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Diet is one of most complex riddles in society today. For as much as we hope and fully aware we as a whole need healthier dietary habits yet modern conveniences effectively ensure failure.

The modern diet in most major developed nations is bound for failure and sadly a near guarantee as the mainstream are conditioned to rely upon processed, takeaway and ‘fast foods’. Couple in the loss of farmland to industry, the degradation of nutrient level in soils, contamination of the water table, environmental damage, burgeoning populations and soaring food costs, this trend will not reverse unless serious efforts are undertaken across the world.

As I noted to a very well known best selling author many years ago, it seems to me that each ‘new scientific finding’, excluding those of course that are merely used to promote the sale of goods, merely validates what every grandmother spoke of ‘in a time long ago’. For those of us old enough to remember, grocers were not always enormous stores with aisle after aisle of processed foods. However since that time, a generation has been conditioned to believe in the ‘efficiency’ of processed ‘foods’ and the ever present ‘takeaway’ was an improvement. Decades later, a new generation is not only dealing with the problematic dietary habits but has little experience in a better quality of life and once common cooking skills are becoming increasingly rare.

To put it simple, ’we’, or at least those of us old-enough to remember what life was like prior to this nonsense, ‘had it all, but through it away‘.

The list of problems is daunting because the concern is not answered merely with ‘what you eat’ but ‘how you eat’. More can be understood of diet with length of meals, size and type of plates, the dinner table and how the kitchen area is cleaned afterwards than merely food choices and paints a far broader picture of quality of life. The solution to dietary problems will not come easily but starts were few consider but once adopted changes life.

Slow life down lest you might find you win the race to ‘the end’.

Restore the family dinner table, take the time whilst there still is time.

JKD

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Simplicity Diet Plan, Part 1

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Whether one is concerned of their health, academics or career success, as well as training for excellence in sport, ‘food is fuel’. In fact diet can be one of the greatest barriers to excellence, albeit rarely discussed sufficiently in our world today, and often plays a key determinant between success and failure. Whether we are considering fine academic institutions that ensure their students have access to a healthy balanced diet, corporate wellness plans that invest in employee diets or elite sport where culinary teams are central to planning, a proper diet is a critical step towards success. Conversely, a poor diet can be highway to disappoint and sadly often fail to achieve their goals, regardless of discipline, simply because their diet failed to provide the essential nutrition.

Unfortunately this is where the simplicity of a proper diet, once more ‘common sense’ than actual science, becomes a confusing mix as the vast majority of dietary books suggest complex solutions and a collection of intricate formulas. The reason for such, along with clever marketing names is rather obvious, it sells.

Let us be perfectly clear, and clearly excluding those dealing with specific health matters, the vast majority of dietary approaches can be solved with common sense and real food (see ‘Simplicity’ http://rightcoastpro.com/johndaviescollection/simplicity …). Furthermore, as it directly relates to athletic efforts the vast majority of athletes will never remotely achieve their potential for common reason their diet lacked the require nutritional support. For many that is a bitter pill and ‘reason one’ why all coaching education platforms must place enormous emphasis upon diet. Quite naturally this issue extends to academic pursuits and why we must ensure youth dietary habits, including in schools, supports rather than condemns.

To consider the ‘Simplicity’ diet plan, first respect the individuals will respond differently to different food choices to varying degrees hence respect that each diet may, and very likely. require individual adjustment.

As an example, a highly active male athlete weighing 90.7 kilograms (200 pounds) requires between 2 and 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, albeit that can vary depending upon type of exercise, energy expenditure and personal preference, which will equate to a caloric count between 724 and 800.

With an understanding of caloric requirements of daily and weekly training duration and intensity levels, the component of calories can be computed and thus the process of distributing fats and carbohydrates easily calculated.

Considering said individual is involved in highly intensive sport training six days per week, caloric requirements will be, please recall individual characteristics, in the range of 5,000 to 5,500 calories daily.

