By Mike Bossy - April 13, 2016
I have been reading a book about Unique Ability. It is called Unique Ability 2.0: Discovery. These types of books are of great interest to me because I am always looking for self-improvement. This self-improvement is a direct result of a phrase the authors use called “self-knowledge”.
Jonathan Roy, son of Hall of Fame NHL goalie Patrick Roy, has a hit single called “Daniella Denmark”. Like most parents, we tend to want our children to pursue the family business. Being a great goalie is no exception, but being a goalie is not Jonathan’s unique ability – music is. If his hockey career had not ended, he might have missed or at least delayed working with his true passion.
Perhaps there is a lesson here for all founders of family businesses. We have to let our children determine what their true passion is.
I have been anxiously doing the exercises in the workbook that is provided. There is always something sticky that comes from writing things down. There is a clarity that comes from putting pen to paper. As a side note, why is cursive writing no longer taught in schools? How will a new generation learn about maintaining a journal?
Oh yes, if the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it #2?