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The Big Leap

72 EpisodesProduced by Gay Hendricks & Mike KoenigsWebsite

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 po… read more

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Purposeful Productivity with Sophie Chiche

October 19th, 2022


Time management is OUT, Self-Management is IN!

That’s what our guest today teaches. Gay and Mike could not agree more after spending time with her and …

Dr. Sherry Walling’s New Memoir - Touching Two Worlds

October 6th, 2022


Grief is something that touches every single person in the world. 

Unfortunately, no one can avoid it. 

But how do you cope and rebuild in the aftermath of loss?

Today's guest, Dr. Sherry Walling, is going to talk about …

The Books That Changed Our Lives - Part Two

September 23rd, 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 …

The Books That Changed Our Lives - Part One

September 1st, 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 …

Taking Responsibility for Your Own Life

August 11th, 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 …

5 Steps to Finding + Staying in Your Zone of Genius

July 28th, 2022


Some of Mike and Gay's most POPULAR Big Leap episodes have to do with operating and staying in your Genius Zone, which of course came from Gay’s book, The Big Leap.

But Mike believes that today’s podcast is the BEST one …

Gay’s New Memoir - “Loving Life. Tales of My Wondrous Journey.”

July 13th, 2022


Should You Write One Too?

Should you write a memoir or why should you write a memoir?

Gay just finished writing his memoir, which is coming out very …

Attaining, Atoning and Attuning with Chip Conley

June 20th, 2022


You Probably Have More Life Ahead of You Than You Think

Today Gay and Mike are interviewing one of their heroes. Someone whose wisdom they have great respect for, so needless to say, they've been looking forward to this …

Bill Moses’ Epic Journey with Kevita and Flying Embers

June 3rd, 2022


The guest today is lifelong entrepreneur, Bill Moses, the co-founder of Kevita and CEO and Founder of Flying Embers.

Today he’s going to share some of his Big Leaps, including the one that saved Kevita when everyone else …

The Intersection of Comedy and Transformation

May 24th, 2022


Today we’re talking with Kyle Cease, a New York Times Best Selling author who has the unique gift of being able to merge comedy and personal …

How To Come Up With Your Top 5 Life Goals

May 13th, 2022


Today, Mike and Gay are answering a great question that Gay came up with several years ago:

How to Come Up with Your Top Five Life Goals 

These are …

Improving Your Creative Processes with “The Beatles: Get Back”

May 5th, 2022


Mike and Gay take The Beatles: Get Back documentary and dive into it.

The documentary was produced and directed by Peter Jackson, and it is an …

Reinventing Yourself: 3 Ways to Create a Better Future

April 28th, 2022


Some of the things discussed here you have not heard before.

Mike and Gay will be talking with Jim Selman, a living legend in the coaching industry.

Jim is the person who coined the ideas of corporate coaching and …

5 Principles to Build a Happy and Successful Marriage

April 13th, 2022


Mike has been married to Vivian for 21 years. Gay has been married to Katie for 42 years.

Both couples have built successful and fulfilling …

Stephen M.R. Covey’s New Book: Trust and Inspire

April 5th, 2022


In this episode, Mike and Gay interview Stephen M.R. Covey about his new book Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others,

Why You Should Never Stop Trying New Things

March 30th, 2022


Gay & Mike meet Kirsten Vangsness, the Criminal Minds star, and actress, who talks about creativity, trying new things, as well as some of her exciting personal projects.

Gay loves mystery shows! With his wife, he …

3 Secrets to Removing Your Barriers to Receiving

March 16th, 2022


What are your limiting beliefs, behaviors, or habits that cause you…

Biggest Leaps of 2021

February 23rd, 2022


For Gay and Mike, the last 2 years have been the most profound times of growth and learning in their lives.

In this episode of The Big Leap, they're going to time travel through their own personal Big Leaps from 2021, …

How to Get Back Up Quickly After Being Knocked Down

January 3rd, 2022


Do you remember the Bozo the clown toy? No matter how many times he got punched in the face, he bounced right back up.

