Numbers and information are my trades; I am a wizard with numbers and great at finding out stuff, like the CIA or NSA, but with limited resources. Life is about probability and pattern recognition, which is why it is easy to me to predict behavior just as easily as it is to project gains or returns on investment. If I haven’t lived it, I have witnessed it. If I think of it, the information presents itself. I have had people ask me about a long lost friend to whom I had just talked to a few minutes ago. 🕵️♀️At my worst, my investigations are 95% successful. That 5% left is usually due to not having the necessary channels to dig deeper or get closer to the bigger picture; there are a level of questions that life retains, unanswered, for my own good.
Be it through intuition, deduction or sheer luck, information finds me. I cannot escape it. This is the main talent that draws people to me; I can assess a situation and design a course of action that is very likely to yield positive results because I am not guessing. I know. The universe sends me the data they, or sometimes myself, seek. The odds are very small that I would not know. Between the book smarts that resulted from devouring over 1000 titles in my lifetime and the stories people have shared with me I got almost every situation covered. There is no limit to my imagination. Very few things catch me off guard or cloud my judgement. My designer made sure this trait was so impressive that my peers sometimes wondered if I was really connecting the dots or just guessing.
Knowledge is power, the key that opens many doors for me to learn and help others learn more about how the world works or should work, depending on the discussion. Even with Google, Yelp and other search and opinion sites, those who know me call upon me for advice! It is both a blessing and a curse because it requires me to be on, all the time. This can be exhausting! My memory banks processes patterns that others refuse to acknowledge. That’s why statistics make sense to me, if properly vetted, because I have reached the same conclusion. The data doesn’t lie, it doesn’t gain anything from doing so
By observing my environment and removing our own biases we can start to see the truth that meets us halfway. Be open to experiencing events in all its splendor, the good and the bad, and learn to see the beauty in the collateral damage. Obviously, it is easier to constructively deconstruct other people’s situations than our own: begin to accept that some lessons are better experienced vicariously through others. Take the time to see the world for what it is and not as you need it to look. You’d be surprised at how much more different it is when you let the information find you.