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    What You Don’t Do Will Cost You

    Posted on November 10th, 2014 in The Wealthy Spirit by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

     

    314-November 10

    “A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.”—Walter Winchell

     

    A group of friends who were all women business owners and I gathered together at a fine restaurant. We laughed and told stories while we ordered luscious meals from the menu. Charlene, a successful young chiropractor, quietly ordered a small dinner salad and hot water. My face expressed a look of shock as she pulled a tea bag from her purse. She looked at me sorrowfully and said that she wasn’t, she just couldn’t afford to buy dinner.

    She had taken my workshop a couple of years before, and I knew her business had been doing well. After her responses to a few pertinent questions, like “Are you still doing your affirmations?” (to which the answer was “No”), I told her it might be a good idea for her to come back for a refresher course. She agreed.

    One homework assignment was for everyone to fill out a personal balance sheet, listing all of their assets and liabilities. Charlene called: “I just can’t do this homework, Chellie! Can I come to class early and have you help me with it?” I said, “Of course,” and when she arrived, we got to work. First, we started listing all her assets. No problem there. She had business and personal checking accounts with healthy cash balances, and a money market account as well. She had savings, a retirement account and owned a condominium. “Hmm,” I wondered to myself, “Perhaps her problem is her debt load.”

    Sure enough, as we started to work on the liabilities, Charlene got nervous. I asked if she had any credit card debt. “Yes,” she said weakly. I thought this was is the problem. “Okay,” I said calmly, “How much is it?” With a lump in her throat, she whispered, “Five thousand dollars.”

    “Is that all!?” I exclaimed. “You’re this upset over only five thousand dollars?” She looked at me wide-eyed. “You don’t think that’s a lot?” she asked. “No!” I blurted out. “That’s nothing! I often see people who owe fifty thousand, sixty thousand dollars. You could pay off this five thousand dollar debt tomorrow with the money you’ve got in your money market account.”

    Charlene changed in front of my eyes. She started to smile and then to laugh. She told me that she hadn’t done the balance sheet exercise the first time she took the class because she was too embarrassed about her debt to write it down. She had continued to feel bad about herself because she didn’t have a healthy perspective about her financial affairs. She spent two years with the Low Budget Blues unnecessarily. She asked me to tell her story to all my subsequent classes with the warning “What you don’t do in this class will cost you!”

    Today’s Affirmation: “I count my money and watch the count go up every day!”

    Here’s another way that what you don’t do will cost you: not marketing, not selling, not going to networking events, not being active on social media sites, not having a newsletter, not making gold calls. As my friend Nancy Sardella, founder and CEO of Worthwhile Referral Sources, said, “You can’t quantify how much business you’re not getting through your non-efforts.” Brilliant.

    The real money you lose in life is the money you fail to earn. How much is that? What if you were able to raise your prices 15% but didn’t – how much money is that in a year? Five years? What other product or service could you have provided that could have created an additional income stream for your business? What if you had negotiated your starting salary for an additional $5,000 per year twenty years ago? Considering most raises, bonuses, and perks are based on that starting salary, how much have you failed to earn in the last twenty years?

    It’s adding up to a lot of money quickly, isn’t it? But don’t despair or spend too much time moaning about the lost income. Rather look ahead at all the possibilities for creating more income now! Invent that new product, raise your prices, ask for a raise. Figure out your value and start earning that now. You can do it!

     

    Need and Want

    Posted on November 7th, 2014 in The Wealthy Spirit by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

     

    311-November 7

    “It’s possible to own too much. A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure.”—Lee Segall

     

    “Let’s go shopping—I need to buy some clothes!” I told my friend, Shelley.

    “Need?” she asked.

    She caught me. “Well, no,” I admitted. “I already have clothes, so this isn’t about need. It’s really about having some fun at the mall!”

    “That sounds good,” she replied. “Let’s go!”

    We often overuse the word “need.” It’s been mentioned by various prosperity teachers that using the words “need” and “want” create a feeling of lack and limitation rather than abundance and wealth. If you’re needy, you’re poor; if you want things, it’s because you don’t have them. The dictionary definition of want includes: “1. A lack; shortage; 2. Poverty; 3. Craving; 4. Something needed.” Need is partially defined as “1. Necessity; 2. Lack of something desired or required.” These words are better avoided if we desire (almost said want!) prosperity.

