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The Impact A Woman’s Influence Has On Her Child

Your Children are the centre of your life, you would do anything for them, the love you have for them is like no other! They are the most important thing to you, and you care about their happiness.

This is how I believe most Mum’s feel – whether you have connected with being a Mother.

You only want to protect them.

The truth is – I believe our Love and intention comes from the same place but it’s our behaviour and influence that can either have a positive or negative impact on them.

I remember the day I had a massive realisation, when the truth finally hit me, and woke me up!

Literally!

It’s because of that realisation that keeps me on my path today no matter how tough or painful life gets.

Before I tell you what that realisation is, I want to share with you how I ended up getting there.

It was back in 2007 when my life turned up side down, I went from being in a successful career, living a life of financial freedom and enjoying life. Travelling, going out with my friends, buying clothes, treating myself to lots of self care – hair, nails, shopping trips to London, you name it!  My partner and I ate out nearly every weekend – it was a great lifestyle!

In 2007 I lost one of my closest friends to cancer.  The job I was in lost a massive contract.  I was told I would never be able to have children and was put on gruesome fertility treatment. I then discovered I had a Sister my Dad told me nothing about for 11 years – to say it was a testing year was an understatement. I suffered with anxiety attacks and went from being a positive person and flowing in life to feeling weak, lost and fed up.

In 2008 I gave birth to my miracle daughter, Lola Faith, my gift <3

But I still was the same person, 2007 and every other bad experience in my life had defined me.

In 2011 life hit rock bottom again, we nearly lost our business and nearly had to declare ourselves bankrupt. It was horrible – not being able to pay ourselves, struggling to even buy my daughter a beaker.

And then I woke up…!

You see it wasn’t just about me anymore, was it?

I will never forget the day, I was feeling fed up and frustrated, my partner had taken our daughter out and I didn’t feel like going –  I was feeling completely depressed like never before.

We had just, only just, saved our business from going under.  We had to make some real tough decisions and go back to the start, from getting rid of our staff, office and everything we had built up so far.

I was doing the housework and I had a Freddie Mercury moment! For the sake of copyright, visualise Freddie in his get up, feather duster and hoover 🙂

Whilst hoovering the hallway, it hit me.

There has to be more to life!!

Ok you’ve got the song in your head too? I want to” break free”.

So I asked myself these 2 questions…

What is the life I really want to be living?

Then the next one came that hit me straight in the heart and bolted me awake more than the best alarm clock in the world ever could!

What kind of role model do I want to be for my daughter?

As I write this to you, I feel so grateful and blessed to be here now,  a feeling of goose bumps has risen all over my body and a sicky fear feeling in my tummy – what would have happened if I never woke up?!

I want my daughter to know she can achieve anything she wants to, she can achieve her dreams, there are no limitations. I wish for her to remain kind, show empathy with others and be grateful.

Most importantly, I want her to know she is

GOOD ENOUGH AND WORTH IT

I don’t want her to settle or play small in this world and not make the most of the precious life she was given.

And above all else, I want her to be truly

HAPPY

TO FEEL LOVE AND BE ABLE TO GIVE LOVE

So if I wanted this for my daughter, I had to become this myself.

Otherwise why would she feel and believe it, if I am not.

After all Mum’s are their children’s biggest influencers.

Let me ask you

Are you leading the way for your children?

How has your Mum influenced your life?

My Mum never felt good enough about herself – not going after her dreams, limiting herself, not treating herself and she powered through life on survival!

I know this was of no fault of her own, but still had a big influence on me. There is no need to pass blame on our parents, but just take responsibility for what we can do in our present moment and our children’s future.

Matthew Hussey, is a true example of how his Mum influenced his life. If you don’t know Matthew,  – he is one of the top leading coaches and human behaviour experts who has had incredible success all over the world! He is not even thirty yet!!

In this video he backs up my beliefs and the true heartfelt message behind my purpose at Mumazing.

Click here to discover how his Mum’s influence has played a huge part in his success, enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Want To Get Unstuck And Give Your Business A Boost?

Then this is the programme for you….


