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Chellie Campbell

Books that Feature Chellie Campbell:

Chellie Campbell is featured or quoted in more than 35 popular books, including:

You’ve GOT to Read This Book!: 55 People Tell the Story of the Book That Changed Their Life by Jack Canfield and Gay Hendricks (Harper Collins, 2006).

From two acclaimed experts and authors on personal transformation comes a collection of stories from notable people about the books that have been transformational in their lives, and why they’ve had such an impact.

We all have memories of a book that stirred our minds and souls, a book that stayed with us and whose message became more resonant over the years. When a book sweeps us away, we remember and tell people, because haring this experience is a double gift – it allows us to discover ourselves, and gives us the opportunity to extend the same pleasure and insight to others. In this book, some of today’s best-known names in personal motivation, business, government, media, and the arts reveal the books that have transformed them and why these books have been so influential.

Jack Canfield and Gay Hendricks have invited people from many walks of life to contribute, including Malachy McCourt, Christiane Northrup, M.D., Dave Barry, Stephen Covey, Kenny Loggins, Mark Victor Hansen, and John Gray. (And Chellie Campbell—the book I wrote about was When I Say No, I Feel Guilty by Manuel Smith.)

Happy for No Reason Marci ShimoffHappy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out by Marci Shimoff

Acclaimed happiness expert reveals the master secrets to happiness.

As a star of The Secret, Marci is an undisputed expert on the Law of Attraction. She will show you in her book that happiness is the shortcut to anything. This how she became co-author of six Chicken Soup for the Soul books that have sold more than 13 million copies.

You will receive a 7-step practical program to quickly and easily raise your level of happiness. After all, happy people are more fulfilled, relaxed, and peaceful. They naturally get more opportunities, better care, more friends, greater intimacy, and so on. You can, too, when you order Marci’s fabulous new book today.

“This book presents a definitive, broad-based approach to becoming truly happy that combines great spiritual depth, top-notch research, and psychological practicality.” —Jack Canfield, The Success Principles, Chicken Soup for the Soul

Life Lessons for Loving the Way You Live by Jennifer Read Hawthorne, author of ‘Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul’. by Jennifer Read Hawthorne, co-author of New York Times #1 Bestselling “Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul” (HCI, 2004)

I am honored to be included in Jennifer’s book, in which 27 women tell their stories and show you how to tap into your authentic power and use it to create a new definition of success that includes self-acceptance, intuition, passion and freedom. In a time when women are more often frazzled than fulfilled and tired instead of inspired, this is a guide for those seeking both inner and outer riches. I’ve read all the other women’s stories and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Deepak Chopra’s testimonial is on the cover: “A beautiful book that shows us how glorious life can be when we go within to find the deeper aspects of success.”

Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want by James Arthur RayHarmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want by James Arthur Ray

…don’t read this book. If you don’t want to become the kind of person who can create all that you desire, if you want to complain about your life and the way things are, if you think the Game of Life is rigged and there isn’t anything you or anyone else can do about it, don’t read this book.

If Women Ruled the World: How to Create the World We Want to Live In
by Sheila Ellison (Inner Ocean, 2004)

With women making up only 14 percent of Congress and eight women CEOs in the entire group of Fortune 500 companies, women’s collective voices are clearly underrepresented. Nor are they proportionately present on the airwaves or the op-ed pages of the country’s newspapers. This book helps right that imbalance by giving women a platform for voicing their opinions, priorities, hopes, and ideas for change. The book includes short experiences, stories, thoughts, and meditations written and shared by women around the world. Authors, celebrities, experts, and politicians are included, along with soccer moms and teenage girls, creating a work that is humorous, moving, questioning, opinionated, warm, and informative as it examines what women would choose if they had a chance to participate in ruling the world. Sheila received hundreds of submissions for her book, and I am proud to have been selected as a contributor.

 

Money, A Memoir: Women, Emotions, and Cash by Liz Perle (Henry Holt, 2006)

This wonderful book illuminates women’s thought processes about money through the prism of the author’s own search for financial serenity. She contacted me early in her writing process and I put her in touch with a lot of my Dolphins who contributed to her research. Her book has been profiled in O Magazine, People, Time, and The Today Show. She quotes me as a “Financial Stress Reduction expert”, and her work is a terrific exploration of women’s emotional reactions to love and money. Read it and recognize yourself—or the women you know!

