“You have to do what is expected of you, and then go do the unexpected.” — Brian Buffini

You may not think you’re in possession of a $1 million asset but you are: your good name. Like all assets, your name can be protected, built and compounded over time to become something truly formidable. In this episode, Brian explains what your name really means, how you can put your name to everything you do and how to make a name for yourself. By the end of the episode, you’ll be clearer about who you are, what your name represents and what you want your name to stand for.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast

“Your good name is one of the greatest assets you’ll ever possess.” — Brian Buffini

“What are you known for? What does your name mean? When people say your name, what comes afterwards?” — Brian Buffini

“My good name is a guiding value for myself, my company and my family.” — Brian Buffini

“Your name is a valuable thing. Your name has quality to it.” — Brian Buffini

“Your name is your brand.” — Brian Buffini

“You can have a positive brand, you can have a negative brand or you can have what most people have — which is an unintentional brand.” — Brian Buffini

“Your name is not just your brand — it’s also your reputation.” — Brian Buffini

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” — Warren Buffet

“Your name is also your reflection.” — Brian Buffini

“Most of us say things to ourselves that we would never allow anyone else to say.” — Brian Buffini

“Talk to yourself like a friend; like a respected friend.” — Brian Buffini

“You can make your name what you want it to mean.”  — Brian Buffini

“Your name is your bond.” — Brian Buffini

“Understand this massive asset and what it’s worth.” — Brian Buffini

“Doing the right thing is valuable.” — Brian Buffini

“Your good name will take you places.” — Brian Buffini

“Can you put your name to that? I got that principle from my grandfather and ultimately that legacy has passed on.” — Brian Buffini

“Your good name is the consistency with which you live over time.” — Brian Buffini

“You have to do what is expected of you, and then go do the unexpected.” — Brian Buffini

“When we understand the value of our own name, we’ll be more respectful to other people’s names.” — Brian Buffini

 

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“Ordinary people compare themselves to everybody else’s results. Extraordinary achievers compare themselves with their potential.” — Andy Andrew

What are the seven decisions you can make that will guarantee personal success? In this episode, recorded live at Buffini & Company The Peak Experience® event, Brian talks to best-selling author and speaker Andy Andrews about his life. Andy describes how he discovered the seven decisions and principles that transformed and shaped his life and allowed him to impact thousands of people. He also discusses his new book, “The Bottom of the Pool.”

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The key to success is working on the stuff that really matters to you.” — Brian Buffini

“Focus on the little things that really matter, not the little things that don’t.” — Brian Buffini

“I will persist until I succeed.” — Og Mandino

“When you’ve got something in your hands that always works, you figure out different ways to apply it.” — Andy Andrews

“Gravity worked long before the apple ever fell on Newton’s head.” — Andy Andrews

“These seven principles, once you dig into them, they all have a meaning and a bearing that is life altering.” — Andy Andrews

“Until you take responsibility for where you are, you have no basis for continuing.” — Andy Andrews

“Responsibility is about hope and control.” — Andy Andrews

“If you blame somebody else, there’s not a lot of hope there.” — Andy Andrews

“Change your thinking; change your choices.” — Andy Andrews

“Compete in a way that the competition doesn’t know there’s a game going on.” — Brian Buffini

“Ordinary people compare themselves to everybody else’s results. Extraordinary achievers compare themselves with their potential.” — Andy Andrews

“You get put into these pigeonholes and they become your own Shawshank prison.” — Brian Buffini

“The bottom of the pool is your fundamentals.” — Brian Buffini

“The foundations are key.” — Brian Buffini

“Advertising is the price you pay for not being extraordinary.” — Andy Andrews

“You can’t traditionally advertise to overcome bad word of mouth.” — Andy Andrews

“You can compete for business before people are even born!” — Andy Andrews

 

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The Noticer” by Andy Andrews

The Traveler’s Gift” by Andy Andrews

The Bottom of the Pool” by Andy Andrews

 

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The American dream is alive and available, but what we have to do is decide to grab it.” — Chris Hogan

Do you think you can’t become a millionaire? Think again! In this episode, Brian interviews Chris Hogan about his new book, “Everyday Millionaires.” Chris busts common millionaire myths, describes how ordinary people build extraordinary wealth and details the small changes and decisions you can make now to help you do the same. If you want to be a millionaire, then this podcast is a must!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“There’s more to being a millionaire than the money.” — Brian Buffini

