Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Relaxing Music for the month: Awakening: Liquid Mind (12:11) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4558Ml1RuQ
Note: Please enjoy the relaxing music while completing the assessment!
The Personal Superpowers activity will have you define your personal superpowers, your natural patterns for thinking, feeling, and doing. Think of your superpowers as attitudes and characteristics you can employ all day long; you get energy from engaging in these attitudes and characteristics rather than get drained. Your personal superpowers are developed and used based on a combination of your strengths, unique capabilities, and inspired action; the more you use your superpowers, the less effort needed to engage and the better you get at employing these superpowers. Your Superpowers will most likely include the many of the characteristics you’ve already explored through the exploration of your Personality Types, Strengths, Values, and Motivators. This activity was inspired by “Personal Superpowers” from Kerri Smith’s book, “Living Out Loud: Activities to Fuel a Creative Life” (with descriptions):
If you don’t know where to start in identifying your Personal Superpowers, use the two lists below as a start. You can start by identifying specific words that resonate with you most from list #1; you can also review list #2 to identify phrases that describe things that come naturally for you, things you enjoy, things that you find easy, and/or things that others say you do well. Your Superpowers may even be specific gifts and talents that you have. Again, feel free to use the words from previous activities to describe your Superpowers. Your goal is to identify THREE (3) to FIVE (5) Superpowers that you have, then write a sentence or two that describes each of your superpowers and how you use your them. Please note: If there are words/phrases that best describe a superpower for you that isn’t listed, PLEASE make sure to add them to your list.
If it helps, how would you answer the following questions:
- What do you do exceptionally well?
- What do other people ask you to do over and over again?
- What activities do you enjoy so much that you lose track of time?
Your answers to these questions could also be helpful in identifying your Personal Superpowers. Remember, your Superpowers are the things you do exceptionally well, without effort. Again, feel free to use a combination of the two Lists below to identify your THREE (3) to FIVE (5) Superpowers.
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Superpower Word List #1
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Superpower Phrase List #2
If you want another way to find your Superpowers, check out this video:
- Finding Your Superpowers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFYu-kPfN08
Personal Superpower Test
These questions are useful to see if your Superpower is actually a Superpower. Once you have your list of 3 to 5 Superpower, use the following list of questions to determine if they are truly your superpowers:
- Is this superpower something that comes naturally to me?
- Am I better at this superpower than most people I know?
- Does this superpower help people?
- Do I enjoy using this superpower?
If you answered “Yes” to all four questions, then it’s most likely a Superpower.
Once you’ve completed the (Optional) Superpower Test, answer these two questions for each of your Superpowers:
- How do you use your Superpowers?
- Where do you use them (specific places, tasks, roles, etc.)?
Although not required, take a few minutes to think about and reflect on these two questions:
- What is your KRYPTONITE (i.e., the external obstacles that weaken your superpowers)?
- What would you need to do to use your superpowers more to have a more significant impact on others.
For this activity, you’ll need to identify your THREE (3) to FIVE (5) superpowers, then write a sentence or two that describes each of your superpowers and how you use your superpower.
Bill’s Personal Superpower Results
- Creative Curator: I can read an article and/or book, connect with a different article and/or book, and find a way to create a tool or activity that might help people learn something new about themselves. I am always coming up with someone new and different.
- Action-oriented: I am not someone who sits and waits for things to happen; I believe that you create your own luck but taking some type of action, putting yourself out into the world. I’ve always lived by the quote, “It’s not what you know, it’s not who you know, it’s who knows you.”
- Values-driven: Constantly reflecting on the things that are most important in my life. My values guide my decisions on a daily basis, making it easier to say “Hell Yes” to the things that align with my values and “Hell No” to those things that don’t.
- Transparency: Make sure that everyone I meet sees me for who I am – the good and the bad. There’s value in putting yourself out into the world, warts and all. Being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness. I live by the motto, “What you see is what you get.”
- Improvisation: Because I’ve done hundreds, maybe thousands, of Life Design Catalyst trainings, workshops, and presentations, I have been able to get good at adjusting things on the fly, based on the “audience.” Even though I might have an agenda, I’m always flexible to change it, depending on the flow.
Catalyst Challenge Worksheet
Here’s the link to download:
- Microsoft Word: catalyst challenge-know yourself worksheet, 2-6-22
- PDF: catalyst challenge-know yourself worksheet, 2-6-22
If you have any questions/comments/thoughts, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.