241 | Gay Hendricks | Finding Your Genius Zone: Embracing Your Genius Zone Daily Transformation

In this episode of The Greatness Machine, Gay joins Darius to talk about his enlightening journey, reminiscing an “out of Hendricks” moment triggered by an unexpected fall on ice. Gay candidly discusses his personal struggles with obesity, emphasizing the profound impact of conscious food choices on one’s transformation. 

In this episode, Gay and I talked about:

  • Gay looks back experiencing “out of Hendricks” moment after a fall on ice
  • Gay opens up about his personal struggles with obesity
  • The importance of choosing actions that align with a deeper sense of consciousness
  • Gay underlines the transformative power of conscious food choices
  • Family influence on body image and shame
  • Gay shares a method of replacing shame with positive affirmations
  • Family influence and overcoming past conditions
  • Identifying and transforming limiting beliefs
  • The significance of being open to learning
  • Cultivating genius and finding your “genius zone”
  • Gay details his upcoming book Your Big Leap Year
  • And other topics…

Meet Gay:

For over 45 years, Dr. Gay Hendricks has been a prominent figure in the realms of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies. He obtained his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford before dedicating 21 years to the role of professor in Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado. With a prolific literary career, Gay has authored over 40 books, among them bestsellers like “Five Wishes,” “The Big Leap,” and “Conscious Loving” (co-authored with his partner of over 35 years, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks), widely utilized as primary texts in universities globally. In 2003, Gay co-established The Spiritual Cinema Circle, a platform distributing inspirational films and conscious entertainment to subscribers in over 70 countries.

Having conducted seminars worldwide and made appearances on 500+ radio and television shows, including renowned platforms like OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, and 48 HOURS, Gay remains deeply involved in various impactful initiatives. Alongside his contributions to The Hendricks Institute, he is presently engrossed in advancing his new mystery series, which commenced with “The First Rule Of Ten.”

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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