Expand Your Income Horizons

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 130-May 10 “Every morning I get up and look through Forbes’ list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.”—Robert Orben Many years later, I had the opportunity to return the favor to my friend, Gaye, who had helped me define the underlying values that were important to me in my work. She had owned her own business for several years, doing advertising specialties out of her home. She arranged for companies to have gift items printed with their logos on them. It was a nice little business, but emphasis on the “little” nature of her business kept her from realizing most of her … [Read more...]

Programming

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 129-May 9 “I forgive myself for having believed for so long that I was never good enough to have, get, be what I wanted.”—Ceanne DeRohan From the moment of birth, our programming starts. Our parents tell us things over and over as we grow. We inculcate their opinions, beliefs, and emotions until they are almost ritualized. Like Pavlov’s dog, we salivate when the bell rings, whether or not there is food on the table. A look, a word, trigger automatic response. We don’t choose our response; it is programmed. The word is spoken or the body tenses or the angry look pierces us, and the CD goes in the slot … [Read more...]

Go for the Underlying Value

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 128-May 8 “If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.”—Martin Luther King, Jr. For many years I had studied acting, gotten my B.A. Degree in Dramatic Art, and made the trek to Hollywood as countless thousands before me. I got my Equity card performing in "Hello, Dolly!" with Martha Rae, my SAG card in "The Time of Your Life" with James Whitmore, and did … [Read more...]

Perspective

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 127-May 7 “Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.”—Italian Proverb One afternoon, I was complaining about all of my problems to a friend as we milled with a group, waiting for a meeting to begin. She listened patiently to me whining for about five minutes, and then she had had enough. “Excuse me!” she said loudly. I froze in my tracks. “Did you eat today?” she asked. “Yes,” I said, not understanding why she was asking this question. “Do you have a place to sleep tonight?” she continued, looking at me coldly. Now I was getting the picture. “Yes,” I said … [Read more...]

Let Go, Let God

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: DailyAffirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 126-May 6 “Good morning. This is God. I will be handling all your problems today. I will not need your help. So, have a good day.”—Unknown   I was stamping my foot and moaning about my life when my friend, Jennifer, reminded me that there was only so much I could do to make my dreams come to pass. Then I had to relax and let God take over. A hard lesson, that. Jennifer then repeated this poem to me, which I never forgot: As children bring their broken toys With tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God, Because He was my friend. But then instead of leaving Him In peace … [Read more...]