Reasons for Publicity, Social Media, Creativity, and Entrepreneurial Skills Upgrades

Holding a big vision in one’s heart and mind drives the many required small acts.

SMALL ACTS

1. Studying publicity and how to put together a press kit for newspapers and proposals for potential contest sponsors

2. Learning from social media marketing experts how best to utilize and maximize the digital tools rather than overwhelm with too many posts and too much information

3. Discovering legally, contractually, etc. how to best offer the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle contest to engage youth, caregivers, teachers, and administration in schools, communities, and organizations

BIG RESULTS

1. Fewer children and teens being targeted because of less prejudiced rationalization

2. Saved lives because of averted tragedies

3. More children and teens discovering and realizing their potential

BENEFITS and REWARDS

1. Altruistic satisfaction for helping in my unique way

2. Financial compensation for my unique talents and perseverance

3. Ability to give back even more to others because of my success

Feeling honored, fortunate, and blessed to have the combination of talents, skills, and experience to serve by creating a unifying, practical, logical, and compassionate initiative , Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, transforming our ideas of what our world can really be like when we value … respect … life simply for being other lives we share with our world.

Thank you for doing you part!

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist and Speaker  

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September 20, 2018                                    

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“Its NEVER TOO LATE for Your Career to Peak”

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September 19, 2018                                     

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“State of Female Entrepreneurship in 2018”

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 September 18, 2018                                    

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For The LOVE of CHILDREN … “Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids”

Higher “Respect Level” Behavior, so thanks for writing and sharing.

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 September                                    

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“FREE YOURSELF FROM The FEAR of Judgement & Start Living Life”

 

Something I have had to work on because my experiences created a lot of fear. Hope her words help you too. Thank you Marisa.

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CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist and Speaker  

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September 10, 2018        

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My ROLE-MODEL MARRIAGE

Many people who move in together and do not marry often have often said to me, “Who needs a piece of paper?”

After two failed marriages, I did not argue with them, maybe I sometimes agreed, but I sensed they were not getting something I really wanted to believe in … a marriage with no end.

To be fair, my first marriage failed because I was sixteen, running away from home with problems bigger than him and I, though three years my senior he wanted to be married because most of his siblings were married. It was what one did. Between both of us, our immaturity and the baggage our brief histories added to the combustible fire of our relationship was too much for both of us. Within a few years I was hitchhiking to my parents new home more broken and broke than when I had left.

My second marriage failing I now hold myself mostly accountable for because he really was/is a nice guy. I knew I was also a nice girl too underneath the brokenness resulting from my traumatic child and teen years, but the other big problem was the nice girl I became was what people wanted, not who I vaguely believed I could be … the person I now am … which complicated my problems and eventually also began affecting my professional performance.

And then the worst … best thing happened. Just as I knew my second marriage was ending because he wanted what I had become for him and everyone else, not who I was discovering I really was and wanted to live as, I met someone at a new place of employment. Smitten like a teenager, but a very confused and broken one, I made not just a personal mess, but a professional one too. And in the end, I either pushed away or left anyone who cared about me, including him, no longer trusting my sense of judgment regarding people and relationships.

A nomadic life of twenty-years filled with rooming houses, small apartments, and sharing space with strangers provided the freedom I needed to heal, to learn, and to change. Plus a place to hide in my shame, while I strove to understand. Self-directed studies of psychology, sociology, philosophy, pop culture, and spirituality flooded the open doors of my mind, slipping down into the crevices of my cracked, broken heart.

Discovering my personality type and its uniqueness, combined with my experiences, I was able to connect the dots to really see the big picture of what went so wrong and why.

Raised a Catholic, but broken by my experiences with broken Catholics, I had turned away from God and the Bible, but people like Joyce Meyer and her husband Dave, gently nudged me in the direction of God again. This time though I decided to read the Bible for myself, though I chose an amplified version that also included comments and teachings by Joyce.

Reading a few of Joyce’s other books and listening to her speak on television is where and how I discovered a role model for marriage.

Joyce and I have a lot in common. Strong personalities, hunger for knowledge, and a compelling need to help people. We also shared deep wounds from early to adulthood traumas, the resulting lack of trust in men, and therefore a once overwhelming need to be in control to feel safe. However, what we didn’t have in common for years was faith.

Unlike Joyce’s second marriage to Dave, a devoted Christian, my marriages and relationships pushed me further and further away from God for a number of reasons.

And speaking of her husband, Dave Meyer, Joyce often talks about how peaceful her husband is and as a result, over time how he helped her to become peaceful because of their faith in their marriage, each other, and God’s hand on their marriage.

