Co-Founder at Intelligent Change
UJ Ramdas is the Co-Founder of Intelligent Change, a community of 70k+ strong users and a company he is proud of building and growing and where he creates critically acclaimed products like the Five Minute Journal and the Productivity Planner.
Tactic that has had the biggest impact on Uj’s success
Making morning a sacred time and focusing on tiny things that actually move the needle
Result if you follow the steps in Uj’s session
Identify your unique ability that you enjoy doing and is the most profitable
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The idea that we talked about was the idea of unique ability, which is a pretty you know, it’s pretty cool concept. It’s not my own concept. So full disclosure, there is a great, great guy by the name of Dan Sullivan, who’s been a phenomenal coach for a lot of successful high profit companies. And the idea goes, is pretty simple. It’s, everybody has one or two things.
Typically, one that is something they can be absolutely amazed and fascinated by for the rest of their life. Right? So that’s the question. It’s a simple question. But it’s a powerful one if you have the strength and the intestinal fortitude to actually sit with that question and dig all the land.
Let me explain. So the question is, what one thing can you absolutely be fascinated by for the rest of your life? And guess what? Sometimes you might not be able to come up with the answer right away. But here’s what I know first for sure. Pretty much everybody listening including yourself, you’re going to have a column of like, what it is, and what it’s not. Right?
And the easiest column to fill, at least the beginning, is going to be what it’s not. And so once you start filling out that column, you’ll start to feel the frustration leaving your body because you’re like, ah, that’s definitely all I want to do.
That’s definitely not what I want. That’s definitely not what I want. And slowly, you start to see patterns. You’re like, you know what, I really liked it. And I really liked doing that. I really like doing that.
And so slowly, as you start to eliminate majority of the things that you don’t want, you’ll start to land on the things that actually are something that not only do you want to do that you like doing when you’re the most profitable in doing.
Typically, the things you’re the best at are the things that can bring value the economy if you work really well with other people and the most important part, not everybody can do everything, especially if you have a big vision, and great kind of ideas of how to move and change the world, change the future, make money, do whatever, whatever it is you want to do.
You’re going to have to work together with people, you’re going to have to work with other people who have unique abilities that are very separate from your abilities. You have to like communicate, and be able to join forces knowing that even if what you want to create is you don’t have all the skills to be able to do that. That’s absolutely fine.
The cool thing is, as long as you confront the truth, you can start to say, Okay, well we need more people. And we need people who can do this and this and this while I do this, so we can all do what we’re really good at that profitable and we can make a difference in the world.
So finding a digging in and drilling and being humbled to be in your unique ability every day. That’s a journey. Right? That’s a journey. Chances are tomorrow, you’re not going to be waking up and be like, you know, 100% of the time I’m going to be doing my unique ability doesn’t happen that way. Right?
A lot of times, people, you don’t even know what their unique abilities. They have some kind of idea of a hazy idea. And that’s very common. It’s very normal. But true meaning, purpose, drive, those things happen when you choose to spend time and the way that you want to spend them in the greatest, kind of in the greatest service of the world, right, and meaningful work, meaningful relationships. These are extremely important things.
And the greatest meaningful work is doing the thing that you enjoy the most and gives you the most value.