Never Give Up!

Last Update: August 24, 2015

Days come and days go...

At the moment I am dealing with some rather nasty naff "stuff" in my life - I know we all have moments, life is never perfect for anybody and without the lows we never can experience the highs... and I am grateful for what I have...*cough cough*

My Point is....

For the first time I wondered what the HECK I was doing...with so much else going on why was I sat 20 hours a day with the laptop on knee and writing content, seeking keywords, stressing about alt text....when I could just stroll the beach and get a 'day job' and then deal with everything else...

I actually considered shutting the laptop, signing off, forgetting the whole fanciful notion of Google ratings and earning a living online...

Not like me I know!

Things had reached the point where I was allowing the personal nonsense in my life impact my future happiness...

I love this online stuff...love the WA community...and have made some truly incredible relationships/friendship here that "outsiders" will never understand...

Yet I was going to close shop and walk away

But then I then realised...if I did that then the situations and the "unnamed others" win.

What would I do...sit and dwell and feel sorry for myself?

or pick myself up...open the laptop and get on with it. And do what I love to do.

The situations are as they are...they will resolve themselves one way or another...or perhaps not at all...but they will not take further energy and will not cause me to question what I know is right and true and ME!

and so I logged on....

and found 3 of my posts...on Page 1....

3 separate posts...positions 2 and 3 and 8 ...on Page 1...

So the moral of the story....

Never Ever Ever Give Up...and If you're feeling like you want to....get on live chat, write another post, answers some questions and do what YOU love to do...

Have a glorious day folks...

Jason

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Firekeeper Premium
So I give in instead ;-)
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JasonGB Premium
lol, dont give in...well not easily..draw butts on stuff instead
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Firekeeper Premium
Guess I screwed the word play, lol, normally I don't speak English but Swiss German...
Better say: hang in there!
Cheers, STefan
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JewelCarol Premium
Yes, Jason, don't give up, my friend. Take care. ;))
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you x
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PeterShelton Premium
Yeah, I know just what you mean Jason and I'm glad you rose again undefeated. All strength to you. But tell me, just where on earth do you discover those pictures, They are great, and so apt.
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JasonGB Premium
Hey Peter, thank you..the pics are mainly poached direct from google (filtered for reuse obviously :) and then doctored a bit ..lol
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PeterShelton Premium
Thanks for that Jason
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timsproducts Premium
You would have been hunted down and slapped with a wet fish my friend,had you given up.

Pearler yet again.

Tim
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JasonGB Premium
cheers buddy
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marcy1 Premium
Nice story! Am completely related with your story. But at the end of the day my mind keep on pushing me to roll as others do and never ever give up! Thanks for sharing this encouraging words.
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JasonGB Premium
Just stay strong and hang in there!!!
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Jubahadjal Premium
Hello Jason ! I thank you for this incredibly touching post, I don't know if it's only me that is getting emotional but I found it very accurate to my current situation.

I have some problems and I want to stop all this stuff and focus on my problems as this business is not paying off quickly. I have bank issues and I am trying to work hard to achieve my goals but I lose my motivation everyday.

I don't know what to do.

If I have motivation loss I will read this post again and I hope I will go back to my hard work.

Thank you.
Greetings, Youba.
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JasonGB Premium
Youba,
Dont ever give up...I can relate entirely...I'm in a right mess but this place, our WA will give you the strength and motivation to continue...and with God speed that money will come...if you need to talk I am here as are so many others...PM me...don't give up...

and as we say in NZ...dont let the bas#@# wear you down

Hang in there...I know how tough it is...
Jx
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DebSa Premium
Thanks Jason for sharing your post! I for one found your topic extremely relevant . Just what I needed today. I always look forward to your posts!
Debby
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JasonGB Premium
Thanks Debby, Hope it helped
J
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AlexEvans Premium
Way to go Jason , lucky for us you flipped the lid of your lappy and got those fingers going . Just what we need. Enjoy your style.
Alexander
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JasonGB Premium
Thanks Alexander! Much appreciated
J
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freedom1207 Premium
Bravo, Jason! Love how you managed to make your 'bottoming out' really humorous. You have a real gift for this and you are a really good writer my friend. So glad you opened up your laptop again and made us all smile, Warmly, Heather :-)
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JasonGB Premium
thank you Heather! I very much appreciate it...Jx
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DeeSmith Premium
Love the affiliate marketer cartoon. I spent most of Saturday with my laptop on my knee in the bed....
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JasonGB Premium
lol...we all know the feeling right?
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anderscj Premium
Excellent work there Jason. I second gappleby. Great post.......... and what I needed to hear today. I will keep saying to myself 'Never give up. Jason said so.'
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JasonGB Premium
lol...I want to be a train! That's brilliant! And thank you!!!
J
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gappleby Premium
First, Woo-Hoo for the page 1 rankings. One is good. Two is great. Three...now you're just showing off. Awesome sauce!!!

Second, if you ever quit, I, and the entire WA community, will hunt you down! It would be time for an intervention! You have too much talent, too much life experience, and too much of a creative streak to let a little thing like "Life" get in the way. And too much discipline (OMG-20 hours a week on top of "Life" stuff?! Awesome!

