As a former career coach at Google and co-founder of the company's career mentorship program, Jenny Blake knows what makes for a successful career.
Blake individually mentored over a thousand people at Google and now runs her own business and career strategy firm. She's learned that constant people-pleasing can be detrimental to your career.
"People-pleasing and doing what friends or family or society would deem successful often keeps people stuck in place," she told CNBC.
In her new book "Pivot," Blake explains why you shouldn't always follow the instinct to make others happy.