Jimmy Can’t Find the File

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 159-June 8 “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”—Carl Sandburg Sometimes, something goes wrong with delegating. The person you hired to delegate to starts delegating to you instead. Let me tell you about Jimmy. Jimmy was a handsome, energetic, young man I hired as a full-charge bookkeeper at my business management company. He was terrific, with one exception: He could never remember where files were. He got into the habit of coming into my office and complaining he couldn’t … [Read more...]

The Day I Hired a Maid

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 158-June 7 “There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.”—Montana Crane I was breathless on the treadmill. Not the one in the gym—the one in my head. It said I had to work smarter, harder, longer, faster. I was president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, on the board of the Rotary Club of Pacific Palisades, and running my business management company with thirty clients and four employees. Work consumed my life. On this particular afternoon, I had to leave the office early. I was having … [Read more...]

The Fine Art of Delegating

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 157-June 6 “Successful people think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.”—Unknown It was the time management session of the Financial Stress Reduction Workshop, and I had just explained how to prioritize activities: “A”: Most important tasks; “B”: Important task but can be delegated to someone else; and “C”: Unimportant task that anyone can do. Cindy spoke up then. Kind and generous to a fault, She was a successful businesswoman owning two stores with thirteen employees. But she complained that there wasn’t time to get everything done. She’d love to send out more ships, but she “just … [Read more...]

Time or Results?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 156-June 5 “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”—Winston Churchill I’d like to ask all employers: Do you care about the time employees put in? Or do you care about the results they produce? Years ago, when I was a struggling actress, I had a secretarial job for a medical equipment company. The job was fairly easy and the people were nice, except for the other sales secretary with whom I shared an office. Sandy had her Masters Degree in “Look Busy.” She could work more slowly than anyone I ever saw, drawing out each task … [Read more...]

The Universal Bank Account

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 155-June 4 “Sure, the world is full of trouble. But, as long as we have people undoing trouble, we have a pretty good world.”—Helen Keller   I have always felt that there is a rhyme and reason to the Universe, that justice does prevail in the long term, that life really is fair. It’s like a big bank account in the sky—my karmic bank account, if you will, where I record my debits and my credits. Some days I make deposits to its bank account, and some days I make withdrawals. I feel happy when my accounts are balanced. Whenever bad things happen and I am once again going through challenges in my … [Read more...]