Get Some Help

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 273-September 30 “Don’t be irreplaceable; if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.”—Unknown Aren’t you tired of being self-sufficient? Enough I say. Get some help. It consistently amazes me how people wear themselves out re-inventing the wheel. Over and over again. Like nobody ever had this problem before and you have to figure it out all by your lonesome. Who told you that? I admit it took me just about forever to figure this out. Now, every time I need to know something that I don’t know, I just find out who does know and go ask them. When I wanted to learn to ski—I signed up for ski … [Read more...]

A Moment out of Somewhere

272-September 29 “There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.”—Robert Louis Stevenson My friend, Sarah Edwards, co-author of "The Practical Dreamer’s Handbook" with her husband, Paul, sent me this lovely story: “I was rushing to meet Paul at the hardware store. As I charged along, I was oblivious to the sunny day and the crisp breeze around me. I was pretty oblivious to everything actually, except getting where I was going…until I heard the voice. A man was singing. The sound was so strong and deep and clear, I had to know, who was that? I stopped walking. My eyes were darting from place to place. I had to find the source. There! Sitting on a crate … [Read more...]

Producing and Consuming

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 271-September 28 Producing and Consuming “The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm…to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.”—Cyril Connolly It seems that everything we do is either producing or consuming. When we work, we are producing goods or services that contribute to the welfare of others. When we play, we consume goods and services produced by others. Money flows in and out, whether we are producing or consuming. I remember reading a Psychology Today article long ago that compared producing and consuming in a primitive jungle tribe … [Read more...]

Marge Morning

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 270-September 27 “You must lose a fly to catch a trout.”—George Herbert Marge Thompson is my bookkeeper. She is a smart businesswoman from Central America with one of those melodious honey voices that lulls you just listening to her. An ace bookkeeper, she efficiently crunches all my numbers one morning per month. I look forward to “Marge Morning.” I feel quite pampered when she comes, especially since I’m a bookkeeper myself. I could certainly do my own books and save money—right? Wrong. My goal, my mission is to help people make more money and have more time off for fun. Performing tasks like … [Read more...]

Protect Your Supply

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 269-September 26 “Life is a never-ending stream of possible activities.”—Alan Lakein In this wonderful age of freedom and opportunity, there are so many wonderful career, business, hobby and entertainment choices it is easy to over-commit one’s time, energy, and resources. Everyone wants to have it all—today. How many people do you know who are tired and worn out because of too many “to dos” on their “to do” lists? When I was president of a business organization, prior to the start of each board or committee meeting, a group of us would talk while we waited. The conversations went like this: Woman … [Read more...]