CHAPTER 7 Do What Matters

As we’ve already discussed, ‘doing what matters’ really is the crux of Real Focus. If you take anything at all away from this book, make it this. It makes sense that a focused life, a life lived well, is as full as possible of the things that are important to us (and contains as little as possible of the things that aren’t: ironing anyone? tax returns?).

This is what we call ‘the good life’ and it’s something we’re certain anyone can have when they know how. At the beginning of I Know How She Does It, Laura Vanderkam regales her readers with a poignant tale. Whilst visiting a strawberry-picking farm, she was taken by the words on the baskets that visitors were given to put their strawberries in: Remember the berry ...

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