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Lia
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Pay rise without asking the boss...

Posted in Reasons to quit 05 Dec 2020
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How often have you wished the boss would simply offer you a pay rise? Or maybe, how often have you thought of asking for one? As a smoker, you are likely to give yourself a pay rise if you just quit burning money. How does a $300+ pay rise per week sound? That is how much quitting can potentially put into your pay packet. Not bad. Won't get that from the boss. Better still, as a non smoker, you have done it yourself. I have reaped the benefits of not smoking and now have in excess of $50 000 in my overs tray after 5 1/2 years quit. Still have to pinch myself. With encouragement from others on this site, especially long time quitters who have shown how easy it is to fall off the wagon, I am more determined to stay on the quit path and never take it for granted that the passage of time is a guarantee. Support received on this site is priceless.

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  • Happiness December 07, 2020 | 0:58
    I am honored to be plagiarized PuffNoMore.
    When we break it down, the truth is simple. Nicotine is/was the addiction, cigarettes the delivery and the only satisfaction in smoking was ending its torment that the drug itself caused. In doing so, we also ingested far worse in tar and chemicals.

    Once knowing the truths, how can you ignore them? Can one continue to be an ostrich and hide from them? Can one continue to make excuses that have no validity?

    The truth can set you free. Change your mind and change your life!
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW December 06, 2020 | 22:21
    Below is the paragraph that I feel epitomizes NOT legitimizes, the ex-smokers EXCUSE to slip up and most probably relapse and re-start smoking again.
    To me, its another piece of literature that is not only priceless, its timeless.

    "Amazing Lia! No we should not become complacent, but should we have a sneak attack I would like to think that I have truly come to love life without a cigarette in hand. It is only those who harbor some feelings of associating good times of the past with the time they smoked that could contemplate it or act on a whim thinking they are unsusceptible.. They do not go hand in hand. We have memories to treasure, but the cigarette had no part. They were our cure to fix their cause of discomfort.

    Please excuse my plagerism but it needed to repeated, emphasized and thank you.
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW December 06, 2020 | 21:50
    Yes. We all agree its a h^ll of alot of money to put towards a substance to Kill. Albeit, slowly. That is unless your lucky enough to have a heart attack and spare your family members your slow demise of prolonged sickness in a bed of poverty!
    I thank you Lia for your post here , but, I love Happiness first paragraph about ex-smokers complacency after a period of time to maybe consider just one puff. Well. Thats all is needed to restart the habit once again. Its NOPE OK TEAM!

    NOT ONE PUFF EVER>
  • New chapter December 06, 2020 | 11:37
    I couldn’t agree more guys I think it’s a lot of dosh that’s not far off monthly mortgage payment
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW December 06, 2020 | 9:40
    Good morning Lia.
    I just commented on New Chaps latest post and I think it relates to your new post here. So I have just copied and pasted it here.

    Good morning Guy's!
    I might add that my above saving's are a total average of 20 factory made cigarettes everyday.
    I was averaging 30 to 35 cigs everyday prior to the lead up month's of my Permanent Quit earlier this year. On that amount smoked everyday 35, LIa's latest post of paying yourself $300 every week would be right on the money!
    And they are not the top recognizable brands either..
    So yes. Lia is very entitled to have money as one important reason to STOP BURNING MONEY!
  • softly40, Mid North Coast December 06, 2020 | 7:25
    A great post Lia, thanks for putting some perspective on dealing with money in a positive light after not buying those time consuming debilitating and controlling cigarettes.

    When I first started to give up cigarettes, I had just started paying into Super, before then no superannuation was available. So I just put it into a separate account and called it superannuation I then bought shares which the trust does too, this was a new experience for me and not ideal for everyone.

    The point I make is that money is part of our experience in getting control of our lives and money should be fun and not a chore, so I paid myself first, then paid the bills next. In addition, this forum has been invaluable for me after starting again after a number of years free from the Nicotine Addiction....NOPE (not one puff ever)
  • Happiness December 06, 2020 | 2:09
    Amazing Lia! No we should not become complacent, but should we have a sneak attack I would like to think that I have truly come to love life without a cigarette in hand. It is only those who harbor some feelings of associating good times of the past with the time they smoked that could contemplate it or act on a whim thinking they are unsusceptible.. They do not go hand in hand. We have memories to treasure, but the cigarette had no part. They were our cure to fix their cause of discomfort.

    It is the understanding of why we smoke, what we once believed and what we know now that keep us save from going back. This forum is a great reminder of all of those things and especially NOPE>not one puff ever! Those who quit love their new statue as a non-smoker and the money , health and freedom that come with it. Not to mention the satisfaction of beating your Margaret Thatcher and the great pride of standing by your conviction!

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