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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Jun 17, 2019
I'm excited to share today's interview with Pat Flynn. He is the owner of Smart Passive Income.  Pat lost his job as an architect in 2008 and was left scrambling to find what he was going to do next. Pat turned to internet business and published his first eBook explaining how to pass the Lead Exam (an exam for architects).pat flynn
 
He’s all about the passive revenue. He’s been setting up passive revenue streams since then. In addition to the Lead Exam for architect content, he developed a security guard training website, courses for marketing a food truck business, podcast and podcast teaching materials and so many more things, including his latest book out in August called Super Fans which we discuss around building and cultivating a loyal fan base.
 

 

Pat and I discuss:
  • Being laid off (fired), the anxiety and the will to find something fast.
  • His start to Smart Passive Income
  • How he manages work/life balance
  • What legacy means to him.
The podcast....Smart Passive Podcast
  • The biggest lessons he's learned from episode one to today.
Author....Recent books
 
  • and much more!!
 

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Jun 10, 2019
I'm delighted to interview Mick West, founder of Metabunk.org, Contrailscience.com, I first heard of Mick on the Joe Rogan Podcast. Micks’s first claim to fame was as a video game developer, one of the founders of the studio that made the “Tony Hawk Pro Skater” series.   We talk about how we got his start debunking, conspiracy theories, contrails, vaccines and how listeners can get involved in promoting scientific and rational viewpoints. The highlight is his book  Escaping the Rabbit Hole which is a manual for adopting West’s style of engagement. matrix movie
 
As he tells his own story in the book, even then he was interested in the irrational ideas people spread around the office and online; cashing in his stock options let him take up his “hobby of debunking more seriously.
 
We talk about how we got his start debunking, conspiracy theories, contrails, vaccines and how listeners can get involved in promoting scientific and rational viewpoints. The highlight is his book  Escaping the Rabbit Hole which is a manual for adopting West’s style of engagement.
 
 

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Jun 3, 2019

After serving a total of four prison sentences for crimes ranging from burglary to armed robbery to drug dealing. Dave Dahl turned his life around during his last stint and rejoined the family bakery shortly after his release. He went on to co-create Dave’s Killer Bread.

Dave had to accept that—at least for Dave Dahl—there’s no “happily ever after”. But he finds great satisfaction in “fighting the good fight”, one day at a time. He believes that forgiveness of self and others is one of the keys to inner peace and personal growth. But it’s only one of many lessons he’s come away with through all of his struggles—and triumphs.

Dave’s Killer Bread, a family endeavor, was sold to Flowers Foods in 2015, leaving Dave with a void to fill. He spent the next 2-plus years building what is perhaps the largest collection of African tribal art in the world. During this time he lived a semi-hermetic lifestyle. Now, with a healed heart and mind, he steps back out on a mission to help inspire others to find their own brand of success.

“‘Good Seed’ is much more than a killer bread recipe. Having been a ‘bad seed’ and destroying everything in my path as a troubled young man, I finally found the path of humility and teachability. It gives me the courage to fall down 7 times, and get up 8.”

 

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May 27, 2019

Vadim saw a major problem in the industry: consumers are confused and can't see through the haze of hype on CBD all over the internet. The CBD School was created to educate consumers on how to use CBD and where to find the best products for their needs.

Vadim is the CBD Professor. For the last two decades, he has dedicated himself to researching the benefits of the cannabis plant. But it wasn't enough to learn about the benefits for himself—he wanted to share them with the world.

Thus the CBD School was created.

We discuss:

  • Marijuana propaganda 
  • CBD School and how it started
  • Promoting CBD sites
  • What is CBD? Where CBD come from?
  • Difference from hemp, Marijuana
  • What’s the amount of CBD in Hemp Oil? What’s the amount of CBD in Cannabis Oil?
  • and much more!

Also check out our Marketplace Post Game discussionWrapping your head around everything going on with CBD and Marijuana Legalization

Other Resources:

Coca-Cola Looking to CBD to Get Well & Get Money

Our Interview on Vadim's Show 'CBD School'

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific (book)

Mention in the show - Dr. Rachna Patel

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May 20, 2019

Craig Dubitsky is one of the most creative minds in consumer goods, with a proven track record for finding the white space in competitive markets. He is the "Friendly Founder" of <a href="https://www.hello-products.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hello — the “naturally friendly” oral care company</a> whose products are vegan, never tested on animals, and made in the USA.

