When I hear “free,” I’m pretty much there! Now, I’m not a cheap person per se… I like to think I’m “resourceful.” Sometimes I spend hours, days, even months researching a product before I invest in it. Kind of sad, but I want to know exactly what I’m buying and if there are better options. That’s the level of resourcefulness I have!
As I stated, I’m not cheap. I’m resourceful, and I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on books, DVDs and seminars, and I’ve traveled several times for professional development. So when I found a simple way to save a few bucks I thought I’d share it with you.
But first, let me share the crazy, adventurous story that made this light bulb appear. The story has so many twists and turns that it makes the plot of Lost seem straight-forward.
I was telling my buddy (Pat) down south that he’d love the book, Never Eat Alone.
FYI…the first time he met his nephew he made him cry. Seriously. Check it out:
(Sorry man, had to do it…)
Moving on, he replied, “I’ll check to see if the library has it.” At first I was thinking he should just go to Amazon and order it. But then I thought, Wait… THE LIBRARY! It’s free! What a novel concept! You can just go and pick up the book after work and
You have it in your hands. No need to wait for shipping or spend any money – such a simple idea!
Oh well… so the story may have been a wee bit exaggerated…
But if you’ve been reading my posts, you know that I’m all about KISS.
Getting back to the point of the post, it’s so simple that I feel pretty stupid even writing this. Nevertheless, I figured I’d share this for those of you who overlooked the powers of the library and have a long list of books on your reading list. So now that I’ve given you this powerful information, go use it. Check out your local library before you check out Amazon.
Now, for all the Kindle/iPad users, this may not be for you… Call me old-fashioned, but I like holding a book. But I do know that they also have something similar to Netflix, although I can’t recall the name…
Just to let you know, the New York Public library has resources like “Maximum Strength” by Eric Cressey, “The New Rules of Lifting for Women” by Alwyn Cosgrove, “Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferrazzi, and even DVDs! Personally, I love NetFlix- can’t go wrong with $9.99 for unlimited DVDs and online streaming.
You may not be as excited as I am over such a small thing, but to me it’s like finding a hulu for books. HULU!
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