Terry the Terror Temp

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 356 – December 22 “There may be a hundred things you know about a person—all of them bad. But there may be just one thing you don’t know, which if you did know, would completely change your opinion.”—A Nigerian Christian When I was the bookkeeper at an employment agency, one of my duties was to prepare the weekly payroll for all the temporary employees the company had sent out on assignments. This was a simple task and for the most part enjoyable, as I got the pleasure of handing out paychecks to happy recipients each week. It was fun to give people money! But one temp, Terry, was an absolute terror … [Read more...]

Joe To Go Coffee

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 354 – December 20 “The only person who never makes a mistake is the one who never does anything.”—Theodore Roosevelt My friend, Erik, gave me a pound of Joe To Go Coffee. It was a delicious blend called “Chocolate Hazelnut.” I thoroughly enjoyed it, and when it was gone, I wanted more. So I called Erik to find out where to get some, and he offered to order a five pound bag for me. Delighted, I said, “Great!” and waited for the delivery of my yummy coffee. And waited. And waited. No coffee. Finally, I called Erik and asked what had happened. He assured me that he had ordered the coffee and … [Read more...]

Storage Lockers—The Sequel

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 353 – December 19 “Isn’t it frightening how soon later comes, after you buy now?”—Earl Wilson After the “The World’s Largest Writing Workshop” at the Barnes and Noble bookstore, I wrote to Billy Mernit, thanking him for his time, his expertise, and his relaxed and friendly teaching style. I enclosed a copy of the “Storage Lockers” page and asked if he would allow me to print it and use his name. I also mentioned that if he had any changes he would like to suggest, I would be happy to make them. I was delighted to receive his charming response, in which he said he was flattered and happy to receive my … [Read more...]

For Your Children

“Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.”—Phyllis Diller 349-December 15 “I have no trouble selling someone else’s products or services, I just have trouble selling my own!” Joan despaired. A chorus of agreement rumbled through the class. “I used to be much more motivated when I had children,” she went on. “I knew I had to make a living to support them. I was willing to do whatever it took to make that happen. But now the kids are grown, I have enough money to get by, but I want more. But I just can’t seem to make the calls and do the work.” An idea came to me: “I want you to get four pictures of yourself,” I said. “One picture of you as a baby, one from third grade, one from … [Read more...]

My Favorite Enrollment

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 348 – December 14 “You have to take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it.”—German Proverb “My friend, Judy, told me I had to take your workshop. When is your next one?” said the female voice on the phone. I was so happy to get the call—a ship coming in to harbor that I didn’t send out!—that I made a classic mistake: I answered her question. “The next eight-week session begins on Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon.” I replied. “Oh, I can’t come in the afternoon!” she exclaimed, “I work during the day. Where are you located?” “I’m in Pacific … [Read more...]