U.S. IRS Approved ITIN!

For the ebooks Smashwords sells or distributes of Canadians, the American Internal Revenue Service requires individuals/sole proprietors to secure an ITIN because of Canada’s treaty with the United States.

Then Smashwords requires the individual/sole proprietor to complete a W-8BEN in order their company to release payment to the individual/sole proprietor after they verify the ITIN and W-8BEN applications.

Much to learn, but thankfully, I love learning, growing, adapting … and of course, the idea of book sales high enough to be paid every quarter … so I’m grateful all of the paperwork will soon be in order.

Sweet!

Kaitlin

April 27, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

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New Book Review from a Married Woman Living in a Women’s Shelter to Escape Domestic Violence

Four years into a marriage, an increasing level of aggression from her husband scared her to the point she started packing her car with her belongings over a period of time … just in case.

The night came.

Afraid to go home, she was going to take refuge where she worked part-time because nobody would know as the building was deserted until the next afternoon, but a desperate phone call to a friend resulted in an invitation to spend the night, along with sharing a conversation with friends, who had experienced violence in their homes too,

Within a few days, she and her few belongings were provided a place to stay for two months and make plans because she was fleeing from a potentially dangerous environment.

Last week I gave the woman a copy of my book, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle … the Getting Started version intended to speak directly to those feeling disrespected … devalued … made to feel less than … and her email back to me read, “Your book is terrific! Your book is opening many doors, particularly in the intro on page 7 Even those who reject us because we did not reflect them. Thank you for your words.”

J.S.

I’d say the book did the job it is intended to do, so I am greatly hoping for your support of the CHARLES CHOICE 9/11/2017 project I am raising funds for on the STARTSOMEGOOD platform so the play will be produced, filmed, and presented to get the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle into homes, schools, and communities, locally and globally.

Just click below to pledge your support

https://www.startsomegood.com/charleschoice9112017

And thanks from all of us who have or are being convinced they are worth less than anyone else … because we are not … because everyone matters.

Wholeheartedly and Respectfully,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

April 25, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

 

 

 

Respect …

Respect: To value … be kind to, esteem, honour, regard, be polite to, show courtesy to, consider, note, recognize, take into account

Funk and Wagnalls Edition Webster’s New World Thesaurus, 1985 Simon and Schuster, page 637

NOTE: Admire is more commonly considered more than respect … as admire is more about looking up to someone for accomplishments/achievements, not just for being recognized as another life

April 24, 2017

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Abuse …

Abuse: To treat badly … insult, injure, hurt, harm damage, impair, aggrieve, offend, ill-treat, ill-use, misuse, misemploy, disparage, berate, maltreat, mistreat, wrong, persecute, molest, nag, victimize, oppress, ruin, mar, spoil, vulgarize, reproach, rail at, outrage, do wrong by or to, mishandle, pervert, profane, prostitute, desecrate, pollute, overwork, overtax, overdrive, overburden, violate, defile, impose upon, deprave, taint, debase, corrupt, squander, waste, dissipate, exhaust, do one’s worst, do one an injustice, knock about.

Funk and Wagnalls Edition Webster’s New World Thesaurus, 1985 Simon and Schuster, page 5

April 23, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

In-Between …

In between Easter weekend and working on the CHARLES’ CHOICE 9/11/2017 project materials for the STARTSOMEGOOD crowdfunding campaign targeted for 4/22/2017 to 5/22/2017, I have not been on-line, especially blogging this past few weeks … sorry.

Thanks for staying tuned though … you won’t want to miss the rewards coming soon!

Kaitlin

April 20, 2017

 

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Apathy …

Apathy: Indifference, unresponsiveness, displaying less interest or reactivity to a situation than would normally be expected.

The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, Arthur S. Reber, 1985, page 44

Synonyms: dullness, insensitivity, unconcern, indifference, unconcern, nonchalance, aloofness, impassiveness, coldness, callousness, alienation, disregard, non-interference, disinterest, neutrality, isolationism, detachment, stupor, disdain

Funk and Wagnalls Edition Webster’s New World Dictionary

April 11, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

Aggression Versus Assertiveness … Your Choice?

The questions to be answered are how do we want to live and how do we want our leaders to lead? And what choice leads to the best long-term resolution?

AGGRESSION

Aggression … definition … an unprovoked attack … synonyms … offensive, assault, invasion.

Assault … definition … any violent attack, as an act, speech, or writing assailing a person or institution … synonyms … advance, strike.

Attackdefinition … begin battle or conflict with … synonyms … assault, invade, storm, raid, strike, etc.

Bullydefinition … a swaggering, quarrelsome, usually cowardly person who terrorizes weaker people … synonyms … tease, domineer, harass. See threaten.

Threaten definition … to be menacing or dangerous to … synonyms … intimidate, admonish, scare, torment, push around, bully, terrorize, abuse.

In contrast to aggression, assertiveness only has simple answer and few synonyms that reflect its simplicity and purity.

ASSSERTIVENESS

Assertiveness … definition … to insist on  or defend, state positively; affirm … synonym … declaration.

Note: Synonyms and definitions above from Webster’s New World Thesaurus , the Reader’s Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary, and Coles Concise English Dictionary

Visit Wikipedia www.wikipedia.com for more information on aggression versus assertiveness.

See the Respect Scale in Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle by Kaitlin Ann Trepanier on http://www.smashwords.com or your favorite ebook retailer for more information about where aggression is ranked on the Respect Scale for the impact aggression has on humanity’s chance of peaceful co-existence.

April 7, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016