Part 3 – Hone Your Craft | Our Roadmap to Quitting Your Day Job.
Renovating is all about what you do and how your skills evolve and grow. It’s easy to get caught up in your own inaction rather than take on that task or project imperfectly. We have been conditioned to see highly polished and edited renovation shows that can quickly take us from inspiration to inaction.
The first way to overcome this is to take action, especially if you ‘think’ you are not ready. You are capable of renovating in real life, and you can believe it and see it by following motivated, everyday people.
Imperfect beats procrastination every time. Practice is what gives you the confidence to build knowledge, confidence and momentum, and the right community sharing common experiences keeps your mindset positive.
By taking a clear look you’ll soon settle into your own flow, and this gives you the best chance to embrace imperfection and aim for about 90% ‘perfect’ in your outcome. Your tradespeople will most probably do their best and this might be a 90% outcome in what they produce.
As you hone your skills, you get to know your numbers and lower your spend. Focus on what people will notice and be wowed by not whether you bought the most expensive and quirky fixture.
Inner talk is just as important, so being kind to yourself is the fuel that can keep your internal motivational fire burning. It’s okay to not know everything, getting stuck in self criticism will slow you down.
As you assess the progress you’ve made in your renovation, did you celebrate your small wins? Make sure you do.
Reviewing what you’ve learned whether it’s your first renovation or one of many is a habit that many successful renovators do. What would you do differently to save time, money or on resources?
Skills like working with tradespeople, knowing how to communicate with confidence and clarity, assists you and them, with a smooth renovation process.
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Do the research, know the climate and demographic of the area, look closely at what is suitable from paint colours to styling. Take your wins and celebrate them! Pay attention and hone your skills along the way, even the most experienced renovators are still adapting and finding solutions.
Bit by bit and project by project, create that belief and learn from the whole experience. Build yourself up and you build your momentum.
This blog was written by the RARE team
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