The Superhero Within

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Many years ago, a friend of mine was competing in a bodybuilding competition. He always seemed like he was in good shape, but when he got on stage (under the lights, all oiled up), I couldn't believe what I was seeing. He looked like he was transformed into someone else, like Clark Kent transforming into Superman.

This was probably about 30 years ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I think there's always been a theme for me of "seeing beyond the quiet disguise to the true superhero inside." In fact, it has become my mission in life. People often feel they need to be more muted to fit-in or blend into the day-to-day world. I am sure you would look fabulous walking around in tights and a cape, but an easier approach is just to imagine your alter ego. Who would that be? What would that look like for you?

Lots of professional athletes have alter-egos they use to enhance their performance. Kobe Bryant used to talk about how he became "The Black Mamba" to feel unstoppable on the court. I have always personally oscillated between Professor X and Dr. Strange. Professor X looks like a bald guy in a wheelchair, but he has the ability to see the powers of other superheroes and help amplify them. Dr. Strange comes from the world of ordinary human limitations, but he has the power to bend reality and see different worlds.

What I love about my work is that I truly do see the superpowers in those I work with and help them access that inner power to impact their mission in the world. Let's have a chat so we can find your inspiration.

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