Hot Fudge Sundaes

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 228-August 16 “There can be no rainbow without a storm and a cloud.”—F.H. Vincent Yum. I can taste it now, that glorious vanilla ice cream, covered with the creamiest hot fudge, foamy whipped cream, crunchy walnuts, and the maraschino cherry precariously perched at the top of the heap, about to make its slippery pink slide down the ice cream mountain. The hot fudge came in its own little silver pitcher, so we could pour it ourselves, mixing fire and ice in our own private chemistry class in a goblet. Of course, we’d spill it, laughingly licking our messy fingers, not wanting to miss one drop of the … [Read more...]

Sometimes You Have to Ask God for a Sign

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 227-August 15 “If only God would give me a clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.”—Woody Allen There have been times when I have done everything in hopes of achieving my goals: building ships, sending out ships, dredging ships up from the bottom of the sea, rebuilding the ships, hiring new crews. I have tried to get the job done, but the job remains undone. I try to decipher whether I should keep trying or know “when to fold ‘em.” Is this goal not for me after all? Am I supposed to give this one up? How am I to know? For months, my agent, Lisa Hagan, and I searched for a … [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...]