… didn’t charge somebody for my advice.
I probably could have.
It was somebody I know a little bit; he had a bunch of questions about something he was writing.
But there didn’t seem to be enough meat there to move forward on a paid basis, so I just helped him and wished him well.
As you might imagine, he was quite surprised and happy.
On the one hand, I lost a little bit of income. On the other hand, I just sent somebody out into the world who is sure to sing my praises.
Sometimes, walking away from a little bit of money today leads to a lot of money in the future. (I believe that’s called “marketing.”)