The Second Law of a Thousand Times

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 195-July 14 “Just because you made a mistake doesn’t mean you are a mistake.”—Georgette Mosbacher The First Law of a Thousand Times is that we have to hear the truth a thousand times before we understand it. The Second Law of a Thousand Times is that after understanding the truth, it takes a thousand attempts to make it a part of your life before it works. After a thousand tries, you are finally able make the new truth a part of your life and you are changed. The process of change is often slow. It seems that we do what doesn’t work over and over, watching ourselves fail, before we get the glimmer of … [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...]

Be Careful What You Don’t Ask for—You Might Not Get It

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 189-July 8 “It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.”—Albert Camus From-Worry-to-Wealthy “Oh, I really don’t want to focus on money,” said the woman on the phone. A successful executive who worked in training and development for a major corporation, we had met at a networking meeting. She was very interested in my work since she was also in the business of helping people through training, but balked at the idea of taking a class centered on money. Her main goal was to help people and do meaningful work, she said. I often encounter this same idea, … [Read more...]