Gulp and Go!

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 294-October 21 “The man who leaves nothing to chance will do few things badly, but he will do very few things.”—George Savile Halifax I was a drama major about to graduate from college when a classmate called. An agent from Hollywood coming to see him in a play and he hoped I would sit next to the agent and say good things. I agreed; I was delighted to help my friend and got to meet an agent myself in the bargain. Frank Levy was a new agent at Creative Management Associates (now ICM), one of the top two agencies in the world. We hit it off right away, discussing plays, films, and performances—and my … [Read more...]

Get Some Help

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 273-September 30 “Don’t be irreplaceable; if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.”—Unknown Aren’t you tired of being self-sufficient? Enough I say. Get some help. It consistently amazes me how people wear themselves out re-inventing the wheel. Over and over again. Like nobody ever had this problem before and you have to figure it out all by your lonesome. Who told you that? I admit it took me just about forever to figure this out. Now, every time I need to know something that I don’t know, I just find out who does know and go ask them. When I wanted to learn to ski—I signed up for ski … [Read more...]

Just Say "No" to Scott Rudin I'm posting this special blog today because my old boss, Scott Rudin, is much in the news with the release of Sony executives' emails because of their recent hacking. I was Scott Rudin's assistant way back in 1981, when he was the new "boy genius" in Hollywood. Rudin now holds the record for firing assistants, but amazingly I escaped that fate (I imagine because he hadn't fully grown into that persona yet. But the seeds were there.) Here's the piece I wrote about him in "The Wealthy Spirit" followed by a new bit I wrote for "From Worry to Wealthy" (available for pre-order now): “You can say no and smile only when you have a bigger yes burning inside of you.”—Unknown I once worked for two titans of the motion … [Read more...]

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