The Waitress and the Short Order Cook

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 3 – January 3 “Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars.”—Frederick Langbridge The waitress has worked here since time began. Ageless and calm, her eyes see through to the end of the world. She smacks her gum, gives the customer a lopsided grin, and smoothly asks in her professional voice, “May I take your order now?” She stands there expectantly, pencil poised to write on her order pad. “I don’t know exactly what I’m hungry for. I can’t make a mistake. I’m really sorry this is taking so long—I’m so stupid!” In discomfort and confusion, the customer gropes for the … [Read more...]

Rules for Affirmations

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 2 – January 2 “Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much farther than people with vastly superior talent.”—Sophia Loren Great inner drive is sustained by daily positive thoughts about yourself and your expectations for your future. Affirmations are designed to help you with this process, but they only work if you say them. Knowing about them isn’t the same as doing them. When you make the commitment to practicing positive … [Read more...]

The City at the Summit

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 364 – December 30 “You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.”—Publilius Syrus The white-washed walls of the city of Santorini sparkle atop the steep cliffs that rise majestically from the cerulean blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Ships nestle in the harbor, surrounded by three islands that some say are the remains of the mythical city of Atlantis. From the boat dock, you can climb the one thousand steps to the summit, or, if you prefer, you can ride a donkey—the local guides take groups up every half hour. Tour busses can take you around the island before dropping you off at the top. The … [Read more...]

Roads

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 363 – December 29 “The life of man is a journey, a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodations.”—Oliver Goldsmith As a teacher, I try to act as a signpost to others, pointing the way down the road to success. But sometimes as I lecture, I know I’m the one I’m talking to. “Oh yeah, that’s a good idea, Chellie; why aren’t you doing that?!” says the voice in my head. I know that people point to leaders and teachers, whispering that they’re “not walking their talk” and quail when I know I don’t always walk mine. But I only learn to walk it after I talk it for a while and watch … [Read more...]

Purpose

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 362 – December 28 “We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world, and we impoverish ourselves if we forget this errand.”—Woodrow Wilson Food. Shelter. Clothing. These are the basics that we need to sustain life. Everything beyond that is entertainment. There is purpose and reason to our lives—beyond sustenance and beyond entertainment. What is your purpose? What is your mission? What’s it all about? My guess is that it isn’t about just staying alive, and it isn’t about who’s got the most stuff. When you answer this question, from your heart and your soul, you … [Read more...]