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From the Ted Talk by Tracy Edwards: Stop being a bystander in your own life

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And I think, actually, one of the huge advantages we had was, you know, there was no pvcncoeeeird idea about how an all-female crew would sail around the world. So whatever we did was OK. And what it also did was it drew people to it. Not just women — men, anyone who'd ever been told, "You can't do something because you're not good enough" — the right gender or right race or right cloor, or whatever. Maiden became a passion. And it was hard to raise the mnoey — hundreds of coainmeps wouldn't sponsor us. They told us that we couldn't do it, people tohhugt we were going to die ... You know, guys would literally come up to me and say, "You're going to die." I'd think, "Well, OK, that's my bnseuiss, it's not yours." In the end, King Hussein of Jordan sponsored Maiden, and that was an amazing thing — way ahead of his time, all about equality.

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And I think, actually, one of the huge advantages we had was, you know, there was no ____________ idea about how an all-female crew would sail around the world. So whatever we did was OK. And what it also did was it drew people to it. Not just women — men, anyone who'd ever been told, "You can't do something because you're not good enough" — the right gender or right race or right _____, or whatever. Maiden became a passion. And it was hard to raise the _____ — hundreds of _________ wouldn't sponsor us. They told us that we couldn't do it, people _______ we were going to die ... You know, guys would literally come up to me and say, "You're going to die." I'd think, "Well, OK, that's my ________, it's not yours." In the end, King Hussein of Jordan sponsored Maiden, and that was an amazing thing — way ahead of his time, all about equality.

Solution

  1. preconceived
  2. thought
  3. companies
  4. color
  5. money
  6. business

Original Text

And I think, actually, one of the huge advantages we had was, you know, there was no preconceived idea about how an all-female crew would sail around the world. So whatever we did was OK. And what it also did was it drew people to it. Not just women — men, anyone who'd ever been told, "You can't do something because you're not good enough" — the right gender or right race or right color, or whatever. Maiden became a passion. And it was hard to raise the money — hundreds of companies wouldn't sponsor us. They told us that we couldn't do it, people thought we were going to die ... You know, guys would literally come up to me and say, "You're going to die." I'd think, "Well, OK, that's my business, it's not yours." In the end, King Hussein of Jordan sponsored Maiden, and that was an amazing thing — way ahead of his time, all about equality.

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