Third, Congratulations, you are now officially a true entrepreneur! You've hit rock bottom, almost quit, probably had a long and dark conversation with yourself. Tempted to set your laptop on fire? To cancel your WA membership? To disavow all entrepreneurial visions as pipe dreams?

Yet here you are.

Congratulations, my friend. You passed through the Valley. (Spoiler alert: there'll be more. Just remember your own words: Never Give Up).

Finally, your question "Why am I doing this?" is exactly the right question to ask. I'm not an "Ask the Universe" Woo-Woo kind of guy. I AM a "Have a clear and very detailed vision your desired lifestyle (or result) a detailed plan our how you're are going to get there, with scheduled checkpoints along the way. Not a dollar goal, but a vision. Then you can figure out how many dollars it will take to realize that vision, but the vision is your reason why, not the dollars. Dollars will not see you through the tough times (and there will be more)...your vision will.

Thanks for openly sharing. I see you as pegged for success, based on your talent, experience and maturity. It's good to know that even a kool guy like you can be discouraged to the point of almost quitting.

Keep those cards and letters coming! And much success, Jason.

Gordon Appleby
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you Gordon
I very much appreciate your words of encouragement...another reason why WA is the best place to be...the people!
Thank you so much...and hope you are having a brilliant day
J
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Pisquali Premium
So true Jason. Sometimes a bit of balance is required. I have to force myself to go for a walk or something to freshen up.
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JasonGB Premium
Dont walk...get on that boat/ship/yacht...not sure of right term...but get on it...or send it to pick me up!
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Pisquali Premium
Hahaha, love to sail Mauritius, don't think I'd get very far though. Do't worry summer is coming, right now weather is lousy.
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TheGrizzly Premium
Jason, great post! Thanks for sharing. No doubt we all can feel overwhelmed. The temptation to give up and quite is real. We have to be willing to fight for our dreams. We have to remember why we started, and look at how far we have come. Power to you! May we all remember to stay determined, and never loss sight of where we are headed.
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JasonGB Premium
thank you ! J
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edtay78 Premium
Thanks for sharing! Congrats to your 1st page ranking!
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JasonGB Premium
thank you\!!!
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geego Premium
Very good advice, Jason. Sometimes some of us feel to close shop and move on but it is better to stay one place for years than keep moving around
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JasonGB Premium
you have no idea how correct you are!!!
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Rich908 Premium
Absolutely love it - thanks
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JasonGB Premium
youre welcome...J
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BillandSue Premium
Thanks Jason,
Great piece of encouragement. I think we all reach that stage sometimes. I find myself "quitting" almost every day, but an hour or two later I am back at it again. The thought of quitting should be just a rest stop then get up keep on the road to success. Keep at it!
Bill
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JasonGB Premium
Absolutely Bill! the rest stop is ok..sometimes you just need too...but then its back on the road again...(was that Willie Nelson...)
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KatieMac Premium
ha ha about sums it up for me some days nothing like a bit of humour to pick you up.. a bit like the song " Never gonna give it up" sometimes you just need to walk away for an hour or so hope you have a good week
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JasonGB Premium
im now dancing ...lol...scary thought..you have an awesome week also..x
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KatieMac Premium
now your talking dancing just the ticket your sure to have a good week now lol
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PSenwelo Premium
Thanks Jason, I refuse to fail.
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JasonGB Premium
And with your attitude...you never will! Im gonna learn from you!
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evolution66 Premium
Keep it up Jason loving your blogs very entertaining and uplifting!!
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you...I truly appreciate it
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lindasea Premium
Hi there, Jason,

And a GLORIOUS day back at ya'.

I have been thoroughly enjoying your WA posts. Great information in them and awesome encouragement. Your honesty and enthusiasm is contagious too.

So....hope you know from this that you are appreciated! And I hope you sense that when you feel like its time to close the laptop, that if that ever happened, you would be missed. "-)

I'm glad you worked through it.

Linda
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you Linda...your message came just at the right time...you may never know how much the right time...but trust me..the right time.. THANK YOU xxx
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lindasea Premium
One heart to another...glad that somehow when I reached out it reached you at a time that mattered.

Smiles across the miles!
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JasonGB Premium
it did...and was/is so appreciated x
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pinkheather Premium
I think more than one of us needed this post! Thank you!!
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JasonGB Premium
You are very welcome...Jx
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TamaraP Premium
Thank you so much, you made my day :-).
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JasonGB Premium
anytime...lol...hope your day is great!
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Dmorrow Premium
Hi Jason. Congrats to you on your success and on overcoming those overwhelming feelings that seem to come always right before a breakthrough! You're right - never give up! Keep going strong my friend.

