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The Everyman’s Superpower (Part 3: Your Resurrection)

(continued from Parts 1 and 2)

Resurrection is a daily occurrence.

You think it only happens in the movies … or in religious texts … but it’s not so.  It happens every day.

“The Everyday Miracle” haha.

Seriously though.  How does resurrection happen?

Say it with me …

The Everyman’s Superpower.

It’s funny.  Despite the incontrovertible evidence, some folks are “resurrection deniers.”  I have something they might like.

First …

Your Next 10 Second Mission

Answer:  If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d ____________________.

Memory Joggers:  What area of your life could most benefit from a turnaround? (e.g. your finances, your business, your fitness, your self-esteem, etc)  What lingering unfinished project could most benefit from a superhuman blast of relentless focused action? (that book, that product launch, that home improvement project your spouse has been begging for, etc)

And if you’re in the mood for a little encouragement (breakfast of champions!), feel free to share your answer in the comments below.

“You’re not cheating the government.  You’re only cheating your body.”

That’s what our drill sergeants used to say if they suspected we were slacking off during PT.  In retrospect, there’s a whole lot of wisdom in that line.  Especially when you realize this whole “I don’t have to do the work” disease is one of the primary killers of human potential.

Now’s a good time to double check and make sure you completed the above exercise before continuing.

Done?  Let’s carry on.

OK …

Now, see what I did there?  I tricked you.

Here’s how:  I asked you to answer the question “if I had The Everyman’s Superpower.”

But as you know, you already have The Everyman’s Superpower.  Can you guess what it is now?

Ya know, maybe this is why resurrection stories are so unremarkable.  Sometimes they appear as “comeback stories.”  Sometimes they look like radical “pivots.”

These stories are so commonplace to recite them seems almost trite.  They are a Hollywood cliché.

“Yeah. Yeah.  Comeback story.  ’We are greater than we know.’ Blah blah blah.  I already saw that movie. Yawn.”

Crazy, right?

That’s like saying …

Pep Talk Narcolepsy

It’s weird.  These stories shouldn’t put us to sleep.  But they do …

Apple.  Left for dead by every tech pundit alive in 1985 after the firing of Steve Jobs.   “But to complete the portrait, you also need to picture the despairing founder curled in a fetal position, sobbing on a bare mattress in his mostly unfurnished house—which is how friends found him after Apple’s board fired him in 1985. ” (CNBC) Jobs came back.  Apple came back.  Hard.  As I write this Apple is the company with the largest market cap in history.  (Whatever else you think about Apple, the resurrection was miraculous.)

Kerri Strug.  In the 1996 Olympics she suffered a lateral ankle sprain on the vault.  She limped back to try again, scoring a 9.7 and the Gold for her country.

Mary Wesley.   Failed writer until her first novel was published at age 71.  Went on to sell millions of copies.

Grandmas Moses.  Arthritis forced her to give up her beloved embroidery at age 76.  So, she took up painting and filled 1,500 canvases before she died at a spritely 101 years old.  An Academy Award winning film was made about her life and one of her paintings sold for US $1,200,000 in 2006.

[Comeback Guy's Name Here.]   [Heartwarming story about beating all the odds and winning here.] [Our collective yawns here.]

Want to know what’s really crazy?

When we are impressed by these stories we poo poo them.

“Well, sure.  But he’s only successful because he ____________.”

  • had better parents
  • had a great mentor
  • was born when the moon is in Sagittarius

Hey, listen. Harry Bernstein didn’t publish his first book until he was 96.  He might look at Grandma Moses’s start at 76 and say, “Well … it’s only because she started so young!”

Strange Magic

Alchemy.

I used to laugh at that word.  Now frankly, I don’t have a better one.  (It’s not The Everyman’s Superpower, but it is enabled by it.)

I mean, what better word is there for turning disaster into world domination?  What do you call it when all the “experts” say “it will never work” but you end up changing the world?  What other word do we have for flying in the face of every would-be-political-assassin/critic and turning public opinion in your favor?

Speaking of deep wisdom hidden in plain sight, this line from a commercial nails it …

“See, what every long-shot, come-from-behind underdog will tell you is this: The other guy may in fact be the favorite; the odds may be stacked against you.  Fair enough.  But what the odds don’t know is this isn’t a math test.  This is a completely different kind of test.”

What kind of test, exactly?  Good question …

See you in part 4,

Mark

P.S.  A gentleman messaged me on Facebook asking that I reveal The Everyman’s Superpower.  I told him I couldn’t do that, but I gave him a hint:  ”You already have it.”  He said, “Really?  I checked my emails and I don’t see it there.”  I said, “You don’t understand … You already have it.  You just don’t know how powerful it is.  It’s sitting there in the same box where you keep the rest of your tools, when it should be sitting by itself in the position of honor on your mantle.  And even if you knew what it was, you wouldn’t know how to use it.  That will change soon.”  He was annoyed, but I’m sticking to my guns.

