The first and second editions of Repacking Your Bags helped people develop their own unique vision of the good life and take practical steps at home and at work to make sense of their lives and live in an authentically meaningful way. Written as a travel guide it helped people to put together a "trip checklist" that provided the elements of the good life: work, love, place, and purpose. But Leider and Shapiro came to realize that repacking is not something we do once or twice in reaction to a sense of disillusionment or frustration in our lives. Developing one's own vision of the good life is a matter of constant and evolving choice, as the inevitable shifts and surprises life has to offer continually unfold before us. With each step along the way, it remains necessary to re-examine what has brought us here, to continue asking ourselves if the choices that have sustained us so far are continuing to do so - or if they're just weighing us down. This edition has been thoroughly revised to make it applicable for readers today. The changes include: Refocused message on the new life and work realities and the survival skills required to succeed More practices and experiences for "lightening your load." Fresh new stories of "people just like me", the reader. A new "Repacking Journal" Addition of Leider's immensely popular Calling Cards exercise for discovering your gifts, passions and values, with access to a Calling Cards online profile Now Available The Repacking Journal App (available on the Apple App Store and iTunes for the iPad (optimized for larger tablet screen size) and on the iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices, and on Google Play for the Android smartphones) is a helpful and fun way to keep track of where you are on your life journey. It includes a 30-question Good Life Inventory with auto scoring and interpretation, covering themes such as work, people, place, and purpose. The app also includes thoughtful questions to help repack, a life travel check-list, and repacking resources. All answers are saved in the app and can be updated as often as you wish. The Repacking Journal App is a perfect way to keep on the Good Life track and to practice repacking your bags and on a regular basis.
Repacking your bags
lighten your load for the good life
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2012
xii, 209 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility:
Richard J. Leider, David A. Shapiro
Preface : why did we redo it again?
Prologue : the question that started it all
What is the good life?
Unpacking your bags
Repacking your place bag
Repacking your relationship bag
Repacking your work bag
Repacking on purpose
The freedom of the road
Epilogue : lightening your load
Branch Call Number:
158 L527r 2012
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-199) and index
Success Psychological aspects