Living in the Present

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 161-June 10 “Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”–Unknown We all want wealth in our work, serenity in our spirit, and a balance between the two. Balance seems to be the most elusive quality. We try to do too much. Perhaps it is because there is so much possible. Our unlimited choices of where to go, what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and who to see, have us stretched and stressed. We want to do it all and we want to do it perfectly. “If only I had spent more time with my children!” we cry. Then in the next breath, “If only I had spent more time on my work!” How can we win when every … [Read more...]

Do Nothing Weekend

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 160-June 9 “I have finally figured out that the purpose of life is to enjoy it.”—Rita Mae Brown One of the most relaxing times I ever spent was a three-day weekend with Jennifer, a friend of mine. She was a nurse working a hectic, full schedule; I was busy running my bookkeeping service, being an officer of a club, and starting up my workshops. We both were in desperate need of some R&R, so we decided on a getaway with no plans and no schedule—she would come to my house Friday morning and we would drive north. Friday arrived warm and clear—perfect weather for a drive along the California coast and we found … [Read more...]

Jimmy Can’t Find the File

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 159-June 8 “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”—Carl Sandburg Sometimes, something goes wrong with delegating. The person you hired to delegate to starts delegating to you instead. Let me tell you about Jimmy. Jimmy was a handsome, energetic, young man I hired as a full-charge bookkeeper at my business management company. He was terrific, with one exception: He could never remember where files were. He got into the habit of coming into my office and complaining he couldn’t find a … [Read more...]

The Day I Hired a Maid

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 158-June 7 “There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.”—Montana Crane I was breathless on the treadmill. Not the one in the gym—the one in my head. It said I had to work smarter, harder, longer, faster. I was president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, on the board of the Rotary Club of Pacific Palisades, and running my business management company with thirty clients and four employees. Work consumed my life. On this particular afternoon, I had to leave the office early. I was having friends over … [Read more...]

The Fine Art of Delegating

Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” 157-June 6 “Successful people think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.”—Unknown It was the time management session of the Financial Stress Reduction Workshop, and I had just explained how to prioritize activities: “A”: Most important tasks; “B”: Important task but can be delegated to someone else; and “C”: Unimportant task that anyone can do. Cindy spoke up then. Kind and generous to a fault, She was a successful businesswoman owning two stores with thirteen employees. But she complained that there wasn’t time to get everything done. She’d love to send out more ships, but she “just didn’t … [Read more...]