Julie and the One Hundred Calls

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 55 - February 24 “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.”—Josiah Gilbert Holland Julie, a sensational public speaker, hated making her sales calls. She loved speaking and was really good at it. She had valuable lessons to share and wonderful experiences to recount; people loved listening to her and learning from her. But “sending out ships” was hard: Pick up the phone, call strangers who may or may not want to talk to her, get rejected, rebuffed, put off, disconnected…oh, this was not fun at all. She knew this was a necessity in her business, however. And it’s a … [Read more...]

Ships Logs

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 54 - February 23 “In any business, there are jobs that are productive and sometimes confrontational, for they test you. And then there is all the other work, none of which earns any money.”—Stuart Wilde Wilde is talking about sales. Where there are no sales, there is no money. If you are in business for yourself, it won’t matter how good you are if you don’t have any customers. Getting and retaining customers must be high on your list of daily activities. Otherwise, you aren’t going to be in business for long. In my seminar business, if I don’t “send out ships” to get people to attend the workshops, … [Read more...]

How Do You Spend Your Time?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 53 - February 22 “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”—Don Marquis There are 168 hours in every week. What are you spending your time on? How many hours are you spending on your number one priorities? Sending out ships? Eating? Sleeping? Having fun? How many hours are you spending on income producing activities? List a typical week below: # OF HOURS INCOME TYPE OF ACTIVITY: PER WEEK: EARNED: Sleep Eat Read Watch TV Entertainment Cultural Activities Charitable Activities Educational Activities Paperwork Phone Calls-Business Phone Calls- … [Read more...]

Work Hours

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 52 - February 21 “I believe that people who work twelve hours a day should go home with bigger loaves of bread than people who work eight.”—Michael Levine No, no, I disagree! I enjoyed a lot of Michael Levine’s Lessons at the Halfway Point, but this one I take exception to. Success cannot be a matter of how many hours of the day you work. At some point—namely twenty-four—we run out of hours. What then? Late one evening in the fall of 1985, I was hard at work with running the business management firm I co-owned with two attorneys. We shared office space, and Merv, one of the partners, was working late … [Read more...]

Crime and Punishment

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 51 - February 20 “When I want your opinion, I’ll beat it out of you.”—Chuck Norris Have you ever done something you’re ashamed of? Made a bad decision, a blunder which you later regretted? There was a time when I was very unhappy with myself. I had done something dumb and the committee inside my head was giving me a very hard time. “You’re so stupid!” the voice said. “How could you have done that?” chimed in another. “You’ll never get ahead if you keep doing things like that” said the third. On and on the committee raged. Disgusted with myself, I went to the grocery store, but the litany of … [Read more...]