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Thank you so much. That was such an incredible, incredible video. It really brought a special energy into the room, and I saw a lot of people put their iPhones and their Blackberries down. Let's keep it that way.
For those of you who have not heard me before, this accent is for real. It's been the bane of my existence. I struggled for years, especially when I lived in and went to school at Cambridge, and I was laughed at. Basically I didn't relax about my accent until I moved to the States and met Henry Kissinger. He said to me, "Never worry about your accent." He said, "In American public life, you can never underestimate the advantages of complete and total incomprehensibility".
I'm really excited to be speaking here with you. I feel that...Oh, my speech is down on the floor. I feel that speaking about leadership to a group of young and older leaders...At a moment like that which is incredibly turbulent, uncertain, and despite Nate Silver's genius completely unpredictable, is a remarkable opportunity to really talk about leadership some new ways.
For me, if you look at leadership now, it's a little bit of a split screen world. Let's get my jacket off and get going. You basically have on one screen an amazing number of leaders who are very smart, have high I.Q.s, and have great degrees, making terrible decisions in business, in media, in politics.
Basically look at Washington.
It's incredibly depressing looking again and again at people who seem incapable of making suboptimal decisions about our biggest problems. Then you go into American workplaces or workplaces anywhere in the world, and they are largely fueled by burnout, sleep deprivation, and exhaustion, a kind of very male model -- sorry guys -- of success which is working 24-7, driving yourself into the ground, and ending up with a corner office and a heart attack in your fifties. Not a great model.
On the other side of the split screen is just an amazing new world that's emerging of people and companies that are realizing that in fact we need to find ways to renew ourselves if we are going to be really creative leaders.
You cannot really manage creativity. You have to manage for creativity. You have to create the space in which creativity can emerge.
If you read the biography that Walter Isaacson wrote of Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs very specifically talked about how it was after Zen meditation, after he had stopped dealing with whatever was coming in, that he was able to create the space to come up with all these ideas that led to iconic products that we are all using today.
Bill Gates famously has Think Weeks, when he leaves on his devices behind and goes off to the mountains and thinks. Many great leaders that we know of, and many that we don't know of, have some way of tapping into their own wisdom and creativity.
That requires really redefining success because right now success is mostly defined in terms of two metrics, money and power. That's like a two-legged stool. If you see success purely in these terms, sooner or later you're going to fall off that stool.
I started talking recently about the third metric of success, which consists of our well-being because if we don't take care of our well-being and our health, our human capital basically, nothing else really matters. Our wisdom.
How do we tap into that wisdom that we all have inside us but often are too disconnected from? Our capacity to wonder, to celebrate life, to look at life. You walk down streets now, and most people are not looking at anything except their iPhones or even just listening to something on their iPods. It's as though we're afraid of space and silence and also our ability to give back, which was what this amazing video was about.
That's really what makes a complete life, but the way we define success, the way many companies are run and led, does not promote these other values. It just promotes the first two, and that's why you have this language of war metaphors in corporate America. "We're killing it." "We're crushing it." The whole Darwinian thing going on. As a result, people are living in a constant "fight or flight" mode.
My new role model are gazelles. I want you to look at gazelles. Here's what happens with them. If there is a danger, a leopard appears or something, gazelles run like crazy. The minute the danger is over, they graze. We just need to learn to graze. We are running all the time. We are running even when there are no leopards or lions or anything. This is the mode we are in. As a result...Who is doing that?
Arianna Huffington: [laughs] I'm not surprised that the C.E.O of Inbound -- I was following him on Twitter, @dharmesh -- Tweeted in the middle of the night last night that he could not sleep. He said he just gave this great presentation. He talked to everybody afterward, and he could not sleep. His hashtag was #IHateInsomnia.
First of all, Dharmesh, just go to the Huffington Post sleep section, who have an enormous amount of things that you can do to be able to sleep beautifully like a baby tonight. Another thing, take a nap. I don't know where you are but take a 20-minute nap.
If you are tired, it's much better to stop, take a nap, and then get back to your day. At the Huffington Post, we have two nap rooms. At first everybody was saying to me -- we have the great Shaheen here who does some of our best financial reporting, so he can attest to that -- at the beginning everybody would say nobody is going to be seen walking into a nap room in the middle of the day. Now they are perpetually booked.