Mumazing Business Booster Programme

This programme is a business course for Mums, whether your starting up or looking for business growth.  24 Modules jammed packed with content including material I have shared with only my VIP Clients. 


In this programme you will….

Discover how you can make your business give you the lifestyle you truly desire.
▪ Gain clarity on your vision and clear goals on how to get there.
Find out how much it will actually take to become financially free (it’s not as much as you may think and no lottery ticket involved).
Learn how other Mums can run their businesses very successfully as well as balancing family life.
Discover how to overcome the Mummy Guilt of juggling business and being there for your Children.
I’ll walk you through how to identify your ideal customers and what you need to do so they come to you and not your competition – only a small percentage of businesses know this secret.
Create your sales funnel and marketing strategy where you have a clear process so you can make those sales much easier and faster.
Create savvy products so you don’t have to work your butt off – including making money without you physically being there, also known as passive income. 
Overcome any barriers in the way of you and your success, including self belief, money, and not having enough time.
Set Goals and be clear on what Action you need to take to make your business and desired lifestyle happen. 
I’ll show you how your Business and Family life can work in Harmony together
And so much more content to help you and your business thrive. 
This is what some of my clients have said…

“Working with Lucy was incredible. Before I worked with Mumazing I was working in an isolated manner, with no one to bounce ideas off. Lucy provided direction and clarity. I was in the initial stages of starting my business, Lucy has a wealth of knowledge and experience which really guided me.

Lucy’s programme provided brilliant tasks, helping you to set your goals and plan your business. These goals were a life line and really kept me focused.

Thanks to the Mumazing programme my business has grown far quicker than I ever expected! Lucy is an inspiration and I highly recommend working with her “
“I know I’ve posted this on the Mumazing page but I wanted everyone to know just how amazing the coaching was:
You know all those fab systems you helped me put in place? They are working so well.
I’ve just updated the media pack from when we created it 6 weeks ago and the difference in the stats!
Up 28% on visitors to the site. Up 36% reach on Facebook and nearly 15% more followers on Twitter. Thank you so much!”

What’s involved in the programme….

  • You will have access to the programme online to complete at your own pace and have access for life
  • A workbook to download with all the exercises on and your bible, business plan to have to hand
  • 6 Video’s will be sent to you walking you through each part of the course

Also you will receive

  • One Coaching Session with me personally through Skype/Phone to support you one to one as you go through the course.
  • You will be part of the “Mumazing Business Booster” Facebook Group – this will be your space to ask any questions you have about the programme. I will also be in there live walking you though the course and carrying out live Q&A sessions.

I have spent thousands of pounds on my learning and have passed all my knowledge in this one course.

I share with you all the content my VIP clients use when I work with them one to one on my exclusive coaching programmes which start at £2,000.

To have an hour’s coaching session with me personally would be £200.

The investment of this programme is only £497





I guarantee if you put in the work you would get this investment back.

If you want to move forward, feel unstuck and take your business to the next level then this is for you.

“A focused course giving the opportunity to breakthrough any specific issues and blocks in our business. Very useful personal work on planning your business, customer group and finances. Lucy has a very friendly, engaging and structured way of working. I recommend this to anyone who needs to start or refocus and move on to the next stage in their business”

To sign up for the course click the button here and you will then receive an email with your login details and a link where you can book your one to one coaching session with me and an invitation to the Facebook group.

I can’t wait to work with you

To Your Happiness and Success

Lucy xx 





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Why We Should Be Celebrating Mums and Their Support Team

Sitting on a packed train on a Friday evening on my way to London, I remember the feelings inside of me of nerves and excitement. Did I do enough to win this award? Did I get enough votes? I was starting to doubt myself.

I then started to think about this award process and the others I had been nominated for and I can honestly say there was only one that left me feeling inspired. Many award events can feel like a money making tool or a list building exercise, taking away what giving an award is really about.

I then started to think about my mission and message in life, and decided I wanted to put on my own event, making it really inspiring and a big celebration for Mums.

However this wasn’t going to be about building a list, so no public vote! AND this was definitely not going to be a big money making tool so no high end sponsorship packages!

Instead an inspiring awards ceremony with credible judges, and supporting businesses who shared the same values.

