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10 surprising things you can do to get ahead

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10.) Ignore the urgent stuff. Most urgent items on your to-do list are not big-picture items. But it's the big-picture tasks that will make a significant difference in your career. So block off time each day to work solely on big-picture aspects of your to-do list. You don’t have to be a visionary at work. But if you aren't a visionary for your life, who will be?


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Penelope Trunk is a blogger and author of Brazen Careerist. To read her blog, please go to

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