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  • Fluent in English
  • 41, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Full-time Graduate Student
  • B.S. in Organizational Behavior pursuing M.A. in Human Be...
  • From San Diego, California USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To incorporate more creativity, art, and fun into my mundane intellectual lifestyle.

ABOUT ME

I am a quirky, coffee shop, cultural festival going individual who loves bohemian type neighborhoods, meditation gardens, nature, Wholefoods and Trader joe's Stores.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My future couch surfing experience will be awaesome. I will visit big cities in my own country, and plan to visit Moracco, Italy, and Spain within the next few years.

Interests

  • arts
  • festivals
  • coffee
  • meditation
  • shopping
  • surfing
  • business
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Grease, The Last Dragon, Purple Rain...pretty much any 0lder 70s or 80s movie based on music/pop culture.

Teach, Learn, Share

One thing that I have recently discovered is paradoxical thinking. This thought process is what seems to seperate visionaries from the average leader. The master leaders/visionaries are able to excel in a world full of trends by not seeking to simply solve a problem. They are able to look at a paradox and be comfortable with its existance. Rather than choosing to problem solve from a logical point of view, a paradoxical thinker will answer the problem with a solution that seems counter intuitive. For instance, (at a simple level) someone who lives in Egypt while their children live in the U.S. may feel helpless if they felt guilty for not being in the US to see their family on a daily basis. To them, it is impossible to be so far away, yet see their children each day. Say this scenario took place before the advent of facebook, skype, video conference, etc. A staight-forward, solely logical thinker would not even dream that it would be possible to see their children while they are so far away. But a paradoxical thinker would take the two circumstances and think of how one can make seeing one's children everyday possible; even when they are so far. My professor noted using paradoxical thinking on his job. He was in the business of transporting potatoes. The company lost a whole bunch of money the year he was in charge. They questioned why they were even further in the negatives in regards to potatoes that year. He then presented them with the profits that he made for transporting the potatoes! He had been charging way less than any other company, BUT the people who bought the "cheap" potatoes would have use his company's transport system. Needless to say he made the company mucho dinero. He did the opposite of what the average individual would do. He charged even less for a the main product that which was already resulting in debt for the company. But by doing this paradoxical deal, he grossed the company even more money than they thought possible.

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