I want Awards to be what they are truly about!

So it’s all go here at Mumazing HQ with the Mumazing awards! It’s all very exciting and we are all bursting with excitement.

The last 6 Months have been crazy busy pulling it all together, we are now only a month away from the actual celebratory lunch and it is all coming together beautifully as things do when they are meant to be. The nominations we have had so far and the amazing support we have had from the business community to support the event have been immense, it’s such a good feeling.

With the closing date for nominations coming to a close this Friday this week we are giving it an extra push to encourage you to nominate that special Mum or Support Team in your life.

I don’t know how you feel, but sometimes I get the feeling being a Mum can be a thankless task. We can also feel guilty towards our support team about leaning on them so let’s use this opportunity to show our appreciation to the amazing souls in our life and shout it from the rooftops!

If you know a Mum, Dad, Grandparent, Employer who needs shouting about then pop over now to our awards page and get nominating! You only have until the 24th June to do this…

Nominate your special person here….
http://www.mumazingsuccess.com/awards
Keep on being Mumazing
Lucy x

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My Mumazing Journey, First Part….

Tears, Laughter, Love, shameCourage, Fear, Celebrations, Tantrums, ExpansionBeans on Toast and Happiness. 

 

It was 3 years ago I was planning the launch of Mumazing and it was also 3 years ago my world turned upside down when I became a Single Mummy. 

I was discussing with my new partner yesterday, it would have been so easy for me to give up then. To go and get myself a “proper job” to be “responsible” “to do the right thing” 

When the Father of my daughter went so did the family income, I was just at the beginning of organising a big launch for Mumazing and stepped down as the director of the business we had together.

I didn’t have my own income, as the business we had together was ours and I made the decision to leave that business a year before to train as a Coach and start up my own mission.

After the Mumazing launch it was time to decide what I was going to do, I moved back in with my Mum to get some breathing space and continued one to one coaching under my other coaching business, whilst I worked on Mumazing’s business model.

Moving back home at 36 was tough, but it was even more harder to move back home with my 5 year old daughter.

I can say after 3 months it didn’t work, it made me miserable. No offence to my Mum but energetically this didn’t feel right for me and my daughter. 

I decided to move out and find my own place, still holding onto Mumazing and the heartfelt message I want to get out to the world.

Employment did cross my mind. 

But the message I have in my heart took over. 

Standing in the council office was one of the most shameful experiences of my life. 

What was I doing here at 36 years old, and a Mum, what happened? 

I nearly walked out, I nearly walked to the job centre instead, looking around I felt like I didn’t belong in there, but again…

My powerful purpose in life took over.

The moment I signed up to housing benefit and tax credits, I told myself it is my goal to come off them as soon as possible. 

A year after that, I was back in the council office closing down my claim for both benefits. 

I had met the love of my life and decided to take the leap of faith and move in with him.

Mumazing had now given me an income to support myself, not a huge amount but enough to take me to the next chapter of my life.

After the break up of my daughter’s Dad, I wanted to find my soul mate and in him I had. He made me laugh, he made me happy.

I will never forget the Woman at the counter ask me if I wanted to do this, if I wanted to come off benefits, come away from security and move in with him.

For one moment, looking at her concerned face, I nearly got drawn in.

I remember standing in Poundland, talking on the phone to my chap. I asked him if he believed in me, I told him I had stopped all benefits to take this leap of faith with him and wanted to know if wanted to take that leap to. 

We came up with a plan that he would pay the rent and I would pay everything else.

That was one year ago! 

Sitting here, a year later I am ready to take the next chapter of my life and I am so excited. We are moving again to a bigger house, I have taken on a VA and expanded my Mumazing Team. Mumazing has grown offline and a movement has started online.

What has happened in the last year has been incredible, but I’m not going to lie to you, it has been challenging. 

Read the next part (released soon) to discover what happened this last year.

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you know a Business Mum who Rocks?

If you joined us on this week’s #mumhour on Twitter, you would have felt the amazing energy on there. I was hosting it this week and I am not joking I was so hot after all the tweeting, I felt like I had done a work out!