    Watch your usage of these words today. When you use them, how are you feeling? Are you feeling anxious from a sense of lack and limitation?

    Continued on page 311 of The Wealthy Spirit

    Today’s Affirmation: “I richly enjoy my rich life!”

    Sometimes people get a little too wrapped up in the words. I’ve read self-help authors who say they don’t believe in affirmations, but they believe in positive thinking. I think there was a backlash to using the word “affirmation” because too many people were thinking they were magic phrases that would somehow win them the lottery. Clearly, that isn’t a workable strategy in the material world. Then the word is a little too “new agey” for some people, and they don’t want to use it because they want to be taken seriously.

    In “9 Steps to Financial Freedom”, Suze Orman calls these positive thoughts “your new truth” and the press labeled them “money mantras.” T Harv Eker, in “Serets of the Millionaire Mind”, calls them “declarations.” My friend Rhonda Britten, author of “Fearless Living” calls them “intentions.” Affirmations, Zillionations, Schmillionations – I don’t care what you call them. Call them “assertions” if you’re practical. Call them “affirmations” if you’re metaphysical. Call them “Chellie Chants” if you’re fun. Call them anything you like. Just call them.

     

    True Colors

    Posted on November 6th, 2014 in The Wealthy Spirit by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

     

    310-November 6

    “Colors are the smiles of nature.”—Leigh Hunt

     

    The world is rich in color: The bright orange of a sunset deepening to purple at the edge of night, luscious yellow daffodils perched in forest green gardens, gold and russet leaves falling from dark brown trees. Who has not marveled at the iridescence of a peacock’s plume, the pure white of a swan, the mottled magnificence of a leopard?

    We humans have colors, too. If you want to look and feel rich, it is important that you develop your color style, and dress in the colors that are most suitable for you. When I met Jennifer Butler, a color stylist, she told me that if you wear your best colors, people will be unconsciously attracted to you without knowing why. I thought that would certainly be an asset in my profession, and I promptly hired her.

    Jennifer’s system subdivided the usual color categories of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter and she determined that, with my red hair and green eyes, I was a “Metallic Autumn.” She showed me samples that included a lot of shiny, sparkly material. But I love all colors so much, my wardrobe was filled with choices in other colors—colors that looked beautiful on the store mannequins but were a complete washout on me. Jennifer and her team came over to help me go through my closet for the weeding out process. Amid shrieks of “No, no, not that one!” about half my wardrobe ended up at the Goodwill. When I just couldn’t bear to part with a particular outfit, Jennifer suggested I designate a special section of my closet for the color misfits. I was relieved, but she smiled and told me I might take them out and try them on, but I wouldn’t wear them again.

    She was right. I never wore the loud, navy-blue-and-white-striped dress again…

    Continued on page 310 of The Wealthy Spirit

    Today’s Affirmation: “My true colors are shining through and I look and feel great!”

    The World Series of Poker Main Event final table took place this week. The largest prize pool of any sporting event anywhere, the final three players out of more than 6500 entrants were paid $3.7 million, $5.1 million, with $8.3 million going to first place. A lot of people wishing to win the lottery might notice that the odds of winning the World Series of Poker is 1/6500 whereas the odds of winning the lotto are more like 1/20,000,000. Poker is a game of skill, though, so you’d better start practicing. You can play in a little $20 buy-in tournament at your local casino, read some poker instruction books, and start learning. As Mike Sexton, Poker Hall of Fame member and co-host of the World Poker Tour says, “Texas Hold’em takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master.”

    Poker has been a great hobby of mine for many years, and I’ve had some lovely wins along the way. Make no mistake, I’ve had losses too – everyone does. You can’t take risks and win every time. The profit is found in the edge between the wins and losses. It’s managing that edge that separates the great players from the masses. To understand your win-loss ratio, you have to keep track – yes, it’s another budget! But it will keep you honest about your expenditures on your hobby, and might drive you to work on your game to improve your performance. Poker is a game of skill, although luck is involved, too – just like in business.

