Luck

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 25 – January 25 “If you bet on a horse, that’s gambling. If you bet you can make three spades, that’s entertainment. If you bet cotton will go up three points, that’s business. See the difference?”—Blackie Sherrode People always smile and look askance when I tell them I play poker. “You teach finances and you gamble?” they ask incredulously. Ah, but any poker player will tell you: Poker isn’t gambling. It is a game where, as in life, luck always plays a part, but over the long-term it is a certainty: Good players win and bad players lose. If you play well, it is possible to win consistently at poker. … [Read more...]

Winning

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 166-June 15 “If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.”—Unknown I told the class to remember a time when they were winning: they won the race at the track meet, won the football game, got the part they wanted in the play, got the job or promotion, won the award, got the acknowledgment. When I asked them to tell their stories, they beamed and their faces glowed. On the white board, I started to list the emotions and feelings they remembered experiencing while winning: Excited Special Lucky Enthusiastic Energized Fun Ecstatic Happy Confident Powerful They were thoughtful, … [Read more...]

The Pharaoh’s Dream

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 123-May 3 “Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.”—Socrates You might remember the story of Joseph in the Bible, how he was sold into slavery by his brothers and taken to Egypt. After his misadventures with Potiphar’s wife, he was thrown into prison. But there he was discovered to have a talent for interpreting dreams. After several amazing interpretations, which later came true, word of his special talent eventually spread to the palace. The Pharaoh had been having a terrible recurring dream. In this … [Read more...]

Feast or Famine

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 122-May 2 “Winning is not a sometime thing—it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time.”—Vince Lombardi People often ask me, “How long do I have to send out ships?” I answer, “How long do you want to eat?” You can’t ever stop sending out ships. The Universe, that big “Yes” machine, gets confused if you do. It thinks you don’t want any more good to come into your harbor, so it stops sending ships in if you stop sending ships out. For example, let’s say you are madly sending ships out every day. You’re working … [Read more...]

Structure and Discipline

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 119-April 29 “Everybody is creative and everybody is talented. I just don’t think everybody is disciplined. That’s a rare commodity.”—Al Hirschfeld A friend of mine once met Al Hirschfeld for lunch and had a wonderful visit with him. He remembers that at precisely one o’clock, Hirschfeld looked at his watch, and excused himself to go back to work. His discipline supported him to become a successful, famous artist. What is the structure and discipline that supports your work? I always tell people that the workshop business is a very simple business supported by three basic activities: 1. I network … [Read more...]