This reminded me of my overwhelm/opportunity post from a week or so ago. What are my weaknesses? And my strengths/superpowers?
- Insecurity / Confidence (Yes, they can exist in the same body)
- Jealousy / Compersion (the latter is a new word for me)
- Scarcity / Abundance
I can trace all the perceived weaknesses I have to my upbringing. Imposter Syndrome was pretty much the predominant factor in being brought up by Eastern European parents of a certain generation, as was fear of not having enough to get by. Jealousy – well, I think that’s pretty much something ingrained into me by my mother, but that’s neither here nor there. At least not today.
What has given me confidence, compersion, and a feeling that abundance is available to me?
My husband, friends, my colleagues, and my career as an artist and teacher, I wish that I’d found them earlier in my performing life, but it’s there now. Not sure if they are, necessarily, my superpowers (I’ve always considered my primary superpower the ability to say, “Hey, do you know who you look like?” but that probably doesn’t count), but I believe that they contribute to them. Another post will focus on what I think my superpowers are as both an artist and teacher and how these strengths may contribute to them. Probably in the New Year!
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