Working Like It’s “Me, Incorporated”


Thought for today: Those of us who experience chronic underearning feel stuck in our jobs.  It seems like everyone knows how to get ahead in their jobs and get promotions but us, that we missed the one day in school when they told the class about the secret of fulfilling and rewarding employment. Isolation also goes along with underearning. […]

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“What Does It Mean to Truly Take Care of My Needs First?”

"Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves"

Thought for today: For some of us, it was pure torture to say “no” to our creditors.  To risk a bad credit score was a death sentence, we thought. How dark it was before the dawn! Our compulsion was a symptom of our fear and pride.   What reasonable person would spend hundreds of dollars on bounced […]

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How to Detach from Difficult Personalities

Letting Go

Thought for today: We need to detach emotionally from the “trolls” of business and of  life.  We stop engaging emotionally with chronic or mischievous complainers.  We lower our expectations for cooperation from them, which reduces conflicting emotions.  This allows us to focus instead on our customers and friends. BDA Tool #10: “We detach from difficult personalities and poor paying […]

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“No Matter What, I Don’t Have to Debt!”

"I experienced timelessness on this vacation. Now that I am back, I feel more clear and energized than ever."

Thought for today: Who knows why we became so mysteriously compelled to be indebted to others?  The source of our compulsion to debt may remain a mystery forever – but that’s not important.  What is important what DA teaches us: that no matter what happens in our lives, there is never a need to choose unsecured debt. A member shares: “The first […]

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12 Benefits of Decluttering To Help Us “Live Within Our Means” Without Our Means Defining Us

Simple Is Beautiful

Thought for today: Newcomers to our program find it hard to imagine a life without feelings of deprivation, insatiable binge overspending, or exhausting overwork. But our experience proves it is not only possible, but likely that we will live a life with abundance if we follow simple Steps and Tools. Working the program brings us a life beyond our often-limited […]

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Why We Track Our Numbers – To The Penny!

"I feel so inadequate when I'm tracking my numbers, because I was never any good at math!"

Thought for today: If we are not tracking our numbers to the penny –  income, expenses, and savings –  it will be hard to get what other members have received from DA.  So we’ll need to first get honest with ourselves. Using Step 4, we can search for greater clarity about why we fight doing our […]

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Where is My Higher Power In This?

Looking at ourselves

Thought for today: When it comes to the disease of compulsive debting, there are no “unique” stories.  The same “debt-a-log” gets told over and over in the rooms of DA; only the names and faces change. In this sense, the disease is boring; it always blinds us to light, leaving us to whither, get angry, lash out or nash in […]

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10 Affirmations To Attract Prosperity

Affirmations reach upward

Thought for today: We use affirmations in DA because they help stop the self-limiting messages some of us tell ourselves, and because they replace those messages with better ideas to improve our attitudes, energize our work, and attract wealth. A member shares: “When I use affirmations, I coax prosperity out of the future.  Affirmations help me visualize the future, […]

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3 Reasons Some People Don’t Stay in DA

Letting Go

Thought for today: If we make meetings for a while, we will eventually see people come and go.  Some of them will come back years later, with more debt than ever.  Others may never come back.  Why is that? Reason #1: Debtors Anonymous isn’t a place to window shop for financial advice. It’s different from anything else.  DA’s not going to […]

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Our Common Welfare Comes First

Our common welfare depends on DA unity

Thought for today: In DA we all come from different backgrounds and professions, but we focus on our common problem of debting, overspending and under earning.  Our disease is no respecter of persons – and neither is our recovery!  DA Tradition 1. “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon D.A. unity.” A member shares: […]

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