Today’s Tip Should you Join a Mastermind or Hire a Mentor?

YES, if you hire the one that’s right for you and your learning style!

As a solopreneur, you are aware how you are alone in your office, right? You are alone to make decisions, to plan, to envision the big picture. You have to learn what you need to do to grow your business. You have to begin to know what you don’t know. Video Biz Tip mastermind videoThere are so many people out there who think they can get a business card printed, put up a website and they will make hundreds of thousands of dollars by suddenly becoming an entrepreneur. WRONG! It’s not that easy. A very small percentage of entrepreneurs may do well fresh out of the starting gate, but most do not.

Most entrepreneurs struggle because they don’t know:

  • How to manage their time effectively;
  • They don’t know where to focus their time and efforts;
  • They don’t know how to prioritize their activities.

Believe me, I’ve heard the horror stories from people who’ve invested in a mentor and didn’t get what they needed. But I will tell you that I’ve been in this business for over 14 years and that doesn’t happen when you hire me as your mentor. I know how important it is for my clients to get unlimited access to me in many of my coaching programs – WHY? Because that’s what they need!

Are you a Product Learner? Or can you learn effectively from a Group?

Can you listen to group calls, do the home study program and make progress with occasional 1on1 coaching call. If you are not a group learner, limited access to the expert who has the knowledge you need is NOT going to get you where you need to be.

Click the link below to hear more

If you are interested in having a conversation with me to see how I can help you and to learn if I’m a good fit for you, go to Askkat.biz and complete the questionnaire. I’ll reply to you to schedule our call.

If you are looking for a great, supportive mastermind and a mentor who you can get access to, go to LiveBigMastermind.com and review all of the benefits you’ll receive!

If a VIP Day is something that’s suits you better, let’s get together and schedule a day to plot out all of your plans. Go to jumpstartyourmarketing.com/coaching for more information.

Your life can change if you get the RIGHT mentor. It’s about getting CLARITY ABOUT WHAT what you should be doing, getting the CONFIDENCE that you can do it and FINDING OUT HOW to do what you should be doing that will make all the difference.

I’d love to be your Cheerleader – let’s have a conversation soon!

Have a Great Day!

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Katrina Sawa

The JumpStart Your Biz Coach

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com


PS  Just an FYI: Even though it’s my birthday week and I’ve been working with clients all week, I’ve not as much time in the office as usual.

Join me in Edison, NJ on May 18th for a One Day Intensive at my Live Big Event in New Jersey.

Click here for more details

Discover HOW to create more abundance and joy in your life! Get tips from me and the other experts on the Your Abundant Mindset Summit panel, April 11-22nd.

You’ll hear how we created abundance in our lives and share easy, practical techniques and tools. Click here to sign up!

If you are in Las Vegas on April 13th,

come hear me speak about Marketing Basics for Consistent Cash Flow at the Events We Like – Las Vegas Chapter. Click here for more info

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Kids today are exposed to more issues than we could have ever imagined growing up.

Look no further than the headlines and you will have your proof.  One reoccurring theme that shows up is the negative effects of low self-esteem in children and the serious consequences of them.

Most of our kids are not even aware of their self-esteem, and without the essential tool of awareness, they are destined to relive old belief patterns and repeat negative behaviors over and over again. Now that just STINKS!

What if through the use of simple, fun, exciting and entertaining exercises you could help improve kid’s self-esteem almost instantly?  What if you were given the tools and techniques that kids LOVED to practice and actually apply?  Well, your wait is over.

In this heavily researched book, STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS, Bill King provides kids, parents and educators the equipment necessary to deal with the issues our youth is faced with today. This is not just a book, it is a paradigm shift.

Bill’s approach is to use humor to break down the barriers many people.  The idea is to try to reach people where they are instead of cramming positive thinking down their throats. By using humor, the book catches the attention of the reader and holds it all the way to the end.

This is a revolutionary book that provides kids with proven steps necessary to deal with the struggles our youth are faced with today. STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS offers a fun new accessible approach to exterminating negativity while inviting YOU to change YOUR LIFE for the better!

