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Unique Ability: Creating the Life You Want

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You have inside you an incredible force called Unique Ability. It's a combination of your personal talents, passions, and skills. You've always had this ability, but you may never have stopped to clearly identify it. Few people do. When you begin to figure out this important foundation of who you are, you'll understand what you do best in life, what you love doing most, ...more
Published December 1st 2003 by The Strategic Coach Inc.
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Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was very helpful and encouraging. For the first time in my life I have clarity about my abilities and passions. And I have hope that I can use them for both mine good and the good of others.
Karen Briscoe
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
To create the life you want it requires first discovering your Unique Ability. This book was recommended to me by someone I highly admire. The book provided exercises and guidance on how to achieve one's highest and best self. - Karen Briscoe, author "Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day"
Allie Smith
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
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3.5. Very interesting and insightful, but still struggling to determine what my unique ability is....
Denis Vasilev
Apr 30, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Надуманная книга с простой идеей - что-то ты делаешь лучше и нравится это больше - на этом и стоит концентрироваться
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent and powerful book teaching a simple methodology to surface your strengths and passion and also making sure you increase the time you spend utilising them. Strongly recommended
Sep 15, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Adults seeking personal stimulation; entrepreneurs
Recommended to Becky by: My boss
Yet another book from work. I'd pretty much just see my review on The GAP, but for the minor differences: I like that this book emphasises the need to be happy in your position--mostly occupational. It tells you to find what you're best at, and focus on those things--and also to find what you LOVE and thrive at. It acknowledges that delegating is vital to survival, and it recommends taking a test called the Kolbe Index. I took the test for work, and it goes pretty in depth into your personal ...more
Kelly Cuellar
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Suggested by my boss, this has a very exciting concept. That each of us have our own Unique Ability. That our focus should be on cultivating and developing that further. That we should not spend time getting better at what we are not good at, or what we are not passionate about.
It's exciting to begin the journey of defining my own Unique Ability, and at the same time it is a bit unnerving, as there is underlying fear that I may not have one. I'll have to go through this process to see where it
Cory Huff
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business-greats
This book was foundational for helping me understand how to focus my business. I used this book to help me know which tasks to hire out first. It also gave me surprising insight into the difference between what I'm good at and what I'm great at.

Can't recommend this book highly enough for entrepreneurs at all levels.
Percy M. Cannon
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very simple buy powerful way of outlining the importance of identifying what we are good at and what we enjoy doing, and then focus our lives around tasks and activities that match this unique ability.
Jul 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. I would definetly gotten more out of it if I had really taken the time to do all the exercises though!
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Aug 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
So far I am loving it. Started last night and I am 1/4 of the way through.
I am learning a lot about myself and how to become better than who I am today.
This is very empowering.
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“Unique Ability is the essence of what you love to do and do best. There are four characteristics of Unique Ability: It's a superior ability that other people notice and value; you are passionate about using it and want to use it as much as possible; it's energizing both for you and others around you; and there's a sense of never-ending improvement—you keep getting better and better and never run out of possibilities for growth.” 1 likes
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