We bust our asses in this world to get ACCESS. Access to nice cars, houses, fine dining, vacations, healthcare, concerts, cable TV, and cell phones. Combined, these expenses explain most discretionary household cash burn assuming you about 2X the povery line. Of course, you can leverage people to gain access to things that money almost can't buy. For example, I went to The Master's golf tournament last week. If you know anything about golf or sports, you probably know that these tickets are extremely hard to get. If I had not had the good fortune to leverage a friend's generosity, I would have had to come off about $1000 to attend the final round of golf at Augusta. As I entered the gates to watch the leader's final round of golf, I noticed all the people leaving the tournament. Given that there were 6 players that were in a position to win the tournament, I thought it odd that thousands of people were leaving given the drama that can unfold in Augusta on Sunday. Regardless, they were filing out by the thousands to get back in their cars or planes so that they could make it back to wherever they needed to be Monday morning. Of course, many of these people had children that needed their parents. For others, it was a matter of avoiding crowds, traffic, and wanting to catch the last strokes on the TV. Still, this was the World Series for golf, and I couldn't imagine leaving like that with the score tied in the 9th inning. Regardless of the multitude of reasons that people were leaving, I want to be sure that my job, work, or income needs won't keep me from watching the finale of the great things. It was reminder that accessing TIME is so much more important that accessing anything else in life. Time is NOT money. Time used to be money in an age when productivity was assembly. Now we seem to be rewarded based on the quality of our thinking coupled with purposeful action. This is why GTD is good for many people, because it gives you a system for leveraging quality thoughts instead of just being busy. Of course, there are days when being busy is the thing to do. Who am I today? Doer or Thinker. Does it really matter so long as the Doer and the Thinker get together and create more TIME than MONEY. Back to Amen Corner!