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Hurricane Sandy and Your Business

29 Oct

Hurricane Sandy and Your Business.

Here in New York and in a few other states we have had a tremendous issue named Sandy. Fema, National Guard- everyone is on alert. As I type this my lights are flickering repeatedly. However I’m not scared. Nervous, yeah a bit. But I’m ready. I’ve planned and prepared. So before I lose track, or lose electricity I’m going to bang this one out for my devoted readers. Thanks for the feedback and the belief in my body of work.

-Be Prepared.
As soon as I heard we were off from work Monday it hit home. This is real. I filled every plausible receptacle in my home with clean water. Then I text messaged everyone I knew that would be affected by schools closing in our borough. Always look out for others. After that I moved my car to a spot 80 feet from my main point of egress and away from trees simultaneously. This reduced risk and eases escape if necessary. I also bought much more water and food. I had a good stash but wanted extra. I even bought comfort food and M&Ms. Even my cats were prepared. Our Go-bag was packed with everything except paperwork. So we lost points there but were ready to see and fight and escape to high ground as needed. Heck I even cooked a lot of rice- not sure its durable quality, but it made me feel safe.
The lesson here is I made a few mistakes and should have had it all ready before hand. But I made up time in a rush and my family was ready for a few days of struggle. And in your business its the same as in life.
Are you ready? Are you prepared? Are you incorporated to shield yourself from loss?
Do you have business insurance as well?
Have you prepared for tragedy as well as competition? Do you know your odds and your methods to have sustainable income?
Do you have a mentor to walk you through these steps and others? Someone to pat you on your back or kick you in your rump.
Get prepared. If you are. Supplement what you have done.

-Don’t Let Fear Dominate.
People said flooding and waves. Yikes.
They said 200 mph winds and trees through windows. Yikes. And while this may occur for some, we are doing well here. Mayor Bloomberg dropped the ball a few years ago in a major snow storm and this time he took no chances. And while I applaud his efforts- I wasn’t scared either time. I was ready.
People will let fear dominate them. It will consume their minds and hearts. First it will stop them by freezing their actions. And after awhile it becomes a known excuse and a regular one.
Don’t be that guy. Fear is an animal but fear can destroy you or build you up (search my blog for the term Fear). Be strong. Be ready and fear becomes an ally not a demon.

How you prepared for this storm is indicative of how well prepared you are for this business.
So let’s see how I racked up:
I had go-bags but not my paperwork.
I had food and upwards of 6 gallons of water for consumption and cleanliness. I think this was about 2 to 3 days not counting the juices and teas in my home. I had food canned and uncanned and cooked more. I also bought more food to supplement. However I lacked transport quality containers. My plan was based on my car. I did move that though. I had crank flashlights and survival knives and tools. A compass candles galore- the works. But I lacked a secondary power source. Get that folks. We all need a crank or generator.
A huge plus is that I had no fear and had many of these items ready to go weeks before Sandy was a threat.

So you be my judge. But remember that fear will cripple your business. It will cripple your mind and shatter your dreams.
Be prepared, use the fear and you will be invincible.

#thriveorsurvive.

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”
― Gloria Steinem

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Quick Lessons I Learned Bouncing a VIP Party Last Night

28 Oct

Quick Lessons I Learned Bouncing a VIP Party Last Night.

So I worked a party in Brooklyn on my birthday. And it was interesting to say the least. The venue was pretty sweet and the music was great. I’m going to list a few things that did and didn’t work for you.

-Location, location, location.
This place was great. It had parking, easy to reach from the highways and so forth. I came from a different borough and still got there real quick. The venue itself was rooftop and had amazing views of the skyline. From the security standpoint it was easily defensible and controllable which I appreciated. These things created optimal conditions. Any realtor will tell you location beats all.
What business is McDonald’s in?
Not burgers folks.
Not even selling proven systems.
Real estate. McDonald’s has surpassed even the Catholic church as the largest land owner in the world. They buy prime locations and resell/lease them. Where you sell, market, or recruit is more important than many people realize.

