April 26th, 2020
I officially closed my DMs on Twitter. I also turned off direct messaging on LinkedIn.

It has come to a point where I need to do this. I don't get a million messages, but it feels like pretty much every morning I have a couple DM requests, emails, etc that I have to address.

I need to start taking my own time more seriously.

When I think of "really productive people" I think of Tim Ferriss - this guy is so methodical about how he structures his time. I imagine his own mother goes through his assistant to get to him.

How can you tell a good friend that you don't want to meet their other friend for coffee to chat about startups? Or decline a phone conversation with your friend who has a friend who wants to talk about coding boot camps?

I have to learn to turn these things down - it's easy to do over email - it's really hard to do to someone you love.

I have a college friend who texted me about startup related stuff, and I still haven't responded. It's been like 3 or 4 days now. 

After the "how to say no" project, it's become a lot easier for me to say no, or just ignore people. I don't feel as compelled to respond to everything. I'm really happy I made that project, it changed my life, because, before I made it, I thought I knew "how to say no" but I really didn't!!