As an entrepreneur, I've learned: 1. Relationships are everything. 2. There is no replacement for hard work. But, it's better to work smart than to work hard. 3. Your mindset & mental talk control your success. 4. Ideas are great but execution is king. 5. How you do one thing is how you do everything. 6. You become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time around. 7. Never give up, great things take time. 8. Value attracts revenue.