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Chase Reeves

Chase Reeves is Fizzle’s Creative Director and co-founder. He is hosts The Fizzle Show podcast.
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Episode 328: The "Niche" Myth and How to Define Your Audience (FS238)
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The Fizzle Show
Shownotes for this episode: http://fizzleshow.com/328 The audience we aim to capture and the potential clients we go after are ultimately what make a business stay afloat or sink, without an audience you are not really an entrepreneur, right? So how do we find that particular section of the market that is right for us? How wide or narrow should we cast our nets and what are the indicators we can follow in this regard? In this episode we break down the battle for your products; how niche is too niche and how general is just way too general. We pull apart the considerations that go into shooting for the stars and an audience, emphasizing how this process evolves and changes over time! Today on the show we are joined by Justin Jackson, old friend, host of the Build Your SaaS Podcast and cofounder of Transistor! Our special guest shares his expertise in the space, unpacking how he learned the value and dangers of aiming for specific sections of the market and how the internet makes reaching anyone possible. We also talk about the personality of your product, why no matter how good your idea and research is you always have to build a great product and the inability of humans to reliably predict their future actions when asked. For all this great stuff, be sure to join on for this episode of the Fizzle Show! Key Points From This Episode: The job that Corbett originally hired Chase to do! [0:02:41.2] A little bit about today's special guests and what they do. [0:05:03.3] Micro-niching, specific audiences and the evolving approach to growing. [0:09:11.8] Outdated adages and looking for confirmation bias and proof. [0:15:49.1] Why have people like Nathan Barry been successful? [0:19:25.5] The Jobs to be Done framework and understanding why people purchase. [0:25:02.3] Correlation, causation and the disconnection between. [0:32:48.8] The fallacy of identifying a new niche and this translating to sales. [0:35:03.9] Chase's own niche story and the overall vibe of feedback. [0:37:29.4] The inability to honestly forecast future actions now. [0:43:58.3] The personality that goes into a product; pouring yourself into your work. [0:49:05.6] Seeds of a culturally resonant product and the time it takes for them to root. [0:55:35.8] The special thing that happens when you care and have something to share. [1:01:31.2] What the journey to a viable market really looks like. [1:05:45.8] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/326 Fizzle Roadmap — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/small-business-roadmap-1-clarity Justin Jackson — https://justinjackson.ca/ Transistor FM — https://transistor.fm/ Build Your SaaS — https://saas.transistor.fm/ Jack Conte — https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-conte-a15a3686 Nathan Barry — https://nathanbarry.com/ ConvertKit — https://convertkit.com/ Pat Flynn — https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/ Stranger Things — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/stranger_things Undertale — https://undertale.com/ Tim Ferriss — https://tim.blog/ Rob Fitzpatrick — https://robfitz.com/ The Mom Test — https://www.amazon.com/Mom-Test-customers-business-everyone/dp/1492180742 Seth Godin — https://seths.blog/ Matt Giovanisci — https://www.moneylab.co/ Elizabeth Gilbert — https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/ Dream Daddy — https://store.steampowered.com/app/654880/Dream_Daddy_A_Dad_Dating_Simulator/ Dream Daddy Conference Talk — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ovcAh2O--Q Master Class — https://www.masterclass.com/ Dustin Hoffman — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000163/ Aaron Sorkin — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0815070/ Neil Gaiman — http://www.neilgaiman.com/ Fizzle Name Evaluator — https://fizzle.co/?s=name+evaluator Fizzle Try 5 — http://fizzle.co/try5 The Fizzle Jump Start Bundle — https://fizzle.co/jumpstart Jen Rao — https://jenrao.com/ Joe Kerns — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/author/joekerns Chase Reeves — https://www.youtube.com/user/chasereeves Corbett Barr on Twitter — https://twitter.com/CorbettBarr Aiden Fishbein — https://twitter.com/megafishbein?ref_src Fizzle Customer Conversations Course — https://app.fizzle.co/courses/customer-conversations Fizzle Define Your Audience Course — https://fizzle.co/guides/defining-your-audience Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting
Episode 327: Introducing Palapa.co – 10 Lessons From 10+ Years Running Online Communities
Episode of
The Fizzle Show
