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The Superheroes of tomorrow are at today's PodCampsIn an interesting conversational thread on Twitter, the topic of power, motivation, and energy came up, as it often does, and Laura Fitton wrote: “always wondered what powers the mighty cspenn. Star Wars music?”

Well, music in general. There are some pieces that I find personally motivating, and it’s something that I emphasize everyone should have at hand, on an iPod or CD or computer or whatever it takes. Set aside a personal power playlist for each of the kinds of motivation you need – whether it’s getting your day started, powering through a task, or setting your mind and spirit for the journey home.

Some of my personal favorite selections, not from any one particular mood:

  • Superman march by John Williams
  • Imperial march by John Williams
  • Latte Days and Porter Nights by Matthew Ebel
  • Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
  • Rockstar Poor by Rayko KRB
  • Angel by Aerosmith
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
  • Scared by Ball in the House
  • Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig v. Beethoven
  • Two Thousand Years by Billy Joel
  • Mine Again by Black Lab
  • I Am (acoustic) by Munk
  • Time to Start by Blue Man Group
  • Rest in Peace by Joss Whedon and James Marsters
  • Life is a Highway Rascal Flatts cover of Tom Cochrane
  • Bring me to Life by Evanescence
  • Calling Baton Rouge by Garth Brooks
  • Estranged by Guns ‘N Roses
  • Everywhere by Michelle Branch
  • I Do by Rob Costlow
  • Warriors by Ronan Hardiman
  • The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel
  • Old City Bar by Trans-siberian Orchestra

What’s on YOUR list of powerful music to immediately change your mindset?