3. The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Hendricks Gay

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This has to be one of the most frustrating books I have ever read, mainly because the author pops up with some really great ideas, and just when he is getting to the meat of the idea, he changes the subject. He is an arrogant writer, and many of the concepts in his book are very dubious, but there are a few lessons I took away that seem to have stuck with me, and that is enough to tentatively suggest you read this book with a critical and skeptical eye.

The parts on self-sabotage are oversimplified, but many people are so unaware of any form of personal self-sabotage, that even the book’s pop-psychology will help them. I like the comments he makes about setting upper limits because I too feel that we impose our own upper limits without ever pushing to see if we can exceed them.

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You may be surprised that I have not chosen books that I am gushing about. I have done this deliberately. Quitting your job to work for yourself is a huge decision and it should not be based on piles and piles of positive motivation and affirmations. You need to remain balanced to make an informed decision.

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