My advice would be to plan, to be prepared to have a plan in place to know what you want to achieve, how you’re going to achieve it, what you can measure it against, and to go back to that plan.
Focus. If you have a clear picture in your head of what you need to do and why you need to do it, then you have a fighting chance of succeeding.
It’s important that you have proactively decided about how you want to both manage your business and how it’ll suit your lifestyle.
Building a network of mentors is critical to having people who will actively challenge you and provide guidance to help you keep focused on what you want to achieve.