• Summary

  • The Big Leap is about two main things; one, Your Upper Limits. How much we can accomplish or achieve? How much love and abundance we can receive? And two, Discovering Your Zone of Genius. The difference between stagnation and success lies in the decisions you make in the moments that matter. This podcast is about those turning points -- the single decisions in life and business that change everything because the difference between stagnation and success lies in the decisions you make in the moments that matter. Gay and Mike will talk about business, relationships, limiting beliefs, and creating freedom and from time to time, you’ll also meet some of their favorite thinkers, thought leaders and celebrities and hear about their Big Leaps.
    Mike Koenigs & Gay Hendricks
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  • Sep 23 2022

    “There's nothing better than a remarkable person who writes a remarkable book that can affect you in remarkable ways.”

    Welcome to Part Two of The Books that Changed our Lives.

    This time, Mike and Gay are focusing on different types of books than they did in Part One.

    Some may surprise you, including Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Poetry, and Fiction, that can take you to a completely different world.

    And as usual, Gay always blows Mike's mind, so he ended up buying a whole bunch of new books before they ended the episode and now Mike has a gigantic reading list to tackle. (They're all linked below.)

    Key Takeaways

    • (01:28) Let’s talk about fiction! (One of Gay’s favorite genres)
    • (04:07) The Single Book that started Mike’s multi-million dollar career
    • (09:51) The Power of Poetry
    • (11:28) The Wizard Academy Experience
    • (13:56) The thinking of 100 different geniuses shaped humanity
    • (15:04) The Four-Hour Work Week was a Game changer

    Additional Resources

    • Here are all of the books Mike and Gay talked about on this episode:
      • 100 Years of Solitude
      • Watership Down
      • Info Marketing
      • 10 Poems to Change Your Life
      • The Wizard Academy Books:
        • The Wizard of Ads
        • Secret Formulas of the Wizard of Ads
        • Magical Worlds of the Wizard of Ads
      • Genius
      • The Four-Hour Work Week
      • The Big Leap
      • Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
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    23 mins
  • Sep 1 2022

    “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” ― Charlie Tremendous Jones

    Are you a big reader?

    Is there a book or two that, after reading, completely changed your entire life?

    That’s what today’s episode is all about. The books that changed Mike and Gay's lives.

    Gay and Mike are both BIG fans of books (and have written quite a few themselves.)

    In fact, Gay decided at an early age that he wanted to be a writer. He just knew that there was something extraordinary about putting words down on paper.

    Growing up, to Mike, books were so magical, and the thought of being able to write a book seemed impossible.

    Mike can remember the first time he met an author… He literally thought of them as a movie star!

    When he started to get deep into reading about personal development, he wound up meeting his now wife, Vivian, in Greece. She had written a book, so Mike was SUPER impressed.

    On that same trip, Mike was introduced to Arielle Ford, Debbie Ford, and a whole group of authors. It felt to Mike like fame oozed off of them.

    Mike thinks that there's just something really romantic about the notion of being an author that he won’t ignore as they go through their list of authors and talk a little bit about not just the books, but the person behind them.

    Today they'll tear through seven books each, including a few Mike had never heard of before (that he ended up buying while they were recording!)

    Let’s dive into The Biggest Books That Shaped Us and Why.

    Key Takeaways

    • (05:36) Find out what Gay’s #1 book is.
    • (08:39) The book that shaped Mike’s brain at the right time in his life.
    • (11:57) The book that taught Gay a lot about spirituality.
    • (15:06) One of Mike’s “weird” books.
    • (17:36) The book that Gay really likes to recommend to EVERYone.

    Additional Resources

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    44 mins
  • Aug 11 2022

    Today, Gay and Mike are getting really raw and diving into a heavy subject… Taking Responsibility for Your Own Life.

    They talk about how to get a teenager to take responsibility, and their own personal struggles with family members experiencing Dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

    They'll also get into the internal struggles they have when they know they're not taking responsibility, lying to themselves and stuck in their addictive ways.

    Taking responsibility for your own life is one of the BIGGEST challenges that any human being will ever face. Needless to say, it’s a complicated beast.

    In the different stages of our lives, taking responsibility often means different things, so we have to deal with it in different ways. For example; how do you go about taking responsibility for the lives of the people you care about when they can’t or won’t?

    Gay and Mike know it's not a sexy subject, but they want to show you how radically cool it is, once you really understand the dynamics of it.

    Full disclosure… part of the reason why Mike asked Gay to do this episode is because Mike has a 19-year-old son who’s going through some big challenges right now.

    He went off to an expensive college that Mike and his wife are paying for. They told him up front what their expectations were. He didn't meet those expectations and now he has to live with the consequences—and he REALLY doesn't like it.

    Mike would bet his left arm that anyone who’s raised a teenager is shaking their head YES, right now!

    Mike knows you'll love this episode and he's positive you'll have some comments. It's going to touch home in all kinds of ways.

    Key Takeaways

    • Mike talks about the struggles of raising a teenager in college (03:41)
    • Mike and Gay discuss the difference between Responsibility and Fault or Burden (12:34)
    • Gay gives us his best advice on negotiating behavioral issues with teenagers (20:28)
    • “The act of taking responsibility for your life lines you up with the creative forces of the universe.” Gay explains (27:48)
    • Gay tells us about the big turning point in his life (30:36)

    Additional Resources

    • Subscribe to The Big Leap Podcast: https://bigleappodcast.com/
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    40 mins

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first, I have to share that less than a month ago I had a dream that helped me see the intrinsic genius that we all have. in the dream I could see my own genuis so clearly & I woke up feeling inspired, clear & deeply grateful to finally understand this aspect of human existance... then I find this podcast. about the podcast.... the concepts are very cutting edge, the guests are amazing & the energy is inspiring. I just came back from a week long vacation & meditation retreat. this podcast is helping to keep the vibes going while also helping me focus on what I want to create in the world