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Mediocre Me - How Saying No to the Status Quo Will Propel You from Ordinary to Extraordinary! (A Book by John Michel - Copyright 2013)
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Train Your Brain to Overcome Fear

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Three tips to help you get over your fears and take bigger risks.

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Entrepreneurs have to take big risks in order to succeed, but even well-known leaders are often terrified to leap. In one famous example, fear of failure almost kept Kevin Rose from starting Digg, the enormously successful social news site that made him a multi-millionaire.Over time, he learned to trust his gut by taking the initiative to learn sides of the business that were unfamiliar or scary at first.
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 21, 2013 7:21 AM

(From the article): Risk-takers will be more likely to encourage you to take chances, and they will also be living examples of what it takes to risk and fail and risk again. "If you look at the biography of a famous person, it all depends on where in the biography you stop," Mehta says. "Success comes by way of many, many failures."


Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:21 AM

I've got a few scars from risks that didn't work out as I originally hoped.  But I'd rather be a risk taker than play is safe all the time.  How about you? #energizedleader

Gauthier de Pierpont's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:35 AM

Peur mode d'emploi pour entrepreneur (de vie, de projet, de business...)

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Five Practices to Enhance Your Problem-Solving Mindset

Five Practices to Enhance Your Problem-Solving Mindset | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
A growth mindset also means we need a problem-solving one. Solving problems is what makes us a better leader, team member, and citizen.

Via David Hain
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As Steven Snyder points out in Leadership and the Art of Struggle, having a growth mindset is essential as we navigate through leadership challenges. It keeps us optimistic as well as wanting to learn more and enhance the way we do things.


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Gloria Inostroza De Celis's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:31 AM

¡Buenas ideas! Gracias. Gloria.

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5 Ways to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want

5 Ways to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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As we head deeper into the year, many of us have seen our BIG resolutions that we made fall by the wayside.  Why is that?  Perhaps it’s because our energy levels dipped and we couldn’t maintain the new habits that we had adopted.  Perhaps it’s because we weren’t really committed to giving them full effort in the first place and just felt that we ‘had’ to make some resolutions.  Or perhaps we simply lost our focus.

////////John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Stressed Out? Try Helping Out

Stressed Out? Try Helping Out | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
A new study finds that helping others gives you a health boost.

Via Romi Royé
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Stress kills, as research by Robert Sapolsky and others has found—and during stressful times, it’s tempting to look out only for yourself.

But a new study suggests a healthier way to cope with the perils of stress: helping others.

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17 Counterintuitive Things the Most Successful People Do - Forbes

17 Counterintuitive Things the Most Successful People Do - Forbes | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
You’re always going to get the same results, doing what everyone else does.  Sometimes you have to know when to zig where others zag.  These are some of the counterintuitive lessons I’ve learned and applied from the most successful folks I’ve...
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You’re always going to get the same results, doing what everyone else does.  Sometimes you have to know when to zig where others zag.  These are some of the counterintuitive lessons I’ve learned and applied from the most successful folks I’ve met.  

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9 Lessons I’m Glad Life Taught Me

9 Lessons I’m Glad Life Taught Me | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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9 quick life lessons we all would be wise to heed.

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What Losing My Job Taught Me About Leading

What Losing My Job Taught Me About Leading | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
The lessons I learned later helped me as CEO.

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Outstanding advice from a world-class leader.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:26 AM

Doug Conant went on to become famous as a leared with the Campbells Soup company.  The leassons he learned are very valuable.

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4 Reasons Great Leaders Get Overlooked

4 Reasons Great Leaders Get Overlooked | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Despite all your best efforts, are you failing to get the recognition you think you deserve? Here's what's going on.
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There you are: battling away month after month in difficult surroundings, giving it your all (or nearly your all), saving everyone else's hides, thinking so far outside the box that the box is barely visible, delivering added value faster than a speeding train... basically, you're laying waste to every leadership metaphor there is.

And yet, despite all your best efforts, you might as well be working down a coal mine for all the recognition you get.

Ever felt that way?

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Leadership as an Experience in Humanness

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At the beginning of my career, desperate for experience, I took whatever job I could in my field. Fortunately, my first manager treated employees and customers like gold. Luck struck twice when I w...

