Humble … The Trick Is Understanding Your Worth

Been seeing posts on being humble, so I have shared a link and its definitions, yet I am also going to share my perspective …
 
There are a lot of contradictory words listed below, but my experience has taught me this … when a person tries to step out and be an individual, especially one different from the pack one comes from, the pack will often attempt to push such a person back down with words like, “Who do you think you are?, “Arrogant, aren’t you?” “Big ego, how do you hold your big head up?” “You should humble yourself because you are no better than anyone else.”
 
I also know from experience those who have been pushed down a lot often have to develop a large ego just to keep getting back up, that is, until as I discovered later in life, I do not have to justify being myself because I am just as entitled as everyone else to respect … being valued … simply for being a life.
 
People don’t have to like me, approve of me, etc., and I don’t have to like them, approve of them etc. either, but I will not cut people down, try to make them feel small or insignificant in order to make myself feel better because I don’t have to anymore because I know better now.
 
I also learned psychologists know recovering from what I went through is unlikely for many.
 
Yes, I have had to deal with the inflated ego I developed because of how badly broken my heart and spirit had become because otherwise I would not still be alive. It’s been a long process that took a lot of personal work and healing. God helped me though through the hardest parts when no one else could or would and when I could no longer help myself. He helped me to really believe that I am valuable too, just as He helped me to believe in the work He put in my heart to do … to help everyone … believers or not … to realize that every life is valuable … worthy of respect … and that each person needs to discover what their unique purpose is and to fulfill that purpose regardless of what others think, judge, or condemn … because it is not a person’s judgment we face at the end of our lives … it’s ours … and if you are a believer … His.
 

 KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Entrepreneur Founder Author Artist Speaker

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

February 23, 2018
 
 
humble
ˈhəmbəl/
adjective
adjective: humble; comparative adjective: humbler; superlative adjective: humblest
 
1.
having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance.
“he was humble about his stature as one of rock history’s most influential guitarists”
synonyms: meek, deferential, respectful, submissive, diffident, self-effacing, unassertive; More
unpresuming, modest, unassuming, self-deprecating;
subdued, chastened
“her bearing was humble”
antonyms: proud, overbearing
(of an action or thought) offered with or affected by a modest estimate of one’s own importance.
“my humble apologies”
2.
of low social, administrative, or political rank.
“she came from a humble, unprivileged background”
synonyms: lowly, working-class, lower-class, poor, undistinguished, mean, modest, ignoble, low-born, plebeian, underprivileged; More
common, ordinary, simple, inferior, unremarkable, insignificant, inconsequential
“a humble background”
antonyms: noble
(of a thing) of modest pretensions or dimensions.
“he built the business empire from humble beginnings”
synonyms: modest, plain, simple, ordinary, unostentatious, unpretentious
“my humble abode”
antonyms: grand
 
verb
verb: humble; 3rd person present: humbles; past tense: humbled; past participle: humbled; gerund or present participle: humbling
 
1.
lower (someone) in dignity or importance.
“I knew he had humbled himself to ask for my help”
synonyms: humiliate, abase, demean, lower, degrade, debase; mortify, shame, abash;
informal cut down to size, deflate, make eat humble pie, take down a peg or two, settle someone’s hash, make eat crow
“he had to humble himself to ask for my help”
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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

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Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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February 23, 2018

 

 

2018/2019 GOALS

  1. Be calm, peaceful, joyful, respectful, loving, and a blessing to others every day
  2. Apply, prepare for, and deliver my TED Talk globally to inspire people to raise their “Respect Levels” in order to do more of what they can to counter apathy, neglect, abuse, and violence with action, compassion, logic, practicality … and love
  3. Move cross country and into the United States to establish Mendocino County, California, USA as “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” and my permanent home base
  4. Hire first management recruit with editing, publishing, and education market talents and experience
  5. Generate 1 million in sales 2018/2019 and begin installing Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle books and products in schools, communities, and prisons
  6. Establish the yet-to-be-named foundation to provide free books, products, and services to schools and communities that do not have the resources to buy them from the for-profit Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle company
  7. Secure the funding and team for the production, filming, production of DVDs, and printing of the play Charles’ Choice for release in schools for the 2018/2019 school year, plus premier the play/film in California
  8. Establish the yet-to-be-named foundation to provide free books, products, and services to schools and communities that do not have the resources to buy them from the for-profit Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle company
  9. Publish in print and in audio book format my 11 books, plus the two works-in-process, #12, Broken People Break People, and #13 Respect … The Way Back Into Love
  10. Recruit the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle management team
  11. Sell the film/television options/rights for
    • The auto-biographical non-fiction, A Charmed Life
    • The short fiction story, Dark Horses … More Than You Believe
    • The children’s adventure series, Little Jack
  12. Attract the graphic artist for the children’s Little Jack series
  13. Secure Jodie Foster as Director for A Charmed Life
  14. Find location and build my home and company base in Mendocino County, CA, USA
  15. Find the location and begin the process of establishing Spirit Ranch as a foster home, alternative school, working horse ranch, and self-sustaining entity

