Don’t Be A Mule: An Explanation

by David Bakke

COVERI wanted to spend just a few short minutes discussing the idea behind the title of my book. As you will see if you ever get a chance to read it, I do not refer back to it very often throughout the book. I had come up with several other working titles for the book before I decided on this particular one.


The reason that I decided on this title for the book is because I felt that it is the overall piece of advice that I am trying to impart to you, the reader.  It basically means what it says: “Don’t Be a Mule.”


Some quick examples-


When you are doing your grocery shopping-Don’t Be a Mule. Don’t mindlessly wander through the aisles picking up the same overpriced items that you always do when you could take off the blinders, open your eyes, and start saving yourself some money (Chapter 3).


When you are paying your bills-Don’t Be a Mule. Do not robotically open up the envelopes, look at the amounts due, write out your checks, lick the stamps, and send them off. Check your utility bills for accuracy, really really check your credit card bills for mistakes, and if you find something wrong with any of them, then REALLY don’t be a mule; stand up and fight for the money that’s rightfully yours (Chapter 4).


When you get home from work at night- . Instead of sitting down in front of the TV for a mindless three hours of boob-tube watching, actually think about what you are passionate about and what you can provide value to in someone else’s life. This is the key and the beginning to being able to generate extra cash, without even getting a second job (see Chapter 5).


And there you have it, an explanation of what the title really means….

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1 Lana - DreamFollowers Blog November 17, 2009 at 8:14 am

I especially like the last point – think of how you can create value – money will follow. Read your book, I would highly recommend it to anyone!
.-= Lana – DreamFollowers Blog´s last blog ..How To Stop Making Decisions Based On Fear =-.

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