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A quick piece worth reading about how we can effectively lead ourselves and others, no special training required.


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8 Things That Aren’t True About Introverts | workplace MOJO

8 Things That Aren’t True About Introverts | workplace MOJO | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Fantastic article by @mattmonge! ... 8 Things That Aren’t True About Introverts http://t.co/r1NUtpnFbX #HR #leadership
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Introverts get a bum rap sometimes. They really do. And it’s even worse because a lot of times it’s for stuff they don’t even earn. It’s for characteristics that we (generally) attribute to them. Here are some of the culprits.

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7 Questions You Will Ask at the End of Your Life

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Simple lessons that should inspire all of us to live boldly and honestly. Enjoy...and have a blessed week. 

///////////John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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12 Most Simple Acts of Kindness as a Leadership Tool

12 Most Simple Acts of Kindness as a Leadership Tool | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Leadership requires many things, most importantly: kindness. Discover how to use this critical leadership tool.

Via AlGonzalezinfo, Robin Martin, Bobby Dillard, David Hain
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In a world of constant changes, whether in our family or professional lives, everyone appreciates the salve of kindness.  How can we find continued ways in which we can express and share kindness to better each others experiences?

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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3 Leaders No Team Should Be Without

3 Leaders No Team Should Be Without | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Ever watch talented teams talk but do little else? Or have you seen original ideas wilt away for lack of sustenance when people meet? Winning teams cultivate whole brain leaders who unlock three li...

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Ever watch talented teams talk but do little else? Or have you seen original ideas wilt away for lack of sustenance when people meet? Winning teams cultivate whole brain leaders who unlock three linchpin skills in order to co-lead innovative outcomes.

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Why Your Organization Suffers From Leadership Dysfunction

Why Your Organization Suffers From Leadership Dysfunction | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered why organizations tolerate dysfunctional leaders? The answer is dysfunction is so prevalent it's often not even recognized as problematic.


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Have you ever wondered why organizations tolerate dysfunctional leaders? The answer is dysfunction is so prevalent it’s often not even recognized as problematic. Many corporations just desire leaders to go along and get along more than they desire them to lead. It saddens me to articulate this next thought – corporate leadership is rapidly becoming an oxymoron.

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Filling the Leadership Pipeline: Developing the Reluctant Emerging Leader - Huffington Post (blog)

Filling the Leadership Pipeline: Developing the Reluctant Emerging Leader - Huffington Post (blog) | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Filling the Leadership Pipeline: Developing the Reluctant Emerging Leader
Huffington Post (blog)
The generational make-up of the participants was Baby Boomer and Gen X.
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Leadership has an image problem amongst Millennials and that signals trouble for today's executives. According to Lauren Rikleen, who has studied workplace demographics for Boston College's Center for Work and Family there won't be enough members of the Gen X population to fill anticipated leadership roles in the next decade.

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Rediscovering Leadership: Service Versus Self-Interest

Rediscovering Leadership: Service Versus Self-Interest | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

 

Whatever happened to leadership? Have all the great leaders gone from the world scene? Are leaders born, or do they emerge in appropriate circumstances?

 

A few years ago the London Sunday Times ran an article with the title “Whatever Happened to Real Leaders?” It read in part: “The foreign secretary was a stuffed shirt. But the prime minister was not even that: ‘he was just a hole in the air.’ The words are George Orwell’s, applied to Lord Halifax and Stanley Baldwin, in the late 1930s. What resonance they have today! . . . What the country needs is leadership, and this is true of the Western world as a whole.”

 

The article continued, “The gap between the desirable and the real has never been as great in this respect. As you open the newspapers or watch the television news, is there a single political leader in the West whose words you would expect to remember? Would you expect to learn anything from them? Do you expect them to do anything inspiring or creative, or even just the right thing? We have reached a real low point in leadership, lower than at any other time in recent history. . . . ‘I sowed dragons, and I reaped fleas,’ said Nietzsche.” It’s a powerful plea for the kind of leadership that can deliver humanity from the grip of its many problems and evils.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, David Hain
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True leadership is and always has been a selfless action. It involves taking yourself out of the picture and considering the needs of others. It is a way of thinking that takes other people into account even when your own needs are pressing.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 19, 2013 5:35 PM

At some point each of us has the opportunity to lead. What are the principles that enable us to lead with the interests of others foremost in mind?

