The Rule of Three

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 287-October 14 “Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is ready cash—use it.”—Kay Lyons I had just received a large cash settlement from an auto accident I had been involved in. Gleefully, I held the $12,000 check in my hand. I thought about what I should do with all this money. At the time, I had debts, so I considered using it all to pay down my debt. That felt good, but not great—I wouldn’t have anything fun to show for my good fortune. Then I thought, I could save all the money, but here again, I wouldn’t have any enjoyment of the money right now. What I really wanted to … [Read more...]

Bringing in the Gold

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 286-October 13 “My optimistic nature would have me going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with me!”—Zig Ziglar “I hate you!” the voice on the answering machine ended, laughing. I was laughing, too. Anne was one of my class participants, and had been resisting sending out ships. I was coaching her about it, and she had called me to report. This was what she said: “I went home from class thinking about the golden phone. I know you keep saying that calling people on the phone is what brings in the business, but I didn’t believe it. I decided to prove you wrong. So, the next … [Read more...]

To Get Your Goals You Have to Ask the Right Questions

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 285-October 12 “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”—George Patton Ted and his girlfriend, Tina, were two young chiropractors building their lives and their businesses together. Cheerful, upbeat, and fun, they enrolled in my workshop in order to get clarity and focus on their financial goals. They mentioned that they knew one of the best ways to expand their business would be to buy another existing medical practice. I congratulated them on their astute reasoning, as it is often much easier and faster to buy a business than to build one patient by patient on their own. They asked … [Read more...]

Income Possibilities

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 284-October 11 “By mistake, a man received his pay envelope without a check inside. He asked: ‘What happened? Did my deductions finally catch up with my salary?’”—Anonymous It is critically important to do the math and count your money. This is particularly important in the planning stages of creating income either by opening a business or getting a new job. Doing the math is a simple process, but one I find that many people ignore. They get excited about an idea and dream of making a lot of money in their business. But as important as enthusiasm and dreams are, they don’t make you successful unless the … [Read more...]

Cruise Ships or Speedboats?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 283-October 10 “Every great oak tree was once a nut that stood its ground.”—Unknown Big goals take longer to achieve than small ones. It’s like the difference between the ponderous sailing of big cruise ships and the darting action of speedboats tearing through the waves. The speedboat will get to its destination quicker, but there will be more cargo to unload at the dock when the big ship comes in. When you have a big goal, the most important thing is to work on it regularly. Every day, do a little work on it, and one day it will be accomplished. It’s the Ulysses S. Grant theory, per Michael Korda in … [Read more...]