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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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    R. Garcia Las Vegas, NV, USA 05-23-16
    R. Garcia Las Vegas, NV, USA 05-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not what I expected..."

    This book was referred to me by a fellow business owner and I thought it was going to be a business help book. Maybe something like 'Start with Why' (which is amazing, by the way) But this book took a very different approach by taking things from a self discovery view. Which wasn't bad, just not what I expected. The book was actually very insightful, helpful and good. A little new age, touchy-feeling for my taste, but really good. It was definitely worth reading.

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    Trish 05-22-16
    Trish 05-22-16
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    "Fantastic, enlightening, moving."

    Illuminated dynamic forces at play in my life I'd previously misunderstood. Provides self-awareness with compassion.

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    SRTulo 05-10-16
    SRTulo 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Take flight!"

    This is one of the most amazing books I've ever read (ok, listened to). I made more than 40 clips, and I believe the mountain of fulfillment lies within the wisdom of this masterpiece. Study the upper limit problem, break thru the 4 barriers, switch to Einstein Time, cure your relationships...find heaven on earth!

    With Big Leap wisdom under my wings, I believe I can soar to previously uncontemplated altitude.

    Thank you, Gay, for sharing, and thank you to my friend, Azalea, for bringing this book to my life.

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    Julie D. 05-06-16
    Julie D. 05-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Insight"

    I listened to this book twice back to back. Great performance by the author. Highly recommend for those wanting to overcome bad habits that are keeping them from reaching their full potential.

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    Paul Frew Vancouver, BC 05-02-16
    Paul Frew Vancouver, BC 05-02-16 Member Since 2015

    Surfer, musician, business coach, healthcare facilities management director.

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    "Good, solid concepts."

    This book focuses on a few main concepts and unpacks them well. Narration is excellent, and the book flows nicely. I will listen to it again to absorb the concepts fully.

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    Chris Meredith 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the concept - out it into action"

    great book. great concept. take the leap. it's will worry it. jump start your life to the next level. I loved it and my business is growing faster than ever now!

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    Two Cat Family North Augusta SC 04-27-16
    Two Cat Family North Augusta SC 04-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent book"

    I will strive to live in my zoom of genius everyday for the rest of my life."I expand in abundance, love and success everyday as I inspire those around me to do the same". This quote from the book has already served me well!!!!

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    S. Thompson 04-20-16
    S. Thompson 04-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Confused"

    I need to listen to this again. I understood what he was saying most of the time but there were times I was just like huh? So some chapters went over my head I guess. Still trying to figure out where this fits in for me....or if it actually does at all....

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    drlamarca 04-15-16
    drlamarca 04-15-16 Member Since 2014

    Physician in Healthcare IT. Commuter. Listen to a lot of books. Recently introduced to Audible. I am hooked.

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    "Super useful"

    Direct. To the point. Easy to listen to. Easy to follow. The message is clear and real. Not a lot of psychobabble which wins me over every time! Loved it and will use it.

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    Mrs Belinda L Baker 04-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "compelling"

    if your in the begining stages of a business or relationship. read this if your many years into both...you must read this. purchased it yesterday stayed up late got up early to complete it. will start it again right now

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