-Planning and Execution
The event had all the trimmings. There was music, lighting, dj equipment, amps et al. They had staff and security. However there was poor execution. A good few items were not found or simply not brought. This impeded order and profitability. Simply planning for an event or business move isn’t enough. Its the execution and follow through that make you successful.

-Funding.
A lack of funding killed the VIP section at the party. And it would have added some 30% to the take. Aka the profits. It was to be a heated tent at the highest point of the rooftop party with bottle service and more. However the budget fell to pieces. Secure funding for your entire plan asap. Don’t assume things will work; assume they won’t. To have adequate funding 3 weeks prior to the date of an event is key. All along you should have also been making deposits and such but you need cash on hand and cash for emergencies. Set the bar higher.

-Team Unity.
One great asset was that my partner and I were of one accord. No matter who was there and what happened we had each others’ back. We weren’t worried about our safety so much because we knew someone had an eye open. Your team has to be a cohesive unit. It has to be well coordinated, well funded and well led. It also requires they be on the same page. They have to know what is expected and also want to work together. A united team is like a rope made of multiple strands- it has greater strength than any single strand.

-Funding comes before fun.
Birthday or not I have a commitment and a family to provide for. While there are just the two of us it is still a focus of mine to bring in more. And with Sandy approaching it worked out well as I bought supplies and had extra cash on hand.
Also as an entrepreneur I need additional funding to procure the necessities of any good start-up. Advertising, internet, incorporation costs- all require funding. And as such it behooved me to put aside 10 hours on my birthday. This little sacrifice has led to more contacts and more work. It also has provided me with a greater network. And as I mentioned, the cash was pretty cool too.

Priorities people. They can shift but require you know what needs to get done. Small sacrifices will build bridges to great freedom.

#thriveorsurvive.

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Productivity Plan (no frills, no sales, just facts)

13 Sep

Productivity Plan
(no frills, no sales, just facts)

Productivity not activity my friends. A lot of people will focus on action as that seems to be the best. However do you swim?
Ever tread water?
Yeah, exactly you’re going nowhere. And sure you’re keeping afloat- but is that what you wanted out of life? I bet not.

Average is not our intended purpose and I always say can’t isn’t in a man’s vocabulary. So let’s cover some quick steps to increase your productivity.

-Don’t be on auto-pilot.
Have you got your game plan? Are you running through the motions. Don’t. We all have needs and goals and a system at work. Learn yours.
More on this here: http://bit.ly/OiUZdp

-Self development plan.
You have to grow. Period. You don’t, your income doesn’t. Your quality of life doesn’t. Your business, yup it won’t either. Momentum can take you places. No question. However if you don’t grow you will not keep it. Life only works when you work. And your number one goal is to grow yourself. Commit to yourself. When you work on you everything else falls into place.
If you’re winging it chances are at a certain point you will make a bad decision. Skip that. GROW YOU.

-Understand value.
Its not about your perception of value but whether or not you actually add to the market place.
A lot of people think they create value when they do what they like, how they like. I like to write, no question about that- but I want to give back here. So I do my homework. I ask questions. I research. And when a concept comes together that will deliver the value, I write. Value comes in many forms. To make sure you give value- see what people think of what you do, your output and performance.
Taken a step further and its also about what you add to your community. The neighbor who doesn’t care isn’t helping. The one who looks out for you in invaluable. You both gain a friend, an ally and peace of mind.
Get the gist?

-Basic marketing concepts are a must.
I’m still learning these concepts. But without a knowledge of key marketing concepts you will stutter start often.
Know how to reach your target group.
Know your marketing needs and strategies.
Dan Kennedys Ultimate Sales Letter is a good start point.

-Outcome isn’t everything.
Don’t worry about how it ends but how you do. When you focus only on closing you will lose recruits and clients. When all you want is home runs. You will miss a base hit waiting on that perfect pitch. The less I care what happens and more about what I’m doing- the better my results. See the correlation?

-Exercise Daily.
Exercise frees the mind. It clears the intellect to create and comprehend as well. Exercise will also stave off sickness which means you have less down time thus creating more time for business. You can exercise at home.
Get an app, take the stairs, and park further away.
Join a gym.
Any option to increase your physical activity.

