Daniella Denmark, Unique Ability and the #2 Pencil

April 19, 2016

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?

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Knowledge. Clarity. Action.