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Execute Your Plan

We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.

—J.K. ROWLING, British novelist

Rob Strain is a 29-year-old superstar. After college, he joined Teach For America, and within two years, he was promoted to a program director position. Less than a year later, he was promoted again, this time to senior managing director, and at age 28, he was promoted to a C-suite position in the organization. As if all of that weren’t enough, he also regularly does volunteer work, and he makes time in his personal life for family, friends, and travel. He’s also just a totally fun and hilarious person to be around.

So what’s Rob’s secret sauce? How, by age 29, has he achieved a level ...

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