There are a lot of people who want to offer financial guidance. Some people want you to do what they do. And a lot of professional people are in it for the money, so I turned to those who with the success and wisdom I was seeking.
Coming from a blue collar Catholic background with a number of challenges, when I started to earn an income beyond my expectations, I did not manage it well. In fact, I bought into the “buy-now-pay-later” and the “keep-up-with-your-friends-even-if-they-are-ten-years-older” mentalities. Combined with a low “Respect Level,” I did not have the self respect to manage my money. Instead I allowed the destructive mentalities to influence my choices to my and other people’s detriment.
Previous financial successes kept me believing one day financial abundance would return, so I began the research and study to understand how things what went wrong and what I needed to do before my finances were restored.
Reading Suze Orman’s books and listening to her logical, practical, and compassionate advice impressed me as did her mantra, “People first, money second,” both of which inspired me to heed her advice for individuals.
Tony Robbins and his books, “Money: Master The Game” and “Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook Creating Peace Of Mind In A World Of Volatility” also focuses first on people by emphasizing wealth is not the goal, but a tool to help make a positive change in the world.
Though Suze and Tony provided the practical steps along with inspiration, as someone returning to a belief in God, The Bible has taught me how to prioritize wealth distribution one step further for the most effective and compassionate wealth management for myself and for the benefit of others too.
And though financial wealth has not yet returned, the wisdom gained from my financial gurus has set in place new money management habits that will forever serve healthy, compassionate wealth management no matter my income level.
Hope you reap the same wisdom from my financial gurus and share it with others too.
KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Specialist, Writer, Speaker, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and President
Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle
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May 30, 2020