The best part about being in the home repair industry is the ability to fix your own stuff.
Doing something all the time like running in the hot sun can build confidence.
Having confidence and building something as a habit is important. I was used to working on air conditioners, pipes, electrical systems and roofs. I used tools often and was used to getting hot and sweaty. I was certain I knew how to fix my own air conditioner and one day it actually broke. I was dumbfounded, I knew I just had it upgraded along with other appliances in my house. I had some things checked and my friend who was another HVAC technician helped me double check some of my homes systems. I was confident in my abilities, after all it was my job. I started repairing the air conditioner on a sunday when a few of my friends and one neighbor came to watch football. It took me 5 hours, and i couldn’t figure out this last part. I was shocked, I planned it with a pen and paper and I think I might have rushed. My friends kept distracting me, and my attic was hot. I fixed the air conditioner finally after my friend helped me, it was the next morning and I gave up the night before out of frustration. Knowing how to do something is good, but be sure you follow the right steps and don’t let confidence get to your head! The best thing about having to work on homes systems is you can fix them on your own, but sometimes you need a second eye or opinion when you work!