The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

I’d heard of this but then started seeing references to it “everywhere” – a sure sign it was time to read it! I couldn’t put it down and allowed myself the luxury of reading and being inspired for hours.

I was aware of the concept of being in our Zone of Genius and of course in my mentoring/coaching I spend much time working with clients on “limiting beliefs” but the way Gay Hendricks explains the 4 – yes, just 4 – Upper Limit Problems that prevent us living a life of abundance, love and success really resonated and I could see that one was still in play after all these years and $s spent on personal & spiritual development.

In the process of reading – combined with listening to Denise Duffield-Thomas (author of Get Rich Lucky Bitch) – I came up with a complete new business model that truly has me in my Zone of Genius and encapsulates everything I love, have done, learnt and aspire to thus far.

If you have a knowing that you can be more, do more and have more but feel as though you are operating with a limiter in place read this book.

 

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Shibumi, by Trevanian

Shibumi, by Trevanian

I was asked to read this book by a mentor of mine and at first I really couldn’t get into it.

It is a deep and profound story highlighting the massive difference in culture between Japan and the West, especially American. Reading it I felt a great admiration for the attention to detail, sophistication and subtlety of the Japanese culture and something bordering on disgust for the crassness of the American ways – but that is how it is written and how we are “supposed” to feel I’m sure.

Some of it I felt went on for too long, for example some of the cave passages but one chapter in particular I found fascinating with many deep insights into nature, culture and character – the chapter with Monsieur de Lhandes. In fact this chapter was a real highlight of the book for me… and I love this quote “one of the difficult things for egocentric Man to face is that he is a minor character in every biography but his own” – which is of course why people worry unnecessarily about what people think of them because the reality is they probably aren’t thinking about them at all they are too self obsessed!

I can see that paying acute attention to subtlety, detail, attaining perfection for its own sake is possibly true mastery and that honour can be an elusive but prized attribute. But as a generalist rather than a specialist I found the fixations to be bordering on obsessions which appear to lead more to agony and heartbreak than to contentment and joy and as such it left me moved but questioning and wanting something different.

 

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How to Make Love All the Time: Make Love Last a Lifetime

How to Make Love All the Time: Make Love Last a Lifetime

By Barbara De Angelis

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Everyone who is in a relationship strives for it to be ‘perfect’, however no one has really taught the world how.  Barbara De Angelis does know the answers to a happy, passionate relationship and explains it all in ‘Making Love Every Moment’.HTMLATTRTCYL

Barbara is  internationally recognized as one of the foremost experts on human relations and personal growth, and imparts all her knowledge and wisdom about relationships in a simple and easy to understand format.

The book shows you how to manage your emotions easily and Barbara gives you practical tools to do so.

Regardless of if you’re already in a relationship, looking for one, or just having a rough journey, this books will in no doubt open you up to some interesting ideas.

 

 

Way of the Superior Man_ David Deida

The Way of The Superior Man

The Way of The Superior Man
Author: David Deida

Way of the Superior Man_ David Deida

Way of the Superior Man_ David Deida

An intense book on life from a mans perspective.

The book goes deep into purpose, relationships, life and most significantly a mans relationship to women.

Way Of The Peaceful Warrior

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
Author: Dan Millman

Way Of The Peaceful Warrior

Way Of The Peaceful Warrior

An amazing book and inspiring movie.

Dan Millman’s book provides the example of a teacher that many of us meet, but few of us realise we’ve met till years later.

It speaks to the hero’s journey and the journey to happiness.

Good luck on your path.

 

The Game

The Game

The Game
A vision of dating, that will change your view of your dating..
Author: Neil Strauss

The Game

The Game

This book doesn’t read like anything you’d expect, and it most certainly causes people to stop and think, often get angry.. but in the end what matters is the effect it has, and for the majority of people we found that it creates positive effects.

The book looks at relationships and dating, but not in the way you will have been used to. The result is that you are left wondering what if.. and when you try the simple examples (if you choose to) you may get unpredictable results..

Why is it here – well.. we read the book, and within two months we found and fell in love with the woman we came to marry.. who is most definitely a 10.. and she fell in love with me.