Get the Balance Right

Ep. 110: Using Your Superpower to Create - (Guest Joy Spencer from Reframe to Create) [Expert Bonus Series]

September 19, 2022 Heather Zeitzwolfe Season 3 Episode 110
Get the Balance Right
Ep. 110: Using Your Superpower to Create - (Guest Joy Spencer from Reframe to Create) [Expert Bonus Series]
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Whether we realize it or not, we all have immense ability to create. By using our superpowers, we can change lives through our creations. Even if you don't think of yourself as a "creative" person, you possess the ability to create. As entrepreneurs, we need to exercise that muscle and make sure that our creativity can flourish. To discuss this topic, we are joined by Joy Spencer, a coach, speaker, and Reframe Specialist. She helps professionals design their ideal work experience and legacy. She's also the host of the podcast Reframe to Create.

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On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by joy Spencer   we are talking about bringing out that creativity that lives in all of us. Even if you don't think of yourself as a creative person, you have the ability to create. And as entrepreneurs, we need to exercise that muscle and make sure that our creativity. 

Flourishes.  This is the first installment of the bonus series  going this week. That features  different experts in various fields.. The podcast released this week, our shortened versions of the actual interviews. So Stay tuned in the future to hear the full length interview. Either featured on the podcast or I will be releasing videos on YouTube.   


Heather Zeitzwolfe: Joy, Spencer. Welcome to get the balance right podcast.

Joy Spencer: Thank you. It is such a pleasure and honor to be here, Heather. I appreciate being invited 

Heather Zeitzwolfe: joy when you're talking about lifetime of creation, explain to me what exactly do you mean by that?

Joy Spencer: I always talk more about creating than I do creativity, cuz I think people sometimes get stuck in their head about creativity. They're like, oh I'm not creative. 

So I'm like, okay, but you can create, like you've seen you have evidence of that. It's an action. 

Heather Zeitzwolfe: I come from a family that was really supported creativity so that was really ingrained in me. Whereas I think a lot of people lose that as they grow older, unless maybe they have children and then they.

Get out the coloring books or something. But I think a lot of people dropped that idea of creating and being, creative and the act of creation. And it doesn't have to be artsy. We're not talking about artsy. We're talking about just creating something.

It's like making your brain be active in a different way. 

 When you talk about creation, what are some of the things that we're talking about? 

Joy Spencer: A professional, creating a process or a new way of doing work or when you create a project, that didn't exist before, or an event, it's a particular experience that is all active, creating, bringing something to life. And you're often using your gifts. And the powerful thing about that is it's like the evidence of all the things that you're always talking about. You might be. I'm really great at this. This is my strength, but once you've created something and someone has experienced it, like you, you created the meal and they tasted it, there's the evidence that you don't have to prove.

It's like the proof of the pudding is in the eating of it.

There's so many different ways in which we're all always creating that people don't know, which is why I have this thing, I call it. A resume excavation, where I take people's back through their resume to look at all the moments where they created something which already exist.

, like, look, you've already done this. You're already doing this and maybe this is something you wanna create more of in the future. Or not, but just to give you a sense of, this is not something new to you, so it's not something that's outside the realm of possibility. It's not just something that's just entrepreneurs or just the artsy people.

But everybody just by sheer fact of being a human being and having gifts and talents, we're always creating, it's just pinpointing it, paying attention to it and doing more of it.

Heather Zeitzwolfe: You talk about superpowers I talk about profiting superpowers. And so to me that is the alignment of all your experience, your skills, your talents, aligning with your passions and then aligning that.

Someone's pain point. If you have a target market that you're wanting to work with and their pain point is something that all of these things, when they converge, you can solve that pain point and people will pay you for it. That's a profiting superpower. 

Joy Spencer: I've redefined superpowers a little bit differently, but it's all still interconnected. what we're reclaiming is this power and ability of ours to create and to bring something into the world, to use our gifts and talents to actually create. So I always push people to. Not just be in your head space, but what is a specific product service experience or project that you are going to bring to life that doesn't exist right now and share and offer in service paid or free to at least one other person.

