Give Yourself a Raise

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 211-July 30 “Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has its price.”—Joan Didion Give yourself a raise. Ask for more money. You’re worth it! Many people have a hard time asking for their worth. They know their value, but are afraid of the reaction they might get if they ask for it. They get scared that their clients or bosses will feel they have over-priced themselves and that they will find someone else who will do it for less. This is generally a groundless fear. People do business with you for one primary reason—they like you. Sure, they want to save money, get a good … [Read more...]

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...]