And we need another version for “learned from practicing landscape architecture”! My suggestions: Don’t expect work to just flow towards you, and do expect an occasional client not to pay (on time or at all).
I would add “Trying to work at home is a bad idea. Get it done in Studio.” Also, I would amend “Drink coffee.” to read “Drink lots of coffee.”, a rule that applies to practicing landscape architecture, as well.
I’m working on a talk about garden design for the upcoming ASLA convention. part of my talk is “lessons you didn’t learn in school”, one is: landscaping is a situation where you can spend an enormous amount of money and when your done you still can have all the problems you started with….it’s often just eyewash.