If you’re like me, it’s really hard for you to spend money on non necessities. But if there’s one thing that I’d encourage you to do, is make sure the tools you use to get “the job done” are top notch.
I love Abraham Lincoln’s quote:
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
It’s totally true. If you want to get more done sometimes you have to work smarter, not harder. Sometimes we “spend dollars counting cents”, or more appropriately for this context, “spend hours saving cents.”
Sometimes this is by trying to make a computer last just one more year.
By choosing to make due without proper software.
Or by not taking the paid upgrade for your current software.
These are all mistakes I’ve made in the past, and I can tell you
It’s never worth it.
Of course, you have to count the cost of what you’re buying versus it’s payoff, but normally it’s a no-brainer – we just don’t want to.
So, if you haven’t upgraded, or checked out a new tool or program in a while, I encourage you to. It’s amazing how technology has advanced and I’ve never regretted a single tool or software I’ve purchased.
If you’re looking for some ideas, you can check out my posts on the “apps of a pastor“, or “the apps I use” for some ideas. I’d love to hear if you have any apps, or tools you’ve found useful in the comments below!