What Superhero Power Do You Wish You Had?

by Cathy Miller on June 6, 2011

Growing up, Superman was my favorite superhero.

I’m talking about George Reeves.

  • Not Christopher Reeve
  • Or Dean Cain
  • Or any of those who followed

It was an era of black and white TV and, in retrospect, comical special effects. But, to a child, Superman’s powers mesmerized.

How would those superhero powers translate into business?

Power #1 – Flying

Who wouldn’t want flying powers? As a child, I had a recurring dream of flying. I told you I loved Superman. Imagine what you could do with your business if you had the power of flight.

  • You could make a really cool entrance to a networking event
  • You could fly above any business situation and spot trouble ahead
  • You’d never have to deal with rush hour again – oh wait, that’s called freelancing

Power #2 – Speed

Faster than a speeding bullet, you would beat all competition to the finish.

  • You’d be the first in line every time
  • You’d burn up the keyboard with your speedy text
  • You’d have speedy answers and faster results

Power #3 – X-ray Vision

Talk about seeing all the solutions. You’d be a walking, mobile MRI for businesses.

  • You’d see through every gimmick
  • No closed door could shield industry secrets
  • You’d get to the source of every problem

Power #4 – Heat Vision

Not only can you see through anything, but you can fry circuits with your eyes, too. Oh, be still, little devil sitting on my shoulder – ah, the possibilities.

  • You could be your own energy source and never need another charger
  • You’d laser in on every problem and destroy the competition
  • You’d snuff out global warming (in case you worry about my use of power)
  • And you’d drop spammers in their tracks

Power #5 – Super Hearing

Baby boomers rejoice. All those years of old time rock-n-roll would not take their toll.

  • You’d hear conversations across a crowded business event
  • While your x-ray vision works on the closed door, your super hearing tunes in
  • You’d hear the mumbled musings of geniuses at work

Dream or Fantasy

Sometimes we think of business goals as a dream, or even fantasy.

Lest you think all of this is just a dream, consider this quote from psychologist, Carl Jung, who knew a thing or two about dream analysis.

“All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination?”

Carl Jung

Could happen, right?

  • Who is your favorite superhero?
  • What superhero powers do you wish you had?
  • How would you use them for your business?

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Anne Wayman June 7, 2011 at 11:09 am

Cathy… a superpower? Omg what a great question… tell the future? No… hmmm… scary a bit to even think.

Love the quote from Jung.
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Cathy June 7, 2011 at 11:14 am

Thank you, Anne. I agree, I’m not so sure I would want to tell the future. :-D

The Jung quote is one of my favorites. It’s how I rationalize my craziness.
:-)

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Cindy Bidar June 7, 2011 at 11:19 am

I always liked Batman best, because his powers are all geekiness and science (sort of). But if there is a superhero who doesn’t need to sleep, then that’s the power I want. I could get so much more done if I didn’t have to spend 56 hours a week unconscious.
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Cathy June 7, 2011 at 12:29 pm

LOL, Cindy-I love the idea of a super power where you don’t require sleep! :-D Fabulous!

Batman (at least the tv show) was a little too campy for my taste, which is really funny if you look at the George Reeves Superman series. Of course, I was a mere child, and now I am sooo mature. :-)

Thanks for sharing your superhero, Cindy, and coming up with a really cool power. Maybe we should create a comic book out of it.

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Stella | Home Business Outsourcing June 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Hey Cathy, that title caught my attention real quick and I thought I was coming to join a wish party of reminiscing our ‘superman loving” age (lol).

I like the connect you made between real life businesses and creative fantasy. It’s fun reading but there’s some deep lessons I picked especially from power #1, #2 and #3.

I loved Superman (still do)
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Cathy June 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Hey, feel free to stop by any time and reminisce about the good ol’ days, Stella! :-D

I’m with you-Superman is still my fav. Thanks for stopping by, Stella!

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