Producing and Consuming

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 271-September 28 “The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm…to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.”—Cyril Connolly It seems that everything we do is either producing or consuming. When we work, we are producing goods or services that contribute to the welfare of others. When we play, we consume goods and services produced by others. Money flows in and out, whether we are producing or consuming. I remember reading a Psychology Today article long ago that compared producing and consuming in a primitive jungle tribe with our modern day society. … [Read more...]

Marge Morning

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 270-September 27 “You must lose a fly to catch a trout.”—George Herbert Marge Thompson is my bookkeeper. She is a smart businesswoman from Central America with one of those melodious honey voices that lulls you just listening to her. An ace bookkeeper, she efficiently crunches all my numbers one morning per month. I look forward to “Marge Morning.” I feel quite pampered when she comes, especially since I’m a bookkeeper myself. I could certainly do my own books and save money—right? Wrong. My goal, my mission is to help people make more money and have more time off for fun. Performing tasks like … [Read more...]

Protect Your Supply

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 269-September 26 “Life is a never-ending stream of possible activities.”—Alan Lakein In this wonderful age of freedom and opportunity, there are so many wonderful career, business, hobby and entertainment choices it is easy to over-commit one’s time, energy, and resources. Everyone wants to have it all—today. How many people do you know who are tired and worn out because of too many “to dos” on their “to do” lists? When I was president of a business organization, prior to the start of each board or committee meeting, a group of us would talk while we waited. The conversations went like this: Woman … [Read more...]

Working for Less

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 268-September 25 “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”—Thomas Edison “Chellie, your workshops are always full! How do you do it?” exclaimed my friend, Marti, at the networking meeting. “Would you be willing to coach me on your sales techniques?” I said that I would be happy to, and arranged to meet with her. Soon after that, two other people approached me at the same meeting for the same reason, and I said to myself, “Sounds like I should do another workshop!” and the $ecrets of $elling seminar was born. The class was designed to be a three-hour session on Saturday morning, and I … [Read more...]

Competition

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 267-September 24 “I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all, I love to play.”—Boris Becker Human beings seem to have an innate competitive nature. We love our games, scorecards, and winning. The world of football, baseball, soccer, tennis, golf—indeed, all sports—are predicated on the supposition that all people are not created equal, and we love to see the differences at play. Competition spurs us on to be the best we can be—complacency is not an option if you expect to be outstanding in your field. Or even in the field. A while ago, after receiving my second moving violation in the … [Read more...]