At the heart of who you are lies the secret to your greatest success, best quality of life, and biggest contribution to the world. This is your Unique Ability—a hard-wired set of natural talents that you’re passionate about making use of in every area of life.
Every one of us is entirely unique—from our experiences, to our skillset, to what energizes and motivates us. But what’s interesting is how many of us downplay this because we’ve never learned to acknowledge, let alone appreciate, our individual talents.
Like most entrepreneurs, you can probably instantly say what activities you find irritating or just okay and would like to be freed up from. But when it comes to things you find irritating, the input is coming from outside you—it’s an activity that’s outside of you, a situation that’s outside of you, a relationship that’s outside of you. So, to a certain extent, the world is doing the work for you. In other words, it’s irritating you and it’s not giving you stimulation that’s anything better than okay. You want freedom from these activities.
Making sense of your success and how you’ve ended up where you are as an entrepreneur is all in how you choose to perceive it. Some lean toward the side of believing they were in the right place at the right time, and others believe themselves to be entirely self-made.
If there’s one skill to master that allows you to make more money doing what you love, it’s Unique Ability. Unique Ability is a concept developed by one of my best friends, Dan Sullivan, the founder of Strategic Coach. Dan has done more to help guide my thinking, actions, and confidence in the areas of value creation than anyone else on the planet.