Truce

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 162-June 11 “Every time one laughs a nail is removed from one’s coffin.”—Honduran Proverb Perky Lindsey wasn’t her usual bubbly self at the family dinner. “How is your term paper coming along?” her mother, Jane, asked sympathetically. “Oh, it’s really hard!” Lindsey exclaimed. She looked like it was hard too, poor haggard dear. A sophomore a UCLA, she was embroiled in all the challenges of academic diligence sandwiched between sorority parties, dances, and general fun. Her older sister, Marissa, had just graduated from UCLA and was happily at work as Strategic Sales Coordinator at a sports radio … [Read more...]

Living in the Present

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 161-June 10 “Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”–Unknown We all want wealth in our work, serenity in our spirit, and a balance between the two. Balance seems to be the most elusive quality. We try to do too much. Perhaps it is because there is so much possible. Our unlimited choices of where to go, what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and who to see, have us stretched and stressed. We want to do it all and we want to do it perfectly. “If only I had spent more time with my children!” we cry. Then in the next breath, “If only I had spent more time on my work!” How can we win when … [Read more...]

The Day I Hired a Maid

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 158-June 7 “There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.”—Montana Crane I was breathless on the treadmill. Not the one in the gym—the one in my head. It said I had to work smarter, harder, longer, faster. I was president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, on the board of the Rotary Club of Pacific Palisades, and running my business management company with thirty clients and four employees. Work consumed my life. On this particular afternoon, I had to leave the office early. I was having … [Read more...]

The Fine Art of Delegating

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 157-June 6 “Successful people think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.”—Unknown It was the time management session of the Financial Stress Reduction Workshop, and I had just explained how to prioritize activities: “A”: Most important tasks; “B”: Important task but can be delegated to someone else; and “C”: Unimportant task that anyone can do. Cindy spoke up then. Kind and generous to a fault, She was a successful businesswoman owning two stores with thirteen employees. But she complained that there wasn’t time to get everything done. She’d love to send out more ships, but she “just … [Read more...]

Time or Results?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 156-June 5 “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”—Winston Churchill I’d like to ask all employers: Do you care about the time employees put in? Or do you care about the results they produce? Years ago, when I was a struggling actress, I had a secretarial job for a medical equipment company. The job was fairly easy and the people were nice, except for the other sales secretary with whom I shared an office. Sandy had her Masters Degree in “Look Busy.” She could work more slowly than anyone I ever saw, drawing out each task … [Read more...]