ON CREATIVITY “It is a chaotic strangeness familiar to every creative person, be she poet or physicist or composer …”

“I carry my thoughts about with me for a long time, sometimes a very long time, before I set them down. At the same time my memory is so faithful to me that I am sure not to forget a theme which I have once conceived, even after five years have passed. I make many changes, reject and reattempt until I am satisfied. Then the working-out in breadth, length, height and depth begins in my head, and since I am conscious of what I want, the basic idea never leaves me. It rises, grows upward, and I hear and see the picture as a whole take shape and stand forth before me as though cast in a single piece, so that all that is left is the work of writing it down.”

“Whence I take my ideas… I cannot say with any degree of certainty; they come to me uninvited, directly, or indirectly. I could almost grasp them in my hands, out in nature’s open, in the woods, during my promenades, in the silence of the night, at earliest dawn. They are roused by moods which in the poet’s case are transmuted into words, and in mine into tones, that sound, roar and storm until at last they take shape for me as notes.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

This experience I have come to know well and as with Beethoven, being outside is when most ideas arrive. I too also carry them for a long time, such as the idea of respect as a global principle that entered my mind over twenty years ago and is now manifesting in unexpected ways.

I also appreciated Maria Popova sharing in her article on brainpickings, titled

Incubation, Ideation, and the Art of Editing: Beethoven on Creativity

that creativity is not just about art making, but also discovery and innovation.

Quoting author Mary Shelley of Frankenstein fame, Freema Dyson, physicist, T.S. Eliot, Ludwig van Beethoven and more, light is shone on a process many seek to understand. Learn more by reading the Maria’s whole article @

https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/11/25/beethoven-on-creativity/

December 4, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder Social Entrepreneur Author Artist Speaker

www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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“9 Out of 10 People Are Willing to Earn Less Money to Do More MEANINGFUL WORK”

Jaded by corporate culture in the 90’s, my journey to create a more meaningful life has been filled with the alternate, which unfortunately has also included several returns to school, low hourly wages, part-time jobs, no benefits, contract work, and questionable business practices.

Didn’t help my quest financially when I needed to divorce as part of the change because he didn’t understand, like, and didn’t want to be part of the journey I was embarking on.

Of course, I would not have had to embark on such a journey if, in my younger years, my different-from-my-community’s aspirations had been pursued instead of getting sidetracked by what other people and society said I should want because of what they valued … respected.

As this shared article reveals, I am not the only person who became jaded or who didn’t even have to become jaded to make alternative choices in order to enjoy life more and thrive.

https://hbr.org/2018/11/9-out-of-10-people-are-willing-to-earn-less-money-to-do-more-meaningful-work

Fortunately, albeit twenty years later, the work I truly wanted to do has become a reality and one day all the low wages, lack of benefits, and disrespectful circumstances will be only a memory.

What does my organization do? Helps people discover and value who they are and what their talents are, plus inspires them to live the best life for them to thrive … because I know the high prices we all pay when we don’t.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder Social Entrepreneur Author Artist Speaker

www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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November 9, 2018

 

“Cutting Edge as the Bleeding Edge: AVOIDING BURNOUT on Your Path to Success”

The phenomenon of burnout is not confined to the corporate circles alone. Plenty of it exists in the world of entrepreneurship as well. There is a constant pressure for founders and startups to keep the company in the limelight and on the radar of people that matter. Lack of resources and bootstrapping takes a toll that they are afraid to admit for fear of being deemed a failure.

Being at the cutting edge of things is often deemed a virtue, but the cutting edge is also the bleeding edge and we have to learn to manage how deep the cut goes.

Total burnout never happens without warning signs. Exhaustion, lack of interest in non-work-related life, sleeplessness, nagging anxiety about nothing, unfulfillment and overwhelm are signals that demand attention. Often people ignore these signs and consider them normal tradeoffs of the demanding schedules of today. This line of thinking itself is toxic.

Read the rest of the article by Tanvi Gautam – CEO of Leadershift Inc @

https://www.cartierwomensinitiative.com/news/cutting-edge-bleeding-edge-avoiding-burnout-your-path-success

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder Social Entrepreneur Author Artist Speaker

www.connectingthedotswiththerespectprinciple.com

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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November 3, 2018

 

 

 

 

“The Five Types of MENTORS YOU NEED in Your Life”

https://ideas.ted.com/the-5-types-of-mentors-you-need-in-your-life/?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_content=ideas-blog&utm_term=business

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Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

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September 27, 2018                                

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WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR’S Blistering RESIGNATION LETTER

https://www.upworthy.com/this-blistering-resignation-letter-from-a-white-house-adviser-is-a-must-read?c=upw1

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 July 24, 2018

 

 

 

Inequality FAVORS the Rich and Political

No real surprises in the following shared Economist article/link, yet worth reading to refuel our fight against inequality for the many of us who lose much as a result, even freedom.

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2018/07/21/as-inequality-grows-so-does-the-political-influence-of-the-rich

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July 23, 2018

 

The RISE of a TYRANT

The timing of writing and sharing this truth is perfect as we witness the tyrant of our times wield his newly-gained power. Shakespeare revealed what was happening in his time and warns, in detail, how a tyrant rises to power.

Learn more by reading Harvard Humanities Professor Stephen Greenblatt’s article on the subject by clicking on the link below

The Tyrant and His Enablers

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July 20., 2018