22. Saying "No"
It’s still a bit hard for me to say no as often as I need to. But I push myself to say no at the moment I realize that I should have.
This especially happens when I receive a consultancy offer from an ex-colleague or a close friend. Or if it’s an exciting project. And it mostly happens on phone calls, so I try to avoid coming up with decisions right away on the phone call.
Even if I know that I have a good job, and the time I spend with my family or on my side projects (mainly Sıfırdan Globale) is much more valuable than having another side project, sometimes I tend to say yes at the first time.
Fortunately, I developed the strength to say no a couple of days after saying yes.