Fitness guru Kayla Itsines: How to set goals and actually meet them

“It’s more breaking down the goal,” Itsines tells CNBC Make It. So, if I’m going to go to the gym, it’s like, okay, where’s the gym? “Saying, ‘I’m going to work out every day’ is not a goal,’ Itsines says. You actually really have to think about your goals and how you set them, [in] everything, in business.” Have another goal set so you don’t lose momentum.


“It’s more breaking down the goal,” Itsines tells CNBC Make It. So, if I’m going to go to the gym, it’s like, okay, where’s the gym? “Saying, ‘I’m going to work out every day’ is not a goal,’ Itsines says. You actually really have to think about your goals and how you set them, [in] everything, in business.” Have another goal set so you don’t lose momentum.
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Fitness guru Kayla Itsines: How to set goals and actually meet them

Kayla Itsines knows a thing or two about smashing goals. She built a fitness empire from the ground up, turning her massive social media following and her experience as a personal trainer into Sweat, a lucrative fitness business that is raking in millions.

But for many, goal-setting — whether it be for your business or your body — can be a daunting task and can often end in disappointment.

Itsines says she has a strategy that actually yields results. And it isn’t about actually setting the goal, she says.

“It’s more breaking down the goal,” Itsines tells CNBC Make It.

“You set a goal, but you break down the goal. So, if I’m going to go to the gym, it’s like, okay, where’s the gym? How long does it take to get there? How much does it cost? Who are you going with? Who’s going to motivate you? When you feel unmotivated, who’s going to come with you?

“These are things you need to think about when you say, ‘I’m going to go to the gym.'”

The approach, Itsines explains, is about being realistic. “Put your goal, and then you need to think about all the things that surrounds that goal and is it actually something that you can do?”

Setting realistic goals is key to following through with the them, she says. Because if the goal is too overwhelming, and you “miss two days a week or three days a week, then you become unmotivated and then your whole goal thing goes out the window,” she says.

You need to be specific and detailed-oriented with your goal-setting.

“Saying, ‘I’m going to work out every day’ is not a goal,’ Itsines says. “That’s not a thing. Because you haven’t put it in your calendar, you haven’t worked out where you’re going to work out.”

Itsines uses the same goal-setting strategy for her business.

Itsines and her fiance, Tobi Pearce, leveraged social media to market personal training sessions and bootcamp classes, and in early 2014 they launched an e-book featuring Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide program, which launched the now ubiquitous Instagram hastag #BBG (it has 7.1 million posts and counting). Since then, the program has evolved into a monthly membership app called Sweat, which, as of June, was on-track to pull in $77 million for 2018, TechCrunch reported.

But Itsines recalls that when starting out as a personal trainer, she too set vague and lofty goals that didn’t work.

“I did that. I said, okay, I’m going to have this many clients. Like, that’s really [dumb], ” she says. “Where am I going to fit them? What am I going to do with them? How do I make a session that is going to be fun for everyone? If I have the same client twice in that week, do I have to change the session around?

“You have to think. You actually really have to think about your goals and how you set them, [in] everything, in business.”

And the process doesn’t end when you reach your goals. Have another goal set so you don’t lose momentum.

“You need to set goals so if there’s a mountain, if you get to the top of the mountain, there’s got to be another mountain you want to climb,” Itsines says. “You can’t just go to the bottom of the mountain and sit there and do nothing.”