-Create a routine.
A simple one you can stick too.
A plan that will increase performance.
This will. Increase value and breed success. And the best part is that it doesn’t have to be a marathon. It doesn’t have to be endurance based either. Its not a marathon. Its a habit. Its a tool. An easy routine will ensure success. It will create value. And when you tell people to do this- they will see that you have. And that means- they can do it too! Being able to reproduce what they see is a fast way to increase results.
Make the routine, stick with it, have integrity.

#thriveorsurvive.

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”. -Og Mandino

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ZEEK REWARDS SHUT DOWN!!! (a quick lesson)

19 Aug

ZEEK REWARDS SHUT DOWN!!!
(a quick lesson)

So Zeek Rewards and their mlm model and bid site and sale site are shut down.
A Ponzi scheme the Attorney General said. Interesting. Now there are many people signing petitions to get back in. A fellow network marketer I know had about eight grand in Zeek and was doing a couple hundred a day in income. He even made twelve hundred dollars in one day! However he never took his profits out. He let it “keep bubbling” as he put it. Now he will get his money back most likely and no profits.
Now I’m not here to malign the company or my friend. Or even prey on those Zeek people who still need a good opportunity.
I just want to discuss a few parameters and educate my readers.

So let’s let this ramble and you guys guide me with your replies.

-Lost credibility.
The guy who brings you into this venture, if it was zeek or any other may have lost credibility now. And this will largely depend on how he got you to join and how he mentored you. If he did the quick sale and sold you pipe dreams you probably resent him now. In all fairness people you are to blame. First his sales pitch, speech, spiel etc is wrong. He should have been teaching and guiding you into a point of being a pro at the venture and any others you go to. That’s a leader. That’s the guy you join. He is a mentor. Second if you fell for a quick, no need to recruit business you got had- by your greed. Zeek had a three tier sponsorship/buy-in. So how did u make $$$$ without getting in the ppl at the top? Yup, I looked at zeek. And put no money in. It didn’t look kosher. I won’t plug my venture here. Its not the time. But I will say that when you do network marketing- and you DON’T NETWORK- you will LOSE. Sorry. Its true. Get on the phone. Meet and greet. Make the commitment and you won’t have to worry about their credibility or yours.

-Never promise the sky.
I don’t care if you work for the FAA- never promise more than you can deliver. I had a teacher say always promise less and deliver more. The reason being that if you do less they expected that. If you do more they are pleased. Once you promise the best output you have to deliver. Now I say aim for that. That’s smart. Its feasible. However you need to set achievable goals. And make only promises YOU can keep.

-Who did they want to recruit?
Zeek sounded awesome. Money with no effort or just a few messages and emails and even more money. Now if Zeek recruited anyone who bought the dream they were going to lose anyway. You don’t recruit the last place guy to play in the USA team in the Olympics right?

-Who do u recruit?
*Listeners. The people who don’t ‘know it all.” The people who will listen and ask questions. They grow. They yield results.
*Those willing to fail. Sorry but failure is part of growth. Every toddler falls while learning how to walk. Every runner loses a race. The hungry get up and learn to cook. They catch a meal and cook it. Same in business. The ones who want it will get it. I’ve only grown out of hunger. And failure. Failure has made me a better man than I could explain in 5 blogs.
*Those willing to put the work in.
You don’t get rich doing nothing. You get rich working. You get a house by building it. And the same in a business. Put in the sweat equity. Put in the hours blogging. Let yourself be a slave to your tasks. The guy who practices makes his shots. The guy who gets six rings is Jordan. He trained HARD. Tiger Woods: TRAINS SUPER HARD. You make 0% of the shots you don’t take. So practice taking those shots. 3000 practice shots gets you key tournament shots. Go for the gold. In network marketing- speak to every stranger you SEE!! And remember:
Everyone wants to play, no one wants to lose.

#thriveorsurvive.

“Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way.”—Jim Rohn

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Don’t Reinvent The Wheel.