    Sometimes you run good, and sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you catch the cards and the business, sometimes you’re card dead, and the business goes elsewhere. “Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug.”

    The wins and losses, highs and lows, all add up to a juicy, exciting, wonderful life!

     

    You’re Wearing Your Thinking

    Posted on November 4th, 2014 in The Wealthy Spirit by chellie

    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. The nose rings and multicolored Mohawks of the young people on Melrose Boulevard speak to me of teenage rebellion and worse (although I could be wrong about the worse). Rich fabrics and fine jewelry tell me you have manifested some wealth in your life. Rags tell me you haven’t.

    Studies have shown that some 75 percent of our opinions about other people are formed in the first thirty seconds we meet them through non-verbal clues.

    You’re talking your thinking.

    After the visual, the verbal clues declare themselves. When you talk, you betray your culture, your upbringing, your education, your intelligence, and your beliefs. When you say “Yeah, but” I see where you are stuck along the path to your dream. When you ask questions, I believe you are interested. When you never ask questions, I assume you are not. When you talk with energy, I catch your excitement. When you complain about things, I catch your resentment.

    Some people are wearing Heaven. Some people are wearing Hell.

    So. What are you wearing today?

    Today’s Affirmation: “I am proud to wear the abundant thoughts that I am thinking today!”

    One year, I got a bad case of the flu.  I was following the doctor’s orders – resting, drinking lots of fluids, taking my antibiotics, and just generally being a bed potato (couldn’t get to the couch). I cancelled everything on my calendar. Watched some TV but it’s amazing how you can have 300 channels full of 24/7 broadcasting and not find very much of interest.

    But a friend I trade books with (we’re both into sci fi and fantasy fiction) had included Ken Follet’s “Fall of Giants” in his last shipment. I had enjoyed his “Pillars of the Earth” and “World Without End” enormously, so I settled in with his nearly 1,000 page tome about 5 families during the period of 1911-1924, from just before World War I and just after. It was enormously entertaining! From the upper class British nobility to the coal miners who worked under their land, to the German aristocrat balancing his love for his country with his forbidden love of an English girl, then to the poor Russian brothers – one a scoundrel and one a saint, and the American eager young politician working for Woodrow Wilson, I was enthralled with their stories.

    I have always enjoyed historical fiction, following a group of characters as they react to the political, social, and economic issues of their particular time. It’s a more interesting way of learning history, to look at political decisions through the eyes of a person who might have lived through it, with all the personal motivations that might have intruded upon them. You can read facts and statistics until you’re blind, but when you put them into the lives of characters you’ve come to know and care about, they have a particular resonance. I was horrified by the lives of the miners, working in the dark caverns under the earth from 6 am to 7 pm,  6 days per week, with few laws to protect them or guarantee their safety. I was chagrined at how women were in bondage their whole lives – first to their fathers and then to their husbands – with few laws protecting them and no right to vote. The Russian revolution happened because the tiny group of the nobility had everything and the vast millions of the population had nothing and no chance of ever getting anything.

    I shuddered over the way things were then and celebrated how far we have come, while recognizing the dangers we face now as a world economy where too few have too much and too many have not enough. When the divide gets too large, revolutions happen like the Arab Spring. You can’t hold people down forever, they will rise up. It’s what comes next that is most important: what political and institutional systems will be set up to fulfil the dreams of the future?

    A year later, I read the second volume in Follet’s trilogy, “Winter of the World”, which follows the characters’ families through World War II. It’s wonderful to pick up the threads of narrative with engaging characters you’ve already come to know and love, and then fall in love with their descendants too. Now I’m reading the third book in the series, which takes place during the social and political upheavals of the 1960s. I’m enjoying this one perhaps a bit more - because I don’t have the flu!

