Today’s 7000 Dollar Impulse Purchase
To the untrained eye, this might sound absurd.
7000 dollars?! Imagine how many meals you could buy with that! That’s as much as a 70″ LED TV! Think of all the shoes and purses that would buy!
Although it is a lot of money, I’m totally fine with the purchase because I’m spending it on something that matters: my personal development.
My yoga teacher training was a similar experience. I went in one day to talk to the program director, knew it would be awesome and threw $3000 on a credit card. The training has paid for itself many times over already.
When I look back at my spending over the past couple of years, a majority of my purchases were on experiences and learning. I don’t value having things, I value doing things.
I rarely go out to eat, I don’t drink coffee, I get all of my media from the library, and I can’t remember the last time I went out to a movie.
I bought less than 5 articles of clothing in 2011. This was one of them.
And I eat healthy and regularly exercise so my health expenses every year are essential nothing.
Yes, I dropped seven grand today on a life coaching program, but I’ll recoup the investment over and over and over again. So in my mind it was a steal.