Episode 103 – Passionate About My Mess
According to our expert, Jeff Harry, we need more play in our life, “While we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grownups, it’s when we let go of that facade and just play, that the real magic happens. Fully embracing your own nerdy genius — whatever that is — gives you the power to make a difference and change lives. Jeff believes that we already have many of the answers we seek, and by simply unleashing our inner child, we can find our purpose and, in turn, help to create a better world.
Business is stressful. It’s how we put food on the table, keep a roof over our heads, and how we share our purpose with the world. Building a business starts as a passion but then often life gets sucked out of our passion through toxic work environments. It could be from our team, low sales, or even from our own internal struggle. No matter where it comes from, we need to deal with it to reach success.
“When a workplace becomes toxic, its poison spreads beyond its walls and into the lives of its workers and their families.”
– Gary Chapman
International Positive Psychology Play Speaker
Question“When I started my business I started it with so much purpose and passion. Now I feel like I’m going to burst into tears every day when I sit down at my desk. My team is doing a good job, but the passion is gone because all we do is work, work, work. How can I bring the light back into my team’s eyes and my heart?”
If you feel like you have been binge-watching through life lately and need a jolt to help you find your purpose and passion again, explore the play experiments in this Rediscover Your Play Bonus. Trying out any of these suggestions will get you out of your rut and into a state of flow where the opportunities and adventures are boundless.
About Expert Jeff Harry
Jeff Harry combines positive psychology and play to help teams/organizations navigate difficult conversations and assist individuals in addressing their biggest challenges through embracing a play-oriented approach to work. Some of the topics he covers including how to deal with toxicity in the workplace, how to address office politics, how to play with your inner critic, how to help your staff rediscover their flow, and how to navigate these uncertain times through play. For his work, Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020. His work has most recently been featured in the NY Times, Mashable, & Upworthy. You can check out some of his interviews here: https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/guest