Elevator Opportunities

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 191-July 10 “I have missed more than nine thousand shots in my career. I have lost almost three hundred games. On twenty-six occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot—and I missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is precisely why I succeed.”—Michael Jordan The room was bubbling with ideas. We were talking about luck—that magical happenstance that has been described as preparation meeting opportunity. I had asked the group what would you do if you walked into an elevator and the only other person in it was Bill Gates? Or the Pope? Or Stephen … [Read more...]

Rejection

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 190-July 9 “There’s a four-letter word you must use when you get rejected…NEXT!”—Jack Canfield I remember that Jack Nicholson, upon accepting his Academy Award for Best Actor in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, said something like, “I dedicate this to my agent—who told me ten years ago I had no business being a serious actor.” All successful people have stories like this to tell. Albert Einstein failed math. Winston Churchill failed English. Failure is just another step on the road to success. If you get rejected by someone, they just aren’t “Your People!” Here are some of the rejection experiences … [Read more...]

Collections

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 187-July 6 “When a feller says it ain’t the money but the principle of the thing, it’s the money.”—Abe Martin Sometimes people owe you money and are slow to pay up. You can be diligent, have a follow-up system in place, send second notices, or, as a last resort, sue them or turn them over to collection agencies to do all that for you. But for the most part, when you have to go into these gyrations to get paid, you have already lost the war. When someone owes you money, and doesn’t pay you, month after month, year after year, there are only two reasons: 1. They are tuna: They can’t pay you. 2. … [Read more...]

Cancellations

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 186-July 5 “That’s one thing I’ll say for The Beatles, we always honored our agreements. For years, every time we had a record that went to Number One we still had six months’ work already booked at little ballrooms for fifty quid a night when we could have been earning maybe L5,000. But we always honored them.”—George Harrison Cancellations are a misery. You’ve planned a party but then several people call to cancel at the last minute. Some people don’t even call to explain or apologize, they just don’t show up. Prospective clients fail to arrive for an appointment. The sponsor of the event pulls its … [Read more...]

The Preacher and the Bad Check

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 185-July 4 “It is the foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor.”—German Proverb In a 1999 article, The Los Angeles Times reported that the district attorney’s office decided there was insufficient evidence to charge a preacher when he deposited a bad check for $87,000 and then withdrew funds against it. Apparently, a man had offered the church a $10,000 donation if the pastor would cash the check for him, explaining that he did not possess proper identification. Somehow, the bank cleared the check and the pastor took out about $50,000 in a series of increments and gave it to the man. A few days … [Read more...]