I’ll bet you don’t know your own power. God designed you with a superpower. A superpower you can use to create the perfect business for you.
Unquestionably, God broke the mold when He made you. It is true. As a result, you were created to fulfill a specific part of His Story, so He equipped you with every talent, skill, and experience needed to use this Superpower.
I have seen my clients experience the most significant breakthroughs after they understand that their superpower, their strength, is exactly what pushes them to a new level and gives them new energy for their businesses.
What are these superpowers and what do they look like when they are being used? And, How you can discover your superpower?
Discover your superpower
You have a superpower God has given you to use in your business. Which of these do you wish was your superpower?
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Much of the work we do in the Calling Clarity program revolves around your personality traits. We use several assessments to help you get a snapshot of what God is calling you to do and HOW He is calling you to do it.
The more you know about your design, the more confidence you have to move forward in the right direction, doing things in a way that energizes you and has you working in that “genius zone.”
Certainly, the perfect business or way to do business for you may look very different from someone else in the same industry. That’s okay! God wants your business to be something you consistently want to work at and make the impact He wants you to make. Finally, when you have the “I get to do this” feeling every morning for your business, you know you have created something working in your superpower.
Here’s the thing, when you discover your superpower, along with the other pieces God has given you, such as your values, strengths, gifts, abilities, etc., you become a powerhouse of uniqueness that only drives you to work at your best but also attracts those He has chosen for you to serve.
Using superpowers in your business
Let’s go through some of the superpowers I listed and see how each one plays out in a business. I hope this helps you discover your superpower.
For example, the two superpowers I utilize in my business are Efficiency & Strategizing. When you teeter so close to one or the other, you begin to notice that you use each superpower in different situations.
With Efficiency, it means I am decisive, a visionary, and very determined. I can weed through useless details or external emotions and “get the job done.” As a result, I keep a level head when problems come up and move forward with precision, energy, and intense strategic foresight.
With the Strategizing superpower, I quickly navigate through roadblocks and setbacks. I’m constantly re-constructing the vision and re-determining what “will be.” As a result, I have a clear view of the future and know how to arrange those external elements so that the results can be achieved.
As a coach, these superpowers play out in my Training Q&A sessions each week. When faced with a client problem, I can ask the right questions, give a myriad of suggestions, and then help them design a plan on how to accomplish the goal.
Creating this time in my coaching business twice a week gives me two things.
- It allows me the concentration I need to be in the mode of strategizing
- It satisfies my craving to be the answer person that brings order
Creating my business meant I needed to find a way that helped my clients and, at the same time, allowed me to use my superpower in the best way possible.
“They,” say that like attracts like, right? However, I have found that many of my clients are different from me. So I guess “they” also say opposites attract.
Many of my clients have the Vision & Integrity superpowers. I mean, some have one or the other, and still, others are very close to both (like me).
Those with the Vision superpower have an uncanny ability to take current happenings and anticipate where they will lead. They can easily glimpse where people’s choices will take them and how they will affect everyone else in the picture. They deeply understand human nature and use their vision and empathy to help others be the best they can be.
For my client, Mary, it means giving much of her time and energy to individuals. So she can see the solution and all its possible pitfalls to help her clients navigate through the problem and get the result they want.
She realized that she was repeating herself again and again with the same information. She knew she could be a trusted resource for many more and has created a piece of her business where she has made templates, detailed instructions, and solutions for common problems. As a result, she can empathize with and help more people without costing her more of her time and energy. Her superpower at work!
Those with the Integrity superpower are known for their strong moral compass and authentic, compassionate nature. They will not stray into morally uncertain directions and lead with honesty and kindness. Also, they work tirelessly in defense of the oppressed, the outcasts, or the beliefs they stand for. They are passionate, imaginative, and true to their values and ideals.
Integrity and creativity go hand in hand
People with the Integrity superpower are some of my most creative types of clients.
Lisa is an actual artist. When she came into Calling Clarity, she was working with her husband at his t-shirt printing business and thought that was all she needed.
However, she came alive when she decided to work on her own art and show others how to release their artistic abilities. She knew she was not being authentic to herself as she worked in the t-shirt business. She wanted to share the journey she was on with others.
