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  

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September 7, 2018                                     

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12th BOOK Arriving Soon!

Transforming the story, CHARLES’ CHOICE, I recorded in a studio years ago in an Oshawa studio into script format adds a new dimension not just to the story, but to the writing experience.

Award-winning novelist Carol Shields shared how writing the dialogue for her first play versus a novel challenged her, but I am finding the experience the opposite … writing the dialogue comes easier to me than some of the straight writing I do, but I gather that is because the books I have written lately are non-fiction, which don’t include dialogue.

As a result of a school and community problem, Charles, a school principal decides, opposing conventional methods, to tackle the problem with something new hoping to not only address the one current problem, but many others also.

The play, CHARLES’ CHOICE, presents the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle concept at the beginning of the play, then further drives the message home through a series of scenes involving a diverse cast of characters who heard the talk. The play can be used alone or in conjunction with other Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle books, products, and services in a school curriculum or as an organization’s ethical foundation.

PUBLISHING / PURCHASING STRUCTURE

The ebook, CHARLES’ CHOICE, will be available soon through the ebook retailer and distributor, Smashwords.

But to meet the challenge of people not producing the play without buying production rights, the ebook will not contain the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle talk.

Instead, people desiring to produce the play for their school and/or community, will be able to purchase the required production script copies directly in paper or downloadable formats.

The Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle talk will be provided separately as part of the contractual agreement.

Stay tuned for further details and the release date!

Best,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist and Speaker  

© All Rights Reserved 2018 

August 11, 2018

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Business Plan … The Production … The Re-Launch

Working on the business plan revisions for what is now the “early stage” for-profit social business venture, “Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle.”

To protect the proprietary intellectual capital, only the future co-founder/ business partner and the organizations I am submitting my business plan to for grants, not ownership via investment, will be reviewing the business plan or seeing/hearing the presentation.

However, those participating in the workshop production and filming of the play, Charles’ Choice, early 2017, will not only hear about the plan, but also will be part of the business plan and re-launch that will take the company’s concept to centre stage on September 11, 2017 … shining light to illuminate the dark.

Stay tuned!

Revised November 12, 2016

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, founder and president of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle, the company dedicated to raising Respect Levels for the benefit of all people by developing and delivering books, products, and services that entertain, educate, and inspire positive change.

 

 

 

Been a Long Time … But Now It is Time to Present to You …

I just assigned 11 ISBN numbers through the Canada and Library Archives system for the books I have written over the years and am now publishing through “smashwords.com” in the next month.

Oh my … I’m just so excited and thrilled that the funny cast of “Little Jack” will finally tickle so many child-in-us-all readers, that the powerful drama and tragedies of “Dark Horses” will take readers on an unusual ride, that the poetry books, “Respect … The Way Back into Love” and “Dark Horses … The Poems” will reach into hearts and minds in a different way, that “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” will be accessible to the many as will the complementary school and community play, “Charles’ Choice” that introduces the “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” concept to schools in communities of all sizes around the world.

Thank you Mark Coker for your brilliance in creating “smashwords.com” and to everyone!

Twenty years later and now both the older and the newer writings will finally come out of the storage bins and closets into the hearts and minds of readers all around the world!

Wow.

Don’t give up on who you really are and your dreams … it’s worth the wait … as are you!

August 17, 2015

Kaitlin A. Trepanier … Humanitarian … Social Entrepreneur … Creative

Transforming respect, freeing potential, and generating peace with education, entertainment, and inspiration with the global initiative Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE’s fundraising campaign, plus other books, products, and services … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … respected.

Read my e-books soon on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Kindle, Amazon, plus through many other stores to meet Little Jack, the Charles’ Choice and Dark Horses cast of characters, to soak up some poetry, and/or discover what you can do to raise “Respect Levels” in your circles!

Details available at http://www.therespectprinciple.com PLUS a direct smashwords.com link coming soon! © All rights reserved 2014

NOT THAT YOU NEED to RAISE YOUR “RESPECT LEVEL” …

BUT, for those who do …

1 … the child being bullied at school
2 … the child being sexually assaulted by someone she or he knows
3 … the child being beaten at home
4 … the child being neglected at home
5 … the teen being bullied or cyber bullied
6 … the teen being snubbed, isolated, and ostracized for differences
7 … the teen who has been sexually or physically assaulted
8 … the college or university student who accepts hazing as a given
9 … the employer who pays poverty wages
10 … the employee who steals out of resentment … time, supplies, and/or money
11 … the co-worker or community member snubbed by co-workers and/or community
12 … the woman or man experiencing domestic violence
… etc., etc., etc.

