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The Big Leap

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gay Hendricks

Narrated By: Gay Hendricks

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: April 2009

Duration: 5 hours 29 minutes


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 bestselling 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 one thousand 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.


  • Viviana O

    Absolutely love this app.

  • BJ L

    Most books have been focused on bringing up the minimum levels but this is a refreshing look into how the glass ceilings can be breached. Would recommend to revisit the book on a regular basis in order to drive the message through.

  • Patricia Porter

    Really enjoyed it. Totally makes sense. It's what every athlete or marriage needs if you want to be successful!

  • Victoria Rowland

    This book is amazing, if you really are into personal development. If you want to figure out why you do what you do, then this is a must read. It's funny and insightful.