Winning: Defining It! Achieving It!

Welcome to a ‘regular’ here on do the eco.nomics, Chris Widener.  Know your potential and go for it!

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If you ask most people whether they would like to be considered a winner or a loser in life, they would most assuredly reply that they would like to be a winner. But this begs the question: “What does it mean to win at life?” In some things, it’s easy to define a clear winner. In a basketball game, whoever has the most points at the end of the game is the winner. In a game of hearts, my favorite card game, whoever has the least amount of points when one of the players reaches 100 points is the winner.

But it isn’t quite as easy to decide what it means to win in the game of life, is it? And that is because people define winning in different ways. For many, winning is through the accumulation of money or material possessions. “He’s a success, a real winner,” they say. Others think winning means living the longest. Still others say that it is to have their body in tip-top shape. Some say it is to have a happy family. Some say it is to regularly enjoy their hobbies.

All of these are fine, in and of themselves. But I would like to encourage us to think about winning or success in a different way. Generally, people think of winning as overachieving in a particular, chosen area. I like to believe, however, that to truly win at life is not to overachieve in one area, but to succeed in maintaining balanced achievement in numerous areas.

Let me repeat that: To truly win, to be a success, is not to overachieve in one area, but to maintain balanced achievement in all areas of our lives.

For instance, is a person a success if they earn millions of dollars but lose their family? Is a person a success if they garner national fame but have no friends? Of course not. In fact, they may live the most pitiful of all lives.

First, Define
So the first thing we must do is define what we will consider “winning in life.” As you ponder this for yourself, I would like to recommend that you focus in on three overarching areas: body, soul and spirit.

The body is that which has an actual connection with the physical world and would encompass physical health, financial health, family, work and relationships.

How is your health? How are your finances? Are your relationships, both with your family and others, all that they could be? Is work fulfilling? How would you define winning in these areas?

The next area, the soul, is that which deals with the emotions, will and intellect. It is our thoughts, ideas and attitudes.

How are you emotionally? Are you able to exercise your will? Are you growing intellectually? Have you done an attitude check lately? How would you define winning in these areas?

And the spirit is the part of us that transcends this life, the part of us that communes with God. Zig Ziglar said, “Money will buy me a house, but not a home, a bed, but not a good night’s sleep.” So true. Inner peace comes from something much deeper.

Have you thought about going back to your spiritual roots? Are you able to spend time in quiet solitude and prayer from time to time? This is an extremely important area that is all too often neglected. What would you like to achieve in this area? How would you define winning in these areas?

As we experience balance in these areas, we will find ourselves much more at peace with ourselves than if we were to experience tremendous success in one area but loss or failure in the other areas. We were designed to work as congruent, balanced people. This is how we get to the end of our lives and say, “I won.”

Second, Prioritize
Once you have defined what it is that you would like to achieve in each of these areas, you have to prioritize them and let other, non-important areas drop off the chart. Commit to developing a plan to succeed in a balance of areas. Exercise your will. Choose. Dwight D. Eisenhower said: “The history of free men is written not by chance, but by choice—their choice.”

When we manage our time and schedule, we are simply making choices in regard to our priorities. For most, their priority is to take action on whatever is screaming the loudest at the moment. For those who become winners, they reflect on what they desire to achieve, make a plan and decide to eliminate the rest.

Last, Do It
OK, you have defined winning. You have prioritized your life. Now, the hard part: doing it. This is where we are all alone. We all make this step on our own, but having a written plan is as good a preparation as you can get. Rather than saying that you are going to do this for the rest of your life, take the next week to implement your new balance of winning. If a week sounds too long, just focus on today. Spend some time, be it ever so small, enhancing your life in these areas. Exercise a little. Read for a while to challenge your mind. Deal with your emotions. Spend time in silent contemplation to renew your spirit. Give some time to your spouse and children. Will Rogers said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you won’t get anywhere if you’re standing still.” There has got to be action.

As we do this over time, and balance our lives out, we will begin to finally feel like we are winning at life. That will be exciting, as will the process!

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Dialogue First, Sales Tools Second.

which tools are best

Pertinent questions answered by Mike Oliver

I’ve had a number of people asking my opinion of using sales tools (sending people to meetings, websites, CD’s, 3-way calls) before having a dialogue with potential partners.

Here is my opinion in a nutshell – Sales tools used in this way rarely help people to persuade themselves to change what they are presently doing.

Ask yourself a question, if they did, why would we need salespeople and Distributors? All companies would have to do is mass mail everyone CD’s and so on and wait for the orders to come in.

Unfortunately, most of the “systems” that are still being taught today use sales tools as an “easy out” from learning how to talk with someone. While easy to duplicate, they rarely work for the majority of Distributors, unless they are prepared to deal with a return on investment similar to mail order odds – 1%!

Taking this approach is also emotionally and physically exhausting for most. It takes a lot of time and has a very high personal rejection factor. It can be expensive. And the lack of results combined with the high attrition rate are legendary!

Using sales tools up front is just another form of presenting what a Distributor thinks are the advantages and benefits of the business opportunity or products when in fact it’s just guesswork.

Unless your potential partner can see, hear, feel and then logically decide for themselves reasons for making a change through dialogue, all the sales tools in the world will rarely persuade them.

Those who have a dialogue first and use “appropriate” sales tools second are far more successful in helping and sponsoring people and quickly growing a solid business.

The real value of your sales tools comes into play when you use them to explain and support your proposed solution AFTER you have heard enough to know your potential partner is serious about changing their present situation.

Then your tools will have meaning. This means your potential partners will pay more attention to listening to and reading your information because they now feel involved and have something at stake.

If you would like some concrete examples of how to approach people in the way I suggest, then take a look at my “Power Up Your Dialogue” series of audio programs. In particular, the edition called “Introducing Your Business And Products” will make every conversation an opportunity for you to move your business forward.

Remember, hang your hat on this winning sequence – Dialogue first, sales tools second.

