A Lesson in Negotiating

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 333-November 29 “Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.”—Albert Einstein Sarah Edwards, with her husband Paul, has written many books on creating the life you want to live, including Working from Home, Secrets of the Self-Employed, and The Practical Dreamer’s Handbook. Years ago, she called me to say that a local department store was looking for speakers for a series of events and she had given them my name. I thanked her for alerting me to the opportunity, and when they contacted me, the department store representative asked what my fee was. When I said, “$1,500,” she explained that it … [Read more...]

Prizes

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 332-November 28 “You, yourself, as much as anyone in the entire Universe, deserve your love and affection.”—Buddha Vince taught me about prizes you give to yourself. He was an executive search consultant for the recruiting firm where I first learned bookkeeping. A very cheerful, upbeat guy with a great smile, he always set goals for himself. And he told everyone in the office about them! Every month, Vince would have a sales goal. “I’m going to make $20,000 in placement fees this month!” he would declare. “And when I do, I’m going to buy myself a brand new….” You can fill in the blank, he always had a … [Read more...]

The “Take it Away” Close

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 331-November 27 “I had a terrible thing happen to me yesterday. Opportunity knocked on my door and by the time I unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned the two locks, and shut off the burglar alarm—it was gone!”—Robert Orben My seminar series was going very well. For eight weeks, I taught the Financial Stress Reduction Workshop, people were getting great results and now they often wanted to continue the process. So, I invented a course for graduates, called the Money Mastery Network. I wrote up a flyer announcing the new course and the next week, I started making calls. I was delighted when … [Read more...]

Treasure Ships

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 330-November 26 “Men trip not on mountains. They trip on molehills.”—Chinese Proverb Sally called again today. “Help!” she cried. “My business has slowed down recently and I’m afraid I should cut my prices back in order to get more customers. But I like my new price and think I’m worth it. What should I do?” A talented hair stylist, Sally had just finished my workshop several months before. She raised her prices and had great success in getting new customers during the course, but had apparently drifted back into some fear thinking since then. Her fear started manifesting in fewer clients and reduced … [Read more...]

Thanks Givings

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 327-November 23 “If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars…or your legs…or your hands…or your hearing? Add up what you do have, and you’ll find that you won’t sell them for all the gold in the world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself.”—Dale Carnegie Having a sense of balance and perspective is this: Knowing that there will always be someone who has more than you do—and someone who has less. Think you don’t have enough money? Donate a … [Read more...]