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The Big Leap Audiobook

The Big Leap

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Taos Girl Arroyo Seco, NM, US 06-24-17
    Taos Girl Arroyo Seco, NM, US 06-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "We all do it but we can stop doing it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Big Leap to be better than the print version?

    Doesn't matter.


    Any additional comments?

    I’ve been listening to this book and I love it. As humans it’s normal for us to have a comfort zone of success in business, relationships, etc.. Often when we achieve a higher level of what we think we want, it’s outside of our comfort zone and we will unconsciously sabotage to bring ourselves back down to that level we are used to. It’s fascinating and so true. Only when we recognize it can we change that limiting behavior.

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    Virtual Chahine 06-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Life changing!"

    Our limiting beliefs run our lives. This book allows us to break through our limits and create new highs.

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    Jae 06-09-17
    Jae 06-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good delivery; a lot of anecdotal"

    Good delivery and great lessons; I just felt there were a lot of anecdotal. I thought it could have been shorter and still delivered the same message.

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    Joe 06-07-17
    Joe 06-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Falls Flat"
    What disappointed you about The Big Leap?

    - lack of depth or how to's for the presented concepts
    - terms/names used for certain concepts were like nails on the cliche chalkboard


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    good emphasis, voice fluctuations with presenting content


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment....left me feeling empty.


    Any additional comments?

    if you can get past cringe-worthy/cheesy phrases like "zone of genius" there are some good concepts but don't expect to have the book take you anywhere of depth or value....you'll have to figure that out on your own.

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    Doris Morgado 06-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Game Changer"

    This book was recommended to me by a friend and boy am I glad that I listen to her. This book is a game changer. Within the first five minutes I knew I was in the right place. Halfway through the book, things started shifting in my life. I'm so thankful for it.

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    Jay Hernandez 06-04-17
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    "It's a blessing to come across this book!"

    I now have a new perspective about life. I am ready to rise above the upper limit problem that has held me back from becoming the man I've always wanted to be. I'm going to read it again and again😃

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    05-29-17
    05-29-17

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    "Highly recommended"

    Great book. Simple ideas with workable options for implementation. I will be reviewing this book many times until the concepts are a native language.

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    05-23-17
    05-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow"

    Loved it absolutely enlightening. The stories were very engaging and allowing for a deeper relation to daily application of changing and keeping focus on the leaps and bounds I need to take! Thank you

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    Nathan 05-19-17
    Nathan 05-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but slightly woo woo"

    Would love to hear more details on the Stanford / studies talk around the more esoteric spiritual aspects mentioned. Great voiceover work.

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    Amazon Customer 05-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "the devil we know"

    this was very well done. I only wish it had a few more constructive pieces of advice on how to deal with the devil's we know.

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  • Shona Harris
    9/9/16
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    "Excellent listen, great inspiration"
    If you could sum up The Big Leap in three words, what would they be?

    Life changing listen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Big Leap?

    just do it


    Have you listened to any of Gay Hendricks’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no but i will be


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    overwhelming but inspiring


    Any additional comments?

    Something i think i will refer to often throughout my life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs D Daodu
    8/7/16
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    "Absolutely enlightening"

    I love the way it is written and read

    I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. I especially recommend the book to those ready to learn more about themselves on a journey to improving the way they feel.

    Thank you Gay

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  • Anne N.
    7/14/16
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    "I got it!"

    Pretty easy to understand and an easy voice to listen to. I was able to bring other things I have learnt in the past and build on it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. Rouse
    ireland
    9/14/15
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    "Fantastic"

    A great book which is really enhanced by being read by the author. I found it gave me great focus but my biggest problem was wanting to jot down loads of thoughts as he was talking. Meant I had to keep stopping my car as I drove!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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