The Joy of Genius: The Next Step Beyond the Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

After finishing The Big Leap, I jumped in right away with The Joy of Genius by Gay Hendricks. At the time, it was available on Kindle Unlimited. HOWEVER, the Kindle version no longer exists. I was so confused as to why, but I discovered it last night. Gay Hendricks has updated and revamped the book. It’s being released under a new title this time- The Genius Zone. You can pre-order it as it will be released on the 29th of June.

A quote from The Joy of Genius by Gay Hendricks

The Joy of Genius is a book that will take a few different read throughs to fully absorb. It shows how to solve two problems creative people face: how to end negative thinking and how to liberate authentic creativity.

A quote from The Joy of Genius by Gay Hendricks

The Joy of Genius raises several important questions to ask yourself. One of my favorites is “how can I spend the majority of my time doing what I most love to do while making my greatest contribution to the world?”

The Joy of Genius by Gay Hendricks

This book continues on from The Big Leap. He talks of the Genius Moment and the Genius Move. Dr. Hendricks mentions that “we often overlook or fail to do the simple things we could change on the spot.”


This book is not as good as the Big Leap, but it could be that I have only read it once. It’s a good book, but I’m not seeing as many practical applications yet. I do like how he provides us with exercises to do each chapter. That is very helpful, but I’m not always reading in a space where I have time to write things down. I’m looking forward to The Genius Zone book that is coming out next week since he’s updating and expanding this book in it.

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