TODAY ONLY DURING THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF “STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS” YOU’LL RECEIVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS OF BONUS GIFTS WITH YOUR PURCHASE OF THIS FUN AND LIFE CHANGING BOOK!

Click here to learn more about the book, bonus gifts and ordering. http://www.idontstink.com/stinkinthinkinstinks/

 

 

Katrina Sawa
The JumpStart Your Biz Coach
916-872-4000
katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com
“Kicking YOU and YOUR Business Into High Gear!”

P.S. This refreshingly fun new book will still be available after the special launch event, but the special bonus gifts are only available for 24 hours—so order your copy today! Click here for more information about the book, bonus gifts and ordering! 

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I want to share a video with you I did earlier this week recording my Jumpstart Your Business Now Radio Show for 3 reasons:
  1. The radio show this week was me doing a Solo Show without a guest which means I gave a 30 min mini training session! You definitley want to go watch it.
  2. I’m looking for guests for my 2014 shows! You can find out how to apply to be a guest here now.
  3. I wanted you to also notice first hand how I leveraged this show….I hold it for free live each week, I promote it on social media and my blog and emails, I took the video of this and posted it on youtube, pinterest and then linked it out again to my social sites in different posts automatically. If you’re not doing all of this, it’s super easy to put the systems in place and can make a BIG difference with results in your marketing efforts! …I would love to help you with similar things as this plus so much more this year too in my Live Big Mastermind!
PS there there is ONE MORE fun live event happening very soon in Sacramento….it’s a Networking Extravaganza with my good friend Kathleen Ronald who is coming up from LA to do a 1/2 day workshop with me for YOU! Scroll down for this and other event info.

Watch the video (CLICK HEREOn this special LIVE, video of my radio show I wanted to give a free short training about launching, running and participating in leveraged business models and programs. Really, any business owner in ANY industry can do some sort of leveraged business model that can bring in additional income streams into your business. You just may not know what that looks like for YOU. Watch this one-time show and training on what else could be possible for you. I share all kinds of ways to leverage your expertise, skills and knowledge into other ways to generate income for yourself.Check it out and tell me what you think! I also talked about my Live Big Mastermind which is my main annual group program that I run and enrollment for that is now…go check it out if you’re considering joining a group for yourself this coming year and fill out the quick form on there to talk with me about it: http://www.LiveBigMastermind.com.

Have a great weekend!

 
Katrina Sawa 
The JumpStart Your Biz Coach 
(916) 872-4000 
info@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

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I’m really having fun with creating new videos this month – have you seen them all? They are ALL different, don’t miss one, you never know what quick tidbit of information you’re going to gleem from one of these videos.

I’ve been doing a lot of mini planning meetings this week from a promotion that I had going and it’s fun, hearing what people want to accomplish and then give them ideas and strategies to even go bigger than what they’d thought! I love this stuff!
PS there are 2 fun live events this month in Sacramento….one with the Women Speakers Association and one with my good friend Kathleen Ronald who is coming up from LA to do a 1/2 day workshop with me for YOU! Click on over to my blog for a list of those events and others.

Watch today’s video (CLICK HERE) all about how to embrace your inner planning diva…yes you can. I know planning is not always the fun and sexy stuff in our business but if you think about it, this is when you get to be creative and think really BIG! It’s fun, watch my video and get some ideas for yourself this coming year.

I’m excited about talking with any of you who want to find out about my 2014 Live Big Mastermind group….go watch the video about this Freshly REVISED annual transformational program that can totally change your life!

Click here to find out more –>> www.LiveBigMastermind.com 

Fill out the quick form on that page and I’ll be in touch to talk with you soon…meanwhile I’m off to speak at the eWomenNetwork in Colorado Springs tomorrow and Friday – pray for me that it doesn’t snow! This California girl isn’t a big fan of snow! 😉

 

 

 

Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach

916-872-4000

info@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

P.S. Been thinking about working with me but haven’t taken that leap yet or inquired yet about how that would work?