22 Jul

Today’s article is going to be random in its cohesiveness but bear with me- it will be cogent by its end.

-What is your mindset?
What is it that you have told yourself you will do? What path have you created for yourself to follow? You see the mind will do what you tell it. And if you supply your mid with a simple concept, a seed idea- it will do the rest. We as entrepreneurs have to learn to keep to the basics. Merely getting the idea in your mind so it is deeply rooted and doing this three to five times a day will cause a tremendous mindset shift. This shift will move you from dreaming about success and wealth to having a wealth of success.

-Are you consistent in your actions? (Not just your speech)
This is a key concept a lot of people gloss over or outright ignore while paying lip service to the concept. Everyday we must do it all. WE must achieve. And the greatest step after mindset creation is consistency. By consistently acting in a manner that exudes business people will come for the ride. When people see that you are the same day in and day out. They will want to be with you. When they know that your actions speak louder than your words, and that the two match- then you will have true success. And I am not speaking of a few quick sales, or some opt-ins for a few weeks. No. I’m talking repetitive sales.
Repetitive growth.
Residual income.
Success.

-Don’t reinvent the wheel.
A lot of times the path before us is ready and right in front of us. If you have joined a team
And the leader/organizer has a blueprint for success- do it their way. Now I know from experience that not all uplines are created equal. And I know that some have no clue what’s going on in today’s marketing world. In fact they may even be half wrong.
But are they producing?
You joined right so it must work. Sorry to say it so crass but its that simple folks.
A mentor in a venture I left consistently does close to a quarter million dollars a year.
For about twenty years.
Recap:
$250,000.00 a year for 20 years.
Total:
Five million dollars aka $5,000,000.00.
His son does a million a year.
I’ll stop the dog and pony show now. Yet if we look at his results and the results of his son we see that the system works when you work it. I made a good profit before I left.
And it was simply from doing what he said. He said hit the ground running.
Act with urgency.
Make lists.
Do self improvement.
And I did everything he said. And it worked. Quickly too. And the only things I did were what he suggested. Heck!, I skipped a few steps thinking I was smart and still made money. Let’s imagine if I had not reinvented the wheel and just followed through one hundred percent…

-Follow through.
That’s it. No long diatribe. No fancy speech. Follow through. In golf it may define your swing. In love it is its definition. In life it is everything. When you don’t finish what you start you are almost worthless. Its equivalent to quitting. And if that’s you- quit the race.
And if its not- you will succeed.
And if it is and you want to change it- I’m here. Let’s win together.
I’ll show you a few tools and some cool concepts- most of which you can implement free. Let’s do it folks.

#thriveorsurvive.

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. – Napoleon Hill

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Don’t reinvent the wheel.

21 Jul

Today’s article is going to be random in its cohesiveness but bear with me- it will be cogent by its end.

-What is your mindset?
What is it that you have told yourself you will do? What path have you created for yourself to follow? You see the mind will do what you tell it. And if you supply your mid with a simple concept, a seed idea- it will do the rest. We as entrepreneurs have to learn to keep to the basics. Merely getting the idea in your mind so it is deeply rooted and doing this three to five times a day will cause a tremendous mindset shift. This shift will move you from dreaming about success and wealth to having a wealth of success.

-Are you consistent in your actions? (Not just your speech)
This is a key concept a lot of people gloss over or outright ignore while paying lip service to the concept. Everyday we must do it all. WE must achieve. And the greatest step after mindset creation is consistency. By consistently acting in a manner that exudes business people will come for the ride. When people see that you are the same day in and day out. They will want to be with you. When they know that your actions speak louder than your words, and that the two match- then you will have true success. And I am not speaking of a few quick sales, or some opt-ins for a few weeks. No. I’m talking repetitive sales.
Repetitive growth.
Residual income.
Success.

