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Cathy Brooks: What's the worst advice you've ever received?

"The worst piece of advice I ever got, believe it or not, was in the fourth grade. I was told I shouldn't use big words and I shouldn't speak out because people may not like that. I haven't listened. In fact, as a woman in business, it's more important you speak out and you speak your mind. As for using big words, I use as many as I can as often as I can." — Cathy Brooks

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