Solving the Upper Limit Problem with Gay Hendricks

Have you ever noticed that life can be going well—we’re feeling happy and successful—and then it slowly starts to slide? Could it be that we self-sabotage our progress whenever we start to expand beyond the level of contentment and achievement we’re used to having in the past? Gay Hendricks, author of several books, including The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level, explores the concept of having an “Upper Limit Problem” and how we can identify and transcend it to move beyond our limiting beliefs and set points.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • Defining an Upper Limit Problem;
  • How fear can undermine our progress;
  • Early programing and limiting beliefs;
  • Identifying behavioral patterns that creep up to set us back;
  • Self-worth and knowing that you matter.

You can listen to our conversation wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind therapies for more than 45 years. After earning his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford, Gay served as professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years. He has written more than 40 books, including bestsellers such as Five Wishes, The Big Leap and Conscious Loving (co-authored with his co-author and mate for more than 40 years, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks), both used as a primary text in universities around the world. In 2003, Gay co-founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies and conscious entertainment to subscribers in 70+ countries. Gay has offered seminars worldwide and appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others. In addition to his work with The Hendricks Institute, Gay is currently continuing his new mystery series that began with The First Rule Of Ten. To learn more about Gay, visit www.hendricks.com.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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