What Looks Like Bad News Isn’t Always Bad News

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 34 – February 3 “Today I know that I cannot control the ocean tides. I can only go with the flow.”—Marie Stilkind When we are in the midst of our hurly-burly lives, we cannot always see where the threads of our days have taken us, or where we stand in the warp and woof of time. It is hard to see the overall design because our focus is so narrow—we’re looking at today, tomorrow, next week, last week. We don’t spend much time in review to see how all the threads intertwined to create the present moment. I started out with the burning desire to act, and trod many stages in sixteen years of performances. … [Read more...]

See It, Want It, Get It

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 14 – January 14 “You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.”—Billy Wilder My first career goal was to become a professional actress. I fantasized about the applause of adoring crowds, fame, stardom and tears of joy streaming down my face as I collected my Academy Award for Best Actress. I dreamed of moving audiences to joy and laughter, rage and sorrow, and the wonderful acclaim I would receive. Great fantasy. I saw it. I wanted it. The trick was to get it—to bring my fantasy into reality. Maria Nemeth, in her book The Energy of Money, describes the difficulty of crossing the border … [Read more...]

The Color Purple

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 342 – December 8 “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”—Ambrose Bierce We rub up against each other the wrong ways sometimes. Like trying to force a jigsaw puzzle piece into the wrong slot, we try to make others fit into our picture. What we mean to create gets lost, misunderstood. Fights erupt, grudges carried, friendships broken. We listen but do not hear, for our understanding is blocked by the stone walls of our own perception. Linda, my friend, fellow writer and proposal coach, called today to offer help with my book proposal. I had gotten a very … [Read more...]

Public Speaking without Fear

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 184-July 3 "Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”—American Proverb Most people are terrified of speaking in public. Their hearts race, adrenaline pumps through their systems, their hands shake, voices quaver. They’re afraid people won’t like them, that they’ll look or do something foolish, that they will be ridiculed and hence outcast. These fears flow through their minds and their bodies mirror their thoughts. At the networking meetings I attend, the worst part of the meeting for many people is when they have to stand up for thirty seconds and say who they are and what they do. I was no … [Read more...]