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The 4% Fix

How One Hour Can Change Your Life

Karma Brown


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How to find guilt-free time for what you really want to do, and why it matters

  • Do you feel like you’re always busy, even as your to-do list continues to grow?
  • Do you think you can’t keep up as it is, let alone add another thing to your plate?

An award-winning journalist, avid reader and new mom, Karma Brown dreamed of writing her first novel. But between diapers and tight deadlines, how could she? Like so many of us, she felt stretched taut and hyper-scheduled, her time a commodity over which she had lost control. For Brown, the answer to this problem was to rise earlier every day and use that time to write. Although she experienced missteps along the way, after committing to her alarm clock and an online community of early risers, she completed a debut novel that became a national bestseller.

In The 4% Fix, Karma Brown reveals the latest research about time management and goal-setting and shares strategies that have worked for her as well as for others. Refreshingly, her jargon-free approach doesn’t include time-tracking spreadsheets, tips on how to squeeze in yoga exercises while cooking dinner, or methods that add bulk to those never-ending lists.

How will you use this one hour—only 4% of your day—to change your life?


Praise For The 4% Fix: How One Hour Can Change Your Life

“If you think there aren’t enough hours in the day for creativity, Karma Brown’s The 4% Fix will show you the light. In this engaging book Brown provides an easy, surefire way to find the time without having to add a 25th hour.”
— Elizabeth Renzetti, bestselling author of Shrewed

Collins, 9781443458627, 272pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 2020

About the Author

KARMA BROWN is the bestselling author of five novels including the #1 national bestseller A Recipe for a Perfect Wife. A National Magazine Award–winning journalist, she has been published in SELFRedbookToday’s ParentBest HealthCanadian Living, Chatelaine and other magazines. Karma Brown lives just outside Toronto with her husband, their daughter and a labradoodle named Fred. Visit her at