That’s Entrepreneurship in a nutshell.

If you’re an Entrepreneur you NEED to expect that you're going …

Rewind: 5 Systems to Overcome Distractions and ADHD

November 15th, 2021


Hey look… SQUIRREL!! 

Did you look?! Mike knows he would have. He has major ADHD and is easily distracted.

It doesn’t matter who you are, what you …

How to Install a Big Leap Operating System in Your Mind

October 11th, 2021


Our guest, Laura DiFrancesco is a REAL renaissance woman.

She’s a true Polymath who’s had a great deal of successes and taken a lot of incremental …

Rewind: This Is How To Pull Out Your Inner Genius

September 20th, 2021


You know how you watch your favorite movies and TV shows over and over again because they’re SO GOOD?

That’s the idea with today’s REWIND episode!

It’s one of the most downloaded episodes of all time and Mike and Gay …

Living in "Easy World"

September 10th, 2021


Mike and Gay's guest, Troy Lavinia, says there is a lot of work we can do to help people see the intersection between entrepreneurship and spirituality.

The world is changing and growing really quickly.

We’ve never been …

REWIND: This is How to Discover Your Life Purpose

August 26th, 2021


We have a special treat for you this week! We’re REWINDING one of our most popular episodes of all time.

We know you’re going to love revisiting this …

The Art of Collaborative Experiences

August 20th, 2021


Imagine being able to solve ANY problem or challenge that comes your way, effortlessly.

Entrepreneurs LOVE to express themselves creatively and …

Eliminating Your Deepest Fears with Shared Consciousness

August 14th, 2021


Imagine being able to open your consciousness so that your deepest fears recede into the background, allowing you to contact your creative essence.

Life-Changing Mastermind Events and Strategic Stumbling

August 6th, 2021


What if you could grow your business by having a BLAST connecting with like minded entrepreneurs?

Imagine coming away from a fun, life-enriching event …

Ambassador Marketing

July 28th, 2021


Imagine that you had a certain type of client that you wanted to reach with your business.

What if, instead of marketing to hundreds of thousands of people…

Find Your Genius and Share It With The World with Scott Donnell

July 16th, 2021


The world wants YOUR unique genius!

The sooner you figure out your GENIUS ZONE and get it into the world, the happier you’ll be.

Today's guest will help guide you on your Genius Zone journey - he did it..

Scott Donnell …

Getting Into Your CREATIVE Genius Zone

July 8th, 2021


How do you GET and STAY inside your creative Genius Zone?

Gay and Mike will show you how to do it effortlessly so you can stay there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

They'll also share the distinction …

How to Get into Your Genius Zone

June 29th, 2021


Today we have a SUPER EXCITING episode.

The Genius Zone completes a way of thinking that The Big Leap started. 

  1. How to overcome your upper limit …

Top 5 Albums, Books, Events, and People

June 25th, 2021


What are the top five albums that changed your life?

What about your top five books? Movies? People?

Gay and Mike share what THEIRS are and they’d love for you to share yours with them.

You’ll also hear the reason WHY …

Marketing Mess to Brand Success

June 18th, 2021


Have you ever messed up, (whether it’s in your personal or business life) and thought, “oh geez, I really screwed up. I have NO idea how I’m going to recover?!”

Gay and Mike have both created quite a few messes in our …

Tuning Up Your Receiver

June 7th, 2021


What are your Big, Upper Limits challenges?

What are YOU doing to block your reception?

If you can start to understand this, your life will get better in every way. 

For instance, how do you eliminate the static from your …

How Creative People Can Use NFTs and Cryptocurrency to Earn Money

May 28th, 2021


You’ve heard the terms NFTs and Cryptocurrency.

Does stuff like this scare the hell out of you?

Are they just a COMPLETE mystery?

Are you under the impression that only techies are capable of understanding and profiting …

Optimize Your Internal Algorithms

May 3rd, 2021


Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard the term “Algorithm.”