Rim Riahi's curator insight, March 20, 2013 2:59 AM

Whatever happened to leadership? Have all the great leaders gone from the world scene? Are leaders born, or do they emerge in appropriate circumstances?

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Rediscovering Leadership: Transformation of Thought Leader with Social media / Next Level/.
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Leadership Lessons from Great Comedians

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In today's “new normal” – where businesses are challenged to do more with less, and innovation is increasingly tied to growth – organizations and their teams need to think differently. And this means getting creative like never ...
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In today’s “new normal” – where businesses are challenged to do more with less, and innovation is increasingly tied to growth – organizations and their teams need to think differently. And this means getting creative like never before. However, many believe creativity can’t be taught.

Or can it?

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Mediocre Me - Make Hope a Habit

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It’s been said that hope is the first of our “emergency” virtues. Specifically, hope is a virtue that keeps us going through difficulties. It is a life raft we cling to when all seems lost.

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The dictionary tells us hope means “to look forward with confidence or expectation.” From such a view, hope encourages us to adopt an optimistic vision of the future that is much better than the status quo. It enables us to claim our power when we feel powerless, just as it empowers us to transcend our limitations when we feel we don’t have what it takes to grow into our fullest potential. Thus, in simplest terms, hope helps us defeat mediocrity by pointing our imagination in a positive direction.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:40 PM

Think in terms of possibilities and solutions rather than limitations.


Read More:  http://www.mediocreme.com/index.php/blog/129-hopehabit

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What the Research on Habit Formation Reveals About Willpower (And How You Can Apply it to Your Life)

What the Research on Habit Formation Reveals About Willpower (And How You Can Apply it to Your Life) | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

In the past decade, there has been a lot of fascinating academic research conducted around habit formation and willpower. By examining things like how smokers quit, why student perform well, and how New Year's resolvers stay on track, researchers are starting to piece together the answers to how we can build lasting habits and improve our ability to resist temptation. One surprising result is this: to improve your overall well-being, start a new regular habit. Pretty much any positive habit will do.


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At the turn of the 21st century, a landmark meta-study was conducted that looked at the question "Does Self Control Resemble a Muscle?" After reviewing hundreds of studies over the past few decades, the authors concluded that the answer was "Yes, it does."

Social scientists all over the world started to examine willpower and self-regulation from this "muscle" metaphor. For instance, if willpower is like a muscle, and muscles can get stronger over time with training, could willpower similarly be trained and strengthened?

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Les Howard's curator insight, March 19, 2013 7:13 AM

Interesting point is made about the impact of habits in one area influences others.

Paul Grout's comment, August 23, 2013 2:57 AM
Strong enthusiasm and willpower is great to get started with our missions to serve the world. My concern is that if we keep pushing ourselves without enjoying the process we can may start to become lost in the field of 'wanting' and not doing.

We are all creative machines who desire passion and purpose in what we do. So I believe that willpower is much more effective when we create a underlining purpose which gives us the passion keep on track to achieve the goal with flow. Focus is very important. What helps me stay on track of my mission to help people find their creative flow is to ensure I have a healthy balance for work and play. For example, I normally get my best ideas when I relax and dedicate time for fun. Thank you for this inspiring post. http://creativeflowevolution.com
Paul Grout's curator insight, August 23, 2013 2:58 AM

Strong enthusiasm and willpower is great to get started with our missions to serve the world. My concern is that if we keep pushing ourselves without enjoying the process we can may start to become lost in the field of 'wanting' and not doing. We are all creative machines who desire passion and purpose in what we do. So I believe that willpower is much more effective when we create a underlining purpose which gives us the passion keep on track to achieve the goal with flow. Focus is very important. What helps me stay on track of my mission to help people find their creative flow is to ensure I have a healthy balance for work and play. For example, I normally get my best ideas when I relax and dedicate time for fun. Thank you for this inspiring post. http://creativeflowevolution.com

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A Convincing Argument For The Hands-Off Boss

A Convincing Argument For The Hands-Off Boss | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Nothing tells you more about an organization than the way it makes decisions. Do leaders trust team members? Do the people closest to the action get to make the call? Do team members have real responsibility and real control?

