#10DBC Day 4: Unlocking your superpowers!
Although my daily blogs are part of the #freedomplan blog challenge, I want them to have meaning for you. To do that, I alter the challenge question slightly so the focus is shifted from creating a lifestyle business to creating a happier life, and where possible a happier life for those with sensory issues.
Today’s question is about looking for the intersection of what a person is good at, what he/she enjoys and what others will pay him/her for. In today’s video, Natalie Sisson stated what I’ve said in a hundred different ways to my children: Often people who are good at something, don’t realize it because it comes so naturally to them.
Being good at something doesn’t mean being the best in the world or amazing or awesome. It means noticeably good. Better than the average person. Above the 50% mark. The problem is we need to be profoundly, brilliantly awesomely, talented or we don’t realize it.
And do we need to be profoundly, brilliantly, awesomely talented to be happy in life? Of course not!
The world is made up of successful retail people who are good at talking to strangers, of successful appliance repair people who are good at understanding how parts fit together, of successful business people who are good at creating structure and processes.
However, we may not strive in those areas because we don’t know of our strengths. Other people can often see it in us before we can.
To make the world a better, happier place, tell people what they are good at. Compliment them and compliment yourself . . . yourself?
That can be difficult for anyone, but what if you are a person who struggles to make it to the 50% mark? What if you are not better than average at anything? No fear. There is also part B to this: learn what you are better at, relative to all of your skills. Not great at school, but your math mark is better than your language arts? Math is then your strength.
Ask your friends and family members, what are your strengths, compared to others (interpersonal) or within yourself (intrapersonal). Be prepared though. They may ask you to tell them what their strengths are.
It can be difficult to pinpoint strengths and talents. Let me make it easier to recognize and label strengths within yourself and within others. This list not only has traits but also groupings for workplace positions.
What are your superpowers? How can they be used to improve the world?