Welcome to Wise Decisions.com

You may be here because you have an important decision to make. Or perhaps  you are interested in the decision making process and would like to learn how to make better decisions. This website should help you in either event.

We are where we are in our lives and our careers in large part because of the decisions we have made. Each important choice we make: what to study in school, whether to be an employee or entrepreneur, career decisions, family decisions, what job to accept or business to start, where to invest our time or our money… takes us down a different path. Taking a particular  path opens up new opportunities (options) but it also closes other paths and removes the options that path would have produced.

Here is a real life personal example: In 1997 I made a major decision to move from Houston, Texas to Santa Rosa California. By making that decision, taking that path, I closed options that I would have had if I stayed in Houston. However, that decision opened up options that would not have been available if I had not moved. For example:

  • I met a lovely woman in Santa Rosa, fell in love, married and we are very happy together.
  • One of my daughters attended the local college and was fascinated  with the fashion courses she took. She decided to pursue her fashion passion in New York. And (here is another example of taking a particular path)  in New York she met the fine man who is now her husband.
  • My other daughter moved to nearby San Francisco where, after college, she met the fine man who is now her husband.

Had I stayed in Houston it would have been extremely unlikely that any of this would have happened. The point is that making an important decision can change your life in  many ways-hopefully for the better but possibly for the worse. We do not take the time and put in the effort to make the best decisions. We can all do better.

There are four primary factors that determine the success we have in life:

• Talent. We have no control over what talents we are born with or without.  Some of us are better or worse than others at math or sports or working with people, etc. You get what you get.
• Effort. Rarely is anyone successful without hard work.
• Luck. Sometimes fate smiles on us. That’s great when it happens but you cannot count on it. We don’t have control.
• Decisions. Making wise decisions is the easiest path to a successful life!

Have you always made the best decisions? Probably not. Most people make some good and some poor decisions. Imagine a bad decision you have made. What would your life be like if you had decided differently? What if you were consistently able to make wise decisions, wouldn’t the quality of your life improve? The good news is that decision making is a skill that can be learned and improved.

The purpose of this website is to help you make better decisions. Whether you are now in the process of making an important decision or just want to hone your skills, you will find something of value here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Daniel Roberts

Phone: (707) 502-2550
Email: dan@wisedecisions.com