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220. Living in Your Zone of Genius, Pt. 2 with Gay Hendricks

the daily helping podcast Aug 15, 2021

Today is the second part of our interview with expert guest, Gay Hendricks, one of the most influential people in the personal development space. He’s been a leader in the field of relationship transformation and body-mind transformation for more than 45 years. After earning his PhD from Stanford in ‘74, Gay served as Professor of Counseling Psychology at The University of Colorado for 21 years. He’s written more than 40 books, including bestsellers such as Five Wishes, The Big Leap, and Conscious Loving. His new book, Conscious Luck, reveals eight ways to change your fortunes through the power of intention.

In the first part of this interview, Gay explored how to find our genius zone, but once it’s found… how do you stay there? His new book, The Genius Zone, is about two big ideas: how to spot genius moments and how to stay in the genius zone longer.

Every day, people get opportunity after opportunity to jump into their genius zone, or otherwise increase their stake there. Most people miss the vast majority of them. Once you’ve made a commitment to bringing forth your genius, you have to learn to “spot the drift and make the shift.” You must get very good at noticing when you are drifting off course and start to make adjustments to keep yourself on the right track. Any time you are not operating in your genius zone, you are actually running into your upper limit problem. 

We all have the opportunity to find that genius part of ourselves, and if you can find the thing that you most love to do and that brings the most value to the world and you work to stay in that zone every day, you can make massive change in the world.

The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway

“I promise you, I guarantee you, that you get moments every day to break through to your genius. The big takeaway: watch for those moments. Watch for those moments. Especially watch for moments, even when you feel like you’re getting stuck, where you’re not feeling on center in your body, where you’re feeling off center. Come to be a one-person awareness machine of those kind of things that are going on inside of you. I promise you, down in the depths of the most beautiful part of yourself is that part I’m calling genius, which is that part of you that can do something every day that you love to do that makes a huge contribution to the world around you.”

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