The Lessons of The Richest Man in Babylon

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 238-August 26 “Albert Einstein, when asked what he considered the most powerful force in the Universe, answered: ‘Compound interest!’”—Mignon McLaughlin George Clason wrote a wonderful little book entitled The Richest Man in Babylon. It is the story of a group of trades people in ancient times in the city of Babylon. The butcher, the blacksmith, the shopkeeper, and others are talking together about money. They marvel how one of them became the richest man in town, when he started out as just the potter down the street from them. How did he do it? they wonder. They are all still struggling day to day to … [Read more...]

Making Money While You Sleep

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 237-August 25 “Each of us has the choice—we must make money work for us, or we must work for money.”—Conrad Leslie A doctor and his wife who had heard me speak flew me to Oklahoma to speak to their staff on customer service. It was a nice group of about fifteen people, and we had a great meeting over dinner as I coached them on Office Etiquette. After dinner, Dr. John, his wife, Mary, and I sat quietly discussing money and business. He told me that one night, he was lying awake in bed and thought, “I make a lot of money working as a cosmetic surgeon, but if I don’t show up for work, I don’t make … [Read more...]

The Real Black Limo

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 236-August 24 “Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.”—Ovid The Black Limo Fantasy actually came true for me once. A friend of my sister’s worked for a market research company, and was looking for women to test Dove soap. My sister, Jane, called me one afternoon to invite me down to their office for an interview, so, on a lark, I went. A friendly woman interviewed us, one by one, on videotape. A week later, I got a call from the marketing company telling me that they had selected a group of women to do a seven-day trial use … [Read more...]

Affirmations Are Forever

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 232-August 20 “Endurance is the most difficult of disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”—Buddha People sometimes ask me when they can stop practicing their affirmations. I answer with another question: “When can you stop brushing your teeth?” Affirmations are forever. It’s a daily maintenance program. I thought negative thoughts for many more years than I’ve been practicing positive ones. I certainly don’t want to backslide, do you? Those old habits are just lying in wait. One of my clients did her affirmations regularly, without fail, and then got more business … [Read more...]

It’s Just a Co-Dependent Love Song

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 231-August 19 “One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true or false.”—Robert Collier Years ago, I heard singer-songwriter named Scott Kalechstein sing a clever, paraphrased version of It’s Just an Old Fashioned Love Song called It’s Just a Co-Dependent Love Song. That made me laugh, but it also made me think. I loved all those old torchy, hurt-so-bad love songs and sang them all the time. Whenever I felt blue, I just put on some records or strummed my guitar and wailed. I sang Crazy, Single Girl, Don’t Think Twice, Too Far Gone, Am I Blue, Mean … [Read more...]