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August 20, 2020

Imagine being on your deathbed years from now, looking back at your life, and having the satisfaction of knowing it was a COMPLETE success.

What would be the number one thing, above all else, that made it great?

That’s the question we ask and answer in this episode of The Big Leap.

Gay and I are going to examine a really powerful subject today through the personal lens of some of our own biggest leaps. 

Gay and I have both had moments in our lives without which neither of us would be here and certainly wouldn't be as successful. We're going to be exploring in detail what made those possible and how you can use those templates to make big leaps of your own, this week on The Big Leap podcast.

And before you listen to the episode, I’d love to know what your Biggest Leap is – would you text “BL” to (858) 434-5316 and share yours? This is a new text communication system I’m using that’s like iMessages on steroids!

(By the way… if you haven't already watched the first two episodes in this series, EP#12, Your Consciousness is Your Most Valuable Product, and EP#13, Everything You Need to Have a Big Leap Year, where we go through step by step, our formula for creating and crafting your Big Leap Year, make sure to go back and check them out!)


Let’s talk a little bit about Gay’s book, “The Big Leap” and the intention and purpose behind it. Especially for those who aren't familiar with the basic backstory because it will provide a great frame for where our biggest leaps came from. We're going to turn back the “wayback clock” and craft lessons and learnings to design and develop your best Big Leaps. 

The Big Leap is about two major concepts: 

  • The Upper Limit Problem: The tendency to sabotage ourselves when things ARE going well. There are four or five basic fears that come up when people start becoming more successful. Your ability to negotiate through those fears allows you to step into what Gay calles “The Genius Zone.” 
  • The Genius Zone: Organizing your life into your Genius Zone, where you're actually doing what you most love to do while simultaneously making your biggest contribution to other people. 

In both my and Gay’s experience in working with hundreds of people over the last few decades; people are only happy when they are fulfilled themselves while providing the space for others to experience fulfillment at the same time. 

It’s impossible to make a great life out of just the intention to be happy. If you make an intention, not only to create happiness for yourself, but for other people too… if you can make your life be about your own success AND providing success for other people… that's life at its best. 

Gay’s life purpose is to expand every day of his life in love, creativity, and abundance while inspiring other people to do the same. It's been his purpose since he chose it in 1977 and it’s very fulfilling for him because it's part of HIS Genius Zone. 

He spent about 20 years collecting examples of how people sabotage themselves, then move through it and break free to get into their own genius zone. The Big Leap book is the result of that research and out of the 46 books that he’s written, this is the one that brings in the steadiest daily stream of “thank you for writing this book.” 

This is Gay Hendricks and me in our studios, connecting by zoom!

To hear more personal stories about where our Biggest Leaps occurred including me working through some of my biggest traumas and fears and how I built false stories around some deep, multi-generational wounds about running out, not having enough or being enough, tune in here!

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