Assets: our “Super Powers” for creating epic adventures!

February 2, 2015 in by Sue Braiden

Intrinsic assets are the Super Powers that equip us to have epic adventures!Exactly what kind of “assets” are we talking about when we want to “build our capacity” to create happy, healthy, epic adventures?

Your banker might look at assets as the physical resources that define your worth: property, capital, an established client base, and so on.

We’re going to look at them differently.

While extrinsic resources — especially the “money” part of things — can certainly ease our way into adventures of all shapes and sizes, the assets that we’re going to focus on here at the lab have more to do with our internal toolkit. They are “a way of being” combined with “character” and “know-how”.

Intrinsic assets are the tools and resources that equip us to interact in the world. They are personal qualities and strengths we have developed to help us function and navigate in safe and healthy ways. Some we are born with (physical qualities, such as size and strength; or situational, such as family wealth), while others are developed through experiences, practice and choice (things like courage, resilience and integrity).

Consider these intrinsic assets as a sort of bank account that we can make deposits into to invest in future adventures, and withdrawals from when we launch them. They have tremendous worth. These assets are our “super powers”!

What assets do we have? What do we want?

Each of us is equipped with a unique set of assets. With each new adventure, we may find we are called on to meet it with something we feel we don’t have quite enough of yet.

↓↓↓ See those linked words down there in that box? ↓↓↓

abundance  acceptance  adaptability  agility  altruism  appetite  appreciation  authenticity  awe  benevolence  boldness  capacity  character  charisma  compassion  competence  composure  confidence  connectedness  contentedness  courage  creativity  credibility  curiosity  daring  determination  devotion  dignity  effectiveness  efficiency  empathy  empowerment  energy  enthusiasm  entrepreneurial spirit  fearlessness  fellowship  focus  freedom  friendship  frugality  fulfillment  fun  generosity  gentleness  gratitude  happiness  harmony  health  heart  honour  hope  humility  humour  hunger  idealism  imagination  innovation  instinct  integrity  intuition  joie de vivre  joy  kindness  knowledge  leadership  levity  liveliness  magic  mastery  mindfulness  moxy  openmindedness  organization  passion  patience  peace  perseverance  perspective  philanthropy  pioneering spirit  playfulness  potential  power  pragmatism  precision  preparedness  presence  pride  purpose  reflection  relevance  resilience  resourcefulness  respect  reverence  sass  self esteem  self-awareness  self-worth  simplicity  sisterhood  soul  spark  spirit  spirituality  spontaneity  steadfastness  stewardship  stillness  strength  tenacity  tenderness  thoughtfulness  thrift  trust  trustworthiness  truth  uniqueness  vulnerability  wanderlust  wholeheartedness  wisdom  wit  wonder  worldliness  worthy  zen  zest 

They are some of the assets that we might like to claim for ourselves.

Why are some words bigger than others? That means there are more resources available for them right now. As we grow, it will also be an easy way to see where there are common community interests.

Join me over at the kitchen table to let me know what else you might like to see tucked into this list, and, more importantly, to talk about the assets YOU want to work on next!