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Walk Before You Run — Revisited 2

I am a huge fan of super hero comic books and movies — my most favorite is Spiderman. And I watch every Marvel comic movie that comes out. When you first see these superheroes shortly after they’ve discovered their powers, it’s interesting to see them start to run before they walk — as you would expect — they are heroes and a bit cocky. The next scene is hilarious — watching the Marvel character try to control and master their new-found powers.

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Walk Before You Run — Revisited

I wrote an article back in 2013 that has become the most read on my entire website. It is also the one that is getting the most Google attention. So I thought I’d read it again and remind myself of what the article was about and see if I should expound on that subject. After reading the article I remembered very vividly why I had written the article and realized that I’m actually going through the same scenario all over again — in 2016. I have a brand new creative team and all the members have been with me for less than a year and a half.

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