5. I've learnt the importance of a 'No'
I've learnt to be more disciplined. I've learnt to say No more often.
I say No to clients who might pay a lot but may not get what I do or appreciate how I do it.
I say No to good clients often, as I don't want to stress myself and my team with back to back weddings during peak wedding seasons. Both creativity and the health get hit.
I've learnt to say No to a dozen small things that come in between my client's requirements and my ability to deliver great images to them. These include cheaper equipment and doing my own taxes ( now this is outsourced :) ).
Saying No helps me focus. :)
6. I've started travelling better
I've had the fortune of travelling for photography the past few years. I never expected to shoot in a resort at Jim Corbett.
There are a dozen other places I've shot weddings in.
But I mean over and above wedding/photography related travel I've started doing extended travels. I did a trip to Turkey where I spent over 7 days in Istanbul only. I could do this as I chose to forgo business. I could rejuvenate in a foreign land and by doing street photography in Istanbul, learn and cross learn photographic skills. I could amble down various streets at leisure.