Most native speakers of English have trouble spelling weird words like "receive" and "achieve". The "I before E, except after C or said as 'a' like in 'neighbor' and 'weigh'" rule helps, but still has "weird" exceptions.
I try to pay attention when spell-checkers complain about these words.
I also remember a few related words:
Reception does not have any confusion between Es and Is. It makes it clear that the "e" goes immediately after the "c" in related words like "receive", "conceive", "perceive", "deceive", et cetera.
Chief is a fairly common word. There is an American professional football team named the Kansas City Chiefs. A "chief" is like a minor "king", where the "i" goes immediately after the consonant. This helps me remember how to spell related words like "achieve" and "mischief".
By the way, Kansas City sports teams have a "king" theme. The following teams have played in Kansas City, either now or in the past:
- Royals (American League baseball)
- Monarchs (Negro League baseball)
- Kings (National Basketball Association)
- Chiefs (National Football League)