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Google’s wildly popular goal-setting tool is absolutely free–and it’s so easy, your kids could use it

What’s beautiful about this is that it’s so easy, anyone can use it — your friends, family, co-workers or even your kids. But you might benefit most by presenting it to your boss to see if they’d be open to implementing the practice at your company. The way it works is, as indicated in the name, pretty simple: Set a goal that improves your well-being and work-life balance. At Google, it’s the manager’s job to check in regularly and make sure individuals adhere to their goals. It’s also encourage


What’s beautiful about this is that it’s so easy, anyone can use it — your friends, family, co-workers or even your kids. But you might benefit most by presenting it to your boss to see if they’d be open to implementing the practice at your company. The way it works is, as indicated in the name, pretty simple: Set a goal that improves your well-being and work-life balance. At Google, it’s the manager’s job to check in regularly and make sure individuals adhere to their goals. It’s also encourage
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Google's wildly popular goal-setting tool is absolutely free–and it's so easy, your kids could use it

What’s beautiful about this is that it’s so easy, anyone can use it — your friends, family, co-workers or even your kids. But you might benefit most by presenting it to your boss to see if they’d be open to implementing the practice at your company.

Oh, and it’s completely free.

The way it works is, as indicated in the name, pretty simple: Set a goal that improves your well-being and work-life balance. Write it down on the downloadable worksheet (it can be customized to fit any style or environment you’d like — the point is to stay hyperfocused on one goal at a time and see it through to fruition.)

At Google, it’s the manager’s job to check in regularly and make sure individuals adhere to their goals. It’s also encouraged that employees share their goals with other team members (and those outside of work) as a way to ensure that they’re being held accountable.


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What’s beautiful about this is that it’s so easy, anyone can use it — your friends, family, co-workers or even your kids. But you might benefit most by presenting it to your boss to see if they’d be open to implementing the practice at your company. The way it works is, as indicated in the name, pretty simple: Set a goal that improves your well-being and work-life balance. At Google, it’s the manager’s job to check in regularly and make sure individuals adhere to their goals. It’s also encourage


What’s beautiful about this is that it’s so easy, anyone can use it — your friends, family, co-workers or even your kids. But you might benefit most by presenting it to your boss to see if they’d be open to implementing the practice at your company. The way it works is, as indicated in the name, pretty simple: Set a goal that improves your well-being and work-life balance. At Google, it’s the manager’s job to check in regularly and make sure individuals adhere to their goals. It’s also encourage
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Google's wildly popular goal-setting tool is absolutely free–and it's so easy, your kids could use it

What’s beautiful about this is that it’s so easy, anyone can use it — your friends, family, co-workers or even your kids. But you might benefit most by presenting it to your boss to see if they’d be open to implementing the practice at your company.

Oh, and it’s completely free.

The way it works is, as indicated in the name, pretty simple: Set a goal that improves your well-being and work-life balance. Write it down on the downloadable worksheet (it can be customized to fit any style or environment you’d like — the point is to stay hyperfocused on one goal at a time and see it through to fruition.)

At Google, it’s the manager’s job to check in regularly and make sure individuals adhere to their goals. It’s also encouraged that employees share their goals with other team members (and those outside of work) as a way to ensure that they’re being held accountable.


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CBS reaches its 8 million streaming subscribers goal two years early

CBS now has 8 million streaming subscribers, the company announced in its fourth quarter 2018 earnings report Thursday. CBS said its next goal is to reach 25 million domestic subscribers from these streaming services by 2022. Despite passing its subscriber goal early, CBS was down about 3 percent after hours after its results fell short of analyst expectations. And Disney, which owns ABC, is planning to launch its own streaming service in late 2019. Watch: There’s room for another streaming serv


CBS now has 8 million streaming subscribers, the company announced in its fourth quarter 2018 earnings report Thursday. CBS said its next goal is to reach 25 million domestic subscribers from these streaming services by 2022. Despite passing its subscriber goal early, CBS was down about 3 percent after hours after its results fell short of analyst expectations. And Disney, which owns ABC, is planning to launch its own streaming service in late 2019. Watch: There’s room for another streaming serv
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CBS reaches its 8 million streaming subscribers goal two years early

CBS now has 8 million streaming subscribers, the company announced in its fourth quarter 2018 earnings report Thursday.

At a time where numerous media companies are trying to get into the streaming business and ramp up their original direct-to-consumer content, CBS’ disclosure shows it has already been able to gain some traction. The company said it hit the landmark two years ahead of schedule. The subscriber number accounts for consumers of both CBS All Access and Showtime.

