Financial Gurus Guiding Restoration and Acceleration

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.


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“Women & Money … Be Strong Be Smart Be Secure”


When this book was first published in 2007, I was convinced that women were finally ready to focus on being powerful with their money. Indeed, many women heard the call. The book connected with a few million readers. It reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list, and tens of thousands of women took their lessons of the book to heart and forged healthy and strong relationships with their money.

            But, in the years since, I’ve come to realize that many more women–even some who bought the book–continued to ignore their issues with money. Or they struggled to make confident decisions that would help them achieve lasting security.

            I was very confused by this. What was preventing women from being as powerful with money as they were in other areas of their life?

            I have long said that self-worth determines one’s net worth. When you are silent, or silenced, it’s very had to get in touch with your self-worth. It is only when you speak your truth that you can be truly powerful. Starting in the fall of 2017, women began to speak their truth, and it suddenly started to make sense to me…

Read the rest in Suze Orman’s book, WOMEN & MONEY Be STRONG Be SMART Be SECURE published by Random House, 2007, 2010, 2018

Also check out best-selling author Suze Orman’s other books, You’ve Earned It, Don’t Lose It, the 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, The Courage to be Rich, The Road to Wealth, The Laws of Money, the Lessons of Life, The Money book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke, Suze Orman’s Action Plan, The Money Class, The Adventures of Billy & Penny

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When I had money and a low Respect Level, I did not manage my money well.

When I had little, but a higher Respect Level, I developed the ability to manage the money I had.

When I developed an even higher Respect Level, my heart and mind opened to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and I delightfully discovered what I have or do not have does not matter … because now I have the faith and trust they have my back … whatever choices I make.

Goodbye worry and hello peace because experience has also taught me I have what I need when I need it and even when I don’t like circumstances, I know this too shall pass.

Lord almighty I wish I had got this sooner, but better later than never, though of course since God revealed my life’s purpose, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle concept, company, and global initiative, he knew what needed to change in me. Of course and thankfully, he knew how and when to get my attention. And since I’ve discovered he is also my banker, I don’t even have to try to figure out how, I just need to keep doing my parts.

Phew! What a relief!

And get this! I have also discovered that giving a percentage away to help others, in the spirit of true giving, not giving to get back or a receipt, before I help myself opens the door for God to give me more since he has taught me well.

What a joy to discover helping people, which has always been a strong drive in me, isn’t just about expending my energy, but giving them money too! Saddens me to think how I could have helped so many people when I had much, but lifts my spirits to know when abundance comes again, I will know what to do.

Thank you for dropping by with your curious open mind. Wishing you abundance of all kinds … and the Respect Level to use your abundance wisely from the heart and mind.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier


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