We have to open a third one. I must say, the other day I was walking by one of them, and I saw two people coming out of one of the nap rooms.
I thought to myself, "Whatever it takes to recharge."
"Just don't tell H.R."
My point is that if you look at what leaders have written about their mistakes, Bill Clinton famously said that he makes his biggest mistakes when he is really tired. He did not specify what mistakes those were.
If you read a biography of Winston Churchill, or Leonardo da Vinci, or J.F.K., they were great nappers. The point is how do you reconnect with your own energy, renew yourself, and then get back into your life, get back into all the things that you love to do, but not from a place of exhaustion and burnout? Burnout is the disease of our civilization.
If I can talk the women in the room...Women, we have to lead the way out of it, not because men aren't going to be huge beneficiaries when we are out of it, but because you guys have designed the world we are living in, and it's not really working.
It's not working for men. It's not working for women. It's not working for Paula Bears. It's not working for anybody.
If we are going to really cultivate leaders who will be able to take us through these turbulent times, they need to be able to first of all see the icebergs before hit the Titanic. That's leadership. Everybody can see the iceberg after it has hit the Titanic.
Erin Callan, who was the CFO of Lehman Brothers just before Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, wrote a very moving piece in the New York Times recently which described her life. She said she had no life. She was working around the clock. Her marriage was destroyed. Her relationships were destroyed. The thing she didn't say is "And Lehman Brothers still went bankrupt."
That's the thing I want everybody to understand. It's not like it's a trade-off, like "I'm just going to build this great company, and the hell with my relationships and my life and my health." No, you can no longer do that. The world is moving so fast, change is happening at such overwhelming speed, that if you are not really connected with your own wisdom, your own intuition…
If you are not able to listen to what Steve Jobs called "the whisperings"...If you are going to be able to tap into the Zeitgeist, to know what their needs are before even your customers know what they need…
People didn't know they needed an iPod, did they? If you don't know all that, you are not going to be able to be an effective leader.
That's why I love the name, Inbound, because Inbound means also going inward into yourself. It's not all about being outward. Out lives are so outbound at the moment. We need to make them more inbound.
In fact the great philosopher Plotinus in the third century said that there were three forms of knowledge, and they were opinion, science, and illumination. Now opinion and science -- data -- we are swimming in, we are drowning in, but illumination and wisdom are exactly what we need desperately, more than ever right now. I love going back to the ancients, because the great thing right now is this combination of ancient wisdom and modern practices. Whatever it is that you are creating, remember there is a lot of wisdom we can tap into and bring back into whatever new we're creating.
When we launched the Huffington Post in 2005, it was really going back to some of the best things of journalism, of communication, of aesthetics. We actually someone who was designing New Yorker covers to design the cover because we wanted a more old-fashioned typeface. You walk into this convention hall, and it's great that it's old. You go into the new one by the airport, and it's like -- I'm sorry if anybody here is from that place because it just doesn't seem human. Bringing in the ancient and the modern in every sphere of life is incredibly powerful.
Whenever we are creating something new, it doesn't mean we are abandoning something old. At Huff Post, for example, the thing that I love the most is that we can be a journalistic enterprise and be a platform, that we can have 850 journalists, reporters, and engineers around the world, but we can also have tens of thousands of people who otherwise might not have a voice, have a voice.
One of my favorite things is when we discover something on somebody's blog that gets like a few dozen readers, and then we ask them if we move it on the Huffington Post...And it just goes crazy. There was a post that's my favorite -- I urge you all to read it -- we posted last week by a mother called "The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up.'" She has a six year old child, and she used to say to her daughter "hurry up," "hurry up and have your breakfast," "hurry up and get dressed," "hurry up and go to school," "hurry up and go to bed." She suddenly said "this is the way to just drive her crazy, at age of six." That's how we lead our lives.
She wrote that, and suddenly it has over a million likes and seven million people have read it. It just took off. That's the magic of the internet. That's the magic of what can happen right now, that somebody with something to say that resonates can really take off.
In fact I want to invite all of you who have something to say -- otherwise you would not be here -- to say it on the Huffington Post. We don't care where else you say it. It's not about exclusivity. It's about distribution. It's about making it available to millions more people around the world. To make it easy for you to bypass the Huffington Post's growing bureaucracy, I am going to give you my email address, which is Arianna, with one ‘R’ and two ‘M’s, @huffingtonpost.com. That's what happens when you found a good company. You get a good email address.
