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Big Mistakes and Bigger Lessons

Money-mistakesBy Karina Arancibia – Financial and Life Coach.

Some great lessons come from the mistakes we make…

When was the last time you made a mistake? I know sometimes it’s not easy to admit it. We don’t want to feel like we don’t know what we are doing, or that we did something wrong.

Usually when we make a mistake we can have different reactions, we might dwell on it and maybe  talk to ourselves. We might get upset and kick ourselves or we could also feel down, and that we didn’t know any better.

Lots of emotions with deal with, some people might be able to keep it cool and balanced and  that’s great and if you are able to control that. I have to admit that although I tried, to keep my cool, there is frustration inside, but also my brain starts looking for solutions and answers, I start questioning things.

Don’t think because I write this blog I don’t make any money mistakes, those have been some of my biggest lessons in my financial life, and I pass those to my kids and whoever is willing to listen.

I had an incident a few weekends ago, and it had to do with my car. My breaks broke in the middle of the night and I could not stop on a red light, I was fortunate enough that nothing happened just a scare and I was close to a friend house and I parked it there. The break was literally on the floor, wow never seen that before.. yea some people were laughing.  Read the rest of this entry

How Much Are You Worth?

By Karina Arancibia- Financial Coach

Have you ever wondered how much are you worth? If you haven’t, I suggest you do it. When you recognize your worth, others do it as well.

Cobras lo que vale tu trabajo? Are you charging your real worth?

Valor vs. Precio / Value vs. Price

We all have those little things we have to do that sometimes annoys us. This week I had to find a way to fix my headlights, one of them burnt, and yes I’ll be honest I haven’t learned how to change it myself, and I thought about this for a moment. I could have read the manual or asked a friendly neighbour to help me. I’m sure I could have done it, and spend a few hours on it, between reading and figuring out how to change this little light.  I am not the most handy woman, and yes I admire this on other people. Don’t get me wrong, I get by and I do surprise myself sometimes. No worries there is a point to this story and this is the way money flows and also how I value my time and my priorities. Are you doing the same?

See I have always been of the idea that we all have our talents, and that’s the reason we have experts and people that offer us a service in different areas. In this case, I ended up taking the car to the dealership to deal with this little issue, yes I know, the dealership not the most inexpensive place.  The point is this: Read the rest of this entry