Jaws

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 29 – January 29 “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”—Mark Twain A bright, talented attorney in my workshop was having a terrible time. John had been hired by a client who was giving him many headaches. Nothing was ever good enough, fast enough, or cheap enough. He told the story in great detail one class session, looking for ideas and creative help from the group on how he could turn around this situation. As he started describing the details of the interaction with this terrible … [Read more...]

Luck

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 25 – January 25 “If you bet on a horse, that’s gambling. If you bet you can make three spades, that’s entertainment. If you bet cotton will go up three points, that’s business. See the difference?”—Blackie Sherrode People always smile and look askance when I tell them I play poker. “You teach finances and you gamble?” they ask incredulously. Ah, but any poker player will tell you: Poker isn’t gambling. It is a game where, as in life, luck always plays a part, but over the long-term it is a certainty: Good players win and bad players lose. If you play well, it is possible to win consistently at poker. … [Read more...]

Ballet Lessons

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 21 – January 21 “I write only when I’m inspired. Fortunately, I’m inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.”—William Faulkner “I’m sorry I haven’t paid you yet,” my former student wailed, “but the job I told you about fell through. I don’t know why it’s so hard to find the right position!” I calmed her down and let her tell me her sad story of lost opportunities. “Just one more thing,” I said as we were about to hang up the phone, “Are you still doing your affirmations?” “Well, no,” she said. “I’ve just been too depressed.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had similar conversations with past … [Read more...]

The Sparkly New Dress

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 19 – January 19 “All right, so I like spending money! But name one other extravagance!”—Max Kauffmann Elizabeth was “between jobs.” A beautiful girl with a great smile, she spoke of her dissatisfaction with her current job on the first day of the workshop. She longed for a better position with better pay. The next week, she came to class and laughingly told us how she had been fired. “I know I created that happening!” she exclaimed. “I was doing affirmations for a better job, but wasn’t sending any ships out to look for one. So I guess my higher self took charge and got me fired so I would have to get … [Read more...]

Playing the Piano

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 11 – January 11 “If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”—Michelangelo You can learn how to play the piano. You can study music composition and theory, learn to read music and build dexterity in your fingers. You can buy the finest piano money can buy, rent an auditorium, sell tickets and gather an audience. But if you don’t actually put your fingers on the keyboard and play—nothing will happen. You can sit in front of the piano and think “Ohmmm, I’m playing beautiful music, ohmmm...” but unless you’ve rigged a player piano, no music is going to … [Read more...]