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Richard is the author of ten books, including three best sellers, and his books have sold over one million copies. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal growth field.

Repacking Your Bags, 3rd Edition

This classic book has shown readers how to develop their own unique vision of the good life – which Leider and Shapiro define as “living in the place you belong, with the people you love, doing the rightwork, on purpose” – and take practical steps to achieve it. Inspired by a spirit of travel and adventure, it uses packing and repacking your bags as a metaphor for deciding what you really need in your journey through life. Why a new edition? Because the world has changed. Technological advances, major economic shifts, longer life spans, and changing social roles are revolutionizing the way we live and work. Today people repeatedly unpack and repack as the inevitable shifts and surprises life has to offer continually unfold. With each step along the way, you must reexamine what has brought you here and continue asking yourself if the choices that have sustained you so far are continuing to do so – or if they’re just weighing you down. Thoroughly revised and reimagined with this lifelong focus in mind, the new edition contains new stories and practices for repacking your four critical “bags” – place, relationship, work, and purpose – as well as a new Repacking Journal for planning your “trip.” Repacking Your Bags reminds all of us to regularly ask why we carry what we do and try to lighten our loads, because the good life is worth striving for at every age.

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