This is why video is an essential component in her business. She can show the process as she is working on her creative endeavors. Not everyone is called to do video, but it fits her business so she could establish her authenticity.
It was when she started to take others along, help those who felt stuck and could honestly show up as herself, did her business boom. She tapped into this integrity superpower, launching her into her dream business. She has worked in it for over three years now with a membership program.
Introverts have superpowers too
Most of my clients are introverts. Remember I said likes and opposites attract? Because I am a social introvert, I get to work within my two superpowers and help many more people.
Are you an introvert? Do you think, “I can’t have a business that really has me working in my superpower, can I?” Yes, you can. When you understand your design, God’s design of you, then you have the confidence to move ahead even if you have fears. With God, all things are possible.
I would love to have a chat with you. So let’s have a Clarity Conversation. We’ll talk about how to discover your superpower and how it can be used to create the perfect business for you. I’ll put that link in the description, and you can make your appointment today to chat with me.
Another introverted superpower is Devotion.
People with devotion are known for their generosity, compassion, and attention to detail. They tend to have businesses where they guard the defenseless, attend to the sick, and stand up for the less fortunate. Since they have a fantastic memory for details and are very attentive to the needs of the people around them. They are the quiet caretakers and the loyal confidantes.
This superpower is all over Kheri’s business. She went to school for social work, but her business is coaching. She is using her superpower to create something that works to help her clients keep their dignity and privacy.
Coaching can go in many different directions. Kheri wanted her people to know she was a trusted guide to solving the specific problems they were experiencing. She also knew her topic was something many felt embarrassed to admit was happening to them.
By tapping into her superpower, she realized she could create a downloadable version of the help she had been giving one-to-one. She made herself available for those who did want more support and were ready to connect. Thinking through the lens of her superpower allowed her to show compassion even if it wasn’t one-to-one; now, it is one(her) to many. That is satisfying for her to know she can affect those who really need her help.
Of course, I do have a few extroverted superpowers I can talk about from among my clients. One is Imagination.
Those with the Imagination superpower aren’t afraid to think outside the box and find imaginative, creative solutions to the most complex problems. They do this while inspiring and encouraging others (their clients and their team) to be optimistic and faithful. They are motivators to help clients stay strong and seek new avenues, adventures, and innovative ideas.
My client Ashley decided to give Clubhouse a try. As a Pinterest strategist and marketer, she was already using her outside-of-the-box thinking to create solutions for her clients. But our superpowers are there to help us make the business perfect for us. To show up in a way that truly allows us to shine.
I remember when she first started creating on Clubhouse, as with anything, there was a learning curve. But she took it on and soon made connections she had never previously reached. By working in her superpower, she opened her business to new avenues, found new people to collaborate with, and satisfied her need to connect in exciting ways with others.
Discover your superpower and use it to make decisions
One of the amazing things that happen when you discover your superpower is that it allows you to filter decisions through it, decisions about HOW you want to do your business. Design the business that is truly right for you.
In the beginning, I listed sixteen different superpowers. These are related to an assessment we use in Calling Clarity, the Myers-Briggs. I have used this assessment for over 30 years in my classrooms and now in my coaching.
I want you, the Christian woman entrepreneur to understand God’s design of you and combine that knowledge with creating the business He has put on your heart to create in a way that is exactly YOU.
Take this version of the Myers-Briggs assessment
We don’t have time to go over all of them and how they are being used with all of my clients, but I want to get you started. I have linked a simple version of the Myers-Briggs assessment to get you started. This is a free assessment so you can know a little more about yourself.
If you take the assessment, I would LOVE for you to come back and tell me your results in the comments. However, if you already know your 4-letter designation, put that in right now. If you put it in the comments I will give you which superpower is yours.
Let’s have a conversation about how to discover your superpower and use it (Concentration, Devotion, Organization, Planning, Resourcefulness, Passion, Agility, Optimism, Analytical Thinking, Strategizing, Innovation, Efficiency, Integrity, Vision, Imagination, or Empathy) in your business.