Why Your Superpowers Make You Feel Weird and Rudolph is a Badass

Why Your Superpowers Make You Feel Weird and Rudolph is a Badass

The trick to finding your superpowers is to own what makes you unique. There’s no one else like you. You don’t have to try to be different. You already are. The problem is, sometimes your superpowers feel more like burdens than gifts. So you don’t acknowledge them or try to hide them. This time of year many of us love to watch the classic 1964 TV special “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Do you remember how the other reindeer tease...

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A Rock Star’s Guide to Making Your Dreams Come True

A Rock Star’s Guide to Making Your Dreams Come True

Are you jonesing for a better life but rarely let yourself dream about what you really want? Or do you know what you want but hesitate to take a step toward that brighter future? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Whenever I ask my workshop participants to envision their ideal future they often draw a blank, even though they signed up for the class because they felt ready to change their life. Weird, right? The truth is, most of us...

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Nine Ways to Express Your True Self on Halloween

Nine Ways to Express Your True Self on Halloween

Today is Halloween.  Sure, you could go as the usual suspects—pirates and vampires—but why not do something different this year?  Instead of disguising yourself as someone else, grab the opportunity to break out of a worn-out role and express your true self. Let’s be honest.  Most of us don’t answer our true callings and go after our heartfelt dreams because we’re scared.  What if we crash and burn?  And by that I...

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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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