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I found this quote around 20 or 25 years ago when I read the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ž๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก, ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก.

Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

At the time, I was still going through financial difficulties, so this quote hit home hard. My money-healing journey started immediately. I was done playing the victim game. I played “live well” games instead. I learned to stop blaming others for making my life difficult. I started to be more disciplined in my daily financial affairs; improved my relationship with money (my situation); and so onโ€ฆ.

It took me years to fully comprehend it. Until today, I still find it quite a challenge to live up to it. I realize that struggle is part of life, and it is up to us on how to perceive and respond to our situations.  

This week, I lost a friend to illnessโ€ฆ

Early this year, she reached out to me right after my money session. She asked for my help with her financial issues. She shared about her money story, ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ. One thing that we’re agreed on, our money struggles often reflect our life struggles.

๐˜ผ๐™™๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™– ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™—๐™ก๐™š๐™ข ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™๐™–๐™ก๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š

– unknown

She managed to win more than half the battleโ€ฆ.
She followed the 5As of the first step in dealing with money problems.

She was aware of and admitted to having a financial situation. She accepted the situation wholeheartedly and learned to stop blamingโ€ฆ. She asks for help and then actsโ€ฆ.

Despite the fact that she might not have enough time to rewrite her money story and turn the situation around, she took actionโ€ฆ  Most of us chose to sit still, keep complaining, and do nothing.

๐™„๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š; ๐™„๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š

Iam forever grateful that i got to know the book (The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying), and i I had the chance to work on my money story on my early days. 
But, It is never too late to start.   Let’s start dealing with our money story โ€ฆ Because we never know how long we are going to live.

Jakarta, 22 December 2022

About the Author

Hany Gungoro

Hany is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has more than 30 years of experience in various corporate projects. Most of Hany's consulting work is focused on financial management, people & organizational performance. She is the founder of ICreateME, a platform to help her fellow professionals reinventing their career path, breaking the โ€œI am not good enough circleโ€, learning more about themselves, and be financially independent. Hany is a yoga and meditation practitioner.

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