The Big Leap (HarperCollins Publishing, 2009)
If there is only one book you read this year this book should be it. It does not matter what your career is or what your life situation is everyone could learn from this book “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks. I first learned about this book years ago at a Leadership Summit. Recently I was listening to Cliff Ravenscraft’s Podcast. He had just discovered and read this book. The last few weeks this has been the key topic on his podcast.
Since then I have listened to this book again on Audible and read the book cover to cover in a matter of days. Even taking extensive notes. This book will give you the motivation and show you how to focus on your greatest strengths.
In this book you will learn about:
- The Four Main Operating Zones and where you are operating now and how to optimize your work and life
- Zone of Incompetence
- Zone of Competence
- Zone of Excellence
- Zone of Genius
- The Four Hidden Barriers that hold us back
- Feeling Fundamentally Flawed
- Disloyalty and Abandonment
- Believing that a Bigger Success Brings a Bigger Burden
- The Crime of Outshining
These titles might seem a little weird and maybe uninteresting. I know that is the first impression I had when I flipped through the book. It sat on my shelf a good 10 – 12 months until I finally picked it up and started reading it. While their are some obvious observations anyone could learn a lot from this book. Take notes and reviewing them.
Have you read this book? What were your thoughts on it?
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I have been studying goal setting and accomplishing more in your life and business for almost 30 years. I have seen people do and define goals many different ways. Some have worked and some have not. Some might say drive and determination contributes. Some might say that how you define a goal determines how successful you are. I still believe there is one more thing that out weighs all. I started studying Anthony Robbins tactics and principles when I was seventeen years old. I was a young entrepreneur and bodybuilder at that time. I took every opportunity to learn more in these areas of my life. I remember him saying one thing that stuck out more than others. One thing that when I started doing it I was unstoppable.
It is true there are ways that setting goals will help you be more successful in accomplishing them. One thing that stands out that when I have done it I have been success each time.
Don’t let the word Impossible get you down or even used in your vocabulary. After all the word itself spells I’m Possible.
It’s getting close to the new year. You know what that means… Time for new years resolutions? We also know new years resolutions don’t work. Often they are last minute thoughts. Not something we put much thought or planning into. Or maybe we are just doing it because everyone else is doing it. I have never been much for new years resolutions but I have set annual goals every year. I have been setting goals for myself for over 30 years. I have found the best time to plan for annual goals (January – December) is in November of each year.
Each November I sit down and use a spreadsheet I have developed to plan out my annual goals. I am happy to say that I have been success most of the time at all these goals.
Setting Goals In November are 10 Times More Successful Than Those Set in January.
3 reasons I have found planning your next years goals in November are:
I just wanted to take some time to post an update on this site. Blogs, ideas, training, etc are all coming together. YouTube Videos, Webinars, etc are all in the planning and development stages. I look forward to posting blogs very soon. What can you expect from this site?
This site will give you the tools to Win at Life, Win at Business, and Win at Leadership. I will be happy to share my 30+ years experience in these areas and give you the tools that helped me succeed.
I planned to post once a week. After reviewing the areas between life and business it only made sense to post twice a week. Here is what I am planning so far.
Every Blog will focus on winning at life, winning at business, and winning at leadership. Focusing on accomplishing more though goals and standards.
Mondays – Leadership and Business Focus. This will start out your work week and give you the tools to Win at Leadership, Business, Growth, Etc. Topics: Leadership, entrepreneur, team building, tips on running more successful meetings, etc.
Thursdays – As we get closer to the weekend we can adjust our focus from the busy work week to focus on ourselves. Thursday blogs will focus on personal development. These will have a leadership theme and will help you with Leadership and Business but with a focus on Winning at Life. The main focus is to give you the tools to make you better. Topics: Health & Fitness, Organization, Financial, Family, Social, and a variety of other topics.