Be in the trenches everyday. Pick the battles you want to fight. Smart is a commodity. Focus on the next 365 days. Think bull (big), because the same energy is expended in running one dry cleaning store and three hundred dry cleaning stores.
In being an entrepreneur tenacity is more important than being smart. If you are punched in the stomach ten times you must have the energy to get up for the eleventh punch.
Failure is the route. If the money doesn't flow it doesn't matter, you would still do it.