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

248-September 5

“In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fall immediately, they had better aim at something high.”—Henry David Thoreau

Michelle was having difficulties marketing her services. She was making calls daily and recording them in her Ships Log, but she was not getting the results she wanted. Time after time, the people she spoke to listened politely and then said they’d call back later when they were interested. After I asked her a few questions, the problem became clear: she was making her sales pitch to the company receptionist! Now, receptionists are often very nice people and they can be most helpful in directing you to the right people to talk to. But they do not make the buying decisions for the company. Michelle needed to talk to the people at the company who were in positions of power. As soon as she started talking to company presidents, vice presidents, and managers, her sales improved dramatically.

Michelle’s story reminded me of an old family story: My grandfather, William Livingston, was an attorney in private practice in the small town of Prentiss, Mississippi. When his son Rob graduated from law school, he went to work with his father. The two of them had a successful practice together for many years.

One afternoon, an elderly gentleman arrived at the office and asked to see Mr. William Livingston. Knowing that his father was very busy that day, Rob asked if he could help. The man thanked him, but said no, he wished to see Mr. William Livingston, and he would wait.

A quarter of an hour went by, and Rob again went out to the waiting room, to see if he could be of assistance. The man shook his head.

After another half-hour, concerned about the client’s wait, Rob said, “I am William Livingston’s son, and I’m sure that I can help you with whatever you need.”

The older man looked him over calmly. Then, with a twinkle in his eye, he said, “Son, I didn’t come to see Jesus. I came to see God!”

He was immediately shown in to my grandfather’s office.

Today’s Affirmation: “People are always happy to see me and help me get my goals.”

A friend of mine said, “Vacation is the reality – work is an illusion.” Hee.

Taking heed of my own advice to be sure to take lots of time off to enjoy life and be a “human being” instead of a “human doing”, I’m on vacation until September 7th. Please read and enjoy the daily pages from The Wealthy Spirit while I’m gone. I’d love to read your comments, too, so post away!

Have a glorious day, filled with joy, love, and lots of goodies!