Prior to Hello, Craig co-founded <a href="https://evolutionofsmooth.com/pages/lip-care" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Eos</a>, a women’s personal care brand known for its ubiquitous lip balm. He also served as SVP of Venture Development at Simon Property Group, leading the initial investment in <a href="https://methodhome.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Method Products</a> — a manufacturer of biodegradable natural cleaning supplies, which was named the 16th “most innovative company in the world” by Fast Company in 2008. Craig himself was named to Advertising Age's Creativity 50 as one of the “Most Influential and Innovative Creative Thinkers and Doers” in 2014.

In this conversation, Craig shares the story of how he founded Hello, and offers advice from his transformative career.

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May 5, 2019

In this episodes, I had the pleasure of sitting down with current CEO and Co-founder of Super Heroic, Jason Mayden.  Jason and I met briefly while he was in Raleigh, NC to speak at the city's Small Business Week Kick-Off where I brought my sons to hear his inspiring message of entrepreneurship, design, fatherhood and play. In his previous role at Nike, Jason Mayden oversaw the design and execution of all conceptual products, data driven
innovations and inline lifestyle and performance product for Jordan Brand, as the Senior Global Design
Director.

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During his 13+ year career at Nike, Mayden led and contributed to the creation of innovative sport performances products for athletes and cultural icons such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Derek Jeter, and Michael Jordan.

Super Heroic Inc. a business focused on creating quality play performance product, technology and services for elementary school aged children and families.

Jason and I discuss;

  • His experience growing up in Chicago and the inspiration of the Michael Jordan era
  • His experience and evolution while at Nike
  • His Passion for gym shoes...tennis shoes, kicks, you get it :)
  • Leaving Nike and starting his own brand, Super Heroic
  • Magic Johnson becoming an investor
  • Best business advice
  • and much more!!

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Apr 29, 2019

I had the opportunity to travel to Amsterdam earlier this year for a Lenovo event we hosted with some EU colleagues. Before my travels I read an article in Travel Noire. There’s so much more to Amsterdam than weed culture, but there’s no denying that it’s a huge draw. I wanted to dive deeper and reached out to Co-founder Taraq who was happy to have us use his place as our venue.

Water & Brood's mantra is Good Food, No Bullshit”. It's a chic restaurant located near many of Amsterdam’s famous museums and attractions where owners and brothers Rachid and Taraq Hok-Ahin serve everything from chicken and waffles and acai bowls to dishes inspired by their Surinamese roots.

Taraq and I cover:

  • Going to school with a greater purpose
  • How he got into the restaurant business
  • The challenges of opening and running a restaurant business
  • Logistics considerations in the restaurant business (margins, competition, menu, product, etc..)
  • Difference between a coffeeshop which sells weed and cafe
  • and more!

 

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Apr 21, 2019
Bailey Richert is Founder of Virtual Summit School and Host of the Infopreneur Summit. In this episode - we discuss what a virtual summit is, how to get started, tips on tech setup and general building awareness around your brand.
 
For years Bailey was caught up in the ‘rat race' as she followed what she was taught was the ‘right path' in life. A high school valedictorian and magna cum laude engineering university graduate, Bailey took a job for many years working the 9-to-5 consulting grind in California. The cubicle life would never allow her to achieve the dreams, goals and ambitions she had. So she decided to make a change and the journey began and continues today.

 
Bailey and I discuss;
  • Her decision to leave the corporate world and why this may not be for everyone
  • What and Why a Virtual Summit?
  • Benefits she realized from hosting 4 virtual summits
  • Steps to starting your own
  • ROI on a virtual summit
  • and much more...

 

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Apr 14, 2019
As LinkedIn's founding education and millennials editor and Senior News Editor, Conversations and Engagement Maya Pope-Chappell curates, cultivates, and creates content for the world of education—those who work in it  and contributed to coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, the Hong Kong protests, and the protests in Ferguson. She has substantial online news experience in the US and Asia, including social media and audience engagement, breaking news, and video production.e who recently left it as students. She works with LinkedIn Influencers, in addition to overseeing editorial initiatives and projects involving education for LinkedIn's more than 450 million members.
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Maya previously worked at the Wall Street Journal in a variety of roles and contributed to coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, the Hong Kong protests, and the protests in Ferguson. She has substantial online news experience in the US and Asia, including social media and audience engagement, breaking news, and video production.

