chapter one

Motivation: Clarifying What Really Matters to You

Eric began his career as a junior client coordinator at a premier Southern California entertainment agency. Over the years, his natural salesmanship, ease around celebrities, and uncanny ability to close lucrative deals for his clients had propelled him to the higher echelons of the talent business. When a rumor about impending layoffs began drifting through the office, Eric felt confident that the agency would not only keep him on board but even promote him to Senior Vice-President. So why was he lying awake at night, his heart beating with anxiety?

For the first time in his career, Eric had begun thinking long and hard about his future. The constant travel, fifteen-hour days, and ...

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