You Were Born with Rockstar Superpowers

You Were Born with Rockstar Superpowers

Our superpowers make themselves known to us when we’re children, teenagers, and young adults. But often we forget about them later in life because our parents and teachers ignore, minimize, or even attack our authentic natures. According to Brené Brown, 42% of kids are shamed away from pursuing some form of creative expression in school. “Pamela” was a 40-year-old wife and mother who took my creativity workshop because she yearned to be...

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Seven Ways to Find Your Superpowers

Seven Ways to Find Your Superpowers

After teaching creativity and self-actualization workshops for 20 years, I can tell you with certainty that you were born with a creative gift that no one else in the world can express like you. Your innate skills and passions are your superpowers. When you dance to your own music, you naturally develop these intrinsic talents and excel in work and life. You are a total rock star. But when you’re forced to conform to someone else’s idea of...

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Your Superpowers Make Time Disappear

Your Superpowers Make Time Disappear

How do you know when you’re using your superpowers? Time disappears. No drugs necessary! Whenever I write a song, I seclude myself in my studio and emerge several hours later feeling content and spaced-out with a new tune that seems to have written itself. Time seems to vanish. I close the door, pick up my guitar, and emerge several hours later feeling content and spaced out. I feel as though I am one with my guitar, my microphone, my...

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Your Superpowers Choose You

Your Superpowers Choose You

“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~ Nelson Mandela One of the best ways to discover your superpower is to notice what fills you with passion and curiosity—not your parents, teachers, or friends—but YOU. But be willing to experiment to find it. Your superpower isn’t always what you think it will be. My client “Jane” was a burned-out Fortune 500 executive...

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Your Superpowers Come Naturally

Your Superpowers Come Naturally

Your superpowers are right in front of you but you may not see them. They come so easily to you that you take them for granted. You think everyone has them, too. They don’t. I didn’t realize I had musical talent until I was forced to compare myself to other graduate students during a music perception test at Princeton (where I was studying to get a Ph.D. in psychology). I was surprised to learn I’d scored off the charts. That discovery...

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Your True Calling is Right in Front of You

Your True Calling is Right in Front of You

Are you feeling stuck or unsure of what to do next with your life? Odds are your true calling is right in front of you but you miss it because you’re looking for it in the wrong place. All you need to do to “see” it clearly is change your perspective. This was certainly true for “Maria,” a woman in her late 40s who took one of my first creativity workshops. Frankly, Maria scared the bejesus out of me. She stood...

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