Maya and I discuss:

  • Her Journey Intro Journalism
  • Thoughts on college for today
  • Experience in Asia
  • Rising above the Monday blues
  • Different hats worn at LinkedIn
  • Best Practices on LinkedIn
  • Adding value and going beyond cheesy self promotion

and much more!

Other Resources:

Going Viral on Linkedin: https://www.inc.com/john-white/how-to-get-your-blog-featured-on-linkedin-from-a-l.html
Student Publishing Section: https://students.linkedin.com/student-publishing
 

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Apr 7, 2019

I was excited to sit down and have an interview with Ravinder Deol, who is a a Certified Bitcoin Professional and after absorbing a lot of his content, he has one of the more sensible approached to how we approach this new financial revolution.

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He's been involved in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain space since 2013, and has seen it grow tremendously. He said he saw a white space in the structured education of it all. So he's taken it upon myself to help you get all the knowledge you need in one place!
Initially he started out by teaching live classes which then lead to the creation of B21 Block, where along with a team of co-instructors the goal is to bring high quality, engaging and practical Cryptocurrency and Blockchain education online. As of this date he's had over 83k students and currently 23 courses available but he's kind enough to help answer some of our questions here. So without further

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Mar 24, 2019

Ted Rossman is an Industry Analyst at CreditCards.com and writes the “Wealth and Wants” column. He has seven years of experience in the credit card and personal finance industries as a member of the award-winning communications department at CreditCards.com and its sister sites, The Points Guy and Bankrate.

Ted and I Discuss;

  • Steps to getting involved in the finance industry
  • Having credit cards doesn't mean having debt
  • How to pick the best credit cards for me
  • Best card for travelers
  • Ted's Cashback strategy
  • How many credit cards should you have?
  • Understanding your credit report and score
  • Myths with credit cards
  • and much more!

Other Resources:

Ted's Cashback Strategy
FICO 9 Info
Dave Ramsey's Philosophy on Credit Cards
Renting vs. owning a home Disclaimer: It's my first Youtube video and my delivery is boring but it has great info. I'm going to redo it. 

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Mar 17, 2019

Sri Sharma is CEO and Co-founder of Increasingly, the AI product bundling technology company.
Previously, Sri founded and sold two digital marketing technology businesses. He has won National Business Awards’ highly commended Entrepreneur of the Year, Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and Deloitte Tech Fast 50. Most recently, he won a Google awarded scholarship to study AI and futuristic technology at NASA.

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Sri and I discuss;

  • How he started online?
  • Past business ventures
  • First "super affiliate" venture turning into a full business
  • Current business ventures
  • What criteria he follows when looking for investment opportunities
  • Steps he takes to find peace when business has challenging times
  • How to create demand for a product that the market doesn’t necessarily know they have a need for
  • and much more!

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Mar 3, 2019
Alfred A. Edmond Jr. is SVP & Executive Editor-at-Large of Black Enterprise, responsible for providing brand, marketing and content leadership as a member of BEs senior management team. Alfred is a widely recognized expert on personal finance, entrepreneurship, mentorship, leadership development and the practical application of faith in daily living. 

He is also known for his A Grown Man Knows content on the values and behaviors of responsible, life- affirming manhood, which has garnered enthusiastic appreciation.

 

Alfred and I discuss:
    • Start in Journalism
    • The beginning of working @ Black Enterprise
    • His First assignment (story)
    • Remembering Reginald F. Lewis
    • The shift in media
    • Black Enterprise stake in events
    • The Grown Zone
    • and much more....

Other Resources:

I Am College Material!: Your Guide to Unlimited College, Career, and Life Success

Deal of the year - Reginald F. Lewis (Black Enterprise article)

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Feb 23, 2019

Minter Dial is a storyteller, filmmaker  (The Last Ring Home trailer below), two-time author and an international professional speaker. Founder of The Myndset Co. and then of the DigitalProof Consultancy, Minter speaks and consults on Branding, New Tech and Digital Transformation, working with major global brands, such as Samsung, Kering and Tencent and more.minter dial

Prior to setting up his own ventures, Minter led a 16-year international career with the L'Oréal Group - including 9 different assignments in France, England, USA and Canada. Among these, Minter was managing director Worldwide of REDKEN, then of the Professional Division for the Canadian subsidiary. In his final position at L'Oreal, he was a member of the Executive Committee worldwide, in charge of eBusiness, Business Development and Education.