General Summary Subject Athlete, 90.7 kilograms

General Calorie Distribution (40 per cent protein, 30 per cent carbohydrate and 30 per cent fats)

Daily Calories of 5,500

Protein, 181 to 200 grams (2,200 calories)

Carbohydrate, 404 grams (1,615 calories,15 per cent from fibre)

Fat ,179 grams (1,615 calories)

Please note this is a general template and distribution will vary with individuals with many suggesting a more comfortable allotment equally between protein, fats and carbohydrates.

In Part Two of the Simplicity Diet Plan we will review compliance issues.

JKD

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Order, Structure and Discipline

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In this era of endless media content that yearns for attention in the form of social media ‘likes’ and other nonsense countless tales of a starry eyed dreamers stumbling onto a successful venture are promoted daily yet for those who are accomplished it comes through a well orchestrated plan of attack and years of dedicated work.

Said most simply, success does not come by chance.

Success is a habit where small parcels of positive habits spur a domino effect towards a goal fulfilment yet always reliant upon order, structure and discipline. Each of these traits, albeit they may be quite small in isolation, form a pathway to greatness. Sadly, positive habits and other issues of character development have been lost in a society that has confused ‘painting outside the lines’ as freedom of thought.

Order, structure and discipline are the hallmark to success. Systems of success build through endless strains of interoperability, where capabilities in a seemingly unrelated area, later positively influence another. The smallest trait or basic habit may be an angle of response that sets a whirlwind off and a successful venture.

There are many key links in the pathway to success, some minor habits that few consider but quite possibly, from the broadest of broad vantage, the most important is visioning the victors’ podium. What stands atop is a matter of personal wishes, setting and environment, but to be successful you must first believe in your abilities and set a course.

Ultimately, this comes down to the direction you are going, is the direction you are looking Your tomorrow starts today.

JKD

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Simplicity

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The following article, albeit first penned in 1998, stems from my earliest days in sport coaching fifteen years early and quite naturally is a product of my upbringing. It offers ‘no scientific evidence’ or clever marketing presentations that could create a best selling book but it provides a common sense approach that if adapted will provide a lifetime of healthy habits.

As of this date in 2018 I have been asked to write a diet book on numerous occasions, far too many for me to recall to be quite honest and despite each offer suggesting vast income from doing such I prefer to give freely. To this I add if I am to remembered for one thing in coaching, I hope it is not about being the ‘grandfather of functional training’, for changing the shape of technical development or even motivating generations but it is to help restore the blessing of the family dinner table.

With that said, I ask each mentor and coach reading today to consider, for all the accolades and great trophies a career in coaching can bring not one can match that knowing you have helped a generation gather at the family dinner table each night.

I give you ‘simplicity’, JKD

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Simplicity is a peculiar road to wander down in the fast paced digitally connected world of today. Akin to the quiet old rural route that meanders slowly through every village, with its little riverbed diner’s, the kinds of town where you still find roadside Charles Schultz inspired lemonade stands in the summer, the simple road is rarely ventured today. Our culture seems to have forgotten that along that old route lays hidden treasures, not one of glistening baubles and trinkets but treasures that provide you a deeper knowledge and appreciation of how and where you are precisely going.

That ‘simple road’ seems to have been abandoned for so many generations now and much of the priceless knowledge has been lost to the present and future generations. Of the many paradox’s of the all too often spineless health and fitness industry is one that as it sits high in the ivory tower looking smugly down on the general public for its lack of ‘training motivation and knowledge’, its ideas of ‘fitness’ are perverse and confined to the warm and cozy pristine gym walls. Few in the health and fitness game, in particular the myriad of self appointed published ‘guru’s’ actually incorporate healthy physical activities outside the training room in their life. In a very broad sense physical training is somewhat simplified once you realise a basic premise is that it is to add value to your life and not create poorly aimed obsessions.