 


  • Sean Patrick Simpson Close.  It’s a spoon.

  • Emad Al Bashesh Very soon :-)

  • Joseph A Pingel

    World domination!

  • Catherine Mosbeck

    Empower my mind to help me attain what I want in life. Have more confidence to allow that to happen

  • Peter D

    Build a strong business to provide for my family.

  • Linda Leonard

    Boost my business.

  • Robert Watkins

    fix my finances ! and get ahead !

  • Rose James

    Launch my start-up

  • TechUser

    Fix my finances!

  • Jason F.

    Become an inspiration to my children, spouse, and community.

  • Rosa Davis

    Pull the trigger and start my own business

  • Menno Tabbernal

    Take my business to the next level, this will improve my finances and give me more options in all other ares of my life

  • Alex Leadbetter

    Fix my financial situation

  • Lynda Bowman

    Blast through my fears and make a million in real estate

  • Harry Cox

    Pursue my passions

  • Richard Muccillo MDDCM

    Underdog has an advantage–nothing to lose!

  • Jeffrey Thomas

    Be me

  • Um Faisal Ibrahim

    Be outragously wealthy, happy and healthy

  • Michelle Rasmussen

    Be financially free

  • Sebastino

    Share it.

  • Sebastino

    I like this

  • Nancy E. Randolph

    Work 4 day weeks, be less stressed and be debt free.

  • Spartan Racer

    I’d complete all of the open DIY projects around the house, sell it and buy a new one.

  • William Douglas

    be immensely, happy, healthy, wis and wealthy, fully able to pursue and achieve my interests and passions in life.

  • Lennie Conger

    I would like to become independently wealthy, in order to have the time to help our families to come together again, and to help others to achieve their dreams, and be able to find their freedom too. Oh and time for a little day dreaming for myself too. :-)

  • Joe

    be rich!

  • Clesia Mendes

    If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d be more productive.

  • Michael Leister

    I would realize ALL of my dreams & aspirations

  • Rafael Cabo Lazaro

    If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d get happy clients to work with me

  • Loto Vázquez

    If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d bring my start up (hawimi) to benefit the whole world :)

  • Volodymyr Pedchenko

    Start building and enjoying my dream life

  • Hillary

    Be financially independent and write my book

  • Gary Rischitelli

    …spend my time doing the things I love. Not trading my time for money.

  • Rigo Guerrero

    Finish build out of basement, garage, and greenhouse.

  • Andrew Hussey

    Get serious about having fun

  • photinacook

    WHEN I gain this superpower IN THE SENSE OF proper perspective and actual use, THEN I will accelerate in transforming this world into a healthier more loving one in which there is less war, and Muslims achieve their glorious destiny of working hand in hand with Jews, Christians and the rest of the world to attain the greatest civilization ever.

    Among other things.

  • Kolja Lehmann-Muriithi

    Record an album

  • If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d have my business run profitably without me and a highly sought after business consultant in Africa.

  • Deitrick Broussard

    If I had the everyman’s superpower, my insurance business would be thriving with a book of close to 3,000,000 in premium.

  • Carl Dickens

    When I realize that I have the Everyman’s Superpower, I will use it to improve my health (lose 20 lbs), business (5 new customers), and personal life (more time with family).

  • It’s NOT “If”, but it’s “BECAUSE” I have Everyman’s Superpower, I will earn more than 2.5 million dollars through my book sales, consulting/coaching business and speaking engagements to retire with at least 1.5 million dollars in savings, and tour all 75+ countries I once only worked in.

  • Terrific T

    As Everyman’s Superpower begins to unfold and shine in my life, I successfully create resources for a project I set aside years ago. A project to empower adults living with medically untreatable and medically uncontrollable seizures live happier, healthier lives.

  • David

    If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d complete a leveraged business buyout.

  • Mark Whyborn

    To choose direct our thoughts using our Imagination

  • Rohan Brown

    Win my legal matters, expose the corruption, bring about change and resurrect my life.

  • If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d be fit and have a million dollar blog.

  • Troy Treleaven

    If I had the Everyman’s Superpower, I’d have in place the customer service system I’ve been talking about for months.

  • Loto Vázquez

    I so admire your copywritting and the great value you keep pushing to any one who sticks around!

  • Loto Vázquez

    If I have the EMSP I’d… Wait, I have it, so, I will be completely open, vulnerable, real and powerfully direct to the women I feel attracted to.

  • INFERENCE!, Knowing what challenges are coming your way and changing it by decisions you make to rectify them.

  • Richard Stewart Smith

    Living the rest of my life in peace and harmony.

  • Mal

    I’d knock my bad eating habits into the trash can where they belong.

  • John Charles

    Making intention happen.

  • Clue HQ Brentwood

    Create course to sell in January

  • Sid

    Our superpower is awareness–if we use it to know as opposed to block our vision–and Choice, the great freedom. Which is also spelled r e s p o n s a b i l i t y, or honesty, if you prefer–both are the words for freedom that apply to choice. That is it as i see it.

