Show Me the Money!

131 – May 11

“The world isn’t interested in the storms you encountered, but whether or not you brought in the ship.”—Raul Armesto

“Show me the money!” is that great expression from the movie “Jerry Maguire”. Cuba Gooding, Jr. plays a football player who keeps asking Tom Cruise as his agent to get him a multi-million dollar contract. He was enthusiastic, positive, and powerful and single-mindedly devoted to his purpose. He got the money.

Business is like a football game and money is the scorecard. A good business may have many goals, but the primary goal of making money must be achieved or it won’t be in business for long. Just as the players in a football game need to know the score in order to know whether to run for a touchdown or kick a field goal, a business owner must know the money score at all times to ensure the success of the business. It’s helpful if all the players on the team know the score, too, and not just the quarterback!

(Continued on page 131 of The Wealthy Spirit due to my publisher’s request not to have the entire book on the internet)

Today’s Affirmation:
“I’m scoring touchdowns in the game of life today!”

A friend sent me this internet notice one year. In a democracy, we must all take responsibility for tweaking politics when they seem to get off the beam. It seems to me that money is playing a bigger part in out government than ever before, as politicians become more concerned with fund-raising in order to keep their jobs than they are in helping the people who elected them keep theirs. So this is a suggestion for a change in the rules…

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests”.–Patrick Henry

Congressional Reform Act

  1. No Tenure / No Pension.
    A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
  2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
  3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
  4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
  5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
  6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
  7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

The comedian Gallagher once said, “If the opposite of pro is con, is the opposite of progress congress?”

What do you think?

A good business may have many goals, but the primary goal of making money must be achieved or it won’t be in business for long.

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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