Remember to Run Your Own Race (Episode 5)

Updated: December 7, 2021

Listen to Episode 5:

Summary of Episode 5:

The story of a young doctor I met for a financial consultation. (1:30)

“We spend money that we do not have, on things we do not need, to impress people who do not care.” –Will Smith (5:55)

The story of how I got into trouble with credit card debts back when I was still working in an office. (6:35)

How being honest with myself kickstarted my journey towards learning better money habits. (8:35)

Kung hindi mo kilala ang sarili mo at hindi mo alam kung ano ang mga gusto mo, the tendency will be for you to look at others and assume: Siguro dapat ganun din ang ginagawa ko. (10:45)

To know who you are and what exactly you want in life is the first step towards learning how to run your own race. (12:05)

“Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.” –Baz Luhrmann, Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) (13:35)

You are not trying to beat others to an imaginary finish line. You are running your own race. So follow your own timeline. Create your own life’s design. (14:30)

Question of the Week:
Can you share with me one goal or dream that you want to achieve for this year?

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  1. I regretted that when in my 20s and 30s I did not take care of my financial well being. Now in my 40s I was able to create a budget and to actually stick to it. I’m now doing the envelope method.

    So sad na hinde ako nakinig ke sir fitz early on. 2008 pa Lang subscriber na ako Ng blog nya. Pero ok na Yun. I’ve learned my lessons and I’m moving on.

    This year I will stick to my budget and live a frugal life
    No more shopping. Dami ko pa damit. I don’t give a damn anymore. Basta I’d like to have a comfortable retirement.

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