Boulders in the Road

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 67 - March 8 “He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.”—Horace You know what you want. You probably even know how to go about getting it. But then you don’t go get it. Why not? What is it that stops you? Sometimes it’s other people who put boulders in your road. They block your path with “Yeah, buts.” Years ago, when I was looking for a job, I answered an ad in the newspaper. The gentleman doing the interviewing asked me where I lived, and I answered that I lived in the San Fernando Valley. “Oh, that’s too far away,” he said. “This … [Read more...]

Jury Duty

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 63 - March 4 “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many…not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”—Charles Dickens In Los Angeles, they recently changed the requirements for jury duty so that if called, you only had to serve for one day or one trial. As a single, self-employed person, I had always been excused from jury duty because it would cause a financial hardship. But this new system made it possible for me to participate. Rather than regarding it as an onerous duty, I rather looked forward to the new adventure. It made me think about our system of government and … [Read more...]

Confidence

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 49 - February 18 “Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself, but do not relinquish it simply because someone else is not sure of you.”—Stewart E. White When I was in high school, just beginning to be interested in a career in the theater, I tried out for the school musical. The year before, I had been in my first musical in a small dancing role. This time I wanted a speaking part, but to get one, you had to sing a song at the audition. It took place in front of the teacher and all the other students—my entire peer group!—who were trying out for parts. Although I had been singing in … [Read more...]

Challenges

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 40 - February 9 “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”—William Feather I was always a good student in high school English class, but I had heard terrible things about the low grades typically given to freshman English students. So when my teacher, Mr. Hathaway asked if anyone had questions, I raised my hand and said, “I’ve heard a nasty rumor that only Cs, Ds, and Fs are given in this class. Is that true?” And he smiled and answered, “Yes.” Surprised that he would admit to it, I asked him “Why?” He replied that freshmen students usually didn’t write well enough to … [Read more...]

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...]