I ask that question a lot. What’s your super power?
We get a fair number (ok A LOT) of messages from people asking how they can get involved in things that Jordan and I are doing. A fair number, (ok A LOT) are from those still in school, both college and younger… I read one such message today.
I won’t share who sent it, sometimes people get a little upset when you share these words sent privately with the world. He knows who he is and I welcome his comments here should he read it.
He not so lightly mentioned he wanted to be get involved in what we are doing. My reply, was simply this. How do you want to be involved?
His response, one that I have read many of… I am a broke college student with a focus on ‘xyz’, I don’t know what help I could be… I just WANT to be.
I’ve put a great deal of thought and attention to this over the last months as there are so many who WANT to.
The difference from most is what he added next, “I’m open to suggestions?”
In fact, I have a couple.
Most people ask, tell me what you need, or tell me what I can do… the truth, I don’t know what you can do. I need you to tell me.
There is a whole list of things that need to be done, everything from taking out the garbage on Tuesdays to harnessing energy so that it can be employed freely for everyone, to creating a shift in consciousness to allow such a technology to exist.
Sure we have some more detailed lists of things that are intended to reach those various goals, and we think the list is valid. Should something on that list be something you can and desire to do… lets get to work 😉
I also am well aware of the fact that our list is too short. There is much more that need be on it than is… there is a lot of work worth doing.
One of which didn’t come to me, to write this… until I read his message several times…
Here is my reply:
What’s your super power? If you don’t know, ask everyone you know, likes you, don’t like you, loves you, hates you… ask them what you’re good at. What they would come to you for advice or help with. (oh, throw out the crappy stuff people say, that’s more about them than you, and not the purpose right now).
Oh, and I thought I might mention… I don’t have a college degree, in fact, the only reason I have a high school diploma is because I am annoying… and even at that it’s more a letter that says I have one rather than one itself. I can’t think of a thing i’ve used that paper for since I got it.
Consider also that Steve Jobs, I think you might know who he is… was a broke college student when he started a little something.
Hogwarts does not make wizards, it only gives them the title.
Forgive the cheekiness . You are far more than anything you have ever dreamed… ❤