     

    Habits of Feeling

    Posted on November 3rd, 2014 in The Wealthy Spirit by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

     

    307-November 3

    “You can’t see the sun when you’re crying.”—American Proverb

     

    Feelings run our lives. We go to movies, theater productions, watch television, and listen to music in order to feel the emotions they evince in us. Emotions are the game. We choose “three-hanky” movies, scary horror films, super-spy thrillers, fast-action adventures, romantic fairy tales, racy sex sagas, uplifting spiritual stories, dark, seamy sordid stories of hopelessness and despair. We want to feel the adrenaline rush joy of the lovers, the anxious fear of the threatened heroine, the shrieking mourning of the lost, the epiphanies of the saved. Sometimes we walk out of the theater wishing our lives were really like that. Sometimes we walk out and thank God our lives aren’t like that. But in each case, we go there for the emotional fix, that adrenaline juice cocktail that spices up our lives.

    The problem is that we think that it’s the movie that produces our emotions and that it’s our lives that make us feel the way we do. But the opposite is true. We choose the movie, and we choose the life in order to feel particular emotions we’ve gotten into the habit of feeling. That’s why some people choose fulfilling marriages over and over, while others choose emotional firing ranges. We look at the outside circumstances of our lives and then say the circumstances are responsible for the way we feel. But we choose the circumstances in order to feel this particular way, just like we choose a movie. Then habit takes over, and we reproduce the same circumstances and the same emotions over and over, forgetting that we set it up this way.

    Family reunion at the B&B in North Carolina

     

    Want to feel richer? Happier? Calmer? More loved? Each day, sit quietly and think about a past incident in your life when you felt the positive emotion you want to feel again. Remember the exact circumstances, where you were, what the place you were in looked like, what season of the year it was, what smells, sounds, textures were present, who was there with you. Then concentrate on what happened and how you felt, moment by moment. Feel the feelings as if it was all happening again, right now in this moment. This is a technique, called “emotional recall,” that actors use to reproduce emotional states.

    Practice feeling the emotions you want in your life. And stop reveling in emotions you don’t want. Don’t tell the abuse story anymore, don’t argue with your spouse over the same old thing, don’t talk about your exhaustion, your resentment, your depression. Don’t go to the horror movie today. Decide to live in the emotional space you desire and your outer circumstances will start to change to match.

    Today’s Affirmation: “I feel happier, richer, and more loved and loving every day!”

    There are so many emotions I relish recalling – like our family reunion in North Carolina. I loved visiting with my cousins and their families – how our love grows through succeeding generations. Puts a big smile on my face every time. The circle of life and love expands. Think on these things and enjoy your day today.

    Front row: Olivia in stroller and her sister Addison; Back row: Jennifer (girl’s mom), me, my sister Carole, cousin Gail, my sister Jane, Donna (girls grandma)

     

    Send Ships into Someone Else’s Harbor

    Posted on November 1st, 2014 in The Wealthy Spirit by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

     

    305-November 1

    “We are each of us angels with only one wing and we can fly only by embracing one another.”—Luciano de Crescenzo

     

    Sometimes, no matter what I do, it seems that nothing is working. Every call I make to enroll someone in the workshop is a “no,” people who I thought were enrolled for sure call to change their mind, a bill I wasn’t expecting crops up unannounced. I find myself fighting fear of financial stress—again. All systems are not go. I do not pass go; I do not collect $200.

    Breakdown. We all have these times. Who knows why? Something isn’t centered within our own thoughts and beliefs, we have a new challenge or a new lesson to learn, it’s a full moon, Mercury’s in retrograde, or it’s the economy, stupid.

    I only know what works to get me past it—help someone else. As Zig Ziglar is fond of saying, “You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.” I take this to heart on these days that trying to get my own needs fulfilled isn’t working. I pull out my list of contacts and instead of focusing on who wants to buy my services, I concentrate on a magical question: “Who can I help today?”

    On these helping days, I put aside all thoughts of myself and my business and dedicate the day to serving others. I enroll in someone else’s course. I buy makeup from my beauty consultant. I peruse all my networking contacts to see who could benefit from each other. I call anyone I can think of who could use the services of someone else I know and tell them about each other. I invite people to come to networking meetings with me. I call people to tell them I’m thinking about them, and is there anything I can help them with today. I write testimonial letters to tell people I think they’re wonderful. I make it my business to spread happiness and good cheer.

