Shane Parrish

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The happiest people want the lowest profile.

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To get better outcomes, learn to do the boring work no one wants to do when no one is watching.

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The more you need to signal to others that you’re happy, the less happy you really are. The more you need the world to see how amazing your relationship is, the more trouble it’s in.

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If you want to preform when the world is watching, you have to do the work when no one is watching.

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In most organizations, outcomes are secondary to optics, so the first priority of the manager is to avoid being blamed for anything bad. While they generally care about the success of the firm, they care about optics more.

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