Seriously consider talking with me about the NEW Live Big Mastermind….I’ve made quite a few changes to the program for this coming year and can’t wait to work with a great group of highly motivated entrepreneurs (this program will be my MAIN focus in 2014, you won’t see a lot of other virtual programs or free events anymore….take a look!).

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Hi there, It’s Katrina Sawa here with a quick event update video for you and a couple other thoughts!

I’m so excited it’s fall time; it’s one of my favorite times of year! I love the colors, the smells (cinnamon, pumpkin spice), the coffee creamer flavors and even the pumpkin patches and fun stuff to do outdoors. Check out this fun picture of my honey’s daughter Riley playing at the pumpkin patch this weekend!

I’m also excited because I’m in the midst of planning all sorts of fun NEW live events, changes to my Live Big Mastermind, products and more for next year! I used to really despise and avoid planning in my business but now it’s so fun because I can get creative, think big, find ways to collaborate with others, serve more people and even see how much revenue could potentially be made too if I implement with consistency and speed (two very important characteristics of successful entrepreneurs!).

I have so much going on I wanted to list it all for you on this page but I also created a fun and quick video of most of it with urls of where to go to for what, more description of stuff, etc. for those of you who are more visual.

 

 

For more free info on business and marketing go to http://www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts.

PLUS I’m excited about talking with any of you who want to find out about my 2014 Live Big Mastermind group….go watch the video about this Freshly REVISED annual transformational program that can totally change your life!

Click here –>> www.LiveBigMastermind.com  

 

Upcoming Events, Calls, Live Seminars, Webinars & Where to See Kat Speak!

 

Oct 15, 11 am PSTKat’s Jumpstart Your Business NOW Radio Show – Info about guests, to call in live or to become a guest yourself – CLICK HERE!

 

Oct 15 – 25 – Kat is one of the featured guest experts on theLaunch Your Expertise – simple strategies to leverage your expertise.” Telesummit. This interview series spotlights top strategic global marketing and sales experts who reveal their 6 and 7-figure success formulas on a wide variety of list building, marketing, and sales topics to help you stay focused, motivated, and creative. Find out the details and register here now so you don’t miss a single interview, including mine!

 

Oct 18 – Kat is the Guest Speaker at the eWomenNetwork Luncheon in Colorado Springs, CO. Find out how to attend here.

 

Oct 22, 11 am PSTKat’s Jumpstart Your Business NOW Radio Show – Info about guests, to call in live or to become a guest yourself – CLICK HERE!

 

Oct 22, 3 pm PST – Silver Mentor Coaching Program, Training Call on the topic of: Maximizing Your Affiliations for Ongoing Marketing and Leads – Find out how to join and what’s included for $97/mo!

 

Oct 22, 5:30 pm PST – [LIVE EVENT] Kat is co-hosting the Women Speakers Association LIVE Meetup in Sacramento for the first of what will be monthly events in the area. This month’s meeting will be held at the Momo Lounge on J St.; there will be a no host bar and everyone will be able to purchase food too. The goal of this event is to support local speakers and budding speakers with resources, networking, connections and more locally and internationally via the WSA website and benefits. Meetings are currently FREE and include a FREE Associate Membership to the WSA! Please RSVP here now as we do need an accurate head count.

 

Oct 23 – Nov 5 – Kat is one of the featured experts on the Global Movement Makers FREE Telesummit. If you are looking for strategies to catapult your business, please join me and my fellow experts here. Register here now.

Oct 25 – VIP DAY WITH KAT OPENING….Who Wants It? Contact me for info or click here.

 

Oct 29, 11 am PSTKat’s Jumpstart Your Business NOW Radio Show – Info about guests, to call in live or to become a guest yourself – CLICK HERE!

 

Oct 29 – VIP DAY WITH KAT OPENING….Who Wants It? Contact me for info or click here.

 

Oct 31, 10 am PST – Kat is being interviewed on the Business Success CafeRegister now and get FREE Access to ALL October expert speakers in the Cafe!

