Bon Jovi

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 346 – December 12 “Age is something that doesn’t matter. Unless you are a cheese.”—Billie Burke Why does the music business target only teenagers and twenty-somethings? As a middle-aged female, I’m a member of what seems to be the “despised demographic”—the one nobody cares about. Although youth and beauty are lovely qualities, they don’t hold a candle to the ones developed later in life: self-esteem, wisdom, success, depth, and happiness. We still have passion and excitement, and money, too! The Screen Actors Guild reported that Americans over the age of fifty own 77 percent of all financial assets, … [Read more...]

Channel KGOD

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 345 – December 11 “Two hundred seventy-eight channels and there’s nothing on. Time to turn on the God channel.”—Lisa Morrice It’s hard for any one of those two hundred seventy-eight channels to hold my attention for long. I zip by them with my trusty remote, a kaleidoscope of whirling colors and images: Arctic explorers in a blinding snowstorm, “snow” on a channel that doesn’t come through, thoroughfares in downtown London, a Dove soap commercial (I watch to see their current trend; maybe I could do another commercial for them), sitcom, sitcom, cartoon, no, no, zip, zip, zip. I stop at James Lipton … [Read more...]

The Color Purple

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 342 – December 8 “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”—Ambrose Bierce We rub up against each other the wrong ways sometimes. Like trying to force a jigsaw puzzle piece into the wrong slot, we try to make others fit into our picture. What we mean to create gets lost, misunderstood. Fights erupt, grudges carried, friendships broken. We listen but do not hear, for our understanding is blocked by the stone walls of our own perception. Linda, my friend, fellow writer and proposal coach, called today to offer help with my book proposal. I had gotten a very … [Read more...]

Boundaries

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 341-December 7 “If you don’t concentrate on counting the money, people soon realize that money is not the focus of your consciousness, so they give you everything other than money: kudos, acclaim, praise, etc., etc. And sooner or later you’ll be in trouble.”—Stuart Wilde What are you working for, in lieu of the money? Perhaps you really need acknowledgment, so you take a job that pays less than you desire because the boss is friendly, compliments you, and makes lavish promises of future rewards. Perhaps you like to feel needed, so you give away your expertise for free to everyone who calls on the phone … [Read more...]

Hidden Agendas

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 340-December 6 “Two monologues do not equal a dialogue.”—Nick Harrison Tom and Linda are engaged to be married. Tom is nearly fifty, divorced with no children. He was married once before to a very wealthy woman, didn’t have to work, and so has a rather sporadic work history. Linda is from a wealthy family, very taken with Tom’s charm and good looks. She has always resisted taking money from her family and works full time at a lucrative profession. Her goal when they get married is to quit her job, raise three children, and live on Tom’s salary. Tom’s goal is to quit his job and live on his wife’s … [Read more...]