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Penelope Trunk

Co-Founder, Quistic. Author, Brazen Careerist: The New Rules For Success.

Believes “do what you love” is terrible career advice and instead you should choose to do something that caters to your strengths.

Thinks you shouldn’t worry about living up to your potential and that instead you should set realistic, meaningful goals for your life.

“Remember that people will brag about what they’ve achieved, but they don’t brag about the price they paid to get it.”

Believes keeping your options open holds you back because it makes you lazy, creates anxiety, and prevents you from accomplishing goals.

Thinks you’re better off not being the hardest worker at your job.

“Those people who are extremely good at one thing got that way by quitting almost everything else.”

Believes the best way to write about your life is to assume you’re not all that interesting, cut 15% of what you write, and give the reader something they want.

Thinks women should not bother negotiating salary.

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