The reason the energy was at an extra high this week is because for love month we are celebrating all the amazing Mums in Business that rock! 

I have been running #mumshour for quite a while now and it blows me away all the amazing Mums who are running a business out there and they are worth shouting about – believe me!

To be involved and nominate a Business Mum who Rocks, this is what you can do… 

  • Nominate a Mum in Business who deserves some love by, using their twitter handle if on Twitter or tagging them if they are in our #mumshour facebook group, with the hashtag #bizmumsrock IMPORTANT TO ADD THIS AS THIS IS HOW I KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN NOMINATED. 
  • Every Saturday in the #mumshour facebook group the nominated Mums for that week will be asked to share their inspiring story in the group. 
  • At the end of February (love month) all the nominees and who nominated them will appear in a very special blog.

Already in the first week of launching this we have had (as you can imagine) so many nominations, it’s really exciting and inspiring! 

To hear all the stories of  inspiration and be in on this movement, join our facebook group here! 

That Mum you are thinking about, go and nominate her right now! She deserves it right?

So excited to have you join in!

Until Next Time, Lucy xxx

 

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5 Important Success Factors You need to Know to Keep Your Business Alive…

Running a Business is tough! Believe me I know. This is the 6th Business I am on and I can honestly say to you, only now do I feel I have got it right and I’m on the right track.

In this article I am going to share with you the 5 important success factors, also known as the ALIVE formula I implemented into Mumazing which I believe has kept it ALIVE,  been a result of it’s success and given it’s place in the market today.

I remember how I used to feel and experience in my other Businesses, I almost lost the first one due to cash flow. I gave up on the second one because I wanted to offer what I did to everyone. The third one I was scared I’d get found out so I created a 4th one behind a business name and  repeated the same process I did with my  second and third one. The 4th one I felt so confused on my message and who I was serving and the 5th I never believed in the product to be honest it was a shiny penny and a quick fix!) 

Mumazing however is going strong and expanding day by day, and I believe this has been because I have implemented the ALIVE formula into my business.

I am going to give you this gift so you don’t have to be on your sixth Business like I am, you can get it right first time or if you have tried over and over again you can finally make things happen this time round.

alive formulaAudience

Who are you serving? Even though sometimes it can feel like your product is for everyone, when you really focus and drill down who your ideal client is, it’s clear to see there are a huge number of people out there who won’t be buying from you. Imagine all the time, energy and money you are going to save now.

Lifestyle

Why are you doing this for? In my first business I had no idea why I was doing it. I just thought I wanted my own Business, be my own boss and earn my own money.  I never even thought what Lifestyle I wanted out of it. As soon as you know your why and emotionally connect with the lifestyle you want to live this will give you the fuel you need to make your business happen.

Income Goals

Cash Flow is key in Business, so many businesses go under because of this key factor and my first one nearly did! To prevent this from happening you need to be clear on your business and lifestyle income goals to keep your business alive.

Vision and Mission

What is your Vision for your Business? I used to get so overwhelmed with my Vision and Mission and this can stop us in our tracks. Make sure you are clear on yours and have that powerful mission that will elevate your business above your competition.

Educate  

Never stop learning and working on your business. If your not learning you are dying – I was once told that by the famous T Harv Eker and how true is that? The business world is changing all the time and at such a fast pace, you  need to ensure you are kept up to date, because if your not I can guarantee your competitors will be.

I recommend now you know this, you go and implement this into your Business right now.

Im guessing you want to keep it Alive? 

Until next time, To Your Happiness and Success

Lucy xx

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Looking for 20 Women to Test Pilot my Business Programme

This has now finished, thank you so much to all of the Gorgeous Women that signed up. I am looking forward to your feedback <3 (You Can Still Get The Program for the Special Price of £97.00, just follow the link…That still a £200 Discount!)

BE ONE OF MY 20 WOMEN BY CLICKING HERE

Hello!

I am really excited as I have finished my first online programme, a Business and Personal Development course for Mums. As you may or not be aware most of my work is off line serving my Mumazing Group, Clarity Days or VIP Clients. I made the decision a few months ago after seeing incredible results with my clients I wanted to extend this offering online and reach out to more incredible Women.

