No one is born with the skills to be a successful woodworker!
Here are the steps I think anyone needs to be successful:
1. Turn off the TV
2. Decide what it is you would do even if you were never paid for it.
3. Figure out how to get paid for it.
4. Visualize yourself being happy and successful doing what you love to do.
I am not a New Age guru, not selling tapes, books, or anything else. I am a skeptic. I make decisions based on reason and evidence.
I decided at age 40 to quit chasing the buck and spend the rest of my life doing something that would make me happy. That something happened to be woodworking.
I wanted to be successful working with wood. I had no idea if I would go broke, or worse.
The next 27 years have been the happiest and most profitable of my life. DO WHAT YOU LOVE!
There are many books, videos, and classes on woodworking available. If you would like a list of some of my favorites, send me and email. Below are a few titles.
But much more importantly, there are books and videos,and lectures and classes on realizing your dream. I can also send you a list of some of those.
My favorite is “Do it! Let’s get off our Buts”