Are you a fixer?
I am and have been. In my life I’ve looked at people, situations, teams, my work and my relationships as problems to be solved.
As long as that’s how I approach what’s happening, everything is a problem waiting to be solved. This is great for my ego, my identity, and sense of capability to believe I can solve, help, or change things others can’t.
This is flawed thinking that feeds me and disempowers those I’m “helping” (because they need my help).
As I entered into a conversation with a group of leaders recently, they talked about being “fixers.”
My question to them rendered the room silent in that uncomfortable way that happens when people reconcile how they are thinking.
I asked, “what if nothing is broken?”