3- Focus on making more than just a living
If you are still working for someone else, you probably know how much you will be bringing home next week. But when running your own business, you have to remember to focus on making a profit and that means high sales and low overhead. No one signs your check now. To survive you must be focused on how you will make a profit today, tomorrow and next week. You must find ways to keep costs down to the exception of affecting your profit making capabilities.