(Photo: Michael Matti)
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
– Lin Yutang
Discipline equals freedom.
– Jocko Willink
This post will attempt to teach you how to say “no” when it matters most.
At the very least, it will share my story of getting there. It’s a doozy.
Here’s the short version:
I’m taking a long break from investing in new startups. No more advising, either. Please don’t send me any pitches or introductions, as I sadly won’t be able to respond. Until further notice, I am done. I might do the same with interviews, conferences, and much more.
Now, the longer version for those interested:
This post will attempt to explain how I think about investing, overcoming “fear of missing out” (FOMO), and otherwise reducing anxiety.
It’s also about how to kill the golden goose, when the goose is no longer serving you.
I’ll dig into one specifically hard decision — to say “no” to startup investing, which is easily the most lucrative activity in my life. Even if you don’t view yourself as an “investor”—which you are, whether you realize it or not—the process I used to get to no should be useful…