Be Careful What You Don’t Ask for—You Might Not Get It

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 189-July 8 “It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.”—Albert Camus “Oh, I really don’t want to focus on money,” said the woman on the phone. A successful executive who worked in training and development for a major corporation, we had met at a networking meeting. She was very interested in my work since she was also in the business of helping people through training, but balked at the idea of taking a class centered on money. Her main goal was to help people and do meaningful work, she said. I often encounter this same idea, stated in different … [Read more...]

Give and It Will Be Given to You

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 188-July 7 “Help thy brother’s boat across, and lo! Thine own has reached the shore.”—Hindu Proverb I sat hunched in my chair at my computer, going over my Accounts Receivable. Sometimes I will offer clients a billing system based on regular monthly payments. Most of the time it works out well, but other times, people just don’t pay as they had promised. On this particular morning, I reviewed two accounts that were more than a year old. Now it was time either to write a strong demand letter with a threat of legal action or to turn the accounts over to a collection agency. But as I sat there neither … [Read more...]

Collections

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 187-July 6 “When a feller says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money.”—Abe Martin Sometimes people owe you money and are slow to pay up. You can be diligent, have a follow-up system in place, send second notices, or, as a last resort, sue them or turn them over to collection agencies to do all that for you. But for the most part, when you have to go into these gyrations to get paid, you have already lost the war. When someone owes you money, and doesn’t pay you, month after month, year after year, there are only two reasons: 1. They are tuna: They can’t pay you. 2. … [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...]

You Are Fabulous!

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 183-July 2 “People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and they pass themselves by without wondering.”—St. Augustine When you were growing up, were you ever told not to brag? Perhaps you were put down for talking positively about yourself. You might have been taught to cover your pride with a patina of false modesty because that was considered appropriate behavior. Unfortunately, that habit of “being nice” makes it really difficult to ask for a raise, ask for a … [Read more...]