On this episode of Rhodes to Success, I interview Julia Waller, who has been a strategic coach since 1997. She is passionate about the Unique Ability discovery and works with hundreds of entrepreneurs and team members in one-on-one sessions, helping them identify and create a life around their unique ability. During the show, we discuss top 5 strengths, discovering your unique abilities, the four characteristics, and the naming and activity paths.
Main Questions Asked:
- What is Unique Ability?
- Do people use Unique Ability in their personal life, work life, or both?
- What are the four characteristics?
- What are the naming and activity paths?
Key Lessons Learned:
Jessica’s Top 5
- This is what you are naturally good at and passionate about.
- Your Unique Ability shows up in the activities you do every day.
- When you look at your activities, you can assess where the underlying talents are.
- Your Unique Abilities are who you are when at your best.
- Self discovery helps you find the type of work that you do best.
- It often helps looking at your Unique Ability through your business lens before your personal lens.
The Four Characteristics
1. Superior Skill
- When you do an activity in your work or life, assess if you are really good at it.
- Ask yourself and others what your skill level is.
- Superior skills are things that you are naturally good at, and are not necessarily learned.
- This is something you are driven and motivated by and want to do more.
- Your Unique Ability gives other people energy when you are doing it.
4. Never Ending Improvement
- This is when you are already good at something and you want to keep getting better.
The Activities Path
- List all the activities you do every day starting with what you do for work.
- Once the activities are listed, ask if each activity meets the four criteria.
- You don’t have passion for these activities, but still have a superior skill.
- You can do this, but are average at it and a lot of people could do it better than you.
- You aren’t good, and experience failure.
- Once you have broken your activities into categories, delegate a percentage to each.
- Figure out how to free yourself up from the energy draining activities.
- Exponential results will come from focusing on the stuff you are really good at.
Jessica’s Personal Case Study
- Create your activity inventory.
- Put each of your tasks into the four categories.
Jessica’s Primary Tasks
- Checking emails.
- Checking Slack.
- Client calls.
- Proofing the blog.
- Training calls.
- Guest booking.
- Get coaching.
- Producing weekly videos.
- Tell the truth about your skill level.
- If others would agree, you have a superior skill.
- Check your passion level and mark it as your Unique Ability or excellent.
- Keep your feelings about the activities separate, and focus on the skill level.
Jessica’s Unique Ability
- Cold calls.
- Client training.
Jessica’s Excellent Activities
- Pitching and booking interviews.
- Video marketing.
- Blog, editing, and posting.
The music in today’s episode was written by The Danger Os and produced by Nick Palmer. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/thedangerosmakemusic
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