I Am Blessed and I Am Thankful

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 102-April 12 “Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.”—Thea Alexander That you are reading this book today is a testament to the vision, resilience, drive and determination of my wonderful agent, Lisa Hagan. Introduced through mutual friends, we took to each other immediately (My People!), signed a contract, and the search for the right publisher began. We emailed each other often along the way. There was interest, there were rejections, there were “yeah, buts.” Once we had a publisher who said yes, we cheered and celebrated…for four days. Then the deal fell through. We were … [Read more...]

Limited Thinking

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 101-April 11 “As you go through life, brother, whatever be your goal; keep your eye upon the doughnut and not on the hole.”—Sign at Pig ’N Whistle Coffee Shop Most people never even begin to achieve their goals. They defeat themselves before they start by listening to that inner voice that tells them they can’t do it. You have to learn to turn up the volume on the small inner voice that tells you that you’re worthy, you’re talented, and you can do anything you put your mind to. When I was struggling to get work as an actress, the endless auditions, rejections, and the talent and sheer numbers of the … [Read more...]

The Trick to Winning Prizes!

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 100-April 10 “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.”—Muhammad Ali When there is a door prize or a drawing for a free gift, do you usually win it? Did one of the voices in your head just say, “Oh, I never win anything”? If so, that’s the reason you’re not winning. You have to expect to win. I used to watch other people collecting their door prizes while I sat on the sidelines and never won any. Some people won multiple prizes, and I would hear the murmurs in the room as people turned to each other and said, “She’s so lucky! She always wins something!” As I worked on my … [Read more...]

A Different (Slightly Irreverent) Take on Lent

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 99-April 9 “Going to church does not make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car.”—Lawrence J. Peter In the Christian religion, Lent is the approximately six-week period of fasting and penitence before Easter. In my youth, I remember my Catholic friends always “giving something up for Lent,” but the concept of fasting never took root at my house. I wasn’t very good at giving up things I liked, such as pecan pie, ice cream, parties, or movies. The idea of sacrifice completely eluded me. As I grew older, I better understood the idea, yet still I resisted. If I give up chocolate … [Read more...]

Think on Beautiful Things

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 98-April 8 “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”—Anne Frank Feeling financially stress-free is a state of mind. We create this state through our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and feelings. If we are unconscious of this fact, our minds run by habit. Most of what we think every day is the same old news, endlessly repeated by the same old voices. We may want things around us to change, to improve our circumstances, to get more wealth, health, love, and happiness. But if we want our lives to change on the outside, we have to change on the inside. We must deliberately choose our … [Read more...]