Flower Power

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 50 - February 19 “Remember the turtle progresses only when he sticks his neck out.”—Anonymous Summer vacation! Wonderful. But summers at the beach were only a fond high school memory. For I was eighteen now, and had just finished my first year at college. Home for the summer this year meant getting a job. After answering some want ads in the paper, I finally had gotten an interview with the Auto Club. Alas. My typing skills were apparently abysmal, and I didn’t qualify for an office job with them. Depressed, I turned my car towards home and thought about what kind of job I might find. The previous … [Read more...]

Confidence

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 49 - February 18 “Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself, but do not relinquish it simply because someone else is not sure of you.”—Stewart E. White When I was in high school, just beginning to be interested in a career in the theater, I tried out for the school musical. The year before, I had been in my first musical in a small dancing role. This time I wanted a speaking part, but to get one, you had to sing a song at the audition. It took place in front of the teacher and all the other students—my entire peer group!—who were trying out for parts. Although I had been singing in … [Read more...]

Chellie Campbell Is Living My Life

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 45 - February 15 “Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.”—Maurice Setter It was Tuesday afternoon, and I was at the Westside lunch meeting of Women’s Referral Service. I showed my friend, Lynn Kerew, my page on “Suze Orman is Living My Life.” She laughed, but then looked me straight in the eye. “Don’t you know there are people here who are looking at you, saying ‘Chellie Campbell is living my life’?” she said. “You’re a Life Member, a Member of the Year Award winner, you know everybody, and half the people in the room have taken your workshop. In this circle of people, … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 46 - February 14 “Today I forgive all those who have ever offended me. I give my love to all thirsty hearts, both to those who love me and to those who do not love me.”—Paramahansa Yogananda One Valentine’s Day fell on a Friday, when I had a regularly scheduled business networking meeting. Joe Reber, an estate planning attorney, had brought a valentine for each member of the group—one of the small valentines that we used to give each other in grade school. I could see everyone’s face light up with pleasure as they received their card, remembering with nostalgia their grade school Valentine’s Days. Joe … [Read more...]

Suze Orman Is Living My Life

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 44 - February 13 “There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.”—Lope de Vega Stayed up late last night, reading and writing…it was 12:30 A.M. but I was just charged up and couldn’t sleep. Finally, I got into bed and turned on the television so I could drowse off. And there she was, best-selling author of The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, bright, cute and smiling all over Oprah. It wasn’t enough that she had her own PBS special running forever like the Taebo of financial fitness. The whole Oprah show was a paean to her. Money sparkled in her eyes, success dripped off her … [Read more...]