No Excuses

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 309-November 5 “The Lord will drench you with His showers but He will dry you with His sun.”—Czech Proverb So many people sit with their “Yeah, buts” and their “I can’t succeed becauses.” They’d rather give you evidence for failure than ask how they might succeed in spite of their drawbacks. Everyone has drawbacks of some sort. But you can rise above them. Other people have. And if one person has done it, you can do it. Here are some people who have effectively canceled your excuses: A poor black girl from Mississippi, from a broken home, abused as a child, had a dream and believed she could make it … [Read more...]

You’re Wearing Your Thinking

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 308-November 4 “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson You're wearing what you are thinking. It’s on your face: Your emotions show. If you’re angry, I can see it. If you’re happy, I can see that. I know if you’re depressed, exuberant, alert, sleepy, cocky, defiant, joyful, excited. Your expression tells me if you love your life, love your fellow man, love me. It’s on your body: I can see the self-respect of the person who dresses carefully, neatly, cleanly. The flamboyance of loud colors states clearly you are unafraid of my opinion. … [Read more...]

What Looks Like Good News Isn’t Always Good News

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 306-November 2 “There is no death—only a change of worlds.”—Native American Proverb I remember well, that horrifying day years ago, when the space shuttle Challenger exploded into space. My father had worked in the space program nearly all his life, and helped design the navigational system for the shuttle. On many mornings, my sisters and I had gotten up in the early dark before dawn to watch another space launch: The Mercury program, Gemini, Apollo, and all the shuttles. Star Trek fans, we cheered when the first space shuttle was named the Enterprise. We girls had grown up and moved out, but we … [Read more...]

Pet the Cat

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 301-October 28 “Life is a romantic business, but you have to make the romance.”—Oliver Wendell Homes I was rushing off to work one morning, when I reached down briefly to pat my cat on the head and say goodbye for the day. I caught myself suddenly as I stood up and thought, “Why am I rushing so that I can’t take two minutes to really see, feel, and connect with my kitty that I love?” I put my briefcase, purse and keys back down on the table, picked up Yoda and just hugged and petted her for a while. At the office later, I tried to remember this experience and take the time to really see and hear and … [Read more...]

Pain-Full or Pain-Free

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 281-October 8 “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”—Claude Bristol In tears, Letty called me. A vibrant, happy mother and partner in her husband’s computer consulting business, she wore braces to correct the alignment of her teeth. She had been to the orthodontist and got bad news. Several things were not going as planned, and the orthodontist needed to do some major work on her teeth today. Although she was supposed to come to class this evening, she called me to cancel, fear projecting her into the pain, … [Read more...]