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Work Reimagined by David Shapiro, Richard J. Leider

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CHAPTER 2

Reimagining Calling—Should You Quit Your Day Job?

The Perfect Job

When people are introduced to the idea of reimagining work, it is not uncommon for them to respond in something like the following way: “It sounds great in theory, but I think I should be grateful just to have a job. I’m just trying to get by, doing what it takes to make ends meet. I know there is more to life than this, but I can’t see what it is or how to get it. I’m working harder than ever, but somehow, I’m accomplishing less. I’m stressed out and the problem is that all the alternatives—changing my career, starting over, finding something different—seem overwhelming. How can I trade the security of my job for the uncertainty of a fresh start? I feel guilty even thinking ...

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