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The Winner’s Circle by Dr. Denis Waitley

Every four years we see those five brilliant, interlocking Olympic rings on flags and in television and billboard advertising globally. The Olympic Games are where the best in the world go for the gold and the few stand, listening to their national anthem, in the coveted winner’s circle. If the five Olympic rings were attitudes of champions in every profession, these five attitudes would be prominent in the mindset of the peak performer:

Paying the Price. Everyone wants to win, but few are willing to invest the time and effort. Paying the price means focusing on developing the skills and training regimen of champions—observation, imitation, repetition and the internalization of knowledge into habits; also, learning why and how to go the extra mile and seeing success as a marathon, not a dash. Champions view failures as temporary inconveniences and learning experiences.

The Olympian Within. Winners believe in their worth in advance of their performance. Most people base their worth on their current status or achievement level, which means that until they are judged successful by society’s standards, they have little to be proud of. Champions believe in their dreams when they have only a dream to hang on to, even in the face of criticism and superior achievements by others.

Non-situational Integrity. Authentic, lasting winners have an uncompromising attitude about self-honesty. They function according to an “integrity triangle,” consisting of three basic questions: (a) Are my beliefs based upon truth? (b) Do my words and actions correspond with truth and honesty? (c) Before I speak or act, do I honestly consider the impact of my decision on other people and the environment?

The “Coachability” Factor. Champions are always open to alternatives to improve their performance. Consistent winners are not the arrogant egotists who dominate the media spotlight. The most successful individuals in the game of life are often the most approachable, most gracious, least judgmental of others and most critical of their own performances, as well as most eager to learn and improve.

Being a Team Player. A team in harmony is synergy in motion, where the whole is greater than the sum of the individual talents. When all assignments are understood, when each takes 100 percent responsibility for the outcome, a quantum leap in performance takes place. Winners learn how to become interdependent—without sacrificing individuality—and how to stand out, while fitting in.

Getting the Dirt on Household Cleaners truth revealed

17 February 2010, 3:30 PM

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Do household cleaners contain ingredients linked to asthma, nerve damage and other health effects? Manufacturers aren’t telling, but Earthjustice attorney Keri Powell may have uncovered the key to their pursed lips.

While investigating a potential legal strategy, Keri found buried in the pages of a book of New York State statutes a long-forgotten law authorizing the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to require household cleaning product manufacturers to disclose their chemical ingredients and information about the health risks they pose. In other words, pay dirt.

State regulations issued in 1976 made these disclosures mandatory. Such laws are practically nonexistent in the United States, and the New York law has been altogether overlooked.

Until now.

Earlier this month, Keri led a group of clients into the New York State Supreme Court for historic arguments over chemical disclosure, a case that could have national ramifications. Consumers and their advocates may finally get a satisfactory answer to that critical opening question, which has vexed them for years.

Some disclosures have already been made as a result of the case. After Keri discovered the law and realized companies had for decades been escaping a legal obligation, several household cleaner manufacturers doing business in New York State were put on notice. Letters we sent to the companies in Sept. 2008 requested that they begin obeying the law within 30 days or risk possible legal action. The letters prompted some companies, including the manufacturer of Simple Green products, to file disclosure reports for the first time.

Even though the law Keri unearthed is state-specific, the household cleaners it regulates are not. Simple Green products sold to consumers in the Empire State are no different from Simple Green products sold anywhere else in the country, so consumers across the United States benefit equally from these disclosures and any further information gained as a result of our litigation.

In Mar. 2009, SC Johnson announced that it too would disclose chemical ingredients rather than face Earthjustice attorneys in court. Concurrently, the company launched a candid website that “offers a detailed look at the ingredients in [SC Johnson’s] products so you can make the right decisions for your home.”

But four companies—Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Church and Dwight, and Reckitt-Bensicker—stonewalled, and thus found themselves a few weeks ago across from Keri and her colleagues in a Manhattan courtroom as defendants in this first-of-its-kind lawsuit. They made it clear that their lips are sealed until authorities pry them open. As Health Campaigner Kathleen Sutcliffe wryly remarked last week, Mr. Clean went to court and pled the fifth.

While this unprecedented legal work unfolds, efforts are being staged on other fronts to change the way toxic chemicals are treated in the United States. A few months ago, I wrote about the urgent need to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, the major U.S. law concerned with keeping the public safe from toxic chemicals in commercial products. We are awaiting introduction of new federal legislation to fix the current broken system. The household cleaners case helps push the national reform effort forward by showing that disclosure of ingredients and health effects is good for consumers and good for business.

But our New York case also demonstrates that much can be done while we wait for federal reform. After all, figuring out what’s in a household cleaner shouldn’t be as hard as finding a decades-old, neglected statute in a book of New York laws. Our hope is that all a consumer will have to do in the future to uncover the ingredients in their spray bottle is look at the label.

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The Top 5 Cities for Clean Energy Jobs, Green Communities

If your City is not listed; why not?  When is a good time to deliberately do something to improve the quality of your environment and support your Community?

When did you say?  Excellent, yes, NOW is a very good time.  If you are not sure how to proceed; leave a comment.  If you have eco.nomics feasibility in your suggestions, please leave a comment.

(C) eco.nomics.edu

As part of a Network leading Communities to green conservation and sustainability, we admit there are other ways we have not even heard of.  Greening Communities has long term residual benefits, namely extending life as we know it.

Why not employ yourself as an Eco Steward and earn while helping your Community Green itself?  You can do this in any City, Town or Community.  Get your City recognized for proactive green initiatives while defending and protecting our environment.

Share your Greening Successes… CSea Perkins

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Photo via Ning

by Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York on 02.19.10

We talk a lot about the growing economic importance of the clean energy sector, the employment opportunities it will provide, etc–hell, so does pretty much everyone these days. But there still seems to be a bit of a perceived disconnect between the concept of clean energy jobs or green jobs and their actual existence: they seem like something that perpetually linger on the horizon, like hydrogen fuel cell cars. But believe you me, clean energy jobs are here right now, and they’re employing people and rejuvenating industry in cities across the US. Which ones? So glad you asked. These are the top 5 . . .

According to a post over at Climate Progress, these 5 cities employ the most people in clean energy sectors, are growing the fastest, and seeing the most investment in green technologies.

And they are, according to CAP:

1. San Francisco
We’ve all long known SF is a leader in cleantech and green policy. From CP:

California leads the nation in clean-energy jobs with roughly 125,000–and San Francisco is a big source for these jobs. The Clean Edge report identifies the Bay Area as the number one metro area for clean technology job activity, and San Francisco recently passed $100 million in revenue bonds to support renewable energy projects. More than 50 percent of the city’s commuters travel on public transportation and 20 big construction projects have recently applied for LEED certification.