“The extraordinary is in the ordinary.” — Brian Buffini

“The average millionaire is an everyday hardworking man or woman who’s built wealth over time.” — Chris Hogan

“The American dream is alive and available, but what we have to do is decide to grab it.” — Chris Hogan

“It’s not about inheritance; it’s not about the DNA lottery; it’s about the people.” — Chris Hogan

“You happen to your life, you don’t allow life just to happen to you.” — Chris Hogan

“A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.” — John Maxwell

“If you don’t think you can, you won’t.” — Chris Hogan

“We’ve got to believe that it’s possible and it’s available to us.” — Chris Hogan

“We’ve got to grow in our knowledge.” — Chris Hogan

“It’s about our actions. What steps are we taking to practice these skill sets that will give us proficiency?”— Chris Hogan

“97% of the millionaires that I talked to believed they control their own destiny.” — Chris Hogan

“We have opportunities in front of us; we just have to make decisions.” — Chris Hogan

“When you put the right information in the hands of the right people, change can happen; good things can happen.” — Chris Hogan

“You’ve got to control the money that’s in your hands right now.” — Chris Hogan

“When you get yourself out of debt, you give yourself a raise.” — Chris Hogan

“Let’s take control of the money. You work too hard to earn this money for it not to do anything for you.” — Chris Hogan

“So much of consumerism and consumer spending deals with identity. We find our identity in it.” — Brian Buffini

“You’ve got to hold money with an open hand.” — Brian Buffini

“We get to make choices for ourselves, not others.” — Chris Hogan

“That choice is an everyday choice.” — Brian Buffini

“Life’s hard by the yard; it’s a cinch by the inch.” — Brian Buffini

“Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it. He who doesn’t pays it.” — Albert Einstein

“Wealth building takes consistency.” — Chris Hogan

“What we have to do is count on ourselves.” — Chris Hogan

“Where you are right now doesn’t have to be where you end up.” — Chris Hogan

 

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Chrishogan360.com

Everyday Millionaires” by Chris Hogan

Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

 

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“When opportunity meets preparation, success happens.” — Brian Buffini

Andrew Carnegie was an industrialist and philanthropist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. A classic rags-to-riches story, Carnegie went from being a poor Scottish immigrant to one of the wealthiest men in America’s history, giving away hundreds of millions of dollars to charities, foundations and universities during the last years of his life. In this episode, Brian explains how the principles outlined in Carnegie’s timeless book “Advantages of Poverty” still apply to our lives today.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“The disadvantage of not having resources is one of my advantages today.” — Brian Buffini

“When people were complacent, I saw opportunities.” — Brian Buffini

“When I came to America, I was poor but I was also broke.” — Brian Buffini

“Poor is a state of mind, broke is a state of account. If my state of mind is poor, I’ll be broke again.” — Brian Buffini

“I became a rich man when I became rich between my ears.” — Brian Buffini

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” — Proverbs 14.23

“Ambition leads to going the extra mile.” — Brian Buffini

“When opportunity meets preparation, success happens.” — Brian Buffini

“The person who doesn’t express gratitude is the same as the person who’s ungrateful.” — Brian Buffini

“When you’re filled with gratitude, it changes everything.” — Brian Buffini

“The number one reason for my success is gratitude.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is a permanent state.” — Brian Buffini

“Gratitude is the greatest attitude of all.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s rewards when you work hard, when you do it right.” — Brian Buffini

“Success is never portrayed as the person who’s rolling up their sleeves and getting it done.” — Brian Buffini

“Look back to the sacrifices that were made for you.” — Brian Buffini

“Hard work is honorable.” — Brian Buffini

“When people at the top tell you how they got there, we need to listen.” — Brian Buffini

“Gain all you can by honest industry, use all possible diligence in your calling.”   — Andrew Carnegie.

