The Jost Vacano Lessons

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 169-June 18 “Getting there isn’t half the fun—it’s all the fun.”—Robert Townsend When I was working as a secretary in the motion picture industry, I became known in our office as the person who could locate people or things that no one else could find. These assignments were great fun—they were like detective work to me. But when I was given my first one: “Get me the home phone number of the cinematographer who shot Coal Miner’s Daughter,” my first thought was, “I don’t know who that is. And who would give me, a stranger, his home phone number anyway?” But the boss said “Do it!” so I picked up the phone and … [Read more...]

Happiness

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 168-June 17 “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”—Guillaume Appollinaire Not everyone thinks life is about being happy. I do. And it is not a function of money. Studies have shown that beyond the subsistence level, more and more money does not equal more and more happiness. Happiness is a choice. Decide to be happy. Take joy in every pleasurable thing around you. Have lots of “I can hardly waits.” In my workshop, I ask everyone to play “The Glad Game;” to make a list of things they are grateful for. Most people write a few things easily, then stop to think. … [Read more...]

Motivation

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 165-June 14 “There is only one way to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.”—Dale Carnegie Psych 101—guinea pig class. It was a general education requirement when I was in college. In this basic psychology class, you were required to participate in an experiment—you had to be an involuntary guinea pig for one of the graduate student’s experiments. The day of my experiment dawned and I sashayed down to the psych building, planning to get out of there as soon as possible, so I could go to the party on the beach. I sat down in the lab and the young man running … [Read more...]

The Wonderful Trip

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 164-June 13 “When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, ‘He’s so big we can never kill him.’ But David looked at the same giant and thought, ‘He’s so big, I can’t miss.’”—Ode to Joy (Society of Paul) My friend, Paris Salido, a terrific masseuse, wanted to go on a vacation to Australia, yet had other budget priorities for her money. Being a graduate of the Financial Stress Reduction Workshop, she knew the importance and power of affirmations, so she invented one for vacation purposes: “I now receive free first-class travel and accommodations all around the world.” (She told me … [Read more...]

Little Acorn and the Old Ones

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 163-June 12 “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.”—Arnold H. Glasgow “How come I’m not taller?” cried Little Acorn. “I want to stand tall and straight and reach the skies. Like you!” “Wait,” whispered the Old Ones, leaning down from their great height. The winds sighed through their rustling leaves. “But I want to be big now. I shouldn’t have to be little like this. This is no fun!” The elder trees stood stoically, stretching their long limbs to the skies. “Wait.” “It’s not fair! How come you get to be so tall, while I’m stuck … [Read more...]