CBS said its next goal is to reach 25 million domestic subscribers from these streaming services by 2022. That’s up from its previous goal of 16 million domestic subscribers in the same time frame.

Despite passing its subscriber goal early, CBS was down about 3 percent after hours after its results fell short of analyst expectations. The company reported earnings per share of $1.50 per share ex-items compared to $1.52 per share analysts were expecting. CBS reported revenue of $4.02 billion compared to $4.13 billion expected.

Networks have been making big plays to get into the streaming space to rival tech giants like Netflix and Amazon. Comcast’s NBCUniversal announced in January it plans to roll out a free, ad-supported service in the first quarter of 2020. And Disney, which owns ABC, is planning to launch its own streaming service in late 2019. Even Apple is setting its sights on a streaming launch as early as April that will include original content for free on Apple devices, CNBC reported earlier this week.

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CBS reaches its 8 million streaming subscribers goal two years early

CBS now has 8 million streaming subscribers, the company announced in its fourth quarter 2018 earnings report Thursday. CBS said its next goal is to reach 25 million domestic subscribers from these streaming services by 2022. Despite passing its subscriber goal early, CBS was down about 3 percent after hours after its results fell short of analyst expectations. And Disney, which owns ABC, is planning to launch its own streaming service in late 2019. Watch: There’s room for another streaming serv


CBS now has 8 million streaming subscribers, the company announced in its fourth quarter 2018 earnings report Thursday. CBS said its next goal is to reach 25 million domestic subscribers from these streaming services by 2022. Despite passing its subscriber goal early, CBS was down about 3 percent after hours after its results fell short of analyst expectations. And Disney, which owns ABC, is planning to launch its own streaming service in late 2019. Watch: There’s room for another streaming serv
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CBS reaches its 8 million streaming subscribers goal two years early

CBS now has 8 million streaming subscribers, the company announced in its fourth quarter 2018 earnings report Thursday.

At a time where numerous media companies are trying to get into the streaming business and ramp up their original direct-to-consumer content, CBS’ disclosure shows it has already been able to gain some traction. The company said it hit the landmark two years ahead of schedule. The subscriber number accounts for consumers of both CBS All Access and Showtime.

CBS said its next goal is to reach 25 million domestic subscribers from these streaming services by 2022. That’s up from its previous goal of 16 million domestic subscribers in the same time frame.

Despite passing its subscriber goal early, CBS was down about 3 percent after hours after its results fell short of analyst expectations. The company reported earnings per share of $1.50 per share ex-items compared to $1.52 per share analysts were expecting. CBS reported revenue of $4.02 billion compared to $4.13 billion expected.

Networks have been making big plays to get into the streaming space to rival tech giants like Netflix and Amazon. Comcast’s NBCUniversal announced in January it plans to roll out a free, ad-supported service in the first quarter of 2020. And Disney, which owns ABC, is planning to launch its own streaming service in late 2019. Even Apple is setting its sights on a streaming launch as early as April that will include original content for free on Apple devices, CNBC reported earlier this week.

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How to make 2019 the year you start checking off your bucket list

When it comes to bucket lists, people prefer experiences over things, said Josh Ackerman, a certified financial planner at Context Financial in Lexington, Kentucky. When clients come to him, he gives the following advice:• Know what it is you want to doThe clearer your goal, the more likely you’ll achieve it, said Ackerman. Ackerman said he once told a client contemplating a vacation to get a guidebook for that specific location to make it more real. • Cut out little expensesOnce you have the go


When it comes to bucket lists, people prefer experiences over things, said Josh Ackerman, a certified financial planner at Context Financial in Lexington, Kentucky. When clients come to him, he gives the following advice:• Know what it is you want to doThe clearer your goal, the more likely you’ll achieve it, said Ackerman. Ackerman said he once told a client contemplating a vacation to get a guidebook for that specific location to make it more real. • Cut out little expensesOnce you have the go
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How to make 2019 the year you start checking off your bucket list

When it comes to bucket lists, people prefer experiences over things, said Josh Ackerman, a certified financial planner at Context Financial in Lexington, Kentucky.

