Singing for My Supper

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 230-August 18 “Criticism didn’t really stop us and it shouldn’t ever stop anyone, because critics are only the people who can’t get a record deal themselves.”—Sir Paul McCartney When you step outside the proverbial box, you have to be prepared for criticism. As I went from meeting to meeting, networking my way to successful workshop enrollments, I perfected my thirty-second commercial introduction. I always started with a song: “You’re gonna be rich tomorrow…if you take my class today,” or “We’re in the money…my clients are singing this song.” Generally, people enjoyed the upbeat flavor of my … [Read more...]

Life Is Beautiful

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 229-August 17 “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”—T.S. Eliot Do you remember Roberto Benigni at the 71st annual Academy Awards? When Life is Beautiful, the movie he wrote, directed and starred in, won Best Foreign Film of 1998, he jumped for joy. Literally. Rarely have I seen an adult human being express happiness so openly and unselfconsciously. He filled himself up to overflowing, let the dam burst and filled the room with starburst laughing delight. He jumped up on the back of his seat, and ran down the backs of some other seats, then hopped to the … [Read more...]

Breakdown to Breakthrough

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 226-August 14 “Most of my major disappointments have turned out to be blessings in disguise. So whenever anything bad does happen to me, I kind of sit back and feel, well, if I give this enough time, it’ll turn out that this was good, so I shouldn’t worry about it too much.”—William Gaines We set our minds, set our goals, and start sending out ships to make all our dreams come true. We are headed for Breakthrough, for the golden shore where the sun is always shining, the money is rolling in and everything is going our way. But Breakthrough is often preceded by Breakdown. This is because much of what … [Read more...]

Time to Enjoy Your Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 225-August 13 “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”—Bill Watterson “Jerry makes plenty of money,” his wife Judith said when I called. “He doesn’t need your class. What he needs is more time to enjoy the money he makes.” I had met Jerry when we appeared together on Paul and Sarah Edwards’ radio show. He was happily making large sums of money in his public relations business, but reacted strongly when I mentioned that my workshop was called Financial Stress Reduction. “I’d really love to keep making money but reduce the stress,” he said. “Call me and let’s talk about it.” I … [Read more...]

High Class, Quality Problems

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 224-August 12 “Being sober doesn’t mean you won’t have problems. But the quality of your problems will improve.”—Overheard at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting Making more money doesn’t mean you won’t have problems, either. Sometimes the people in my workshops with the most money have the most problems. But they are high class, quality problems! I’m reminded of an old story about some villagers who were complaining to God about their problems. Every day, they moaned and groaned, until finally, God called them all together for a meeting in the town square. In the center of the square was a huge oak … [Read more...]