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  • Today, I’m speaking with Tony Cappell. Tony is the Principal and Co-founder at Chicago Atlantic Group — a private market investment firm combining deep expertise with an entrepreneurial approach to multi-asset class investing.

    As a debt investor with over 10 years of experience in the specialty finance space, Tony has completed over 150 deals comprising over $5B in total credit.

    Prior to founding Chicago Atlantic, Tony was a Managing Director and Head of Underwriting at Stonegate Capital, a private credit investment firm that specializes in the cannabis industry. At Stonegate, he was responsible for credit, underwriting and the growth strategy of the loan portfolio.

    Tony is an unbelievable source of information when it comes to understanding loan and fund structure. He knows exactly what to look for when it comes to protecting the downside and mitigating risk. He’s also a wealth of knowledge when it comes to enhancing a deal and creating opportunities to earn better returns — or what I like to call, income amplifiers!

    And today, you’ll hear us talk all about it! We dig into debt structure, strategies for de-risking a deal, how to negotiate better terms with things like equity kickers and liquidation preference, and why regulatory arbitrage is creating a massive opportunity in the cannabis industry. That, and a whole lot more!

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  • Today, I’m speaking with JP Newman. JP is the Founder and CEO of Thrive, FP — a relationship based private equity firm focusing on real estate projects that make a real impact. Their focus is on generating profit for investors, while also improving tenant communities for the greater good.

    The way JP see’s it, when residents thrive, a property succeeds—and when a property succeeds, investors win.

    Since 2009, JP and his partner (Adrian Lufschanowski) have done over a billion dollars in real estate transactions and have acquired more than 11,000 units.

    Few businesses strive to create prosperity, but JP’s company is proof that it’s possible to invest with purpose and create wealth and success where everyone succeeds.

    In our conversation, JP shares his story from quitting a lucrative career with SONY and his humble beginnings as an investor, to building a real estate empire focused on building community and doing social good.

    You’ll also learn about the capital stack structure, important questions to ask a syndicator, and one of the most unique tax-advantaged deals I’ve ever heard of when it comes to multifamily real estate.

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  • From a very young age, we’re taught that in order to earn money, there has to be an exchange of time. To make more, you have to work more. The problem is, there’s only 24hrs in a day, so the earned income model completely limits how much money you can make.

    Sure, you can level up by making a higher hourly wage or working more hours, but beyond that, you’re stuck.

    As a result, people will settle for mediocrity. They end up building a lifestyle around what they get paid, rather than building their pay around the lifestyle that they truly want.

    It’s a trap! One that most people don’t know how to escape. Which leads me to today’s episode of the podcast…

    I’m speaking with Dr. David Phelps. David worked on the dental practice hamster wheel for over 20 years before being punched in the gut by his daughter’s life-threatening battle with leukemia, epilepsy, and a liver transplant — all before the age of 12.

    Fortunately, he had a Plan B! While still in dental school, David began investing in real estate by joint-venturing with his father on their first rental property. Three years later, they sold the property and David took his $25,000 capital gain share and leveraged it into 31 properties that produced $15,000 monthly net cash flow.

    Today, he’s a nationally recognized speaker on creating freedom, building businesses and investing in real estate. And his journey to create passive income and live for what matters most has inspired audiences across the nation.

    In our conversation, he makes it very clear why he believes the conventional idea of earned income and the “working to live” mindset is completely broken. You’ll hear us talk about all things real estate; how to buy properties that cash-flow on day one, the secret to getting seller financing, how to structure a deal on YOUR terms, and much more!

    You’ll also learn why the nest egg approach to investing is incredibly flawed, and what you can do to avoid the trap of earned income!

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  • In this episode, I’m speaking with Khalil Rafati. Khalil is a high school dropout, convicted felon, and former heroin and crack addict who wound up homeless by the age of 33.

    With nowhere to go but up, he decided it was time to get sober — and that’s exactly what he did!

