The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level

by Gay Hendricks


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ISBN-13: 9780061735363
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 29,789
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gay Hendricks is the author and coauthor of more than twenty books that deal with personal growth, including the New York Times bestseller Five Wishes and Conscious Living.

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Mariel Hemingway

“Gay has the corner on living life well... he has a glorious love relationship with his wife and he is hugely successful. There is no better person to inspire us all to be the best we can be at every level.”

Geneen Roth

“Gay Hendricks’ positivity, his love, his genius fill me with hope. And in, The Big Leap, he once again names a pattern that I have always been aware of in myself but never quite brought to consciousness. Now that I have, there’s no going back. “

Mark Victor Hansen

“Gay Hendricks is a great role model for true success. He enjoys abundance and a deep connection with his own spiritual essence, and at the same time has lived for three decades in a thriving marriage. Now, he shows us how to do it for ourselves.”

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Big Leap 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
SaraNIcole More than 1 year ago
This book is a favorite of mine when it comes to self help books. It teaches us about the upper limit problem and how when things seem to be going good we subconciously do something to sabatoge it. There are action steps in this book that will help you to find how and why you are doing this so you can break the cycle and live to your highest potential and stop playing small. After all, we are all capable of greatness and hapiness. There are people that beleive that after a series of great events something bad must happen cause there's no way it can be this good. This book helps you to change those beliefs because yes, it really can be that good if we allow it.
NCReview More than 1 year ago
THE BIG LEAP revolves around the interesting proposition that while we all like to feel good, most of us have acquired a ceiling for our expectations in the course of growing up. The optimism and exuberance of childhood have given way to a darker view of how the world works and our place in it. We then make our reality conform to our expectations and engineer circumstances to bring us back to the "safe" upper limits our subconscious has imposed on us. This has the effect of our putting on the brakes whenever we get out of our zone of comfort - what Hendricks calls our Zone of Competence or even of Excellence. But his mission is to get us to recognize our upper limit problem and break through it to living in our Zone of Genius. This is the sweet spot where we are doing work that nurtures our spirit and offers lasting contentment. Hendricks has examined the human spirit and psyche for all of his working life. A PhD in Counseling Psychology from Stanford, and then a Professor at the University of Colorado for 21 years, he co-founded the Hendricks Institute with his wife Kathlyn to focus on conscious living and relationships. This book seems to be an exposition and distillation of some of the most important lessons for achieving our true potential. Through a series of questions for contemplation and other tools, he gently guides the reader to an understanding of how and where you have created limits, how to move beyond them to living in your zone of genius and succeeding in love, life and finances. What I was most taken by was his "Ultimate Success Mantra." It is similar on the surface to many other affirmations you probably have read over the years, but I believe this one is profoundly different. I would call it the Golden Rule for the Quantum Age, because while affirming that you expand in abundance, success and love every day, you do so by means of inspiring others to do the same. It reinforces the understanding of our interconnectedness and predicates your ultimate success on what you radiate back to others. This is the true Law of Attraction in action. Get the book and let its wisdom inspire your Genius.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Common Sense, Story Based. I thought this book would be a useful tool of how to get out of a rut, but instead found it was more of a biography of Gay's experience's in life. Very Disappointing!
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readsalotinoh More than 1 year ago
This book comments on all the excuses we use to avoid living in our zone of genius. It illustrates how much better life will be when we utilize our talents and strengths to create a great life and contribute to our community. I read it after rereading Now Discover Your Strengths by Buckingham and Clifton for a class I was teaching and it dovetailed perfectly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book that illustrates how your own limiting beliefs hold you back from great achievements.
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EliseS More than 1 year ago
This book has deeply impacted my life. While reading it, I had so many "aha!" moments, where things just started to make sense. I'm discovering my Zone of Genius and saying goodbye to my upper limits. Thank you Gay Hendricks! I highly recommend this book.
JW17 More than 1 year ago
I just read this book and it is amazing! This is the first "self help" book I have read and I found Dr. Hendricks writing style to be easy to read and the text really flowed. I have always had that thought in the back of my mind that there was something missing. This book has shown me very clearly and practically what the one problem in my life really is and how to solve it.
Passionpower More than 1 year ago
The Big Leap was a very informative book that was easy to follow and enjoyable to read. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. The Big Leap showed me what upper limiting was and led me easily to examples in my own life where I was doing this form of sabotage. I am happy to say that thanks to Gay Hendricks, I recognize this pattern now. The Big Leap guided me through the discovery of my own zone of genius. A trully wonderful gift to the world.
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