06/15/2012 11:22 am ET

How I Went From Living In My PJs To Writing A Best Seller

Just over a year ago, I was still dressed in my pajamas at 3:00 in the afternoon in my flat in Hong Kong. I'd like to tell you I was eating out of a tub of ice cream, singing along badly to something like "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips, with all the curtains drawn. But it was nothing as despairing. I was looking out at the most breathtaking view of Victoria Harbor, and the only sound in the flat was a news channel in the background.

But I did feel empty.

I was at a crossroads, wondering what I was supposed to do with my life. You know the feeling, right? You've proven yourself in your career, but still question your true purpose and how to honor it.

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