1. Plan – but don’t overplan.
There are inevitably going to be things that come up along the way that you just can’t plan for. Staying up late trying to predict them will cost you valuable ZZZ’s – and your sanity.
2. Make sure you have your legal bases covered.
We live in a lawsuit friendly society and one in which people will sometimes do whatever they can to get out of a contract that they entered into. To prevent these types of headaches from turning into migraines, make sure you’ve got an attorney you can reach out to for legal advice and who can help make sure that your contracts are tight. Same thing goes for an accountant (after all, who wants to land in hot water with the IRS?).
3. Avoid burnout.
When you first start out, you’re passionate about what you do. This passion likely involves putting in long hours to get your venture off the ground. Just be careful not to overdo it. Make time for the other important things in your life. It’s not fun to finally “make it,” only to realize that you are celebrating your success by yourself because you’ve dropped everyone else in your life like a bad habit.