Author John Assaraf once said, "If you don't value your time, nobody else will."
I don't know about you, but the older I get, the more intensely I value my time. To the extent possible, I choose to do things I deem fulfilling, productive, useful, or enjoyable. I'm not afraid to say "no thank you". I think twice about the movies I watch and articles I read, I think more than twice about the events I attend and prospective clients I meet, and I place spending time with my family & friends, travel, and writing at the very top of the list.