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The Big Leap Audiobook

The Big Leap

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.
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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 best-selling 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 1,000 extraordinary achievers in business and the arts, from rock stars to Fortune 500 executives, whose stories are featured in these pages, the book 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.

©2009 Gay Hendricks; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Catherine Navarro 12-06-15 Member Since 2012
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    I love that he presents his opinions in story form. His take on our upper limit problem is clearly detailed. His take on time and connection to source were evident and something I have taken on.

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    Sarah 11-18-15
    Sarah 11-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    good book. I recommend it to business owners, entrepreneurs, even athletes who may have hit a performance' wall'.

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    Kafferz 11-10-15
    Kafferz 11-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "inspirational"

    great job explaining how we hold ourselves back & showing practices to over come the problem

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    jason rash 10-31-15
    jason rash 10-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Must Read!"

    Probably one of the best books I've ever "read".
    This is a must read for any entrepreneur or someone on a quest of self empowerment!

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    Jody Barbero 10-29-15
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    Wonderful book. I first heard of the "upper limit problem" from a class I took about the energy with money. She recommended this book in the studies and I'm so glad I had a chance to finally read this book.

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    CoachCatalyst 09-30-15
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    "Amazing life altering book!"

    Are you afraid of your own success? Read this book! It will help you with this and many other issues holding you back! Great read/listen!

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    Angel 09-18-15
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    "Very entertaining!"

    I'm not sure if this is real science, but it was worth listening to :)

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    Margaret C. Turnbull 09-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Powerful stuff!"

    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!

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    Jared Buckley 08-25-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Dove In Deep With The Big Leap"

    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.

    Loved it.

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    D. Wahlin 08-09-15
    D. Wahlin 08-09-15
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    "Excellent book!"

    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!

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