Hidden Agendas

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 340-December 6 “Two monologues do not equal a dialogue.”—Nick Harrison Tom and Linda are engaged to be married. Tom is nearly fifty, divorced with no children. He was married once before to a very wealthy woman, didn’t have to work, and so has a rather sporadic work history. Linda is from a wealthy family, very taken with Tom’s charm and good looks. She has always resisted taking money from her family and works full time at a lucrative profession. Her goal when they get married is to quit her job, raise three children, and live on Tom’s salary. Tom’s goal is to quit his job and live on his wife’s … [Read more...]

Dating

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 339-December 5 “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”—African Proverb My friend, Shelley, and I were talking this morning about dating. She had just been out on a date, and was recapping for me what had transpired. Although she had no interest in pursuing this particular relationship, she said it had served its purpose. “What purpose is that?” I asked. “Well,” she said, “I want to be more social, spontaneous, comfortable talking with men. Usually I’m uncomfortable.” “I know what you mean,” I replied, “I get uncomfortable too.” She said, “Well, at least you go out—you joined that dating … [Read more...]

Me or We?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 338-December 4 “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”—Alexander Graham Bell I have to solve the problem of me before I can solve the problem of we. I learned this from trying it the other way around. In the whirlwind of my mad searching for the prince who would carry me off to happily ever after, I saw princes everywhere. I whirled and danced and obsessed and drank. When I got sober, my AA friends told me not to get into a relationship for a year. “Why not?” I cried. “That’s an … [Read more...]

Endless Potential

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 337 – December 3 “I am definitely going to take a course on time management…just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.”—Louis E. Boone One of the benefits of our fast-moving, information-saturated, technology-enhanced lives today is the wide variety of choices we are offered. It’s wonderful to have the freedom to choose where we’ll live, what work we’ll do, what friends we’ll have. This is also a major cause of stress. We want to do everything, be everyone, live all our lifetimes in this one. There’s so much we could do—if only we had more time, more energy! Frantic to “live up to our potential,” … [Read more...]

Free Seminars

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 334-November 30 “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.”—Maureen Dowd When I first started doing the Financial Stress Reduction Workshops, I modeled my business on other seminar leaders and did what they did that seemed to work. Many of them put on free introductory seminars and asked everyone they met to come to them, and this was the first stage of the enrollment process. A percentage of the people at the free seminar would get excited and enroll on the spot for the fee seminar, and that’s when they made money. I followed this example for about six … [Read more...]