Jimmy Can’t Find the File

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 159-June 8 “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”—Carl Sandburg Sometimes, something goes wrong with delegating. The person you hired to delegate to starts delegating to you instead. Let me tell you about Jimmy. Jimmy was a handsome, energetic, young man I hired as a full-charge bookkeeper at my business management company. He was terrific, with one exception: He could never remember where files were. He got into the habit of coming into my office and complaining he couldn’t find a … [Read more...]

The Day I Hired a Maid

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 158-June 7 “There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.”—Montana Crane I was breathless on the treadmill. Not the one in the gym—the one in my head. It said I had to work smarter, harder, longer, faster. I was president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, on the board of the Rotary Club of Pacific Palisades, and running my business management company with thirty clients and four employees. Work consumed my life. On this particular afternoon, I had to leave the office early. I was having friends … [Read more...]

The Fine Art of Delegating

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 157-June 6 “Successful people think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.”—Unknown It was the time management session of the Financial Stress Reduction Workshop, and I had just explained how to prioritize activities: “A”: Most important tasks; “B”: Important task but can be delegated to someone else; and “C”: Unimportant task that anyone can do. Cindy spoke up then. Kind and generous to a fault, She was a successful businesswoman owning two stores with thirteen employees. But she complained that there wasn’t time to get everything done. She’d love to send out more ships, but she “just … [Read more...]

The First Law of a Thousand Times

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 154-June 3 “Life is like a taxi. The meter keeps a-ticking, whether you are getting somewhere or standing still.”—Lou Erickson We have to hear the truth a thousand times before we understand it. This is “The First Law of a Thousand Times.” At the thousandth repetition, we hear the truth again but this time with a difference. Finally, we get it; we undergo the “Aha!” experience and we see clearly some truth about how we have been operating our lives. “Aha!” my mind clicks open and a shiver runs through my body. Voices ring in my head and I hear my mother telling me that truth when I was twelve, a teacher … [Read more...]

Voices

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 153-June 2 “Train a child in the way he should go, and walk there yourself once in a while.”—American Proverb As people start to practice positive affirmations, they often become very conscious of the negative voice inside their heads. Where does that voice come from? Who is it? As children, we hear and record many messages from our parents, our teachers, and other influential adults in our lives. Some messages are more forceful than others, are repeated more often, make a deeper impression, or for some reason in our own psyche are latched on to and repeated. These messages become internalized, and like a … [Read more...]