    Fast forward to today, Khalil is a bestselling author, speaker, and health and wellness entrepreneur. He is the founder and owner of SunLife Organics, a rapidly growing chain of health food cafés with locations in California, Texas, and Arizona.

    In our conversation, you’ll hear Khalil’s unbelievable journey from a homeless junkie, to learning to invest and becoming a millionaire! We talk about overcoming the poverty mindset, the power of surrender, and why billionaire John Paul Dejoria decided to invest $1 million into his business. That and a whole lot more!

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  • There’s a common misconception that entrepreneurship has to come at a cost; that in order to make a company valuable, a trade-off must occur. If your business goes up, your personal life must come down — and there’s no other way!

    Well, today’s guest, Mac Lackey, would humbly disagree.

    As an entrepreneur for over 24 years, Mac has started, built and sold six companies — all of which have achieved 7 or 8 figure exits.

    What’s more impressive, is that he didn’t do it at the cost of spending less time on his family, his health, or living an exceptional life. As a devoted husband and proud father of two amazing girls, he found a way to do it all. He’s traveled the world, lived abroad, met his idols, had 50 yard line season tickets to his favorite team (FC Barcelona), and never missed a “Donuts with Dad” or a chance to carve a pumpkin with his kids.

    Not only has Mac avoided the entrepreneurial grind that we’re taught is inevitable, but he’s developed a repeatable process to start, scale, and sell companies successfully — and is now showing others how they can do the same.

    If you want to learn how to maximize the value of your business, build a solid exit strategy, and sell at a premium (without costly trade-offs), you won’t want to miss my conversation with Mac Lackey!

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  • Money can’t buy you happiness. It may be cliché, but it’s true.

    I’ve met lots of people whose bank accounts are full, yet their lives are completely empty. And no matter what they acquire, it’s never enough and never satisfies.

    Don’t get me wrong… I’m not saying that money is bad or that it can’t help you build a life on your terms. BUT, if you’re struggling to find joy in your life, no amount of money, status, or material possessions will fill that void.

    That’s because true happiness, success, and freedom aren’t external, they come from within.

    To help us better understand this idea, I am speaking with Personal Freedom Coach, Preston Smiles. Preston has helped thousands of people around the world to understand & embrace their fears, so they can live the life of their dreams.

    He is the founder of The Bridge Experience — a workshop where he and his wife, Alexi take a holistic and innovative approach to personal development.

    He’s also the founder of Extreme Leadership, where he works in service of his mission to empower, inspire, and amplify multi-generational movements of radical love.

    In today’s conversation, Preston and I talk about his incredibly synchronistic experiences, how intuition can shape your reality (if you’re willing to listen), and the secret to creating a limitless life of joy & freedom.

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  • When I started a family, I made a very intentional decision that I wasn’t going to trade time for money. I knew I wanted to show up at every game, recital, and important activity for my daughter, so I decided I was going to build a life that would give me and my family lifestyle freedom — and that’s exactly what I did!

    But, just because I created that freedom, it didn’t mean that I was automatically an amazing husband and father.

    In fact, for someone who’s always been a high achieving, hard working, competitive natured person, working on my business oftentimes felt more natural than working on my family.

    As entrepreneurs and investors, we’re so used to planning, setting, and achieving big goals for our businesses. We track progress, hit targets, hold meetings, and more...

    But why aren’t we taught to put that same level of energy into planning for our families — and shouldn't that be a top priority?

    With Father’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to talk more about the importance of relationships, family, and showing up for the people who matter the most. Afterall, what’s the point of creating freedom if you have nobody to spend that freedom with?

    There’s no one more suited for this special episode than my longtime friend, Jon Vroman. Jon is a husband, father and the Founder of Front Row Dads — a brotherhood created for “family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.”

    Jon originally started this group, not because he felt like he was crushing it as a Dad and a husband, but because he felt like he was getting crushed — and this group of likeminded men, rooted in trust and transparency, became the answer.

