The First Three Things Lottery Winners Do

From Worry to WealthyUpdated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 133-May 13 “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.”—Sophie Tucker Your wildest dreams come true: You pick the winning numbers in the lottery and suddenly you are a millionaire! Now what? What do you do first? There was a study several years ago that determined the top three things that most winners did—and nearly 90 percent did all of these three things. I will list them for you in reverse order, a la David Letterman: #3. They buy a new car. #2. They take a trip. If they were married with children, they go to Walt Disney World in Florida. If they are married … [Read more...]

Show Me the Money!

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 131-May 11 “The world isn’t interested in the storms you encountered, but whether or not you brought in the ship.”—Raul Armesto “Show me the money!” is that great expression from the movie Jerry Maguire. Cuba Gooding, Jr. plays a football player who keeps asking Tom Cruise as his agent to get him a multi-million dollar contract. He was enthusiastic, positive, and powerful and single-mindedly devoted to his purpose. He got the money. Business is like a football game and money is the scorecard. A good business may have many goals, but the primary goal of making money must be achieved or it won’t be in … [Read more...]

Expand Your Income Horizons

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 130-May 10 “Every morning I get up and look through Forbes’ list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.”—Robert Orben Many years later, I had the opportunity to return the favor to my friend, Gaye, who had helped me define the underlying values that were important to me in my work. She had owned her own business for several years, doing advertising specialties out of her home. She arranged for companies to have gift items printed with their logos on them. It was a nice little business, but emphasis on the “little” nature of her business kept her from realizing most of her … [Read more...]

Programming

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 129-May 9 “I forgive myself for having believed for so long that I was never good enough to have, get, be what I wanted.”—Ceanne DeRohan From the moment of birth, our programming starts. Our parents tell us things over and over as we grow. We inculcate their opinions, beliefs, and emotions until they are almost ritualized. Like Pavlov’s dog, we salivate when the bell rings, whether or not there is food on the table. A look, a word, trigger automatic response. We don’t choose our response; it is programmed. The word is spoken or the body tenses or the angry look pierces us, and the CD goes in the slot … [Read more...]

Let Go, Let God

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: DailyAffirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 126-May 6 “Good morning. This is God. I will be handling all your problems today. I will not need your help. So, have a good day.”—Unknown I was stamping my foot and moaning about my life when my friend, Jennifer, reminded me that there was only so much I could do to make my dreams come to pass. Then I had to relax and let God take over. A hard lesson, that. Jennifer then repeated this poem to me, which I never forgot: As children bring their broken toys With tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God, Because He was my friend. But then instead of leaving Him In peace to … [Read more...]