because the three steps of this process to make wise choices are linked to the three colors of traffic lights. Imagine how mind-boggling it would be at an intersection if all the drivers passing through it had to navigate through it without traffic lights but with traffic coming from all directions.
To illustrate this, look at the picture below on the left to see what I saw in Moscow a few years ago. There were NO stop lights to manage the traffic at their intersections! None! The traffic there in Moscow was horribly chaotic!
Next, notice the traffic in the picture below on the right that shows motorists driving safely through an intersection. See the benefit to all when we have a *standard* of traffic instructions to use such as stoplights at intersections?
After conducting research for many years on how people make choices, I chose to link the three steps that anyone can use to make respectful choices to the green, yellow, and red traffic lights that all motorists see at high-traffic intersections.
Consider anytime you are making a choice as if you are approaching a virtual intersection on that journey called ‘your life’! To learn how to be more aware of your choices and an easy way to make wise choices, take a look at my offerings here on my website to see which one can help you the most to enjoy the personal happiness and health as well as professional success and wealth you deserve!
With a foundation of a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, my career spans over 25 years in the corporate world where I worked, primarily, in the telecom industry at AT&T and Sprint as a seasoned trainer, facilitator, analyst, consultant. I also worked at other Fortune 500 companies in information technology, financial services, and biotech.
After an abusive experience happened in my life…which I now refer to as my ‘personal 9/11’, I developed 1) a heightened awareness of the impact our invisible choices have on others and 2) empathy for others suffering emotionally after being hurt by someone else’s selfish choice…whether it is a simple one-on-one incident or a large-scale tragedy affecting many people like terrorists’ attacks. As a result of my ‘personal 9/11’, I now focus on helping prevent that from happening to other women and girls.
Wanting to better understand the underlying reasons why people make harmful choices, I began to read hundreds of resources. This led me to the work of Nobel laureate, Dr. Herbert Simon, whose studies revealed the underlying basis that people make their choices and decisions: self-interest. Unfortunately, many people, unconsciously, make choices based on self-interest that also are considerate of others while other people like criminals make self-based choices that hurt others!
Another problem surfaced in my research. Because of the wide variety of people in our world e.g. different cultures, generations, lifestyles, my research highlighted the need to have a simple way that literally everyone can use to think of both self and others when making a choice or decision. After studying hundreds of resources on decision-making techniques, I used my business process improvement skills acquired throughout my 25+year career to develop a simple process that everyone can use to make respectful choices and decisions.
I am a member of Rotary’s E-Club for World Peace, Mediators Beyond Borders-LA, Southern California Mediators Assn, Women’s Federation for World Peace, Women’s Prosperity Network, Professional Writer’s Alliance< and affiliated with the Violence Prevention Coalition-Greater Los Angeles. I have held many leadership positions in community service organizations, served in an elected position as a councilwoman and have also served on the board of OC-SAPN, Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Network. I partner with socially conscious activists and organizations like Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force who are working together to promote respectfulness in their diverse communities and reduce social crimes such as human trafficking. For more info re my work I do through my non-profit, Local Choices for Global Respect, with these groups, visit www.Think-Of-All.com
My hope is that each person reading this e.g. you.. …will realize that by each of us making a conscious effort to make respectful choices, then each of us is contributing our *Piece* to Creating *Peace* in our diverse neighborhoods.
Please join us, today, in this effort and begin to see the benefits in your own life of doing so. May you quickly ‘reap’ -tenfold– whatever you sow by the choices you make today and every day.