Glenda’s Creative Solution

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 209-July 28 “The shortest and best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours.”—Jean de la Bruyere Glenda has two young children and serious medical problems. The kids have had medical problems, too, which makes it impossible for her to work full-time. But she needed to make a living. What to do? Glenda opened a quilting store. She only works one day a week, but the store is open seven days a week from morning until evening. Although the shop is fully staffed, Glenda has no payroll. She makes a nice profit and her income helps to support her … [Read more...]

Facts or Excuses?

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 208-July 27 “You can make money or you can make excuses—you can’t make both.”—Unknown Sometimes the excuses are stated subtly, as though they were facts. This makes it difficult to tell that it’s really an excuse used to justify someone’s behavior. One summer afternoon, I was talking to a seminar leader, Mary, who had a successful business. She told me she was doing a lot of traveling and writing at the time, because everyone knew that the seminar business was dead in the summer. I looked at her, shocked: “I didn’t know that!” I exclaimed. She looked at me quizzically. “You mean your business … [Read more...]

Success Instructions

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 207-July 26 “If what you know now was enough, you’d already be where you want to go.”—Jack Canfield When I started writing this book, I didn’t know anything about the book business. What I did know was that if I was going to have a successful book, I had better find out as much as I could about writing, publishing, marketing, and selling books. Writing a good book wasn’t going to be enough. I had to know how the publishing industry worked, how to write a good book proposal, how to get an agent, how to negotiate a book contract, how to promote and advertise the book, and how to close book sales. I bought … [Read more...]

Round Robins

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 206-July 25 “To make dough, do.”—Bertram Troy At many networking meetings, each person is given an opportunity to do a thirty-second commercial on their business. This is called a “round robin.” This is a great chance to advertise the benefits of the products or services you provide to others. It is important that you represent yourself in an interesting way—say or do something that stands out or makes you special. You can’t educate the audience or explain everything you do in thirty seconds—you just have to pique the audience’s interest so that they want to talk to you later. Here are some memorable … [Read more...]

Working Is Fun

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 203-July 22 “Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success.”—David O. McKay A third of your life is spent working, a third is spent sleeping, and the other third is for having fun. If you love your work and your work is also your play, then two thirds of your life will be fun. It is up to you to create your life this way. Have you ever listened to interviews with movie stars talking about how much they love their work? Many times they say they can’t believe they get paid to do it, it is so much fun. And they never seem to be … [Read more...]