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I’ve been downloading all these free kindle books about business….and quitting your job….and entrepreneurship….and living in exotic locales after quitting your job….and getting money day after day through residual income.

I want to learn how to get something for doing nothing.

No….that’s not necessarily true.

I want to get something for an initial effort that I set up in a way that makes the money roll in for the rest of my life.

I want to start the ball rolling down the hill….and then get the money.

See? I have a plan.

The problem I have is that I really don’t know how to do any of it…yet.

I don’t even know what ball to push down the hill.

So, I get up in the morning and check the list…and download all these free books….like I’d have time to read any of them.

I think that what I’m hoping is that there will be some kind of secret hidden in one of these free books that will make me hop up and yell, “eureka!” ….or something.

This morning I noticed that I skip all the books that have ugly covers.

I need the flash of good design to attract me to something free.

I need a shiny lure.

But then I thought, “What if the secret to the universe was hiding behind something so plain as a cover that said something about….?” …..whatever.

I couldn’t get beyond the plain cover.

I couldn’t pull the plug and hit the button that said, “yeah….give me that free book….the ugly one….yeah, that’s the one…”

I couldn’t do it.

I had no interest in an ugly book.


All of my searching….all of my downloading….and I’m missing the boring but effective secret to the new rich method that would free me to live a life extraordinaire because I can’t get over how plain┬ásomething looks.

This book downloading is just a distraction, anyway.

Why should I torment myself that somebody hid their secrets behind a deceptively boring cover?

I’m getting the feeling it’s not going to be in a little free book, anyway.

Maybe it’s just digging a ditch better than anyone else….and digging a whole lot of ditches….day after day….and then spending the money very wisely that you make digging the ditches….and saving what you can.

Maybe that’s the way to go.

Or….maybe it’s managing all the other ditch diggers…..setting them up with new ditch gigs and taking a little bit of a cut off the top?

Maybe it’s all about figuring out how to facilitate getting work for other people….and letting the millions roll in on the backs of the common working man?!

I could learn to sleep with myself if I was getting rich off the common man’s efforts.

I could learn to live with that.

I still can’t get beyond that ugly cover.

The truth may be in those pages….but I need something a little more attractive to make me want to pull the trigger.

I need some glitz before I’ll let someone teach me to be rich.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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