 

How to Run Your Business Like a Girl: Successful Strategies from Entrepreneurial Women Who Made it Happen by Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin (Adams Media, 2005)

Elizabeth features three entrepreneurial women in each chapter and how they run their businesses, jump on opportunities and face challenges. She contacted me because she was enjoying reading my book, The Wealthy Spirit. Her original intention had been to have each of the three featured businesses be large enterprises with employees, but after our interview she saw that it might be helpful for readers to have one of the businesses be a smaller, home-based business like mine. After all, there are 17.5 milliion of us solo-preneurs in the U.S.! This book is a fascinating read; I enjoyed all the stories and learned a lot about how to create a life while creating a living. Man or woman, if you’re an entrepreneur or want to be one, you will love this book!

Kicking the Big But Syndrome by Eddie Conner (iUniverse, 2004)

Eddie wants to talk to you about your BUT, your Big BUT Syndrome that is. How many times have you heard someone you know begin a sentence with “I want a relationship, BUT…” or “I need more money, BUT…” Every minute over One Million Americans are infected with the Big BUT Syndrome and every hour more than a million people’s dreams are extinguished. This fun practical book shines a light on how “we, as humans” are the only species on the planet that contradict our desires with opposing negative beliefs. As a result we are the only physical entities that get ourselves caught and snared in the trappings of the Big BUT Syndrome. When we lose our Big BUT we send pure energy signals to the Universe so the Universe can bring us what we DO WANT instead of more of what we don’t want. I laughed and learned as I read this—it’s great!

Stress Reduction for Busy People
by Dawn Groves (New World Library, 2004)

Finding Your Perfect Work by Paul and Sarah Edwards (Tarcher, 2003)

All of Paul and Sarah Edwards’ books are chock-full of helpful information about small business for the solo-preneur. Illuminated by stories of successful people and how they did it, you can easily follow their advice and be on the road to Zillionaire status.

I am Diva: Every Woman’s Guide to Outrageous Living
by Elena Bates, et al (Warner, 2003)

This is a treasure of a book–chock full of entertaining stories from four fabulous divas! Great reminders and instructions for living happily and filling each day with easy pleasures that make you glad to be alive and glad to be a woman. There is an Inner Diva in all of us that craves time and expression. Books like this help us remember to live fabulously each day!

Masters of Networking by Ivan Meisner, Don Morgan (Bard Press, 2000)

Getting Business to Come to You
by Paul and Sarah Edwards (Tarcher, 1998)

 

 

Teaming Up by Paul and Sarah Edwards (Tarcher, 1997)

Secrets of Self-Employment by Paul and Sarah Edwards (Tarcher, 1996)


The Best Home Businesses of the 21st Century
by Paul and Sarah Edwards (Tarcher, 1999)

Working From Home by Paul and Sarah Edwards (Tarcher, 1999)


 

Recommended Books:
Fearless Living, Fearless Loving, Change Your Life in 30 Days, and
Do I Look Fat in This?
are four fabulous books by Rhonda Britten, Life Coach and star of national television reality show, Starting Over.

I met Rhonda networking years ago, and we ended up taking Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen’s seminar, How to Build Your Speaking and Writing Empire in 1998. When they told us to start a writer’s group, I asked Rhonda to join me, and together we started Wild Women Writers (or W3 for short) along with Linda Sivertsen, Carol Allen, and Victoria Loveland-Coen. We’ve all had successes and failures, wins and losses along the way, but we’ve enjoyed walking the paths of life arm-in-arm.

 

Rhonda’s rise has been stratospheric since then, and her four books are all wonderful guides to living a life you’ve been dreaming of. No excuses. What might your life be like if you lived only in the joy of the moment, without complaint? If you follow Rhonda’s superb advice, you will know passion and appreciation for life as never before. From the devastation of her childhood, she herself lived on a “Wheel of Fear.” With the fearlessness of a true teacher, she bares her soul in this book and shows you how to create your own “Wheel of Freedom.” Wherever you have been and whatever has blocked your path to success, it is possible to release the past and move to the bright life you want. Rhonda can show you the way. I have had the pleasure of hearing her speak in person, and if you get the chance to, do not miss it! She is fabulous! I am now particularly enjoying her latest book Do I Look Fat in This? because I’ve been enjoying my chocolate goodies just a wee bit too much lately…see what Rhonda has to offer at www.fearlessliving.org.

