Gay Hendricks / Beautiful Business Podcast

Gay Hendricks / Beautiful Business Podcast

Exploring the Zone of Genius with Gay Hendricks

 “There’s this one quotation that I find so inspiring: ‘if you bring forth, what is within you, what is within you will save you’. To me that’s the essence of bringing forth your genius because it has health benefits and wealth benefits.”

—  Gay Hendricks

In this episode, Steven Morris and Gay Hendricks discuss:

  • Living to inspire others to live their best life
  • Breaking through your upper limit 
  • Loving yourself and loving others
  • Making relationships work

Key Takeaways:

  • The great joy of life is being able to do what you most love to do while you’re doing things that inspire other people to do what they want to do
  • Recognize your upper limit – know what you or someone or some event has done to your perception of how far you can go and enter your zone of creative genius. 
  • Feeling burnt out? Ask yourself what it is that you really love to do. Start 10 minutes a day doing what you most love to do. 
  • You can’t give what you don’t have and in the same way, the more love you have for yourself, the more you could give to others.
  • A cycle of blaming and victimhood does not solve anything or benefit anyone. Cultivate a relationship of trust, responsibility, and creativity. 

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My Two Podcast Questions:

How would you describe a “beautiful business?” And, is there an example of a beautiful business you know or have worked with?

It has several dimensions at the core of beautiful business is one that operates in a field of integrity. And very few people know operationally what integrity is. But one of the things that creates beauty in a business is that people are aligned with their purpose, where their personal purpose is aligned with the purpose of the business. So that’s a key, that’s one thing that keeps us this integrity is alignment with our personal purpose. A second is alignment with transparency, being transparent and open with each other, being able to say, I’m angry with you, and I still care about you, or I felt hurt about that. And I still want to be connected to you. Being able to be emotionally transparent and transparent in all areas of your life is incredibly important. And that’s a second pillar of integrity. A third pillar has to do with operating in a space of how to take personal responsibility, and how to let people take personal responsibility and insist upon it without blame, and responsibility are two different things. And I never ever want to advocate blame, but many people think taking responsibility means to blame yourself. And that’s based on all childhood stuff like when mom or dad or uncle Ted storms into the room, sees the mess and says, who’s responsible for this. They’re looking to blame that that’s a different thing than responsibility, but that’s a third pillar of integrity. A fourth pillar. That’s absolutely essential in any business is operating in a spirit of gratitude and appreciation. I’ve been in businesses where that’s not practiced to where it’s much more cold and unharmful, and I think that’s ultimately dangerous because the medical bills go up. The days of illness go up, the, the personality squabbles go up. But if you can maintain a rich flow of appreciation and gratitude as you go about your day, that makes a huge difference.

— Gay Hendricks

Gay’s choice for a Beautiful Business: Dell

“I had some of the most profound consulting experiences down at Dell computer back in the nineties when they were expanding wildly. And the stock was doubling sometimes every month or week. The main thing that came out of that with is, from the very top, Michael Dell is one of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever met. And one way he excels is speed of implementation at the idea level, he can get hold of an idea at a and apply it in seconds. and his top team was like that too.”

— Gay Hendricks

What “Non-Business Book for Business Leaders” would you recommend?

The Rules of Ten

by Gay Hendricks

Description from Amazon: A Tibetan monastic-turned-LAPD cop-turned private investigator lands his first big case in this riveting opening installment in a Buddhism-inspired mystery series

“Don’t ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers.” —The first rule of Ten

Tenzing Norbu (“Ten” for short), an ex-monk and soon-to-be ex-cop, is a protagonist unique to our times. In The First Rule of Ten, we meet this spiritual warrior who is singularly equipped, if not occasionally ill-equipped, as he takes on his first case as a private investigator in Los Angeles. Growing up in a Tibetan Monastery, Ten dreamed of becoming a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. So when he was sent to Los Angeles to teach meditation, he joined the LAPD instead.

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