People Love to Give You Money!
Until you REALLY believe that people LOVE to give you money, all of the marketing strategies and tactics won't matter, that's why I'm thrilled to be bringing you my first ever money mindset coach, Chellie Campbell!
I'm telling you, this woman changed the way I look at money forever and she provides clear strategies that you can implement IMMEDIATELY in order to shift your mindset around your financial abundance! PLUS, She's a hilarious hoot, so you won't be able to wipe the smile off of your face!
Chellie Campbell is the creator of the popular Financial Stress Reduction Workshops attended by people from all over the world. She is the author of The Wealthy Spirit, Zero to Zillionaire, and From Worry to Wealthy and is one of Marci Shimoff's “Happy 100” in her NYT bestseller Happy for No Reason. Chellie also contributed stories to Jack Canfield’s books You’ve Got to Read This Book! and Life Lessons from Chicken Soup for the Soul and was president of the LA Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners, voted “Most Inspirational Speaker” by Women in Management, “Speaker of the Year” by the Association of Women Entrepreneurs and “Rotarian of the Year” by the Pacific Palisades Rotary Club.
I remember the first time I heard Chellie speak at eWomen, and it was wonderful. I knew I had to listen to her every day for the rest of my life. With Chelle, finance can actually be fun which was crazy. She puts the fun back in FUNds. Chellie likes to say that she treats money disorders: spending bulimia and income anorexia. When she speaks in front of live audiences, she always asks the room to raise their hand if they know someone who is financially stressed, and 100% of them raise their hands.
Chellie has a somewhat different outlook on finance. For example: Recently Suze Orman, who is all about retirement, responded to a woman in her O magazine column. The woman said she was 48 yrs old and always wanted to have her own business, and she had saved nine months’ worth of expenses. Suze’s response? If she was 22, she should go ahead, but because she’s in her 40s, she should be saving her money for her retirement. NO! Chelle does not believe that retirement is a goal; it’s for people who hate their job. She believes you can invent your own job! Of course It’s risky, she knows first hand, but it’s fun. it’s not that you shouldn’t save money for retirement. Socrates said, “the unexamined life isn’t worth living,” but Chellie turns that around and says, that “the unlived life isn’t worth examining.”
Chellie grew up in the ‘50s and ‘60s; she just turned 72. Growing up there was no real picture for a woman to be a business owner. The news was delivered by men about men. There were jobs for men, and there were jobs for women. So, since she loved to sing and dance she decided to follow in the footsteps of her idol Shirly MacLane, and she ended up in Hollywood trying to be an actress. After being hired in musicals and working at Disneyland doing 25 shows a week.
She eventually started working at a “day job” job that kept promoting her. Everytime they would ask her to promote she would tell them she was an actress, and didn’t want to promote, but they kept allowing her to go to auditions so she eventually kept saying, “yes.” Eventually she ended up getting promoted to office manager. She knew nothing about finance but they promised to teach her, and hey, she got a private office and more money! Well, it turns out she loved it so much she started turning down auditions to do payroll. Crazy! Eventually Chellie left that job and tried something “behind the camera” in the Hollywood scene and she just wasn’t happy. All she wanted was to go back to finance.
She wanted it so badly in her heart, so she prayed, “God, this is what I need. Send me this.” Two days later, there was an ad for “Manager for small bookkeeping service, ” and she went and applied. In the interview, they just asked her where she lived and her people management skills. She said she would move for the right job, and she had dealt with “showbiz people, ” and she got the job!
Once she got there, the company assumed she knew certain technical stuff that she didn’t know. She confided in one of her colleagues, “This technical stuff they think I know, I don’t know.” she said. He agreed. Lol! So Chellie told him, “I will hire more people and get you a raise in three months. You cover my ass on the technical stuff. When someone is mad, give them to me.” She hired three more people. At the end of the year, the owners said, “You act like an owner; we think you should be one. They gave her 20% of the company! 12 years later, she grew the service and bought her partners out. She continued to be very successful until she lost a big client which was really hard, but she saved herself. Then a recession hit.
During this really hard financial time for everyone Chellie was giving her friends and family financial advice regularly and finally someone mentioned she should start teaching what she knew to other people. Interested in the idea Chellie created a flyer (before the workshop was even created) but no responses. She was married to this idea, so she started Cold Calling, or Gold calling as she prefers to call it, those that received the flyer that she really thought would benefit and were most likely to take the workshop, and she talked them into it! She realized she was actually going to be teaching this thing, and she started to put together her very first financial workshop.
