Here are some things I have learned from experts, and a few I learned the hard way, that I feel I should pass on so you don’t make the same mistakes I did. I would rather learn from an expert than through trial and error, because trial and error takes a lifetime.
Don’t do anything that isn’t profitable
Make every part serve at least two functions. Rinse, Repeat.
Things will take 2-5 times longer than you think so budget accordingly
Hire for character, not competency. Competency can be taught. Character cannot.
Punctuality is of utmost importance. Time was invented to coordinate activities. If you’re on time, you’re late!
You can probably accomplish anything. Discipline and persistence will get you there.
When someone says, “you can’t do that”, what they mean is… “I can’t do that.” So go do it!
You are responsible for everything in your own life. You are to blame for successes and failures.
You have to earn everything. Things worth having don’t come easily. You are only entitled to 3 things: Life, Liberty, and the “Pursuit of Happiness”, whatever that is.
Believing you can accomplish something is the first step to success.
Surround yourself with what you want to become.
If you resent someone or something, you will never be like them or have what they have.