Facts or Excuses?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 208-July 27 “You can make money or you can make excuses—you can’t make both.”—Unknown Sometimes the excuses are stated subtly, as though they were facts. This makes it difficult to tell that it’s really an excuse used to justify someone’s behavior. One summer afternoon, I was talking to a seminar leader, Mary, who had a successful business. She told me she was doing a lot of traveling and writing at the time, because everyone knew that the seminar business was dead in the summer. I looked at her, shocked: “I didn’t know that!” I exclaimed. She looked at me quizzically. “You mean your business … [Read more...]

Success Instructions

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 207-July 26 “If what you know now was enough, you’d already be where you want to go.”—Jack Canfield When I started writing this book, I didn’t know anything about the book business. What I did know was that if I was going to have a successful book, I had better find out as much as I could about writing, publishing, marketing, and selling books. Writing a good book wasn’t going to be enough. I had to know how the publishing industry worked, how to write a good book proposal, how to get an agent, how to negotiate a book contract, how to promote and advertise the book, and how to close book sales. I bought … [Read more...]

Round Robins

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 206-July 25 “To make dough, do.”—Bertram Troy At many networking meetings, each person is given an opportunity to do a thirty-second commercial on their business. This is called a “round robin.” This is a great chance to advertise the benefits of the products or services you provide to others. It is important that you represent yourself in an interesting way—say or do something that stands out or makes you special. You can’t educate the audience or explain everything you do in thirty seconds—you just have to pique the audience’s interest so that they want to talk to you later. Here are some memorable … [Read more...]

You Are Unique—Market It!

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 205-July 24 “It is never to late to be what you might have been.”—George Eliot I was introduced to networking by my insurance agent, the late Sharlee Bishin. She came by my office one day, when I had only had my bookkeeping business for about a year. We chatted for a bit, and she asked me, “Where are you networking?” I looked at her blankly. “What’s networking?” I asked. Horrified, she said, “Come with me, dear,” and we were off to a dinner meeting of Women’s Referral Service, a wonderfully friendly group of supportive businesswomen (and men) founded by Nancy Sardella. It didn’t take me long to … [Read more...]

The Processional Effect

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 202-July 21 “Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.”—Charles F. Kettering What had happened to me, as I made a ninety-degree-angle turn from actress to bookkeeper, was a result of what seminar leader Roger Lane called “The Processional Effect.” As you pursue a goal, you accumulate knowledge and develop skills and abilities. Some of these are related to the goal you have chosen, but many are not. All of these new insights and abilities percolate inside you until, one day, … [Read more...]