Help

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 277-October 4 A man arriving in Heaven got to ask God one question. He asked, “The world I left had so much poverty, disease and evil. Why didn’t you send someone to help?” And God answered, “I did. I sent you.”—Unknown My friend, Gary Tharler, sent me that story. One day, he picked up a brochure advertising the “AIDS Ride across Alaska.” It changed his life. Gary decided to participate in the ride. In order to do it, he had to devote most of his spare time to training himself to ride long distances on his bicycle. He trained for an entire year. He said that Alaska was wild and majestic, and by … [Read more...]

It’s All Just Stuff

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 276-October 3 “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.”—Gilbert Keith Chesterton I was robbed at gunpoint one evening after work. It was dusk, about six o’clock, and I had pulled into my parking space in the underground garage at my condominium. I was about to open the trunk of the car to get some things, when I heard a deep voice behind me say, “Give me your money!” (This is not one of the affirmations I teach in my workshops.) My heart sank as I realized I was about to live out one of Los Angeles less desirable … [Read more...]

Philosophical Conversation

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 275-October 2 “Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, then it is of no use.”—Carlos Castaneda I had an interesting philosophical conversation one evening with a man I met in a restaurant. (Okay, a man I picked up in a bar.) I often get into conversations about the meaning of life and the nature of reality with people, since I think that’s one of the most important things to figure out while we’re here on the planet. I remember telling him about my philosophy of choosing … [Read more...]

You Don’t Have to Know Everything

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 274-October 1 “When in charge ponder. When in trouble delegate. When in doubt mumble.”—Unknown I used to think I had to know everything myself. What a mad scramble that was. When I was president of the Los Angeles Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), I had to get over that idea—fast. There was just too much to do, and a lot of it was beyond the scope of my capabilities. I quickly learned to delegate, and to compile a roster of great resources—people who were terrifically talented at their chosen professions. NAWBO had an advisory board of politicians, business, and … [Read more...]

Producing and Consuming

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 271-September 28 “The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm…to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.”—Cyril Connolly It seems that everything we do is either producing or consuming. When we work, we are producing goods or services that contribute to the welfare of others. When we play, we consume goods and services produced by others. Money flows in and out, whether we are producing or consuming. I remember reading a Psychology Today article long ago that compared producing and consuming in a primitive jungle tribe with our modern day society. … [Read more...]