Greenfire Blog

The Big Flip

By Eric Beschinski | Jun 7, 2024
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In today’s job market, the hiring power has shifted from employers to employees due to events like COVID-19 and the “Great Resignation.” Employers now need to sell their roles and company culture to potential employees, who evaluate opportunities based on relationship, value, and experience. Meeting these criteria is crucial for attracting and retaining talent.

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Warm & Fuzzy Ep. 1

By Eric Beschinski | Jun 28, 2023
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My “Warm & Fuzzy” posts will share some personal anecdotes and “get-to-know-me” details. People hire people, so this will help you get to know me better. This one is about my first and only fistfight…

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Lacking Is Limited

By Eric Beschinski | Jun 21, 2023
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There is a limit to how much you can lack, but there is no limit to how much you can have…

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Are You Wrong About Your Purpose?

By Eric Beschinski | Jun 1, 2023

You have a purpose. God wants you to know what it is. There’s a good possibility you don’t know it yet.

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Purpose in Pain

By Eric Beschinski | May 24, 2023
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2 years after our brush with death (motorcycle vs. deer), it remains a frequent reminder.

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Breaking Bottlenecks using the Theory of Constraints

By Eric Beschinski | May 10, 2023
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Want a different way to maximize productivity in your business? Try looking for bottlenecks.

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3 Thoughts 5.3.2023

By Eric Beschinski | May 3, 2023
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Create a culture of positive failure, Money is a tool (not a purpose), and Be a “prime mover” or “cycle setter”.

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Peace in Entrepreneurship

By Eric Beschinski | Apr 26, 2023
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Peace in business is possible. It’s up to you, Mr. or Mrs. Business-Owner, to make it happen though.

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Hard Work

By Eric Beschinski | Mar 29, 2023

Thoughts & Quotes about Hard Work as it relates to Business.

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“We can’t afford to…”

By Eric Beschinski | Mar 22, 2023

Maybe it’s not that “nobody wants to work.” Maybe there’s another explanation…

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Fear the Dandelion?

By Eric Beschinski | Mar 15, 2023

I like metaphors. Read more about fear, love, and flowers…

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“I don’t have time.”

By Eric Beschinski | Mar 8, 2023

Get a truthful mindset around time, and stop making excuses for spending your time poorly.

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Peter Drucker’s 5 Questions

By Eric Beschinski | Mar 1, 2023

Focus. Direction. Action. Check out Drucker’s 5 Questions for Entrepreneurs.

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“Never Follow Your Passion…

By Eric Beschinski | Feb 22, 2023
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Mike Rowe offers a twist on the familiar advice to “follow your passion.” What do you think? Is he right?

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By Eric Beschinski | Feb 15, 2023
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Small Biz Quick Tip

By Eric Beschinski | Feb 15, 2023

Be proactive and intentional so you don’t forget what is important.

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Funny Business Quotes

By Eric Beschinski | Feb 8, 2023

Time for a little poignant comic relief. Enjoy!

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Tiger Woods Has a Swing Coach

By Eric Beschinski | Feb 1, 2023

Do you need your own “Chris Como”? The answer is a resounding “YES”!

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Sometimes 2D is better than 3D

By Eric Beschinski | Jan 25, 2023

Sometimes a 2D perspective will help you get unstuck better than a 3D view.

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Don’t Give Up

By Eric Beschinski | Jan 18, 2023

We all “fail our way to success”, so keep going.

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Celebrate Good Times

By Eric Beschinski | Jan 11, 2023

Celebrate the big stuff. Celebrate the small stuff. “Come on!”

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Priorities: Who Comes First?

By Eric Beschinski | Jan 5, 2023

Business is like a family, and priorities are critical.

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Take Inventory

By Eric Beschinski | Dec 28, 2022

Have you ever taken inventory of all the resources you have at your disposal? Here’s why you should…

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Small Biz Quick Tip

By Eric Beschinski | Dec 21, 2022

The Most Important, Quick, Easy, Inexpensive, Marketing Action Every Business Owner Should Take (Even Though Many Don’t)

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Free Bookkeeping

By Eric Beschinski | Dec 14, 2022

It may not be exciting, but bookkeeping is an essential business function. Why not the software you need for free?

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By Eric Beschinski | Dec 6, 2022

Expecting to reach paradise while wandering the seas aimlessly is foolish. The same is true in business.

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Small Biz Quick Tip: Workona

By Eric Beschinski | Nov 29, 2022

Get your browser-tab habit under control (or at least organized).

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Small Biz Quick Tip: Why & Where To

By Eric Beschinski | Nov 21, 2022
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More questions, Eric? Yep. They are essential.

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Hire For Weakness & Hatred

By Eric Beschinski | Nov 8, 2022
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Focus on what you are good at doing and what you love doing.

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To Make Money

By Eric Beschinski | Oct 24, 2022
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Let’s get an accurate right mindset around money and wealth.

