The Big Leap (Gay Hendricks)

In The Big LeapNew York Times bestselling author Gay Hendricks reveals a simple yet comprehensive program for overcoming our one barrier to happiness and fulfillment, providing a clear path for achieving our true potential and attaining not only financial success but also success in love and life.

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In The Big LeapNew York Times bestselling author Gay Hendricks reveals a simple yet comprehensive program for overcoming our one barrier to happiness and fulfillment, providing a clear path for achieving our true potential and attaining not only financial success but also success in love and life.

Hendricks demonstrates how to go beyond our internal limits, release outdated fears and learn a whole new set of powerful skills and habits to liberate your authentic greatness. 

 

Show notes

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • What an “Upper Limit Problem” is -- and how you are unconsciously activating your own Upper Limit Problem and keeping yourself from reaching your full potential and living in your Zone of Genius

  • Why it’s important to address your upper limit problem

  • What the Zones of Incompetence, Competence, Excellence and Genius are -- and why it’s worth taking a Big Leap from the lower zones into your own unique Zone of Genius

  • How to find out if you are ready to live in your Zone of Genius; prime yourself for transcending your Upper Limit by asking yourself these 4 questions:

    • Am I willing to increase the amount of time every day that I feel good inside?

    • Am I willing to increase the amount of time that my whole life goes well?

    • Am I willing to feel good and have my life go well all the time?

    • Am I willing to take the Big Leap to my ultimate level of success in love, money, and creative contribution?

  • The 4 fears that hold the Upper Limit Problem in place:

    • Feeling fundamentally flawed

    • Disloyalty & Abandonment

    • Believing that More Success Brings a Bigger Burden

    • The Crime of Outshining

  • How certain behaviors -- like worrying, criticism & blame, deflecting, squabbling, and getting sick or hurt -- can be cues that you're hitting your own upper limit.

  • How to identify your own Zone of Genius!  Find out:

    • What is my genius?

    • How can I bring forth my genius in ways that serve others and myself at the same time? 

  • To understand the difference between Newtownian Time (scarcity; only so many hours in a day) and Einstein Time (time is relative!) to learn how to take ownership of your own time to propel you toward taking your Big Leap

  • How to employ the “Enlightened No” -- saying no to anything that doesn’t serve your Zone of Genius


Bookmarked activity

Uncover your Upper Limit Problem…

Reveal the false beliefs that hold your own Upper Limit in place by asking yourself:

  • In success: “I cannot expand to my full potential because…”

  • In relationships: “I cannot enjoy abundant love and relationship harmony because…”

  • In the financial realm: “I cannot expand to my full wealth potential because…


…and discover your Zone of Genius

Discover your Zone of Genius by asking yourself the 4 Genius Questions:

  • What do I most love to do? 
    (I love it so much I can do it for long stretches of time without getting tired or bored.)

  • What work do I do that doesn’t seem like work? 
    (I can do it all day long without ever feeling tired or bored.)

  • In my work, what produces the highest ratio of abundance and satisfaction to amount of time spent?  
    (Even if I only do 10 seconds or a few minutes of it, an idea or deeper connection may spring forth that leads to huge value.)

  • What is my unique ability?
    (There’s a special skill I’m gifted with. This unique ability, fully realized and put to work, can provide enormous benefits to me and any organization I serve.)


Share your takeaways

Share which upper limit problem(s) spoke to you, if you found your Zone of Genius, and any aha moments you experienced in reading this book or listening to this episode!  Share your breakthroughs and takeaways by emailing us at hello@booksmartpodcast.com

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