CHAPTER 2

Clarify What’s Important to You

THE ESSENCE OF BEING REAL, of acting with authenticity, is in knowing what you care about and then doing your best to be true to these values and aspirations. The exercises you’ll do in this chapter will help you articulate these most important aspects of your life’s purpose, and so provide the foundation for everything else you’ll do in the rest of this book.

You can’t help but like Kerry Tanaka right from the start. She works in marketing for a pharmaceutical company, for which she travels a lot, especially to Europe. At twenty-seven, she’s single and keeps her five-foot-four-inch frame fit by running in marathons. Kerry is a first-generation American, born in the United States to parents who were both ...

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