True Colors

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

 

310-November 6

“Colors are the smiles of nature.”—Leigh Hunt

 

The world is rich in color: The bright orange of a sunset deepening to purple at the edge of night, luscious yellow daffodils perched in forest green gardens, gold and russet leaves falling from dark brown trees. Who has not marveled at the iridescence of a peacock’s plume, the pure white of a swan, the mottled magnificence of a leopard?

We humans have colors, too. If you want to look and feel rich, it is important that you develop your color style, and dress in the colors that are most suitable for you. When I met Jennifer Butler, a color stylist, she told me that if you wear your best colors, people will be unconsciously attracted to you without knowing why. I thought that would certainly be an asset in my profession, and I promptly hired her.

Jennifer’s system subdivided the usual color categories of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter and she determined that, with my red hair and green eyes, I was a “Metallic Autumn.” She showed me samples that included a lot of shiny, sparkly material. But I love all colors so much, my wardrobe was filled with choices in other colors—colors that looked beautiful on the store mannequins but were a complete washout on me. Jennifer and her team came over to help me go through my closet for the weeding out process. Amid shrieks of “No, no, not that one!” about half my wardrobe ended up at the Goodwill. When I just couldn’t bear to part with a particular outfit, Jennifer suggested I designate a special section of my closet for the color misfits. I was relieved, but she smiled and told me I might take them out and try them on, but I wouldn’t wear them again.

She was right. I never wore the loud, navy-blue-and-white-striped dress again…

Continued on page 310 of The Wealthy Spirit

Today’s Affirmation: “My true colors are shining through and I look and feel great!”

I won the Queen of Clubs tournament at the Bike a couple of years ago

The World Series of Poker Main Event final table is today. The largest prize pool of any sporting event anywhere, the final nine players out of more than 6800 entrants will carve up $28,279,223 with $8,715,638 going to the winner. A lot of people wishing to win the lottery might notice that the odds of winning the World Series of Poker is 1/6800 whereas the odds of winning the lotto are more like 1/20,000,000. Poker is a game of skill, though, so you’d better start practicing. You can play in a little $20 buy-in tournament at your local casino, read some poker instruction books, and start learning. As Mike Sexton, Poker Hall of Fame member and co-host of the World Poker Tour says, “Texas Hold’em takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master.”

Nine poker players from seven different nations make this the most internationally diverse collection of finalists ever assembled for a championship finale. Belize, Czech Republic, German, Great Britain, Ireland, Ukraine, and the United States are among the countries in the running to lay claim to being the home of poker’s reigning world champion. It is anticipated that viewers on every continent will tune in and potentially make Sunday’s broadcast the most widely-watched live poker event ever.

You can watch the play today on ESPN or watch the stream on WSOP.com. For the first time, ESPN2 will televise every hand of final table action. Player hole cards will also be shown (for the first time in a semi-live format) on a 15-minute delay. ESPN2 and ESPN3 coverage will begin at 12:30 pm PST. For more information, visit WSOP.com.