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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gay Hendricks Narrator: Gay Hendricks Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Most of us believe that we will finally feel satisfied and content with our lives when we get the good news we have been waiting for, find a healthy relationship, or achieve one of our personal goals. However, this rarely happens. Good fortune is often followed by negative emotions that overtake us and result in destructive behaviors. “I don’t deserve this,” “this is too good to be true,” or any number of harmful thought patterns prevent us from experiencing the joy and satisfaction we have earned. Sound familiar? This is what New York Times bestselling author Gay Hendricks calls the Upper Limit Problem, a negative emotional reaction that occurs when anything positive enters our lives. The Upper Limit Problem not only prevents happiness, but it actually stops us from achieving our goals. It is the ultimate life roadblock.

In The Big Leap, Hendricks reveals a simple yet comprehensive program for overcoming this barrier to happiness and fulfillment, presented in a way that engages both the mind and heart. Working closely with more than one thousand extraordinary achievers in business and the arts—from rock stars to Fortune 500 executives—whose stories are featured here, the audiobook describes the four hidden fears that are at the root of the Upper Limit Problem.

The Big Leap delivers a proven method for first identifying which of these four fears prevents us from reaching our personal upper limit and then breaking through that limitation to achieve what Hendricks refers to as our Zone of Genius. Hendricks provides 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.” 

    Mark Victor Hansen, coauthor of Cracking the Millionaire Code 

  • “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.”

    Mariel Hemingway, author of Mariel’s Kitchen and Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anurag Gupta | 2/15/2014

    " Enjoyed reading the book and I see its application in life for sure. Upper Limiting is a good concept and outside the interpersonal context - I think the findings would apply to structures and communities. I wish there could be ways to apply these findings to social movements and activism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carolyn | 2/2/2014

    " I wanted to like this book; it does have inspiring ideas and anecdotes. Hendricks can probably be immensely helpful to work with; as for how to implement the practices on one's own and the likelihood of doing so? Less than optimistic about that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rubina | 12/28/2013

    " In The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks puts forth that our last and only obstacle that holds us back from attaining ultimate success in wealth, work and love is what he has termed an "Upper Limit Problem". The Upper Limit Problem is our universal human tendency to sabotage ourselves when we have exceeded the artifical upper limit we have placed on ourselves. It is caused by us setting a too-low thermostat on our ability to achieve and enjoy success. We tend to do this in our childhood, when we could not think for ourselves. Later as we dream of big goals that are above our thermostat setting, we find ourselves bumping against this artifical limit. A set of four barriers forms the foundation of our Upper Limit Problem. The first barrier is the false belief that we are fundamentally flawed; second, is the false belief that by succeeding, we are being disloyal to and leaving behind people; third, is the false belief that we are a burden in the world; and fourth, is the false belief that we should not outshine someone in our past. Hendricks imparts advice on how to spot our Upper Limit Problem, steps to take to transcend the problem, and discover our Zone of Genius. Overall, the book offers interesting insights to the limits we learn to place on ourselves growing up which ultimately becomes our own hurdle as adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sam Uhl | 12/15/2013

    " An unexpectedly helpful self help book. Keeping much in mind as I grow and continue to learn about my place and my happy purpose here. "

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About the Author
Author Gay Hendricks

Dr. Gay Hendricks has served for more than thirty years as one of the major contributors to the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind therapies. Throughout his career, he has coached more than eight hundred executives, including the top management at firms such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, and KLM. Along with his wife, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, he has coauthored many books, including Conscious Loving, The Corporate Mystic, and the New York Times bestseller Five Wishes, which has been translated into seventeen languages. Dr. Hendricks received his PhD in counseling psychology from Stanford University, and after a twenty-one-year career as a professor at the University of Colorado he founded the Hendricks Institute, which offers seminars in North America, Asia, and Europe. He is also the founder of a new virtual learning center for transformation, Gaia Illumination University, and The Spiritual Cinema Circle.