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If you are looking for success, entrepreneurs are some of the best people you can go to for advice. They are driven, typically reach the goals they set, and do it well! If you are a novice in the world of entrepreneurship you can learn the most (what to do and what NOT to do) by those who have come before you. Here are 5 insights for you to consider to make 2018 your best year yet.

  1. Be innovative

What worked well yesterday, a few months ago, or last year might not work well today. Don’t be afraid to be creative and try new things. You need to be open to change, make decisions based on data, and track your results to see what works and what needs a different approach.

  1. Strive for frequent small wins and steady progress

Scoring big is always exciting but what you want is a business that is going to last- not a one-hit wonder. Focus in on your marginal gains because they are what’s going to make the biggest difference down the road.

  1. Get rid of and prevent clutter

If you want to function efficiently keep your workspace clean! Clutter not only messes with your ability to work- it contributes to a scattered mindset and will slow you down. What you’ve got going on outside of you is usually a reflection of what is going on inside of you. If you want to feel like an entrepreneur, present your office space like an entrepreneur.

  1. Design your life

There’s a time to be extremely active and a time to rest. You need to plan your life accordingly and learn to listen to yourself. If you skip either one you will get stuck in some way whether that is by being constantly exhausted or constantly lazy. It is all about balance.

  1. Say no!

It’s common these days to feel like you need to say ‘yes’ to everything. This is not true and in order to be successful in both life and business, you need to know when it is the right time to say ‘no.’

Follow this advice and you are bound to make big moves for your career that will serve you well. A normal person would say good luck, but an entrepreneur knows that it isn’t about luck, it’s about you putting in the work to get yourself to where you want to be!