Innocence lost. Adulting too much. Then suddenly you’re stressed, searching for your passion, and feeling like you’re getting nowhere. All because, you forgot how to play. Yes, play like a child. No fear, imaginations gone wild, and just doing what kids do…play! What a fun closet to come out of…the one that says, “Play is for kids!”
Today, my World Domination Buddy Jeff Harry, brings his playful self to the podcast and he and I are going to play and talk about play, the importance of play, as adults and humans. We have no set agenda, because when you are playing, most the time there is no agenda except to have fun. So are you BOLD enough to come play with us today?
- Jeff shares what play helps him do
- Two things most people do that keep them from enjoying play – results and what they are going to get out of it
- Play = these two things
- Quote: When the kid in you sees the kid in someone else you connect
- Play helps you redefine what’s next
- Big tip at the end about play….hint it includes the word NEXT
Jeff Harry believes that there’s nothing quite like watching a Senior Executive screaming with delight while skipping after a tiny LEGO® car.
As the VP of Fun at Play-Well TEKnologies, he and his team show kids and adults how to tap into their true selves-feel their happiest and most fulfilled – all by playing with tiny LEGO® pieces.
Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day. It turns out that giving people permission to be really silly helps them be more productive, learn faster and love their work.
His play work has been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle and CNN.
Jeff understands that, while we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grown ups, when we can let go of that facade and just play, magic happens.
Fully embracing your own nerdy genius – whatever that is – gives you the power to make a difference and change lives.