Flower Power

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 50 - February 19 “Remember the turtle progresses only when he sticks his neck out.”—Anonymous Summer vacation! Wonderful. But summers at the beach were only a fond high school memory. For I was eighteen now, and had just finished my first year at college. Home for the summer this year meant getting a job. After answering some want ads in the paper, I finally had gotten an interview with the Auto Club. Alas. My typing skills were apparently abysmal, and I didn’t qualify for an office job with them. Depressed, I turned my car towards home and thought about what kind of job I might find. The previous … [Read more...]

Fantasies

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 235-August 23 “Turning it over in your mind won’t plow the field.”—Irish Proverb In response to fans’ complaints about plot developments on the television show La Femme Nikita, the producer said, “They should get a life.” The fans swarmed like angry bees on the Internet web sites devoted to the series, in response to his statement. I chuckled over the following message board post: Fan #1: “This girl will get a life when she’s darn good and ready to!” Fan #2: “Life? We don’t need no stinkin’ life!” Fan #3: “I have a life. What I want is a good fantasy!” Fantasies are fun. We all indulge in … [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...]

The First Three Things Lottery Winners Do

From Worry to WealthyUpdated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 133-May 13 “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.”—Sophie Tucker Your wildest dreams come true: You pick the winning numbers in the lottery and suddenly you are a millionaire! Now what? What do you do first? There was a study several years ago that determined the top three things that most winners did—and nearly 90 percent did all of these three things. I will list them for you in reverse order, a la David Letterman: #3. They buy a new car. #2. They take a trip. If they were married with children, they go to Walt Disney World in Florida. If they are married … [Read more...]

Carmen the Waitress

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 76-March 17 “Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.”—Samuel Butler I have been very blessed in this life with a wonderful, supportive, loving family. My two sisters are married with children, and live within two blocks of each other in Chatsworth, California. (They family joke is they used to live six blocks from each other, but they couldn’t stand the commute.) I get to be the auntie, and developed the tradition of taking the kids out for a day trip each year for their birthdays. One year, the kids and I decided we wanted to go to Disneyland, and since this was a big, … [Read more...]