 

Nov 4, 5:00 – 8:30 pm PST – [LIVE EVENT] Kat is co-hosting a training class on Networking, Follow Up and Marketing Yourself into Becoming a Rockstar in Your Industry or Organization with Kathleen Ronald, The Queen of Business Networking. Only $10 for the content-packed, interactive, class and mixer. Register for Nov. 4 live event here now.

 

Nov 19, 5:30 pm PST – [LIVE EVENT] Kat is co-hosting the Women Speakers Association LIVE Meetup in Sacramento for the first of what will be monthly events in the area. This month’s meeting will be held at the Momo Lounge on J St.; there will be a no host bar and everyone will be able to purchase food too. The goal of this event is to support local speakers and budding speakers with resources, networking, connections and more locally and internationally via the WSA website and benefits. Meetings are currently FREE and include a FREE Associate Membership to the WSA! Please RSVP here now as we do need an accurate head count.

 

SAVE THE DATE [LIVE EVENT] – APRIL 3, 4, 5 IN SACRAMENTO – KAT’S NEXT BIG LIVE SEMINAR ON MARKETING YOUR BIZ!

Talk to you soon!

~ Katrina Sawa

The Jumpstart Your Biz Coach

916-872-4000

katrina@jumpstartyourmarketing.com

 

PS. Comment below – I’d love to hear from you about this topic and talk with you more too about your biz and goals for next year! It’s time to PLAN for 2014!

 

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Working the Room

As a seasoned networker who built my multiple six figure coaching business initially by networking and follow up, I had to learn how to meet as many people as possible in order to have more leads to develop each month. Ten years ago when I started my business I attended an average of 14 networking events every month.

While the follow up of all the leads you get at such events is a crucial component of making this work, without enough leads to follow up on, you’ll basically get nowhere fast.

Therefore, here are a few key tips on how to make the most of your time at your next networking event – Working the Room!

1. Be Prepared:  Go with a goal of how many connections you want to make for leads and referral sources. Carry enough business cards. Have an enticing special offer or freebie someone can agree to receive from you when they agree to be signed up for your email list. You don’t need to have the free gifts on hand as long as you can email it later. If you do carry a free gift with you, you may get more leads however. I like to give out audio recordings on CD’s, free checklists for marketing strategies or little promotional products that people will use, not boring ones like pens and paper.

2.  Work It Baby:  Try not to spend more than five minutes with any one person. If you get someone who goes on and on and on you want to break in and interrupt them and ask them what types of people they wanted to meet here tonight. When they indicate who they would like to meet, glance around the room to find someone to introduce them to and pass them off. The goal is to get other people’s business cards. Giving out yours is not as important because you can always follow up and send them one. Plus when you ask for others’ cards and you ask more questions of them, they tend to like, trust and connect with you better. Don’t talk a lot about yourself.

3.  Get Results:  Always keep in mind who you’re looking to meet and when you run into them, ask if they’d like to talk with you later and get to know each other. Set an appointment right then, grab their card and move on. Don’t try to have a long-winded or in-depth “get-to-know-you” conversation in the middle of a networking event. Schedlue those for later and make as many as you can. In addition to booking follow up appointments whenever possible, you want to get verbal agreements to add people to your email list so that you can continue to market and follow up with them after the event.

 

Katrina Sawa is known as The Jumpstart Your Business Coach because she literally kicks her clients and their businesses into high gear and fast. She is a speaker, coach and best-selling author of the book, Love Yourself Successful. You can find out more about Katrina plus grab four free gifts including her Do-It-Yourself Marketing Planning Guide and a complimentary Business Strategy Session with her by going to http://www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts.

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The top questions from entrepreneurs are “How do I find clients” and “How can I make more money?” 

So how do you do it?  How do you continuously attract and find new clients, build the business that excites you and make more money … all at the same time?

Entrepreneurs get distracted with so many ideas and options that you either do nothing or you do too many things at once but none of them very well.

Don’t be fooled by all the tricks in the internet marketing world out there….if you’re in business and NOT seeing the kind of income you want to make then this is the perfect strategy for you to hone your skills in. I KNOW you’re not doing enough networking, relationship marketing or maximizing it when you do network. No one does….

