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Howdy friend,

Yesterday I sent out a survey to try and get to know you better. Thanks to the folks who've already submitted their answers — your feedback is super valuable, and I appreciate your time.

If you haven't had a chance to fill out the survey yet, there's still time. It's just 4 short questions that will help me create better content for you in the coming months.

Take care and have a great weekend!

High fives,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

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Build Your Bridge is from Matt Downey — a creator helping other creators productize their services, build value through reputation, and generate self-sustaining income.

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