Arianna Huffington: Send me anything, about your sleep habits and your marketing habits because they are connected.
In fact when the title of my speech that was chosen was "Leadership From Politics To The Boardroom," I actually wanted to add "The Bedroom" because leadership in many ways starts in the bedroom. My bedroom for example is a completely technology-free zone. I never take my devices to bed. I never take iPads, iPhones, Blackberries. I don't charge them near my bed because I feel it's imperative to be able to have uninterrupted renewal time, not to actually be tempted. If you're going to be waking up in the middle of the night for whatever if it is, and if you can't sleep like Dharmesh last night, he was tempted to get iPhone or Blackberry and Tweet. Dharmesh, it must have been really close your bed, which is an absolute no-no if you go to the Huffington Post sleep section.
The truth of the matter is, it's great to real books. Does anybody here still read real books?
I only read real books by my bed. You create that kind of atmosphere of disconnecting from your day, renewing yourself, and getting back into your day with new energy, a new passion and enthusiasm, rather than dragging yourself through the day. Isn't that the worst feeling, when you really sometimes want to crawl under your desk?
Men have actually to a large extent been responsible for that again because they have somehow equated sleep deprivation with virility. I had dinner with a guy recently who bragged he had only gotten for hours of sleep the night before. I didn't say it, but I thought to myself "you know what? If you had gotten five, this would have been a lot more interesting."
That has always led to what has been called time famine, that we all walking through life feeling that we are running out of time, that it's always later than we think, and it's a terrible way to live your life. In fact in many surveys, when they ask people what they want more of, the question is often answered by saying "time". People want more time, more time for themselves, more time for their children, more time for their families, more time for their hobbies. They want that more than they want more money.
The truth is when we redefine success beyond money and power to include all these other elements of well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving back, then somehow time opens up for us, and we don't live life in that breathless way, as though we are missing out on something. It's very hard to leave that place because that's a place where you always feel like you are behind, and if you are behind, it's really hard to also lead.
Another thing that's really important here is being able to complete projects. I discovered early on in life that you can ask the complete a project by dropping it.
This is an incredibly useful to me.
For example, I thought that I was going to learn German. I thought that I was going to become a good skier. I thought I was going to learn to cook. One day I decided I was actually never going to do any of these things.
I dropped. them. When I get skiing now with my friends are my children, they go skiing, and I said by the fire and read books...And I feel fabulous.
You just have to decide what you are going to put your energy into and what you are not going to put your energy into. That's just as valuable because if you pretend to yourself that you are one day, maybe going to put your energy into skiing, or cooking, or whatever, but are not really going to, your subconscious treats this as an incomplete project. You need to give your message to your subconscious that "this is done. We are done with that."
That also means... I leave movies in the middle. I leave plays in the middle. I decide that "I'm never going to finish this book. It's not interesting enough." It's fine. You can do all these things. Just do them with clarity. "This move is dreadful."
"I'm walking out. It does not deserve another 15 minutes of my life."
Also relationships. How many people stick to relationships for whatever reason? I for example was very much in love with a man, in my twenties, who was twice my age and half my size. That's another story. Laugh if you like.
By the time I got to be 30, and I realized I really, really wanted to have children, he decided he really, really wanted to have cats…and no children. I decided I really wanted to have children, so I left. Because I didn't trust myself to stay in London where we lived at the time and not go back to him, I left and moved to New York. Really, everything that happened in my life -- my children, the Huffington Post, being here speaking to you today -- happened because a man wouldn't marry me.
Remember that. Very often the worst things in life, the things that seemed terrible heartbreaks at the time, are the best things that could have happened to you because they open doors to other things that otherwise would not happen.
Remember that because life only makes sense when you look back. Life doesn't really make sense as you are living it.
One of my favorite poets that I love to read is Rumi. Rumi said something that I love which is "live your life as though everything is rigged in your favor."
You know how often we go through life acting as though everything is rigged against us, acting from a kind of victim consciousness, as though things are happening to us.
That's a very disempowered place from which to live and from which to lead. You cannot lead from that place, because every day things are going to happen that you don't like.
