Paying the right price

We all want a good deal. Don’t we?

What if we get a deal that is too good to be true? That happens very often actually.

Example: When you read a VERY good book. Think about the price you paid for that book. Isn’t it a steal?

One of the great lessons that I learnt from one of my earlier mentors was learning to pay the right price. Valuing stuff the way they should be. It has served me well in my life.

Those who know me closely know that I buy a lot of books – a few hundred every year. Most of the time I buy multiple copies of the same book. My criteria is simple. If I get a lot of value from a book, I want to give back in some way. The easiest way is to buy multiple copies of the book and give them away. While I may not make the author rich individually, I can at least act as a catalyst to spread his or her ideas.

While it is never a good idea to pay more, paying less is not good either 🙂