carmel's pearls of wisdom

Do something you’re passionate about and surround yourself with people who believe in it as much as you do.
Don’t make money the goal; if you run your business sensibly, without being greedy or impatient, the money will come.
Don’t let your business consume you. Life is short; take time to enjoy your family, your friends and your work, and they’ll all benefit.
Believe in yourself and be confident in what you are doing; there will always be people who criticise and challenge you, and some may want you to fail. You have to be your own biggest cheerleader.
Understand what your competitive advantage is. Even if it’s only a small unique feature, you need to have something that will make clients choose you over your competitors, again and again.
Choose to deal with and work with only those people who share your values. When you spend your working life with people who care about the same things as you, then it doesn’t feel like work.