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Unformatted text preview: The Big Leap © Copyright Philosopher’s Notes, LLC page 1 The Big Leap Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. HarperOne © 2009 224 pages The Big Ideas Are You Willing... To feel good all the time? A Handshake Deal With the universe. Our Thermostats Are set too low. Waving to Our Fears *waves!* :) Breathe Into Your Fear And then go for it! Breakthroughs Stabilization & integration. Sweaty Ten-Minute Conversations. Worrying? You’re upper-limiting. Your Gifts: Find and fully use ‘em! Big Leaps Into your Zone of Genius. The Big Ideas GET YOUR WISDOM ON “Are you willing to take the Big Leap to your ultimate level of success in love, money, and creative contribution?” ~ Gay Hendricks from The Big Leap Gay Hendricks is one of my favorite people on the planet. I’m blessed to have him as a friend, mentor and biz partner. And, The Big Leap is awesome. The biggest challenges with writing the Note on it? 1. I keep getting distracted with all the remarkably thought-/feeling-provoking questions and exercises Gay poses throughout the book. (The first time I read it, I filled up a good chunk of my journal while opening into new possibilities in my life and the same thing’s happening now!); and, 2. There are a lot of Big Ideas. :) Quick overview: the book is all about taking “The Big Leap” beyond what Gay calls our “Upper Limits” as we learn to live in our “Zone of Genius”--a place where time flows and we expand in success, abundance and love every day as we inspire those around us to do the same. If that sounds like a Leap you’d like to take in this precious Hero’s/Heroine’s Journey of yours, then get the book. Now. (Seriously. It’s that good. Plus, you might dig another one of Gay’s quick-reading, yet deeply transformative books that also moved me: Five Wishes . :) Alright. Let’s Leap right in. :) Are You Willing to Feel Good All the Time? ■ “Am I willing to feel good and have my life go well all the time? At first glance, you might ask who wouldn’t say yes to all of these questions. Well, for many of us, the idea of all of this positive emotion seems far-fetched to begin with. It is easy for us to just assume that with the positive comes the negative. To that I say, “Why not get willing, and see what happens?” We humans have a long and wonderful history of transcending our beliefs about what’s possible. In the early days of the steam-powered train, learned scientists urged capping the speed at thirty miles per hour because they believed that the human body exploded at speeds greater than that. Finally some brave people risked going beyond that limiting belief and found that they did not explode. I think we’re approximately at that same stage of development with regard to our ability to feel good and have our lives go well.” Gay opens the book by asking us four questions starting with: “Am I willing to increase the The Big Leap © Copyright Philosopher’s Notes, LLC...
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2011 for the course HFT 4151 taught by Professor Byod during the Fall '08 term at FIU.
- Fall '08