Are you bombarded with messages from people asking you to do stuff?
Here are a few I’ve had recently:
- Would you like to see my new video?
- Are you free on the 2nd?
- Can I share an opportunity with you?
- Do you need any sales staff?
- As we’re in the same business, can we share ideas?
All those met with a polite but terminal NO thanks from me.
Not “contact me in the New Year.”
Not “what’s it about?”
And definitely not “Please, tell me more”
Putting people on a polite glide-path to a “no” after a bunch of exchanges is just a waste of everyone’s time.
It’s a distraction from your true mission, and will crush your effectiveness and chances of success.
Learning to say NO to 95% of the world RIGHT AWAY gives you plenty of time to work with the remainder.
That’s the 5% YOU choose, not the other way round.