2. Boston
Boston may not strike some as the one best places for clean jobs in the nation at first glance. But look closer:

it has the highest concentration of colleges and universities of any metropolitan area in the world. Boston … ranks fourth in the Clean Edge survey of 15 top U.S. metro areas for clean-tech job creation. And two big sources of green construction and engineering jobs in Boston are wind power–it’s the city’s third-largest fuel source–and the fact that new buildings have to be constructed to meet LEED certification standards.

3. Detroit
De-what? Yes, a load of new cleantech investment is transforming the long-blighted urban area. From CP:

Department of Energy green technology grants to fund factories and create green jobs will tap into the Motor City’s skilled automotive workforce to bring hybrid and electric technology to the forefront of the American auto industry. Michigan had already created more than 22,000 clean-tech jobs by 2007, and the new federal grants will make those numbers grow. Automotive companies not based in Detroit have recently opened hubs in the city, and a mechanical engineer working on plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles in Detroit can expect to make $63,600 median pay with a bachelor’s degree

4. Portland
Another green city stalwart, this one’s not exactly a surprise.

with more than 20,000 clean-energy jobs created in 2007 alone–the most in the nation–it’s clear that sustainable Portland is the place to be. The city gets half of its power from renewable energy sources, 35 percent of its buildings have been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, and a quarter of the workforce commutes to work by bike, carpool, or public transportation. The city’s $50 million “Grey to Green” initiative, which began in July 2008, aims to add 43 acres of ecoroofs, plant 33,000 yard trees and 50,000 street trees, and restore native vegetation while halting the spread of invasive plants to better manage stormwater–all of which will help create a green-collar workforce for Portland’s already green economy.

5. New York City
In a city where 80% of people take public transit, there should be ample opportunities for clean jobs. And indeed, it’s the case. Green jobs programs like

“Growing Green Collar Jobs,” a collaboration between 50 community, labor, and private sector groups in New York City, supports organizations such as Sustainable South Bronx, which has worked since 2001 to move South Bronx residents from welfare to green-collar jobs through education, outreach, and programs like “Greening the Ghetto.”

And Mayor Bloomberg has launched over 100 initiatives designed to increase efficiency, including a program to retrofit the city’s older buildings.

Read the full report on the top 5 cities for clean energy jobs over at Climate Progress.

How To Partner With LinkedIn Group Owners To Spread The Word About Your Business For Free

Today I am pleased to share the answers to a commonly asked question HOW DO I MARKET MYSELF OR MY BUSINESS?  Not my answers, full credit goes to a Partner I have followed on LinkedIn. Larry Beacham.  I confidently endorse Larry’s observations and methods through experience providing green jobs / income to many through LinkedIn Groups! His advice is strong, after all he’s been there, done that and proves that giving a bit more value is well worth the investment… CSea Perkins

Larry Beacham

One of the most well kept secrets to spreading the word about your business it to partner with owners of popular groups on LinkedIn.

Now, in order to do this effectively, you can’t just push your company or product. You must prepare in advance some sort of valuable offering that would benefit the group even if they never look at your opportunity.

The power of this approach is simple; when people see your value, it is human nature to want to learn more about you. Therefore, directly promoting your opportunity is unnecessary.

It’s like tossing a piece of meat outside to a stray cat. If you’ve ever done that before, then you know it’s extremely difficult to get that cat to stop coming back. Actually, if you do it enough times, it will even bring back more cats!

Do you see the power of that concept? In the same way, you want to “feed the cats” that belong to a particular group.

So, what do you feed them? An easy one would be training on how to get leads on LinkedIn. You could title it something like, “The 2010 Updated List Of Strategies For LinkedIn Lead Generation.”

Now that you have your value-based offering in place, contact the owner of the group you want to target and present yourself to them as an expert on the subject and ask them to partner with you on the project.

If willing, they can send out a broadcast message endorsing the webinar event, and it will get a large response because it’s coming from the owner, not one of its members.

It would even be worth it to offer them some sort of compensation for the opportunity. Remember: this is an entirely new audience to expose yourself to, so don’t be afraid to invest.

I would suggest that the group be fairly large to make it worth it, so look for a group that’s at least 1000 members. Also, take a look to see how active the members are with discussion topics and other contributions to the group. The last thing you want to do is waste time in a “dead” group.

Finally, don’t be shy about getting with multiple group owners. The more exposure that you have, the better.

God bless.

Larry Beacham
“The Stonecold Millionaire”
http://www.MyProductIsMoney.com
614-516-9906

80 / 20 Rules in most areas of work or play

Are you raising your hand every day?

Some standards rarely waver over decades and the 80 / 20 Rule still Rules.

Albeit variance in some areas of the economy where 97% of the wealth comes from 3% of the population.  How do they get there?  Chew on that a bit but we are not covering it here.  You may see your life more as a 90 / 10 differential due to the changes in the economy; you may not.

The 80 / 20 principles exist in finance, talkers vs. walkers, lack of follow-up vs always being ahead of the game.  It exists in virtually every profession.  Be it 10 Fire’persons’, 2 will outdo the performances instinctively over the other 8.  You will agree in major or minor sports that 20% of the teams out perform the other 80% in stats.

Most people, about 80%, would rather speak about themselves whiles the other 20% prefer to listen.  As a result, the 20% will earn more respect and more income.

Are you an 80%er or a 20%er?

Something found me; actually, revisited me after about 20 years and I was able to view it with a totally different perspective.

It is a business where I share in the profits when helping others to save money and become green in the process.  Most importantly, something the 80% can do (they are already are but don’t know it) and that is extremely important with such a high unemployment rate.

If we share a common appreciation for this principle, adopting the solutions more people agree with creates strength in living a more conservative, yet better quality of life. Let us slow down, get a real perspective and explore how exciting change in our habits, thoughts, words and actions will be.

This is not to say the 20% should sit back; rather they should continue to lead through example cheering the 80’s on.

If you are in a position to help others create income, confidence, independence and balance in their life; wouldn’t you too be happier?

Share your examples in life where the 80 / 20 rule applies.

