Use Your ‘Superpower’ To Approach And Conquer New Tasks

Use Your ‘Superpower’ To Approach And Conquer New Tasks

Quick, what’s your greatest strength? Apply that “superpower” as a multipurpose tool in all new or tricky situations, and you can excel at whatever you set your mind to.

This advice comes from Duct Tape Marketing’s John Hantsch, whose superpower, curiosity, has helped him become “really, really good at everything [he does] “. And everyone, he says, has at least one superpower.

Although it may seem a bit simplistic, if you really take the time to think about your greatest strength or quality — be it resourcefulness or creativity or logic or intuition — and apply it every day to what you do, you’ll at the very least be staying true to who you are and letting that guide you.

Put in more comic-book-like terms:

Your superpower is your greatest defender, it shreds resistance and that inner and outer critic that tells you something is hard and that you’re no good at it anyway so why bother.

Your superpower allows you to outsmart the fact that some of this stuff is just plain hard and no fun and not natural.

Your superpower helps you tune out those invested in keeping you right where you are.

Your superpower zaps fear.

The next time you’re in a difficult situation or rut, try to summon up your superpower or see if applying your best quality can help. Photo by Zach Dischner

So what’s your “superpower”?

How To Be Really, Really Good at Everything You Do [Duct Tape Marketing]


  • I have two superpowers – really lucky I guess.
    First is I “see” numbers. When presented with a set of complicated financial numbers that have to be extrapolated into whether or not there’s money to be made, I can work it out instantly. Gives me the ability to make deals on the fly safe in the knowledge it isn’t going to cost. I built this skill up with years of estimating and then calculating until I knew I could rely on the estimates.
    My second superpower is I am brilliant at ordering in restaurants. This is often undervalued but, if we’re out to dinner with a group of people, when the meals arrive nearly everyone wishes they ordered what I got. If you can find a way of making money out of this, let me know.

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