Saying no

If you’re trying to reach out to say hello or say something nice you should @ me on Twitter, I try to respond to as many posts as possible. If you have a question about making content or want to talk about something I made I would also direct you to my Twitter.
If you are in Utrecht and want to connect personally or have a website or business idea you want to talk to me about or want a couple of minutes of my time on the phone or in-person or if you want to connect for anything that involves a commitment of time, any amount of time, I very very gently have to say no.
Saying no is hard. There are so many extraordinary circumstances that should warrant me saying yes, but I can’t. It’s a hard no. See Family comes first, work second and whatever is leftover I like to use for myself.  There is no time left for yes.  Even if that means missing opportunities.
I am sorry for the no, but it’s not without reason.

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Paul Graham really nails why saying yes for a quick coffee can be so destructive to the creative process – give this a read to understand the maker’s schedule. Ryan Holiday wrote this essay to everyone who asks for just a little of your time.