When clients come to him, he gives the following advice:

• Know what it is you want to do

The clearer your goal, the more likely you’ll achieve it, said Ackerman.

He said he tries to get his clients to visualize exactly what they want, since they’re usually more willing to make changes once they have a goal in mind.

Ackerman said he once told a client contemplating a vacation to get a guidebook for that specific location to make it more real.

“The more you can polish up the future so that it looks appealing, the more likely you are to make changes today to get the thing you want tomorrow,” he said.

• Cut out little expenses

Once you have the goal in mind, take time to look at your daily and household budgets and ask what you can take out of that budget to put into your bucket list account.

Review your credit card receipts, Ackerman said, since that’s where most of the recurring bills are.

Be sure to look for the expired trials or subscriptions you may not use often. When was the last time you watched Hulu or used Amazon Prime?

Eating out is the biggest expense. “Everybody does it more than they think they do,” Ackerman said.

“You’re spending money on something that doesn’t matter to you as much,” he said.


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Veeva shares up 5x in three years, CEO Peter Gassner focused on 2025

Gassner started the company in 2007 after a career in the software industry at IBM, PeopleSoft and Salesforce. In an interview with CNBC this week, he said the company is focused on 2025, by which point analysts expect Veeva to be well past $2 billion in sales. The company currently has over 2,400 employees, and Gassner said that it could have 10,000 by then. The third goal relates to internal financial projections, which Gassner said he’s not at liberty to share. For fiscal 2024, analysts proje


Gassner started the company in 2007 after a career in the software industry at IBM, PeopleSoft and Salesforce. In an interview with CNBC this week, he said the company is focused on 2025, by which point analysts expect Veeva to be well past $2 billion in sales. The company currently has over 2,400 employees, and Gassner said that it could have 10,000 by then. The third goal relates to internal financial projections, which Gassner said he’s not at liberty to share. For fiscal 2024, analysts proje
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Veeva shares up 5x in three years, CEO Peter Gassner focused on 2025

Veeva’s software helps pharmaceutical developers like AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Bayer move to the cloud with products that are custom built for the intricacies of their highly regulated industry. It’s also working with companies pursuing clinical trials, allowing them to digitally monitor their progress, while helping them track and analyze their data.

Gassner started the company in 2007 after a career in the software industry at IBM, PeopleSoft and Salesforce. In an interview with CNBC this week, he said the company is focused on 2025, by which point analysts expect Veeva to be well past $2 billion in sales. He’s got three main goals that he shares with employees.

First off? “We have to still be Veeva.”

The company currently has over 2,400 employees, and Gassner said that it could have 10,000 by then. At that size, “how do you have the special culture, the secret sauce?” he said. “How are we able to change and keep morphing” and be a place “where people authentically like to work? It’s not easy to do.”

The second goal is “to have a lot of room to grow.” Veeva sells into the $3.5 trillion health-care market, but the players in that industry tend to move slowly when it comes to technology. Veeva has to keep developing products that save companies money and make them more efficient, and must be able to serve a wider array of customers.

The third goal relates to internal financial projections, which Gassner said he’s not at liberty to share. “We’re a pretty aggressive company,” he said. For fiscal 2024, analysts project revenue of just over $2 billion, according to FactSet, with $1.7 billion coming from subscription services. That’s as far out as analysts are projecting.


