PREFACEWhy Did We Redo It Again?

The world told us it was time for another edition of this book.

We knew the concept of Repacking Your Bags had really arrived when Hollywood got in on the act.

In the 2009 critically-acclaimed film, Up in the Air, superstar actor George Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizing expert who gives motivational speeches on relieving one’s life of excess physical and emotional baggage, using the metaphor of unpacking and repacking one’s “backpack.”

Coincidence? Perhaps.

Plagiarism? Well, we admit it crossed our minds.

But probably the best explanation is that the collective consciousness, or what is sometimes referred to as the “zeitgeist” has, over time, firmly embraced the Repacking concept.

In the years ...

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