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Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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February 7, 2019


Only People With HIGH “RESPECT LEVELS” Are Not Intimated by Educated People

Only people with high enough “Respect Levels” are capable of understanding that everyone realizing their potential is a win for everybody … Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Below Charles Schulz’s “Charlie Brown” expresses his opinion.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier


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August 27, 2018                                     

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Working My Way to Being the Next Canadian Company to WIN the CARTIER WOMEN’S INITIATIVE AWARD

It is just a matter of time.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier


Founder Entrepreneur Author Artist and Speaker  

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August 15, 2018





Thanks to the five people I have been blessed to meet and work with, whether as friends or in professional capacities.

This diverse, talented group of people generously agreed to support and encourage my work, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, and me by reviewing my applications for presenting in a TED Talk the power and benefits of respect as a global foundational belief, plus for my application to become a TED Fellow. Becoming a TED Fellow provides the opportunity to work with other people dedicated to making the world a better place with fresh perspectives and new initiatives.

Next on the list is applying for the 2020 TED Prize, now called, The Audacious Project since the 2019 deadline has passed.

In the meantime, it is time to pull the team together … an agent, a or a few publishers to print books, and the printing, production, and filming of Charles’ Choice to deliver to the people, raising awareness, fostering healing, and freeing potential, while also generating sales to keep rolling out the global initiative … because everyone matters.

Thanks again to my references and to those who publicly or privately have added their support and encouragement to help me support and encourage others to believe they and their unique selves do matter.


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July 30, 2018






No one knows better about an experience than a person who has gone through the same experience.

Ask people why they do what they do … especially people involved in protecting, saving, and helping people overcome traumas of some form.

The twelve step program relies on people to sponsors newcomers. Joyce Meyer, the televangelist who experienced parental sexual abuse since a child shares her experience to help others. Many people step up to help after their healing. Joel Osteen inspires people to move past other people’s judgments of you so you can do what you know what you must do. Psychology shares the same idea.

As do I, by my actions as well as my words.

Considering all the challenges and trauma I experienced as someone with a personality type that is a very small minority in the U.S., 3% to 5%, in retrospect, from what I have learned, it is understandable why I experienced what I did.

Much of the trauma resulted from a lack of understanding and also from low “Respect Levels” that enabled disrespectful and even harmful acts to be carried out against me.

Sad to say, as much as I am a highly sensitive being who is greatly disturbed when anyone or anything is hurt, harmed, or killed, my take charge personality rebelled and acted out against others, sometimes not even against those who harmed me.

Healing took a long time because for my personality type, I had to understand first. Or at least I thought I did.

I learned a lot in the process, including for me, that understanding was not enough because sometimes understanding is not possible for any number of reasons.

For me, logic, practicality, and logic took me so far in my healing. What finally brought the acceptance and peace I sought my whole life came from within. And within is where I found a connectedness I have never known.

For me, raised a Catholic, the hypocrisy I saw pushed me away from God. I looked to many alternate sources, but for me the solution was studying the Bible for myself and developing a personal relationship with God.

I don’t know what you may have gone through, but I do know what it means to be on the outside looking in, to be taken advantage of in all kinds of ways because of wanting to be accepted, valued, and loved.

However, that mentality, a low “Respect Level” for myself turned me into a people-pleasing puppet until at different times I burst out with pain and anger at not being able to be me … and still be accepted, valued, and loved.

The chaos I left in my wake then haunted me because I did not want to hurt people.

I just wanted them not to hurt me.

But this world, with disrespect as the dominant global cultural belief, is all about hurting others for our own or someone else’s benefit.

The reality I finally saw was that when we do not value … respect others and the world that supports our existence, we contribute to our own dysfunction created by disrespect. We add fuel to that fire of destruction.

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle provides us the freedom to not have to like everyone, to not have to judge, or approve of anyone. Instead, the concept is an empowering live and live mentality. The only time that changes is when someone or some group’s prejudice is harming others and then we have to step in to protect those who, for whatever reason, cannot protect themselves yet.

This past Sunday, Joel Osteen’s sermon inspired me to write this blog piece so you understand the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle concept, company, books, products, and global initiative were born out of lifetime of pain, finally abated with understanding and healing that I need to share … to help others who have felt alone, misunderstood, rejected, abandoned, and even harmed sexually and physically.

You are not alone.

You are valuable … worthy of respect … simply for being a life.

And beyond being valuable … respected … you are loved unconditionally by God no matter what you have done. That’s the big difference between humans and God … he not only forgives, he is willing forget! Cool, eh?

So, keeping that in mind, may you open your heart, mind, and spirit to the peace available to you.

Remember, not everything happened overnight and probably not everything will be healed overnight … so baby steps my friend. And be nice to yourself … you have to start somewhere, so why not practice on yourself ; – )

No worries. All will be well because by reading this you have already taken the first step.


July 4, 2018


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GETTING PUBLISHED … Shared Personal Experience And A Few Great Professional Tips

In 2012, my last two Query Letters containing proposals for the “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” books generated interest from a small Canadian press and from a mid-size American press.

However, in 2012, while working at the Harbour Inn in Kincardine, Dad’s care needs took priority rather than writing the books. But then when I had to quit work to be on hand for Dad, in the odd hours in-between I did wrote the first book and even printed one hundred for a signed limited first edition as well as registering my company of the same name.

Later discovering Smashwords, I learned how to publish ebooks and have since published several.

But the debt I incurred to be with Dad and help him, meant I had no money for marketing and other related costs.

My acceptance into a local angel investors contest fueled my hope for the company, but the contest was restricted to entrepreneurs who committed to stay in Dad’s area, but once he passed I desperately wanted to leave the area I had returned to for his sake.

Encouraged also by the community foundation’s financier interest in financing with a loan, I later applied to the community foundation in my new area, but because of the 15k debt and no working cash capital, my grant request was denied.

Since then, I have tried to raise money on my own, including attracting a partner, but this past week decided that the partners) best suited are an agent and publishers to generate the cash needed for the debt repayment and the company’s growth, expansion, and relocation to the west coast.

To aid the these personal and professional goals, I have also applied to do a TED Talk.

Anyway, I came across these two links for writers yesterday who want to submit their works, so I am sharing with any of you who many also want to take that leap. Good Luck!



P.S. When I started writing, many of my query letters resulted in my writing being published, including professionally, plus garnered interest from a small press in Arizona to publish my first book, which I declined because I realized it was not the work I wanted to be known for.

June 21, 2018


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The PITCH Video … On Hold Until Perfected

For a number of reasons, I used to hate getting my picture taken.  Now I don’t hate it, but I’m still not overly fond of it. Plus, I have a natural preference to work behind the scenes, especially as the writer these days.

But since my goal is to present on the TED Talk stage my “Idea Worth Spreading” … the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle concept because of its importance to many people, including to those who may not read the books, I am grateful to be growing more comfortable putting myself in front of a camera and on stage as well as learning how to present at the TED Talk professional level.

Supported by my previous Toastmasters and other experiences that put me front and centre to a group of people, I am indebted, yet I also must thank Jeremey Donavan for his insightful, thorough, and helpful book, “How To Deliver A TED Talk, Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations.”

And since my other video attempts do not yet reflect my ideal, I have chosen to  delete them and wait until I have perfected The Pitch video for you.

Thanks for your interest, dropping by, and your patience.

June 12, 2018


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