Ordinary Superpowers, Unleash the full potential of your most natural talents; written by Mark Henson and published by the Superpowered Life Company, Ltd., 2017.
Full disclosure: I started reading this book expecting it to be a good one. I have met author Mark Henson and attended events at his meeting space and business conference center, sparkspace, more times than I can quickly count. I was present for the inaugural Superpower Summit and then again as an alumni perk. Exploring my Ordinary Superpowers has made a significant and positive difference in my consulting and coaching work.
I knew the book would be good.
I was wrong.
This book is fantastic!
Even after all of my previous exposure to the ideas in it, I still could not put it down. I learned a few more things about myself and how I show up in the world. I was prompted to reflect on what I do and whether or not it uses my natural gifts (my Ordinary Superpowers) to really make a positive difference in my world.
While many other personal development books attempt to tell you exactly what your strengths are and how you should use them, Ordinary Superpowers is built on reflection, discovery, and personal breakthrough. After all, who knows you better than you?
Wait, what? Discover my Ordinary Superpowers? Admit that I’m really good at something that doesn’t involve leaping off tall buildings? Use my talents to help others without hiding behind a really cool mask?
You, your family, your community, your co-workers and all the other people you interact with will benefit from it. In his comfortable and conversational style and with a healthy dose of humor, author Mark Henson leads readers through a four step process that creates a roadmap for the integration of Ordinary Superpowers into all aspects of life. Key points are repeated and tied together so as not to lose track of what you’re trying to accomplish:
Step 1: Discover – You’l identify the talents and skills that allow you to contribute at your highest levels, help the most people, and give you the most fulfillment.
Step 2: Activate: You’ll move from using your Ordinary Superpowers reactively to using them proactively, intentionally and with purpose.
Step 3: Enhance – You’ll grow and improve your Ordinary Superpowers as much as possible to maximize their effect.
Step 4: Multiply – You’ll exponentially increase what you can achieve with your Ordinary Superpower by expanding your mission and collaborating with others.
No matter where you are in your personal development journey, you will benefit from reading this book. Knowing what your Ordinary Superpowers are and reflecting on the other steps above can help you understand your present and shape your future. It will not take long to read but its impact will leave you thinking and rethinking what you do and how you do it. To get the full benefit of the exploration, download the accompanying workbook before you begin. It’s a terrific add-on exercise that will further prompt and support your growth.
Take advantage of several supplemental freebies by ordering your copy of Ordinary Superpowers directly from the author here. Or, order from Amazon here. You can also check out the other reviews on Amazon and then still order from Mark! Lastly, if you’re still not convinced and want to test drive the book before committing, click here for a free download of chapter four.
Note: A copy of this book was given to me at no additional cost as a bonus for attending the Superpower Summit. In no other way did the author, publisher or anyone else impact the content of this review.