Shifting beyond physical training without the slightest doubt the most important area of concern is diet. For the most part though, successful protocols should be extremely easy to comply with and one could hypothesise with the destruction of the modern family unit and values, healthy dietary habits were abandoned along with it. Simplicity is the answer to this area that is all too often over complicated. The reason why the mainstream industry banters around complex dietary notions with slick marketing phrasing in the press with such finite minutia is equally as simple: money, everyone seems more focused upon selling something, including their soul, rather than actually trying to assist with one of the greatest issues of modern living. The enormous diet industry jumps at the crumpled bank note faster than anyone on the pole ever did and the unknowing public is its prey.

One very basic caveat that needs to be mentioned regarding diet is that each and every one of us is slightly different and because of a multitude of reasons, each of us will react to protocols slightly different. Due to this, the one thing scientific researchers hate to hear needs to be adopted; experiment with what works for you and try not to be too biased or draw conclusions based upon marketing terms and photographs of teen models suggesting ‘expertise’.

Secondly, and possibly maybe ‘1b’, if your goal is to look like a model in magazine please quickly analyse why you wish to look like:

a surgically enhanced mannequin a starved model trying to satisfy the needs of a public which has distorted classic ideas of beauty and furthermore understand how you have been become a pawn in this horrible game.

Part three and do please understand; those so focused upon selling dietary ideas are often focused upon selling their diet book. I am not selling a diet book or consultation and I hope to give you knowledge that should have been passed down through the ages. Ethics are worth more than money.

The evolution of the fitness game with all its foul pus and images brought amongst many other things, body image problems in society that tortures each one of us.

Take a step back from modern marketing that is in many concerns nothing more than a propaganda machine that is more than Edward Bernays could have ever hoped for and realise you do not need a business portal to tell you that you are ‘desirable’.

There are many facts and fallacies within the diet world, a Herculean tango between discipline, self-esteem and of course obsessions, intense loneliness and guilt.

Restrictive diets such as low fat or low carbohydrates will be remembered like ‘day glo’ of the 1980’s; best to be forgotten and never to be visited, hopefully, again. Excluding very specific disease issues, in the mainstream public there is no need for ‘dietary control’ it is merely the selection process of within natural choices, preparation and most importantly, embrace the art of dining.

Contrary to popular belief, successful weight management is not a draconian punishment but enjoying the path of cuisine. One does not limit a diet per se but provides the opportunity to eat from the food basket nature provides us. Eat, enjoy and embrace what we have available to us from the most powerful drug in the planet; food.

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As I note such I realise most people today have confused ‘food’ with styrofoam boxed gruel from the fast food junk dealers on the corner, pun intended, that is not fit for animal consumption. Therefore the failure of diets doesn’t start from an all too understandable motivational weakness but the basic need to satisfy hunger and fuelling a healthy active life.

Successful health and diet management thus begins with re-thinking how we dine and what we consume, which shall in turn forever change our food source.

Start each day with this centuries old tonic. A simple blend of a few tablespoons of non pasteurised honey from local sources where possible, one to two lemons squeezed in a glass of hot water every morning. Glycogen replacement the easy way.

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Eat healthy balanced meals with meat, vegetable and fruit sources with proportions of each roughly the size of your palm and make use of natural marinades that include olive oil as an example. Don’t debate the endless idea of the perfect ratios, simply have balance from the spectrum of natural whole foods and the decision is simple. The best snack food is straight from the earth. Add fruit with every meal as well as real snack food that’ll sustain life such as nuts and olives. Remember to take your time in your meal and relax unless you care to win the race ‘to the end’.

Bring a significant amount of ice cold water (i.e. two litres) with fresh lemon slices in it to the gym / your office and any other environment. One very common fault in our society now is not drinking enough water.

Learn to eat to push away from the table and don’t indulge in uncontrolled gluttony and sloth-like tendencies our culture seems to embrace with pride. There is no pride in second, third or massive heaping portions and showing off table manners fit for a barnyard animal. Leaving a bit on the plate is a ‘good thing’ and you’ll find that performance in every aspect of life improves when you’re not ‘full’.

