Tapping Into Your Real Self Through Play Part 2


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0:01 Today on the podcast, I have part number two of my interview with Jeff Harry, A play expert. And in this portion of the interview, Jeff is going to walk us through some choices we can make, and some actions we can take in order to cultivate more play into our everyday lives. If you haven't already listened to Part Number one, I would highly encourage you to go back and listen to that episode first, so that you get the very most out of this episode. It was number 330. And you can find that that www.Yong Pratt.com/330 or come on over into the Arena of Awesome where you can see the video version of this interview.

1:43 What happens inside of our brains and in our bodies when we play?

4:20 Einstein Time and the Gay Hendricks’ Zones of Work

For more on the Zones of Work check out Gay Hendricks’ books, The Big Leap & The Joy of Genius

6:02 Origins of the 8-hour workday and why it’s counterproductive

0:33 “The work that we should be doing is the work that makes us most alive. Let's focus on that. Because that is actually the stuff that we need in this world right now.” - Jeff Harry

11:51 How billion-dollar ventures are coming out of play from big corporations lite Google and Zappos

Lessons from Tony Hsiea of Zappos: Company Culture is more important than just doing work and just being productive.

12:55 For the small businesses listening, how can they take these ideas and distill them down and help their companies by embracing this idea of allowing people to explore openly in an effort to build a bigger business?

13:21 Incorporating play into your business Step #1

13:59 Incorporating play into your business Step #2

14:32 How the Buffalo Bills are gaining more fans through play

14:58 How the Washington Post is gaining traction with Gen Z using play

16:41 What to do when your inner critic rears its ugly head.

20:45 Content creation and Tik Tok

21:00 “What I love about it Tik Tok is that it's one of the only social media platforms where there are people playing.” - Jeff Harry

22:26 “The reason why I make Tic Toks is because it primes my day in a positive way. It primes my day to see the world as play. And when I'm able to see the word world is play, then the sky's the limit.” - Jeff Harry

24:27 The question to ask yourself when something good happens

Jeff Harry 25:07

Yes, absolutely.

Yong Pratt 25:09

So good, so good. So I want to make sure that people can connect with you follow you on Tik Tok, or come to your website. Where is the best place that they can go to find out more about you and the work you do and how you serve people?

25:23 Connect with Jeff on his website www.RediscoverYourPlay.dom OR on one of the following channels


Tik Tok




26:16 Life lessons from Good Will Hunting

27:50 “For each and every one of your listeners, you're sitting on a winning lottery ticket. There is something magical and awesome about you, that you might be also scared to do but also know, this is what makes you come most alive.” - Jeff Harry

“Don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive.” - Howard Thurman

“Are you ready to show up?” - Jeff Harry

NEXT WEEK’S GUEST: Amy Isaman. Author. Creativity and a Writing Coach that helps amazing people get their stories onto paper and publish those books.


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