Networking is STILL THE FASTEST PATH TO CASH for myself and any of my clients who need to generate business quickly.

So what is the fastest way to cash, and what about building relationships?

You need to meet as many people as you can and then keep in touch with them consistently and persistently in order to stay on top of their minds at all times. So, networking is the fastest way to build your list of customers and prospects and even referral sources. There are online networking strategies these days as well as offline, on this webinar we will touch on both.

Where can you start?

1:  Find More Places to Network:  More local events, luncheons, meetings, conferences plus national or regional ones too. I recommend making a habit of attending one larger conference or 2-4 day event every quarter at least. Then monthly locally you can attend anywhere from 1-4 per week in most areas if you look hard enough. All the people you meet may not be exact prospects but you could find a lot of prospects, referral sources, opportunities to be a speaker and many other opportunities you wouldn’t have with less networking. One tip on where to find more networking groups or meetings is to search beyond your local chambers, go to meetup.com and do a search for the keywords that would be of interest to your target market, do a search on Google for groups with your specific focus or even search on Facebook or LInkedin.

2:  Have a Clear Strategy For Working the Room:  To just attend is not good enough, you want to go with a goal of how many people you want to meet, what other goals you can achieve, like how many potential referral sources you want to meet too. Sometimes you also want to become an exhibitor or sponsor of an event, not just an attendee for added exposure and added opportunity to showcase yourself and what you do. One tip for working the room is to ask lots of questions of everyone else and talk more about them than yourself. Asking for everyone’s cards so you can follow up later but even suggesting to them then that you’d love to set up a follow up, get-to-know-ya type of a call.

3:  Make Sure You Always Follow Up Like Crazy: This is where most business owners fall down and don’t actually maximize their time networking in the first place. Most sales will be made on the follow up. Most opportunities for speaking gigs or joint ventures will be made on the follow up. Calling to follow up is the best strategy but you also want to follow up via email and direct mail too. If you really want to make a big impression or get to someone quickly and they’re not responding then go search them out on Facebook or your favorite social media site and send them a message there too. One tip about follow up is to NOT add everyone you meet to your email newsletters or a subscription via email however, that is spamming and not good etiquette. If someone asks for you to send them your info or be added to your list then of course you can oblige. Finally, you want to follow up more than one time in each way, minimum of 2 direct mail attempts, emails and phone calls for best response.

Hopefully that helps you figure out how to fit more networking into your schedule and how to maximize your time too.  Remember, if you’re not that busy in your business and you need clients; your time spent networking could be the biggest bang for your buck and time to build your business quickly. This is why having a strategic business coach can really help you; we don’t let you go crazy implementing the wrong things first, we help you get focused.

For more information on how to jumpstart your marketing, your business or your life, make sure you’re receiving Katrina’s emails, video tips and more. She gives a bunch of free gifts when you check her out online at http://www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts and you can even talk with her for free in a jumpstart your business strategy session through that page too.

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One of the main things that stops a lot of entrepreneurs from moving forward in their business or holds them back from reaching the 6-figure mark is being in overwhelm.

Overwhelm can cripple a business owner. It sometimes gets so bad you may do nothing at all! And that’s not going to help you make more money or get more clients….you want to stay in constant action to see the best results. BUT those actions should be very strategic, planned and targeted to what you need to do to start, grow or market your business.

Many small business owners focus on the wrong things first in their business therefore sometimes filling their schedule with unnecessary tasks rather than revenue generating tasks.

So how can you overcome overwhelm?

Here are 3 ways that could help you get out of overwhelm faster or help you become more focused in the first place.

1:  Clear Space:  One of the first things I do sometimes with clients who are in overwhelm when they come to me is figure out where they’re spending time every week in their life and their business. This is one activity you can do to evaluate if you are spending your valuable time on unnecessary tasks or actual revenue generating actions. Keep track of ALL your activities for 7 full days, whether you’re working or not. Write them all down, everything you do plus how much time you’re spending on each task. Yes, down to doing the laundry and especially time on social media and email. Try to determine if you are doing things that will lead to a sale or talking with a prospect one way or another. If not, take note. After that week, review what you’ve been spending time doing and think of how you can shift time spent.

