But there was no escape. “If I am the problem,” Arnie said slowly, “then what’s the solution?”
Calm settled. Arnie was no longer looking outside. There still might be a pang of defensiveness, a throwback of justification, but he was ready to explore the real reason for his turnover problem.
“Do you think you can totally remake your personality?” I exaggerated.
I got a chuckle. “No,” he replied.
“I didn’t think so,” I said, with a reciprocating smile. “But can you shift?”
“Shift?” Arnie asked.
“Shift,” I confirmed. “A subtle shift, that changes everything. You are who you are. That will not change. But can you shift?”