Conscious Luck and Upper Limit Problems with Gay Hendricks

Season 1, Episode 26

Hello!I’m Caneel.

I’m a social scientist who helps people break out of the invisible traps and make whole-life changes easily and naturally. 

Do you consider yourself lucky?  

I have a friend who is. We even call him “Lucky Nicky.”

Example: In our pre-ridesharing days in San Francisco, Roy and I would go to meet Nick for dinner in an impossible-to-park-in part of town. Roy and I would circle a couple times then either cave in and use valet, or park far away then walk for a few cold, wet blocks. (Sadly for Roy, this contributed to me phasing high heels out of my life.)

Lucky Nicky on the other hand would drive right to the front of the restaurant and BOOM! Parked right in “his spot”. Somehow, “his spot” was always there, right when he drove up. No matter where we went.

Now explain that to me!!!

Before I go on, keep this in mind: I’m not as woo-woo as I may sometimes (often?) seem. I believe in love and creativity, but I’m a trained social scientist, a data nerd who spent 12 years steeped in the skeptical culture of academia. I get probability. I’m deeply aware of how riddled our perceptions are, and our long list of cognitive biases.

So I had a VERY hard time believing in “luck.”

But it turns out, you can actually LEARN to become lucky. The research backs this up! If I hadn’t heard this from one of my heroes I don’t think I would have believed this.

That hero is Gay Hendricks – a Stanford PhD, and mega-expert in psychology, consciousness, and relationships. He wrote best sellers like The Big Leap and Joy of Genius – and his new book is Conscious Luck.

Yes. You can choose to be lucky. It’s a conscious decision. Conscious change begins with commitment, a conscious commitment that brings into mind what you want most, including being lucky. 

Turns out I’m learning to be lucky too, because (pinching myself!) Gay Hendricks joined me as a guest on my podcast, ALLOWED for the episode, Conscious Luck and Upper Limit Problems

You’ll see me smiling ear to ear when you watch this episode. 

We explore how important it is for leaders to have an openness to learning, how 10-second miracle conversations can change leadership, how most of us upper limit ourselves, and how making conscious commitments can bring you what you truly want most.

Gay Hendricks has been a leader in the fields of relationship and body-mind transformation for more than 45 years and has written more than 40 books, including bestsellers such as Five Wishes, The Big Leap. He joins us on this week’s show to give exclusive insights on his brand new book, Conscious Luck, to share secrets to creating your own luck, and to expand on his Zone of Genius research by introducing a whole new layer to his groundbreaking discovery, the Genius Spiral.


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