Initially Dave thought he was going to be the speaker Joyce now is, but God showed him his job was to be behind the scenes supporting his wife in the spotlight because God wanted a woman to reach out to others, especially to the women.

Joyce readily admits Dave supports her professional goals behind the scenes, yet when it comes to their marriage decisions, Joyce yields to Dave because she knows he not only knows he is to lead, but that he is also to cherish his wife because she is also a reflection of him … of how her husband treats her. What an amazing thing for me do discover.

And this is what Joyce and I also have in common. Because of the many traumas I have gone through, my next and last husband needs to be a husband like Dave … someone who understands and appreciates his wife’s life purpose without feeling threatened or competitive, while also doing his part to support the important purpose of helping people and making the world a better place in the ways I have come to understand is mine to do. Like Joyce too, I also look forward to being able to lean on someone day to day, whose love is unconditional as mine is for him … to be able to believe with all my being that no matter what comes, he is there for me and I for him … for the sense of security with a person I have not yet experienced with anyone … and to give the same to him.

Years ago, I sensed the man I met at work as my second marriage was ending could be that man, but I was nowhere near ready to be the kind of person, let alone wife, I needed, wanted, and knew I could be. I have had to work hard to overcome the thinking and habits my experiences created in order to become the best version of myself, though of course, I am still a work in process.

So it is with much much gratitude I am thankful for my marriage role models Dave and Joyce Meyer. Their marriage keeps the hope that the type of marriage and husband I desire is possible … that one day I may marry someone and be the kind of wife I have learned to be, prepared to love unconditionally … my husband … and myself.

Of course, I thank God too for showing how he loves me unconditionally and for the empowerment his love has given me to love myself … and others unconditionally.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist and Speaker  

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September 8, 2018                                     

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The INNOVATIVE SOLUTION I Have Been Waiting For … A CONTEST Unlike Any Other!

Where to begin?

In response the raised awareness of bullying in schools in 2002 I wrote a short story titled, Charles Choice. Recording the story in a professional studio was intended to be used as a device to help address bullying and other abuses/violences I also experienced in elementary school.

At the time what is now known as the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle concept, company, and global initiative was still in its infancy. One could say the story Charles Choice finally gave voice to what had been in my heart and mind for some time.

Other than owning the CD with the Charles Choice recording, not much happened for a few years. But once I relocated to Etobicoke from Oshawa, I registered a non-profit organization called, It Is About Respect Inc. However with no funds and the odds of getting it without having written the books and converted the Charles Choice story to a play, I closed the non-profit.

Because of the competition for funding whether a for-profit or non-profit, without having a platform already established that publishers wanted, and because I no longer wanted to just keep giving my ideas away for free and remaining poor, I decided the company had to become a for-profit venture.

My idea secured me a spot in a small Bruce County angel investors’ competition. I had moved back to Bruce County to be with and help my dad in his last years. Debt free since 1998, I had to go into debt in order to be on hand for my dad and to help financially.

Dad died during the early phases of the competition and since I did not want to remain in the area, I withdrew from the competition, while also declining the local community foundation’s interest in financing my venture.

After relocating out of the area, the consultant who lead the angel investors’ workshop messaged me about the business plan he had written for my idea, which I promptly rejected because I was not interested in a partner, especially one who disrespected me by not asking permission or even speaking with me personally.

Submitting an application for a $100 k local and Ontario grant resulted in rejection because I did not have the cash capital and now had bad credit for the debts I hadn’t been able to pay because of not securing work beyond the bartered work I’ve been doing to have a place to live and the few medical studies I’ve done to help live off assistance and food banks.

I knew the play, Charles Choice, that introduces the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle to students, teachers, staff, parents, and communities needed to be done, presented to the public, and filmed to be sold as DVDs, but I couldn’t pull the money together.

And then, BAM, the creative solution arrived while out cycling!

Simply create a contest for Toronto and Greater Toronto Secondary Schools to buy the production scripts, rehearse, perform, and video their performance, then submit their video performance to Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle in order to WIN the opportunity to be the school presenting the play Charles Choice for the special public release of the play in DVD format and other prizes.

I am still working out the creative, logistical, and legal details, but the time has almost arrived for this WIN WIN WIN.

The first WIN helps anyone who is being oppressed or harmed.

The second WIN helps me support myself by the ideas I have turned into creations.

The third WIN helps everyone make the world a better place by being educated about the value of respecting all persons … simply for being people. And if you want more information on the rewards we all reap, check out the post 10 Rewards To Reap.

So where does everything stand today?

Well, stay tuned because an exciting autumn is on the horizon!

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist and Speaker  

© All Rights Reserved 2018 

September 7, 2018                                     

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