Show Notes: http://fizzleshow.com/327 Are you all ready to finally hear about the great platform we have been working on for the last few years? We have been putting together something we are so excited about and you should be too! Please welcome our very own Palapa! Our new community based messaging service, designed to keep you engaged, up to date and building stronger links with the people that matter. This has been a long time coming and we have taken our time to make sure everything was ready before letting this little baby out into the world. In this episode we break down how the platform works, the inspiration behind it, the special offer we are running for July sign ups and more! We also discuss particulars of community platforms beyond our own one and think about how to get the most out of these interactions. We get into the relationships and differences between forums, community and social media. We talk about the kind of offers that can get and keep people engaged, rules and conduct regulation and recognizing contributions from members. For all of this, make sure to join us on the extra special episode of the Fizzle show! Key Points From This Episode: Previous platforms for Fizzle and the reign of Facebook Groups. [0:03:45.5] The factors in this domain that eventually resulted in Palapa. [0:06:55.8] Instant messaging platforms and the problem of losing track. [0:12:06.1] The non-negotiables around paying attention to your community. [0:14:04.5] Dealing with the inescapable ridiculous emails and negative feedback. [0:20:07.3] How community can address some of the drawbacks of email feedback. [0:24:01.7] The low down on Palapa and it actually works! [0:26:11.8] Palapa's personalized main feed and reorganizing how it is laid out. [0:34:17.5] Trending posts, individual profiles and more fun features! [0:36:05.3] Care, feeding and exclusive content for a community. [0:39:45.1] Empowering all the members of a community to share their expertise. [0:45:04.2] The benefits of including yourself as a member of your community too! [0:48:45.6] Badges, post frequency and popularity and recognizing members' contributions. [0:53:03.2] Setting the tone, codes of conduct and the unwritten rules of your community. [0:56:21.9] Encouraging engagement and helping members get the most out of things. [0:59:41.5] Go-to tricks and tips for jumpstarting conversation. [1:03:37.0] Break-the-seal questions and getting people involved and invested. [1:08:39.0] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/326 Palapa — https://palapa.co/ Slack — https://slack.com Pat Flynn — https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/ Silicon Valley — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2575988/ Jen Rao — https://jenrao.com/ Corbett Barr on Twitter — https://twitter.com/CorbettBarr Steph Crowder on Twitter — https://twitter.com/stephcrowder Courage and Clarity — https://www.courageandclarity.com/ Fizzle Roadmap — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/small-business-roadmap-1-clarity Fizzle Name Evaluator — https://fizzle.co/?s=name+evaluator Fizzle Try 5 — http://fizzle.co/try5 The Fizzle Jump Start Bundle — https://fizzle.co/jumpstart Fizzle Customer Conversations Course — https://app.fizzle.co/courses/customer-conversations Fizzle Define Your Audience Course — https://fizzle.co/guides/defining-your-audience Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting
Episode 326: Name Picking Paralysis? Don't Overcomplicate Your Business Setup
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The Fizzle Show
Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/326 If you’ve tuned into the Fizzle Show, it means that you might actually be doing something you care about. Maybe you’re looking for sovereignty, autonomy but also for more fun. There could be something inside of you that just screams for more independence and creativity. There is a lot of potential and opportunity in life – remember, you are not painted into a corner, you are free to do whatever you want, the things that you love. Often in life it feels like there is such momentum, such force that pulls you into a certain lifestyle, but you don’t have to conform. Who says it has to be that way? A lot of people are just going through the motions while others are realizing that this is not a mode they have to keep operating in. Some people are coming up with new ideas and finding new ways to make a life for themselves and their families. And you’ll hear this a lot coming from us: published is better than perfect. It’s better to just do the thing, even if it’s not perfect, and get yourself out there on the journey toward starting your own business. In this episode we’re talking about a specific phase on our Fizzle Roadmap – SETUP. We’ve been talking about and breaking apart all the phases of business over the last few episodes, and highlighting this one aspect in our conversation today. We also talk extensively about naming your business, how to go about registering it, getting all your legal ducks in a row, which kind of tasks to start the day off with, and a whole bunch more – so don’t miss out on this one! Key Points From This Episode: An overview of what the setup phase is all about and why it can be paralyzing. [0:04:47.0] How and why Jen picked the name of her business and now wanting to change it. [0:07:33.0] Considering the legal side of your business and when to get more serious. [0:11:08.0] Thinking about risk when naming and registering your business. [0:14:57.0] Why the way you name things such as tasks or businesses is really important. [0:17:44.0] How a name can gain momentum as a business finds its own energy over time. [0:20:12.0] Fizzle’s Name Evaluator and the criteria for choosing the right business name. [0:25:14.0] Identifying what you want to finish every day and starting with the worst task. [0:29:23.0] Having to deal with the all-important ‘infrastructure’ even though its dull. [0:32:41.0] Helpful resources and the role of an accountant in helping you get set up. [0:37:20.0] Our inclination to procrastinate difficult tasks such as dealing with the government. [0:41:35.0] What to do if your name is already trademarked but your still have the domain and