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Coffee In The Office

By Eric Beschinski | Oct 18, 2022
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We love coffee. But how does coffee equate to love in business?

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Money For Your Business: 3 Steps To Funding

By Eric Beschinski | Oct 11, 2022

There are no magic pills to funding your business. These 3 steps are the way to get started.

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Everything Takes Longer Than It Should

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 29, 2022

Plan, Pad, and Parry (guard).

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“Amplify Clarity with 8 Questions?”

By Eric Beschinski | Jul 20, 2022
Clarity through The 8 Essential Questions™

The 8 Essential Questions™ are the key to a successful life.

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Business Proverbs

By Eric Beschinski | Jun 16, 2022
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Just some of my favorite sayings I frequently use with my clients and my presentations.

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P3 Questions™

By Eric Beschinski | Jun 13, 2022

What are P3 Questions™?
Purposeful, powerful, practical questions!

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By Eric Beschinski | May 6, 2022
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Ready to become a huge, powerful, overwhelming force for positive change in the world?

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The Rich Code Club with Miss Merrilee

By Eric Beschinski | Mar 23, 2022

My interview on the Rich Code Club podcast with Merrilee

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Alignment For Your Business

By Eric Beschinski | Mar 10, 2022
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Is your business aligned? How can you know? What do you do about it? So many questions.

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3 Thoughts 1.17.2022

By Eric Beschinski | Jan 17, 2022
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There is nothing new. Saltwater. God loves you.

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3 Thoughts 9.22.2021

By Eric Beschinski | Sep 22, 2021
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Hit your deadlines. Be God’s grace. Abolish hurry.

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The Entrepreneurial Road Not Taken

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 12, 2021

Carbon or Cobalt? That is the question today.

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The Beauty in a Scar

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 2, 2021

Scars have benefits; they point to our perseverance.

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The Buyer’s Threshold

By Eric Beschinski | Jul 26, 2021

How do you get people to buy from you? IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PRICE!!!

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P3 Sales Questions™ #1

By Eric Beschinski | Jul 19, 2021

Purposeful, powerful, practical questions to be used in sales.

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My Personal Pearl Harbor

By Eric Beschinski | Jun 15, 2021
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This is part of My Story. An epic day. One filled with meaning and spiritual warfare.

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AM Valpo

By Eric Beschinski | Jun 1, 2021

Thanks for joining me at AM Valpo this morning. Here are the links I mentioned: Virtual Speaker Success Summit Registration Greenfire Newsletter Subscription

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MeisterTask is #1

By Eric Beschinski | May 18, 2021

Today I want to highlight the task management tool I recommend to my clients and implement in my iNautilus Admiral program. Not only is MeisterTask extremely effective within the iNautilus methodology, but the software is winning awards. Most recently, MeisterTask was named the #1 project management and task management software by I am a…

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Having Gratitude Is Just the Beginning to True Success

By Eric Beschinski | May 17, 2021

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Artisans, Proprietors, OBBO’s, & Entrepreneurs

By Eric Beschinski | Apr 8, 2021
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Know who you are, so you know who you need.

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The Key to Finding Success? Start Moving. Here’s How to Get Going.

By Eric Beschinski | Apr 6, 2021
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3 Thoughts 3.26.2021

By Eric Beschinski | Mar 26, 2021
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Love belongs in business. Consistency. Radical Candor.

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3 Thoughts 3.9.2021

By Eric Beschinski | Mar 9, 2021
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Negatives do not exist (a little irony for you there.) Communication is pretty important. Conflict.

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3 Thoughts 2.19.2021

By Eric Beschinski | Feb 19, 2021
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Value the voyage. What I do. Every “yes” is a “no” to everything else.

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3 Thoughts 2.12.2021

By Eric Beschinski | Feb 12, 2021
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Business is a system. Get clear on your ideal client. Life is a decision.

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You Are The Captain

By Eric Beschinski | Jan 7, 2021

Are you behaving like the captain of your ship? Are you really?

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Do and Don’t for 2021

By Eric Beschinski | Dec 31, 2020

As we exit this challenging year I have a “do” and a “don’t” for you.First, the “do”… Be beyond grateful. Find the good things that happened in the last 12 months. Remember and focus on the good. Then express gratitude through words and actions. Tell people you appreciate them. Show gratitude through acts of service…

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Smarter Goals

By Eric Beschinski | Dec 8, 2020

MILESTONES™ are way smarter than SMART goals. 🙂

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Innovation is paramount. Especially now.

By Eric Beschinski | Dec 4, 2020

We keep hearing the word “pivot” because of Covid and the changes it has forced. One way to accomplish a successful pivot is innovation. After the final presenter on Friday, December 18th, Jason Williams of the Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest will close out the iNautilus Convoy 2020 with a short talk on “Innovating…

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Who Needs Social Media?