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Qatar thrashes UAE 4-0 in politically charged Asia Cup semi-final

Match attendees posted videos on Twitter capturing boos and jeering during Qatar’s national anthem and a field littered with objects that spectators had lobbed at players. Wednesday marked Qatar’s first-ever Asia Cup semi-final. Algerian-born midfielder Boualem Khoukhi scored Qatar’s first goal in the 22nd minute, with Sudanese-born Almoez Ali notching a second 15 minutes later. Just before the final goal, UAE defender Ismail Ahmed was sent off with a red card for an elbow to the face of a Qatar


Match attendees posted videos on Twitter capturing boos and jeering during Qatar’s national anthem and a field littered with objects that spectators had lobbed at players. Wednesday marked Qatar’s first-ever Asia Cup semi-final. Algerian-born midfielder Boualem Khoukhi scored Qatar’s first goal in the 22nd minute, with Sudanese-born Almoez Ali notching a second 15 minutes later. Just before the final goal, UAE defender Ismail Ahmed was sent off with a red card for an elbow to the face of a Qatar
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Qatar thrashes UAE 4-0 in politically charged Asia Cup semi-final

The United Arab Emirates, host of the 2019 AFC Asia Cup, reached the end of its tournament run with a 4-0 loss to Qatar at Tuesday night’s semi-final in a heated match marred by outbursts from angry spectators.

Fans threw a barrage of shoes and water bottles onto the soccer field after successive Qatari goals, prompting event security officials to urge calm and restraint. Match attendees posted videos on Twitter capturing boos and jeering during Qatar’s national anthem and a field littered with objects that spectators had lobbed at players.

Dubbed the “Blockade Derby” by some, emotions ran high between the rivals at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium, whose teams met for the first time since the UAE, together with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain launched an economic and political blockade against Qatar 18 months ago. They accuse Doha of financing terrorism and getting too close to Iran, charges the Qataris deny.

Wednesday marked Qatar’s first-ever Asia Cup semi-final. Algerian-born midfielder Boualem Khoukhi scored Qatar’s first goal in the 22nd minute, with Sudanese-born Almoez Ali notching a second 15 minutes later.

Hassan al-Haydos scored the third goal at minute 80, and Hamid Ismaeil sealed the team’s victory with a fourth as the clock wound down in injury time. Just before the final goal, UAE defender Ismail Ahmed was sent off with a red card for an elbow to the face of a Qatari opponent.

The majority of Qatar’s national players are foreign-born but naturalized by the sheikhdom. In 2017, only 4 members of the national team were of Qatari origin.


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North Korea’s Kim appears to have a big goal: Winning Belt and Road investments from Beijing

There was ‘frustration’ in Kim Jong Un’s message: Expert 4:50 AM ET Wed, 2 Jan 2019 | 03:00But to do so, Pyongyang needs help from its rich neighbors. The nuclear-armed nation is seeking more than $7.7 million in investment, the Seoul-based online newspaper NK News reported last month, citing information from a website run by North Korea’s foreign trade ministry. Xi’s Belt and Road project offers the perfect answer to those needs. Pyongyang “would love to be part of Belt and Road,” Dane Chamorro


There was ‘frustration’ in Kim Jong Un’s message: Expert 4:50 AM ET Wed, 2 Jan 2019 | 03:00But to do so, Pyongyang needs help from its rich neighbors. The nuclear-armed nation is seeking more than $7.7 million in investment, the Seoul-based online newspaper NK News reported last month, citing information from a website run by North Korea’s foreign trade ministry. Xi’s Belt and Road project offers the perfect answer to those needs. Pyongyang “would love to be part of Belt and Road,” Dane Chamorro
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North Korea's Kim appears to have a big goal: Winning Belt and Road investments from Beijing

There was ‘frustration’ in Kim Jong Un’s message: Expert 4:50 AM ET Wed, 2 Jan 2019 | 03:00

But to do so, Pyongyang needs help from its rich neighbors. The nuclear-armed nation is seeking more than $7.7 million in investment, the Seoul-based online newspaper NK News reported last month, citing information from a website run by North Korea’s foreign trade ministry.

Xi’s Belt and Road project offers the perfect answer to those needs. China has historically been Pyongyang’s largest trading partner.

Pyongyang “would love to be part of Belt and Road,” Dane Chamorro, a senior partner in the Asia Pacific division of Control Risks, a consulting firm specializing in politics told CNBC on Friday. Kim’s government is waiting for an invitation so his country can get assistance on the construction of railway links and ports and other facilities, Chamorro said.

