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I have been inspired by reading the book “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks. It is a great hand guide to moving past the blocks, which are holding you back from being the leader that you can be.
The author says that just about everybody suffers from the “Upper Limit Problem” or a limited tolerance for feeling good. He says when people hit that upper limit they manufacture thoughts that make them feel bad, stopping their positive forward trajectory and bringing them back to the bounds of their limited tolerance. He says that people can break through the upper limit and move towards their “Zone of Genius” by addressing the thoughts that are holding them back or breath through the fog of fear it brings and turn it into exhilaration
He says there is a triad of items that grow in the same pace - abundance, love and creativity. If we are feeling good in one area it can trigger some old thought that will sabotage your behavior and bring you back down to your old feelings. But he says you can practice moving through this by focusing on the good feelings and not acting on the negative trigger. He says the upper limit problem needs to be dis-solved by shining the light of awareness on it.
He says that our activities in life and/or business occur in four main zones:
The author suggests that the only zone that will produce the most fulfillment in our lives is by living in the Zone of Genius.
Where are you living in your life and/or business? Are you living in your Zone of Genius?
Monica Thakrar has over 18 years experience in business focused mainly on strategy, change management, leadership development, training and coaching resulting in successful implementations of large scale transformation programs.