DIY Home Planning – Part 1
Have you ever heard the term “D.I.Y.”? Sure you have. We are in the middle of the “Do It Yourself (D.I.Y.)” movement. It’s happening all around us from DIY home improvements to getting your DIY degree.
In this web-post, we’re not just going to talk about DIY home improvements, we’re taking it to a much broader level. In this post, we’re going to introduce you to the DIY for planning your home. It’s like the “do it yourself“ plan to make changes, updates, and improvements to not just your physical home, but your all encompassing home.
Let me say it this way. You should have a DIY plan to change your life. And by the way, your life, your home, your business isn’t going to change until you “do it yourself.”
It’s more than renovations.
I know when you hear home improvements and DIY, you think about your physical home and it’s physical changes. You think about picking up your hammer and your drill, but I’m talking about much more than this. I’m talking about putting together a plan for your dream lifestyle. I want you to start planning for that dream of how you wish to live. Maybe today you live in a 2 story home, but your ideal home is a one story house. Maybe you live in a neighborhood with hundreds of homes and you can reach your hand out the window and touch your neighbors home, but you desire to live far out with 10’s of acres. I’m talking about planning, not just a simple DIY project to change out the countertops in your kitchen. Although that too can be apart of the plan. You need a plan and a place to store every idea, dream, and goal you wish to have, make, or accomplish when it comes to your home.
It’s a makeover of the total home experience.
Will you be like most (and you know how I feel about being like most-common) and get 10 years down the road and say to yourselves, I had plans to do “that” one day? What you mean is you had hoped to do it because you never had a plan and if it’s not written, you don’t have one. A former CEO, I worked for used to say this all the time, “if it isn’t written; it doesn’t exist.” The stuff you want to do in life, with your home, isn’t important to anyone but you and if you don’t “do it yourself”, I can assure you it won’t get done. Change all that today.
Life goes so much easier when you have a plan. What if before you purchased that house, you had a plan? Here what might have happened…
You’d gotten your children in the right schools.
You’d be closer to work.
You’d have the ideal situation and not an inconvenient one.
You’d have a smaller more manageable yard to care for.
You’d have more space for your kids.
You’d not have to get in and out of your car in the weather.
You’d have exactly what you’d desire.
It’s never too late to have what you desire, but you must plan for it.
Today is Friday!
Start with the end in mind and begin putting together your very own DIY home plan today. If you don’t do it yourself no one else will do it for you.