NSK; The April Power Shower.

:T:T:TNSK; The April Power Shower :T:T:T
You Can Do Anything!!!

In my eternal search for a title with oomph I always try to ensure there is a drive behind it, a story perhaps or an anecdote to make things a little more interesting and a little more endearing to those pushing through what could be the most difficult battle of their lives. The debt battle.

My challenges have been centred on participants doing what I tell them. Well, most of them anyway. :p It is hard however, to encompass rules and regulations that will appeal and assist persons from every walk of life - sometimes people feel left out - sometimes rules don’t apply to their lives or sometimes it just proves to hard to do and I lose them by the wayside…:(:(:( Many more however have become, or are about to become, debt free for the first time in their lives. And I love it! :)

Soooooooooo this month marks the 31st year of my life (big fat groan) and as a celebration (sort of) ....
I am letting you make up the rules.
**rubbing hands in mischeivous glee**

The Big Three
  • You MUST aim for 15 Spend Free Days.
  • You MUST set budgets for EVERYTHING.
  • You MUST pay your debt’s (and overpayments) first before anything else.
So why the title name?? Because I literally want each and every one of you to realise your own potential! It’s a shower of power that will rain down on each of us when we take the first step to debt freedom.

Owning up to what has brought us to this situation is the first step. Then dear reader you might realise that since your financial status is being cleaned up, you might want to tidy up other areas of your life. The empowerment that ensues when you realise what you can do when you put your mind to it is astounding and I will tell you now you will not recognise yourself!

My Dad’s words when I was a kid were simple “You can do anything”. It’s why I am debt free now, and it’s why my life has changed exponentially since I started my debt journey. I finally found it within myself to realise his words and make them real.

So think carefully - write them on this thread - what do you want? How are you going to plan this month around your life? What are you going to allow yourself? What are you going to restrict.....
:T:T:T Now lets see what you're made of!!! :T:T:T

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent".


  • NinjaSavingKat
    NinjaSavingKat Posts: 3,382 Forumite
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    edited 3 April 2014 at 9:41PM
    Saved for Contenders..

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    “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent".
  • Siouxsie32
    Siouxsie32 Posts: 1,987 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post Cashback Cashier
    3 - Me!!!!!

    Spot who else's on the night shift :)
  • Maisie_M
    Maisie_M Posts: 1,524 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    Could you sign me up again please Kat. Will be back with my goals later at a more reasonable hour :) Dreaded head cold got me awake far too early!!!
  • Fmess
    Fmess Posts: 2,920 Forumite
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    Sign me up please :)
    LBM = 07/09/13 Debt = £13339 (100% cleared)
    New roof and car £8557/£19003 New kitchen £396/£5039 Credit card Paid Student loan Paid
  • Me too please Kat! Will set my goals when I've finished writing this essay... it can be my reward :)
    Proud to be debt free September 2014. :j

  • traveller
    traveller Posts: 1,506 Forumite
    Hi Kat-as usual haven't read it, but sign me up please :D
    :A Your Always in my heart, you never ever will be forgotten-9/9/14:heart2:
  • CEW
    CEW Posts: 407 Forumite
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    Thanks NSK for setting this new challenge. Please add me in.

    It's a great month for me to challenge myself as I have a few decisions to make. I've also booked annual leave from 17th April till May bank holiday to sort things out around the house, garden, life etc. Only a small job there then :rotfl:

    Will add my goals in the next day or so.

    Chez x
    That money talks I don't deny, I heard it once, it said "Goodbye"
  • apple_muncher
    apple_muncher Posts: 14,706 Forumite
    First Anniversary Mortgage-free Glee! First Post Name Dropper
    Count me in too, please. :j:j:j Off to ponder which April goals to set myself..

    PS I think Stewby would like number 8.
    NST March lion #8; NSD ; MFW9/3/23 Whoop Whoop!!!
  • lubava
    lubava Posts: 191 Forumite
    Hi NSK. Please sign me up. Im done lurking. Its time to emerge from darkness.
    Sainsburys Loan - £6945, Car - £5116, Barclaycard - £13499.99; Sant.Zero card - £500; Tesco card - £716.79; Argos - £116.88
    This my and DH debts together. Correct as of 30/03/14.
    LBM - 23/08/13. Total debts then - 30K.
  • shyspender
    shyspender Posts: 352 Forumite
    First Anniversary Debt-free and Proud!
    Like the work place pensions people, i'm in!
    Feb NST #4
    Food £16.55/£200, Fuel £0/£250, Ents £17.47/£180, General £4/£100, SFD 8/15, LTW 11/16
    Debt Free Date Friday 29th March 2014 :j
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