Focusing on values does not simplify your life. It gives meaning and direction, and a lot more complexity.
There has been a missing piece in our new culture of knowledge work: a system with a coherent set of behaviors and tools that functions effectively at the level at which work really happens. It must incorporate the results of big-picture thinking as the smallest of open details. It must manage multiple tiers of priorities. It must maintain control over hundreds of new input daily. It must save a lot more time and effort than are needed to maintain it. It must make it easier to get things done.