Whenever possible, I do the construction and plumbing and electrical work on our rental properties myself; while 4-Hour Workweek devotees would argue outsourcing those functions is a better use of my time, in a world filled with virtual outcomes, it’s fun to look at something concrete and say, “I built that.” So I’ve worked to get good at those things — not to get good at outsourcing those things.
I enjoy building physical things. I love knowing that I can repair most things.
I only call an expert when it’s absolutely necessary.
Keep outsourcing everything and you quickly become helpless.
There will come a time when you’ll wish you could do something on your own.