So you can see the response and reaction that they have to that see the impact that it has and impact is more closely to what I'm thinking about with superpowers. I think your superpower is how you leave people feeling the impact you have on others, how they feel. And most importantly, how they feel about themselves, as a result of them interacting with that thing that you've created, cuz that's your legacy.

That's like the residual effects, the taste that you leave in their mouth. So someone interacts with you, you create this particular thing, you have a particular. Product or let's say you put on these great experiences, these great events, Let's say, you're, that's your thing, taking people on these retreats.

So that's the thing that you create, that's your particular thing? You're in the experience realm. It's your personal brand? And then people go and then they have this amazing experience. What are all the feelings that they have as a result and your ability to elicit that feeling in people over and over again is your superpower and your ability to elicit a certain feeling in them about themselves is your superpower.

When they come away feeling. Maybe more connected to the world or they feel empowered or they feel like they can really do this particular thing. That's your superpower, cuz it's how you can have an impact on the world and communities and folks around you. It's less about you and more about the impact that you're having and your legacy on other folks.

They're all in connected, the creating and then the impact of that creation, which is your superpower demonstrated.

Heather Zeitzwolfe: Yeah. Okay. I'm just gonna toot my own horn that my superpower is I love to cook vegan food and people have it and their experiences, oh my God, I can't even believe this is vegan. This is just amazing. And they, can't wait to come back and have my cooking, whether they remember what exactly they ate is not really relevant.

It's really how they felt after. The meal .

Joy Spencer: They come for it again and again. And you probably also have a transformative impact on them as well. In that they start to think about vegan food and their possibilities of vegan food as part and incorporated into their lives differently. As a result of that meal that you created.

Heather Zeitzwolfe: Wow. Yeah. There's this ripple effect that happens with this superpower. 

Joy Spencer: That is such an important part of being a human being and why you're here and why you're here to create with your gifts and offering them in service.


When you get to activate your gifts for others, it's about what can I create to bring to life. With my gifts and offering service either paid or free to at least one other person. Now you're thinking about bringing that to life, bringing it into the world. What is the product service experience or project I'm going to bring to life?

That's an expression of my gifts that I want to offer so that the world can be better or at least one other person can be impacted. And I say at least one other person, because I believe that, it's better that it's alive and small than big and dead just like it's just there in your imagination.

And you're like, I can't figure out how to sell this to 10,000 people. So I'm not gonna do it. It's but what if you can. Offer it in service to at least one other person like your neighbor or your mom or someone who is gonna benefit from it. 

So again, getting out of that, It's gotta be big or you gotta go home mindset that we tend to have, which tends to swallow up all creativity or idea of creating because people have these big astronomical ideas and they're like, if I can't be Beyonce, if I can't be Oprah, then I'm nothing.

And I'm nobody. And I should just, sit down in the corner and be quiet. No, absolutely not. That's being completely irresponsible with the gifts that you. That's why we say it's it's about at least one other person and , we can all do that.

Heather Zeitzwolfe: With those baby steps, you actually will have more impact with that one person than if you were to spread yourself thin with this sort of big idea. And also with a big idea. You don't really know Until you test it out, you might need to test and tweak it 

and that one person can give you a lot of feedback and be very thankful for all the things that you're helping them with and or whatever,

Joy Spencer: exactly. 

So you really wanna be paying attention to and tracking how your. Creation. The thing that you're creating is doing in the world that you've put it out to, and it doesn't have to be like, , elaborate spreadsheets, but it's just about being the act of observing, tracking the feedback that you're getting and asking people questions.

Like, what are you getting out of this? What's the impact of this on you? And now you're back to the drawing board in a sense of these are the tweaks and changes that I might make in order to serve or. This thing really sucked.

Heather Zeitzwolfe: joy, thank you so much for being on the show. Tell us how people can get to know you, your podcast reframe to create that's also the name of your website. Is that.

Joy Spencer: Yes. Yes. So they can visit reframe to And if they, once you go to the website, you'll have an opportunity to download , a free E book, which is essentially the six steps that I use in my podcast. I'm always happy to help folks who are looking to tap more into their creating power and looking to create something.