I had a most incredible meal the other night with a dear colleague of mine. It was truly an evening filled with much gratitude and joy. At one point our conversation moved to how our work in life has now become our play in life.
What a concept, right?
I was sharing that my own work in the world is filled with such joy, fun and meaning that it has become (almost always) wildly playful. The line between my “work” life and my “personal” life has become blurred. They’ve become one. And personally, I really like it this way. Believe me, prior to becoming a coach/trainer, I had some corporate jobs that physically made me ill.
In my mind, it’s critical to have your work and personal lives become blurred if you are truly going to play your Bigger Game (It’s PlayYour Bigger Game, not Workyour Bigger Game).
If you notice that your life is extremely compartmentalized between work and play, take a look and see if the workyou do is compelling for you. This does not mean, however, that there are not full on 100% play times that you get to enjoy. When I’m sailing on Lake George or at Disneyland in Los Angeles, I am in full-on play mode, and work is far from my mind.
Day-to-day, do you experience the sense that your work and play are blurred together into a tapestry of an integrated life?
In this new decade, ask yourself: What does it look like for you to live an integrated life?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.