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This Week I Realized - Part 5

  1. Didn’t fall for this year’s Black Friday sales, decided to spend 0 EUR.
  2. Over the last couple of years I noticed that a lot of sales are only perceived as sales and prices stay the same. Of course I’m lacking a proper analysis here, but usually any time of the year I’m able to find pretty similar deals. Except online courses, at least decent ones, those are usually off only for Black Friday.
  3. I’m amazed at how much people are FOMOing into Udemy courses because they are cheap. Not all, but a lot of Udemy courses in my experience aren’t worth their price and turned out to be a waste of time. If you can’t afford a proper course in x topic then book from a respected publisher is a better alternative than a cheap course. General rule of thumb, there might be exceptions.
  4. You’re not spending money buying a book, course or coaching membership. You’re investing. Big difference. You’re spending money when buying beer or a pack of cigarettes. Think of it as a shortcut - someone else already did that research for you. And last but not least - future you will be thankful for knowledge gained early in your life.
  5. Future you will hate present you for buying useless courses, or even for buying good ones and not finishing them.
  6. Speaking of which, have bunch of unfinished books to read. Womp, womp.

Appreciate you reading my ramblings. Feedback far exceeded my expectations and I decided to continue writing at least until end of this year. Thanks!