Hi, Nate. Nate Silver, I don't know if you are here again, but this is a big prediction that I am making right now.
I am predicting that everybody here will have things happening to you, today, tomorrow, the day after, that you are not happy that they are happening to you.
The only thing we are in control of is our attitude to what is happening to us. If we can move to a place of imperturbability -- it's a big word for a Greek girl, but it's a fabulous word because you can really practice to be in that place.
Whatever happens, deal with it from that place. It's an incredibly powerful place to lead from because whatever happens, you kind of expand it to include it. You're bigger than whatever happens to you. The alternative is to contract the minute something happens, and then you are smaller than what just happened to you.
Leaders are able to take the most adverse circumstances and turn them around. They're able to take criticism and move on despite that.
It gets easier and easier and easier. Trust me.
When we launched the Huffington Post, on Day 1, we had terrible reviews. One of them I've learned by heart. It said, "The Huffington Post is an unsurvivable failure. It is the movie equivalent of Gealie [SP], Heaven's Gate and Ishtar all rolled into one.
The person who wrote that review a year later sent me an email saying, "I was wrong. The Huffington Post has become an indispensible part of the internet. Can I write for you?"
I said yes because you what is the worst thing you can do that totally saps your energy? It's to hold grudges. Holding grudges is like drinking poison.
There is so much science now around that. There is so much science around living in the moment and being present...the whole science of mindfulness...that is beyond any doubt that if we can actually be every day present in that day, we are at our most powerful. This is actually ancient wisdom again. The Bible says "let the dead bury the dead. The evil of today is enough. Don't carry it with you into the next day."
One of the worst, worst -- little needlepoint pillows, that if I see it in anybody's living room, I'm really tempted to take it away and burn it says "living well is the best revenge." Really? That's such an outer-directed way of living your life. That's again how people live their lives in some way, based on what somebody else wanted them to do. You know how when people change careers -- which I love sometimes -- when they decide "you know what, I'm not happy doing that. I'm doing that because that's what my mother wanted me to do," or "my neighbor wanted me to do," or "a magazine I wrote in my teens, it's not who I am"...Updating our images of ourselves is absolutely key. Defining success according to what is important to us because that's our life. We can't live anybody else's life.
I had an amazing mother who taught me a lot of things, including the fact that, "failure," she used to say, "is not the opposite of success. Failure is a stepping stone to success." As Seth Godin said in his speech here, "If you say that failure is not an option," he said, "then success is not an option."
Increasingly today, when everything is constantly changing and evolving, we need to be able to create teams that are willing to fail. As leaders, we need to be able to say "failure is part of the process of leading to great products, great companies," and if you are not willing to do that, you are not really willing to do something great.
That also involves patience. One of the worst things that we've done in corporate America is the whole system of quarterly earnings. The fact that every company now that is a public company is expected to beat expectations every quarter has lead to some of the worst decisions in companies.
Instead of leading your company for growth, for progress products, for great new products, you are leading your companies based on beating the expectations of some stock brokers on Wall Street. Jeff Bezos said, "Screw you."
It was fantastic. For seven years, Amazon made no profit. He had the guts to say "I'm going to do it my way." If you don't have the guts to say "You're going to do it your way," don't go public. Inbound, are you listening? I hear you are considering an IPO. You don't have to do it. Just keeping raising money. You just raised enough.
If you need more, and if you decide to go public, do it your way. Don't do it the way that so many companies are doing and destroying themselves and in the process destroying our economy. Because if you hear people saying how we are coming out of the woods and things are doing better...Really? Millions of people are still out of work. Millions of people are graduating from college, and they can't get jobs. We are living in a state of absolutely dreadful upward mobility, which has really become downward mobility. We're number 10 in upward mobility around the world. We are now behind Spain and France, and being behind France in upward mobility is a little bit like France being behind America in croissants and afternoon sex. It doesn't make sense.
One of the major problems we're having when it comes to finding that place of wisdom and technology inside us is technology. Now I speak as someone who runs a 24-7, technology-based media company, so I'm not putting down technology. I think that technology has been absolutely amazing, magical and really in a way has created a Garden of Eden of communication and connection. There is a snake in the Garden, and that snake is hyperconnectivity. This is the time for us to just really take charge, and learn to disconnect from technology in order to reconnect with ourself.
