The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks is a popular book for advancing entrepreneurs because it calls out what stops us from growing: Our upper limit problem.
We all have an upper limit problem. I equate it to banging your head on the ceiling. You try to ascend to your next level, but your Ego stops you – and sometimes in the most painful of ways.
Hendricks weaves in many success stories (including his own) to help illustrate his points – and the stories will sound very familiar. It’s strangely comforting to know that successful people like Bonnie Raitt dealt with upper limit problems, too.
The Big Leap breaks down why we have an upper limit problem, how to move past our mindset blocks, how to figure out what activities lie in our Zone of Genius, and how to stay in our Zone of Genius. You won’t be left wondering how to move to the next level of your life and business.
My big takeaways:
#1: I am not living in my Zone of Genius.
In Chapter One, Hendricks discusses how our activities fall into one of four main zones: The Zone of Incompetence, The Zone of Competence, The Zone of Excellence, and The Zone of Genius. Continue reading →
Do you want unlimited prosperity? Most of us do. For entrepreneurs, the freedom to earn uncapped income is one of the reasons why we’re in business.
In The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, Edwene Gaines proposes that prosperity and God are intrinsically linked. God wants you to be prosperous and wealthy (whatever that looks like for you), and to achieve your goals, you should follow these four spiritual laws of prosperity:
Law #1: Tithing
Law #2: Goal-setting
Law #3: Forgiveness
Law #4: Divine purpose
Each of these four laws are explained in detail. Gaines is a master storyteller. Her stories illustrate how the laws work, why you should implement each law, and the result if you do. Gaines has an amazing sense of humor, too.
Gaines also addresses any cynicism the reader may have. She invites you to be open-minded and try her method for six months (you have nothing to lose). She convinced me!
The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity is an important book on your money mindset journey. Not only will you feel empowered about creating wealth, you’ll feel reassured that you are here on this Earth to do great things.
Money has soul. While it’s a human creation, money has amazing properties to heal and transform. And if we want peace in our lives (and in the world), we must transform our relationship with money. That’s the theme of The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist.
Lynn Twist is a global activist and professional fundraiser for the non-profit organization, The Hunger Project. Her experiences “asking people for money,” coupled with her travels around the world, give her a unique perspective on money.
In addition to her perspective, Twist is an amazing storyteller (similar to Brene’ Brown). Her stories teach life-changing money lessons – from a group of men in Bangladesh who cleared acres of brambled land so their village could begin farming, to the CEO of a food company who donated $50,000 to The Hunger Project – only for Twist to return it because the money didn’t have good energy.
Scarcity is another theme in The Soul of Money. Twist categorizes scarcity into three toxic myths:
There’s not enough.
More is better.
That’s just the way it is.
(How many times have you embraced one of these myths? I know I have.)
This isn’t a Law of Attraction book, though Twist’s lessons line up with Law of Attraction principles. It’s also not a “get rich now” book. Instead, it’s a manifesto on:
How abundance is everywhere,
The dangers of a scarcity mindset,
How to focus on sufficiency versus wealth, and
How we (as a global society) must change our relationship with money now. If we don’t, there will be grave consequences for Earth and all its inhabitants.