Anxious for input from the many WAHM’s out there!

CSea Perkins

“Some Will, Some Won’t, So What, Next!” So What?

photo credit Mary Taffe

Become enlightened by this week’s Oliver’s Twist by Mike!

Do you use the expression “Some will, some won’t, so what!”?

If you do, as you say the words, how do you intuitively feel? What does your “gut” say to you?

Do you feel comfortable because it’s really your truth, or do you have a feeling of discomfort that you’ve adopted someone else’s truth or industry language that doesn’t resonate with you?

Personally I’ve never cared for the expression. For me it smacks too much of ego, bravado and the negative interpretation of – “posturing”.

No matter how it’s said… (try saying it with love and then say it while pounding your chest like Neanderthal man!) … it just doesn’t feel aligned with the rhythm of life. Saying “So what” implies a lack of caring and I think that most of us do care.

As many of you know, I’m a student of words as they convey powerful messages that are both hidden and direct. I believe we must be careful of the words we use as they all start with a thought. People will tune into your thoughts and intentions via the words you use. Whether you know it or not, your words ultimately give you away. You can’t escape it!

In chapter 11 of my book, “How To Sell Network Marketing Without Fear, Anxiety Or Losing Your Friends!” I talk more about how your thinking is reflected in the words you say.

A Buddhist monk once explained to me that, in the Buddhist tradition, everything begins with a feeling or a thought. So it’s important to…

  • Watch your thoughts: They become your words.
  • Watch your words: They become your actions.
  • Watch your actions: They become your habits.
  • Watch your habits: They become your character.
  • Watch your character: It becomes your destiny.

Similarly, using words or expressions like “Some will, some won’t, so what!” have the subtle impact that is not going to be helpful in building your business and the future that you desire.

So, instead of ending with “So what”… how about… “Some will, some won’t, and that’s OK”?

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Buyers beware brain-, green- and white-washing

green in color only, where is the eco value?

You may be laughing at the title or scratching your head to figure out what I mean.  Simply put, a warning sign to prevent you from being taken by a ‘green message without substance or value, lacking green eco qualification’.  aka green washing!

Since day 1, someone has been brainwashing us.  Some call it conditioning, learning or growing.  It is, in fact, the foundations to our learning received in the first 5 years of our existence that dictate our future.  We need to take and keep control of our values to avoid much of this ‘washing’ from clouding our judgment.

Green, the verb, is good. However, like any country in the world, there are people capitalizing on a term / fad without integrity or proof.

We either give the benefit of the doubt and trust or we don’t.  Erring on the side of caution is smart; it means you are actually doing the eco.nomics, making wise decisions (eco friendly and finance friendly).

Travel back in time, put up your guard, put some research into your decision, then forge ahead.  Retain control of your decisions.

Don’t allow the advertising to make up your mind; inspect what you expect out of the product and / or service prior to taking it on.

Example:  Green this and green that should have an eco friendly purpose attached to it and proof to back it up.

We should all take several steps back and give a bit more thought to our decisions to insure they last longer without incidence.  Green is good when it protects, defends and conserves the environment.

  • Did you leave the water running when brushing your teeth this morning?
  • Did you leave the car running to warm up prior to getting in and taking the journey?
  • Did you turn off the power strips to conserve energy before you left the house?
  • Did you take your own cup to the coffee shop or gain trash?

Give your actions due thought and ask yourself what you can do to conserve today.

Have an attitude of gratitude, proudly become more green and lead by example.

CSea Perkins

7 Sites that can help you explode your internet footprint?

Andrew Turnbull and CSea agree, great ways to jump start your exposure, be seen and heard!  Twitter value is very debatable; yet a vehicle to get your site to thousands instantly.

CEO at www.nt3.com.au – Digital Resume Database  (global presence)

7 Sites that can help you explode your internet footprint?

Right, the time has come to get down to business 🙂

I would like to share with you, some strategies in using free “Social Media” that have consistently worked for me and believe me, I am no “computer expert”.

I want to hear your take on what has worked for you also!

If you are like me, you probably stumbled through setting up your social media footprint, making mistakes and learning along the way by reading blogs and nicking ideas from other, more established social media gurus….

I have spent the past 3 years, desperately trying to keep pace with the newest latest trends as I knew it would be important…then I realized…it’s all about sticking to and building up what works!

Here are 7 Must have Social Media footprints that it is worth spending time on for your business or personal interest.

The 7 Below are all free….

1) Twitter – http://www.twitter.com – Create a twitter account, and share all your blog posts, quotes, education, sales, special products, special concerns about the environment, other natural solutions, etc.  A great way to generate traffic to your main site.  Do Not waste time on this.  Use a free traffic generator http://TweetSpinner.com after creating your twitter account.

1.1) Bloghttp://WordPress.com offers a phenomenal free Application for this.   Check out http://BioHonor.com (subscribe) then click on other blogs for ideas of how you wish to design your WEB PRESENCE for FREE.

2) Use the “Share tab linking your services to 225 of the world’s most popular social media. You will find share tabs on my Ning Blog and on my website http://www.nt3.com.au – Try sharing something from here with your networks to see how it works. “

http://yoono.com (a type of SHARE allows you to post to some or all of your sites at one time)

3) NINGhttp://www.ning.com http://GoGreenDaytona.ning.com is another example created in a couple hours.

I could kiss the people at Ning. They developed a free, open source tool that allows you to build your own Social Network. I have actually used it as my Blog Page. Almost every trick I have learned so far can be found and incorporated into my blog. Ning is a must have if you want to build a community around a product or a group.
Check out my Ning page here – http://nt3-digital-cv.ning.com/
4) Go Animate – http://www.goanimate.com

If you have been looking for a way to create a video that is a bit different, then you might like to check out Go Animate. I have created several business clips explaining our new jobsite and how it works videos using Go Animate.

Its just brilliant and it’s good fun. It is fairly straight forward but, It takes some time to get used to, because you are only limited by your imagination. You get a viral link to your video and you can create as many as you like. – It’s also at the right price (Free) Check mine out as an example…

You can download the Animation free, but they usually put advertising at the start of the clip…which I didn’t want for business…so I downloaded the clips to store on my computer.