Updated February 20, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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Violence Diminishes when “Respect Levels” Rise … Raise Yours to Help

I just applied to do a TED Talk to take the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” concept to the global audience so they can discover why, how, and what they can do to make “Respect” their foundational belief, regardless of their other foundational beliefs, such as religion, politics, sex, etc., way of speaking and acting in their circles of influences so everyone knows they matter … whatever their skin color, background, social status, financial worth, and any other discriminatory category/label someone wants to segregate and devalue them with …

… because people who truly value … respect themselves, also value … respect others … and they have no desire or need to make others feel small or to harm them.

Maybe enough people are finally ready to listen to discover what they can personally do to make the needed changes. I sure hope so, but regardless, I will keep on until they are.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

February 20, 2018

Albert Einstein, Curiosity, and Realizing Our Potential

I didn’t understand why, with all the knowledge and wisdom humanity has, why had we not yet solved so many of our social problems … and this question set me on a quest of many years to discover why and what could be done about it … and the result developed “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” concept as a global initiative.

It’s amazing what curiosity and the passion to help others can do … no matter who you are.

Learn more by reading this shared article by clicking on the link below …

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/this-1-simple-way-of-thinking-separates-smartest-people-from-everyone-else.html

February 19, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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Nowhere Else But Where the Heart Calls Home Satisfies

How does someone know a place they have never been is home? I imagine I am no different than the millions of others who left their familiar place because their hearts beckoned them to find their own home.

I have been blessed to have co-owned two homes. The first in my twenties on the Great Lakes country shore of Lake Huron, which my husband, Dad, brother, friends, (Thank you all!) and I gutted, rewired, raised two cement blocks, added a five hundred square foot addition, resided with cedar siding, build two large decks, and a work shed. The second home was a suburban home in Pickering that only required a second-story deck and multi-level landscaping that my husband and I did ourselves.

Lovely as they were and he was, I never felt at home because I have discovered I was searching for something not yet found, until we did a two-week driving tour of California. I fell in love with California on sight. Over twenty-five years later, I still feel the same way and know where my third and permanent home will be … here on California’s north coast in Mendocino County,

And as an entrepreneur with a growing company with an international market, I know I have much to contribute to my new home and community. I look forward to really feeling connected and settled in my home and community as many of my family and friends feel in theirs. Now I better understand their ties to their homes and their roots in their communities.

Just waiting on God and his timing, but in the meantime, videos such as this make my heart and spirit soar!

Thank you for sharing Mendocino County!

https://www.facebook.com/VisitMendocinoCounty/videos/10155854419585027/

February 16, 2018

Their response to my Facebook share …

Visit Mendocino CountyThis is a story many of us here can relate to. Mendocino calls in a way that is difficult to ignore – and so many of us start as visitors, only to eventually become residents. Thank you for sharing, and we look forward to welcoming you as a neighbor and friend in the future!”

February 16, 2018

And my response to their response …

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier Oh thank you for your kind and encouraging response future neighbors and friends! And nice to know many of you understand too. I’m so excited about my new home and now the friendly people too!

February 17, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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Abraham Lincoln Inspired Me and …

Like Lincoln, since 1997 I have traveled, lived, and worked among many people. When combined with my own experiences, both revealed how many Canadians in Ontario live, from the wealthy to the poorest. Everyone, no matter their title or not, status or none, their income or lack of, etc. inspired me come up with something we could all use, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, to co-create better lives for everyone … which Abraham Lincoln greatly influenced.

Thank you for sharing more of his story in the article on the following link …

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/former-slaves-stories-abraham-lincoln/552917/

February 16, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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