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Teresa Boardman wrote an article recently that felt suspiciously like a shot across the bow. Now, I know that contrary to what I have been telling my husband for 24 years, everything is not about me. But, the profile fits, so I'll wear it. And Teresa and I are friends, so I know she will forgive me my little counterpoint. First, let me say that I don't profess or pretend to be one of the people Teresa says we tend to canonize for their all-real-estate, all-day approach to the business. But, I have written about my own struggles with the runaway real estate bus on many occasions. It was also a pretty central theme in my Vook, so I consider myself qualified to write the rebuttal. At issue is the idea of being busy versus working hard -- the idea that "busy" might somehow suggest an absence of time management skills or healthy priorities, and that we can and should avoid being busy in favor of working smarter. The thing is I don't happen to agree that the two are mut...