    In today’s conversation, Jon and I talk about the revelation he had in his thirties that helped him realign his priorities and truly put family first. You’ll learn all about the powerful work Front Row Dads is doing, and how to build a business around your life–not a life that revolves around your business.

    So, If you align with the idea of being a family man with a business, and not a businessman with a family, you definitely won’t want to miss this episode!

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  • When I quit my job years ago, a lot of people thought I was crazy for doing it.

    But why? Was it because I had checked off all the "right" boxes; or because I was making good money and could make even more if I had stayed?

    From the moment we’re born, we’re told how to look, how to feel, and who to be. We’re taught to do things a certain way and to follow a certain path. But if we’re not careful, it can prevent us from living in alignment with our true values.

    For me, the goal was NOT to make more money, the goal was to buy my time back...

    So, quitting my job was the right decision. And of course, the money followed, but if I had listened to what everyone else had told me to do, I would never have achieved the lifestyle freedom that I have today. This is an important lesson that leads to today’s discussion with my friend Cal Callahan.

    Cal is the owner of Unlearn Ventures, which is an investment fund and incubator for forward-thinking projects. He’s also the host of The Great Unlearn — a podcast that empowers people to question everything they think they know about life.

    Whether it’s spirituality, health, relationships, or fitness, Cal’s superpower is to help others unpack and unlearn preconceived ideas and beliefs, so they can build a better, truer version of themselves.

    So, instead of discussing a specific asset class or investing strategies, today's episode is all about questioning our beliefs. Cal will challenge you to think differently, open your mind, find joy, and approach life with insatiable curiosity — a valuable asset for anyone who wants to live life on their terms, not someone else's!

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  • Today, I’m talking to Robert Glazer. Robert is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners — a $20 million business that has won over 30 awards for its company culture. The company employs over 200 people worldwide, and despite being fully remote, is recognized as a best place to work by Inc, Fortune, Forbes, Entrepreneur, the Boston Globe and Glassdoor.

    He’s also ranked as the #2 small-business CEO in America by Glassdoor, hosts his own podcast, is a bestselling author, and his Friday Forward newsletter reaches over 200,000 readers each week.

    On top of all that, he’s just released a new book, How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace — a leadership book for any entrepreneur who wants to build a world-class virtual company.

    In this episode, you’ll learn what it takes to build and scale a fully-remote team, the major mistakes to avoid, and why doubling down on core values is key to long-term business success.

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  • Today, I’m speaking with my friend Craig Kessler. Craig is the COO of a multimillion dollar company, Topgolf, which is one of the fastest growing sports and entertainment companies in the world with over 60 venues across the US and nearly 20,000 associates.

    Before he joined Topgolf, Craig cultivated extensive experience in the world of private equity, which helped him prepare to serve as one of the youngest C-suite executives in the country.

    Craig’s also just released The Dad Advice Project — a book of real-life stories and advice written by more than forty dads from all walks of life. It’s a powerful behind the scenes look at raising a family and being a great father.

    Today, Craig and I dive into a bunch of topics, including the risk/return of private equity investing, the power of culture, mentorship, work/life integration, The Dad Advice Project, and how to think about building your legacy!

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  • Today, I’m speaking with my good friend John Ruhlin. John is a master networker, keynote speaker, sales and marketing expert, and entrepreneur who has built an entire business around the art of gift giving.

    It all began when he created the Corporate Gift Program at Cutco - which he still owns to this day - and now he’s creating gift packages for some of the largest companies and pro sports teams in the world!

    His book Giftology, has ignited a movement that is helping other businesses level up their gifting game and increase their bottom line. For over a decade, the Giftology System has been helping privately owned businesses and billion dollar companies get to new levels of success with it’s proven process.

    In this episode, we’re talking all about the art of gift giving and the profound impact it can have on both your personal and professional life. You’ll learn how bad gifts damage relationships, and how good ones can cut through noise and leave lasting, positive impressions — not just with friends and family, but with partners, clients, prospects, and more!

