If you’ve been duped by a deceitful timeshare company, you may be looking for an honest company that can help you out. Whether you are trying to reduce your level of ownership or cancel your timeshare, the task at hand may seem overwhelming. That’s why you need a company that possesses the wisdom to get you through your timeshare dilemma. At Wesley Financial, Chuck McDowell and our team strive to make sure that our clients are comfortable and aware of what process we plan to take them through. It may seem overwhelming, but Wesley Financial (Chuck McDowell and our team) will make you feel at ease.
Wisdom is the Key
One of the reasons that Wesley Financial is so great at helping clients is because we’re great at making decisions, and that comes from years of experience. In an article from PsychologyToday.com, Dr. Shahram Heshmat discusses how wisdom helps decision-making. Dr. Heshmat lays out 10 ways that you can make great decisions. At Wesley Financial, Chuck McDowell & our team make wise decisions all the time. We see how this article coincides directly with how we help our clients make decisions to escape timeshare fraud.
Dr. Heshmat begins the article by stating, “Wisdom is not the same as intelligence or being smart. Intelligence requires processing information in a logical way. However, having high intelligence is not enough for successful decision-making. Our mind is wired with biases. Wisdom requires being aware of these errors. Here are 10 ideas toward making wise decisions.” (Heshmat, 2016). In the timeshare advocacy industry, our years of experience at Wesley Financial have helped us make great decisions to assist our clients. We’re taking a look at a few of these suggestions by Dr. Heshmat in order to see how they relate to battling timeshares.
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“What is the Question?”
Dr. Heshmat first starts the list by analyzing the most important question which is, “What is the question? The hardest part of a problem is understanding precisely what is the problem. Good arguments should start right out by stating precisely what they are about. Otherwise, you’ll begin with a shaky foundation. So once you do know what the question is, you will know what the answer means.” (Heshmat, 2016). In timeshare problems, it can be hard to decipher what really went wrong and how it went wrong. When you contact our offices, speaking with a team member can help you discover what the next step is.
“See the Bigger Picture”
The second idea on Dr. Heshmat’s list is, “Seeing the bigger picture.” In timeshare disputes, by contacting Wesley Financial, Chuck McDowell and our team can help you tackle your problems in this fashion. Just as Dr. Heshmat suggests, “A broader perspective allows us to consider multiple aspects of a situation. From a broader perspective, choices are made based primarily on global concerns (why), whereas from a narrower perspective, those priorities are weakened and even reversed. As the saying goes, the devil is in the details. However, a broader perspective makes it easier to put complicating details aside and focus on what seems most important. As Nietzsche remarked, “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” (Heshmat, 2016). When your world seems to come crashing down due to timeshare fraud, it helps to have people who can take a step back with you and guide you along the way.
Next, Dr. Heshmat espouses “resourcefulness”. He goes on, “The psychologist Abraham Maslow once said, “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Without a new way of viewing the world, we will most likely use the same kind of thinking that created so many of our problems in the first place. Focusing only on what we already know can limit our ability to think more broadly.” (Heshmat, 2016). When you contact Wesley Financial, we can utilize all our resources to help you successfully cancel your timeshare or reduce your level of ownership.
“Dissonance Reduction Behavior”
Further on, Dr. Heshmat takes a look at “dissonance reduction behavior”. He states, “In the Aesop’s fable, the fox tries hard to get his hands on a tasty vine of grapes but fails in all of his attempts to acquire the grapes; at which point the fox convinces himself that he really didn’t want those grapes that badly after all. The moral of this story is that we strive to ensure that the picture we have of ourselves is coherent (not dissonant), which is a means for maintaining a positive self-evaluation. Cognitive dissonance results from a tension between a desire and a belief. And because dissonance is a noxious state, our beliefs move into line with our behavior.” (Heshmat, 2016). In other words, when something goes wrong with your timeshare, you may spend time trying to convince yourself that that’s how you wanted it to go. You don’t have to accept what’s been done to you by unscrupulous timeshare companies! That’s one of the reasons you should reach out to Wesley Financial.
“People Often See What They Want to See”
Next. Dr. Heshmat describes how “people often see what they want to see.” We may see this in timeshare fraud when victims overlook how they may be taken advantage of. Dr. Heshmat states, “Our desires/motivation influence our perception. If we believe something is true, we search for evidence of it. Rarely we search for the evidence against it… Studies have shown that when people are encouraged to ask themselves, “why might my initial impression be wrong?” or “why might the opposite be true?” they tend to overcome the bias.” (Heshmat, 2016). In timeshare fraud, you may have overlooked the ways in which you were being taken for a ride. It’s not your fault that you weren’t able to see it when it happened. Nevertheless, Wesley Financial can help you fight timeshare fraud and undo the fraud that has hampered your life.
“Dealing with Uncertainty”
Lastly, Dr. Heshmat looks at something that we often deal with when speaking to clients about their timeshare problem – “dealing with uncertainty”. Dr. Heshmat states, “The philosopher Taleb states that you will never get to know the unknown (e.g., odds of an earthquake). But you can imagine/guess how much it might affect you. In other words, in order to make a decision, you need to focus on the consequences (which you can know) rather than the probability (which you can’t know). The more uncertainty you face in the future, you will do well by having options. Chance favors the preparedness.” (Heshmat, 2016). When you contact Wesley Financial, we can begin to help make things certain by talking about all the options that lay at your feet. It’s not the end of the road if you’ve contacted Wesley Financial.
Wesley Financial: Chuck McDowell & Team Acquired Wisdom
Since 1989, Wesley Financial has been accumulating and acquiring all the necessary experience to keep wise in the timeshare advocacy industry. Wesley Financial, Chuck McDowell, and the entire team combined to provide a powerhouse of wisdom to help out countless consumers who have been duped by timeshare companies. The items chosen above from Dr. Heshmant’s list on wisdom and decision-making coincide with what we do for our clients when confronting timeshare fraud. You don’t have to stand unfair practices that have been used against you. Let Wesley Financial, Chuck McDowell, and our team do the work for you.
Heshmat Ph.D., Shahram. (May 10, 2016). 10 Ideas for Wise Decision-Making.