About the Author
Jo Parfitt, Jo Parfitt's passion for words has led her to become a writer, journalist, speaker, teacher, trainer, author, publisher and publishing consultant. Since 1985 she has had over 20 books published on subjects ranging from computers to careers and cookery to expat living. Jo is happily married to Ian, and together with their boys, Sam and Josh, they have lived in Dubai, Oman, Norway, England and now the Netherlands.
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If you're looking for passion, you've certainly come to the right place. Jo Parfitt's passion overflows on these pages of her newly-updated book and it can't help but rub off on you, so be warned. In the movie Adapation, Meryl Streep's character confessed "I do have one unembarrassed passion. I want to know what it feels like to care about something passionately." Jo genuinely encourages our internal `Meryl Streep' to rethink what is important to us, what drives us and where we would really love to be. She combines her advice, strategies and personal anecdotes with hands-on exercises to encourage us to both dream big and to commit to an ongoing action plan for improving our lives and filling them with passion. Since Jill and I started developing ExpatWomen.com in March 2006, hundreds of people have written to us and told us how they needed to reinvent their lives, careers and identities when they moved overseas. I praise Jo's wisdom in referring to these crossroads in our lives as a unique opportunity to find out where our true passions lie, rather than dwelling on the who/what/where we used to be. From personal experience, I completely agree with Jo that finding your passion can transform your life and I wish all of you the same personal satisfaction and fulfilment. Until then... as Jo says... "Time flies when you're having fun" - so soak up every experience like a sponge and be ready when your passion train leaves the station - because it could be the ride of your life. Andrea Martins, ExpatWomen.com