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Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You by Ph.D. Paula Caligiuri

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Chapter Two. Discover What Really Motivates You

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”

Oprah Winfrey

A student starts his first professional job. A midcareer professional is downsized from her company. A stay-at-home parent returns to the workforce when his child starts school. An employee is frustrated in a dead-end job and wants to quit. Each case involves a person at a different life stage with different personal and professional circumstances. Each case involves a person making a career change.

The stage of your career and the reason for wanting a more fulfilling career is less important than the mind-set and the willingness to plan your career acts. Your career acts will involve taking some well-planned ...

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