 

Living Your Joy: A Practical Guide to Happiness by Suzanne Falter-Barnes effectively answers the one question we all have: how to make a living doing what you love. Suzanne says her goal with the book is to help people overcome their three biggest barriers to living their dream – finding the time, the energy, and the money to make it happen. In Living Your Joy, you’ll learn some really great tips and strategies for making that leap to the work of your dreams. Suzanne shows you:

• How to say no to your boss when they want you to work late
• How to turn your day job into your personal “patron of the arts”
• Short cuts that help you create more than ten free hours per week
• How to make a loose, creative business plan
• How to set up a creative work space that really inspires you
Suzanne is a friend of mine and a great coach on building your business. You can contact her at www.getknownnow.com.

 


A Marketing Plan for Life
by Robert Michael Fried.

Grab your pens, pencils and colored highlighters–you’re going to need them as you read this delightful guide to “turn your life into your most successful business venture.” Robert Fried asks many insightful questions about your life goals–and about the plan you have to accomplish them. Not your business goals, but your personal goals. Too often we get caught up in the day-to-day business hunt to acquire “more, better, bigger” stuff. But Mr. Fried has a prescription for more happiness, better quality of life, and bigger legacies to leave to others. He shares the questions he asked of himself, and then he asks them of you. Each chapter concludes in thought-provoking exercises that lead you to your own plan for creating meaning, happiness and true success. A self-help author myself, I don’t often fill out the forms in books, but I am filling out these. A wonderful book! Discover more about this Fortune 500 marketing strategist at www.marketingplanforlife.com.

 

Yes Lives in the Land of No, a new book by BJ Gallagher, author of A Peacock in a Land of Penguins, What Would Buddha Do at Work?, Women’s Work is Never Done, and many other books, is fabulous. My testimonial quote on her back cover reads, “We tend to forget that the road to success is not a smooth, four-lane highway. It is more like a winding dirt road…with myriad NOs in the form of potholes, rocks and boulders, roadblocks and detours. This funny, engaging guide will inspire you to keep moving forward through the Land of NO until you find your UES. What a wonderful book!”

Find out more about BJ and her terrific books and parables at www.peacockproductions.com

 

The Weekend Entrepreneur by Michelle Anton and Jennfer Basye Sander. I met Michelle when The Wealthy Spirit had just been released. She emailed me: “What an incredible book you have written. I wanted to commend you on your work and I hope there is a way the show I produce can spread the word about The Wealthy Spirit. Please feel free to call anytime. Perhaps we can brainstorm and come up with some ideas.” —Michelle Anton, Senior Producer, Dr. Laura Program, Premiere Radio Networks, Inc.

Naturally, I called her up, and as a result, Dr. Laura picked my book as one of her recommended book-of-the-week selections. Michelle and I became great friends, and she went on to open her own business and become a popular speaker and media specialist. Now she’s written a motivational book which offers 101 great ideas for businesses that can be run on weekends or evenings. Whether you’re a full-time worker, stay-at-home-parent, retiree, or just have a little time to spare, you can achieve your dream of owning a business. Her book is a fabulous find for anyone thinking of going into business for themselves—you can get started this weekend! If you are a weekend entrepreneur and have a story to share, contact Michelle at www.michelleantonblog.com.

The Practical Dreamer’s Handbook: Finding the Time Energy and Money to Live Your Dreams by Paul and Sarah Edwards. What a wonderful, uplifting book! I admit to being a little bit prejudiced–I’ve known Paul and Sarah for some time and have always admired how consistently positive they are and how joyfully they create their lives. If you want practical, down-to-earth information about how you, too, can live your dream, you’ve come to the right people with the right book. They show you how to transform your dreams into reality simply and economically. They don’t just preach it–they live it. Their story of their move from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles to the forest hills of Pine Mountain is wonderfully inspiring. They share how to find the time, find the money, and find the will to “just do it.” Don’t wait one more day to get started on your dream. It’s haveable. This book will become your trusted friend and guide along the way. Find out more about their advice for living your dreams at www.simplegoodlife.com.

Paul and Sarah are internationally known experts on small business, and have written many other books on this subject, including the seminal Working From Home. Visit www.workingfromhome.com for more information.

Real Prosperity: Using the Power of Intuition to Create Financial and Spiritual Abundance by Lynn Robinson. I met Lynn through the Internet, when she wrote me to tell me she loved The Wealthy Spirit (I liked her right away). I loved her books Divine Intuition and also Compass of the Soul: 52 Ways Intuition Can Guide You to the Life of Your Dreams. In this wonderfully readable treasure of a book, Lynn leads you on a journey of discover to a life of joy and purpose. Take a look at it at your local bookstore or on amazon.com—you’ll enjoy it and learn! Find out more about Lynn and her products and consulting services at www.lynnrobinson.com.