Slow down to enjoy your meal with family or friends as a moment of fellowship. This is not a ‘flowery’ statement but based in fact as it will have an enormous impact on reducing stress and production of the hormone cortisol. But returning to the original statement, life is meant to be lived and it’s not a race to the end.

Vegetables are lifeblood for living hence insist upon ten to fifteen a day as a minimum and where possible choose from organic sources or better yet, a backyard garden.

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Recall the notion of perimeter ‘gathering’. Enter your food store and primarily stay on the perimeter where fresh products are typically available.

Never consume man made items and yes that means no boxed items, soft drinks and the scourge of the twentieth century, fast food. Not once, not ever.

Possibly one of the most important food groups that I need to stress is cruciferous vegetables. They are lifeblood to enhancing protein efficiency and amongst other ‘little’ things are known to radically reduce the incidence of many types of cancer and other health issues.

Emphasise the quality of the meat, fish and produce sources. While more expensive that cheaper alternatives, where possible make use of ethical and hormone pesticide free ranchers and farms. Long term health has no price and when the price is your life, the price is too high. That may sound a bit ‘old’ from a middle aged man considering his own mortality but it is the truth. Live healthy.

The ‘Drive Through’ is a threatening menace to our culture and the biggest smack dealer we need to be concerned of in our work. It is the source of weight problems and the many illnesses that surround it not to mention be apart of complete destroying the notion of fellowship over a nice family meal. The ‘Drive Through’ is a foul menace to our society pure and simple, so next time you see a happy smiling clown pimping and rolling into to the life of your children, realise with it comes a lifelong devotion to garbage food habits, restricts levels of concentration in school and ultimately debilitating illnesses that may kill them before their time is do.

Cook at home. It’s incredible but simple food preparation is both relaxing, enjoyable, allows you to plan out healthier choices with your family and adds value to your life. It doesn’t have to be spectacular and I think I’m a prime example of this but take the time, learn to the best of your abilities. As you will see noted a number of times, life is not a race to the end.

Consider your shopping from many ethical stances. While few have the luxury today but when possible make use of such vestiges of the past such as local farmer markets, true butcher shops with finely marbled meats. Support the core and insist on quality and ethically farmed items.

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Control stress in any manner you can. Give yourself personal time, the mobile truly does not need to be on each second of each day: turn it off to enjoy life. Enjoy your meal with family, take time, enjoy a few courses and try something really radical ,talk. Proper dining, no television, not phone calls and just those that matter the most.

JKD

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Urgency

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We are all in sales. Each of us and if there is any debate of the matter, consider how you convinced your employer that you were worth hiring, how motivated others to follow your lead or even friends of your noteworthy character traits.

Like it or not, we are all in ‘sales’ in a manner or form.

I learned this early in life, yes once again from the best damn salesman you never knew but until one admits such achieving goals can be unduly complicated.

Ultimately this relates to creating a sense of ‘value’ and even ‘urgency’ but let us think well beyond sales profession and closing deals but rather building opportunities for others.

One of the greatest issues we have today, complicated in a modern digital world where everyone ‘has a voice’, is that far too many talk without listening.

Achieving your goals, requires listening to your audience, understanding their concerns, aspirations and challenges. Once one is able to understand said concerns of others, adapting to suit their needs and ensuring they understand how your abilities and functions uniquely, goal achievement is far closer.

Is this the classic notion of creating a sense of ‘urgency’ often discussed in selling techniques, certainly so, but it is far greater. It’s about life and your community. Urgency starts within, not cultivating in your audience but rather how you can urgently address the concerns of others and solve.

It is bigger than you think and it starts with listening. Be the solution.

Care more, people matter.

JKD

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Over Deliver

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It starts with one and in many ways, it remains with one.

The one is the client or audience directly in front of you, engaging with you, reading your actions and eventually evaluating how they are treated. This is ‘the one’ that matters the most and reflects upon your career aspirations far more than most realise.

