The Last Financial Stress Reduction® teleclasses of 2017 start soon!
The Last Financial Stress Reduction® teleclasses of 2017 start soon!
Chellie Campbell, Financial Stress Reduction Speaker, Author, Coach

September 13, 2017                   News from Chellie Campbell               091317

Dear Dolphins,
I’ve always enjoyed watching the singing competitions on TV – it reminds me of the days when I auditioned for shows, sometimes winning and sometimes losing. It was all an adventure in trying to master your skills and sell yourself.
The judges in these competitions are clearly looking not only for great singers, but those with the “It” factor. Even if they are really talented singers, they aren’t going to make it if they don’t have charisma. “You have to have the likeability factor if you’re going to be a star!” they warn them.
I can see the confusion on the kids’ faces. I know they must be thinking “How do I do likeable?”
But you can tell who has “It”, too, can’t you? It’s written on their faces, in their body language, and in their energy. You can feel it.
I’d like to get all those kids in a room for 2 hours and coach them how to do it. The judges just know it when they see it – they don’t know how to teach them to do it. “Go for it!” and “Don’t be nervous” are useless instructions to people who are afraid of the moment instead of enjoying the moment.
Now, you may not be a singer or ever want to be on “American Idol”. But wouldn’t you like to be a star in your field? How would your life change if your personal presence was so magnetic that people were clamoring to work with you?
It’s a technique that can be learned.
Marilyn Monroe knew it. She and her friend, Susan Strasberg, were walking down a New York Street one afternoon and no one was paying them any attention at all. Susan remarked how strange it was that no one noticed the famous movie star Marilyn Monroe was right in their midst. Marilyn turned to her and said, “Oh, you want to see me be her?”
Marilyn straightened up, threw her head back, smiled, and lit up the street with charisma. Suddenly, heads started turning, people pointed and the crowd rushed to surround the star! It’s like she flipped an inner switch from private to public persona.
Now, I’m not saying you should try to be Marilyn Monroe. Trying to copy someone else is the biggest mistake you can make. But you can turn heads with your own brand of charisma, and attract the people who need, want, and can benefit from what you have to offer. And get paid—really well paid!—for doing what you love!
I smile at myself writing about this, considering how terrible I was at presenting myself when I started out. I was one of the fearful ones who’s acting teacher yelled “Don’t be nervous!” at me. (Not a very helpful instruction). My knees and hands shook when I got up in front of people.
And then, one day on an Oregon summer stock stage, I got it. I had practiced a song “I Can’t Say No” from “Oklahoma that suited me perfectly – it was pert and funny. I felt comfortable with it, and I thought I did it well. But what would other people think??
Then I had a new thought: I had to enjoy performing for myself, or no one else was going to enjoy it. And to really love it full tilt, I had to stop caring what other people thought of me. Seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?
Here’s how it works:
1. Start with Talent:  Find something you have a natural talent for and work to perfect that. Don’t try out for a singing contest if you can’t carry a tune. If you want to play professional basketball you should be tall, coordinated, and nimble with a ball. You were born talented at something, but often it seems so natural to you that you might not recognize it. When I became a bookkeeper and business manager, I thought it was so simple that everyone could do it. It took me a long time to see it was a innate talent that not everyone had.   
2. Practice Being Confident: You must have confidence in yourself and your ability in order to succeed. A few people are born with confidence or develop it early. For most of us, though, it takes hiring a coach, taking lessons, and lots of practice. Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers estimates it take 10,000 hours or 10 years to become great at anything. So don’t give up before you get there. Gradually, you become proficient at your talent, and appreciate what you can do. With that comes more and more enjoyment as you do it, and then you trust yourself to do it well. It follows naturally that you expect other people will like it, too.
3. Share Your Talent with Love: This is “It”. When your love and joy at what you’re doing shows on your face and in your body language. Yet being alone with it isn’t enough. You want to communicate and share your joy with others. The key is to love your audience and invite them in to enjoy your talent with you. The audience wants you to do well. They want to enjoy the ride with you. Trust them and take them with you. Have fun!   
This is true whether you’re a singer, a teacher, an author, an insurance salesperson, a doctor, a chiropractor, a hair stylist, or anyone who works with other people. This will help you have a great conversation at a party or give a 30-second commercial at a networking event.
Shine like the Star you are! You’ll love it. And that’s what brings in the cash, too!

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Chellie Campbell is the creator of the Financial Stress Reduction® Workshops, and author of The Wealthy Spirit, Zero to Zillionaire, and From Worry to Wealthy. She has been prominently quoted as a financial expert in the Los Angeles Times, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Family Circle, Woman’s World and more than 50 popular books. She can be reached at
Upcoming Appearances

Wednesday, October 4, 8:30 am – 10:00 am I’m speaking at WAAT (Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment) on “Confidence, Charisma, Clients & Cash” at the Westside Pavilion Mall, Community Room B, Level 3, 10850 W. Pico Blvd. Free if it’s your first meeting, $15 if you have attended before.

Wednesday, November 5, I am the luncheon keynote speaker on “People Love to Give You Money!” for the LavaCon annual conference in Portland, Oregon. For details and registration, go to

Friday, November 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm I’m speaking at the Moms Helping Moms Business Network in San Diego, CA. For details and information, contact Lisa Blalock at

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