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The Secret to Succeeding at Your New Job Isn't What You Think It's easy to sacrifice your freedom and work-life balance in your first 90 days to make a good impression. However, setting boundaries from the get-go will ensure longevity and success at your new company.

By Entrepreneur Staff Edited by Mark Klekas

Key Takeaways

  • Work-life balance starts on your first day
  • Put your needs over the needs of the organization
  • How you get to the finish line shouldn't matter to leadership.
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Don't try to be superwoman or superman early in a new job.

We all know it's best to make a good first impression in your first 90 days. But Brian Tracy, author of Million Dollar Habits, argues the secret to any new job is not to overcommit yourself.

Tracy explains in his book it's easier than you think to burn out in your first 90 days — especially with today's quitting trends. So the question Tracy tackles is this: How do you make a great impression at your new job without putting in extra hours or saying yes to every project?

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