Ocean

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 74-March 15 “It will never rain roses. When we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees.”—George Eliot When I speak of sharks, dolphins, and tuna, I want to stress that I am not advocating segregation of fish, or saying that some fish are bad fish. We are all in the ocean together, and mutually interdependent. I just want you to be as high up on the food chain as possible. If you’re swimming around with a lot of sharks, trying to transform them into dolphins, you are probably a tuna. Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to change yourself, even when you really want to change? It is a … [Read more...]

The Nay Sayers

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 70 - March 11 “A ship is safe in the harbor, but that is not its purpose.”—Unknown No matter who you are, how brightly you shine, how loving, smart, talented, rich, successful, kind, caring, or wonderful you are, there will be someone who doesn’t think so. Some of the most difficult challenges to overcome are the boulders that other people put in our path. They are “The Nay Sayers.” Years ago, on the same day, Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood were both released from their contracts with a major motion picture studio’s talent development program. They were told they would never make it in show … [Read more...]

Stopping Points

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 68 - March 9 “We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.”—William Arthur Ward Sometimes you’re the one putting the boulders in your path. Then the “Yeah, buts” you hear are in your own mind. Recognize any of these?: 1. Yeah, but I don’t have the time. 2. Yeah, but I don’t have the money. 3. Yeah, but I don’t have the education. 4. Yeah, but I don’t have the talent. 5. Yeah, but I’m not pretty (handsome, smart, strong, or ____) enough. 6. Yeah, but I have too many other things on my plate. (Continued on page 68 of The Wealthy … [Read more...]

Jury Duty

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 63 - March 4 “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many…not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”—Charles Dickens In Los Angeles, they recently changed the requirements for jury duty so that if called, you only had to serve for one day or one trial. As a single, self-employed person, I had always been excused from jury duty because it would cause a financial hardship. But this new system made it possible for me to participate. Rather than regarding it as an onerous duty, I rather looked forward to the new adventure. It made me think about our system of government and … [Read more...]

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...]