In celebration and to test it out, I have an amazing opportunity for20 Women Only! 

I am looking for only 20 Women to Test Pilot my programme for only a small investment (you will think I’m crazy with what I’m asking but it’s true) in return for feedback and a testimonial if you feel the course has helped you and your business.

This programme is a business course for Mums, whether your starting up or looking for business growth.  24 Modules jammed packed with content including material I have shared with only my VIP Clients. 

In this programme you will….

  • Discover how you can make your business give you the lifestyle you truly desire.
  • Gain Clarity on your vision and clear goals on how to get there.
  • Find out how much it will actually take to become financially free (it’s not as much as you may think and no lottery ticket involved).
  • Learn how other Mums can run their businesses very successfully as well as balancing family life.
  • Discover how to overcome the Mummy Guilt of juggling business and being there for your Children.
  • Learn where to find your customers and what you need to do so they come to you and not your competition – only a small percentage of businesses know this secret.
  • Create your sales funnel and marketing strategy where you have a clear process so you can make those sales much easier and faster.
  • Create savvy products so you don’t have to work your butt off – including making money without you physically being there, also known as passive income. 
  • Overcome any barriers in the way of you and your success, including self belief, money, and not having enough time.
  • Set Goals and be clear on what Action you need to take to make your business and desired lifestyle happen. 
  • Learn how you can never make any sacrifices for you and your family!
  • And so much more content to help you and your business thrive. 

When this programme goes live I am asking for an investment of  £297

After the thousands of pounds I have invested in my own development learning off the very best, this is amazing value.

But as I said before I am offering this to you, for a crazy test pilot price of only

£27! £97.00

Yes, only £27! £97.00! Still Saving £200!

 If you would like to be one of my 20, you can sign up for the programme here

Yep I know you think I’m mad but I want to test pilot this out before I launch it for real.

But I am only offering this to the first 20 Women who snap this opportunity.

As well as my list, I will be also spreading this around my social network including the ever growing following on Mumshour. 

This is what some of my clients have said…

A great day of Clarity! I know where I am and where I want to be but wasn’t sure how to get there – now I do. I have clear Actions that although initially felt overwhelming, are now broken down into bite sized chunks. If you need someone to point you in the right direction and draw out of you your goals, then Lucy is your lady! A great day of Business and Personal Development. 

“A focused day giving the opportunity to breakthrough any specific issues and blocks in our business. Very useful personal work on planning your business, customer group and finances. Lucy has a very friendly, engaging and structured way of working.

I recommend this to anyone who needs to start or refocus and move on to the next stage in their business”

 If you are a business start up or want to take your business to the next level the this course is definitely for you.

Grab yourself a bargain and sign up here Just follow the link and hit the Paypal Button..

Can’t wait for you to join the programme!

To Your Happiness and Success

Lucy xx

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Proof Dreams Do Come True…

I recorded this video when up in Kent training my first Mumazing Coach, I was having a reflective moment..

 

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Why you don’t need surviving from the Summer Holiday’s…

“Schools out for Summer!!” Me and my daughter have not stopped singing this song all week and she finally breaks up today. Yay!!! 

 I know for some of you the holiday’s have already begun and I hope you are having a blast already! 

It saddens me the amount of Mum’s who dread the summer holiday’s, I was only chatting to a couple of Mum’s at my daughter’s gymnastic’s club the other day and one of the Mum’s was not looking forward to them at all. Sad, don’t you think?

 I know some of you might be expecting a “how to survive the summer holiday guide” from Mumazing, after all one of our message’s is to support Mum’s with their businesses, but you won’t be getting one.

I believe no Mum needs surviving from the holiday’s, and that is why I never put these kind of guides together (there are plenty out there if you do feel like you need one).

 Instead I wanted to send you this personal message from a Mum to a Mum, as we head into the next 6 week’s of the Summer Holiday’s.  watch your message below, enjoy lots of love Lucy xxx

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6 Tips To Create More Time for Busy Mums

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-woman-clock-face-looking-concerned-image39425781As a fellow Mum I know how much pressure I used to feel juggling the business, mummy duties and running the family home. I used to find my self working into the early hours of the morning as I felt I never had enough time. The stress I used to feel, I remember how my life looked like back then – very chaotic! 

