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The critical mindset for downsizing your relationship with work

You're told to find work you love. But that might not be the best approach.
The critical mindset for downsizing your relationship with work
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My story

Growing up, there was always a very clear point of view on what a good job looked like. It’s the kind of job that held a certain level of prestige, was white-collar, and the newest wrinkle – one that you should love. In my environment, I was always steered away from a job where I punch in and out. Because that’s just a job, not a career.

With that narrative as my moral compass, I went through college and planned out my career with this in mind. I worked hard (enough) in school, took on several internships/jobs, and held down involvement in several extracurriculars. I was on the path to hustle prestige.

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