The risks of being an entrepreneur are all too real. From cash flow issues and product differentiation to scaling the business -- 8 out of 10 start-ups fail within 18 months. I asked a group of new entrepreneurs the same questions about their challenges and lessons learned, and here's what they shared.
In order to make this process work, it is essential that you write out these three main focus areas before cluttering your mind with "reactive" tasks such as checking email, voicemail, or social media. It is vital to prioritize what you want to achieve before being inundated with other peoples' needs.