-Don’t reinvent the wheel.
A lot of times the path before us is ready and right in front of us. If you have joined a team
And the leader/organizer has a blueprint for success- do it their way. Now I know from experience that not all uplines are created equal. And I know that some have no clue what’s going on in today’s marketing world. In fact they may even be half wrong.
But are they producing?
You joined right so it must work. Sorry to say it so crass but its that simple folks.
A mentor in a venture I left consistently does close to a quarter million dollars a year.
For about twenty years.
Recap:
$250,000.00 a year for 20 years.
Total:
Five million dollars aka $5,000,000.00.
His son does a million a year.
I’ll stop the dog and pony show now. Yet if we look at his results and the results of his son we see that the system works when you work it. I made a good profit before I left.
And it was simply from doing what he said. He said hit the ground running.
Act with urgency.
Make lists.
Do self improvement.
And I did everything he said. And it worked. Quickly too. And the only things I did were what he suggested. Heck!, I skipped a few steps thinking I was smart and still made money. Let’s imagine if I had not reinvented the wheel and just followed through one hundred percent…

-Follow through.
That’s it. No long diatribe. No fancy speech. Follow through. In golf it may define your swing. In love it is its definition. In life it is everything. When you don’t finish what you start you are almost worthless. Its equivalent to quitting. And if that’s you- quit the race.
And if its not- you will succeed.
And if it is and you want to change it- I’m here. Let’s win together.
I’ll show you a few tools and some cool concepts- most of which you can implement free. Let’s do it folks.

#thriveorsurvive.

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. – Napoleon Hill

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Its not the car its the driver.

21 Jul

Its not the car its the driver.

True story: I once raced an Audi A8 in an 86 camry- the 4 cylinder at that. And I won.
I know most of you are laughing or logging off your laptops and ipads in sheer disgust at such a boast but let me tell my story.
So its the last light before the west side highway and the guy next to me in the A8 was sneering at my hoopti (low cost, no frills car). So I tapped the gas petal perhaps too aggressively and he replied in kind. When the light went green he was gone. Off the line he left me looking limp with no cialis in sight. However about a half mile up when the traffic thickened I not only caught up but passed him. At this leg of the race he was outclassed in two ways. My car was a good deal smaller so I could get in and out of tight spots easier. Also I was a little younger and my nature a bit more zealous so I risked a little more than he did. I weaved in and out of traffic like a mad man. And by the time we exited for the Deegan he was behind me.
I will add that he had more to lose by driving more aggressively as his car was six figures and mine was three. However in this instance it can also be said that he was shown up by a hoopti while driving performance unleashed.

The moral of my story?
Its not your business that will hold you back. It is only you who can do that. I don’t care what venture, product, or concept you are involved with. When you don’t do what is needed you will always lose. Sales and recruiting are arenas of focus.
Are you focused?
If you aren’t focused you could give away gold and still go home with the exact amount of units you left your home with.
Do you go the extra mile?
Giving your team that little extra push, those few minutes of your day exactly when needed will fuel your results. Remember winners do more to get more.
Are you risking all you’ve got to get where you want to be?
Nothing is gained when nothing is risked. If you don’t put in the hours, the dollars and risk the rejection you won’t succeed. Bruce Jenner had to work harder to get his gold medal. And his failures were public! And so were his victories. Think about that.

These are simple questions folks. What are your answers.
In everything you do in life from love to sales, to brushing your teeth you only get what you put in. A better toothbrush isn’t the key to cleaner teeth. Brushing three to four times a day for the prescribed amount of time is the key. Same in love. Same in business. The keys are simply. Its in the application that success will be found.

#thriveorsurvive.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Free GED prep classes

19 Jul

Free GED prep classes

The GED center at Medgar evers college is currently recruiting students between the ages of 16 to 25.

If you are interested in taking classes to obtain your GED call

718-804-8874
718-804-8880

Or you can walk in to register at

1534 Bedford ave 2nd floor

Free, Free, Free

A lil somethin from me to you

Those individuals who do not have a high school diploma or GED and wish to get one…..I encourage you to do so ASAP. Take advantage of the resources while they are available to you. The GED state exam is free. It has come to my attention that in the near future the GED state exam will be changed, totally revamped and you will have to pay for it. In other words it would be 10 times more difficult to take this exam and pass it. Do not procrastinate act NOW.

