I'm so grateful that I stumbled across this book. It was a classic case of one thing leading to another in my reading (and life) journey -- and what a difference this book has made to my happiness and overall experience of life, in such a short time. If you're receptive to the idea that most of your big and little stumbling blocks (to success in work, love, family harmony, etc) are actually originating in your own unconscious beliefs about what you deserve, then I believe you'll find this work to be incredibly helpful. I love that the audiobook is read by the author, too -- it makes all the difference!
I have not been able to put into words for years what Gay Hendricks described in this book. He very clearly laid out why we prevent ourselves from going deeper and further than we are presently. That is exactly what I have felt for so many years.
Although I loved this book, it was very deep and hard to fully track at times. But that didn't minimize the impact of the book. It simply forces me to want to listen to it again to catch all the things I didn't fully grasp the first time around.
I listen to a lot of books and this has been one of my favorites. Gay Hendricks has a unique ability to get key points across in a way that's easy to understand (pretty sure he's in his "zone of genius" :-) ). More importantly, he provides specific steps that can be taken to improve a situation which is something I always look for when reading these types of books. Highly recommended!
Business owner held hostage by a dog & 2 cats, Wish I could travel more. Love books, music, travel and sports.
The central concept of the book is that we each have an area of our lives that leads to our best most fulfilling work, relationships (our genius zone) but we also have forces within us that hold us back and prevent us from finding and staying in this zone (our upper limit problem). Not sure yet if I accept this central thesis but the book had enough interesting and new ideas to be worth a second listen/think. A lot of these concepts are "new age"ish and you know right away this is a person who lives in California and makes a living in the self help industry. But, he is also an academic and presents anecdotes from his professional practice as well as related literature and studies to support his ideas.
No regrets and I will definitely listen again when I can take notes.
Great book! The concepts hit home and now I have a better understanding of who I am and why I have certain actions when I'm close to leaping.
I'm grateful for the new tools I have learned and I highly encourage others to read or listen to it. Thank you. Cheers, Jace Jacobs, Host of The Good Refresh podcast.
I found the narrative slow, but that's because the readers ( authors ) tone. Which as I continued to read came to like. The book it self has great information on Upper Limits and how to remove these self sabotaging thoughts.
I would recommend The Big Leap to anyone wanting to improve their quality of life.
Gary's narration was perfect...I loved the stories/examples he included along with his light sense of humor. I was able to apply concepts he shared almost immediately. Such juicy material that I'll definitely be listening to it again several times so I can be sure everything sunk in!!!