Wednesday, 14 September 2016

What's my superpower? Where do I start...

Day 4 of the challenge. What are my superpowers and how will they help me realise my dream?

So, Nat Sisson (challenger par excellence) reckons we all have superpowers and this post should not be modest.

Superpowers are where the things we're good at intersect with the things we love doing. So even if I'm good at spreadsheeting - I don't love it (so that's definitely not a superpower).

Here goes...
I'm good at words and happen to love them. I think I'm at my best with the written word but I'm also happy at talking (no kidding, I hear you all say... and I love that!).

I'm good at problem solving. I like to find answers and I like to think outside of the box. I love a pattern matching exercise where I can truly lend insight. But I don't love to be 'the Boss'.

I'm smart enough to understand some very complicated things. But I love best to make it so everyone can understand.

It's just words but I love that words can enlighten as easily as they can obfuscate.

Seven years of Uni and I never mastered 'ivory-tower'. I understand why graduates like to use what they've learned. I understand why sometimes their language is a badge of honour and a testament to what they've achieved. But I don't see the point of knowledge unless we can easily share it, pass it forward, and help change someone's world. But I do love a good word. Obfuscate is a very excellent word.

make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible."the spelling changes will deform some familiar words and obfuscate their etymological origins"
synonyms: obscure, confuse, make obscure/unclear, blur, muddle, jumble, complicate, garble,muddy, cloud, befog;

bewilder (someone)."the new rule is more likely to obfuscate people than enlighten them"
synonyms: bewilder, mystify, puzzle, perplex, baffle, confound, bemuse, befuddle, nonplus.

I love to lend a hand. I don't have kids. So my path isn't so much to raise the next generation of 'mine' but to help raise the next generation of 'ours'. There are some really great young ones on my radar. And some oldies too.

So my superpower is the desire and the means to help communicated complicated ideas, simply...

And that is exactly what I intend to do. For the good of my community and the good of the next generation too.

Nat Sisson also reckons people who know me might recognise my superpowers better than I can - so feel free to let me know what you think.

And let me know yours. Because if I know what your superpowers are, perhaps I can help you do more in your 'sweet spot'.

So what's your superpower?

PS - Today I spent time with a friend facing an enormous health challenge with incredible bravery and fortitude. I didn't much feel like writing this blog because I was up at 4am this morning, am tired, have other important things to do. Today, I was reminded about what showing up means. You know who you are. Thank you.

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 4.

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