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...]

Ten More Stupid Things People Do to Mess up Their Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 264-September 21 “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”—John Wayne After I was set to appear on the Dr. Laura Show, they decided to add another segment—they wanted me to do a “man-on-the-street” type interview à la Jay Leno. I had to think up some questions to ask people about money that they might have funny responses to. My research team of poker players came up with: “Whose picture is on the $10 bill?” (Alexander Hamilton); “What does ‘FICA’ stand for?” (Federal Insurance Constitution Act—this is your contribution to Social Security); “What does the ‘k’ in ‘401k’ stand for?” … [Read more...]