But at the time, I felt like I honestly didn’t have enough hours in the day, now I know this wasn’t the case…

As soon as my life changed I started to notice I was achieving a whole lot more in a lot less time. I noticed my life became less chaotic and I felt a whole lot calmer.  To be honest with you to this day it is very rare I feel stressed or feel my life is out of control. 

What a turn around hey! You know the impossible didn’t happen, I was never given more hours but instead I created more time in my life and I will share with you in my 6 Mumazing Tips what changed

  • Mumazing Tip One

Prioritize

What is most important to you at what time? Plan what you have to do and put in order of importance.

I  don’t know why and believe me when I tell you I used to be the same, Non Important tasks take over Important ones. Honestly is looking at Facebook/Emails  more important than a Business Project you have to do or is work more important than your child’s sports day?

Today I rescheduled a really important meeting with a potential sponsor and leader for one of my groups because my daughters school fete has landed on the same day – I have been completely true with the business involved but this is my whole ethos and mission to create joy, happiness and freedom into families lives and if he shares the same values as me which if he is going to run my first group for Dad’s he has to, he will totally understand.

  • Mumazing Tip Two

Outsource – Create your Mumazing Team

Oh my goodness the amount of time and energy I have wasted because I used to carry out tasks I a) didn’t like or b) couldn’t do just because I thought it would save me money is unreal. This has been such a valuable lesson for me is to outsource and get support from your family and friends. I have created such a fab Mumazing Team and it continues to expand – I now have more energy, more time and actually created more money for my business instead – so worth its weight in gold 🙂 Let’s stick to what we are good at!

  • Mumazing Tip Three

No Distractions/Keep Focused

If there is one person who is easily distracted its moir! To help me with this I now keep away from any distractions, for example I delete my face book app off my phone if I need to work on a big project or keep my phone in another room so I don’t get distracted by my email, calls and other social media notifications. I even tell people so they don’t interrupt me – last week I had 2 days on my own as my partner and daughter was away, I used these two days to finally create my online programme and I told people. My Sister phoned to ask if she could use my washing machine as hers had broke, I said she could but she mustn’t distract me and if she could take my nephew to the park whilst it washed. It worked! The old me would have stopped, made her a cuppa etc but I was strict and set boundaries.

  • Mumazing Tip Four

Plan

When you have a plan, you have more direction which in turn creates more time. Think about it, if we went on a journey together and we didn’t know how we were going to get to our destination, if we had a map we would reach our destination much quicker than if we didn’t. Same in Life! Gosh I never used to plan, felt like I was fire fighting all the time! Now I always Plan, I am the Queen of Planning! So much so I am planning the evening meals at Breakfast or even better still  1 or 2 days before. I plan my business tasks in my diary and plan ahead for product launches! I even plan the house work in – for example I will load the washing machine the night before, add the washing liquid and turn it on in the morning on the way to school run then hang it out when I get back. I know by planning and setting Goals my life has hardly any Chaos to it.

  • Mumazing Tip Five

Tasks Not Time

When I learnt this lesson, WOW! It was like someone had given me more time! Don’t focus on the time you have focus on the tasks instead. So instead of saying to yourself I have until this time to this do that, say to yourself today I want to achieve the following tasks.

  • Mumazing Tip Six

Stay In Control to Avoid Overwhelm

To avoid overwhelm and feeling like your tasks are out of control, break your tasks down into chunks and plan those chunks into your diary. For more tips on this subject you can check out this video where I show you in more detail how to deal with what I like to call Mumazing Overwhelmingness! You can watch it here.

As soon as you implement these 6 tips into your life, I can guarantee you will create more time in your life.

For more Business and Personal Tips you can watch our Mumazing TV Channel for free by signing up here!

I will leave you with this famous quote by Zig Ziglar

“Lack of Direction, not lack of time is the problem. We all have 24 hour days”  Zig Ziglar

To your Happiness and Success

Lucy – Founder xxx

 

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