First Things First 2

If you buy a house, whether new or old, it was originally
someone else’s dream. I have a goal to design and build my
own house, as it represents me building my dream home. I have
owned several homes, and while each one had certain things I
liked, each also had some things I disliked. For example, I’m
not enamored with the location of the washroom and great room
in relation to the master bedroom in my current home. Building
my own home will allow me to eliminate things I dislike and
increase things I do like – and that makes for a very warm and
inviting residence.
In the past, I have purchased new cars, built to my specifica –
tions, because doing so represented a small portion of what I
consider my dream. When I travel, I like to choose the places I
want to visit as opposed to having a travel agent design a trip for
me. I use travel agents for suggestions, because they are exper ts
when it comes to travel. It’s like consulting a doctor for illness
remedies, a pharmacist for medication recommendations or an
attorney for legal advice.
Devin Oten
DO Enterprises
Writer, Public Speaker and Philanthropist