#OMHG – September 13: Oh My! Super Powers

Superhero tutu by Lucky Number Tutu on Etsy 

We were all about our super powers during this past week’s #OMHG Chat… turns out our community has some great ones!

Let’s get started…

ohmyhandmade Our first Oh My! University assignment for our September theme was identifying our super powers, what is yours?http://t.co/UKoNhe3c #omhg

ohmyhandmade What is the skill you are totally amazeballs at, your one-of-a-kind rock star ability? If you could teach anything what would it be? #omhg

We had a few of our OMHGers not being able to identify any of their super powers…

  • IAMTHELAB @RocajoStudio @InkandDirt #omhg Isn’t it interesting how quick we can be to not acknowledge our strengths?
  • ohmyhandmade If you have a hard time acknowledging your BIG super powers, recognize the small ones. Eg: Rock star at watching the sunset#omhg
  • IAMTHELAB @stephdouglas #omhg People are drawn to 2 things naturally: symmetry & empathy. Folks can smell empathy from a mile away!
  • RocajoStudio Does chatting while a toddler is trying to crawl on your lap count as a small superpower? #omhg

… but it turns out we all did, some of us just needed a little coaxing!  Jess then asked:

What skill do you have that you feel confident you can teach or share with others?

  • designcoyote I’ve taught workshops about social branding & designing for WordPress as well as natural history for kids. #omhg
  • ThreeBySea My blog’s new focus on humor spotting/creativity plotting/memory jotting/B.S. boycotting reflect what I can/want to teach/share #OMHG
  • embergrass I can teach science 🙂 Shame I don’t really want to anymore!#omhg
  • Lu_and_Ed @ohmyhandmade I am a very shy person, and I don’t like speaking in front of crowds. But I can teach kids how to sew! #omhg
  • thelanguidlion Believing in/standing up for yourself RT@ohmyhandmade What skill do u have that u feel confident u can teach/share with others? #omhg
  • ohmyhandmade TAPE! RT @MarisaEdghill: Ive taught theatre, leadership skills, basket weaving (awesome!) and ESL… now what to add to that list??? #omhg
  • TrashN2Tees Oh I’m hellagood at brainstorming ideas and carefully putting words together to convey a message #Omhg
  • MarisaEdghill I’d love to merge my ESL exp with my knowledge of small creative biz & help international creatives expand businesses online#omhg
  • ohmyhandmade So important!RT @kittyscuriosity: I like to think Im good at teaching others theyre allowed to be a bit silly, that weird can be good. #omhg
  • ThreeBySea @ohmyhandmade And you’re amazeballs at making others feel like THEY’RE amazeballs! #OMHG (Love the ‘crazy gong show’ analogy!)

and in true OMHG fashion, this awesome question came about:

What do I do well that sets me apart. What piece do I bring to the whole?

  • ThreeBySea @ohmyhandmade I got the humor! And the wine! #omhg
  • daniellexo Biz skills: not giving a sh*t and trying the f**k out of stuff. also, being inappropriate. @ohmyhandmade #omhg
  • IAMTHELAB @ohmyhandmade #omhg My piece: being a tireless advocate for creators and the global handmade community.
  • designcoyote I also bring an intense optimism in “happily ever afters” & a contagious hope that things always work out if you fight for them.#omhg
  • stephdouglas I’ve brought to the whole is a belief that modelling community,ethics, love to our children/grandkids will create a better future #omhg
  • TrashN2Tees I’m a recycling repurposing revolutionary changing the world + the ways we consume and create #Omhg
  • InkandDirt I bring order and structure to everything I do….that and tequila. #omhg

So, what did we all learn?

ohmyhandmade To wrap up: We are all super heros with unique powers that contribute to the whole in a vital way. How is that for awesome?#omhg

Awesome, indeed.

What is #omhg? We are a community of talented, creative and caring people who visit every Thursday on Twitter from 1-2EST with the hashtag #omhg to chat about our monthly theme on Oh My! Handmade + life, business & everything in between. Empowering, honest, supportive & full of ideas, our chats leave us all feeling ready to take on the world-come join us and make some new friends!

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