In her first group, people MADE MORE MONEY, they were making strides in BATTLING DEBT, they were MOVING PLACES they had dreamed of. Chellie thought that maybe it was because they were really hard working great people, but her second workshop group went on to do the same, and the third and so on and so on. Eventually her students began to encourage her to teach workshops full time. That is a scary prospect. Being a bookkeeper, you have a job that clients will continue to come back for. It’s steady. Workshops are short periods of time, in which you have to continue to enroll NEW participants every 8 weeks, ( or however long your course), but she knew in her heart she had to go for it.
Now she teaches finance to others full time, and she became a star in her own right. She has her own T.V. show each week on FB live in which people come JUST to watch her! Although her first FB live was not as awesome as her current ones, she did what she thought was a test for 5,000 of her friends, she called be right after! Lol!
Chelle’s tips on how to get people to love giving you money!
Tip #1: Think Positive
Lots of people have heard the power of thinking positively and affirmations. Affirmations are not just woo-woo; it’s being a can-do person, believing in the best possibility, instead of going, “This probably won’t work.” If you think that way, then you’re right, it won’t work.
If you haven’t taken a class on how to make or manage money, you have a lot of negative stuff in your brain. The average person has 60,000 thoughts every day. 95% of those thoughts are the same thoughts you had yesterday. There’s not a lot of new creative thinking going on, and 80% of it is negative.
Think of what you have learned about money. Some common phrases are, “Money doesn’t grow on trees” and “Money is the root of all evil.” It’s hard to be positive when you think about that. Chellie has a list of positive affirmations about money that you should carry with you and say to yourself every day. Post it on your bathroom mirror. Carry it in your wallet. Her favorite affirmation is, “People love to give me money.” You can’t say it without smiling; it’s a different energy.
Here are a few others:
- “I am rich and wonderful.”
- “Today is a big money day.”
- “I win often, and I win big.”
There’s a huge universe with a lot of abundance, and it’s intended that you should prosper, and when you prosper, then you can share. You’re supposed to take the money, so you can do more good.
For the skeptical part of your brain that thinks it’s too woo-woo, just say, “My affirmations work for me whether I believe they will or not.” Chellie made a positive demand that she was going to win $20,000 in a jackpot playing poker. She needed some marketing money for a new book. She went to the casino and won that jackpot. It scared her so much she couldn’t do it again the next time.
People often feel silly when they say affirmations, and because they don’t recognize the results right away they stop. But remember, you can recommit to it and recognize the results. Think about it, are you willing to feel silly for five minutes a day if you could possibly double your income? Feeling silly about it is a sign your negative thoughts are more comfortable. This is about a pivot. If you want new results, you have to do new things that are outside of your comfort zone.
Tip #2: Send Out Ships
Think about the expression “Waiting for my ship to come in” The movie Lloyds of London is about the insurance company that insured the clipper ships that merchants used. They sent them sailing out of London to trade in foreign ports for gold, jewelry, silks, and spices. A ship would be gone for months or years, and there was no ship to shore communication in those days. One day, they see the sail coming over the horizon for your port, and it’s laden with all this treasure. On that day, the merchant’s fortune is made.
But some people are going down to the dock waiting for the ship to come in without sending out any ships. You have to send out more than one because some get lost in hurricanes.
After you have shifted to thinking positively, you have to send out those ships, meaning you have to take positive action. Money won’t just fall out of the sky, or people aren’t just going to throw it at you because you are asking for them to. How many affirmations would you have to do sitting in front of a piano before you can play it without taking any action like practicing or learning to read music? (Try some of these)
When you send out a ship, sometimes there’s a hole in the boat, and you have to evacuate to another ship, and it will come back in a different way. Whenever a business is in trouble, the trouble is usually found in the “ship”ping department. (Sales and marketing, not UPS.) You have to get good at it. You have to call people. Cold calling sucks, so go to networking groups to build some connections. One phone call is not enough! It takes 12 touches before someone is willing to buy from you. They have to hear from you, see you in a meeting, watch your Facebook Live, read your newsletter, and get more phone calls. The average salesperson quits after two phone calls, but the average sale is made after six. Remember people LOVE to give you money!
Tip #3: Count Your Money
This is the bookkeeper in Chellie. You have to Count your money. It’s called budgeting.
BUDGET stands for Baby, You Deserve Getting Every Thing. It’s a great reframe. You have to get really good at your affirmations around budgeting. When you start to get good at sending out ships and doing your affirmations, there is more money to count. It’s the score card of the game. Now remember, you can be great at ships and positive thinking, but if you don’t charge enough money to make a profit after paying your bills, you won’t get anywhere.
You want to have three budgets: low, medium, and high. High budgets are the goal budgets. That’s why you’re doing all the work.
Tip #4: Swim with Dolphins (like you!!)
Chellie had this analogy. There are two kinds of people on earth: your people and not your people. If they’re your people, they will love you no matter what you do. If they’re not your people, they will hate you no matter what you do. But no one gets 100%. Mother Teresa didn’t, so what chance do we have?
