Commitment

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 56 - February 25 “Do or do not. There is no try.”—Yoda in Star Wars by George Lucas Punkin, Corinne’s cat, had just had kittens. Five of the cutest little calico kitties you could imagine. I hadn’t had a pet in years, and had always had dogs. Now I thought it might be fun to have a cat. So, on this bright June afternoon, I visited Corinne, Punkin and the kittens in order to choose one for my own. The littlest, scaredy-cat, runt of the litter with the big ears and wide golden eyes was mine the minute I saw her. “She looks like Yoda from Star Wars,” I declared, and that promptly became my kitten’s name. I told … [Read more...]

Julie and the One Hundred Calls

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 55 - February 24 “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.”—Josiah Gilbert Holland Julie, a sensational public speaker, hated making her sales calls. She loved speaking and was really good at it. She had valuable lessons to share and wonderful experiences to recount; people loved listening to her and learning from her. But “sending out ships” was hard: Pick up the phone, call strangers who may or may not want to talk to her, get rejected, rebuffed, put off, disconnected…oh, this was not fun at all. She knew this was a necessity in her business, however. And it’s a necessity in … [Read more...]

Ships Logs

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 54 - February 23 “In any business, there are jobs that are productive and sometimes confrontational, for they test you. And then there is all the other work, none of which earns any money.”—Stuart Wilde Wilde is talking about sales. Where there are no sales, there is no money. If you are in business for yourself, it won’t matter how good you are if you don’t have any customers. Getting and retaining customers must be high on your list of daily activities. Otherwise, you aren’t going to be in business for long. In my seminar business, if I don’t “send out ships” to get people to attend the workshops, there … [Read more...]

How Do You Spend Your Time?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 53 - February 22 “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”—Don Marquis There are 168 hours in every week. What are you spending your time on? How many hours are you spending on your number one priorities? Sending out ships? Eating? Sleeping? Having fun? How many hours are you spending on income producing activities? List a typical week below: # OF HOURS              INCOME TYPE OF ACTIVITY:                         PER WEEK:                EARNED: Sleep Eat Read Watch TV Entertainment Cultural Activities Charitable Activities Educational Activities Paperwork Phone … [Read more...]

Work Hours

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 52 - February 21 “I believe that people who work twelve hours a day should go home with bigger loaves of bread than people who work eight.”—Michael Levine No, no, I disagree! I enjoyed a lot of Michael Levine’s Lessons at the Halfway Point, but this one I take exception to. Success cannot be a matter of how many hours of the day you work. At some point—namely twenty-four—we run out of hours. What then? Late one evening in the fall of 1985, I was hard at work with running the business management firm I co-owned with two attorneys. We shared office space, and Merv, one of the partners, was working late that … [Read more...]