Writing a foreword is an awesome responsibility.

Now, by “awesome,” I don't only mean “great,” though it is definitely that.

I also mean it's important. And significant. And, if you think too long about it, a tad bit overwhelming as you realize you want to get it just right.

Yes, writing a foreword is an awesome responsibility because, in doing so, you are accountable for sharing something and someone important with the world. And, like the bearer of any special gift, you need to show it in the best light possible. Think diamond ring in a velvet box.

Now, if you asked Judy Ringer if she considers herself to be a gift, she'd probably roll her eyes. That's because she's humble. And that humility is an essential part of Turn Enemies Into ...

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