Holy Spirit that transforms people, not programs, Reverend Shawn focused on empathy to build the trust of others. Although Good in the ‘Hood is not a large organization, they do valuable work to aid struggling communities and successfully collaborate with their church partners.

 

Tune into this week’s episode of Move Forward Anyways for an inspiring conversation on running a non-profit ministry. Learn more about how Reverand Shawn started Good in the ‘Hood, prayer and encouragement’s role in moving him forward, and the importance of asking for advice.

 

Quotes:

• ​​”We use a kindness-based model where we brought intentional kindness. Romans chapter two, verse four was kind of the key verse there, which says, ‘The loving kindness of God leads to repentance.’ It's a reconciling agent. And so we practice what we call low tension evangelism.” (03:49-04:05) 

• “Good in the ‘Hood was like a speedboat. It could turn and pivot, and it was very nimble, where other organizations were bigger ships, but it was harder for them to do some of that intricate work. They weren't as nimble to turn, but we could do that.” (11:00 - 11:15)

• “I constantly feel this anxiety over things, but I try not to let that move me so I'm not driven by emotion. I try the best I can through prayer and encouragement from others to stay on track with what I believe is the calling and vision of God.” (14:54 - 15:09) 

• “The thing I've said to myself, and I believe is, God cares about the success of this ministry infinitely more than I do. So, I don't have to feel the stress and the pressure. As I've grown, I've been able to relax a little bit more than in the beginning when I felt it was all on me, and I felt like I had to do for God rather than from God. And that's a big difference. It's not just semantics.” (20:15 - 20:41) 

• “That was my vision, just Christians mobilizing to good and do kindness.” (27:48 - 27:53)

• “Recognize your limitations of what God has called you to do. What are the parameters of what you're supposed to do? Don't try and be bigger than you are, and don't try to be too small and have false humility. What is God saying to you?” (34:11 - 34:25)

• “I ask advice all the time, even when I think I know the answer. And the reason for that is I am usually surprised by what I didn't know. People give more than I expect, and they often get involved because they feel honored. So, that's one of the secrets that we found is asking advice from people.” (35:50 - 36:08)

 

Links

Get in touch with Shawn Morrison:

https://youtu.be/G_yt6-vLkss 

Get in touch with host Jeff Meyer:

www.jeffmeyer.org

• Schedule a Discovery Call with Jeff: https://go.oncehub.com/DreamAcceleratorDiscoveryCall

 

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Whatever God’s Calling You To Do, It Will Bring You Great Joy

Whatever God’s Calling You To Do, It Will Bring You Great Joy

March 8, 2022

Don't ever be afraid of what God asks you to do because it's what he created you to do,” says Kathy Bissen, Founder and Medical Director of SoleCare for Souls. Seventeen years ago at bible study, Kathy felt compelled by God to start something, although she did not initially know what. After a night of praying, it finally hit her, and Kathy realized that she wanted to create a foot care clinic for the homeless, bringing her dream into focus.

Although an experienced nurse, Kathy was not an expert in podiatry. Driven to learn what she could and collect the necessary tools, Kathy kept meeting the right people to make her clinic a reality. By trusting that God would guide her despite her doubts, Kathy is proof that you don’t need to have all the steps in place to start pursuing your dream.

Tune into this week’s episode of Move Forward Anyway for a moving conversation on following your calling. Learn more about how Kathy founded SoleCare for Souls, the importance of listening for inspiration, and how passion can get you through the most challenging days. 

 

Quotes

• “Lord, I'm going to go through and answer the questions I can, and the ones I can't. I'm going to flag according to what I need. I either needed an accountant, legal, or administrative. So, I flagged those, and God brought those people into my life.” (20:51 - 21:07)

• "Don't ever be afraid of what God asks you to do because it's what he created you to do." (42:31 - 42:38)

• “It's not going to be easy. No, it's not easy. But it brings great joy, great inner peace, and great communion with our Lord.” (47:04 - 47:15)

• “There's nothing like having a passion for what you're doing to help you get through those icky days.” (47:24 - 47:29)

• “You just have to keep your eyes open. Don't be getting too big on the dream - just be right at the moment.” (47:44 - 47:55)

• “Some businesses are made to be small, and they're very successful because they're small. One of the discussions I would have with my board of directors over the years is to think about growing bigger. I knew I wasn't the person. I just wanted to go deep.” (47:56 - 48:13)

Links

Get in touch with Katie Bissen:

Email: kathy@goodinthehood.org

Website: https://www.goodinthehood.org/our-programs/solecare-for-souls/

 

Get in touch with host Jeff Meyer:

www.jeffmeyer.org

• Schedule a Discovery Call with Jeff: https://go.oncehub.com/DreamAcceleratorDiscoveryCall

 

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You Just Have To Keep Moving Forward

You Just Have To Keep Moving Forward

February 22, 2022

“If you're out helping others get to their dreams, that will come back to you,” says Nick Curran, Founder, and CEO of Numbers4Nonprofits. When a former boss called Nick for guidance with a non-profit’s financials, Nick was happy to assist. Due to word of mouth, Nick’s work quickly snowballed, leading him to launch Numbers4Nonprofits, an accounting firm that helps non-profits manage their money.

