5. Learn creative responses to the question "Are you crazy?"
4. Make note - when times are tough, you will quickly find out who of your family and friends are on your side.
3. Prepare yourself to say no to work if it doesn't fit your skills or personality, even if you desperately need the money.
2. Plan, but resolve to go on gut instinct.
1. Take a two week vacation now. In will be years before you get another one.