The term “zone of genius” might sound lofty or even unattainable, but did you know that we all have a genius zone? Did you know that we have other zones, including those of excellence, competence, and incompetence? So many of us get stuck operating in these lower zones because they’re comfortable, and sometimes, lucrative. But, staying in these zones often costs us something huge and we miss out on reaching our full potential.
In this week’s episode of Good Intentions, I briefly explain the concept of the “zone of genius” as defined by Gay Hendricks, author of The Big Leap, and share how I recently made the decision to walk away from my “zone of excellence” in order to embrace my genius – the things that bring me the most joy and fulfillment.