What IS an algorithm? 

Think about it like a computer program. It’s …

The Best Deals You'll Ever Do Are The Deals You Don't Do

April 23rd, 2021


We all have regrets… 

When you look back on your life, are there opportunities you wish you had taken.... Or NOT taken, whether it was personal or business?

Some of those missed opportunities may have been blessings in …

The Secret to Building Trust

April 16th, 2021


One of THE most valuable commodities a person could ever possess is TRUST.

You can’t put a price tag on it. It’s absolutely invaluable.

Every human …

Meta Marketing: How to Ask for What You Fear the Most

April 12th, 2021


Q: How do you truly get what you want out of life?
Q: How have the MOST successful people in the world gotten to where they are today?


Dealing with Pandemic Feelings

March 26th, 2021


Can you believe it’s been a YEAR since the start of the pandemic and lock-downs?

We’ve all heard the devastating stories about loss but if you’ve been …

Conscious Eldering

March 20th, 2021


No one likes the thought of getting old.

Your body starts to break down… becomes more fragile, a lot more aches and pains, less flexibility and …

How to Create Profitable Collaborations

March 12th, 2021


The definition of collaboration is: “a working practice whereby individuals work together for a common purpose.”

When collaboration is great, (whether …

How to Use Artificial Intelligence to Enhance your Creativity and Income

February 26th, 2021


Remember watching sci-fi movies 10-20-30 years ago like The Matrix and Bladerunner and wishing the gadgets they used existed?

Here we are in 2021 and they’re not far-fetched anymore.

Does the thought of Artificial …

Would You Rather be Lucky or Work Hard(er)?

February 19th, 2021


What is LUCK? Is it something you have or something you make?

Do you believe that some people are born lucky? (You know who we’re talking about… the people who “good things” seem to happen to… ALL the time.)

Is it better …

Find Your Voice and Change How the World Perceives You

February 12th, 2021


As a business owner and entrepreneur, 90% of your time is spent selling your product or YOURSELF to potential clients. (We don’t buy from people we don’t like or trust.)

How do you do this effectively and still like …

5 Key Systems to Mastering Distractions

January 28th, 2021


Hey look… ->> SQUIRREL!! 🐿 🐿 🐿

Did you look?! We know we would have. 🤣 With major ADHD we are easily distracted.


It doesn’t matter who …

Our Biggest Mistakes and What We Learned From Them

January 18th, 2021


Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, all of these super successful entrepreneur, millionaires have it so easy. They must have made all the right …

Why You Love Being Lied to and Conned

January 8th, 2021


This might sound harsh but… WE KNOW you love being lied to.

How can we say that with confidence?

Because things like Nxivm, Scientology, politics, …

REWIND – Everything You Need To Have A Big Leap Year in 2021

January 1st, 2021


Can you believe it’s 2021 already?! (Although I gotta say… good riddance, right! I’m glad to see it go and start fresh)

If you haven’t listened to The Big Leap Podcast, this is your opportunity to get caught up because …

What Are the Books + Movies that Completely Changed Your Life?

December 24th, 2020


Mike's friend Brian Tracy once said, “Your life is changed by the books you read and the people you meet.” What do you think about that?
 The movies you choose and the books you've read, also say a lot about WHO YOU ARE.

Get Anyone to do Anything for You with Dr. Ben Hardy

December 9th, 2020


Mike Koenigs hates “How Pies” (if you’re from Minnesota like him, you’ll get this joke right away). If you grew up in the country like him, cow pies aren’t fun to step in. Especially the warm ones.
 “How Pies” are the …

Donkey Smuggling and How To Turn Your Life Into A Movie

November 24th, 2020


What kind of donkeys are you smuggling?
 Confused?? Mike was too when Gay asked him the same question. To explain…

This is How to Discover Your Life Purpose

November 6th, 2020


Do you ever wonder… what’s the point? Why am I here? What am I really meant to do? What’s my PURPOSE?!
Maybe you’ve been there, done that, know it’s time to reinvent yourself but you don’t know how to start, where to …

