Choose Beliefs That Make You Happy

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 198-July 17 “Life precedes form and life survives the last atom of form. Through the countless days proceeds the life-ray, the one, like a thread through many jewels.”—The Book of Dzyan One lazy Sunday afternoon, I opened up my keepsake trunk and pulled out some of my old scrapbooks. Nostalgically, I reminisced over pictures of high school dances, dried flowers from the corsage I wore at the cotillion, drama reviews of plays performed, bits of cheerleading pompon. I remembered the hopes and dreams of the girl I was then and the fun I had dancing through days dappled with sunlight and shadows. The … [Read more...]

The Businessman and the Wise Woman

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 197-July 16 “To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent, that is to triumph over old age.”—Thomas B. Aldrich “Getting old isn’t what it’s cracked up to be,” complained the aging rich and powerful businessman. “What’s left of my hair is gray and I have aches and pains I never had before. They never told me that.” “Of course they told you that,” said the wise woman. “No, they told me I’d have money, power and prestige,” he replied. “Well, you do have that,” she said. “But it doesn’t matter!” he cried. “Ah,” she said. “That’s what they never told you.” Today’s … [Read more...]

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...]

Little Actions

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 193-July 12 “It’s no good running a pig farm badly for thirty years while saying ‘Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.’ By that time, pigs are your style.”—Quentin Crisp Your life is the sum total of all the little actions you take, your daily habit pattern. Successful people are those whose daily habits add up to something great. You don’t suddenly one day, write a book. You write a paragraph today. Then tomorrow, you write another one. And the next day, another. On a great day, you write a whole page, loving it. On a bad day, you stare at a whole page, hating it. But every day, your goal is to … [Read more...]

Overnight Success

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 192-July 11 “If you want more, pay more.”—Stella Adler We’ve all heard stories of the “overnight success”—and the one, fabulous break that meant stardom for someone. What I didn’t recognize until recently was that there were usually many “lucky breaks” piled on top of each other, year after year, until the one breakout smash hit “suddenly” happened. In reality, it took them ten or twenty years of hard work to get to that one lucky moment. I thought it was just one lucky moment. Here are some examples of what I mean: From a very early age, Jon Bon Jovi wanted to be a rock star. He worked as a … [Read more...]