“Burning Out”

Linked article by Sarah Trent for Longreads

https://longreads.com/2019/11/15/burning-out/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Over twenty years ago I was fortunate to tour, discover, and fall in love with California’s beautiful diverse environment. Twenty years later I was still in love with California and wanted to move.there and make it my business headquarters as well as my permanent home. I had even picked the area, several hours north of San Francisco in a place called Mendocino County, but thankfully God knew best and did not make it possible for me to relocate there.

For awhile I was frustrated and sad, but after reading the article below yesterday, I realized he saved me because two of the biggest wildfires were close to the area I had chosen. Thankfully, he turned what was meant for harm, probably driven by the enemy since my work is about helping people, into good by not making that dream come true because then the bigger dream in my heart, transforming respect from a discretionary value to a global principle would have perished along with me.

So today, I see what I could not see before and say Amen for his bigger scope of things and his saving grace!

And I pray for those who have to deal with disasters around the world.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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November 18,  2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The No. 1 habit of self-made millionaires share–and it is also the most overlooked says money expert”

Linked article by Tom Carley for makeit

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/14/most-important-habit-millionaires-share-is-also-most-overlooked-says-money-expert.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Just be open minded and keep learning to create the life best suited to you.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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October 20, 2019

“Older Americans (and Canadians) Are Increasingly Unwilling–Or Unable–To Retire”

Linked article by Ina Jaffe for npr (national public radio)

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/02/751797229/the-new-realities-of-work-and-retirement?utm_source=pocket-newtab

This article is shared by me because I am one who never believed in retirement, but rather believe in living life to the fullest by doing work I love and therefore not wanting to stop, which I am finally doing as a writer, plus founder and president of a global initiative transforming respect from a discretionary value to a global principle–that will take more than the rest of my life–and will be passed on to the next generations to fulfill when I am gone.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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October 8, 2019

“Homeless Man Starts Company, Becomes Rich, and Only Hires Other Homeless People”

His story inspires me to reconsider who I will hire/bring on as limited partners for my social business venture, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, when it is time. Perhaps the people I hire will be people who have experienced trauma and tragedy that they too have overcome as I have.

The following linked article is by Valham for Society on Disclose.tv

https://www.disclose.tv/homeless-man-starts-company-becomes-rich-and-hires-only-other-homeless-people-362372

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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September 25, 2019

 

“Money Talk: She makes triple his salary”

“Peter: [Now that we’re married] we both have the same viewpoint on what we want to spend money on, and most of the time it’s not stuff, it’s experiences.”

“Vanessa: I haven’t made the comparison of how much disposable income or purchasing power I have now to buy things like shoes and bags vs. what I did when I was single. I want to say that it’s actually increased, at least that’s how it feels, because there’s just a financial benefit to being married. You’re spending as much money, or maybe more, if you’re cooking for one person than if you’re cooking for two. That’s where the savings really is. His additional $40,000 contributes to our pooled income, but we only need to buy one bedspread. That’s where it feels like both of our purchasing power has increased by combining our incomes.”

Quotes and linked article by Nicole Dieker for Vox

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/9/3/20812244/partner-marriage-outearn-spouse-imbalance

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Writer, Founder and President of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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September 10, 2019

“The US (and Canadian) Labor Shortage Explained” and What Needs to Happen

Applicable to Canada as well as many of us Canadians know, especially since the introduction of contract part-time work that pays no benefits and is either minimum wage or slightly above, while also expecting “contract” people to use provide and use their own capital for an employer’s benefit, such as, but not limited to, computers, Wifi, and vehicles.

“Companies looking to attract enough blue-collar workers will have to continue increasing wages and, as a result, possibly experience diminished profits,” wrote Gad Levanon, chief economist for North America at the Conference Board, a global economic research organization that has studied the recent US labor shortage.

Slow income growth has been the most persistent problem affecting the US economy in its recovery from the Great Recession. Wages have barely kept up with the cost of living, even as the unemployment rate dropped and the economy expanded.

 With such a tight labor market and rising productivity, workers should expect much bigger pay raises than they’re getting.

Private sector workers (excluding farmworkers) got a measly 8-cent average hourly raise in July, adding up to an average pay of $27.98 an hour. Workers’ wages only grew about 1.6 percent in the past year, after adjusting for inflation.

While that’s faster than wages have been growing since the recession started in 2007, it’s still a pathetic amount compared to the sky-high payouts corporate CEOs are getting.

But raising wages will only do so much to ease the labor shortage. Businesses will need to hire more foreign workers too.

Excerpts from the following linked article by Alexia Campbell for Vox

https://www.vox.com/2019/8/12/20801941/us-labor-shortage-workers-quit

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August 16, 2019

 

“Where is Workforce Really Booming? Among the Oldest Workers”

Why We Wrote This

“By conventional reckoning, someone at 65 years old or even 55 is “retirement age.” But labels are being lifted as older people stay active – and as employers see value in hiring them.”

By Laurent Belsie for The Christian Science Monitor

https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2019/0524/Where-is-workforce-really-booming-Among-the-oldest-workers?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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June 6, 2019