"It’s so important to be strong-willed and certain of what you want to do - there is very little chance that you’ll ever be able to go back on your decision and there will be nothing to go back to if you fail.
Hear people out if they offer advice but don’t listen to everyone who feels it’s their duty to give it to you.
Always have more than one head on your shoulder - being talented is primordial but pointless if you are not willing to work very hard.
No two businesses are the same and it’s important you understand the value of your own and not compare yourself to contemporaries.
It will take a fair amount of time to be taken seriously - if you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve and are patient it will always pay off.
Frustration will be part of your life for some time, and being comfortable may never happen.
This really is not an easy choice or an easy life but it is rewarding in many, many ways.”