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Repacking Your Bags, 3rd Edition by David A. Shapiro, Richard J. Leider

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CHAPTER 5Repacking Your Work Bag

How Will I Do My Living?

Since our only possession is our life, or rather our living, our most fundamental question is “How will I do my living?”

The quest for the answer is a lifelong journey. But people don’t fully commit to it until they’re ready — not one moment sooner. Being ready usually means feeling a level of pain or frustration for which repacking is a remedy.

Readiness emerges at various times during our lives. The common theme is a period of transition. We find ourselves in that in-between state in life, leaving behind an outgrown but still perfectly serviceable past, and moving toward a future that resists all efforts to bring it into clear focus. As we contemplate what’s ahead, we feel a strange ...

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