Ease on Down the Road

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 280-October 7 “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”—Leo Buscaglia The traffic on the roads in major cities can be a considerable cause of stress. Most people have heard of “road rage”—when tempers flare so badly that people do crazy things as anger overcomes normal sensibilities. When the flow of cars stops and it seems as if you’re in a parking lot instead of on a freeway, it is frustrating and you are helpless. You can’t get where you want to … [Read more...]

Mind Is the Builder

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 279-October 6 “The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”—Eden Phillpots People who become very successful have a single-minded devotion to purpose. They focus on the positive goal they desire, not the problems to be overcome. The roadblocks just mean there’s a road on the other side. They focus on the road, not on the block. And they are very optimistic about the outcome. As Chesty Puller, an American Marine Officer, when surrounded by eight enemy divisions during World War II, said, “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of … [Read more...]

Reaffirm Your Affirmations

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 278-October 5 “If a ship has sunk, I can’t bring it up. If it is going to be sunk, I can’t stop it. I can use my time much better working on tomorrow’s problem than fretting about yesterday’s. Besides, if I let those things get me, I wouldn’t last long.”—Ernest J. King It is tempting, when things go wrong and break down, to focus on your limitations and problems. Since what you concentrate on is what you get more of, this just creates more limitations and problems. People around you can feel that you are tense and unhappy and tend to shy away from you during this down period, creating even more … [Read more...]

Philosophical Conversation

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”   275-October 2 “Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, then it is of no use.”—Carlos Castaneda I had an interesting philosophical conversation one evening with a man I met in a restaurant. (Okay, a man I picked up in a bar.) I often get into conversations about the meaning of life and the nature of reality with people, since I think that’s one of the most important things to figure out while we’re here on the planet. I remember telling him about my philosophy of … [Read more...]

You Don’t Have to Know Everything

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 274-October 1   “When in charge ponder. When in trouble delegate. When in doubt mumble.”—Unknown I used to think I had to know everything myself. What a mad scramble that was. When I was president of the Los Angeles Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), I had to get over that idea—fast. There was just too much to do, and a lot of it was beyond the scope of my capabilities. I quickly learned to delegate, and to compile a roster of great resources—people who were terrifically talented at their chosen professions. NAWBO had an advisory board of politicians, … [Read more...]