It comes down to a simple realisation, the best marketing of your services is not to market per se but rather ensure your audience understands you earnestly cares of their best interests. This will come in many forms and approaches but ultimately is glaringly simple; the finest marketing and brand development plan is to first focus upon your immediate audience and consistently over deliver on your promises. Quality matters.

Never lose sight that career success is not an desolate island and the only way to reach is paying great attention to ‘the one’, nurturing carefully and allowing it to grow. By allowing it grow there will come a day that you look at ‘the one’ and are awarded by a sea of ‘ones’ appreciative that they were treated as individuals and not account numbers.

To this I conclude, I am here because each of you reading helped me reach this position. There are no words that can truly express my gratitude hence please accept and simple and earnest, thank you.

JKD

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Old Dogs

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They were the most unlikely of pairings, two young ‘twenty something’s’ slickly attired from some last minute shopping in the pro shop and two older club members who I caddied for many a time. Pairing up the two was going to be, shall we say, an interesting adventure over the next few hours, from the loud boisterous young guns to the two crafty old vets with a bit more than a faint hint of Anjou on their breath. Naturally, I picked up the bags of the latter, as it was our custom to carry for both, and they ventured to a cart needed in lieu of the day’s long walk. Two of my caddie friends snatched up the younger group eagerly anticipating them to be great free wheeling tippers.

The round began innocently enough, after the starter’s call to the tee. A subtle comment between my twosome and with little debate, how do you say, a ‘friendly little Nassau’ was made between the foursome. With the younger two feeling invincible against their much older and surely outmatched opponents, the first hole began characteristic of the entire round. The younger two hit long off the tee but voyaged deep into rough while the older two hit quietly, much shorter but finding the greens consistently in or around regulation. As the match wore on, the little wager ‘somehow’ found a way to grow until it was not so little anymore as we hit the 18th.

With the overall match still in question, the elder member of the group prepared to make his final shot to the green. His ball rested some twenty paces to its edge and was crisply guarded with a majestic, lazy bunker to its left and still another caressing its front. Pin placement was nestled twenty-five feet from the front of the green which was now glassy-fast, burnt from a full day’s summer sun. Up and down in two would be a tough challenge for any golfer and more likely fate would settle in for three much less a four. The most typical route would be to hope for a near perfect pitch and run, followed up with a nerve rattling eight to twelve foot putt, as anything else would be an adventure in mayhem to rattle the calmest of players.

He stood before me, his game now beaten down to a plus 15 handicap as Father Time betrayed his once powerful body that had marched where others failed. His heart weakened and only a few short years from beginning to give out, befriended time for just this moment. He confidently, if not surprisingly, surveyed the situation walking from the pin to the ball and barked out his instructions as if striding through a battlefield or the corporate boardroom once again.

‘You better go hold the pin,’ I was told as he coyly asked the playing partners ‘a hundred, with five to one, I drop this, who will take some?’

The two younger nattily dressed player’s quickly upped the ante taking the full amount and quite a bit more, a sure-fire win from the elder, surely mad player. The other, his playing partner, he too an older veteran not long for this world was standing close to me, had the faintest glimmer of youth in his eye and breathed deeply, he knew, he just knew.

And so, the shot was on. He returned to the cart and from the side case of the natural hide coloured bag of some thirty years old, quickly pulled a fresh Romeo y Julieta, clipped and lit, inhaling deeply, rolling and savouring its unmistakable sweet aroma. To the club selection, he turned to a Bobby Jones 6 iron that he had played with for what must have been twenty-five some years. The weighting, new technology aside, was perfect; the feel of the leather grips had a warm comfort of home to them. Striding now, just for the briefest of moments with an eerie youthful confidence to the ball as if through the sienna sky that young warrior, the closer, emerged for just one more battlefield, another march, another hill, another boardroom, another deal to take and he surveyed the situation one last time. He took a deep inhale and stared intently.

Seeing the shot.