“Don’t wait until you’re rich to give, give as you go.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s really no true charity except that which will help others to help themselves and place within the reach of the aspiring the means to climb.”  — Andrew Carnegie

 

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Advantages of Poverty” by Andrew Carnegie

 

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“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” — David Allen

David Allen’s Getting Things Done® work-life management system is a global productivity movement that helps people bring order to the chaos in their businesses and their lives. In this episode, Brian interviews David about how the GTD® system enables greater performance, capacity and innovation. If you want to discover how to alleviate the feeling of overwhelm and become more focused, clear and confident then this podcast is a must!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I love systemization because I believe freedom comes with that.” — Brian Buffini

“The culture is designed to overwhelm you today.” — Brian Buffini

“How you are engaged with the world is the issue.” — David Allen

“Productivity is simply achieving desired results.” — David Allen

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” — David Allen

“Your head can handle about four things max before it starts to feel overwhelmed and confused.” — David Allen

“Education without implementation is merely entertainment.” — Brian Buffini

“People think a lot, but most of that thinking is of a problem, not about it.” — David Allen

“There’s a difference between efficient and effective.” — Brian Buffini

“At the deepest level, you are a purposeful spirit.” — David Allen

“Pay attention to what has your attention, start to engage with it appropriately and it opens space.” — David Allen

“I’ve always been fascinated … by what you couldn’t see and how it affected what you could.” — David Allen

“We are spiritual beings, but we’re here in the material world.” — David Allen

“We are here to finish what we’ve put in motion and be accountable for that.” — David Allen

“Completion and creativity: that’s really the essence of what Getting Things Done® is all about.” — David Allen

“The people who are truly most tapped into being are big doers.” — David Allen

“There is a very clear relationship between accountability and creativity.” —David Allen

“Most to-do lists are just the beginning of the first step of the GTD® process.” — David Allen

“You capture, then you clarify and then you organize the results of that thinking in some trusted place.” — David Allen

“If you want to be terrific, you’ve got to be specific.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Getting Things Done” by David Allen

GTD® Summit

 

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“Ambition is a beautiful thing when it’s done for the right reasons and in the right way.” — Brian Buffini

We all want to succeed, but many of us don’t know where to start. In this episode, recorded live at a Buffini & Company event, Brian reveals his secrets to success. He explains what it takes to succeed and how a combination of your ambition, your gifts and abilities and your dreams and goals forms a unique concoction for your own individual prescription for success. By the end of this episode, you’ll be ready to succeed like never before!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s podcast:

“Ambition is an aim or objective that somebody is trying to achieve.” — Brian Buffini

“There is a negative ambition — it’s called selfish ambition.” — Brian Buffini

“Ambition is a beautiful thing when it’s done for the right reasons and in the right way.” — Brian Buffini

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino

“I will persist until I succeed.” — Og Mandino

“Success is not a ten. If you’re at six, success is a seven. If you’re at four, success is a five.” — Brian Buffini

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” — Elvis Presley

“It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our true feelings.” — Dale Carnegie

“Let your ambition burn bright, but don’t let it turn into selfish ambition. Turn it into something that’s going to benefit you, those you love, those around you, your customers, your community and your culture.” — Brian Buffini

“Why not you?” — Brian Buffini

“It’s very important that you’re self-connected.” — Brian Buffini

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” — Leo Buscaglia

“Once you become aware of your abilities … you want to learn how to manage those gifts.” — Brian Buffini

“You’re more complex than you think.” — Brian Buffini

“Leverage what you’re good at.” — Brian Buffini

“Just being yourself is good enough to be great.” — Brian Buffini

“Lean into who you are, do more of it and share that with more people. Use your “fingerprints” and the way you’re wired.” — Brian Buffini

“We have to use the gas and the brake.” — Brian Buffini

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” — Benjamin Franklin

“Hope is a very powerful thing.” — Brian Buffini

“Your goals have to develop as you go through different seasons in your life.” — Brian Buffini

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.”  —  “The Shawshank Redemption”

“A dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.” — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“We want to be empowered to achieve. Power up.” — Brian Buffini

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney

“Be all in.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit

The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandion

 

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“Success leaves clues, and people miss those clues.” — Brian Buffini

Do you want to discover what you were born to do? In this episode, Brian interviews author and broadcaster Ken Coleman about his new book, “The Proximity Principle.” Ken outlines the steps you need to take to get the job you love, whether you’re starting out, switching lanes or simply looking to grow your business. By the end of the episode, you’ll be equipped with proven strategies that will make your dream job a reality!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Most people are going to work every day and they don’t love what they do.” — Brian Buffini

