I’ve read the same stuff as you. I’ve read the same articles that promised me success above all else, success guaranteed, success in 5–10 easy steps, lessons and lifehacks. I’ve read them all for the same reasons as you, because I felt lost and uncertain and I needed something to guide me.
Number eleven is a hodge-podge: Do not work your business 7 days a week. Cover your legal ass from day one. From time to time, forget everything you know about the “right way” to run a business and run it like a neighborhood lemonade stand. Do not price your offerings around your personal ability to pay for it — you are not your ideal customer. Work out perplexing issues in your business and it will resolve problems in other areas of your life. Connect with other entrepreneurs and set up a skype brainstorming session (with wine). Take a walk around the block every day at lunch. If you want to be smarter in business, read everything these two people write: Regina Anaejionu and Ash Ambirge.