How to die with dignity and grace is an article for people who care about doing what is best for their family, business associates, friends, and relatives; die with dignity and grace by doing your estate planning before it’s too late.
America is one of the few nations in which talking about death is the fastest way to lose friends and influence people in a repelling fashion. In contrast, there is an ancient book known as the Tibetan Book of the Dead; it’s a book of wisdom preparing people to live a better life by thinking about death in noble ways.
We recently lost a dear friend to cancer. It was almost as bad as the pain I felt when I first lost my father; shocking. Over time, the pain can be healed through acceptance, prayer, and love. Losing people we love, the ability to do things we love, and remembering the best times of our life is part of life that prepares us for what we believe lies on the other side.
Losing people we love can be a powerful reminder to keep our house in order. When we make a conscious decision to face our mortality and do the responsible thing for our family, we take care of the estate planning without hesitation.
An Estate Planning Expert
I recently interviewed Christine Chracchiolio, an author, and Phoenix, Arizona-based estate planning attorney extraordinaire. Christine wrote a phenomenal book entitled, Fortune Favors the Bold, The Ultimate Guide to Creating Everlasting Wealth. Listen to what Christine has to say because I encourage everyone to engage qualified tax, legal, and financial advisors when we need help. Her insight is priceless.
Watch the interview if you want to hear a great story about a father-daughter connection between Christine and her dad. Tune in if you’re curious to know the basic elements for writing a simple family plan. Discover how easy it is to get your estate plan done once you commit mentally.
Plan to Live and Die Well
Heck, if we all agree successful organizations and people have written plans of action, why wouldn’t we want to write a plan that helps us lead a richer, happier, healthier life?
Plan to live a rich life also means taking care of your estate plan. Christine shed light on how painless it can be to get your estate plan in place before it’s too late.
Christine’s title is more subtle than that of my article for a reason; it’s irresponsible not to plan to die with dignity and grace even though millions of us do it every day.
What I mean by this is when we choose to neglect the most basic estate planning steps such as a Durable Power of Attorney, a Will, a Healthcare Proxy, for example, we’re simply saying our families, coworkers, friends, and relatives aren’t important enough for us to do the right thing; plan to die with dignity and grace.
Keep Your Estate Plan Simple to Start
Simple, not easy, or so it seems from the millions of us who die intestate. That means without a Will or way to avoid our estate going through the black hole of a probate court. If you have heirs, you leave them in the lurch much like we see some rich and famous people do.
Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Sonny Bono, Pablo Picasso, Michael Jackson, and many other famous people died without doing the right thing. Imagine the mess if you’re part of these famous families.
Even if you don’t have buckets of wealth, more than one house, or a car, you need to plan to die with dignity and grace. That means to get the basic legal documents and the legal advice you need to write a will and any other document that’s part of a comprehensive estate plan suitable for you and your family.
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