“In order to do what you want to do, you’ve got to be around people who are doing it and in places where it’s happening.” — Ken Coleman

“The right people plus the right places equals opportunity.” — Ken Coleman

“Proximity puts me where I need to be and then it propels me to where I want to be.”  — Ken Coleman

“You put a koi fish in a small pond, it stays small. You put it in a large pond, it grows much larger.” — Brian Buffini

“The law of the zip code says that everything you need to get started is already around you.” — Ken Coleman

“There are times where quitting feels like the only thing to do. It seems like the smartest thing to do. But it couldn’t be any further from the truth.” — Ken Coleman

“You’ve got to find out what you do sometimes by finding out what you don’t.” — Brian Buffini

“Talent’s not enough. You’ve got to have the passion to really stick with it.” — Ken Coleman

“The sweet spot is using what you do best to do what you love to do most.” — Ken Coleman

“Proximity allows me to learn, do and connect.” — Ken Coleman

“Success leaves clues, and people miss those clues.” — Brian Buffini

“The men and women who are on purpose and successful are constantly looking for the right people and the right places to hang around.”  — Ken Coleman

“You can’t have community without proximity.” — Brian Buffini

“You want to put yourself in a situation where you’re truly learning the fundamentals of the role.” — Ken Coleman

“You’ve got to make sure you’re learning from people who are really, really gifted at teaching.” — Ken Coleman

“You’ve got to master one step before you get to two.” — Brian Buffini

 

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The Proximity Principle” by Ken Coleman

The Ken Coleman Show

 

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“When you learn new skills, you design a life that’s different.” — David Bach

Do you want to take control of your money and your life? In this episode, Brian interviews best-selling author and financial expert, David Bach, about his new book, “The Latte Factor.” David describes how changing the way you spend small amounts of money can radically change your life. By the end of the episode, you’ll be ready to take charge and get on track to achieve the wealth and freedom you’ve always dreamed of!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not like where you end up.” — David Bach

“Where are you going with your life? Is it where you want it to be going? If you’re not conscious about it, if you don’t have a plan, you’re a wandering generality.” — David Bach

“Part of going on a journey to find mentors is you have to ask for help.” — David Bach

“If you knew better, you’d do better.” — David Bach

“When you learn new skills, you design a life that’s different.” — David Bach

“Most people work 90,000 hours over their lifetime and they don’t have anything to show for it.” — David Bach

“The underlying premise of this whole book is you need to live rich now.” — David Bach

“You can be an employee, you can be a consumer or you can be the person who owns the place.” — David Bach

“There are escalators to wealth and freedom.” — David Bach

“The whole point of money is freedom.” — David Bach

“The bulk of wealth in America comes from real estate.” — David Bach

“You’ve got to pay yourself first and you need to own real estate.” — David Bach

“The game is more tilted towards the rich than it’s ever been.” — David Bach

“The biggest thing missing in this country is financial literacy in schools.” — David Bach

“We need to teach everybody how to be smarter with their money.” — David Bach

“Don’t wait to live your dreams.” — David Bach

“You can’t ever stop growing. Your future has to be bigger than your past at any age.” — David Bach

“Ask yourself what you don’t want any more in life.” — David Bach

“This is a personal growth book, wrapped in a parable, based on sound financial tips and techniques.” — Brian Buffini

 

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The Latte Factor” by David Bach

The Time Value of Money chart

 

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“If you grow yourself, your opportunities will grow.” — Brian Buffini

Brian Buffini has been teaching on personal growth and development for over three decades. In this live studio session, he answers questions asked by Buffini & Company staff members and a Facebook Live audience. Topics discussed include how to secure your financial future, why it’s vital to invest in yourself, how to set goals and how to manage fatigue. By the end of this town hall podcast, you’ll have clarity and insight on the difficult questions we all face in life!