     

    What happens when I do this seems almost magical. As I help others, I help myself. When I make someone else happy, I become happy. My day brightens as I brighten someone else’s day. And then the dam breaks. Whatever was holding me back, disappears. Referrals start calling me “out of the blue.” People call who I’ve never met, referred by people I’ve never met! Money and good start flowing to me again.

    Whenever you’re not getting, give. Then watch the dam break, and the flood of good flow over you.

    Today’s Affirmation: “I give my abundance to others, and it flows back to me multiplied!”

    Katherine, a dear friend and client of mine, recently told me that she has signs posted around her office of things I’ve said. She printed them up to keep herself on track, reminding her of her purpose and helping to motivate her to do the things she knows are important.

    One sign says, “Sales calls are the sacrifices we make on behalf of our clients so the people who need what we have can get it. Otherwise they might live their entire lives without these benefits that could make them richer and happier.”

    The short version of that is a sign that I posted by my phone: “Somebody needs your help!”

    This is setting my intention and reason for the call. I think it’s a lot easier to make a telephone call to someone to help them than it is to make a sale. It’s easier to call to make a friend than to call to ask for money. Yes, I need to make sales, too. I have to earn a living after all. But when it happens as a result of my outreach to help, the clients that result from that interaction are better clients – more fun and more profitable – because we started from friendship.

    If you want clients who praise you and pay you, this is where it starts. Reach out and touch someone today!

    Believe in Magic

    Posted on October 31st, 2014 in The Wealthy Spirit by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    304-October 31

    “I can live for two months on a good compliment.”—Mark Twain

     

    Dwayne Garman is an upbeat, enthusiastic young magician. Everyone in class cheered the day he shared with us that he had accomplished a major lifetime goal: He auditioned for and was accepted as a member of Los Angeles’ famed magician’s club, the Magic Castle.

    After accepting his accolades from the group, he shared with us how testimonials had helped him keep working when many other magicians were struggling. Several years before, he was working under contract with a local restaurant to provide close-up magic for their diners. He would move from table to table, performing various sleight-of-hand and card tricks to the amusement and delight of the restaurant’s patrons.

    The engagement was going well, but it was difficult for the restaurant owner to track the effectiveness of the entertainment on the bottom line. Was it really a draw to keep customers coming back? Did the act have a measurable impact on the dining experience? Dwayne could see that the restaurant managers were unsure.

    So Dwayne created some “Feedback” cards to leave with the diners after he finished each performance, and asked them to fill them out. He would collect the cards from the tables later.

    That’s not what was so original about his idea—many people ask for feedback input on cards or forms. It’s what he did next that made all the difference.

    Dwayne made photocopies of the quotes from all the testimonial cards, by lining them up on the copier so that just quote after quote showed through. He then presented this list to restaurant management along with his bill at the end of each week.

    Not only did he get paid promptly and happily, he worked for this restaurant chain until the parent company canceled the national program.

    Send your testimonials along with your invoices—great idea! If you’re on salary, you can still send updates on accomplishments and testimonials to your managers, along with “thank you” for your paychecks. Where else can testimonials work in your life?

    Today’s Affirmation: “I am wonderful—and I have proof!”

    I believe in magic! As Glinda the Good Witch said, “You had the power all along, my dear.”

    That reminds me of one of my favorite birthday cards:

    On the front, it had a picture of the ruby slippers, and said, “There’s no place like Paris!” There’s no place like Paris!”

    On the inside it said, “Yeah, like if you had magic shoes you’d go to Kansas.”

    Hee.

     

    A Love Letter to Yourself

    Posted on October 30th, 2014 in The Wealthy Spirit by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    303-October 30

    “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”—George Bernard Shaw

     

    I attended a weekend women’s retreat years ago, and seminar leader Suzy Prudden gave us the assignment to write a love letter to ourselves. We were to do this during our afternoon break. “It should begin, ‘My darling, my dearest one,’” she said, “and praise all of your best qualities.” Everyone tittered a bit; it was uncomfortable. I saw that no one had much experience with self-praise.