Otherwise, what I'm seeing around is incredibly troubling. I was at the airport at LaGuardia today waiting to take my plane to come here, and across from me was a mother with her probably five-year-old little girl. We were waiting there about 45 minutes. They did not look at other. They did not exchange a word. They were both buried in their Smartphones. And I wonder, that child has probably grown up like that, and what is this doing to her brain? How is she going to be able to have human connections?
I have two daughters who are in their early twenties, and at least they had a lot of years without Smartphones. They have kind of a memory of what that world is like. What happens if you have no memory of what that world is like?
That's why we launched another section at the Huffington Post called Screen Sense, where we really work with parents to help deal with screens and their children. It starts with dealing with screens and themselves. It starts with ground rules. We always had ground rules of "no devices at the dinner table. Period." It really helps to be able to have the patience of human communication. Also email...There so many studies that over 70% of the emails you are dealing with everyday are utterly useless.
Maybe 90%. At the Huffington Post, we have certain ground rules, which include for example that nobody is expected to answer emails after-hours or over the weekend.
Everybody who works with me knows that I may send emails because I get them off my to-do life, but they are not expected to respond. If there's something urgent, we'll find them, we'll call, we'll text, but 99% of the time, it's not urgent.
To create a culture where you're expected to be always on because you can is just to create a culture of burnout. A culture of burnout can never be a culture of creativity. Even if you create something, it's not going to be a culture of sustainable creativity. The thing that is different now is that you can't create a great product then rest on your laurels. You have to constantly be reinventing what you created.
The Huffington Post is unrecognizable today from what it was in 2005. We now have 70 sections. We are in eight countries. We are going to be in 15. I just looked at our latest comScore data, and we are at 75 million [inaudible 33:49]. 40% of that is from outside the United States. If you are going to be a media company, you have to be a global media company today.
You cannot be constantly inventing and reinventing if you're operating from burnout. That is something that needs to be taught in business schools, and increasingly it is being taught in business schools. That is one of the most amazing things that is happening. Bill George would teach us mindfulness in leadership at Harvard, has been very eloquent about the fact that what used to be thought of as California, flaky, mindful, meditation, yoga, is now being introduced as a leadership tool.
Mika Brzezinski and I co-hosted our first Third Metric conference in New York on June 6. We had C.E.O.s there, like John Mackey from Whole Foods and Mark Bertolini from Aetna talking about that. These leaders come to these realizations from personal experience. Mark Bertolini for example was your typical high-charging, fueled-by-burnout C.E.O. of the third-largest health insurance company in North America. Then he had a terrible skiing accident, and for one year he was hooked on narcotics. Then he discovered yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and it had such a transformative effect on him that he made these benefits available to his 34,000 employees. He said that what he wants to do now is to make these benefits available to everybody.
These are like the personal moments that transform how leaders think. What we want to do is accelerate this ah-ha moments. I had my own ah-ha moment in 2007 when, in the middle of burning myself out, working around the clock, trying to be a good mom, taking my daughter around colleges, not taking my Blackberry out during the day and instead working through the night, I actually fainted from exhaustion, hit my head on my desk, broke my cheekbone, got four stitches on my right eye. That was my wake-up moment.
After that I became and evangelist for a lot of these things. I started becoming an evangelist for sleep. When I started talking about sleep in 2007, people were like thinking this was quaint. Now there is unbelievable, incontrovertible evidence that sleep is a leadership tool. It's a performance-enhancement tool.
Or, as I told the graduating class of Smith when I gave the commencement there last May, "it's time to sleep your way to the top."
That's why we're having a growing number of companies and leaders going for digital detoxes and acknowledging that they need that. Let's do it for real. Do you know many times people put out this away-email, "I'm going away. I'm not going to be answering emails", and then two minutes later you get an email from them? Does that make you feel special? No, it just means that people can't really do it. Just do it. The world will be there when you return, and you are going to be recharged and ready to deal with it from a more creative, more balanced, and much wiser place.
Now 25% of American companies have introduced some form of mindfulness for their employees, not because they are incredibly charitable but because they recognize the impact on the bottom line. Stress is causing American business $300 billion. A stressed-out employee is costing 46% more, in terms of health benefits, than a healthy employee. For women the numbers are much worse. That's why we women cannot afford to climb up the ladder in the same way that men have done it.
