Risk: Gambling

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 62 - March 3 “Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.”—Minna Antrim “Do you ever gamble, Fred?” the player in seat two asked the dealer, a handsome black man with a bright smile. “Oh, noooo!” he exclaimed, shaking his head with a grin as he shuffled the cards. “I go to Gambler’s Anonymous three times a week. I lost $85,000 in one year, the house, and the wife. I don’t gamble any more.” Whenever I read an article or watch a television program about gambling, it is usually filled with stories like the one above. There are many of them. So why is gambling a $500 billion … [Read more...]

Spree Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 61 - March 2 “If you gave up your morning coffee for a year, you could make an extra mortgage payment. But man, you’d be grumpy.”—Citibank advertisement Every so often, I read about someone who lived a penurious life, saving every nickel, never allowing themselves the slightest luxury. The cleaning woman who worked every day of her life, never took a vacation or bought a fancy dress, died and left a fortune of $10 million to a college that she hadn’t even attended. The “millionaire next door” who lived in a modest house, wore modest clothes, and left a $35 million fortune to her heirs. The relatives of … [Read more...]

Shark Tank

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 59 1/2 - February 29 “I've never been a millionaire, but I just know I'd be darling at it.”—Dorothy Parker Here it is February 29th, Leap Day! I didn't have an official Leap Day page in my book "The Wealthy Spirit" so I'm writing a special page today here in my blog. If you don't know about or haven't been watching the TV show "Shark Tank" on Friday nights on ABC, I totally recommend it! It's amazing how many powerful business concepts you can pick up just by watching this show. I've been telling participants in my workshops and people subscribed to my newsletters to watch it for the last couple … [Read more...]

Commitment

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 56 - February 25 “Do or do not. There is no try.”—Yoda in Star Wars by George Lucas Punkin, Corinne’s cat, had just had kittens. Five of the cutest little calico kitties you could imagine. I hadn’t had a pet in years, and had always had dogs. Now I thought it might be fun to have a cat. So, on this bright June afternoon, I visited Corinne, Punkin and the kittens in order to choose one for my own. The littlest, scaredy-cat, runt of the litter with the big ears and wide golden eyes was mine the minute I saw her. “She looks like Yoda from Star Wars,” I declared, and that promptly became my kitten’s … [Read more...]

Julie and the One Hundred Calls

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 55 - February 24 “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.”—Josiah Gilbert Holland Julie, a sensational public speaker, hated making her sales calls. She loved speaking and was really good at it. She had valuable lessons to share and wonderful experiences to recount; people loved listening to her and learning from her. But “sending out ships” was hard: Pick up the phone, call strangers who may or may not want to talk to her, get rejected, rebuffed, put off, disconnected…oh, this was not fun at all. She knew this was a necessity in her business, however. And it’s a … [Read more...]