Nick was not an expert in the non-profit finance world, but he was excited to try. Knowing that he could always fall back on traditional accounting, Nick did not fear failure as he built his successful business. Although difficult days are inevitable and management solutions may be needed, Nick reminds entrepreneurs that throughout the good and the bad, you have to show up for your team and dream no matter what.

Tune into this week’s episode of Move Forward Anway for a conversation on effective leadership. Learn more about how Nick started Numbers4Nonprofits, the challenges of running a business, and why you must keep moving forward every day.

 

Quotes

• “We help nonprofits with all things numbers. Our tagline is managing money with a mission, and we live that tagline.” (1:50 - 2:00) 

• “Mistakes are just part of what everybody has to go through to get through life. If we could only think of mistakes as not just a negative, but rather as one more part of life.” (8:44 - 8:58)

• “If you're out helping others get to their dreams, that will come back to you.” (13:34 - 13:40)

• “I'm a little bit risk-averse because I'm an accountant. I'm also a marketing major, so I'm a dreamer I guess on some levels. I call it calculated risk.” (25:31 - 25:42)

• “If you're really shooting towards a goal, you've got to set aside a specific time to achieve that.” (31:32 - 31:37)

• “If you're a dreamer and you don't want to think about numbers, make sure you have that support structure in place behind you.” (39:53 - 40:00) 

 

Links

Get in touch with Nick Curran:

Website: www.Numbers4nonprofits.com  

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/numbers4nonprofits  

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/numbers4nonprofits  

 

Madison and Dane County:

821 E Washington Ave 2nd floor

Madison, WI 53703

(By appointment only. Contact a member of our Team for N4N’s Madison mailing address.)

Phone: 608-807-2321

 

Greater Milwaukee Area:

Phone: 414-800-1422 

 

Get in touch with host Jeff Meyer:

www.jeffmeyer.org

• Schedule a Discovery Call with Jeff: https://go.oncehub.com/DreamAcceleratorDiscoveryCall

 

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Don’t Dabble. Make Your Choice and Stick With It!

Don’t Dabble. Make Your Choice and Stick With It!

February 8, 2022

“I was an overnight success. Ten years in the making,” says Dave Chesson, Founder of Kindlepreneur. Dave first started his career in the military and was sent around the world. Realizing that this was not his path, Dave started the book marketing company, Kindlepreneur, which allowed him to follow his true passion: being home with his kids.

It took Dave three years to see more revenue from Kindlepreneur than his military job. Although he could have seen this as a sign to pivot into something else, Dave understood that the road to success is never easy. Wanting to work from home to be with his kids, Dave committed to growing his business no matter how long it took. With Kindlepreneur now a lucrative company, Dave reminds the audience that dipping your toe into too many areas will only get you farther from your goals.

Tune into this week’s episode of Move Forward Anyway for a straightforward conversation on sticking to your choices. Learn more about Dave’s motivation behind starting Kindlepreuneur, the difference between passions and hobbies, and how there’s no such thing as an overnight success.

Quotes 

• “The real definition of passion is that it's something you are willing to suffer for.” (10:47 - 10:53)

• “I was gaining knowledge. I was gaining experience. And when you combine knowledge and experience, you gain intuition. I started to make more intuitive decisions that made things easier with time. So, figure out what your real suffering passion is about, and that could be about the goal, or it can be about the process.” (13:00 - 13:23)

• “When we talk about these failures, I don't look down on them. I don't like to consider them failures because they were stepping stones to where I am today.” (14:26 - 14:35)

• “People will try something. They'll dabble in something. And when they don't see the results they want, they pivot to something else. And then they dabble in that. And then, when they don't see the results they want, they pivot again. As you pivot, you just start going in circles and you never go anywhere because your brain is conditioned to think it didn't work for me, it worked for that guy, but it just didn't work for me immediately.” (34:07 - 34:32) 

• “Don't dabble. Make your choice and stick with it. Because if you dabble, you're never really going to see a good ROI on what you're doing unless you get lucky.” (42:49 - 42:57) 

• “Treat whatever it is that you've chosen as a skill because skills take hundreds, if not 1000s of hours to build. And when you approach it that way, you will be successful.” (43:08 - 43:19)

• “A lot of people look at me, and they think that I was an overnight success. You know what? I was an overnight success. Ten years in the making!” (44:12 - 44:20)  

 

Links

Get in touch with Dave Chesson:

https://kindlepreneur.com/contact-me/

Kindlepreneur.com 

 

Get in touch with host Jeff Meyer:

 

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Put a Plan to Work and God Will Meet You

Put a Plan to Work and God Will Meet You

January 25, 2022

“As faithful as God is, you have to put a plan to work and then expect God to meet you with your efforts,” says Steven Barnes, Founder and Owner of Salon Barnes & Barnes. After fourteen years of hairdressing, Steven realized he wanted to launch a business for himself. Steven convinced his wife Debbie to start a salon with him, so they founded Salon Barnes & Barnes. Over the last 20 years, Steven and Debbie have successfully built a fantastic business together. 