 

Lives Charmed: Intimate Conversations with Extraordinary People by Linda Sivertsen. This is a wonderful book that gives the reader a very personal glimpse into the attitudes, beliefs and feelings that have guided these extraordinary people to greatness. Rarely has an interviewer asked such pertinent and revealing questions as posed by author Linda Sivertsen. Each of the people she has profiled in her book has achieved greatness in their lives, and Linda shows us their power, their passion and their foibles as well. (When was the last time you heard an interviewer ask about a star’s spirituality on a TV sound bite interview show?) From spirituality to happiness to family values to obstacles overcome, each celebrity answers in depth about the inner drive that charmed their lives. This is a great book and I recommend it highly. The West Coast Editor of Balance Magazine, Linda is also a highly regarded ghost-writer and has worked with many high-profile clients. Contact her at www.livescharmed.com.

Manifest Your Desires and The Baby Bonding Book are two beautiful books by Victoria Loveland-Coen, author, entrepreneur and mother of twin girls. A Religious Science Practitioner, she is an expert on motherhood and work/life balance. Her books illuminate how to relax and enjoy life instead of caving in to the overwhelming stress created when we have too much to do.

 

She’s created a number of gift products, including The New Mommy Coupon Book that is filled with delightful coupons to give the new mother in your life.

Additionally, there are many relevant articles and resources on her web site at www.newmommygifts.com.

 

Not Your Mother’s Midlife: A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging by Nancy Alspaugh and Marilyn Kentz. In my networking travels, I met Marilyn and Nancy several times and then we kept up with each other by email. They are delightful, upbeat, saucy “boomer babes”. I bought a copy of their book as soon as it became available, and it is terrific! Nancy and Marilyn encourage women to face middle age with confidence and a positive attitude, noting that today’s women can be more powerful, more efficient, more capable, just as desirable and happier as they age. Isn’t that good news! There is even a CD included with the book that features guided visualizations and meditations. Honest, funny, sometimes sad, the book gives you great tips for making the second half of life the best half. For more about the boomer babes, visit www.fearless-aging.com.

The Spiritual Chicks Question Everything by Tami Coyne and Karen Weissman is a great little book designed to make you think about what you think. The authors are terrific, and are represented by my agent, Lisa Hagan. When they asked me for a quote for their book jacket, I really felt like I had “made it” as an author. My quote: “A savvy guide to spirituality in our busy, gotta-go society, they ask—and answer—a seeker’s questions with humor and verve.” Go to www.spiritualchicks.com for more information on these two enlightened ladies.

Feng Shui Your Life by Jayme Barrett. Jayme, the feng shui consultant to the rich and powerful of Beverly Hills, has written a wonderful book on this ancient Chinese practice. She takes you on a personal tour of homes with exceptional feng shui and explains the techniques she uses to create “positive space”. Room by room she illustrates the deeper purpose of every aspect of design and demonstrates how the simplest adjustment—placing a plant in the right corner—can make a world of difference in your daily mood, and ultimately, your life. I met Jayme at Santa Monica Professionals networking group, and she is a delight—and so is her book! For gorgeous pictures and more information, visit Jayme’s site at www.jaymebarrett.com.

 

Fearless Women: Midlife Portraits by Nancy Alspaugh, Marilyn Kentz, with photographs by Mary Ann Halpin. After looking at three of the photographs and reading the first page of the introduction, I immediately purchased three copies of this book – one for myself, and one for each of my sisters. Now halfway through looking at these amazing women and reading their inspiriational stories, I am empowered and inspired. Life is long, and the middle of it is fabulous! My first book was published when I was 53 and my next one is due out when, God willing, I will be 57. So take heart all you “women of an age.” The best is yet to come, as the authors of this book and the women in its pages will show you. You, too, can join this company in making this the most delightful time of your life! Give this book to every “Boomer Babe” you know. Find out more about Mary Ann Halpin’s photography at www.maryannhalpin.com.

53 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. I have read this book twice. It is a fast read and extremely interesting and informative. The subject is how ideas, behavior, messages, and products often spread like outbreaks of infectious disease. It introduces us to the particular personality types who are natural pollinators of new ideas and trends, the people who create the phenomenon of word of mouth. In 1775, Paul Revere made his famous “midnight ride” to spread the word “The British are coming!” and in Concord the next morning, the British were met and soundly beaten by the colonial militia. But have you ever heard of William Dawes? He made the same ride that night. Why is Revere’s ride remembered and Dawes’ is not? Read this book and find out!

