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For Immediate Release by Ronn Torossian

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| CHAPTER 2 |

KNOW YOUR OWN REALITY (OR, DON’T THINK YOUR SHIT DOESN’T STINK)

Play to Your Strengths . . . Know Thyself (First)

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” —Aristotle

Growing up in New York City I was a good basketball player, adept at schoolyard and pickup games. I was competitive whether playing against buddies or guys from another neighborhood. On the other hand, I’m six foot two (short by professional standards) and can’t jump for the life of me—not now, not then, not ever. Despite thousands and thousands of hours playing basketball, a professional NBA future wasn’t even a remote possibility for me, and I knew it. That didn’t matter to my mother, who wanted me to be the best at everything and told me to keep playing ...

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