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Don’t work more to get ahead. Do this.

We're told working more is the way to get ahead. Here's another path.
Don’t work more to get ahead. Do this.
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How I Quit Burnout issue #6 (Get it in your inbox next Tuesday)

My story

How do you get ahead at work today?

I imagine if I asked a dozen corporate knowledge workers this question, they’d say by working more. Prove your worth by showing up, saying yes, and accepting your fate of getting pounded deeper into the ground.

That’s the path to success. I know that’s what I felt. I was never explicitly told this but I felt it from my surroundings. I worked long hours, I chased all the things, and I was rewarded early in my career with raises and promotions. So clearly that had to be the way.

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