Successful and productive people have the following attributes: they do not let themselves be distracted by unimportant things, they delegate tasks, they allow themselves to take breaks, and they are constantly inspired! Starting a new business is hard work (we know!), and being successful in that business is even harder (we know this too!). But one thing we know, is that we are not the first to walk this road. Entrepreneurial pioneers have gone before us, tripped over molehills, smoothed the road and are able to give us tips and tricks that we MUST learn from! Thankfully we do not need to make the same mistakes as our entrepreneurial forefathers. Here are some of the things that I have learnt (and continue to learn) in my 18 months of starting a business.