Not every kid loves change, but Brent Yamaato did.
His father was an ambitious IBM executive in the 1970s and ’80s, when insiders joked that IBM stood for “I’ve been moved.” His family relocated about every two years, traveling across the country and back again, from Hawaii to New Jersey to California to Georgia. “I moved so often; you have to figure out how to reinvent yourself every time,” he says.
But instead of finding the change stressful, Yamaato found strength from it. Instead of the challenges being limitations, they were adventures.