New Projects

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 172-June 21 “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”—Thomas Edison When requested to fit a new project into my calendar, I ask myself these three questions: 1. Is it going to do a lot of good? 2. Is it going to be a lot of fun? 3. Is it going to make me a lot of money? This is the first test, and at least two out of three answers must be yes. Then I ask two more questions: 1. Is it going to take a lot of work? 2. Is it going to take a lot of time? Hopefully, the answers to these questions are no. If they are yes, I have a final question: 1. Is it worth doing … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Goal

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 171-June 20 “Life is lived on the road—not at the inn.”—Spanish proverb Many people have asked me how to choose the right goals. Or they anxiously cry that they don’t know what they want. I tell them, “Your best guess for today will do.” It doesn’t have to be the right goal, the best, brightest or perfect goal. Any old goal will do. Its purpose is to get you out on the road experiencing life. Once you’re on the road, anything can happen. It’s like you’re sitting in your car in Dallas, Texas, wondering whether you want to drive to New York or San Francisco. You can sit there for years, asking … [Read more...]

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...]