Feast or Famine

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 122-May 2 “Winning is not a sometime thing—it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time.”—Vince Lombardi People often ask me, “How long do I have to send out ships?” I answer, “How long do you want to eat?” You can’t ever stop sending out ships. The Universe, that big “Yes” machine, gets confused if you do. It thinks you don’t want any more good to come into your harbor, so it stops sending ships in if you stop sending ships out. For example, let’s say you are madly sending ships out every day. You’re working … [Read more...]

The Wishing-Hoping-Waiting Game

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 121-May 1 “Waiting until everything is perfect before making a move is like waiting to start a trip until all the traffic lights are green.”—Karen Ireland John had a big ship out there, sailing the ocean with all of his dreams aboard. Just one problem: Just one ship. We met for lunch one afternoon and he explained his situation. He had a fabulous idea for a product. I thought it was great. So did the major corporation that had received his proposal. But now the deal was stalled and John was running out of money. “What other corporations have you talked to?” I inquired. John looked at me, … [Read more...]

The Spinning Plates

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 118-April 28 “Do one thing at a time and do that one thing as if your life depended upon it.”—Eugene Grace Robert, the doctor, had more energy than a power plant. He was excited and had a million goals. The problem was that his energy was too scattered. It’s fine to have a lot of goals, but it’s really difficult to try to get them all at once. You really can’t start four businesses at the same time and have them all be wildly successful. Robert wanted to build his medical practice, enroll and teach three different seminars, be a professional organizer, and start a new networking group. It was too … [Read more...]

Distractions

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 117-April 27 “Writing is like anything else. You fall, you pick yourself up, and you try again. When you’re discouraged, you eat ice cream.”—Anna Quindlen It’s time to write now. I’m going to write. I stare at the blank page. Blank page. White. Snow. Weather. I wonder what the weather’s doing today. Cold. My hands are cold. Think I’ll go downstairs and get a cup of coffee to warm up my hands. Trudge, trudge down the rust carpeted steps, click, click, click my shoes tap on the kitchen tiles. Make coffee. Look around kitchen. Notice dishes and dirt—no fun, ignore. Notice newspaper—ahhh, maybe something … [Read more...]

The Ballad of Love and Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”116- April 26 “In the kingdom of hope there is no winter.”—Russian Proverb Once upon a time in the Land of Milk and Honey, Love and Money lived together in peace and harmony, spreading joy and riches everywhere they went. Everyone in the country was rich, inside and out. Happiness shone on their faces and they praised God for their good fortune. In the natural order of things, Love and Money had many children: Kindness, Beauty, Appreciation, Generosity, Creativity, Grace, and Focus. They, too, bestowed their gifts on the people, who treasured them in return. The evil Witch of Lack and Lamentation … [Read more...]