Beijing also seems keen on Pyongyang’s inclusion, with the Chinese government inviting a North Korean delegation to attend a Belt and Road summit in 2017 — but it’s unlikely to take any action for now.

Including Pyongyang in the BRI is “probably more trouble than it’s worth” at the present moment, said Mintaro Oba, a former U.S. State Department official who specialized in the Koreas during the administration of former President Barack Obama.

For one, sanctions still remain in place. Beijing, however, has called for those penalties to be eased.


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US is well on its way to Trump’s goal of ‘energy dominance,’ says Marathon Petroleum CEO

US on its way to Trump’s goal of ‘energy dominance,’ says Marathon CEO 21 Hours Ago | 01:26President Donald Trump’s goal of making the United States a global superpower in energy is starting to come true, Marathon Petroleum Corp. Chairman and CEO Gary Heminger told CNBC on Tuesday. Recent declines in oil prices haven’t stopped U.S. producers from pumping more oil ahead of OPEC’s meetings later this week, at which the group of oil-exporting countries are expected to cut production. “The U.S. refi


US on its way to Trump’s goal of ‘energy dominance,’ says Marathon CEO 21 Hours Ago | 01:26President Donald Trump’s goal of making the United States a global superpower in energy is starting to come true, Marathon Petroleum Corp. Chairman and CEO Gary Heminger told CNBC on Tuesday. Recent declines in oil prices haven’t stopped U.S. producers from pumping more oil ahead of OPEC’s meetings later this week, at which the group of oil-exporting countries are expected to cut production. “The U.S. refi
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Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, heminger, oil, way, believe, crude, goal, prices, petroleum, trumps, ceo, dominance, energy, marathon


US is well on its way to Trump's goal of 'energy dominance,' says Marathon Petroleum CEO

US on its way to Trump’s goal of ‘energy dominance,’ says Marathon CEO 21 Hours Ago | 01:26

President Donald Trump’s goal of making the United States a global superpower in energy is starting to come true, Marathon Petroleum Corp. Chairman and CEO Gary Heminger told CNBC on Tuesday.

“When I look at the president’s theme to begin with and the beginning of his administration, he wanted to have energy dominance in the U.S. and I believe that we are well on our way,” Heminger told Jim Cramer in an exclusive “Mad Money” interview. “We’re the largest producer in the world today.”

Recent declines in oil prices haven’t stopped U.S. producers from pumping more oil ahead of OPEC’s meetings later this week, at which the group of oil-exporting countries are expected to cut production.

That puts the United States in a league above its competitors, said the Marathon chief, whose Ohio-based company specializes in petroleum refining, marketing and transportation.

“The U.S. refining system [is] second to none of anyone in the industry, so I believe we’re well on our way now” to global energy dominance, Heminger said.

The CEO added that he expected OPEC’s meetings in Vienna, Austria this Thursday and Friday to result in “a pullback in OPEC production,” in which case “we’ll see crude prices inch up” from their current levels.

And although oil’s recent pummeling has benefited business at Marathon — where oil is part of Marathon’s cost of goods sold, so price declines translate into higher margins — Heminger said the company sees prices for the benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude rising significantly in 2019.

“We really believe the price is probably going to end up being … $65 to [$]70 in 2019, on an average,” he said. “I believe we’ve averaged almost $65 — about [$]64.50 — year to date in 2018, so we think we’re being conservative looking at that number for next year.”

WTI crude futures fell 0.64 percent on Tuesday to $52.61. Year to date, the commodity has lost 8.77 percent.

Shares of Marathon Petroleum shed 2 percent amid Tuesday’s marketwide meltdown, settling at $63.34.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-12-04  Authors: elizabeth gurdus
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, heminger, oil, way, believe, crude, goal, prices, petroleum, trumps, ceo, dominance, energy, marathon


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