Steven has always had confidence in his abilities. With his belief in God and recognition of his skill-set, he had faith that people would come sit in his chair. However, he also understood that as supportive as God is, he would have to put in the work to succeed. Through his talent for connecting with people and willingness to devote his life to honing his craft, Steven has built an incredible business where his clients can come for a haircut, but also a great experience. 

Tune into this week’s episode of Move Forward Anyway for a gratifying conversation on the positive results of committing to your dream. Learn more about Steven’s journey into self-employment, the importance of humility, and how God will always support you if you put in the work.

 

Quotes 

• “You have to go out and do something. As faithful as God is, you have to put a plan to work and then expect God to meet you with your efforts.” (14:03 - 14:20)

• “I've always said, ‘When you learn something well enough to teach it, it's a completely different level.’ If you can articulate in a way that makes people understand what you're doing and give them confidence in what you're doing, they'll come back.” (21:14 - 21:28)

• “It was an opportunity that God gave me that allowed me to start a business.” (22:53 - 23:06)

• “I was always taught that you find somebody who's successful in what you do and you just do what they did. I have always had a great desire to share the knowledge that I know to give people a foundation. We have to have a real strong foundation in what we do and if we never learn that foundation, you can never build on it. It's just like the work. You got to build your life on the rock.” (23:26 - 23:56) 

• “There are probably seasons in everyone's life when humility is the only thing that is going to take them to their next step. To humble themselves and do something that they feel like, maybe be beneath them, and you can grow from that.” (25:26 - 25:49)

 

Links

Get in touch with Steven Barnes:

Website: http://www.salonbarnesandbarnes.com/ 

Salon Barnes & Barnes Address: 5103 Kingston Pike, Suite 109

Knoxville, TN 37919

Phone: (865)-680-7838 | (865)-607-9033

Email: ​contact@salonbarnesandbarnes.com 

 

Get in touch with host Jeff Meyer:

www.jeffmeyer.org

• Schedule a Discovery Call with Jeff: https://go.oncehub.com/DreamAcceleratorDiscoveryCall

 

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Everybody Has a Dream. Everybody Has Been Designed by the Creator to be a Co-creator.

Everybody Has a Dream. Everybody Has Been Designed by the Creator to be a Co-creator.

January 11, 2022

“In my essence, I am a firestarter. I am a dream multiplier. I do believe that is my calling in life,” says Jeff Meyer, Move Forward Anyway host and Founder of the Dream Accelerator. After following in his father’s footsteps by becoming a Pastor, Jeff realized that his main goal is to help others become their true selves. Now, Jeff accomplishes this goal through writing, podcasting, and coaching with his Dream Accelerator program. In today’s special episode of Move Forward Anyway, the tables are turned as Jeff’s wife, Amy, interviews him on what inspired him to pursue his dream and why he encourages others to do the same.

Jeff has always wanted to help people. After taking a sabbatical from his career as a Pastor to discover his true path, Jeff determined that his life purpose is to motivate people to follow their passions. A natural firestarter, a nickname he’s carried since college, Jeff understands that life is short and we aren’t just meant to labor. Although there are always reasons to long for the weekend or resign to other people’s ideas for you, Jeff believes the Creator designs us to be a co-creator in our lives, and we are destined to make our dreams a reality.

Tune into this week’s episode for a self-reflective conversation with Jeff and Amy about the importance of pursuing your dreams. Learn more about Jeff’s life-changing sabbatical, the four iterations of the Dream Accelerator, and how even though fear will come, we must move forward anyway.

 

Quotes 

• “In my essence, I am a firestarter. I am a dream multiplier. I do believe that's my calling in life.” (10:07 - 10:21)

• “It has been exciting to watch people, our clients wrestle their dream to the ground and then start to pursue it, and then feel the tension of pursuing it, and struggle with pursuing it, and having the support to pursue it that I really didn't have along the way. I am happy to be able to provide that.” (14:10 - 14:40) 

• “My book that's coming out, The Dream Primer deals with people that know they want something different in their life, but they really have no idea what it might be, and so some of those exercises in the Dream Primer are going to be helpful for those folks. But yes, we do help people from every point of the spectrum.” (19:49 - 20:23)

• “We all need those friends who are lit up around us. They are not just interesting people, but they're interested in us and interested enough to really ask questions, listen to our dream, and provide resources and encouragement.” (21:17 - 21:41)

• “I began my 90 seconds by saying fear will come and I had my audience repeat it. Fear will come, fear will stay, move forward anyway. Your dream must live.” (24:54 - 25:09)

• “Everybody has a dream. Everybody has been designed by the Creator to be a co-creator. I see so many people laboring to make a living and they wait too long.” (32:43 - 33:02)

• “If your heart's racing, your mind is racing with ideas. I would say lean into it. Don't push it down. Don't listen to the dream crushers and lean into it. Ask yourself what if? What if that could happen? And then secondly, know that you are not alone.” (43:06 - 43:31) 

 

Links

Get in touch with host Jeff Meyer:

www.jeffmeyer.org

• Schedule a Discovery Call with Jeff: https://go.oncehub.com/DreamAcceleratorDiscoveryCall

 

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