Repair It Yourself

Easy does it! A DIY home repair guide solves seven common problems — and saves …

Enjoy Your Home More with These Easy Improvements

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Buying a House Even if You Only Make a Little Money

Many low income people turn to help from charities to get a house of their …

Repair It Yourself

Easy does it! A DIY home repair guide solves seven common problems — and saves you money rather than hiring a plumber or a carpenter. Now of course these are all pretty simple jobs. Depending on your skill level and how “handy” you truly are will also have an effect on the outcome of each of these easy fix-its you can do around your own home. And if you’re unable to do the job, then it might be time to either ask for help or hire a handyman, or woman. And for the really big jobs, a licensed contractor or a builder like Icon Building Group might just be necessary. THE PROBLEM:  LEAKY FAUCET Probable cause:  Worn out or displaced gasket What to do:  1.  Cut off the water supply from the leaky faucet by shutting off the angle valve nearest it. If there is no angle valve, turn off the main

Come to my event in January 2017!

So today I decided to host my own event on blogging. A lot of people have contacted me and said that they’d love to start a blog themselves, but just don’t know how. They’re not a “techy” or anything like that. And I understand. Neither was I. Honestly a lot of what I’ve learned over the years has simply been trial and error. Just like learning to cook or anything else. You just have to do. So my plan is to host an all day event here in Houston. It’ll be an eight hour event with an hour break for lunch and a meet and greet afterward. The event will be catered by a company that does event catering Houston. You can see their website here. Also, you’ll need to let me know if you have any specific requests when it comes to the menu; any foods you’re allergic to,

Go After Your Dreams Today

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. <a href="">It will never be perfect.</a> There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

Letting Others Belittle Your Ambitions

Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. This is a quote I found today by Mark Twain and it is so true. When I started working for myself, I had more naysayers around me than cheerleaders. People had no problem telling me I had officially lost it as I quit my corporate job and decided to trek out on my own. I didn’t know a lot of people who had their own business so I sought to find them online. I read through their blogs and spent time following other entrepreneurs through forum postings. I learned a lot simply by reading about what they were doing and implementing some of their most successful approaches that they graciously shared. Even as my business took off, those naysayers remained. Apparently, if I didn’t

Pleasing People, A Horrible Personality Trait

This is a tough one for me to swallow, personally. But I absolutely must learn that I can’t please everybody all the time. In fact, I probably can’t please even some of the people all of the time. In one of my businesses, I routinely deal with hundreds of people on a daily basis. This is all in the online world so we only have the benefit of the written word when communicating. That can easily be read in ways that the writer did not intend, especially on easily debatable topics. As a moderator of all of this, it can be difficult to keep my opinion out of the mix while imparting fair judgment on those who cross the line with insults and attacks. Everyone is not always happy with the decisions that I make. It can bother me quite a bit and I admit that it is certainly a