    I went to my room to relax, meditate, and think about all I had experienced so far at this retreat. I had some resistance to writing the love letter to myself, but finally picked up pen and paper and started. “My darling, my dearest one,” I wrote…and started to cry. I cried the entire time I wrote the letter. Finally, it was done and almost time to reconvene with the others. I washed my face with cool water and tried to repair the damage to my makeup.

    As I walked into the conference room, I noticed a lot of women’s eyes were red. We sat in a circle and Suzy said, “Now we’re going to share our letters.” Oh, dear, I thought, how embarrassing. The first woman who read her letter made it to about the middle of the second sentence before she started to cry. She was not alone, for we were all crying with her. We all cried for the entire time we shared our letters. Love swelled in the room and as we cried, we bonded. It was a tremendously moving experience. Not embarrassing at all.

    Oh, how I cry for us all, we imperfect, perfectly beautiful beings who try so hard to be what’s true, do what’s best, and measure up to the impossible standards we set for ourselves. We constantly strive to fix what’s broken, add what’s missing, fill the unfulfilled longing. There’s always room for improvement, never be satisfied, never give up. Have we tried hard enough, given enough, loved enough? How much is enough? At what level of attainment do we get to acknowledge and praise what we have accomplished instead of bemoan what yet remains to be done?

    Write your love letter to yourself and keep it close by. Take time to praise yourself, acknowledge yourself for a good job well done this day, this life. Celebrate your wins, cheer for your own accomplishments, nurture your creative soul. Be at peace, you did enough. You are enough.

    Today’s Affirmation: “I love and honor myself for all that I am and all that I do.”

    Does it feel funny to say something nice about yourself? Are you more familiar (and comfortable) with focusing on your faults?

    It’s so important to stop that inner voice that says you aren’t good enough, you made a stupid mistake, you wish you had done something differently, etc. etc. Let’s nurture that sweet voice that says, “You are awesome! You are wonderful! You help people and make them happy. You do good work in the world. You deserve to be abundant in all things!” And so it is.

    Enjoy a wonderful day today, dolphins! You deserve it!

     

    There Are People Praying for You

    Posted on October 29th, 2014 in The Wealthy Spirit by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    302-October 29

    “Don’t put people down, unless it’s on your prayer list.”—Stan Michalski

     

    In the middle of the seminar, How to Build Your Speaking and Writing Empire, Mark Victor Hansen suddenly turned around on stage, looked out at the audience, and said emotionally, “There are people praying for you to publish your book!”

    A chill ran down my spine—it was a goose-bump moment. I thought of all three hundred plus of us writers in the room who had messages of hope and love and learning to share. Yes, for each of us, there is an audience, a group of people who need our message in order to live better, healthier, happier, or more fulfilled lives. People who would laugh or cry over our writings. People we could help. People who would, in turn, help us by reading and sharing our thoughts and dreams.

     

    There are people praying for you, too.

    There are people praying for you to open your restaurant.

    There are people praying for you to produce your record.

    There are people praying for you to paint your masterpiece.

    There are people praying for you to give them a massage.

    There are people praying for you to negotiate their contract.

    There are people praying for you to teach them what they need to know.

    There are people praying for you to sell them a car.

    There are people praying for you to take their picture.

    There are people praying for you to type their letters.

    There are people praying for you to improve their health.

    There are people praying for you to help them save their marriage.

    There are people praying for you to help them be more beautiful.

    There are people praying for you to give an exciting performance.

    There are people praying for you to take care of their pets.

    There are people praying for you to help them save money.

    There are people praying for you to plan their vacation.

    There are people praying for you to keep them safe.

    There are people praying for you to write your computer program.

    There are people praying for you to learn interior decorating.

    There are people praying for you to get your degree.

    There are people praying for you to invent your invention.

    There are people praying for you to open your store.

    There are people praying for you to _____________.

    There are people praying for you.

    Today’s Affirmation: “There are people praying for me and I succeed in order to serve them!”

    A while back, I started my teleclass 8-week series and then took a four-day weekend off to Pechanga Indian casino for some R&R&Poker. Hit two big jackpots on penny slot machines, too – $1250 and $1771! The best part was hitting them on Thursday night so the rest of the weekend I was playing on their money. “I am a winner – I win often and I win big!” That affirmation really works – try it and see!