    If you want to learn how gifting can win hearts and become your best marketing tool, don’t miss my conversation with John Ruhlin!

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  • Today, I’m talking to Frank Rolfe — the godfather of mobile home park investing.

    Frank has been an investor in mobile home parks for almost three decades, and has owned and operated hundreds of mobile home parks during that time. He is currently ranked, with his partner Dave Reynolds, as the 5th largest mobile home park owner in the U.S., with a portfolio valued at over $500 million.

    He is also the co-owner of Mobile Home University, which teaches people the exact steps to successfully evaluate, purchase, repair, rent, and sell mobile homes.

    In today’s conversation, you’ll learn how Frank accidentally broke into the world of mobile home park investing, his approach to analyzing deals, and why now (more than ever), mobile home parks present incredible opportunities for lifestyle investors.

    Key Takeaways with Frank Rolfe

    How Frank started his career with a beat-up trailer park that was losing money on the wrong side of Dallas – and how he sold it for a $1 million profit! Why so many mom and pop operators lose money on their mobile home parks–and why almost every one of these losses can be turned into income with minimal effort. The pros and cons of CMBS lending. What Frank is doing to protect himself from rampant inflation and potential economic downturns. How the mobile home park industry may consolidate as private equity enters–and what makes it different from multi-family apartments. Why the modern mobile home park doesn’t look anything like the stereotypes created in the media. How mobile home parks thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Today, I’m talking with Michael Blank — the leading authority on apartment building investing in the United States.

    Through his investment company, Nighthawk Equity, he controls over $90 million in performing multifamily assets and has raised over $21 million.

    In addition to his own investing activities, his unique training programs have helped his students purchase over 7,600 units valued at over $337 million.

    He's also the author of the best-selling book, Financial Freedom With Real Estate Investing and host of the popular Apartment Building Investing podcast.

    Not only has Michael dedicated his life to showing people how to achieve financial freedom through real estate, but he believes anyone can do it within a 3-5 year period, regardless of experience or capital.

    In this conversation, Michael shares his incredible story of nearly losing everything before winning in the world of real estate investing. You’ll also learn all about multifamily apartments, the power of real estate syndications, finding and assessing off-market deals, and so much more.

    If you want to create passive income with real estate so you can live a life of significance and purpose, this episode is for you!

    Key Takeaways with Michael Blank

    Why financial freedom almost always leads people back to serving others. How Michael quit his job without notice to pursue a life of financial freedom and the mistakes he made along the way. How real estate investing in syndication allows buyers to purchase relatively safe assets with a minimum of risk. Why Michael has the same problems with stock market investing that I do–and why it’s so easy to think you’re earning back more than you actually are. How private equity investing, alongside real estate deductions, make it possible to achieve pure profit. The value of building relationships with brokers instead of chasing publicly listed deals. How real estate investing lowers the barrier to entry for so many entrepreneurs. What Michael is doing to build a legacy.

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  • Today, I’m thrilled to be speaking with my friend Jake Harris — a very successful entrepreneur and real estate investor. In his new book, Catching Knives: A Guide to Investing in Distressed Commercial Real Estate, he shares practical advice and personal anecdotes to help you embrace the next economic downturn and navigate the risk of distressed investing.

    Jake became a millionaire before the age of thirty, but soon found himself overextended and with massive debt in the middle of a monumental recession. However, he emerged stronger than before by building a portfolio that leveraged distressed market opportunities.

    In today’s conversation, we talk through what went wrong for him early on, how he reinvented himself in his current field, and how to dream big, create leverage, and truly scale your investments.

    Key Takeaways with Jake Harris

    Why everything fell apart for Jake’s early investments–and what he learned as he jumped back into the world of real estate investing. Why it costs just as much to flip a house worth $25,000, $50,000, or $100,000 as it does for one worth $1 million–and the benefit of working at scale. Why things will never go back to exactly as they were before–and the unique opportunities this is creating for investors. How Robert Kiyosaki, Tim Ferris, and GoBundance helped transform Jake’s life for the better. Why net worth is such a bad way to measure success, what really matters, and the magic that happens when you tap into your true passion.

