Programming

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 129-May 9 “I forgive myself for having believed for so long that I was never good enough to have, get, be what I wanted.”—Ceanne DeRohan From the moment of birth, our programming starts. Our parents tell us things over and over as we grow. We inculcate their opinions, beliefs, and emotions until they are almost ritualized. Like Pavlov’s dog, we salivate when the bell rings, whether or not there is food on the table. A look, a word, trigger automatic response. We don’t choose our response; it is programmed. The word is spoken or the body tenses or the angry look pierces us, and the CD goes in the slot … [Read more...]

Go for the Underlying Value

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 128-May 8 “If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.”—Martin Luther King, Jr. For many years I had studied acting, gotten my B.A. Degree in Dramatic Art, and made the trek to Hollywood as countless thousands before me. I got my Equity card performing in "Hello, Dolly!" with Martha Rae, my SAG card in "The Time of Your Life" with James Whitmore, and did … [Read more...]

Patience

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 125-May 5 “I waited and waited, and when no message came, I knew it must be from you.”—Ashleigh Brilliant Patience. I am patient. I am patient. I am P-A-T-I-E-N-T. “He also serves who only stands and waits.” I can wait my turn. I can W-A-I-T. I have patience. God has three answers to prayers: “Yes,” “Not now,” and “I have something better for you.” Of the three, “Not now” is the toughest one. Not now. Okay. WHEN? “Good things come to him who waits.” I am waiting. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH! WAIT. Wait. Wait. Sometimes it seems, when we’ve been sending out … [Read more...]

To Save or Not to Save?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 124-May 4 “A deficit is what you have when you haven’t got as much as you had when you had nothing.”—Gerald F. Lieberman People with debts often ask me if they should pay them all off before starting to save money for the future. Most financial planners and accountants point to the fact that it’s not financially smart to be saving money and only earning 5 to 8 percent on the money when you could reduce debt that is costing you 15 to 25 percent. This certainly makes mathematical sense. But mathematical sense is not the only thing that should be considered here. Human beings are complex creatures, and … [Read more...]

The Pharaoh’s Dream

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 123-May 3 “Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.”—Socrates You might remember the story of Joseph in the Bible, how he was sold into slavery by his brothers and taken to Egypt. After his misadventures with Potiphar’s wife, he was thrown into prison. But there he was discovered to have a talent for interpreting dreams. After several amazing interpretations, which later came true, word of his special talent eventually spread to the palace. The Pharaoh had been having a terrible recurring dream. In this … [Read more...]