Happy to have Minter on to discuss his journey and his latest book, Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence which Minter masterfully makes the case for why empathy is not only teachable but a requirement for success in business and in life.

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Feb 16, 2019

Josh Zloof, Co-Founder & CEO of Sudden Coffee is passionate about more than just serving up a great cup of coffee. After launching several businesses that ended in some success and even more failures, Josh knew he needed to find his “why.” This led to him founding Sudden Coffee on the idea of “making one billion people happy.” Today, Sudden Coffee has served over 200,000 cups of their single origin, speciality grade, instant coffee (delivered right to your door). With over $4.2M raised from Sudden Coffee have been featured in the New York Times, Food & Wine, and GQ. 

Josh and I Discuss:

  • Ideas on penetrating the crowded coffee/beverage space
  • How Sudden Coffee is sourced
  • Process of making instant coffee
  • Funding
  • Focus around marketing
  • Distribution
  • Working with coaches and mentors

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Feb 10, 2019
Dave Anderson is a speaker, entrepreneur and #1 Best Selling author who loves sharing knowledge and helping others on the topic of sales & entrepreneurship. He has been featured in several media outlets including The Breakfast Club, Ebony Magazine, AllHipHop.com and The Philadelphia Enquirer.
 
He enjoys sharing his message and speaks on various topics including relationships and personal development to help people from all walks of life, including young people, transform their own lives. No stranger to hard work and controversy, Dave was the driving force  behind the Rickey Smiley Morning Show reaching national syndication  and helped conceive an early version of Rickey’s Reality show

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Pitch, Close, Upsell, Repeat is the sales blueprint for entrepreneurs everywhere. David Anderson shares his experience teaching you how to prospect with precision, close with confidence, and other sales skills you need to grow your business.
 

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Feb 2, 2019

I had the chance to sit back down with my friend Damon Brown again and to talk about his new book Bring Your Worth: Level Up Your Creative Power, Value & Service to the World.

We discuss how to create work that brings the respect of the market, the value in your bank account, and the positive influence in the world? Inc. columnist and successful entrepreneur Damon Brown breaks it down in the thoughtful Bring Your Worth: Level Up Your Creative Power, Value & Service to the World. The follow-up to the best-selling series The Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, Bring Your Worth takes the proven methods from Damon’s keynotes and coaching practice and puts them into a strong, focused package perfect for both independents and traditional businesspeople interested in making their best impact in the world.


Check out his trailer below:

 

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Jan 26, 2019

Craig Dubitsky is one of the most creative minds in consumer goods, with a proven track record for finding the white space in competitive markets. He is the "Friendly Founder" of Hello — the “naturally friendly” oral care company whose products are vegan, never tested on animals, and made in the USA.consumer disruption

Prior to Hello, Craig co-founded Eos, a women’s personal care brand known for its ubiquitous lip balm. He also served as SVP of Venture Development at Simon Property Group, leading the initial investment in Method Products — a manufacturer of biodegradable natural cleaning supplies, which was named the 16th “most innovative company in the world” by Fast Company in 2008. Craig himself was named to Advertising Age's Creativity 50 as one of the “Most Influential and Innovative Creative Thinkers and Doers” in 2014.

In this conversation, Craig shares the story of how he founded Hello, and offers advice from his transformative career.

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Jan 19, 2019

Angela J. Grayson is Principal Member and Founder of Precipice IP, PLLC that is a consultancy and intellectual property law boutique specializing in patent, trademark, copyright, and data law.legal outline

Prior to founding Precipice IP, Anglea was most immediately Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Patent Operations Lead at Walmart Stores, Inc.  Prior to joining Walmart, Angela had previous experience as in-house patent counsel for several Fortune® 100 companies, as well as prior experience in the examining corps for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

 

Angela and I discuss;
  • Her journey from Mississippi to Arkansas
  • What attracted her to law
  • Learning the spirit of being and entrepreneur from her family
  • Companies Precipice works with today
  • Difference between trademarks and IP's (Intellectual Property)
  • The patent son Amazon's one-click process
  • Finding the right lawyer
  • And so much more!
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Jan 12, 2019
Kevin is an attorney and the blogger behind Financial Panther, a blog about personal finance, travel hacking, and side hustling using the sharing economy. He paid off $87,000 worth of student loans in just 2.5 years by choosing not to live like a big shot lawyer.side-hustle-stats
 
Kevin is passionate about earning money using the sharing economy and you can see all the ways he makes extra income every month in his side hustle reports
 
 
Kevin and I discuss;
 
  • Steps he took to payoff $87,000 school debt
  • Thoughts on a college degree today
  • Taking a closer look at his finances for ongoing financial freedom and learning from Financial Sam, Dave Ramsey, Money Mustache and others.
  • Keeping humility while working days as a lawyer
  • Side Hustles he stopped
  • Current Side Hustles
  • Making between $1k-$3k renting out his room on Airbnb
  • Investing in a Solo 401K
  • and much more!

