I think the most important business advice I’ve ever got is this: My business, my rules. Sounds obvious, I know. But it’s so d*mn easy to start playing by rules made up by someone else. “You should do this” and “you should do that”. “This we’ve tried before and it didn’t work”, “that you can’t do because…well, we don’t know why but you cannot do like that”. And so on and so forth.
Sounds familiar? Of course this isn’t true just when running a business. I’d say this is also the most important thing to access professional freedom and create your ideal professional life. Your work, your rules. It’s your game to play, make sure you play it on your terms.