By Eric Beschinski | Dec 4, 2020

Everyone! At least everyone in business who wants to remain that way (that’s just my not-so-humble opinion). I am definitely not an expert on social media marketing. Fortunately for all of those attending the iNautilus Convoy 2020, Jennifer Cosenza is a social media and marketing mastermind. She will be speaking on “Growing Your Social Media.”…

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Shameless Self Promotion

By Eric Beschinski | Dec 3, 2020

I, too, will be speaking at the iNautilus Convoy 2020. In addition to a short keynote Monday morning before our first presenter, I will be one of the presenters on another day. My topic is the iNautilus Guide for Organizational Navigation, a system of strategy + execution designed to provide tools that help leaders get…

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Everyone Is In Sales

By Eric Beschinski | Dec 2, 2020

With the iNautilus Convoy 2020 a mere 5 days away, I wanted to remind you that you are in sales. Even if you don’t earn a commission, you sell something to someone. Maybe you sell ideas to your manager. Perhaps you need to sell yourself in an interview. Even if you are selling your spouse…

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Convoy Concepts

By Eric Beschinski | Dec 1, 2020

“Helping others” is what the iNautilus Convoy 2020 is all about. Likewise, another one of our presenters, Dr. Felicity Joy Solomon, is in the business of helping others. She is a Life Coach, Dream Strategist, Talk Show Host, Speaker, and Author. We have the fortune to hear from her on the topic of “Unity Amidst…

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One Week!

By Eric Beschinski | Nov 30, 2020

One week from today, the iNautilus Convoy 2020 goes live! So, today I want to highlight another speaker you will get to hear. Wade Breitzke is the owner of +WeCreate Media. Over the last 10+ years, he built his companies from a local wedding DJ service to one of the premier DJ/event services (27 Entertainment)…

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So Excited!

By Eric Beschinski | Nov 25, 2020

Less than 2 weeks from now, an amazing lineup of speakers will be presenting on a variety of topics at the iNautilus Convoy 2020. This FREE online seminar begins on December 7th and runs Mon, Wed, Fri through Dec 18th (at 7am CST each day). The first speaker I want to highlight is former Valparaiso…

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Greenfire Top 10 Book Recommendations

By Eric Beschinski | Oct 31, 2020
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Questions Are Dangerous

By Eric Beschinski | Oct 28, 2020

Some introspective mind-bombs to get you thinking purposefully.

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Mindset is the latest buzzword

By Eric Beschinski | Oct 26, 2020
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I would like to say, “It is well with my soul”, but…

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3 Thoughts 10.23.2020

By Eric Beschinski | Oct 23, 2020
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Conversation starters. Batch work. Write down your stories.

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New article especially for salespeople

By Eric Beschinski | Oct 8, 2020

Questions that help shift a buyer’s perspective. When it comes to sales, questions are inherently magical. Whether you are working with a prospect or an existing client, asking good questions will build rapport, understanding, and trust. People like to talk about themselves (and by extension their businesses). Their own lives and their businesses are subject…

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My article published on Thrive!

By Eric Beschinski | Oct 8, 2020

Fear Inaction (Not Failure) Why you should fear inaction instead of failure. During this strange and challenging year, fear has become its own kind of pandemic. Fear for peoples’ health. Fear for jobs. Fear of the unknown. And in the business/entrepreneurial realm, fear of failure. Each of those (and all the other fears I have…

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MY hand holding MY book!!!

By Eric Beschinski | Sep 18, 2020

It’s here, and I’m officially a published author! Copies of my new book, iNautilus Guide for Organizational Navigation, arrived last night. They are available on my website (, or there is a Kindle e-book edition available on Amazon (if you are buying a paperback, please order from my website… I earn more that way. I’ll…

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The Fork in My Office

By Eric Beschinski | Sep 1, 2020

Always focus on solutions (or forks… whatever works for you.)

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By Eric Beschinski | Aug 31, 2020

I’m almost there. The proof of the book arrived. Watch the video for the “unmasking”. Bookmarks arrived too… It’s really exciting to have all of this coming together. More soon!

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Failure Is Final

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 28, 2020

One way failure is helpful… You won’t have to wonder forever if “it” would have worked. Now you know.

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By Eric Beschinski | Aug 27, 2020

Order matters in math (which is NOT what this article is about) and in strategic planning.

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“Organizational Navigation”???

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 26, 2020

Be your organization’s Navigator.

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Big Red Dot

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 25, 2020

Step 1: Where are you now?

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Defined: Vision

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 25, 2020

Tree Analogy: Part 3 – Vision

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Defined: Mission

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 24, 2020

Tree Analogy: Part 2 – Mission

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I wrote a book!

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 21, 2020

This is really exciting for me. After 12 years of working on a strategic planning + execution methodology, I finally have it compiled into a book. It will be released soon (my proof should be here next week). You can pre-order on And here is a little teaser/promo video…

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Defined: Core Values

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 21, 2020

Tree Analogy: Part 1 – Core Values

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Strategic Planning Is Not Important…

By Eric Beschinski | Aug 20, 2020

Strategy is not just an item to check off of your business leadership to-do list.

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