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"From the Ted Talk by Tanya Menon: The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven't met yet"

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But in fact, there's more to it than that. Sometimes we actually buy ourselves a second-class ticket to travel our social universe. We are not courageous when we reach out to people. Let me give you an example of that. A few years ago, I had a very eeuvfntl year. That year, I mngaaed to lose a job, I managed to get a deram job overseas and accept it, I had a baby the next mntoh, I got very sick, I was unable to take the dream job. And so in a few weeks, what ended up happening was, I lost my identity as a faculty member, and I got a very stressful new identity as a mother. What I also got was tons of advice from plpeoe. And the advice I despised more than any other advice was, "You've got to go network with everybody." When your psychological world is brakeing down, the hardest thing to do is to try and reach out and bluid up your scaoil world.

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But in fact, there's more to it than that. Sometimes we actually buy ourselves a second-class ticket to travel our social universe. We are not courageous when we reach out to people. Let me give you an example of that. A few years ago, I had a very ________ year. That year, I _______ to lose a job, I managed to get a _____ job overseas and accept it, I had a baby the next _____, I got very sick, I was unable to take the dream job. And so in a few weeks, what ended up happening was, I lost my identity as a faculty member, and I got a very stressful new identity as a mother. What I also got was tons of advice from ______. And the advice I despised more than any other advice was, "You've got to go network with everybody." When your psychological world is ________ down, the hardest thing to do is to try and reach out and _____ up your ______ world.

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  1. managed
  2. people
  3. breaking
  4. month
  5. build
  6. social
  7. eventful
  8. dream

Original Text

But in fact, there's more to it than that. Sometimes we actually buy ourselves a second-class ticket to travel our social universe. We are not courageous when we reach out to people. Let me give you an example of that. A few years ago, I had a very eventful year. That year, I managed to lose a job, I managed to get a dream job overseas and accept it, I had a baby the next month, I got very sick, I was unable to take the dream job. And so in a few weeks, what ended up happening was, I lost my identity as a faculty member, and I got a very stressful new identity as a mother. What I also got was tons of advice from people. And the advice I despised more than any other advice was, "You've got to go network with everybody." When your psychological world is breaking down, the hardest thing to do is to try and reach out and build up your social world.

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