Via AnYes van Rhijn, Wise Leader™
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Nothing tells you more about an organization than the way it makes decisions. Do leaders trust team members? Do the people closest to the action get to make the call? Do team members have real responsibility and real control? All of these questions can be answered by one other one: who gets to make the decisions? And nothing affects an organization more than the decisions the people in it make.

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Trust is...

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Trust is... Simple—When you break it down into its essential components of competence, integrity, benevolence, and dependability, trust is really pretty simple. Be good at what you do. Act with int...

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A simple, insightful piece on the value of trusty in all areas of our lives. Enjoy!

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:15 AM

Excellent points...we've said it again and again, trust is the foundation of any great relationship both personal and professional! 

donhornsby's curator insight, March 19, 2013 2:08 PM

The article has some excellent points including the following:

 

Fragile—One careless act can instantaneously destroy trust that has taken years to develop, especially when the breach of trust involves a personal character failure.

Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's curator insight, March 20, 2013 1:59 AM

From the article : "Leadership is about influencing others, and if people don’t trust you, you won’t be able to influence them. Leadership and trust go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other".

 
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Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good

Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it

Want to write everyday? Start exercising? Quit smoking? We look at how to hack our brains' hard-wired habit loops to change our lives for the better.


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abits are the brain’s own internal productivity drivers. Constantly striving for more efficiency, the brain quickly transforms as many tasks and behaviors as possible into habits so that we can do them without thinking, thus freeing up more brainpower to tackle new challenges. In general, this modus operandi of our minds leads to incredible benefits. But, on occasion, it makes it seem nearly impossible to break bad habits—or integrate new ones—when we don’t know what’s happening inside the black box of the unconscious.

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Kimberly Togman's comment, March 18, 2013 5:06 PM
Duhigg's narrative on habits is a good one. He lays out a clear path to effecting personal and system wide change. And helps us understand why it is so hard. Also check out Chip and Dan Heath's "Switch," William Bridges "Transitions" and Rick Maurer's "Beyond the Wall of Resistance."
The BioSync Team's comment, March 18, 2013 8:04 PM
Thanks Kimberly for the book recommendations. I am familiar with William Bridges "Transitions". It is one of the books I recommend on my site (http://www.biosync.com/resources/recommended-reading/). I will look at the other two as well.
Kelsey Walsh's curator insight, February 11, 1:51 PM

I chose this article because it answers the question, "How do I get in the habit of running?" It explains how to replace old habits with new ones and include rewards.

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The New Rules of Leadership - Forbes

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Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the crocuses are poking up their hopeful heads. Yet, these remain bleak times for too many job seekers, even leaders and managers with impressive resumes.

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Leadership by walking around may sound Paleolithic, but there’s no substitute for getting out into your organization and seeing how things actually work, talking to people, making sure you understand what everyone is doing. You’d be surprised how many leaders, even in this day and age, hide out in the executive suite. Not smart. Get out there and learn what’s happening.

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Ten Leadership Shifts that Change Everything

Ten Leadership Shifts that Change Everything | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Self-inflicted frustrations defeat when leaders won't adapt to new circumstances. Leaders want to change circumstances rather than changing themselves. Seizing opportunities requires shifts in thin...
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Self-inflicted frustrations defeat when leaders won’t adapt to new circumstances. Leaders want to change circumstances rather than changing themselves.

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Creative Thinking: How to Be More Creative (with Science!)

Creative Thinking: How to Be More Creative (with Science!) | Mediocre Me | Scoop.it
Creative thinking is an important part of producing things that people love. Here's the science behind creative thought and ingenuity.

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Have you ever wished you were more creative?

If you do creative work, have you ever suffered from a creative block and been stuck wondering what exactly is wrong, and how you can get yourself out of it?

Of course you have, I mean, who hasn’t!

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