Debby
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you Debby! Will keep chugging on...what was that kids progamme...i think i can...i think i can....change that to i know we will...i know we will...Wishing you a great day. Your friend Jx
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JeniSpenny Premium
Hi Jason! I SO needed to read this, today. It's been a very trying time for me in my day to day, and I've not been doing what I love to do. I've been sitting on the sofa, remote in one hand, peach tea in the other... Today is a new day! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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JasonGB Premium
You are very very welcome...although peach tea and a remote sounds ...NO! Stop...back to that writing...lol...Hope your day is now going amazing!!! x
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Billy621 Premium
Hey Jeni,
It's a Brand new day, another one will come along tomorrow, connecting with the important aspects of our life is good, Sometimes dis-engaging and taking a walk clears the Cobwebs from the Brain, take a nice slow walk and then a brisk walk towards the end, this will energize you and hopefully get you back on Track, Hope you have an awesome day today. :)
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JasonGB Premium
You are a very good man!
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Billy621 Premium
Shhhh, others might hear you lol
Hope you're having a Better day My Friend. :)
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JeniSpenny Premium
Thank you so much! Hope you have an awesome day, as well. :)
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Billy621 Premium
It's a Wonderful Life :)
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dickw Premium
You fall offa da horse, you get back onna da horse. Dat's a busy horse.
You have some real talent. Stay onna da horse. By the way you remind me of Groucho--without the mustache.
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JasonGB Premium
lol...i shall begin the "grow" tomorrow....
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3dandelions Premium
Lovely! Thank you for sharing!
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JasonGB Premium
anytime x
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LisB247 Premium
Hi Jason, I am glad that you did not throw in the towel and that you gave yourself a kick up the derriere :).

We all feel like that from time to time, where we let outside influences that you have no control over, take hold of our thoughts and our very being.

Sometimes, just taking a small break is good and sometimes it is just best to force yourself to continue like you have done. :).

Evelyn (777getgoing) wrote this motivational post in June which I think will also help you to keep going. Don't ever let the negatives win. PM's are also a great tool :))

A friend.
Lis.
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you Lis!
Love Evelyns post also...a kick was needed...lol
and, I think it's a good thing...I'm so stubborn I couldn't let the negatives win..even if I wanted to...thank you my friend and you'll probably get that PM very soon...so apologies in advance.. Jx
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LisB247 Premium
That's what friends are for :)
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meal2468 Premium
Same plot different story, yet we continue on Thanks so much, I have a busy family and sometimes its just easier to just stay in bed, but you can't make a living sleeping in to 6 am so 4:30 each morning I am at my computer working on WA . Thanks so much for the the push to move forward ,each day will bring us closer to our dreams.
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JasonGB Premium
absolutely..we will get there! Thank you
J
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RoopeshG Premium
Hey...Jason.Thanks for good motivating words.
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JasonGB Premium
Anytime! Have a great week
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BenORourke Premium
Great to hear that Jason, keep on keeping on!
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JasonGB Premium
Indeed...seems thats the only way...lol
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Chris2005 Premium
Great way to get the work week started Jason. Thanks I needed this.
John
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JasonGB Premium
You're welcome John! Hope you have a great week
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Shortcaketer Premium
Very inspiring Jason. I love the humor especially on a Monday morning :) Keep going, keep laughing, keep smiling! Have a great day and God bless,
Tera
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you Tera...that means a lot..and I will..YOU too!!!
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Mark1957 Premium
Very Churchillian Jason and like the great man himself, so right!!
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you! Now where did I leave that cigar...
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Mark1957 Premium
Hahahaha
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ginax Premium
Way to go buddy :) I know you'll make it.
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you!!! Gotta just dig in there! lol.
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Hippychick Premium
Before I even click on your newest post Jason, I know I'm going to have a laugh......what more can I say. Except.....where on earth do you get your quotes/images from? They are just bril :)
ps. keep going.....and keep growing lol
Cheryl
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you Cheryl! Definitely growing...and keeping going...
Jx
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Hippychick Premium
yr welcome :)
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Martintoal1 Premium
Good one Jason life is for living and moving forward every day
it is what it is
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JasonGB Premium
It certainly is!! We will all get there...just try to enjoy the ride...lol
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Martintoal1 Premium
I always do Jason
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Billy621 Premium
I Sent you a Private message Jason.
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you! I truly truly appreciate it. Thank you my friend x
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Billy621 Premium
anytime Partner, we're here to help each other right? :)
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JeanL Premium
Great post, Jason!
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you Jean! Much appreciated :)
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TrishCiv Premium
Jason - that is an awesome post - loved it :)) It made me smile, laugh and most importantly it made me shake off the grumbles and get on with it! I love this too and there is every reason to keep it going and get it flying.... thankyou ;)
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JasonGB Premium
Hey Trish, I'm glad! You must be one of the most positive people around...so you with grumbles...No way! lol...Seriously I think we all go through times when we question...we just gotta get back on the horse...you can do it...so can I..and together with WA...onto a winner. Jx
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Rmaisey Premium
Thats great to hear. Well done on the rankings, impressive stuff!
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JasonGB Premium
Thank you! Much appreciated...was a good feeling.
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Ayugen Premium
Well now! At Beautiful Quitters quitters always win, every time, Just depends on your perspective!
High powered people like you should know this stuff, so I will say no more ;=)
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JasonGB Premium
Lol, I like it....and correct...sometimes quitting is correct...and as for high powered...how we laugh...lol
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Billy621 Premium
True Enough.
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Ayugen Premium
;=)
go to it kiddo!
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