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 drivers had to drive without traffic lights and they had to navigate thru the intersection withd traffic coming from all directions.
To illustrate this, take a 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 a heightened awareness of the impact of our invisible choices on others and 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. Because 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 do what they do e.g. make hurtful choices, I began to read and scour hundreds of resources. This led me to the work of Nobel laureate, Dr. Herbert Simon whose studies revealed the underlying basis by which people make their choices and decisions: self-interest. Unfortunately, many people, unconsciously, make choices based on self-interest; but, usually, those self-based choices end up hurting 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 in my 25+year career to develop a simple process that everyone can use to make respectful choices and decisions.
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, we each will be contributing our *Piece* to Creating *Peace* in our diverse neighborhoods. I hope you will join me and others in this effort. And may you ‘reap’ – tenfold – whatever you sow by the choices you make.
I am a member of Women’s Federation for World Peace, Violence Prevention Coalition-Greater Los Angeles, and Greater Los Angeles Writers Society. I have held many leadership positions in community service organizations, served in an elected position as precinct 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 who working together to promote respectfulness in their diverse communities and reduce social crimes such as the work I do dwith our Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force. For more info re my work with these groups, visit www.Think-Of-All.com