Role Models

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 221-August 9 “We haven’t come that far—and don’t call me baby.”—NOW button, circa 1975 Someone asked me yesterday who my role models were when was growing up. I don’t remember many role models—rather I remember a lack of them. When I was in high school, it seemed most girls gravitated toward (or were led to) becoming a teacher, nurse, or mother. None of this looked too thrilling to me. Mom took care of what I call the “5 Cs”: cleaning, chauffeuring, cooking, and child care. Children are wonderful and caring for them important, but it just wasn’t the right job description for me. But in the field of … [Read more...]

Trekkies

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 220-August 8 “Please God, please—don’t let me be normal!” Luisa, in The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidtt It was a dark and stormy night. Slippers on my feet, a mug of hot tea in my hand, I zipped past channels on the TV in search of entertainment when I alighted on the documentary film, Trekkies. It was about the fans of the Star Trek television series in its many incarnations. What a fun movie! I truly enjoyed watching these fans speak glowingly of their fascination with the stars, the mythos, the technology, and the spirit behind this television show. The documentary showed various … [Read more...]

The Star Trek Experience

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 219-August 7 “A snowflake is one of Nature’s most fragile things, but look what they can do if they stick together.”—Unknown My friend, Beca Lewis, in her workshop, The Shift, told a story about Star Trek. She said that in this television series, every week a team of people on a space ship goes exploring. They know their mission: “To go where no one has gone before.” They know how they are going: “Boldly.” Every week, they encounter an “it.” This is something that appears to be a threat or at least a dangerous mystery. But there is a difference in the behavior of the crew on Star Trek and most … [Read more...]

Changing the Paradigm

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 218-August 6 “If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted on the Sistine floor.”—Neil Simon Joel Barker produced and narrated a wonderful video entitled The Business of Paradigms. It is an examination of how business and the marketplace responds to new ideas and new inventions that radically change the way things are. He demonstrates how our natural tendency is to cling to the old paradigm, the old pattern or habit rather than embrace the new, seemingly radical idea. Businesses that have been built and made a success out of an old idea are reluctant to accept a new idea that will … [Read more...]

Budgeting Spree Money

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 217-August 5 Budgeting Spree Money “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.”—Benjamin Franklin Many people struggle with budgeting. They know how much they spend on rent or mortgage, how much the car payment is, and the amounts of other fixed expenses. But there are so many other monthly expenses that are variable! How much do you spend on food? Dining out? Parking meters? Books? Movies? Magazines? Coffees? Munchies? What’s the grand total of all the ATM cash and where does it go? If you can relate to this problem, I suggest you start counting your money. I mean count all … [Read more...]