I never thought that I’d bother with a YouTube channel. Who wants to watch me yammer on? Yikes…
But, what better way is there to show a home remodel than with video? So, I started a channel: https://www.youtube.com/1500days
The purpose of this YouTube adventure is to document our live-in flip. A live-in flip is where you fix up your primary home. Yes, you’re living in a construction zone. What could possibly go wrong!?!!
But wait, it’s not as bad as it sounds. With careful planning (and in some ways, I’m an example of how NOT to plan), a live-in flip can be very profitable. Remember that you’ll probably get away with paying NO capital gains!
With my new channel, I hope to:
Inspire you: Normal homeownership is an awful way to build wealth. On the other hand, a live-in flip can be an awesome way to get rich. You need a place to live, right? Why not buy the ugliest home in the neighborhood and make it beautiful while you live in it? I built the core of my nest egg with this strategy.
Teach you: Many are intimidated by home improvement projects. I’m here to tell you that YOU can do it. With a little patience, it’s not hard to tile a kitchen, build a shower, or even finish a basement. I’ll show you all of these things.
Entertain you: I’m goofy and awkward. I hope to channel some of my juvenile humor into these videos.
And I’m in it for myself too. I hope that these videos make me become better on camera. I hope that I become a better speaker. I hope that I get comfortable listening to the sound of my own voice. Ugggh…
YouTube Home Tour
Welcome to video #1! In this video, Mindy and I talk a little bit about the home and I give you a home tour. At 3:15, I tell you why carpet in the bathroom is a very, very bad idea. At least if you have males in the household. Brace yourselves…
And this one was hard. Too many “ummmms” and “sooooos.” Bah. I’ll be better next time. Or maybe not. Whatever.
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One More Thing…
On a more serious note, some in my family have struggled with depression. And, I have friends that have lost loved ones to the disease. The stories are heartbreaking.
I’m thankful that I’m not one of those who struggle, but just to see the experience of others is tough. I can’t imagine the hell that those afflicted go through.
- If you struggle: Know that you are loved and that someone deeply cares for you. If you’re really down, call this. Or, send me a note. I promise that I’ll respond and any communication is just between you and me.
- If you know someone who struggles: Be there for them. It may only take a couple of kind words at the right time to save a life. Or a big hug. If you’re doing OK, consider a monetary donation.
The abyss may be dark and deep, but it won’t be that way forever. There is light, even if it’s harder for you to see it. Know that it can get better.
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