You can pay $10.00US to get the download then upload your animation to YouTube like I did http://www.nt3.com.au/recruitment-training-australia/jobseeker-videos.php

5) Facebook Business Pages

It is definitely worthwhile setting up a Facebook page for your business. It’s a great place to link your blogs and give people an easy option to share your content with friends and networks. Here is an example of mine ( It’s only fairly New) http://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwnt3comau/20782954746

http://groups.to/eco.nomics/ is an example Group Business on Facebook

6) Set up your own YouTube Channel
This was fairly easy once I got my head around it. If you can build a LinkedIn profile, you can build a YouTube channel. See mine here http://YouTube.com/CSeaPerkins :

7) Obviously – LinkedIn. http://LinkedIn.com/in/2csea
It is worthwhile re-visiting your LinkedIn profile and adding in some Applications. I added Box.net and I keep company sales documents and e-books in there. They get downloaded at least twice a week if not more.

BONUS:  Have yourself a http://www.bit.ly bookmark to shorten the long URL’s that you wish to share with others.

The most effective way to invite people to a new site or communicate online is using a short impactful video.  It is taking the internet like a storm and creating excellent results.  http://bit.ly/CSeaWowWe click on products for details.  Automated generation, unlimited vMail sends and tracking.

I have heaps more that I play with, but these 7 are some interesting sites that I have found to help me grow my business.

It would be great to hear about everyone’s experiences and what works!

Best Regards

Andrew Turnbull
CEO – www.nt3.com.au
nt3 Digital Resume Database

How it works Videos – http://bit.ly/4uCu3D

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

As read in Seeds of Success … Social media is transforming how people do business and make connections. But experts say social media has to be planned out and executed well to be successful.

Be passionate.
“Passion always beats skill. Realize that it’s the passion in your subject matter that will engage,” says Gary Vaynerchuk, an entrepreneur and social media devotee whose video blog is called Wine Library TV.

“It’s hard to convey passion in 140 characters on Twitter,” says Jeffrey Hayzlett, chief marketing officer for Kodak. “But if you are consistent, people begin to see that you are deep, not shallow. That’s what small businesses have to do as well.”

Be real.
“Authenticity and transparency are critical in social media,” says Mari Smith, president of the International Social Media Association. For example, she says the robust culture that successful online entrepreneur Tony Hsieh has developed at Zappos includes the following Twitter training message for employees, who each have their own Twitter accounts: Be authentic and use your best judgment.

Forget the old hard sales pitch.
“Nobody on the Web wants to hear it, and people will tune you out,” Vaynerchuk says. “Listen; don’t pitch. If you’re selling flowers and are chatting about them to a potential client, instead of saying, ‘Hey, buy my flowers,’ listen to one of those looking for advice about a specific flower and help her out. Your knowledge and honesty are what will give you an audience.”

Don’t overthink.
“People just want you to communicate with them. They’re not necessarily obsessed with grammar or sentence structure,” Vaynerchuk says.

Read more expert tips about using social media.

Nine Things More Important than Capital

by Jim Rohn (RIP)

When starting any enterprise or business, whether it is full-time or part-time, we all know the value of having plenty of capital (money). But I bet we both know or at least have heard of people who started with no capital who went on to make fortunes. How? You may ask.

Well, I believe there are actually some things that are more valuable than capital that can lead to your entrepreneurial success. Let me give you the list.

1. Time
Time is more valuable than capital. The time you set aside not to be wasted, not to be given away. Time you set aside to be invested in an enterprise that brings value to the marketplace with the hope of making a profit. Now we have capital time.

How valuable is time? Time properly invested is worth a fortune. Time wasted can be devastation. Time invested can perform miracles, so you invest your time.

2. Desperation
I have a friend, Lydia, whose first major investment in her new enterprise was desperation. She said, “My kids are hungry, I’ve gotta make this work. If this doesn’t work, what will I do?” So she invested $1 in her enterprise selling a product she believed in. The $1 was to buy a few flyers so she could make a sale at retail, collect the money and then buy the product wholesale to deliver back to the customer.

My friend Bill Bailey went to Chicago as a teenager after he got out of high school. And the first job he got was as a night janitor. Someone said, “Bill, why would you settle for night janitor?” He said, “Malnutrition.” You work at whatever you can possibly get when you get hungry. You go to work somewhere—night janitor, it doesn’t matter where it is. Years later now, Bill is a recipient of the Horatio Alger award, rich and powerful and one of the great examples of lifestyle that I know. But, his first job—night janitor. Desperation can be a powerful incentive. When you say, “I must.”

3. Determination
Determination says I will. First Lydia said, “I must find a customer.” Desperation. Second, she said, “I will find someone before this first day is over.” Sure enough, she found someone. She said, “If it works once, it will work again.” But then the next person said, “No.” Now what must you invest?

4. Courage
Courage is more valuable than capital. If you’ve only got $1 and a lot of courage, I’m telling you, you’ve got a good future ahead of you. Courage in spite of the circumstances. Humans can do the most incredible things no matter what happens. Haven’t we heard the stories? There are some recent ones from Kosovo that are some of the most classic, unbelievable stories of being in the depths of hell and finally making it out. It’s humans. You can’t sell humans short. Courage in spite of, not because of, but in spite of. Now once Lydia has made 3 or 4 sales and gotten going, here’s what now takes over.

5. Ambition
“Wow! If I can sell 3, I can sell 33. If I can sell 33, I can sell 103.” Wow. Lydia is now dazzled by her own dreams of the future.

6. Faith
Now she begins to believe she’s got a good product. This is probably a good company. And she then starts to believe in herself. Lydia, single mother, 2 kids, no job. “My gosh, I’m going to pull it off!” Her self-esteem starts to soar. These are investments that are unmatched. Money can’t touch it. What if you had a million dollars and no faith? You’d be poor. You wouldn’t be rich. Now here is the next one, the reason why she’s a millionaire today.

7. Ingenuity
Putting your brains to work. Probably up until now, you’ve put about 1/10 of your brainpower to work. What if you employed the other 9/10? You can’t believe what can happen. Humans can come up with the most intriguing things to do. Ingenuity. What’s ingenuity worth? A fortune. It is more valuable than money. All you need is a $1 and plenty of ingenuity. Figuring out a way to make it work, make it work, make it work.

