Income Possibilities

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 284-October 11 “By mistake, a man received his pay envelope without a check inside. He asked: ‘What happened? Did my deductions finally catch up with my salary?’”—Anonymous It is critically important to do the math and count your money. This is particularly important in the planning stages of creating income either by opening a business or getting a new job. Doing the math is a simple process, but one I find that many people ignore. They get excited about an idea and dream of making a lot of money in their business. But as important as enthusiasm and dreams are, they don’t make you successful unless the … [Read more...]

Cruise Ships or Speedboats?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 283-October 10 “Every great oak tree was once a nut that stood its ground.”—Unknown Big goals take longer to achieve than small ones. It’s like the difference between the ponderous sailing of big cruise ships and the darting action of speedboats tearing through the waves. The speedboat will get to its destination quicker, but there will be more cargo to unload at the dock when the big ship comes in. When you have a big goal, the most important thing is to work on it regularly. Every day, do a little work on it, and one day it will be accomplished. It’s the Ulysses S. Grant theory, per Michael Korda in … [Read more...]

On a Blue Day

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 282-October 9 “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.”—Sam Levenson I was feeling sad and vulnerable on Monday. But I had an appointment, so I went to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned. “Oops,” the dental hygienist said. “I don’t like the look of these two teeth. I’m going to call the doctor.” I never like it when dental professionals or airplane pilots say “Oops.” Dr. Neil McLeod, a wonderfully kind man and terrific dentist, peered into my mouth and said, “We need to take some x-rays of these teeth.” I smiled gently back at … [Read more...]

Pain-Full or Pain-Free

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 281-October 8 “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”—Claude Bristol In tears, Letty called me. A vibrant, happy mother and partner in her husband’s computer consulting business, she wore braces to correct the alignment of her teeth. She had been to the orthodontist and got bad news. Several things were not going as planned, and the orthodontist needed to do some major work on her teeth today. Although she was supposed to come to class this evening, she called me to cancel, fear projecting her into the pain, … [Read more...]

Ease on Down the Road

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 280-October 7 “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”—Leo Buscaglia The traffic on the roads in major cities can be a considerable cause of stress. Most people have heard of “road rage”—when tempers flare so badly that people do crazy things as anger overcomes normal sensibilities. When the flow of cars stops and it seems as if you’re in a parking lot instead of on a freeway, it is frustrating and you are helpless. You can’t get where you want to … [Read more...]