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  • Rob Dial is a motivational speaker, coach, and content creator who has inspired millions of people around the world.

    I actually first met Rob back when he was only 19 years old selling Cutco — where he got his start in sales and discovered a passion for personal growth.

    Rob quickly moved up in the company, and by 24 he owned and operated a multimillion dollar office, where he trained over 2,000 sales reps. Throughout that time he taught personal development to his team and saw just how much it impacted their lives.

    By 2015, Rob had left the corporate world and launched The Mindset and Motivation Podcast, which hit #1 on iTunes in 6 categories and accumulated over 1 million downloads in the first 12 months.

    He has since built an international audience of over 1.5 million followers, and is now living his mission to help people realize their true potential.

    In this conversation, Rob and I talk about the path he took to get to where he is today, what it takes to find your passion and purpose in life, and how he built a multimillion dollar business without becoming a slave to it!

    Key Takeaways with Rob Dial

    How Rob found his niche and used his extraordinary talents for sales and teaching to build and scale the business of his dreams. Why everyone has a creator inside of them. How conferences and connections open us up to new opportunities we may never have previously known were possible. The value of making goals when it comes to who we are as people. How entrepreneurship can still grant you extraordinary freedom, even in a pandemic. Why it’s so easy to get clear on what you don’t want–but not what you do. How to effectively hire and delegate when you need to.

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  • Today, I’m talking with Phillip Stutts. Phillip is recognized as a political and corporate marketing genius, who has over 2 decades of experience working on campaigns with billions of dollars in political ad spend, and contributed to over 1,407 election victories, including 3 U.S. Presidential victories.

    Phillip has spoken in front of 40 million+ people in his career and made more than 350 national media appearances. He’s been interviewed by renowned business, entertainment and health leaders including: Anderson Cooper, Gary Vaynerchuk, Peter Diamandis, James Altucher, and Michael Hyatt, just to name a few!

    In today’s conversation, you’ll learn how Phillip grew his political marketing agency into an eight-figure business. He also reveals the 5-step marketing formula that’s responsible for electing presidents and building billion-dollar companies. This same formula will help you uncover key market insights, and find high quality, de-risked investment deals!

    Key Takeaways

    Why Phillip left Washington, D.C. for Santa Rosa Beach, Florida in 2014 - and why so many New Yorkers, Bostonites, and San Franciscans are doing the same thing right now. Why we believe that business, rather than government, is more likely to solve the majority of the world’s problems. How Phillip grew his political marketing agency into an eight-figure business - and why the same strategies that get presidents elected can help companies scale. Phillip’s five-step strategy for brand building - and why it applies perfectly to finding high quality, de-risked investments. Why the world of investments is so ripe for disruption. How Phillip differentiated and scaled his businesses. The questions you should ask before you make any major investment.

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  • Today, I’m speaking with Rachel Richards. Rachel and I have taken similar paths in life; she did very well selling Cutco, then took the leap to write a bestselling book and build a business buying real estate rentals. By the age of 27, she had quit her full-time job and successfully created over $15,000 a month in passive income.

    At Money Honey Rachel, she provides resources to help female millennials take control of their financial future. She’s on a mission to empower young adults not just to manage, but to change how they feel about money, once and for all.

    In our conversation, Rachel and I talk about how she discovered real estate investing and passive income as a kid, made her financial dreams come true as she became a full-time investor in her twenties, and the work she’s now doing to help people just like her achieve real financial independence.

    Key Takeaways

    How Rachel envisioned her path to financial independence, graduated from college debt-free, and used savings from her extremely modest first salary to purchase her first rental. Rachel’s unique strategies for finding off-market deals before anyone else. The dangers of chasing net worth - and why cash flow is king. How Rachel is using her time now to help others learn at scale. The power of living truly in alignment with your values. How mentors can help you get from Point A to Point B so much faster.

