Time and money are two sides of the same coin.

No smart person will give you their money until they have given you some of their time first.

Smart people guard their time. It’s understandable: time’s our most valuable asset. This is why smart people usually have some kind of system for guarding their time.

And the system usually works well. But just like any system, it’s not air-tight; it has a tiny opening. And for most people, that opening is story-shaped.