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Four Superpowers I Learned from Stan Lee

Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He began at a family-run business called Timely Comics which would later become Marvel Comics. He was the primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics and film industries.

In collaboration with others at Marvel—particularly co-writers/artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created iconic characters, including superheroes Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow. In the 1970s Lee challenged the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to changes in its policies.

Following his retirement from Marvel in the 1990s, Lee remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in films and television shows based on Marvel characters on which he received an executive producer credit, which allowed him to become the highest grossing person in film of all time. He continued independent creative ventures into his 90s until his death in 2018. Lee was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. He received the NEA’s National Medal of Arts in 2008.

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I wanted to make this special episode to tribute to our superhero friend, Stan Lee.

I’m bringing this episode to you from New York City, where he co-created some of my very favorite superheroes of all time. In this episode, I’m going to share with you FOUR superpowers, mental/mindset superpowers, that I learned from the legend himself.

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"The lives we lead are the lessons we teach."

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  • One person can make a difference.
  • Discover and develop your superpowers so you can make a difference.
  • Just having a superpower doesn’t make you a superhero—you have to use it to save the day.
  • How do you want to be remembered?


  • With great power comes great responsibility!
  • Responsibility to wield power in service.
  • With great responsibility comes great power: the ability to makes things right.
  • When we take responsibility for what we focus on, what things mean, owning actions mistakes, and being accountable, we find great power.
  • You are responsible for what you do and the results you get from it.


  • Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.
  • Ability to create: taking the invisible and making it visible.
  • Unlocking the power of creativity and imagination: everything you see is the result of somebody’s imagination.
  • Everything begins in the mind: have a vision, set a standard and create the world the way you want it to be.
  • Wayne Dyer: “it’s not you’ll believe it when you see it, it’s you’ll see it when you believe it”.


  • We grow older because we stop playing.
  • If you want to be a fast learner, take a lesson from children—they play all the time and are quick learners.
  • Age of mind and heart, not chronological age.
  • Stan was an incredibly young person: making jokes, going to events, making playful cameos, telling stories, always learning and playing.


  • Not just you searching for your passion—your passion might also be looking for you.
  • Having a passion will relate to and determine your mindset.
  • Stan was passionate about storytelling, creativity, learning, his wife and unity: mutual love and respect.
  • To find your passion, novelty can help along the way to keep things light and interesting: Stan kept a lot of interesting things in his office to stimulate his creativity.


  • Stan used his passion for storytelling to make a difference.
  • Stan said having the ability to be lucky would be the ultimate superpower.
  • Hate is the supervillain, ability to spread love, unity, and hope as Stan did is the ultimate superpower—which the world really needs right now.
  • Used his characters (his passion) for his purpose (spreading positive messages).
  • School of the gifted with Professor X: the power of the mind along with challenges.
  • How can you use your passion to find your purpose to light up the world?
  • You can become a superhero when you use your powers for good.
  • Stan Lee Foundation: to bring entertainment into the classroom.
  • Remember: the lives we lead are the lessons we teach.

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