Chapter 4. Road maps for work and life

How do you live your life? What has caused you to take the route you have embarked on? Think about your profession for a moment. What causes one person to become an accountant and another to become an engineer? How is success natural for one person, yet elusive to another? Upbringing? Schooling? Social environment? Genetic structure? Well, these factors have probably all had an influence in creating your personal road map for living your life, a map that you share with no one else – not even your family or closest colleagues and friends.

No two maps are alike and this uniqueness provides us with a lens through which we can view the world and form personalised opinions about it. To take a simple example, the ...

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