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Careers Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about careers
  1. #1
    “Every job will demand some sacrifice. The key is to avoid unnecessary sacrifice.”
  2. #2
    “I realized that searching for a mentor has become the professional equivalent of waiting for Prince Charming. We all grew up on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” which instructs young women that if they just wait for their prince to arrive, they will be kissed and whisked away on a white horse to live happily ever after. Now young women are told that if they can just find the right mentor, they will be pushed up the ladder and whisked away to the corner office to live happily ever after. Once again, we are teaching women to be too dependent on others.”
  3. #3
    “With what work at you occupied,
    and for what purpose are you purchased?”
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    Rumi
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    Masnavi
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    PurposeCareers
  4. #4
    “I recommend adopting two concurrent goals: a long-term dream and an eighteen-month plan.”
  5. #5
    “Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.”
  6. #6
    “When woman work outside the home and share breadwinning duties, couples are more likely to stay together. In fact, the risk of divorce reduces by about half when a wife earns half the income and a husband does half the housework.”
  7. #7
    “We must raise both the ceiling and the floor.”
  8. #8
    “Careers were demeaning “twentieth-century inventions,” more of a liability than an asset, and that he would do fine without one, thank you.”
  1. #9
    “She explained that many people, but especially women, feel fraudulent when they are praised for their accomplishments. Instead of feeling worthy of recognition, they feel undeserving and guilty, as if a mistake has been made. Despite being high achievers, even experts in their fields, women can’t seem to shake the sense that it is only a matter of time until they are found out for who they really are- impostors with limited skills or abilities.”
  2. #10
    “There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”
  3. #11
    “There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”
  4. #12
    “Men are promoted based on potential, while women are promoted based on past accomplishments.”
  5. #13
    “Guilt management can be just important as time management for mothers.”
  6. #14
    “I hope you find true meaning, contentment, and passion in your life. I hope you navigate the difficult times and come out with greater strength and resolve. I hope you find whatever balance you seek with your eyes wide open. And I hope that you - yes, you - have the ambition to lean in to your career and run the world. Because the world needs you to change it.”
  7. #15
    “Success and likeability are positively correlated for men and negatively for women. When a man is successful, he is liked by both men and women. When a woman is successful, people of both genders like her less.”
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