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Pushback: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up—for What They Want by Lois P. Frankel, Selena Rezvani

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Chapter 7

Push Back to Own Your Career

When I look around, I can count on one hand the people I know who would say they're really living their dreams. I have to wonder, why isn't it more the norm to have what you want? Why is it so very commonplace to conform to our work environments, squelching the full level of talent we can contribute? Why should you not live your dream? As we broaden and expand our negotiating and advocating skills, we can steer our careers in exactly the direction we want.

If in your own life you're toying with making a change, taking a chance, or going for an opportunity, do it. The learning, regardless of the outcome, will make it worth it. If you're willing to risk and negotiate, you'll take control of your future and ...

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