social channels. [0:43:34.0] Realizing that you can be part of finding solutions for a global network of people. [0:49:29.0] Tips for moving from playing to actually doing business. [0:54:16.0] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/326 Fizzle Roadmap — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/small-business-roadmap-1-clarity Fizzle Name Evaluator — https://fizzle.co/?s=name+evaluator Fizzle Try 5 — http://fizzle.co/try5 The Fizzle Jump Start Bundle — https://fizzle.co/jumpstart Bench — https://bench.co/ LegalZoom — https://www.legalzoom.com/ Dropbox — https://www.dropbox.com/h Far and Away — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104231/ Jen Rao — https://jenrao.com/ Corbett Barr on Twitter — https://twitter.com/CorbettBarr Aiden Fishbein — https://twitter.com/megafishbein?ref_src Fizzle Customer Conversations Course — https://app.fizzle.co/courses/customer-conversations Fizzle Define Your Audience Course — https://fizzle.co/guides/defining-your-audience Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting
Episode 325: Proper Planning – How to do the right things, in the right order, in the right amount
Episode of
The Fizzle Show
Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/325 A business cannot start with at least some planning, right? How important are the planning stages of your journey? How do we ensure that we are planning enough, not too much and not too little? Planning should be given due attention but should not take over all your time and detract from other important areas. If you can balance your planning appropriately and make good decisions in the beginning you can set off on the right foot but that does not mean you have to obsess over it! In this episode we are helping you to answer the questions, "Where am I going? What paths are available? Where should I start?" We do not want you to get lost in the questions that inevitably arise and will always do so, you need to be able to have purpose and direction when laying out your plans. Today on the show we are joined by Joe Kerns, who is a business psychology, mental resilience expert and someone who is more than qualified in today's topic. Joe loves helping motivated people see and seize the opportunities that can often slip through their fingers. We also talk about doing the right things, in the right order and in the right amount, the specifics of planning and how a general, unfocused attitude to the task can set you way back. All that and much more on the show today! Key Points From This Episode: A last chance to get in on the Fizzle Jump Start Bundle. [0:03:29.2] Joe's way to look at planning in the early stages. [0:06:05.8] Shooting yourself in the foot with the wrong planning. [0:09:55.3] Making sure you have enough energy for what you you actually need to do. [0:15:04.4] The components of the planning stage; designing your business journey. [0:21:20.3] Perfectionist mindsets, obsessive questioning of everything and whimsy. [0:24:01.7] Two many balls in your juggling routine and wasting energy. [0:29:46.4] Wrong signals, measuring the right metrics and staying clearheaded throughout. [0:33:12.2] The distinction between a dream and a business that solves a real problem. [0:39:21.7] Get specific about your business and what you will be planning. [0:42:20.8] The wrongful expectation that customer conversations will be damaging. [0:48:51.4] Curiosity and courting your business, audience and service. [0:53:58.6] Centering your approach and planning on finances and viability. [0:59:01.2] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/320 The Fizzle Jump Start Bundle — https://fizzle.co/jumpstart Fizzle Roadmap — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/small-business-roadmap-1-clarity Joe Kerns — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/author/joekerns Elizabeth Gilbert — https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/ Seth Godin — https://seths.blog/ Reid Hoffman — https://www.forbes.com/profile/reid-hoffman/ Trello — https://trello.com Peter Drucker — https://www.drucker.institute/perspective/about-peter-drucker/ Atomic Habits — https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299 James Clear — https://jamesclear.com/ Inside Out — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2096673/ Teachable — https://teachable.com/ The Black Godfather — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10289996/ Fizzle Customer Conversations Course — https://app.fizzle.co/courses/customer-conversations Fizzle Try 5 — http://fizzle.co/try5 MacGyver — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399045/ Dan Brown — http://danbrown.com/ Neil Gaiman — http://www.neilgaiman.com/ Masterclass — https://www.masterclass.com Fizzle Define Your Audience Course — https://fizzle.co/guides/defining-your-audience Start A Blog That Matters Course — https://fizzle.co/start-a-blog-that-matters Work With Chase — https://www.workwithchase.com/ Courage & Clarity — https://www.courageandclarity.com/ Steph Crowder on Twitter — https://twitter.com/stephcrowder?lang=en Corbett Barr on Twitter — https://twitter.com/CorbettBarr Aiden Fishbein — https://twitter.com/megafishbein?refsrc Chase Reeves on Twitter — https://twitter.com/chasereeves Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting_
Episode 324: Community & Accountability: Why Staying Social Fosters Success
Episode of
The Fizzle Show
Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.co/324 What are the ways that we entrepreneurs really want to be remembered? Why is it that we do the kind of work we do and reach out to the people around us? What is the ultimate role of our community and the connections we make? Here at Fizzle, we cannot stress the importance of community and communication enough. For us, it is the building block and the end goal of almost everything we do. We both do things in order to serve and create a community but we also are able to do those things because of the connections we make in the world. In this episode, we are contemplating the place of community and connection in our more general roadmap for entrepreneurs. We are talking about the effect that friends can have on our personal success and the subtle and transformational role of the people around us over time. We also talk about finding this tribe and swimming in your own lane as much as you need to. Becoming part of a community of people always requires some amount of vulnerability and exposure and sharing who you are is one of the main ways we are able to connect with others, this is what we believe in! For all this and more, join us here at Fizzle! Key Points From This Episode: Daily motivation, audience size and the calling of entrepreneurship. [0:06:10.3] The difference between blind faith and seeking answers for future decisions. [0:11:14.7] Connection as the central theme and motivation for the human condition. [0:14:15.4] The community piece of all of our lives and businesses. [0:19:35.6] How these ideas fit into the larger roadmap of entrepreneurship. [0:23:31.1] The positive and negative effects that your tribe can have. [0:27:50.4] Who you know and success through a network. [0:34:30.6] Getting past introversion and tendencies to be alone. [0:38:21.3] 'Scenius' and the rising tide of banding together with likeminded individuals. [0:42:12.7] Caring for others through your own self-care and vulnerability. [0:48:50.8] Attending events, meetups and conferences as a way to build. [0:52:33.3] Working communication and connection into your weekly schedule. [0:56:02.5] Committing to others as a means of discipline and accountability. [0:59:12.2] Creating a meaningful impact in your immediate surroundings. [1:02:02.2] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/320 The Fizzle Jump Start Bundle — https://fizzle.co/jumpstart Discover.bot - https://bit.ly/2RRd6PB Your Guide to Bot-Building Frameworks - https://bit.ly/2KfdIiS Fizzle Roadmap — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/small-business-roadmap-1-clarity Dave Chappelle — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0152638/ Gary Vaynerchuk — https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/ Jim Rohn — https://www.jimrohn.com/ Scott Dinsmore — https://jamesclear.com/scott-dinsmore Nathan Barry — https://nathanbarry.com/ David Heinemeier Hansson — https://dhh.dk/ Alister Crowley — https://www.britannica.com/biography/Aleister-Crowley Wim Hof — https://www.wimhofmethod.com/ Big Magic — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24453082-big-magic The War of Art — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1319.TheWarofArt Elizabeth Gilbert — https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/ Steven Pressfield — https://stevenpressfield.com/ Kanye West — https://www.kanyewest.com/ David Letterman — https://www.forbes.com/profile/david-letterman/ My Next Guest With David Letterman Kanye West Episode — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QsStorhIw North Face — https://www.thenorthface.com/ Riut — https://www.riut.co.uk/ Ryan Delk — https://medium.com/@delk Omni — https://omni.co Ashley Longshore — https://www.ashleylongshore.com/ Blake Lively — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0515116/ Brian Eno — https://brian-eno.net/ Thelonius Monk — https://www.biography.com/musician/thelonious-monk Eminem — https://www.eminem.com/ D12 — https://shadyrecords.com/artist/d12-2/ 50 Cent — https://thisis50.com/ G-Unit — https://www.capitalxtra.com/features/lists/g-unit-facts/ Westworld — https://www.hbo.com/westworld Brené Brown — https://brenebrown.com/ WDS — https://worlddominationsummit.com/ Kierkegaard — https://www.allaboutphilosophy.org/philosopher-kierkegaard-faq.htm Joe Rogan — http://podcasts.joerogan.net/ Paul Jarvis — https://pjrvs.com/ Matt D'avella — https://mattdavella.com/ Ellen Degeneres — https://www.ellentube.com/ Jamie Oliver — https://www.jamieoliver.com/ David Foster Wallace — http://www.davidfosterwallacebooks.com/ Think and Grow Rich — https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-ebook/dp/B001NGN2D2 How to Win Friends and Influence People — https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034 Fizzle Define Your Audience Course — https://fizzle.co/guides/defining-your-audience Fizzle Customer Conversations Course — https://app.fizzle.co/courses/customer-conversations Start A Blog That Matters Course — https://fizzle.co/start-a-blog-that-matters Work With Chase — https://www.workwithchase.com/ Courage & Clarity — https://www.courageandclarity.com/ Steph Crowder on Twitter — https://twitter.com/stephcrowder?lang=en Corbett Barr on Twitter — https://twitter.com/CorbettBarr Aiden Fishbein — https://twitter.com/megafishbein?refsrc Chase Reeves on Twitter — https://twitter.com/chasereeves Fizzle Try 5 — http://fizzle.co/try5 Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting
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Portland, OR, USA
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367
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12
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2 weeks, 10 hours