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My Six-Step Process to Complete Any DIY Project!

Do-it-yourself projects are a great way to show off your creativity and save some money while you're at it. However, the process of taking on a DIY project can be daunting, and it's easy to get stuck in the middle of it all. Fear not, dear reader, for I have a secret five-step process that will help you complete any DIY project with ease!

Step 1: Scan Tutoriall

Before you even start your project, it's important to do your research. This means reading up on tutorials, watching YouTube videos, and checking out Pinterest boards. You want to have a good idea of what you're getting into before you begin. But if you are like me, and most other men... You don't read the instructions! So take a quick peek at the pictures and get to work!

Step 2: Start the project

Once you feel confident in your knowledge, it's time to jump in! Take a deep breath and get started on your project. Whether you're building a bookshelf, sewing a new dress, or painting your kitchen cabinets, remember to take your time and enjoy the process. Get all your supplies and equipment in one place and get to work!

Step 3: Realize You Fucked Up

Now, here's the tricky part: at some point, you're going to mess up. Maybe you cut the wood too short, or your seams aren't lining up correctly. It's important not to get too discouraged at this point. Mistakes happen, and they can be fixed. Usually...

Step 4: Trouble Shoot Problem

This is where your problem-solving skills come in. Take a step back and assess the situation. Ask yourself, "What went wrong, and how can I fix it?" Don't be afraid to ask for help or to consult your tutorial again, for real this time! There's no shame in admitting you need a little assistance.

Step 5: Fix the problemm

Once you've identified the problem, it's time to fix it. Maybe you need to cut a new piece of wood, or unpick a seam and start again. Whatever the issue, stay calm and focused. You'll get through it!

Step 6: Complete Project

Congratulations! You've made it to the finish line. Take a step back and admire your handy work. You did it! Don't forget to celebrate your success and share your creation with others.

This is one of the core foundations of living a self-reliant life. You must learn to problem solve. Being self-reliant isn't about being able to do the job of every person on the planet. It's not about having every possible tool or supply you will need, although tools and supplies always help. It's not being able to do it all. What it is at the end of the day is being able to problem solve. It's being able to look at where you are in a certain process, looking at where you want to be, and developing a plan to get from point A to point B using the tools and resources that you do have at your disposal! When you can do that more often than not and only when this is the case will you truly feel self-reliant.

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