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  • Today, I’m talking to Charlie Epstein. Charlie is the Desirement Coach and the author of Paychecks for Life and Save America, Save! He’s coached over 10,000 financial advisors around the country and helped thousands of working Americans create paychecks for life, ensuring they can do all the things they desire to do.

    He’s on a mission to make the word retirement disappear. He aspires to change the mindset of working Americans so that they do all of the things they desire to do today - not sometime in the future.

    In our conversation, Charlie and I talk about how he caught the entrepreneurial bug as a child, how lifestyle investors can “bend time,” and the unique storytelling tools he’s created to help people achieve their financial goals in the present.

    Key Takeaways

    What Charlie learned from his entrepreneur father and opera singer mother. What it means to have a sense of divine discontent. Why Charlie found jumping into the life insurance business as a 21 year old was so much harder than being a struggling actor in New York City - and how these experiences informed his one-man show, Yield of Dreams. The value of doing things to crack the code, rather than just for the paycheck. How to understand the vig and the spread in borrowing money. Why Charlie disagrees with Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman about paying off all debt in favor of paying off bad debt - and ways to use Other People’s Money and Uncle Sam’s Money to grow your own. The coaches and mentors who have helped Charlie achieve his goals in life and in business.

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  • Today, I’m talking to James Hickman. James is an international entrepreneur, investor, and prolific traveler who has visited over 120 countries on all seven continents. He has started or acquired businesses all over the world, including his own private bank, a prominent retail brand in Australia, and an organic, self-sufficient farm in Chile, just to name a few!

    He holds multiple foreign passports and offshore bank accounts, stores gold in different vaults around the world, and grows his money using off-the-radar investments that pay way above normal yields.

    James is also the founder of Sovereign Man, a community teaching tens of thousands of people how to build a free and prosperous life; one that protects your money from bankrupt governments, the volatile stock market, and world changing events — like the 2008 financial crisis or the most recent global pandemic.

    In this episode, James shares experiences from his life and travels, and the unique strategies you can use to achieve more freedom, make more money, and keep more of it - regardless of your personal circumstances or what economic problems are facing the world.

    Key Takeaways

    Why James decided to open a bank in Puerto Rico. The risky activities that banks get involved in that their clients often have no idea of. Why James launched Sovereign Man - and examples of common topics that he writes about. What makes an investment attractive to James - and why he believes that great free cash flow and negative net income is a great position to be in. Problems specific to investing in the United States - and why taxing the richest Americans still won’t solve the country’s debt problems. Why James believes in cryptocurrency - but not blindly throwing money into the crypto marketplace.

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  • Today, I’m talking to Don Wenner, who is a master of scaling high growth, high profit entrepreneurial companies.

    Don is the Founder & CEO of DLP Real Estate Capital, a leader in the residential real estate sectors of investment management, lending, asset management, property management, construction, home building, and brokerage.

    Using the Elite Execution System, Don led the DLP Real Estate Capital family of companies to over $1 billion in assets under management and over $100 million in annual revenues in less than 10 years. He has been teaching this system to a select group of private clients who have revolutionized their businesses and shares the complete blueprint to his success in his upcoming book, Building an Elite Organization.

    In this conversation, Don and I are talking about the major benefits to buying a community bank, the core values at the heart of Don’s companies, and the proven business methodology Don used to achieve 60% year-over-year growth for the past 13 years!

    Key Takeaways

    Why Don decided to commit the time and energy into buying a community bank. Why Warren Buffett’s investment philosophy is actually far more antithetical to capitalism than it may seem. The difference between getting lucky and having great processes in place - and how Don has positioned his business to experience massive growth, year after year, despite never making a list of the Top 100 fastest growing companies. The core values at the heart of Don’s companies - and how they’ve empowered himself and his employees to do their best work on their terms. What Don is doing to invest ethically in communities without depleting much-needed housing stock.

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