Kara Goldin – The Founder of HINT Water

October 22nd, 2020


Have you ever looked at a super successful entrepreneur and thought, “man, they’re so brave and fearless to be doing what they’re doing. They must …

Neil Patel – Traffic and Marketing Expert

October 16th, 2020


Are you under the impression that you have to be “perfect” to be a successful entrepreneur?
 Are you stuck in Analysis Paralysis, Perfectionism or …

Getting Unstuck

October 1st, 2020


Do you feel like you’re trapped? Stuck?
 Like your life is going absolutely NOWHERE?
 Like you’re wearing cement shoes, completely and utterly STUCK …

The Plant Medicine Episode

September 18th, 2020


Imagine if you could completely and totally connect with God.
What if you could experience the deepest most profound sense of love, connection and …

Comedian and Movie Star, Milana Vayntrub’s Biggest Leaps

September 3rd, 2020


Have you ever thought to yourself, “celebrities have it SO easy! They’ve got the money, the fame, the friends… it must be so nice to have everything handed to you.”
 But how did they get to celebrity status? Was hard …

Our Biggest Leaps

August 19th, 2020


Imagine being on your deathbed years from now, looking back at your life, and having the satisfaction of knowing it was a COMPLETE success.
 What …

Everything You Need to Have a Big Leap Year

August 13th, 2020


What if you were able to overcome your barriers to happiness and fulfillment?
What if you had a clear path for achieving your true potential and …

Consciousness Is Your Most Valuable Product

August 5th, 2020


What IS consciousness? What does it actually mean?

 “Consciousness refers to your individual awareness of your unique thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, and environments. Consciousness is your awareness of …

The Charisma Amplifier

July 22nd, 2020


Most people think that “charisma” is just something that you’re born with. It’s not something that can be taught.
 That’s where you’d be wrong… Charisma CAN be a learneed skill!
 But how do you develop it? What do you …

Pride and Fear of Asking for Help

July 14th, 2020


Do you have a problem asking for help or support? Does it feel shameful to ask? Do you feel like you’ll be looked down on if you do?
 Here’s the …

How To Get Un-Stuck

July 7th, 2020


Do you feel STUCK in your life, business or relationships?
 What does it REALLY mean to be stuck?
 What if FEAR was actually the source of your …

Pull Out Your Inner Genius

June 30th, 2020


Do you ever feel STUCK? Like you’re just not going anywhere in life? Like nothing has changed, moved forward or inspired you in a REALLY long time?
 It almost feels like you're actually going backwards sometimes?!

Fear of Death, Running Out, Not Having Enough, Not Being Enough

June 23rd, 2020


What are you afraid of? I mean, what REALLY terrifies you to the core? Is it dying? Being alone? Not being “enough”? Running out of money or even …

All the World is THEATER!

June 16th, 2020


What if you could control your creative state at will and innovate on demand no matter what? Do you have that level of control?

Shibumi! Big Leap Investing and Money

June 9th, 2020


What if money flowed to you so easily and often that it almost seemed unfair? What if you had such an amazing relationship with money that you were able to give it away freely without ever having to even THINK about …

Einstein Time

June 2nd, 2020


Are you ALWAYS in a rush? Does it feel like you NEVER have enough time to get everything done? Are you in a continual state of stress and anxiety because of time-related constraints?

This week’s episode is all about how …

The Big Leap in Action

May 26th, 2020


Do you feel as though LUCK is a myth or something that only happens to other people?
 What if luck was something you could manifest into your life on …

Beyond The Big Leap Is Conscious Luck

May 19th, 2020


What if you could control and amplify your LUCK? How would that change your life and business? How much more money would you make? How many more …

What Was Your Biggest Leap

May 1st, 2020


This podcast is about those turning points -- the single decisions in life and business that changed everything because the difference between stagnation and success lies in the decisions you make in the moments that …

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