DIY Culture

The Perfect Compromise. How Self-Compassion Released Me from a Perfectionist’s Nightmare!

When my wife first expressed an interest in creating a new pathway in our front yard, my immediate response was: “That’s a great idea – I’ll save us some money and do it myself!” I love yard work. I enjoy being outdoors and working hard to keep things looking good. Being a perfectionist, my preparation for the job was pretty intense. Many hours were spent measuring, designing, … [Read more...]

Why DIYers Do (and Do Not) Make Good Solopreneurs

If you’ve been following the Successful Solopreneur column for any length of time, you already know I’m a full-time freelance writer who transitioned from a career in law enforcement approximately eight years ago. But what you may not know is I am a big do-it-yourselfer. If I can take care of something that needs to be done myself with a little learning and time, I’ll do … [Read more...]