About Katharine Špehar

As a 20-year veteran of a single organization, Katharine can certainly classify herself as a paycheckaholic. She is excited about sharing the journey with others who want to free themselves from a paycheck addiction. She lives in Washington, DC.

Daylight Slaving Time

Daylight Saving Time, though it may seem a minor annoyance, has often-overlooked effects on your freedom and even your health and safety, and that irritation should raise larger questions about who is in control of your life.

By |March 8th, 2015|Top Story|Comments Off on Daylight Slaving Time

What’s in the way often IS the way

Paycheckaholics Anonymous isn’t my first foray into entrepreneurship. A couple of years ago, I started another venture. I encountered many obstacles to its launch, but I also learned some valuable lessons along the way.

At the time, I was traveling frequently. I found myself completely frustrated by the lack of interesting dining options at airports […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Top Story|Comments Off on What’s in the way often IS the way

The five strengths you didn’t know you had

Several years ago, a trusted colleague in my company’s HR department introduced me to the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. This tool has provided me with significant insight into the unique value that I bring—to my employer, to my friendships, or to any endeavor.

As you consider ways to reduce your dependence on your regular paycheck and […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Top Story|Comments Off on The five strengths you didn’t know you had

Ten reasons you need a partner to start your new business

OK, so you’d like to start your own business, but the idea of striking out on your own is daunting. That’s understandable. It’s a big leap to move from being a paycheckaholic to working for yourself, but your new venture doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition. The choice is not between working for […]

By |December 27th, 2014|Featured|Comments Off on Ten reasons you need a partner to start your new business

Connecting Black Friday and paycheckaholism

Why are paycheckaholics addicted to Black Friday as well as their paychecks? In our materialistic culture of greed and excess, the two fit hand in hand.

By |November 30th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Connecting Black Friday and paycheckaholism

10 tips for a healthy lunch

Whether you’re working a paycheckaholic-type job or starting your own business, you need to be at your best throughout the day. The lunchtime break is a critical time to nourish your body with a healthy lunch and nurture your mental and emotional well-being. What you eat plays a critical role in your brain function […]

By |November 16th, 2014|Featured|Comments Off on 10 tips for a healthy lunch

Are you limited by all-or-nothing thinking?

As I’ve discussed in previous posts, awareness is the first step towards any kind of change in behavior or thinking. One of the most significant advances in my own development has been an increased awareness of my tendency to “all-or-nothing” thinking.  It seems to me that nearly every week, my therapist is pointing out […]

By |November 2nd, 2014|Top Story|2 Comments

Finding your golden hours

One very important aspect of breaking your paycheck addiction is using your time wisely. We’ve published a number of articles here at Paycheckaholics Anonymous about ways to waste less time, but perhaps you really don’t waste much time and yet still find it difficult to get everything done. So how can you employ your […]

By |October 19th, 2014|Top Story|Comments Off on Finding your golden hours

What you don’t know about self-esteem

You’ve taken the first step and admitted that you have a problem. You’re a paycheckaholic, addicted to your paycheck, and you’d like to take some steps towards generating other streams of income. Yet, somehow, you feel stuck.  It’s likely that you’re stuck in part because you are tied to an old thinking pattern or […]

By |September 14th, 2014|News, Personal Development|Comments Off on What you don’t know about self-esteem

What is a paycheckaholic?

From the time we’re children, we’re taught to go to school, get good grades, get a good job with good benefits, and retire in 40 years with a gold watch and a pension. There may have been a time when that plan actually worked, but those days are long gone. Times have changed, and […]

By |August 31st, 2014|Featured|4 Comments