…. and also for the persons causing or contributing to any of the above or comparable demeaning and/or harmful actions because of their own low “RESPECT LEVELS.”

SO, DO WHAT YOU CAN! SUPPORT the “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” GLOBAL INITIATIVE!

1 … Contribute directly to the fundraising campaign to print books!
2 … Order the core book, “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE,” for your or your children’s school to share and study!
3 … Order the school and community play, CHARLES’ CHOICE, to present the core book’s concept to your school, community, and social support organizations
4 … Or, bring in the Creator, Humanitarian, and Social Entrepreneur, Kaitlin, to your school, community, or organization to present the core book’s concept as a speaker
5 … Join the team … become a partner!
6 … Sponsor!
7 … Share!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HIGH “RESPECT LEVEL” THAT’S GENERATING HIGHER “RESPECT LEVELS” for THOSE STILL STRUGGLING TO EXPERIENCE THAT THEY MATTER TOO!

August 1, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER
HUMANITARIAN. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR. CREATIVE.

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLEbecause every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.</strong> © All rights reserved 2014.

SUPPORT getting the core book into schools, prisons, and social support organizations this fall by contributing to the “BECAUSE EVERY CHILD … “ fundraising campaign.

Not a God Believer? Then you definitely want … need … the one non-political … non-religious … non racial …

Not a God Believer? I was not most of my life either. In fact, though I had been raised Catholic, my experiences pushed me so far away from any religion based on God.

At first I turned to the opposing dark side of what I had been taught … out of pain, anger, and frustration.

Eventually though, like many people today, I turned to the new world religion … science. The belief in what can be seen, analyzed, proven or at the very least was logical. I dove so deep into the sciences … the hard applied … and the soft … the theoretical and left spiritual concepts of any construct aside.

Till I didn’t, that is. Curiosity compelled me to reach beyond the sciences to philosophy and the many conjectural new age spirituality trains of thought … which held my interest for some time … but once again I returned to the sciences in the search for one concept that was logical and practical … that was not heavily-laden with specific religious, political, racial, or any prejudicial influence, but was just logical and practical … and therefore a viable idea to create a better world … for everybody.

That is how the more than science, Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE, was developed … as a simple core belief to live by whose positive results are revealed through the observation and analysis of the results … valuing … respecting … each other creates for us individually and collectively.

You don’t have to believe what I now believe about God … that he is indeed good and loves unconditionally … that is your choice; however, I do ask you to consider how you want to be treated in the world? Your loved ones too? Do you want to experience prejudice for your differences? Or do you want to have to hide your differences out of fear of how you or your loved ones will be treated? But what if you or your loved ones can’t hide your differences because they are visible … in your skin color … your income level … social status … physical dif-abilities?

Our world grows smaller every day with technology. In our world driven by the Disrespect Philosophy … no one is valuable unless someone or some group says so … the opposite of the Respect PhilosophyThe RESPECT PRINCIPLE … that all life is valuable, we take chances every day that someone might not like what we say … do … or write on the web … so we can continue to live in fear, hide or just pretend all is okay, hoping terror will never impact us … but that kind of living is not fulfilling and creates a false sense of security … it is a prison that we allow to keep us captive.

The only way we can tear down the prison walls the Disrespect Philosophy throws up is to establish a new foundation … that does not build walls to separate and imprison us … but that is expansive and inclusive enough to support us all as we begin to develop more than the 10% of our brains to create a better world.

Want proof of what’s ruling our lives? Watch the news … and decide which philosophy you want in your and your loved ones lives … and then act … support as best you can the transformation from disrespect to respect … learn how by supporting publication of Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE for school and community study coming soon on the crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, and/or the workshop production and filming of the school play and community event, CHARLES’CHOICE, based on and inspired by the book and global initiative, Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE now seeking backers on the crowdfunding platform, KICKSTARTER.

Like Charles, make your choice … now. We need you to make the change happen!

January 7, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER
The RESPECT SPECIALIST & PEACEMAKER … Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration!

CONNECT … with RESPECT!

ORDER the powerful little book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE
PURCHASE the performance rights for CHARLES’ CHOICE for your school and community
FUND the KICKSTARTER-approved project … the workshop and production of CHARLES’ CHOICE … between January 5th and 25th 2015

… BECAUSE every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

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