Ocean

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 74-March 15 “It will never rain roses. When we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees.”—George Eliot When I speak of sharks, dolphins, and tuna, I want to stress that I am not advocating segregation of fish, or saying that some fish are bad fish. We are all in the ocean together, and mutually interdependent. I just want you to be as high up on the food chain as possible. If you’re swimming around with a lot of sharks, trying to transform them into dolphins, you are probably a tuna. Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to change yourself, even when you really want to change? It is a … [Read more...]

Daughter of Dolphin

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 73-March 14 “None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us.”—Thurgood Marshall It was December of 1988 and I had just lost the major client of my business management firm. I was struggling with debt, with bills I couldn’t pay, trying to get more business and keep the doors open. My friend, Sharlee Bishin, called me up and asked me if I had seen the article in the paper about the new pilot program the Small Business Administration was starting up called the “Women’s Network of Entrepreneurial Training” or … [Read more...]

The Nay Sayers

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 70 - March 11 “A ship is safe in the harbor, but that is not its purpose.”—Unknown No matter who you are, how brightly you shine, how loving, smart, talented, rich, successful, kind, caring, or wonderful you are, there will be someone who doesn’t think so. Some of the most difficult challenges to overcome are the boulders that other people put in our path. They are “The Nay Sayers.” Years ago, on the same day, Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood were both released from their contracts with a major motion picture studio’s talent development program. They were told they would never make it in show … [Read more...]

Self-Esteem

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 66 - March 7 “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”—Maxwell Maltz Self-esteem begins here: Anyone who doesn’t like you is an idiot. Really—aren’t they? I used to bend myself into all kinds of pretzel shapes, trying to get people to like me. It was usually futile, because there wasn’t much there to like—or dislike for that matter. I didn’t know who I was. I just knew I wanted to be accepted, and thought of as smart, talented, and beautiful. I was afraid that I wasn’t any of those things. I looked up to other people that I judged to be better than me, and gave them … [Read more...]

Jury Duty

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 63 - March 4 “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many…not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”—Charles Dickens In Los Angeles, they recently changed the requirements for jury duty so that if called, you only had to serve for one day or one trial. As a single, self-employed person, I had always been excused from jury duty because it would cause a financial hardship. But this new system made it possible for me to participate. Rather than regarding it as an onerous duty, I rather looked forward to the new adventure. It made me think about our system of government and … [Read more...]