 

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The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol, was written in 1948 and is as fresh and focused as it was 50 years ago. I’ve forgotten exactly where I first came in contact with this terrific little book (it’s only 180 pages), but I’ve been using the principles it teaches for many years. This is the book to give any of your friends who don’t see how positive affirmations could possibly work, because it was written by a hardheaded businessman who saw these methods work for himself and hundreds of other successful people. A very entertaining read!

 

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlho. Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. The story is about an Andalusian shepherd boy who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discover of the treasures found within. It is a testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts. Along with “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse and “Illusions” by Richard Bach, this book is one of my favorite parables.

82Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner Patagonia. I was enthralled with this book—it’s refreshing, entertaining, and a wonderful tale of how one can operate a business with ethics, making a lot of money doing a lot of good. I love the freewheeling atmosphere he creates in his workplace – there are pictures of barefoot employees in relaxed positions working on computers. Patagonia hires people who actually use the products involved in adventure sports—rock climbing, surfing, etc. Their flex time is really flex time—Chouinard says you don’t plan to go surfing next Tuesday at 2:00 – you go surfing when the surf is up! A great read, with an environmental message for all of us that will spur you to action.

Zig Ziglar’s Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
Zen and the Art of Making a Living by Laurence G. Boldt
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow by Marsha Sinetar
Miracles and The Trick to Money is Having Some by Stuart Wilde
The Energy of Money by Marcia Nemeth
How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life by Alan Lakein
Games Mother Never Taught Me by Betty Lehan Harrigan
Tough Times Never Last – Tough People Do! by Robert Schuller
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
When I Say No I Feel Guilty by Manuel Smith
There is a River by Thoma Sugrue (Biography of Edgar Cayce)
Creating Money by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicky Robin
Money is My Friend by Phil Laut
What You Think of Me is None of My Business by Terry Cole-Whitaker
The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn
Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Illusions and Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Living in the Light by Shakti Gawain
On Death and Dying by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Teamworks and Wishcraft by Barbara Sher
Thinkers of the East by Indries Shah
Many Mansions by Gina Cerminara
Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
The Technicolor Time Machine by Harry Harrison

Recommended Resources:

Life/Business Coach

Linda Landon, ACC, is a business and recovery coach, speaker and trainer. An International Coach Federation Associate Credentialed coach, she has been certified by the New Agreements Coach Training and Leadership Institute, trained by Crossroads Recovery Coaching, and mentored for four years by don Miguel Ruiz, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Four Agreements. Linda guides women professionals to connect with their spiritual source so they can be authentic, intentional, focused, successful and happy. A Master Toltec teacher, Linda integrates principles from The Four Agreements with her innovative process, DreamShifting, into her coaching, speaking and trainings. Please visit www.lindalandon.com/home.htm for more information.

Astrology/Relationship Coach

Carol Allen has been doing Vedic Astrology for many years. Of course, the most requested topic of information was relationships, and she found herself giving her lucid brand of practical relationship advice to nearly all her clients. In addition, she has a personalized success calendar that is delightful! She is fun, bright, upbeat, and a pleasure to listen to on her Enlightened Relationships talk show Sundays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT) on www.karmaair.com. Visit her web site at www.carolallenastrology.com for all of her services, coaching, calendars and workshops.

Photographers

Chellie’s photographs on her web site were taken by two fabulous photographers: Mary Ann Halpin and Starla Fortunato. These exciting, beautiful, artistic women can be found at www.maryannhalpin.com and www.starlafortunato.com respectively. I thank them both for the fun we had during the sessions and for making me look good!

Music

Go directly to www.karendrucker.com and order Songs of the Spirit I,II, III and Beloved and any of her other music CDs—they are fabulous! On the recommendation of a friend, Karen was reading The Wealthy Spirit and immediately realized we were kindred spirits. She sent me two of her CDs and they are great. On Songs of the Spirit II her positive uplifting musical chants include “Prosperity Chant” and “Money is Coming To Me” (which continues “easily and effortlessly”)—isn’t that great?! If you want to start singing prosperity affirmations, this is the ticket!

Musical Affirmations

Chellie Campbell’s consciousness-changing, money-raising affirmations injected with the power and potency of music. Affirmations courtesy of Chellie Campbell, from her book the Wealthy Spirit. Arranged and performed by Kira Wagner. Visit www.freedomsformula.com