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Up until a few years ago, John Kozlowski spent most of his time in a corporate office in New York City. He’d worked incredibly hard to get there, had established himself as a heavy hitter in his industry, and was raking in the money. As the Senior Vice President of Global Brand merchandising for Ralph Lauren, Kozlowski was in a spot that many would envy — but something was missing. He was working 12-14-hour days, grinding away all week, burning the candle at both ends and spreading himself too thin. Life was passing by and he realized something that many people realize: despite all the hard work he’d put in to get to where he was at, he wasn’t living the life he wanted to be living.