Lesson # 4: Be Ready To Compromise. No matter how prepared you are, how many budgets you’ve formulated, or how many times you’ve reviewed the numbers, changes will occur that you never saw coming. Some may even turn out to provide you with a better structure than you’d have thought possible, but all will most likely affect your budget. Thus priorities could need to be altered and decisions made quickly. Relax —– it will all work out in the end and a great cocktail is always a good immediate fix!