EQUIP: 31 days of 5-minute free writes

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Today, I fulfilled a commitment I had made to help make phone calls for a dear friend who is running for office. This isn’t just an acquaintance — more of an “I’d walk over hot coals to help you” type of pal.

Here’s the thing: Despite years of advocacy in a variety of ways, I still did not feel equipped to talk to strangers on the phone (to people who likely were not receptive to a cold call on a…

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