Problem solver

No matter what jobs I’ve had over the years, I always saw my role as the problem solver. Even within the family dynamic, I’ve always been the problem solver. Maybe that’s why I’m so fascinated by the concept of leverage. To understand the power to influence a person or situation to achieve a particular outcome.

However, it wasn’t until later in life when I realized that leverage is at its most powerful when the person I’m trying to influence is not someone else, but myself.

I finally understood the power of leverage when, instead of giving in to deep emotional pain, I used it. I leveraged my pain to transform, to create a new self.