8. Heart and Soul
What is a substitute for heart and soul? It’s not money. Money can’t buy heart and soul. Heart and soul is more valuable than a million dollars. A million dollars without heart and soul, you have no life. You are ineffective. But, heart and soul is like the unseen magic that moves people, moves people to buy, moves people to make decisions, moves people to act, moves people to respond.

9. Personality
You’ve just got to spruce up and sharpen up your own personality. You’ve got plenty of personality. Just get it developed to where it is effective every day, effective no matter who you talk to, whether it is a child or whether it is a business person, whether it is a rich person or a poor person. A unique personality that is at home anywhere. One of my mentors, Bill Bailey, taught me, “You’ve got to learn to be just as comfortable, Mr. Rohn, whether it is in a little shack in Kentucky having a beer and watching the fights with Winfred, my old friend or in a Georgian mansion in Washington, DC as the Senator’s guest.” Move with ease whether it is with the rich or whether it is with the poor. And it makes no difference to you who is rich or who is poor. A chance to have a unique relationship with whomever. The kind of personality that’s comfortable. The kind of personality that’s not bent out of shape.

And lastly, let’s not forget charisma and sophistication. Charisma with a touch of humility. This entire list is more valuable than money. With one dollar and the list I just gave you, the world is yours. It belongs to you, whatever piece of it you desire whatever development you wish for your life. I’ve given you the secret. Capital. The kind of capital that is more valuable than money and that can secure your future and fortune. Remember that you lack not the resources.

Olympic Excellence and Examples to live by

Being at the Olympics is reaching the summit of Excellence and Achievement. The fortitude, desire, ambition, drive and selfless perseverance are only a few requirements to become this good.

Sending out GRATITUDE to all that have endured the rigid, consistent workouts and training over the years just to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Washington, USA.

I know I can only imagine how stressful it was on the family’s, their finances, their time, their motivation and support.  I’m in awe over it and simply have to think of this any time I may not be achieving my mission as planned.

Thank you to our Olympic Global Competitors and the example you set for us all… CSea Perkins

Recharging Your Relationships

by Expert Coach Chris Widener

Great colors to recharge, anyone know what it is a photo of?

Now you may ask why I would write an article about developing better relationships. The reason is because I believe that those who are in a relationship will be significantly and directly affected in all areas of their life by how that relationship is going, and how healthy that relationship is.

Relationships vary, basics support all.

Research has proven that those who are happy at home are more productive and less stressful at work. Developing a better relationship with your mate can help you develop a better life and a better business! Here are some thoughts to chew on for developing a strong and healthy relationship with your mate.

Listen. Communication is the key to a lasting relationship and listening is the key to communicating. Too often when we are quiet we are not listening, but waiting to speak. Instead of listening to what our mate is saying, and intently trying to understand them, very often we are making mental notes of what we would like to say in response. This is particularly true for us males. We often are trying to find the weakness in our mate’s argument, rather than really listening to the words that they’re saying and the manner in which they’re saying it. Why not take some time this week trying to internalize and understand your mate’s words and feelings?

Schedule a regular time to go out or spend time together. With today’s busy lifestyles, it is too easy to put our relationships on the backburner and take them for granted. While we might have every intention of spending regular time with our mate, we often find ourselves driven by a schedule that has us running in every direction and leaving us little time for our most important relationships. Work gets in the way. The kids get in the way. Our hobbies get in the way. We need to realize the value in the importance of that relationship with our mate and its effect on our total life. Then we need to make spending time with our mate a major priority by scheduling a specific time at least each week to get alone together, talk, and simply renew our relationship. Be sure to set some time aside each week to rediscover each other and enjoy your time together. Pencil it into your schedule and don’t give up that spot. In fact, it is probably best if you and your mate sit down and decide what night will work each and every week, then put it into your daytimer. If someone asks you if you’re available at that time, you tell them you already have an appointment. In the long run, that time that you spend with your mate will help you to become more of a success than you could ever mention.

Consider your mate’s interests more important than your own. When each person has decided to give of themselves to the other, you form a reciprocating relationship of love, concern, and devotion. When you come to a place where you disagree or where the two of you have differing opinions, try to get to the point where you can consider what your mate likes as more important than what you would like to do. The simple decision to do this goes a long way toward developing a healthy relationship!

Learn your mate’s love language. There is a lot of talk recently of love languages. What this is, is that each individual has certain ways they receive love from other people. Some people like to have time spent with them. Others like gifts, small or large. Still others respond best to personal touch. And others appreciate verbal affirmation. Our tendency is to show love the way that we like to receive love, but what will recharge our relationship fastest is to find out what way our mate likes to receive affirmations of our love. The next time you get a chance to speak to your mate, ask which of the above ways they like best to receive your demonstration of love. Then make a conscious effort to begin showing your love in that manner.

Do the small things you did when you first fell in love with your mate. Do remember when you were first in love? Remember the small things you did to show your love? But as time went along, you probably began to get weighed down with simply living life and forgot the small things that made the difference in the beginning. Things like a phone call in the middle of the day just to talk or say “I love you,” an appreciative note, flowers, gifts, and opening doors. Recharge your relationship by consciously going back and doing the small things that you did when your love first began to grow.

Forgive. I’ve done a lot of work with couples having troubles, and one of the most common elements I find that is working against the development of their relationship is that they are holding something against the other and they aren’t willing to forgive. The fact is that your mate is going to fail you from time to time. We need to understand that. What we do when we get to that point however, is what will make all the difference in the world. In a relationship that is going to last, the people involved are committed to forgiving one another. Those whose relationships last longest, and will be the healthiest, are those who are committed to forgiveness.

I hope these thoughts are helpful to you in recharging your love relationship. I truly believe that if we will put these principles into practice we will see our relationships grow in ways they never have before, and that in turn will make our whole life better.

7 Frightening Signs Harmful Chemicals

Get your head out of the clouds and back to reality.

Harmful toxic chemicals are seriously impacting your immune system.

One very safe and highly recommended alternative for the past 25 years is http://optimum.nontoxichomes.info

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by Christine Lepisto, Berlin on 2.11.10


Image: Capture Queen

Moisturizing cleanser. Gorgeous hair — voluminous or silky, curly or straight, maybe even colored; a little primping with product to get it just right. Cover up that bit of a blemish. A delicate scent. If you are of the female persuasion, add on shiny eyes, glossy lips, a bit of a blush. Ready to conquer the world!

