Everyone’s got a superhero these days. They’re on the big screen, the small screen, bursting out of pages of comic books, and flooding the streets every time a Comic-Con hits your city. But away from our more famous fictional counterparts (and assuming you don’t have the ability to punch through walls), how do you go about staying a superhero on a daily basis? Are you ready to get you superhero career on the road?
This was exactly the questions that UK-based RED Driving School became obsessed with this year. If you’re stuck in a life rut, it’s one solution to sit in your car and wait for some everyday Batman to come and get you out of this mess, but wouldn’t it make more sense to transform into someone with the power to take away your own worldly worries – to be your own superhero, in other words? Inspired by all the qualities of their favourite on-screen supermen , they went on a lookout for those who don’t stick to the rules, who want to protect their cities from accident and emergency, while also teaching others the value of goodness. The results certainly put a smile on their faces!
After researching workers around the world, RED has awarded driving instructors the accolade of ‘unsung superhero’. Why, you ask? For starters, instructors have a special power (honed over time with continuous training), which they pass on to the less educated drivers of this world. They’re also on one man (and woman) missions to slow down speed demons everywhere while also tackling every driving sin from improper merging to hesitant braking head on. They also work for themselves, in their own vehicle (customised with everything they might need to make their jobs easier) and to their own values and timescales. As you can see, they have got their superhero career on the road.
In fact, if you’re looking to switch gears in your personal life, reach your potential and improve your health at the same time, the self-employed enjoy the most super lives. RED found that 67% of those who’ve taken the plunge and gone into business for themselves reporting a positive impact on their mental and physical wellbeing, and 72% finding it positively impacting on their sidekicks at home too. The statistics make it clear – if you’re stuck in a less than wonderful life rut, there’s definite all round benefits to dusting down your secret superhero career and saving yourself from the daily grind.
With the help of freelance illustrator Jack Hagley, RED have created their own comic strip style infographic to get these statistics, and everyday superheroes, firmly back on the career map. So if you’re interested in driving jobs, illustration or simply looking for a new lease in life, check out the infographic below and get ready to reinvent yourself accordingly. Get ready to get your superhero career on the road.
Driving Change – Superhero Career Infographic