    Suzzy Prudden, my long-time friend and colleague, invited me to be on her radio show at LA Live, so I trooped on down to the studio. Little did I know, it was also being filmed – I just showed up in my poker hoodie because I was going to play in a poker tournament at Hollywood Park that night after the show. She told me she had said it would be U-Streamed, and I shrugged and replied that I didn’t know what that meant. Duh. Chellie no hablo techo…

    Anyway, we had a ball, laughing and reminiscing, and there are some good pointers for anyone who wants to reduce their financial stress, too! You can watch it here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei9AtZAJf28. For more video, go to www.chellie.com . Enjoy and let me know what you think!

    P.S. I placed third in the poker tournament after the show for $860!

     

    Pet the Cat

    Posted on October 28th, 2014 in The Wealthy Spirit by chellie

    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 know and relate to the people behind the tasks at work.

    I believe it must be possible for every thought and act to be performed in that state of grace called love. We occasionally see some people operating from this state and often they become famous as religious leaders. But I also see, as I really look around at the people I know and meet, many different levels of expertise at the practice of this concept. Look at the possibility if each individual had “spread love and peace” as his goal each day.

    I can see the people who operate from love: They shine. Someone told me once that the definition of a friend was someone whose face lights up when they see you. You know what happens next—your face lights up, too! It looks to me that some people are lighting up a lot of other people. Wouldn’t it be great to be among them, and light up faces everywhere you go?

    In the business world, too, this is possible. Take time to understand the human being behind the transaction, the spiritual being behind the contract. The goal of business doesn’t have to be just more profit. The possibilities are bigger than that. Business can spread light, love, and peace in the world.

    Today’s Affirmation: “Today I spread light, love, and peace in the world to all God’s creatures.”

    Lately, I’ve been pondering about the world economy, the burst of the real estate bubble and “Great Recession” and all the fallout. So the last paragraph of this page of The Wealthy Spirit resonates with me today – “The goal of business doesn’t have to be just more profit.”

    When companies focus on profit like that’s the only purppose of a business, it’s not good for humanity as a whole. The sharks swarm into that space – they want all the money for themselves, and they think the game is to win as much as you can. They want to be Number One and that means having the biggest score – the most money in the bank, the biggest net worth, the largest office building, the most financial perks, etc. When they focus on that alone, all their power and money is used to get more power and money.

    That’s the big ego trap. It leads people and companies into unethical behavior – insider trading, illegal monopolies, profiting from child labor in third-world countries. When the goal is only to have more shekles to count or a higher stock value, the common good of humanity gets lost. How do you put “our employees are fulfilled and happy” on a balance sheet? How do you put “gave all our employees top health insurance” in the asset column when the expense is so high?

    An article I read said that Walt Disney made 108 times the salary of his lowest employee. The current CEO of Disney makes over 700 times the amount of his lowest employee.

    One government study reported that the top 1% of households saw their after-tax incomes grow by 275% from 1979 to 2007. The 60% of households that comprise the middle class increased by nearly 40%, and the 20% with the lowest incomes increased 18%. The repored cited that “As a result of that uneven income growth, the distribution of after-tax household income in the United States was substantially more unequal in 2007 than in 1979.”

    Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-Mich.) said the report was “just the latest evidence of the alarming rise in income inequality in this country.”

    This is what happens when the game of business is becomes solely about the money, and the spiritual values that make life worth living are left off the balance sheet. We”ve lost our balance, and societies don’t stay that far out of balance long.  A shift is coming.

    In my new book, “From Worry to Wealthy: A Woman’s Guide to Financial Success Without the Stress” I suggest we change the game from “winner-takes-all” to “winner-shares-all” and that corporations should have a “Happiness Balance Sheet” as well as a financial one. Are we sophisticated enough as a species to see that our common good needs to be common? That when most people are economically stable and happy the need for wars and revolutions disappears?

    I have hope for this, and women will be a big part of this change. We can advocate for the success of the greater good, peace and plenty for all, as we work for our own success too. The more powerful we become, the more we will have a voice in this vision.