On average, people expose themselves to a cocktail of 130 chemicals every day, many of them in the products that constitute our beauty regimes. Even if you stick strictly to natural products, you are still exposed to powerful plant-derived chemicals that nature never intended for use in soaps, shampoos, or shadow. Here are seven signs that might indicate your beauty regime is beastly.

1. Pimples

Image: Squeezing only makes them angrier, by slopjop

Comedogenic. Sounds like someone good at making you laugh, doesn’t it? Unbelievably, this fancy medical word means acne-causing. And chemicals in your beauty products may be comedogenic.

What??! The products I am using to hide a little blemish are causing more of them? It’s true. You would be surprised at the ingredients which rank as highly comedogenic. Natural ingredients like algal extracts, cocoa butter, or wheat germ oil are examples. And, of course, the stuff with the scary chemical names like butyl stearate, PEG 75 lanolin, and sodium lauryl sulfate make the list too.

Bottom line: if you think you have too many zits, use a natural acne treatment or look for products labeled non-comedogenic. Or Google full lists of comedogenic ingredients to avoid.

2. Allergic Reaction

Image: Allergy Patch Test, by ejhogbin

Here are a few beauty statistics to think about:

  • Skin allergies are the second most common allergic reactions, after rhinitis (the snuffly, sneezy allergies).
  • Atopic dermatitis — often allergy related — is one of the most common skin diseases, with prevalence between 9 and 30 percent.
  • Americans make 7 million visits per year to discuss skin conditions with their health care provider.

Allergic rashes rarely occur the first time you use a product. The chemicals that cause allergic rashes are called “sensitizers” because a person has to become sensitized before the allergic effect is seen. Because of this delay, sufferers often have to submit to annoying “patch testing” (image) in which small dots of various chemicals are taped to the skin for a period of time. Fragrances and preservatives are common culprits. Then: good luck finding the causative agents on product labels so you can avoid them. Sites like EWG’s Skin Deep can help you avoid becoming sensitized to begin with, or avoid trigger products if it’s too late.

3. Irritation

Image: Irritated Eye, by titanas

Chemicals commonly cause irritation, which is simply redness, swelling and pain that occurs on contact. Toxicologists rank the degree of irritation by measuring how long contact is required to induce swelling, judging the severity of effects (for example how much corneal opacity or iritis or redness occurs), and watching how long it takes before the situation returns to normal. Unlike allergic reactions, irritation tends to be relatively consistent for all people. Therefore, beauty product manufacturers are careful to avoid using irritants in their products which have uses likely to trigger irritation. But if some shampoo leaks into the corner of your eye, you will soon know if irritants are in the mix. The best thing is to rinse an irritated spot with water for as long as you have the patience (15 minutes is recommended by experts) and avoid rubbing.

4. The Mice Got Sick

Image: Mouse, by Denn

Even if your beauty product claims “animal testing-free”, the ingredients have most likely been tested. Come on now, do you really think it would be responsible for a company to sell stuff for us to put on our skin if it is not believed to be safe? But here is a dirty secret: Quite often, only the target information is really used.

For example, if a chemical is tested as an irritant, observations that the test animals acted drowsy or suffered enlarged livers, may be neglected, buried in wordy and complex reports, or far too expensive to follow up on. Luckily, this is changing, as more companies realize their responsibilities in the matter. And companies like Wal-mart are leading the charge to get that information into the hands of consumers in a usable form, such as a Green Index.

5. Dizziness

Image: Dizzy, by Alasis

That nail polish remover going straight to your head? Dizziness is your brain’s way of telling you that toxins are attacking. At least it provides some warning signal: Those chemicals that are entering your bloodstream may not stop at making your head spin. Chemicals like acetone, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, or ethyl acetate in your nail care regime can cause cancer or birth defects. Anything that makes you dizzy will have to be sorted out by your liver and kidneys, potentially doing damage there as well.

6. Blood, Sweat and Tears

Image: Blood Test, by Thirteen of Clubs

Chemicals in your blood, sweat and tears, that is. Did you know that the average woman will swallow 4 pounds of lipstick in a lifetime? That means levels of lead found in an FDA study of lipsticks could contribute over 10 percent of the lead needed to take you over the CDC level of concern (there is no “safe” level).

Our skin absorbs many of the chemicals we put on it: Again, consider that cocktail of 130 chemicals in a typical beauty regime. Chemicals that can cause neurotoxicity, cancer, birth defects, liver or kidney diseases, or immune effects. Unfortunately, unless you participate in special studies or your doctor has grounds to believe chemical exposure is contributing to an illness, it is unlikely you will know what chemicals lurk in your body already. But you can check out the studies online showing chemicals found in people.

7. Feeling Fine

Image: Feeling Fine, by Pumpkincat

What is frightening about feeling fine? How quickly it can end! The problem: Feeling fine is the main side effect of harmful chemicals in your beauty regime. Those chemicals are selected by formulators because they make your skin supple, your hair lush, and your eyes shine. The risks they carry with them won’t make themselves known for years, or even decades. By the time the doctor mentions the big “C” or you struggle through fertility clinics listening to the tick-tock of the reproductive clock, it is too late.

What can you do? Minimize your exposures: Which is more important, your hair color or your health? After all, beauty comes from within.

More on Frightening Chemicals in Beauty Products
Why Is There Still an Endocrine Disruptor In My Toothpaste?
There’s A Frog Disruptor In My Soap
Beyond Parabens: 7 Common Cosmetics Ingredients You Need to Avoid
Lipstick, Shampoo, Nail Polish – How Toxic is OK?
“The Toxic 12” Beauty Ingredients

How to Make Your Beauty Regime Less Frightening
How to Go Green: Natural Skin Care
REACH for Greener Chemistry
How to Avoid Toxins in Your Sunscreen
Quiz: Are You a Green Beauty?

by Christine Lepisto, Berlin http://www.treehugger.com/images_site/feed-icon-10x10.pngon 02.11.10

Frightening chemicals in beauty regime photo
Image: Capture Queen

Moisturizing cleanser. Gorgeous hair — voluminous or silky, curly or straight, maybe even colored; a little primping with product to get it just right. Cover up that bit of a blemish. A delicate scent. If you are of the female persuasion, add on shiny eyes, glossy lips, a bit of a blush. Ready to conquer the world!

