Send Ships into Someone Else’s Harbor

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!”

Prosperity is a habit. You have to practice it every day.

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Chellie Campbell is a Financial Stress Reduction® Coach and the author of The Wealthy Spirit, Zero to Zillionaire, and From Worry to Wealthy. She is one of Marci Shimoff's “Happy 100” in her NYT bestseller Happy for No Reason and contributed stories to Jack Canfield’s books You’ve Got to Read This Book! and Life Lessons from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Past president of the LA Chapter NAWBO, she was "Most Inspirational Speaker" by Women in Management and "Speaker of the Year" by the Association of Women Entrepreneurs. She does daily inspirational videos in The Wealthy Spirit Group on Facebook.

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