Ocean

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 74-March 15 “It will never rain roses. When we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees.”—George Eliot When I speak of sharks, dolphins, and tuna, I want to stress that I am not advocating segregation of fish, or saying that some fish are bad fish. We are all in the ocean together, and mutually interdependent. I just want you to be as high up on the food chain as possible. If you’re swimming around with a lot of sharks, trying to transform them into dolphins, you are probably a tuna. Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to change yourself, even when you really want to change? It is a … [Read more...]

Daughter of Dolphin

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 73-March 14 “None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us.”—Thurgood Marshall It was December of 1988 and I had just lost the major client of my business management firm. I was struggling with debt, with bills I couldn’t pay, trying to get more business and keep the doors open. My friend, Sharlee Bishin, called me up and asked me if I had seen the article in the paper about the new pilot program the Small Business Administration was starting up called the “Women’s Network of Entrepreneurial Training” or … [Read more...]

Daughter of Jaws

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 72 - March 13 “Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.”—African Proverb The money is in the phone—but not in every phone call. Let me tell you about Bridget. A corporate client of mine invited me to his company trade show which I attended on a crisp fall Saturday. When I arrived, he introduced me to the woman he was sitting with, and very nicely praised my skills as a motivational speaker. The woman, Bridget, said, “Oh, you should come and give a talk where I work at XYZ (a major television station)—they have speakers in all the time.” I thanked her for the suggestion and asked for … [Read more...]

Making Movies

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 71 - March 12 “Behind every successful woman…is a substantial amount of coffee.”—Stephanie Piro My first movie role was in The Lucifer Complex, a low-budget sci-fi movie starring Robert Vaughn, Aldo Ray, and Keenan Wynn. It was about a group of women who are kidnapped by a bunch of neo-Nazis who want to impregnate them with little Hitlers. Very excited, the first day on the set I arrived before my call at 7:00 A.M., adrenaline pumping through my system, eager to participate and learn and enjoy every minute of the experience. I got into costume, makeup, and coffee with some of the other girls on the … [Read more...]

The Nay Sayers

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 70 - March 11 “A ship is safe in the harbor, but that is not its purpose.”—Unknown No matter who you are, how brightly you shine, how loving, smart, talented, rich, successful, kind, caring, or wonderful you are, there will be someone who doesn’t think so. Some of the most difficult challenges to overcome are the boulders that other people put in our path. They are “The Nay Sayers.” Years ago, on the same day, Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood were both released from their contracts with a major motion picture studio’s talent development program. They were told they would never make it in show … [Read more...]