Have you ever been investing time in something over a period of weeks or months, and then BAM! You get asked to do a job that really should belong to someone else? Here is a key question: Is your venture a “big enough YES” that you can say NO to this new request or even demand? “That sounds like an important job to do, but here is the venture I am working on. I think my venture is critically important to this organization, and to the world. I would love to be able to help you with this job you asked about, but my current venture is just too important. I’m sorry. I will not be able to help right now.” Wow — did you really just say that? I hope so.
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