The Power of Play: Embracing Your Youthful Spirit with Joe Fier

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Hi there, Joe Fier here and today I’m sharing some vital takeaways about the importance of play. We get so lost in the momentum of our work that we often sideline the joy and simplicity that play brings. Let’s jump into how reintroducing play can, not only enhance your work-life balance, but also reignite your passion for life and business.

In this heart-to-heart, I indulge in some real talk about the significance of play. I reflect on the eye-opening moments I’ve had while watching my kids play, and I bring in perspectives from Dr. Gabor Maté, who spoke about the weight of regrets and the longing for more play and family time. The core message is simple: we need to look beyond the hustle and bustle of ‘business’ and find true joy in our everyday doings.

Lessons Learned from Little Ones

I open up about the times I spend with my children, playing and laughing, and how these simple moments can provide profound insights. It’s about realizing that some of the things we stress over in our adult lives are not as significant as we make them out to be. If we could just see the world through the carefree eyes of a child, perhaps we’d understand how to lighten our load.

Heartfelt Insights from Gabor Maté

A moment with Gabor Maté hit me hard, as he shared his own reflections on life and work. His words about always feeling the need to justify his existence through work, at the cost of play and enjoyment, are a stark reminder to us all. We dive deep into the concept that perhaps the value we seek in busyness is misplaced, and it’s a discussion I believe we all need to hear.

Rethinking the Hustle of Business

During our conversation, an idea struck me about the true meaning of ‘business’—is it just a fancier word for being ‘busy’? I challenge you, as I challenge myself, to redefine what business means to us. What if we put our efforts into fulfilling endeavors that resonate with our soul instead of swimming in a sea of tasks?

Discovering Your Superpowers with Kolbe

The Kolbe assessment was a game-changer for me, as it outlined my strengths in ways I hadn’t considered before. By sharing my own Kolbe scores and what they mean for my approach to work, I’m hoping to encourage you to uncover your own innate powers. It’s about working smarter and tuning in to what genuinely allows you to shine.

Words of Wisdom from Frank Shamrock

In a previous episode, Frank Shamrock shared with us how play is a fundamental learning tool and a form of communication—even in the animal kingdom. His insights remind us that the essence of play goes far beyond simple entertainment; it’s a way of interacting with the world in a curious and engaging manner.

Making Play Part of Your Daily Grind

Now, my friends, let’s bring it all home. I invite you to think about how you can weave play into your daily routine. How can you make your days less about the grind and more about the joy? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Let’s start a conversation about rekindling that childlike sense of wonder and how making room for play can transform the way we live and work.

Wrapping It Up

In this conversation we took a closer look at play, not just as fun, but as a crucial component of a well-rounded life. We delved into the sentiments of children at play, insightful advice from Gabor Maté, and the powerful wisdom of Frank Shamrock, all pointing us to one undeniable truth: it’s time to put play back on the agenda. Whether you accomplish this by exploring your natural inclinations through assessments like Kolbe or simply by enjoying a playful moment with loved ones, I urge you to nurture your playful spirit. I’m eager to learn how you’ll make play a real part of your day, so hit me up with your stories and plans. Remember, it’s not just about staying busy; it’s about staying brightly, vibrantly alive. Keep playing, keep laughing, and let’s make every moment count.

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