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Work Reimagined by David Shapiro, Richard J. Leider

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CHAPTER 3

Reimagining Gifts—How Do You Do It?

The Napkin Test

When people meet Richard and find out that he is a life coach, they invariably ask him, “Say, do you have a minute? Could you tell me what to do for the rest of my life?” In response to this inquiry, he has them do what we call “The Napkin Test.” You can try it right now, yourself.

Grab your typical cocktail napkin (or similarly-sized piece of paper.) On it, write down the following simple formula: G + P + V = C, where “G” stands for Gifts, “P” stands for “Passion,” “V” stands for “Values,” and “C” stands for Calling.

Gifts + Passions + Values = Calling. It is really that simple. Uncovering our calling means identifying our gifts, applying them in support of something we are passionate ...

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