Are You Keeping Part of What You Earn?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 288-October 15 “Dig a well before you’re thirsty.”—Chinese Proverb Okay, here’s another of those pages bugging you to save money. So, have you started yet? Just think for a moment about all the money you have had pass through your fingers during your lifetime. From your first childhood allowance or your first job to your current salary or business gross income. How much is that? Or if that is too overwhelming to contemplate, just look at your gross income for the last ten years. How much is that? What is left over after all that money has been in your hands? How much did you keep? What is the sum … [Read more...]

Pain-Full or Pain-Free

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 281-October 8 “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”—Claude Bristol In tears, Letty called me. A vibrant, happy mother and partner in her husband’s computer consulting business, she wore braces to correct the alignment of her teeth. She had been to the orthodontist and got bad news. Several things were not going as planned, and the orthodontist needed to do some major work on her teeth today. Although she was supposed to come to class this evening, she called me to cancel, fear projecting her into the pain, … [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...]

Get Some Help

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 273-September 30 “Don’t be irreplaceable; if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.”—Unknown Aren’t you tired of being self-sufficient? Enough I say. Get some help. It consistently amazes me how people wear themselves out re-inventing the wheel. Over and over again. Like nobody ever had this problem before and you have to figure it out all by your lonesome. Who told you that? I admit it took me just about forever to figure this out. Now, every time I need to know something that I don’t know, I just find out who does know and go ask them. When I wanted to learn to ski—I signed up for ski … [Read more...]

A Moment out of Somewhere

272-September 29 “There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.”—Robert Louis Stevenson My friend, Sarah Edwards, co-author of The Practical Dreamer’s Handbook with her husband, Paul, sent me this lovely story: “I was rushing to meet Paul at the hardware store. As I charged along, I was oblivious to the sunny day and the crisp breeze around me. I was pretty oblivious to everything actually, except getting where I was going…until I heard the voice. A man was singing. The sound was so strong and deep and clear, I had to know, who was that? I stopped walking. My eyes were darting from place to place. I had to find the source. There! Sitting on a crate … [Read more...]