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Sometimes the universe falls into place around you. You land a cool new client with whom you establish an instant intellectual chemistry. You love their products, and they rave over your great customer service and reasonable ad rates. Groundbreaking new ad concepts mysteriously appear in your head, and your graphics department translates them into award-winning ads that have new customers streaming through the door. Your client sings your praises to all her business colleagues, and you reap new referral business almost every day. Life is not good—it's awesome.

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