5 popular pieces of career and life advice that are actually terrible

And what you should do instead

1. “Follow your passion and your job will never feel like your job.”

2. “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room”

Who told you that you are the smartest person in the room?

3. “If you had the choice between 10 minutes with Jay Z (or Bill Gates etc) versus $10k, pick JayZ (or Bill Gates etc)”

4. “Working for other people will kill your dreams” or “you can’t make money working for other people”

Because you absolutely cannot be serious

5. Imitate the daily routines of CEOs: CEOs read 500 books a day and you should too.

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