  • Stu Patterson

    I would be able to fly (in a private jet perhaps)

  • zackwhandley

    i would start getting fit by working out daily again

  • Gary Wilson

    Get my food consumption down to only consuming fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, mushrooms, and perhaps even the healthiest grains.

  • Finance and business growth through complete focus.

  • Jason Carritt

    Make 20k Turnover this month.

  • Valshalan Moody

    I would have the healthy village I dream of for my children. #MySpectacularSix!

  • Valshalan Moody

    I’d use much power of choice to be the best me I can be that day, with hopes of being a better man than I was yesterday.

  • hgpaul

    I’d successfully complete Solomon’s Ark Ascension Plan and master every training in Solomon’s Ark University and Simplelogy.

  • jorgebessudo

    Get debt free.

  • Ben

    would be able to succeed with ease and turn my visions into reality whilst enjoying the process and help inspire others to take the same path.

  • Cam Fisher

    If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d become financially independent

  • Bob Marr

    I would live my life in peace harmony and great abundance

  • Amanda Redman

    Find balance,freedom, and self acceptance.

  • Estanislao Chapel

    With the The Everyman’s Superpower in me I would live a rich life in every aspect – mental, physical, espiritual, social. I’d finally launch my web-based rehab program and help many people in need of proper rehabilitation for example. I’d become a great businessman. Nothing could stop me to achieve my goals.

  • Diane Brunette

    I would live debt free. As a single mom with 4 kids and their dad would NOT pay support or anything they did, I have lived in debt a lot of my adult life. This is my year for ending that.

  • If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d…

    Increase my productivity, and not let days just go by without some kind of real accomplishment towards goals

  • Dr M Ramakrishna Reddy

    My financial status woulhave been sound.

  • I’d have a business running on it’s own without me.

  • IRIS FITZGERALD

    I would pay off my debts

  • Sue Rouillard

    Make lots of money and feed the world

  • Jordan Richter

    Turn my business into a money making machine that would generate 25K a month and have a well oiled business systems in place and a vibrant culture.

  • Sam

    Be rich

  • Kurt Owen

    Growing my business to achieve the quality of life I desire!

  • Kelly

    Get my business up and running so I can leave the job that’s slowly draining the life out of me

  • Kay Harris

    Live in the moment every day, write that book and that song that have been in my head for decades, and share with others how to be financially independent WITHOUT social media!

  • Nick St Clare

    If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d initiate a Global discussion: (a)on the merits of the REAL Common Law, to be used as a remedy for many of the world’s ills, particularly inequitable poverty and pollution; and (b)on its potential to be used as a guide to take Humanity forward on a positive, practical and peaceful path towards a healthy future for all of us.

  • Kelly Kam Ying Ming

    If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d finish my book The Belly Fat Prognosis and accompanying MID (mobile instructional design) online training program NOW and use it to market my TR90 (nuskin) success story. My end goal is to help scores of people who need to take charge of their health and achieve the best version of themselves possible!!

  • Deborah Gillett

    I would live a peaceful happy debt free life in a beautiful home on the water, with a super abundant income stream that would more than support me through my retirement. It would also support my daughter and her family when needed, instead of her supporting me, financially and emotionally, and allow me to give to others in need.

  • Brandon Wilborn

    If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I’d finally get to the point of freeing my spouse and providing my family’s needs.

  • Arlene Maitland

    …be at peace thinking about my finances and always earn more than I need.

  • David

    Finances

  • Louis Bourgarel Gc

    If I had The Everyman’s Superpower, I would write that benevolent 4-mail sequence and launch that astonishing “conflict management Forum”.

  • Larkinspirations

    I’d…make THIS moment the most important moment of my life (and rinse and repeat for every moment that follows) so I stay present, awake, aware and focused on NOW.

  • John Scott

    my finances, my fitness,

  • Clearly Demonstrating an Ability to once again consistently earn $20,000 per month as I did years ago

  • Pauly Gee

    Accomplish sorthing through everything I own to get packed and ready to move

  • Richard

    Be, Do, and Have all that I desire.

  • Richard

    Write one of the most important books in history!

  • I’d be a millionaire with an awesome body and winner mindset.

  • Colleen St Goddard

    Increase my annual household income by 10x

  • Shirley Coello

    Do what is necessary to successfully build my business for stability and freedom for myself and whomever comes along the way.

  • Henry Anyimadu

    Be a true blessing to enhance the life and livelihood of family and friends

  • Robyn Hoffman

    heal the world

  • Craig Caire

    be financially independent

  • Nancy Larisey

    Will to Choose what you desire!

  • Nancy Larisey

    I would write books

  • Kevin McGuire

    I would learn how to build a business that is best suited to me and the people it would serve.

  • Edward David

    Create a business to give me financial freedom

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