Forecasting the Future with Futurist Amy Webb

How would you like to be able to predict the future? That superpower might not be as far off as it seems – thanks to Amy Webb’s new book, The Signals Are Talking. Of course, Amy refuses to describe her job as predicting the future. Instead, she calls it “futures forecasting” – emphasis on the […]

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Superhero Secrets: Shawn Stevenson, ‘Model Health Show’ Host

Want to be healthy? You need to know today’s real-life superhero, Shawn Stevenson. Shawn is the host of the Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition/Fitness podcast on iTunes. A clinical nutritionist, Shawn has dedicated his life to helping people understand their bodies so they become as healthy as possible. Shawn believes there are […]

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Interview with Simran Sethi, Author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate

Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist who’s spent decades teaching the world about the environment and social change. Her latest venture? Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love is a wake-up call that shows us how we’re slowly losing all of our favorite foods. We sat down with this real-life superhero to learn about […]

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Joseph Sehwani, Founder of Nonprofit Dreamscape Foundation, On Overcoming a Disability

In the first part of our interview, Joseph Sehwani talked to us about his Dreamscape Foundation, which raises awareness about and funds to support individuals with disabilities. Today, Sehwani explains how Dreamscape all started with his diagnosis of Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.  SHY: Can you talk about your […]

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Joseph Sehwani on Starting the Nonprofit Dreamscape Foundation at Age 18

Joseph Sehwani knows a thing or two about turning a bad situation around. At age 16, Sehwani was diagnosed with Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a genetic disorder which causes central vision loss. He quickly saw the lack of awareness and support for people suffering from LHON and other rare disabilities, and decided to take the matter into his own […]

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Pagan Kennedy, Author of Inventology, On Creativity

In part 1 of our interview, Pagan Kennedy talked to us about her book, Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World. Today, Kennedy addresses the importance of creativity and imagination and why we are all capable of being inventive. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.  SuperheroYou: What is the difference between innovation […]

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An Interview with Pagan Kennedy, Author of Inventology: How We Dream Up Things that Change the World

Pagan Kennedy is a journalist who regularly contributes to the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and numerous other magazines and newspapers. Kennedy is also an accomplished author who’s written 10 books. Her latest book is Inventology: How We Dream Up Things that Change the World. Kennedy invented the term “inventology” to describe the study of the process of invention. Kennedy filled us […]

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Danny Gregory, Author and Artist, on How to be More Creative

Danny Gregory, Author and Artist, on How to be More Creative

Yesterday, we chatted with artist and entrepreneur Danny Gregory on the lessons he learned in writing his latest book: Shut Your Monkey: How to Control Your Inner Critic and Get More Done. In the second half of our interview, Gregory reveals what he wants us to take away from Shut Your Monkey and why every superhero […]

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Interview with Danny Gregory, Author of Shut Your Monkey

If you want to be creative, you need to know Danny Gregory. This real-life superhero has dedicated his life to inspiring creativity and helping others tell their stories via several books, online communities and Sketchbook Skool, “a video-based art school designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling.” SuperheroYou sat down to talk with Gregory […]

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Alastair Humphreys, Adventurer and Author, On Microadventures

Alastair Humphreys lives an adventurous life. Humphreys is a renowned British adventurer who was named the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012 for his concept of microadventures. In his book Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes, Humphreys reveals how you can live an adventurous life even with a 9-to-5 job. Humphreys took a break from […]

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Matthew Oh on the Power of Youth in Starting a Non-Profit Organization

Yesterday, Matthew Oh introduced us to his nonprofit Forefront and explained it’s holistic approach to building self-sustainable communities in third world countries. In the second half of our interview, Oh shares how his youth has benefited his non-profit and why everyone should go after their dreams sooner rather than later. SHY: Forefront is fairly new […]

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A Real-Life Superhero: Matthew Oh, Founder of Non-Profit Forefront

There is no one more inspiring than someone who lives to help others. Matthew Oh, founder of the nonprofit organization Forefront, does just that while still working as a chemical engineer for Unilever. The 27-year-old Oh founded Forefront last year after visiting India and seeing the urgent need for foreign aid. He and his team came up […]

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Interview with Ruth Wariner, Author of The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir

Talk about a real-life superhero! In her memoir The Sound of Gravel, Ruth Wariner talks about her life growing up in a fundamental Mormon community. The book ends with Ruth’s decision to leave Colonia LeBaron with her siblings, which required a tremendous amount of strength – but that’s not her only superpower. Ruth put herself and […]

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Bo Eason on Telling Your Story with Your Body

In Part 1 of our interview with Bo Eason, the real-life superhero taught us how to turn our personal stories into a real-life superpower. Today, he teaches us how to tell that story in the best way possible. SuperheroYou: You spoke earlier about how you can tell your story in both physical and verbal ways. Can […]

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Bo Eason on How to Turn Your Story into A Real-Life Superpower

Ever heard of Bo Eason? This real-life superhero is a pro at re-inventing himself: after playing four seasons for the National Football League, he made headlines by writing and starring in a one-man play. Today, Bo is a well-known speaker who helps people tap into the power of their own stories. So we spoke with him […]

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Interview with Jonathan Franklin, Author of 438 Days

On November 17, 2012, fisherman Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate Ezequiel Córdoba were fishing off the coast of Mexico when they were caught in a 5-day storm. The storm destroyed their motor and most of their survival gear, and everyone back home thought they were dead…until Alvarenga showed up on a mostly deserted island 7000 miles […]

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How I Learned to Separate Myself from My Self-Talk

“Your mind is always eavesdropping on your self-talk.” I first heard this quote by Jim Kwik on his podcast with James Altucher but I didn’t think much of it. Ironic, perhaps. What I mean is that I thought, “Wow, interesting,”… and then nothing. A couple of months after that, I was listening to another Altucher […]

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From Activist to Children’s Author

When I was young, my parents used to laugh and tell me that I liked the company of animals more than people. They said I was a very intense child and very focused. I would always be in some pond looking for frogs or I would come home, beaming, covered in dirt and clutching a […]

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How to Have A Great Network

What is more important in genius: ability or the team you have? Most of us are inclined to say ability – and according to Walter Isaacson, biographer of geniuses like Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin, talent is certainly a crucial ingredient in innovation. But it’s important not to discount the power of teams. At the […]

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