047: Letting Go

In this Episode

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00:35 Letting GoThis episode is different from all the others because I need to pause production on the podcast for now. In this 16 minute episode, I begin by talking about the purpose of the “I Can’t Stop Spending!” podcast and how I got sober with money.

And I end today’s show with the remarkable poem I stumbled upon yesterday that was the catalyst for today’s episode.

04:20 How this Podcast Came to Be
I explain how a 40 year dream evolved into this podcast thanks to Cliff Ravenscraft!.

06:31 Why I Need to Pause Production on This Podcast
In this section, I discuss the practical reasons for the pause and talk about where I am thinking of going with my work. I also talk about integrity around anonymity and recovery work (DA’s Tradition 11), the slippery slope of monetizing service work, and overdoing service work to the point that it is a symptom of underearning.

10:20 Hundreds of Articles are Available on Recovery from Compulsive Spending at My Blog
In the meantime, my blog – Getting Out from Going Under – has hundreds of posts giving you practical instructions around all manner of topics, from spending plans to relationships to working the steps, and more, plus many other posts dealing with recovery from compulsive spending. I plan to continue writing posts for the blog. And I’ve got an idea that’s been rolling around in my mind for another book to help compulsive spenders. Plus, I’m writing on Medium.com (@moneysober) about more general topics.

11:53 Inspiration from Reverend Safire Rose
Instead of reading from the Getting Out from Going Under Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders, I’m going to end today’s episode by reading the astonishingly poignant and powerful poem I read yesterday that released me from my torment around letting go of the podcast for now. It’s called, “She Let Go” by Agape Minister, Rev. Safire Rose.
And here is my reading of the poem:

Resources Mentioned in this Podcast Episode

Getting Out from Going Under Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders
The Getting Out from Going Under Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders is a daily reader written by a recovering debtor, spender, and shopaholic (me! :)). The Daily Reader offers 366 individual readings. Filled with practical tips, inspiration, and a thought for each day, the Daily Reader will encourage and motivate you to stay on the path of recovery.

“She Let Go,” a poem by Agape Minister, Rev. Safire Rose. (I cannot find her original version, so I am not going to link to another site nor will I post the words. But you can easily find this poem by doing a Google Search.)

Cliff Ravenscraft is my podcasting teacher and mentor. I cannot say enough about what an amazing teacher he is. Though I took his Podcasting A to Z class, he has lots of free information on his website to teach you how to become a podcaster. In this episode, I said his site is called “Podcast Answer Man,” but he is now using his name for his site (Cliff Ravenscraft). But either will get you there.

How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously by Jerrold Mundis. This is the book that saved my life and got me to Debtors Anonymous!

Debtors Anonymous – the 12-Step recovery program that has kept me debt-free and sober with money since April 25th, 2009.

Debtors Anonymous Traditions – In this episode, I discussed Tradition 11: “Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.”

Music Attribution

“Life of Riley” (Intro and Outro), “Comfortable Mystery,” “Dreamer,” “Ascending Vale,” “Thaxted” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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