Gretchen Rubin

More Advice about How to Be Successful–Check Every Box.

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Last week, I talked about some excellent advice I got very indirectly -- from my law-school roommate's ex-boyfriend. You never know where good advice will come from.

Here's something else he told me: Try to check every box. If you want a job or a position, make yourself the easy, non-controversial, inevitable choice by meeting every criteria possible.

This advice sounds rather obvious, but I've been surprised by how often it has come in handy.

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