3 Key Books That Enrich Your Life, Marriage/Partnerships/Relationships, Career, and Financial Goals

1. The 5 Love Languages
by Gary Chapman
Discovered why one person made me feel loved when others who loved me didn’t1.
2. Do What You Are
by Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, and Kelly Tieger
More than a career book, a self discovery book with answers to many of our questions about ourselves, everyone else, and of course, what careers bring out best in us, including joy
3. It’s Your Money Honey
by Laura J. McDonald and Susan L. Misner
From childhood to the end, we can learn the best ways to be financially respectful, responsible, and caring and to teach by doing also, from both perspectives.
All three have greatly re-shaped my perspective and developed my abilities to be a more loving, happy, committed, successful, and responsible individual and I know they can do the same for you! Happy Reading and Growing!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dot s With The Respect Principle

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March 10, 2019

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“If you were NEVER ENCOURAGED to “be yourself,” or if you ARE CONFUSED about your true nature …”

“Throughout life, circumstances can either work for or against your good type development. In addition to parents and teachers, we are also influenced by siblings, peers, and the culture in which we grow up. Consider this: Over 50 percent of the American population is made up of Extraverted Sensors. Only about 4 percent of the American population comprises, Introverted Intuitives.  Strong messages permeate our culture that its’ better to be the former (action-oriented, social, pragmatic, and practical) than the latter (thoughtful, introspective, complex, and creative).”

“Pressure to be what you aren’t can cause lifelong confusion … “

“If you were never encouraged to “be yourself,” or if you are confused about your true nature, take heart. We have found that Type can help lead people to a productive, fulfilling life based on a sound understanding of their true natures.”

Excerpt from pages 90 and 91 of “Do What You Are” by Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, and Kelly Tieger, 2014, Little Brown & Company

Their work and expertise on the subject of Type is based on the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) that is revolutionizing as well as healing my and my personal and professional life.

I’m confident the knowledge can help anyone become the better version of his or her self too.

With all my heart, hoping you too will become the best version of yourself.

Sincerely,

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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February 22, 2019

 

 

“Getting to Work” … What Phrase Best Describes You?

From “THREE Getting to Work from Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, and Kelly Tieger’s DO WHAT YOU ARE    Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type”

 #8 ENFJ “The Public Relations Specialists”

#9 INFJ “Catalysts for Positive Change”

#10 ENFP “Anything is Possible”

#11 INFP “Still Waters Run Deep”

#12 ENTJ “Everything is Fine – I’m in Charge”

#13 INTJ “Competence + Independence = Perfection”

#14 ENTP “Life’s Entrepreneurs”

#15 INTP “Ingenious Problem Solvers”

#16 ESTJ “Taking Care of Business”

#17 ISTJ “Take Your Time and Do It Right”

#18 ESFJ “What Can I Do For You?”

#19 ISFJ “On My Honor, to Do My Duty …”

#20 ESTP “Let’s Get Busy!”

#21 ISTP “Doing the Best I Can With What I Got”

#22 ESFP “Don’t Worry-Be Happy!”

#23 ISFP “It’s the Thought That Counts

As the authors point out in their book, one type best defines us, though we each fit differently from each group on the scale. We also are influenced by other personality type characteristics linked closest to us.

For instance, when I initially did an official MBTI test when working in a corporate head office, the results revealed  I was an INFJ, which was not a great fit for an organization doing what it was doing and the roles I took on. The reason I was not a great fit was because of my ignorance of my best strengths, interests, and of course, what was challenging for me in the environment and roles I naively placed myself in.

Recently I decided to revisit, but also delve deep into understanding the MBTI with the fifth edition,  Do What You Are   Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type. As the authors also point out, keep in mind that as we gain more experience and mature, we often find our personality types can become more balanced and/or blended.

For example, though the driving force for my work is my passion for helping people, exemplified by an INFJ, “Catalysts for Positive Change”,  I draw on my INTJ , “Competence + Independence = Perfection”,   to support my INFJ passion.

Yet also, characteristics of two the other comparative types I identify with,the INFP, “Still Waters Run Deep”,  and the INTP,  “Ingenious Problem Solvers”, also contribute significantly to my unique personality blend, the perfect mix for the work I am now finally doing as a social entrepreneur fuelled by my natural talents, skills, and experience as a philosopher, innovator, producer, publisher, writer, artist, speaker, and founder of the social business venture, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, driving the global initiative transforming respect from a discretionary value to a global initiative.

May not sound like your cup of tea, but I love all the elements of my work now … the challenges, the innovation, the creativity, and of course, all for the greater good of everyone!

Perhaps all you need to enhance your life, professionally and personally, is to learn a little more about yourself and those in your work and social circles. I highly recommend this well-respected concept, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), used for screening potential employees and for guiding students on career paths. Add the authors’ extensive expertise after coaching people, who use the MBTI for such purposes, and you have a wealth of empowering insights, knowledge, and tools to enrich your life on all levels.

Best wishes!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Philosopher Innovator Founder Social Entrepreneur Producer Publisher Writer Artist Speaker

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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January 29, 2019