“The respect we have for others mirrors the respect we have for ourselves”

Because we can’t give to others what we don’t have in us for ourselves.

Original quote by

 KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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June 12, 2019

 

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

INTRODUCTION

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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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Philosopher Innovator Founder Social Entrepreneur Producer Publisher Writer Artist Speaker

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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January 26, 2019

This Is ONE OF THE IMPACTS of Lower “Respect Level” MANAGEMENT

Click on link to read the article, Why Start-Ups Are Leaving Silicon Valley

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/08/30/why-startups-are-leaving-silicon-valley

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Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

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September 4, 2018                                     

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How MONEY MANAGEMENT Is TIED TO “Respect Levels”

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

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist and Speaker  

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September 3, 2018                                  

NOTE: Kaitlin’s Smashwords interview and Ebooks available at www.smashwords.com

 

No One Is Immune To The Effects Of A Low “Respect Level”

We as Canadians, nor anyone else in the world, are immune to the effects of a low “Respect Level” for one’s own and other people’s lives, further demonstrated by the alleged suspect’s request for the police to shoot him in the head (from article).

Condolences to all and my prayer that people wake up and realize that stronger laws and hiding won’t solve the problem … a world filled with people with high enough “Respect Levels” will because they will value their own and other people’s lives equally and therefore will not desire to harm and kill … others and then themselves, either directly or as a result of their harm to others.

Shared link from The Star

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/04/23/van-strikes-as-many-as-10-pedestrians-at-yonge-and-finch.html

April 24, 2018

 KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Human/Animal Rights Activist Social Scientist Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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If We Are As Smart As We Like To Think We Are …

If we are as smart as we like to think we are, would we be treating each other and our world the way we do considering the consequences our choices make us live with?

April 10 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Human/Animal Rights Activist Social Scientist Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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Putting Money in Its Place

Breaking old habits and patterns is easier when we turn our attention to those who, one, never had the problem or, two, were successful in making the positive changes we also want … including the results.

Evidenced by the results of pulling in a large amount of money in my thirties with my husband and the debt we were both left with after our divorce, revealed big changes needed to happen.

And for me they have, but in small, gradual steps.

For my ex-husband things were different. There was no problem for him getting out of debt once my poor money mindset and my new non-traditional goals were out of his life. Mind you, working for Ontario Hydro and the bequeath from his parents’ estate made his transition into liquidity much faster and painless.

After a few years on my own, plus breaking into a new field, writing, I turned to credit because I did not believe any other way was possible.

Wrong.

Of course, after leaving the corporate world I was later stunned by my return to the retail sector to discover how retail jobs were still minimum wage, yet were no longer full-time, and no longer offered any benefits, as much of the work was “contract” versus employee.

When the work ran out and I was let go, I was still recovering from the shock of several personal events so my thinking was not clear and I did not apply for unemployment insurance. I certainly did not know anything about social services either.

My journey to a debt-free life began a few years later, but only after I had to suffer the embarrassment and consequences when I filed for bankruptcy because I could not envision how I was going to be able to pay back the creditors and live, without going crazy from the hounding calls from creditors in the meantime.

I did believe one day I would repay the debt but I needed time to live peacefully, while I developed new money management skills, found work, did the personal work I needed to do, which was a lot for several good reasons, and developed new professional skills. (For a full account of how and why, my ebook, A Charmed Life, tells the full story.)

For the next fourteen years, cash, bursaries, and barter were king of my finances.

I also discovered many people believe poor people  steal, yet I also discovered how wrong that assumption is because one, I did not steal, though shopping became a hide and see game in grocery stores as I looked for the best deals for my budget and two, though some impoverished people do steal, in my personal experience, I observed more theft by middle and upper class, sometimes directly and sometimes not, but that is another story, as is the story about how the impoverished are taken advantage of by those not impoverished.

Thinking debt would not be in my future again, I was not prepared for the scenario of having to move back to the community I left in my thirties to help my dad in his last years.

The first year and a half was promising because I secured a job and home, all within a few blocks of my dad. The part-time job paid fourteen dollars an hour, but the cost of living in an Ontario Hydro community, plus the money needed to help dad out before he was forced out of his home by health needs was not met by my income. Once again I had to turn to credit.

Not knowing what was going to happen when dad had to be moved to long-term care, I thought going into debt would be resolved quickly, but suddenly I could no longer work having to be on call 24 hours. A move into my brother’s basement housed me and the hounding creditor phone calls began.

By 2015, Dad finally passed away. A year later, I was finally well enough again to move away. And a year after that I turned to money management experts to help me move forward financially.

A MSN money expert provided this budget outline …

60% for taxes, home costs, living costs, vehicles, etc.

10% to debt

10% to short-term savings

10% to long-term savings

10% to pleasure

I liked the simple guideline, though as a Christian, there was one modification I had to make … reducing 60% to 50% in order to have 10% to give away.

Because my experience with creditors showed they believed they should have all the money I receive, I understood why they handed off their outstanding debts to some of the worst bullies and abusers I have encountered … and I have encountered quite a few in my lifetime … in order to keep their hands clean.

For this reason, I also appreciated what I have learned about money management … that in order for me to pay back all of my debts (the first bankruptcy also), I need, like all people, to be able to pay for a home to live and rest in, as well as, to stay healthy and thrive in order to be a contributing versus a draining member of society.

My experiences with lenders, especially a surprising few high-profile ones, have turned me off ever going into debt again, which, as time will show, will be to their loss because one day I know I will be restored and they will never see me walk through their doors to buy any of their other services.

I also think it’s time for lenders to wake up and develop higher “Respect Levels” business practices in order to balance out their capitalistic endeavors with compassion because, whether they know it or not, when some lose, we all lose.

Whatever your current money management style, I hope you too develop a high enough “Respect Level” to keep what you need and to give to those in need … because we never know if we, or a loved one, will one day be the one in need m… because, believe it or not, we win when everyone else wins too.

December 27, 2017

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

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