On average, people expose themselves to a cocktail of 130 chemicals every day, many of them in the products that constitute our beauty regimes. Even if you stick strictly to natural products, you are still exposed to powerful plant-derived chemicals that nature never intended for use in soaps, shampoos, or shadow. Here are seven signs that might indicate your beauty regime is beastly.

1. Pimples

Beauty problems cosmetics pimples photoImage: Squeezing only makes them angrier, by slopjop

Comedogenic. Sounds like someone good at making you laugh, doesn’t it? Unbelievably, this fancy medical word means acne-causing. And chemicals in your beauty products may be comedogenic.

What??! The products I am using to hide a little blemish are causing more of them? It’s true. You would be surprised at the ingredients which rank as highly comedogenic. Natural ingredients like algal extracts, cocoa butter, or wheat germ oil are examples. And, of course, the stuff with the scary chemical names like butyl stearate, PEG 75 lanolin, and sodium lauryl sulfate make the list too.

Bottom line: if you think you have too many zits, use a natural acne treatment or look for products labeled non-comedogenic. Or Google full lists of comedogenic ingredients to avoid.

2. Allergic Reaction

Beauty problems rash photoImage: Allergy Patch Test, by ejhogbin

Here are a few beauty statistics to think about:

  • Skin allergies are the second most common allergic reactions, after rhinitis (the snuffly, sneezy allergies).
  • Atopic dermatitis — often allergy related — is one of the most common skin diseases, with prevalence between 9 and 30 percent.
  • Americans make 7 million visits per year to discuss skin conditions with their health care provider.

Allergic rashes rarely occur the first time you use a product. The chemicals that cause allergic rashes are called “sensitizers” because a person has to become sensitized before the allergic effect is seen. Because of this delay, sufferers often have to submit to annoying “patch testing” (image) in which small dots of various chemicals are taped to the skin for a period of time. Fragrances and preservatives are common culprits. Then: good luck finding the causative agents on product labels so you can avoid them. Sites like EWG’s Skin Deep can help you avoid becoming sensitized to begin with, or avoid trigger products if it’s too late.

3. Irritation

Beauty problems irritation photoImage: Irritated Eye, by titanas

Chemicals commonly cause irritation, which is simply redness, swelling and pain that occurs on contact. Toxicologists rank the degree of irritation by measuring how long contact is required to induce swelling, judging the severity of effects (for example how much corneal opacity or iritis or redness occurs), and watching how long it takes before the situation returns to normal. Unlike allergic reactions, irritation tends to be relatively consistent for all people. Therefore, beauty product manufacturers are careful to avoid using irritants in their products which have uses likely to trigger irritation. But if some shampoo leaks into the corner of your eye, you will soon know if irritants are in the mix. The best thing is to rinse an irritated spot with water for as long as you have the patience (15 minutes is recommended by experts) and avoid rubbing.

4. The Mice Got Sick

Beauty problems mouse mice sick photoImage: Mouse, by Denn

Even if your beauty product claims “animal testing-free”, the ingredients have most likely been tested. Come on now, do you really think it would be responsible for a company to sell stuff for us to put on our skin if it is not believed to be safe? But here is a dirty secret: Quite often, only the target information is really used.

For example, if a chemical is tested as an irritant, observations that the test animals acted drowsy or suffered enlarged livers, may be neglected, buried in wordy and complex reports, or far too expensive to follow up on. Luckily, this is changing, as more companies realize their responsibilities in the matter. And companies like Wal-mart are leading the charge to get that information into the hands of consumers in a usable form, such as a Green Index.

5. Dizziness

Beauty problems like cosmetics which make you dizzy photoImage: Dizzy, by Alasis

That nail polish remover going straight to your head? Dizziness is your brain’s way of telling you that toxins are attacking. At least it provides some warning signal: Those chemicals that are entering your bloodstream may not stop at making your head spin. Chemicals like acetone, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, or ethyl acetate in your nail care regime can cause cancer or birth defects. Anything that makes you dizzy will have to be sorted out by your liver and kidneys, potentially doing damage there as well.

6. Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Beauty problems like chemicals in your blood photoImage: Blood Test, by Thirteen of Clubs

Chemicals in your blood, sweat and tears, that is. Did you know that the average woman will swallow 4 pounds of lipstick in a lifetime? That means levels of lead found in an FDA study of lipsticks could contribute over 10 percent of the lead needed to take you over the CDC level of concern (there is no “safe” level).

Our skin absorbs many of the chemicals we put on it: Again, consider that cocktail of 130 chemicals in a typical beauty regime. Chemicals that can cause neurotoxicity, cancer, birth defects, liver or kidney diseases, or immune effects. Unfortunately, unless you participate in special studies or your doctor has grounds to believe chemical exposure is contributing to an illness, it is unlikely you will know what chemicals lurk in your body already. But you can check out the studies online showing chemicals found in people.

7. Feeling Fine

Beauty problems may lurk even when you are feeling fine photoImage: Feeling Fine, by Pumpkincat

What is frightening about feeling fine? How quickly it can end! The problem: Feeling fine is the main side effect of harmful chemicals in your beauty regime. Those chemicals are selected by formulators because they make your skin supple, your hair lush, and your eyes shine. The risks they carry with them won’t make themselves known for years, or even decades. By the time the doctor mentions the big “C” or you struggle through fertility clinics listening to the tick-tock of the reproductive clock, it is too late.

What can you do? Minimize your exposures: Which is more important, your hair color or your health? After all, beauty comes from within.

More on Frightening Chemicals in Beauty Products
Why Is There Still an Endocrine Disruptor In My Toothpaste?
There’s A Frog Disruptor In My Soap
Beyond Parabens: 7 Common Cosmetics Ingredients You Need to Avoid
Lipstick, Shampoo, Nail Polish – How Toxic is OK?
“The Toxic 12” Beauty Ingredients

How to Make Your Beauty Regime Less Frightening
How to Go Green: Natural Skin Care
REACH for Greener Chemistry
How to Avoid Toxins in Your Sunscreen
Quiz: Are You a Green Beauty?

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