Do you always check everything out carefully before you “leap” into something new, or are you like me and just kinda jump right into things sometimes?  Well I’m here to tell you three reasons why you should slow down and examine things carefully before you just jump into something (sometimes, lol).

  1. When taking tenants for a land contract on your home, be sure they have dependable references and you check into their background or you may just get burned, by the tune of over $12,000 (at least that’s what my bank account tells me).
  2. When hiring someone to paint your house be sure to once again check references and know if they will do a quality job, or finish the job for that matter.  Even just one little peak on your house left unpainted can cause a sore spot every time you (and by you I mean me) look at it.
  3. Jumping into too many things at once can cause you to feel overworked, burnt out, and completely stressed to the max.  Not to mention you may feel that little time is left for your family, which will cause you even more distress.
There may be many more “reasons” and tips to go around, but these are three that just jump out at me. 🙂
Do you have any “look before you leap” stories to share?  I’d love to hear them!
Written by Jesica.



*NaBloPoMo stands for “National Blog Posting Month” and is a blogging challenge created by the team at BlogHer.  I am always looking for great ideas to write about, so taking this challenge on was a sure thing for me.  I hope I can keep it up each day….check back to see if I do and make sure to scold me if I miss a day!