Personal and Professional Relocation Update

Appreciating my planning/organizing talent, yet also my intuitive, higher-calling led flexibility as I am decluttering and packing, but also considering the options on how best to relocate to the north coast California area between San Francisco and Mendocino/Fort Bragg in the United States from the Toronto, Ontario in Canada.
1. Plane and train transportation is ruled out because putting my two cats in a baggage area of a plane or even a train is not an option.
2. At first, I though buying a used mini cargo van to drive my felines and I would be the best option, but others are popping into my mind.
3. Maybe sharing the ride with someone, in my vehicle or theirs, would be better for several reasons. We could share driving time and costs, plus have company to share the cross-country ride.
4. However, with a professional driving history, clean driving record, and previous experience driving in other countries, including in the United States, maybe driving someone else’s vehicle across country for them rather than have them ship their vehicle could work too.
5. Most importantly, I remain flexible, optimistic, and focused since I know the time has finally arrived … hooray!
And hey, know anyone who wants to share the epic adventure?
Considering these options also means rethinking my packing strategy. Rather than moving all my stuff, which will be no more than a mini cargo van full, I could put the majority, maybe even downsize a bit more, into a storage unit to ship out later once we are settled in our own space.
What I love about my life now is how all of me is being put to work in ways that fulfill me too. Doesn’t mean I have all the answers, but it does mean I have what it takes to do all I am to do … and of course, for me, that also means I have God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and a whole bunch of angels in angel and people form, helping me too, so doubt, fear, and such things no longer have a place in this life I feel called to do.
Wishing the same joyous fulfillment for you too!
 …
P.S. Looking forward to also recruiting California’s north coast team to take “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” to its next level!

 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

February 11, 2018
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“The Most Important Factor in a Relationship is Not Communication, But Respect”

As an author and creative myself, I don’t want to infringe on another’s copyright, but the thing is, in this case, I visited Mark Manson’s site to read his original article, but frankly, though I appreciate the wisdom shared about long-lasting healthy relationships, as creator of the “Respect Scale” as part of my concept, book, company, and global initiative, I had a lot to learn about respect also.

As a result of what I have learned and embraced, I am put off reading Mark’s article because of the title of his book. The reason is a higher “Respect Level” translates into not using profanity or other means to put down other people, but to live and let live without judgment and/or condemnation.

On that note, because of the disrespect I received and therefore dished out until I learned new ways to interact with people, I’m going to share Justin Brown’s post instead and let people choose which author’s article they prefer to read because overall, I do find the insights and wisdom helpful as I work on further developing my relationship skills.

Click below to read Justin Brown’s article and click inside the article to go to Mark Manson’s version.

https://ideapod.com/every-successful-relationship-successful-10-exact-reasons/

Thanks for writing and sharing Justin and Mark.

More validation of why you want more respect in your life … to give and receive. Learn how by visiting your favorite ebook retailer and reading one or more of the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle books. Stay tuned for two more ebooks in the works, Broken People Break People and Respect … The Way Back Into Love.

February 8, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

In Preparation For My TED Talk Application and Future Talk Here Are A Previous Few To View of What’s To Come!

Please note these two videos are not about the concept, company, and global initiative, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, as that content will be revealed in the future.

For now, these are a few samples, a chat about writing  fiction from this past fall and the other, a reading from three years ago from my short story, Dark Horses … More Than You Believe.

 

 

 February 8, 2018 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

No Need to Feel Competitive or Jealous Because Each Has Its Challenges and Rewards

Nicely put. Thanks Jen!

Click to read Jen Fountain’s perspective …

https://www.google.ca/search?q=jen+fountain+quote&dcr=0&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=IyQGvetR7Dwj9M%253A%252CZPZn_-_xFC751M%252C_&usg=__ydI4USGjKtPXfGPaIqvlJ0SnXmw%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjJz67NxZTZAhVq7oMKHR7yAMsQ9QEINzAF#imgrc=IyQGvetR7Dwj9M:

 

 

Stage 1 Completed for TED Talk … Great and Appropriate References Secured!

When one has many great people in their lives, sometimes it is challenging to decide who to ask to speak on our behalf as a reference.

But then again, what makes the choice easier is picking people who can provide a more objective view of us, especially with regard to what we need him or her to speak to others about our talents and skills.

As much as we love our family and friends, objectivity, for a specific role and responsibility we are undertaking, may not be something they can address without subjective bias, positive or negative.

On that note, let me introduce you to two very different women I have met over the years.