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Jan 5, 2019
I had the pleasure of talking with someone that I’ve been following for a while, Jenn Herman, from Jenn’s Trends. We discussed ways to get the most out of Instagram with tips, and more.
 
Jenn Herman has a unique perspective on business and success on social media, which earned her the prestige of being on the list of Top 10 Social Media Blogs three years in a row: 2014, 2015, and 2016. She is also the author of The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Instagram and Stop Guessing
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Right now, 65% of the world’s top brands use Instagram and Jenn says the number continues to grow. There are 200 million monthly active users on Instagram, 70% of which log in daily. This is a huge base of people for marketers to reach. No matter who your target audience is, some of them will use the platform. You’ll hear why you can reach people more clearly through Instagram than you can with any other platform.
 
As a marketer, you should aim to create original images for Instagram. There are many different ways to incorporate your products and services into an image to make it look more native and get better engagement.
 
 
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Dec 31, 2018

Former NBA player Mark Blount continues to be successful off the court while being a phenomenal small business owner and real estate investor. Having a professional basketball career for 10 years, Mark Blount has played center for the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, just to name a few.

He recently did an interview on The Undefeated and said “I owned quite a bit of real estate in Palm Beach Gardens — seven build

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ings. I went in there with a friend of mine. We renovated them, all the units there, and brought them back up to, back then it was 2012 code: new bathrooms, new floors, new kitchens and all that stuff,”. Blount then joined the soft-pretzel franchise Auntie Anne’s. He opened two stores in West Palm Beach and one in Jensen Beach, Florida. After building and operating the franchises for four years, he sold the stores to focus on real estate. He purchased them for a little under $700,000 and sold them for about $2M.

Mark and I discussed;

  • Growing up and balling in NYC
  • His first big contract
  • Playing basketball overseas
  • Avoiding the financial traps as an athlete
  • First investment after his basketball career
  • His business in real estate and getting into franchising
  • and much more!

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Dec 22, 2018

Du’An Lightfoot, a Cisco certified Systems Administrator, YouTuber, and founder of the #LabEveryday movement is a powerful advocate for career advancement. His inspiring, nuts-and-bolts advice gets you right on track for making your career shine.cisco labeveryday LabEveryday shares the demands, tactics, and mindset you need to succeed.

Du'An and I Discuss:

  • The LabEveryday Movement
  • Network Administration Changing his life
  • Going from Help Desk to Network Systems Engineer
  • Average pay of those coming into CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
  • Advice for those wanting to get into networking
  • Being a mentor
  • Work/Life (time) management

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Dec 16, 2018

After serving a total of four prison sentences for crimes ranging from burglary to armed robbery to drug dealing. Dave Dahl turned his life around during his last stint and rejoined the family bakery shortly after his release. He went on to co-create Dave’s Killer Bread.

Dave had to accept that—at least for Dave Dahl—there’s no “happily ever after”. But he finds great satisfaction in “fighting the good fight”, one day at a time. He believes that forgiveness of self and others is one of the keys to inner peace and personal growth. But it’s only one of many lessons he’s come away with through all of his struggles—and triumphs.dave dahl prison phots

Dave’s Killer Bread, a family endeavor, was sold to Flowers Foods in 2015, leaving Dave with a void to fill. He spent the next 2-plus years building what is perhaps the largest collection of African tribal art in the world. During this time he lived a semi-hermetic lifestyle. Now, with a healed heart and mind, he steps back out on a mission to help inspire others to find their own brand of success.dave dahl recovery

“‘Good Seed’ is much more than a killer bread recipe. Having been a ‘bad seed’ and destroying everything in my path as a troubled young man, I finally found the path of humility and teachability. It gives me the courage to fall down 7 times, and get up 8.”

 

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