Forget the ladder anyway. As Sheryl Sandberg wrote in her book, "It's not a ladder. It's a jungle gym." My point is it's not just about leaning in. It's also about leaning back to recharge, then leaning in again. There is a great French expression -- there are French people here who can see that my accent is better in French than in English -- "reculer pour mieux sauter," which means "lean back in order to jump higher." Which is what cats do. Lean back, recharge, and then you jump higher.
If you look at all that, and if you think of it, after all the idea that success and getting to a leadership position is just some kind of straight line is a male invention. A straight, phallic line. It doesn't work. It's actually much more complicated, and very often it can be having a lot of detours. Failing, losing a job, getting to a new job...It's much more a dance and being open to possibilities than just blindly climbing up some ladder.
That also is what makes it easy for us to overcome out own self-doubt as leaders because very often we ignore that. We ignore that as you look around, often leaders self-destruct, more than they are destroyed by someone else. Anthony Weiner, anyone?
Dominique Strauss Kahn? I remember the headline on the Huffington Post the day after Dominique Strauss Kahn was caught at the Sofitel Hotel. It was "O.M.G. I.M.F.".
Incidentally, why is it always men? Who is the last woman who self-destructed in that way -- just saying?
I really believe that if they had actually taken more time to deal with their inner demons, they would not have self-destructed in those ways.
Often, it's also dealing -- this is more of a problem for women, I'm afraid -- with what I call the obnoxious roommate living in our head," those voices of inner doubt. We women have been even greater tendency to judge ourselves. All human beings have it, but men find it much easier to shut out that voice and watch a game or something and move on. We women have to wrestle that voice into the ground. Learning to deal with that of noxious roommate, learning to deal with our negative fantasies...As Montaigne said, "There are many terrible things in my life, but most of them never happened."
Learning not to exhaust ourselves through all of these sort of mind-games we play is just as just an incredible ritual for us as leaders because then it means we have our energy available to us, at all times, to really lead and create. That's just an incredible place from which to live.
The Greek philosophers have read the questions they asked. The first one was "how do we govern the city?" The second one was "what do we need to know?" The third was "how do we live a good life?" Modern philosophers have really stopped asking the question "how do we lead a good life?" As a result, they've let us all kind of reduce a good life to money and power.
When you go to people's funerals and memorials, they talk about other things. They talk about the Third Metric. They talk about how wise someone was, how much they gave to their community. They don't say "this person was worth $3 million, $225,000 when they died." If you ever heard that in a memorial? "This person ended up being an S.V.P."
No. If we can take these values that we eulogize people about after they die and actually incorporate them into how we live, we would actually change the world.
Seth Godin in his speech here that generosity is going to become more and more important in marketing because people don't want to hear from somebody they think is selfish and also because there is something happening in the Zeitgeist. Jonas Salk, before he died, summed it up before he died as "we are moving from a period driven by competition and survival to a period that's going to be driven by cooperation and meaning." In that place, qualities like humanity and generosity are going to matter much more.
Bain recently, when they asked him how he's going to monetize Twitter, said three things, "humor, humanity, and huge deals." Humanity, generosity...These things are going to become increasingly important as the times we are living through become more and more turbulent and uncertain.
That's why the kind of leaders that we need right now, if I can end with that, after remember what Archimedes, my great compatriot, said. He said "give me a place to stand, and I can move the world." That place inside each one of us. It's that place of strength, wisdom, peace. We all know it. We've all been there. We all also know that most of the time we are not there.
That's why actually even launched an app at the Huffington Post -- yeah, there is an app for that -- and we called it G.P.S. For The Soul. You can download it for free from the app store. It gives you a proxy for your stress level, your heart rate variability. Then you can launch a guide the things that help you cost-correct, that help you de-stress. The guide can have anything that you love. It can have poetry, music, and pictures. In my case it has pictures of my children when they were young and unproblematic.
It can take just under a minute, but that short time can help you reconnect with yourself. You know how your device, when it's out of range, sends you a little signal that says "restore connection"? We need to say that to ourselves, "restore connection," because if we are operating from a disconnected place, we cannot really lead. Leaders find that place that Archimedes talked about, that place of wisdom, strength, and real connection, and they lead from that place. From that place, we can truly create miracles and change the world. Thank you.
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