Chellie was working for these crazy movie producers, and she got a book by Harvey Mackay, Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive. There were some good constructive tools for getting along with difficult people. But Chellie thought, why swim with sharks anyway? Why not dolphins?
Dolphins are friendly fish who swim in schools and communicate and play jokes on other fish. They’re also heroes who rescue drowning sailors. Google, “So long, thanks for all the fish.” It’s the opening credits to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and it’s hysterical.
Sharks are eating machines. It’s not their fault, they were born like that. They see the whole world as fish. So if you’re swimming with sharks, prepare to get eaten. Then Chellie kept meeting people who weren’t sharks or dolphins. She realized they were victims, so she called them “tuna”. They are the food, complaining about everything, only doing negative affirmations, with no action. Negative affirmations work, too. Chellie was a tuna in recovery.
Dolphins are glad. Sharks are bad. Tuna are sad.
Tip #5: Survive the Storms
Someone said, “I don’t mind the storms at sea because that’s when I learn how to sail my ship.”
Chellie is profiled in this book Happy for No Reason by Marci Shimoff. She was working with the editor of Marci’s book who told her they had to meet. She submitted a story for the book because Marci said she was looking for people who had risen above terrible storms in their life.
Chellie knew she had lots of those stories. She went to AA for alcoholism.She filed for bankruptcy. She was robbed at gunpoint. Marci had stories of all of those. But what she didn’t have was, being left three weeks before the wedding. That was the one Marci wanted.
Because Chellie was a tuna in recovery, there were things she had to do to become a dolphin. She had to give up her victimhood, which she understands feels cushy. If she’s eating bonbons in bed day after day, she’s creating black ships coming into her port that she doesn’t want.
Sometimes these storms are not really about you, it’s not about creating situations where you are actually of service to someone else. Sometimes you get thrown on the deck of the ship in a big storm just to save another sailor from drowning. It’s not you. Your purpose has to be to save yourself and save the people around you and be of service wherever you land. That is the most joy.
When you talk a lot, you don’t hear what the universe is trying to say to you. But once you start listening, things will change. Michael Jordan said, “I miss 100% of the shots I don’t take.” A friend of Chellie’s said, “When I’m about to take a risk, I consider the downside. If it’s not death, I do it.” If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
Tip #6: Seek Balance and Enlightenment
People look at Chellie and go, “You’re so extroverted.” But actually Chellie is naturally super introverted. She had to learn how to be that way, she had to become herself. When she started teaching classes, she knew she had to learn to give speeches. Many people think that actors, and performers are all super comfortable giving speeches, there is a big difference between performing a character and performing as yourself. That can be terrifying.
In 1991, Chellie walked up to a podium in front of 100 people. She thought she was having a bad hair day, she had spilled coffee on her suit, and just wanted feeling confident. When she looked at those 100 people in the room, she saw all of them leaning forward looking anxious and hopeful. This was during a terrible recession, and SHE was talking to them about financial stress reduction, and they were stressed. They were on her side, they wanted her to succeed because that would mean she would help them be less stressed.
At that moment, she said this prayer, “God, please put the words in my mouth that need to be heard tonight to help somebody.” She felt the fear drain out of her body through her toes, Chellie began to speak and she was solid. Honestly, she doesn’t even remember what she said; but it was from her heart to their hearts, and she got a standing ovation.
She has said that prayer every day since that day. That’s all you need. It’s trusting whatever you believe in and yourself to be the vessel. When your intention is to be the vessel for good, you win. It doesn’t matter if anyone got it or not; it matters that you shared it. If only one soul is out there in the room who understands, your job is complete.
Your intention and your objective are key. We can help you with the tactics, but if you don’t have those pieces in place, it will be almost impossible to make the tactics work. If you are going to take a course from a heart-centered person, you need to want to learn how to be in that place if you’re not already there yourself.
We hope that these tips will help you be confident in your ability to believe that people love to give you money, and once they do that you will know how to handle it! Chellie is never afraid of running out of money because she knows she is confident that she will always be able to do something to make money. That’s a knowing that comes from affirmations and sending out ships. There was a time that she was terrified that she would never enjoy herself, never take a trip, save all her money, and then die before she got to spend it. She decided to spend some money, enjoy her life, and it makes her happy. She will certainly never win the contest of who has the most money in the bank, but she doesn't want to, what a wasted opportunity! Who needs $150 billion?
The Wealthy Spirit by Chellie Campbell
Zero to Zillionaire by Chellie Campbell
From Worry to Wealthy by Chellie Campbell
Happy for No Reason by Marci Shimoff (ft. Chellie)
You’ve Got to Read This Book! by Jack Canfield (ft. Chellie)
Life Lessons for Loving the Way You Live by Jack Canfield (ft. Chellie)
Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey Mackay
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