The Jar of Quarters

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 194-July 13 “Fall down seven times; get up eight.”—Japanese Proverb My secretary, Joanne, was terrific. Bright, thoughtful, energetic—I hired her on the spot. As we worked together over the next few months, there was only one problem: She wouldn’t proofread her work. We fell into the habit of her preparing a rough draft, I would proofread the letter, then she would type the final. But often the final draft would also have a typo or two and would have to be done again. It finally dawned on me that this was not an efficient use of my time. The next morning, I brought a big jar to the office. I put it … [Read more...]

Elevator Opportunities

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 191-July 10 “I have missed more than nine thousand shots in my career. I have lost almost three hundred games. On twenty-six occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot—and I missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is precisely why I succeed.”—Michael Jordan The room was bubbling with ideas. We were talking about luck—that magical happenstance that has been described as preparation meeting opportunity. I had asked the group what would you do if you walked into an elevator and the only other person in it was Bill Gates? Or the Pope? Or Stephen … [Read more...]

Rejection

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 190-July 9 “There’s a four-letter word you must use when you get rejected…NEXT!”—Jack Canfield I remember that Jack Nicholson, upon accepting his Academy Award for Best Actor in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, said something like, “I dedicate this to my agent—who told me ten years ago I had no business being a serious actor.” All successful people have stories like this to tell. Albert Einstein failed math. Winston Churchill failed English. Failure is just another step on the road to success. If you get rejected by someone, they just aren’t “Your People!” Here are some of the rejection experiences … [Read more...]

Be Careful What You Don’t Ask for—You Might Not Get It

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 189-July 8 “It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.”—Albert Camus “Oh, I really don’t want to focus on money,” said the woman on the phone. A successful executive who worked in training and development for a major corporation, we had met at a networking meeting. She was very interested in my work since she was also in the business of helping people through training, but balked at the idea of taking a class centered on money. Her main goal was to help people and do meaningful work, she said. I often encounter this same idea, stated in different … [Read more...]

Give and It Will Be Given to You

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 188-July 7 “Help thy brother’s boat across, and lo! Thine own has reached the shore.”—Hindu Proverb I sat hunched in my chair at my computer, going over my Accounts Receivable. Sometimes I will offer clients a billing system based on regular monthly payments. Most of the time it works out well, but other times, people just don’t pay as they had promised. On this particular morning, I reviewed two accounts that were more than a year old. Now it was time either to write a strong demand letter with a threat of legal action or to turn the accounts over to a collection agency. But as I sat there neither … [Read more...]