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Make sure that the things you own never own you.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t get so caught up in the destination that you miss your destiny.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s a sequence to success.” — Brian Buffini

“In our culture today, we want it all and we want it all now.” — Brian Buffini

“Work hard. Work on yourself. Grow yourself. As your skills grow, your compensation will grow.” — Brian Buffini

“If you grow yourself, your opportunities will grow.” — Brian Buffini

“My lifestyle has always been behind my earnings and my focus has always been on lead generation.” — Brian Buffini

“I’m 33 years in business, and I’m still in the lead generation business today.” — Brian Buffini

“Ancora Imparo.” — Michelangelo

“Go pursue the goals and be an example. There’s too much talk.” — Brian Buffini

“Don’t be a talker, be a doer. When you’re a doer, you get to be an influencer.” — Brian Buffini

“Some people need a push, some people need a pull. Everybody’s wired up a little different.” — Brian Buffini

“There’s far more important ways to grow than economics — grow in your impact, grow in your influence.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s really good to be good to people. The more goodness you give, the more goodness you get.” — Brian Buffini

“Give it out in slices and it comes back in loaves.” — George Buffini

“I don’t believe in a thing called balance. I believe in balancing.” — Brian Buffini

“Contentment to me is more about joy than happiness. I’m not always happy, but I always have joy.” — Brian Buffini

“Joy is knowing who you are, what you’re doing and who you’re doing it for.” — Brian Buffini

“Discontent comes when you reach your goals and you’re still not happy…it’s not enough.” — Brian Buffini

“Life moves. We don’t get to stay in one state.” — Brian Buffini

“In life, there are different seasons of emphasis.” — Brian Buffini

“In every area of my life I have overdone it. And in every area of my life I have underdone it.” — Brian Buffini

“The reason I have experience is because of how many screw ups I’ve had!” — Brian Buffini

“We are correcting and re-correcting all the time.” — Brian Buffini

“Life’s hard by the yard; it’s a cinch by the inch.” — Brian Buffini

“If you make your focus small, things get big.” — Brian Buffini

 

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Watch the Facebook Live session

 

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“Look for your team. Look for your allies. And have the courage to stand up for other people.” — Kelly McGonigal

Most of us do everything we can to avoid stress. But new research shows that if we learn to accept and even embrace stress, we will be happier and more effective in our lives. In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author, health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. Dr. McGonigal explains the benefits of stress and outlines how we can all learn and grow from challenging life experiences.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People often feel like there are only two ways to respond to stress. You can fight or you can flee.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Stress isn’t always about attacking it and killing it and winning it.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Your brain and body have different ways of responding to stress that can help you thrive.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Sometimes you are in a situation where you cannot handle it alone — it’s too big.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Look for your team. Look for your allies. And have the courage to stand up for other people.” — Kelly McGonigal

“It’s good to know ‘I’m not the only one’.” — Brian Buffini

“Most of us have a story in our head that says “this shouldn’t be stressful” for the very things that are most likely to cause stress.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Stress is something that arises in your mind and your body when something you care about is at stake.” — Kelly McGonigal

“We have stress responses in every relationship that matters to us, every role that matters to us and every goal that matters to us.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Increased sensitivity is not necessarily a weakness when it comes with the resources and the willingness to respond.” — Kelly McGonigal

“One of the things we know about the biology of stress is that recovery is an important part of the process.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Part of the stress recovery process happens when we sleep, and part of the stress recovery process also happens when we reflect on our experiences.” —Kelly McGonigal

“Surrender a little bit to the fact that if you went through something very stressful, your brain is going to try to learn from it. Do it intentionally. Sit down, write about it, talk to someone about it and reflect on it. That will help you recover more quickly and also help you learn from the experience so that you are stronger afterwards.” — Kelly McGonigal

“Some anxiety can be helpful, some anxiety can be really paralyzing. It’s like you’re practicing for stress. What we have to do is find ways to practice that are skillful and then to shut it down when it’s not skillful.” — Kelly McGonigal

“We need to learn ways to practice positive distraction.” — Kelly McGonigal

“People who exercise more tend to be better at stress. (It) also brings joy. And joy is one of those resources that you can’t underestimate.” — Kelly McGonigal

“I don’t have to give my best energy towards outrage or fear that I actually can’t have any impact on.” — Kelly McGonigal

 

Mentioned in this episode

The Willpower Instinct” by Kelly McGonigal

The Upside of Stress” by Kelly McGonigal

TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend | Kelly McGonigal

 

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