I stood by the pin, held the lifeless flag still and waited now for what seemed an impossible moment. Squinting into that late summer sun, he bent down over the ball with the club now serving as a cane, took the cigar from his mouth and placed it gently beside the ball on the burnt, Bermuda grass. Hitching the typically fashionable burgundy polyester of another era, pants up slightly and opening his stance, he dug his feet in firmly. He was ready. One last intense look, no series of practice swings, no wag, no debate, he pulled the club back and then quickly punched at the ball sending it skittering off the club face with a modestly low trajectory. Clearing the bunker, just barely, the slightest amount of sand left over from a not-so-perfect raking job, leapt up. The ball, took one, two, three short hops slowing its speed fast but still flying young Palmer-like hot on the fast, fast green. I glanced up quickly and seeing him painfully reaching down to pickup the cigar as the club returned now to being a faithful crutch. The ball traversed down the green, in line, with a bold, brash confident speed. I pulled the pin and took two short steps to my left, with my eyes affixed on its path. Closer and closer it sped, closer and closer the impossible unfurled. Finally zeroing in on the cup, it pounded hard to the back of the cup and dropped into the hole, with that resounding unmistakable sound of victory.

Not a hush, not a word was said.

The younger players stood in disbelief and began to pay off the substantial debt of both the shot and the Nassau. As we made our way off, them to celebrate over some fine thirty-year old scotch, I, still amazed, conferred to him that the shot was incredible. Not simply an extraordinary piece of high pressure golf but one with a serious amount of coinage on the line.

To which I then received this reply:

‘Kid, the pressure wasn’t the scratch on the line but that I only had a double sawbuck in my wallet.’

Old dogs with ice water coursing through their veins and their back to the wall once again closed the deal.

Note; the above story is one that I have told through the years on many occasions but and this is important to emphasise, it is absolutely factual and not embellished even the slightest. It occurred one scorching hot day in the 1971 during an extended visit of mine at the Stardust Hotel of Las Vegas.

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The Only Reason

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The only reason I am here is, and it is not because of good fortune and as much as I like to think of skill and knowledge, ultimately it is far simpler. It is because of you.

You.

In fact each of us can say the same thing of our audience and possible clientele. We can talk all we like of expertise, vision for the future and any number of matters but ultimately without the support of an audience we have face the common denominator of not realising our vast potential.

I am here because my audience of readers wishes to hear my insights, as they have for thirty-five years, and for all the discussion of expertise and so forth, there is a greater lesson for all.

Somewhere along the lines of this ever so quick to proclaim itself an advanced age, we often forget ‘the person’ and with every streamlined business equation and quick order entry system what matters most in building long term clients is not streamlining every process but taking the time to and ensure your audience knows you appreciate their support.

It’s that simple and for every presentation, for every cold call into long hours of the night, every handshake and proposal, take the time to ensure your audience knows you appreciate their support.

On that note, I would be remiss to note that here I am, a man that has been counted out more times that one can imagine and deep into a ninety hour business week, because of you. Through the years, whether you go back to my typed newsletter of the 1980’s or just new to my work, I truly appreciate your support.

We have only just begun.

JKD. 

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We are all in sales, as I learned early in my life from the best damn salesman you never met.

Whilst many will argue or debate this notion, if one cannot convince their merit to an organisation in some manner they will invariably find themselves look for a new environment soon enough.

Whether one likes it or not, whether directly or indirectly, we are all selling in some manner. This applies to personal goals, the ability to convince or sell oneself on their ability to accomplish a goal and take a leap of faith, the educator at the front of the classroom cultivating interest in a topic they know will assist their students development, the coach convincing athletes the importance of a healthy diet and yes, the sales force working tirelessly to sell products and services.

Despite the public being presented with overbearing images of sales teams, successful selling starts with important upstanding characteristics that are far from said image.

It starts with being a good listener, understanding the needs of others and then, armed with this crucial knowledge, working diligently to over deliver on your promises.

With that said to truly be an accomplished salesperson one must start with another crucial trait; never sell yourself short.

Instead, sell yourself today that you are without limits and the future is now yours to make.

Good hunting to all.

JKD. 

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