Focus on the lifestyle you want to live, not the money or the business. Stop before you go into business and consider the lifestyle you want to live: how much vacation do you want? How much time do you want to spend with your family?

Growing up, there are few people who ask you what you truly do want to do. Be very clear on what it is that you want. For many kids, college becomes a very expensive experiment to find out what they want to do. Does what you want to do require you to go to college? There is more to life than just making money. Get clear about WHY you’re doing what you’re doing.

When you decide to start hiring people, hire the leaders first. When you hire the leaders first, they will make everything else around you easier. If problems begin to arise, leaders will help you solve those problems. With a team of supporters, not leaders, and things begin to go downhill, those people will need help. By hiring leaders first, in the process of building the team, they will attract the right people and help put out fires.

Trust the vision of yourself that keeps showing up. Trust it, believe in it, and keep pushing it. If after each adversity is overcome that vision is still there, it is who you are meant to be and what you are meant to do.

Interested VS committed. When you’re young there are loads of things you might be interested, but you need to find out what you can get committed to. There is a huge difference between being interested and committed.

Once you come across something that is not working, you need to either fix it or find someone else who can. Oftentimes people won’t realize something isn’t working until far along; you need to stop an figure out why something isn’t working right away.