2:  Hire Team:  For many small business owners who are in the first 3-5 years of first starting your business you typically don’t believe you can afford to hire anyone just yet; usually because you’re still not making the amount of money that YOU want to make. But if you think differently about this; that by hiring one or two people to help you get more revenue generating activities done every month you could actually be in a place to talk with and sell more prospects into your programs, products and services. If you already have the beginning of a team, then evaluate your team. Are they doing the right things? Are you delegating the right tasks? What else is missing? More Marketing, more follow up, more connecting online, more touches with your database, more phone calls? These are the main revenue generating tasks that a team could be doing for you so you can reach more people every month.

3:  Evaluate Options: This is the most important of all. As entrepreneurs we typically have no shortage of ideas. Ideas though, sometimes are what overwhelms us. We want to develop this new product, that new program, send this email, hold a special sale, plan a big event or write that book. I could go on and on of course as these are all ideas I’ve had as well. Then there’s the outside influencers who give us more ideas and share things we “should be” doing in our business or our marketing. Just be careful who you listen to and how you prioritize what you do and keep a list or journal of ALL your ideas for the future. You don’t want to implement them all at once and there are certain things you want to do depending on how long you’ve been in business so also be careful about doing which things too early on in your business or you may not see the results from them that you want.

Hopefully that helps you with a few ways to get out of the overwhelm you could be in. Take it slow and get help if you need it. This is why having a strategic business coach can really help you; we don’t let you go crazy implementing the wrong things first, we help you get focused.

For more information on how to jumpstart your marketing, your business or your life, make sure you’re receiving Katrina’s emails, video tips and more. She gives a bunch of free gifts when you check her out online at http://www.JumpstartYourMarketing.com/freegifts and you can even talk with her for free in a jumpstart your business strategy session through that page too.

 

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  • Uncover why you are not experiencing the bottom line profits you’ve always wanted and learn exactly what you can do to create an immediate shift.
  • Get crystal clear about the value you deliver so your marketing message grabs the attention of your ideal client.
  • Understand the “anatomy of a successful sales conversation” so you feel comfortable and connected and inspire more people to say YES.
  • Embrace innovative marketing strategies that are aligned with your values and personality.
  • Witness how to build a rock star support team that enables you to play primarily in your zone of genius.

A while back, I told you how excited I am to be attending Jane Deuber’s Uncommon Business Summit September 13 -1 5 as a featured Round Table Expert.

As I shared before, so many beautiful things await you at Summit. From the business-building workshops, to the Friday night beach bonfire (no kidding), Jane has truly arranged for a life-changing weekend.

At the Summit, you’ll learn…

  • A fool-proof system for selecting marketing strategies based on where you are in your business growth cycle
  • A time tested formula for conducting engaging sales conversations that create meaningful connections and inspire prospects to say yes
  • Insider secrets on how to write, publish and market your book to establish instant credibility and impact greater change
  • Powerful keys to accessing your authentic Star Power anytime you are called to deliver your genius
  • A simple way to quiet the negative inner dialogue and step into your personal power

I want this for you and hope you will check out the details and decide to join me for this amazing event.   Hurry!  The early bird and $97 “buddy” offers end August 21st!

I can’t wait to share this powerful weekend with you!

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Becoming somewhat famous was one of the best things I ever did for my business. When I became well-known in my industry my credibility instantly went through the roof. Suddenly, I had more speaking gigs and more clients.

During the Somewhat Famous Webcast, you will learn:

  • How to get expert status and gain more publicity
  • Strategies to build your list while you sleep
  • How to collaborate with others to help spread your message faster so you make a bigger impact in the world
  • Easily get more speaking gigs
  • Ways to make people want to listen to what you have to say

If you are interested in learning how you can become somewhat Famous in your niche, reserve your spot for the “Somewhat Famous” LIVE webcast.

Go ahead and reserve your spot now

It’s your time to shine,

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