The Sprinter and the Long Distance Runner

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 251-September 8 “Time is a great teacher. Unfortunately, it kills all pupils.”—Hector Berlioz The sprinter runs at top speed, with an all-out burst of energy, heart pounding and legs pumping to beat the wind to the finish line. Exhausted, lungs bursting at the end, the racer collapses and rests. He will sprint again. Later. The long distance runner cannot sprint—the course is too long. He must learn a different set of skills; he must know how to pace himself, to select those moments in which to push harder and faster, when to ease into the regular run for maintenance. Life is not a sprint. It is a … [Read more...]

Teamwork

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 250-September 7 “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”—Chief Seattle I stood in the aircraft hanger with my family, looking at the half-built shell of the space shuttle. It was “Family Day” at Edwards Air Force Base in Palmdale for employees of Rockwell International. On this day, we were allowed to climb around, over, up, under, and through the shuttle and its amazing technological support systems. We saw the intricacies of the spacecraft; we gazed in amazement at … [Read more...]

The Optimism Insurance Policy

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 246-September 3 “How many joys are crushed under foot because people look up at the sky and disregard what is at their feet?”—Catharina Elisabetha Goethe Al the accountant bought a lottery ticket for himself every week. He said that it was his optimism insurance policy. Each week when he bought his ticket, he had fun thinking that he could win the lottery and become a millionaire. He smiled and spoke of how it much fun it was to think about having something wonderful like that happen. It kept him in a happy frame of mind all week. When the day of the drawing arrived, he would look at his ticket and … [Read more...]

The Circle of Abundance

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 245-September 2 “Money is like manure—it’s not worth anything unless you spread it around!”—Dolly Levi in The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder Money is a circle of abundance that is constantly flowing, creating ripples of prosperity just as a stone creates ripples when dropped in a lake. With any purchase, you can easily follow the ripples if you look. For example, if you buy a car, you have created prosperity for many people in an endless chain. First, the salesperson who sold you the car gets a commission, as does the dealership. The manufacturer also is enriched by the transaction. Most people are … [Read more...]

The Doctor’s Accounting

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 244-September 1 “Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant—even if he wanted to be one?”—Jackie Mason The distinguished doctor I met at a party asked me what I did for a living. “I own a bookkeeping service,” I replied. He immediately started bragging how he saved $600 a month by firing his accountant and doing the bookkeeping himself. “Really?” I asked. “How long does it take you to do it?” “It takes me about six hours,” he replied. I asked, “And how many hours do you work as a doctor?” He replied, “Oh, I work a full office schedule—about 35 hours a week.” “I would imagine that you make … [Read more...]