Knowledge is power…no seriously, it really is.

Are you fighting for your independence?

5 Jul

Are you fighting for your independence?

Its independence day people. Today we celebrate our freedom and get a nifty day off from work to boot! Now I know a lot of people aren’t too excited. And most of those who are excited feel so simply because they got a day off from work. Nice.
However I have something more important on my mind and wanted to engage my readers with a few simple questions.

-Are you fighting for your independence?
Everyday, in every choice we make we either move closer to true freedom or put another limb in the proverbial shackle.
Let me explain. When we make workplace choices, or spending choices, or even simple choices as to what to read we place our freedom in jeopardy. You see there is a science to being free. A system of sorts and it requires dedication and hard work. And of course discipline. Wallace D Wattles wrote a book called the Science of getting Rich. I bought a copy and a coworker laughed. Now I won’t discuss the book now. What I will discuss is his laughter. You see he laughed at my choice of work but I saw it as research. The more you know about your goals and your end game the better you will achieve.
Also there is a mind set that has to exist. His mind set was -eh whatever money isn’t important.- My mind set was the more I know about the monetary vehicles and systems that control whole countries, the more I could achieve success in their realm. Remember people, money and finances are NOT everything but without a mastery of these concepts and systems you are little more than a new era slave.

-Do you have a plan of action that enables you to have a steady stream of residual income?
Without residual income you probably will work past 80. Sorry fact. My parents aren’t retiring till damn near 70. SSA administration has me set to retire after 67 and with budget crises and what have you I expect worse. Yes. The number will rise as we age people. The government and the average joe as well has kicked the can down the road for so long that we are already out of road and we are merely looping our current path to fiscal destruction. Sorry its true. Yet if I was wrong would you not still be better off if you simply created that residual income that will take you to the next big purchase- And beyond it?
Residual income is simply what it sounds like: income that keeps COMING and keeps GIVING.

-Do you have a plan to become independently wealthy this year?
Or a plan to get you there in the next two to three years minimum?
If you don’t, enjoy the shackles. Tuition, mortgage, health care- they can all take you down. Heck if you don’t have long term health care you are stuck in a mere few decades. I’ll even wager most of you haven’t heard of it, wanted it, or even thought of buying it. Let alone the few who have it set up. WE ALL need a plan to get ahead. How could you not want to be independently wealthy? Working for a cause is noble and a profession that gives back is amazing. I SALUTE that. But you have to want the big money. Why. Not the money. But the freedom that it provides. The leisure. The choices. Make a plan. Make decisions. Get thee people and start with planning it out on paper.

-Do you currently have the freedom to come and go as you please?
Amazing how we all have bosses and think we are in charge. Sorry if you need to schedule vacations et al and then they are pending approval- you’re stuck. And I’m sorry but its horrible. I’m currently employed by a boss. How or where is inconsequential. The sad truth is I love my job. Better yet I love the work. I give back. I’m fair. I’m honest and I give 110%. However my line of work has a time frame and as such I can’t pick up and go for a trip to Ipanema. I can’t run for any and every family emergency. I loathe that.
Do you? If not. Why? Get free people.

-Do you worry about college expenses for the kids? Daughters first wedding? Parents getting sick? A new recession?
These expenses are almost inevitable. Unless you’re an orphan, a jerk or plan to be child free forever and are sterile- hey, accidents happen. If you have any of these worries. Or inflation keeps you up at night its time to move past that. Financial freedom is the only way. You have to have a surplus. If you have x and your expenses are y you are stuck! Time to move forward people. Make a commitment to being free. These moments in life can be burdens or blessings. I want to be blessed to care for my family. I want to be there in the final moments and the high ones. I want to miss nothing. I don’t want tuition to dictate my kids choices. Are you with me?

Quick recap:
Mind set. You have to want independence and believe it is possible- and that YOU Will achieve it.
Learn more. The more you know the more you will gain. Remember G.I.Joe- knowing is half the battle.
Plan more. The more you plan the less you fail. Simple enough not to belabor it.

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The quality of your life is always defined by the choices you make.” – Marshall Sylver

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