Whining Time

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 222-August 10 “The world breaks everyone; then some grow strong in the broken places.”—Ernest Hemingway You will have down days. Remember this page and come here when you have one. Maybe today life sucks. So go ahead and bemoan your state. Weep. Wallow. “Blow winds and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout till you have drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks!” rages the mad King Lear. You, too, are entitled to your rage. Call up a friend and complain. (Ask for permission before you start dumping, though. You don’t want to rain on someone’s good day.) Try not to redeem all … [Read more...]

The Star Trek Experience

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 219-August 7 “A snowflake is one of Nature’s most fragile things, but look what they can do if they stick together.”—Unknown My friend, Beca Lewis, in her workshop, The Shift, told a story about Star Trek. She said that in this television series, every week a team of people on a space ship goes exploring. They know their mission: “To go where no one has gone before.” They know how they are going: “Boldly.” Every week, they encounter an “it.” This is something that appears to be a threat or at least a dangerous mystery. But there is a difference in the behavior of the crew on Star Trek and most … [Read more...]

Changing the Paradigm

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 218-August 6 “If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted on the Sistine floor.”—Neil Simon Joel Barker produced and narrated a wonderful video entitled The Business of Paradigms. It is an examination of how business and the marketplace responds to new ideas and new inventions that radically change the way things are. He demonstrates how our natural tendency is to cling to the old paradigm, the old pattern or habit rather than embrace the new, seemingly radical idea. Businesses that have been built and made a success out of an old idea are reluctant to accept a new idea that will … [Read more...]

Budgeting Spree Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 217-August 5 “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.”—Benjamin Franklin Many people struggle with budgeting. They know how much they spend on rent or mortgage, how much the car payment is, and the amounts of other fixed expenses. But there are so many other monthly expenses that are variable! How much do you spend on food? Dining out? Parking meters? Books? Movies? Magazines? Coffees? Munchies? What’s the grand total of all the ATM cash and where does it go? If you can relate to this problem, I suggest you start counting your money. I mean count all of it, from the fifty … [Read more...]

The Big Fix

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 216-August 4 “Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.”—Jean Kerr Many people hunger for “The Big Fix.” This is the magical appearance of a large sum of money which will pay off all the past due bills, credit card debts, school loans, mortgages, etc., buy the new house, car, vacation home, and Rolex and still have enough left over to completely fund the retirement plan. It’s winning the lottery, closing the biggest client, inventing the newest electronic gizmo, writing the best-selling novel, getting the starring role in the hit movie, producing the mega-hit record, … [Read more...]