Happiness

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 168-June 17 “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”—Guillaume Appollinaire Not everyone thinks life is about being happy. I do. And it is not a function of money. Studies have shown that beyond the subsistence level, more and more money does not equal more and more happiness. Happiness is a choice. Decide to be happy. Take joy in every pleasurable thing around you. Have lots of “I can hardly waits.” In my workshop, I ask everyone to play “The Glad Game;” to make a list of things they are grateful for. Most people write a few things easily, then stop to think. … [Read more...]

I Can Hardly Waits

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 167-June 16 “A three-year-old is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.”—Bill Vaughn Children always seem to be excited about something. They have an abundance of energy and enthusiasm, looking forward to the opportunity for fun. Their lives are filled with what I heard speaker Dave Grant thirty years ago call “I can hardly waits!” “I can hardly wait until Saturday and the baseball game,” “I can hardly wait until my birthday party next week,” “I can hardly wait until school’s out,” “I can hardly wait until Christmas.” … [Read more...]

Winning

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 166-June 15 “If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.”—Unknown I told the class to remember a time when they were winning: they won the race at the track meet, won the football game, got the part they wanted in the play, got the job or promotion, won the award, got the acknowledgment. When I asked them to tell their stories, they beamed and their faces glowed. On the white board, I started to list the emotions and feelings they remembered experiencing while winning: Excited Special Lucky Enthusiastic Energized Fun Ecstatic Happy Confident Powerful They were thoughtful, … [Read more...]

Motivation

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 165-June 14 “There is only one way to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.”—Dale Carnegie Psych 101—guinea pig class. It was a general education requirement when I was in college. In this basic psychology class, you were required to participate in an experiment—you had to be an involuntary guinea pig for one of the graduate student’s experiments. The day of my experiment dawned and I sashayed down to the psych building, planning to get out of there as soon as possible, so I could go to the party on the beach. I sat down in the lab and the young man running … [Read more...]

The Wonderful Trip

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 164-June 13 “When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, ‘He’s so big we can never kill him.’ But David looked at the same giant and thought, ‘He’s so big, I can’t miss.’”—Ode to Joy (Society of Paul) My friend, Paris Salido, a terrific masseuse, wanted to go on a vacation to Australia, yet had other budget priorities for her money. Being a graduate of the Financial Stress Reduction Workshop, she knew the importance and power of affirmations, so she invented one for vacation purposes: “I now receive free first-class travel and accommodations all around the world.” (She told me … [Read more...]