The Big Leap

By Gay Hendricks (HarperOne, 2009)

Ever noticed that just when you’re starting to feel really good, or are on the verge of some new level of success, something always seems to come along to kibosh it? Maybe it’s a spat with your partner, a bounced check, a stubbed toe, or your own excessive worrying or self-doubt. Whatever it is, it throws cold water on whatever joy you were kindling.

Renowned coach and therapist Gay Hendricks suggests that this commonly experienced dynamic may well be due to our own unconscious “Upper Limits.” He observes that when our good feelings begin to exceed our familiar comfort zones, we may find all kinds of unconscious ways to sabotage them. These behaviors limit the quality of our lives and keep us from giving our best gifts.

The Big Leap shows you how to identify and then move beyond your Upper-Limit patterns. It also guides you toward claiming and inhabiting your “zones of genius” — deeply rewarding areas of strength and satisfaction you may currently be avoiding. Using a variety of simple questions and exercises, this book will help you move your work, your relationships, your health and your finances from good to great — and help you enjoy your daily experiences more fully in the process.

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