Angels in Disguise

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 69 - March 10 “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”—Chinese Proverb It was a beautiful Saturday morning at the L.A. Times’ Festival of Books, held on campus at U.C.L.A. It was fun to roam among the books and booksellers and hear some authors speak of their experiences writing and publishing. At one panel, Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives, a national bestseller, was asked if he had ever taken any writing courses. He laughed, and said no, but it wasn’t through lack of trying. He had once applied for acceptance into a writing program and had sent in samples of … [Read more...]

Stopping Points

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 68 - March 9 “We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.”—William Arthur Ward Sometimes you’re the one putting the boulders in your path. Then the “Yeah, buts” you hear are in your own mind. Recognize any of these?: 1. Yeah, but I don’t have the time. 2. Yeah, but I don’t have the money. 3. Yeah, but I don’t have the education. 4. Yeah, but I don’t have the talent. 5. Yeah, but I’m not pretty (handsome, smart, strong, or ____) enough. 6. Yeah, but I have too many other things on my plate. (Continued on page 68 of The Wealthy … [Read more...]

Boulders in the Road

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 67 - March 8 “He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.”—Horace You know what you want. You probably even know how to go about getting it. But then you don’t go get it. Why not? What is it that stops you? Sometimes it’s other people who put boulders in your road. They block your path with “Yeah, buts.” Years ago, when I was looking for a job, I answered an ad in the newspaper. The gentleman doing the interviewing asked me where I lived, and I answered that I lived in the San Fernando Valley. “Oh, that’s too far away,” he said. “This … [Read more...]

Self-Esteem

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 66 - March 7 “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”—Maxwell Maltz Self-esteem begins here: Anyone who doesn’t like you is an idiot. Really—aren’t they? I used to bend myself into all kinds of pretzel shapes, trying to get people to like me. It was usually futile, because there wasn’t much there to like—or dislike for that matter. I didn’t know who I was. I just knew I wanted to be accepted, and thought of as smart, talented, and beautiful. I was afraid that I wasn’t any of those things. I looked up to other people that I judged to be better than me, and gave them … [Read more...]

Jury Duty

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 63 - March 4 “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many…not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”—Charles Dickens In Los Angeles, they recently changed the requirements for jury duty so that if called, you only had to serve for one day or one trial. As a single, self-employed person, I had always been excused from jury duty because it would cause a financial hardship. But this new system made it possible for me to participate. Rather than regarding it as an onerous duty, I rather looked forward to the new adventure. It made me think about our system of government and … [Read more...]