KIM MATICIW

Kim and I met during my short stint at another Toastmasters’ club in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Dynamic and assured on stage as well in life, Kim’s 30 year career as a Prop Master in the Canadian film and television industry recently led her to purchase and renovate a chalet and offering it as a retreat venue to creative groups

Kim’s profile is available on LinkedIn @

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimmaticiwdesign/

TERESA PERFREMENT

Teresa and I met during a poetry reading night in Kincardine, Ontario where I had returned in 2011 to be with my dad for his remaining years.

Gentle and eloquent, Teresa’s poetry and her readings resonated deeply with the poet I still want to be.

Teresa is the kind of teacher most of us wish we had … kind, encouraging, and creative. And my recent discovery that she also studied machine shop and worked with metal, ramped up my admiration for her because one day I also hope to use metal in my visual artwork.

Teresa’s profile is available on LinkedIn @

https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresa-perfrement-390ba252/

Throughout my personal and professional life, I have been greatly blessed with meeting a very diverse group of people that opened my mind to a world I had not yet experienced, for which I am very grateful.

Thankfully too, I know I have not yet met all the wonderful people my new home, Mendocino Country on California’s North Coast will acquaint me with and that my company/global initiative, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, will introduce me to as well, several of which will join my company as we work together to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle!

February 12, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Often Unrecognized Common Phenomenon of Poverty

“It’s a common phenomenon: research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in 2015, for example, found that those experiencing poverty are significantly less confident in their own ability to succeed, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy,” quoted from the following article.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/01/poor-americans-poverty-rich-class

In time and with raised awareness, education, and inspiration, “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” will transform this phenomenon from common to uncommon and to non-existent … making the world not just a better place but a world of humanity has not yet seen.

February 6, 2018

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

 

About Kaitlin Ann Trepanier … ACT 1

Some people come into their own later in life, not because they are irresponsible drifters, but because they are explorers … wanderers … collecting experiences, knowledge, and wisdom as they search for the life and home that foster the undeniable urge to leave the known and familiar in order to become the whole person they are destined to be.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein

At first glance, Kaitlin’s work history appears to be an unfocused, rambling path, but both her professional history presented here and her personal history presented in her recently released non-fiction, “A Charmed Life … The Story Behind Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle,” currently only available in ebook format, reveal Kaitlin’s true personality and character as a bold, multidisciplinary individual with a well-rounded perspective with a dynamic blend of logical, innovative, creative, and compassionate talents, knowledge, skills, and drive.

ACT 1

A passion for learning limited by the factory education model and the social impact of having an uncommon personality type in family, school, and community curtailed Kaitlin’s linear formal education.

By age 16, Kaitlin changed from an enthusiastic A student to a D student in grade nine due in part to her frequent skipping classes and even days. In the middle of grade ten, Kaitlin dropped out of high school on her sixteenth birthday to marry, quickly discovering the charming, handsome man three years her senior she married was also verbally and physically abusive. Her strong will and naivety caused more problems in the marriage, but fortunately also enabled her to leave, more broken than she had been before she married.

Between the ages of 16 to 21, Kaitlin worked in a variety of jobs, such as waitressing, a customer service clerk and meat wrapper for an abattoir, plus she worked on several production lines for a plastic auto parts factory, a canning factory, and a poultry factory, all of which were cages to her.

By age 21, she remarried, was recruited as set-up staff for a big box department store, Peoples, then recruited as the full time Women’s Wear Manager, and later promoted to Assistant Manager.

At age 24, after challenging the male Area Supervisor’s treatment of the female staff by staging a staff walk-out, Kaitlin left the department store and accepted a part-time cashier job in an independent grocery store. Quickly promoted to Head Cashier to recruit, train, schedule, supervise, plus to discipline and dismiss high school and adult cashiers, the additional roles of Bookkeeper and Executive Assistant, included opening and closing the store, plus merchandising seasonal holiday products followed within months.

Streamlining her grocery store role and responsibilities from a five day week to a four day week, enabled Kaitlin to train in preparation to teach the aerobic classes she had been taking in the evenings as a DanceFIT aerobics instructor, where she was soon promoted to Area Supervisor. Additional successes included serving as a founding member of the area’s new Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, plus successfully passing the Power Squadron’s Basic Navigation Course and a community college’s Grade 12 Equivalency test.

At age 30, encouraged by her growing track record of successes and by the store owner’s accountant, Kaitlin applied and was accepted into a private college, Westervelt, for Business Administration studies

STAY TUNED for ACTS 2 through 5!

You are also invited to read Kaitlin’s interview by Smashwords @  https://www.smashwords.com/interview/KaitlinTR

Also visit Kaitlin’s Facebook page for more insights into Kaitlin’s focus.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Founder President Author Speaker Artist

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

©All Rights Reserved 2015

Updated February 6, 2018