What’s cooler than cool? Not being cool. That’s according to Jeff Harry in this episode of the Changed Podcast.
Jeff Harry is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 for his organizational development work around dealing with toxic people in the workplace. His play work has been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN. Read More
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.
He’s a forever kid. Talking to Jeff was like talking to the little brother I never had (I’m an only child). He’s energetic, he’s silly and he plays with legos… I mean, his lego bowtie has become a kind of symbol not just to him but to many! He’s also insanely insightful, an incredible facilitator and has good reason for letting go of the pressures so many of us have caved under as we’ve ‘grown up.’
Takeaways from this episode
This should go without saying, but racism and hatred are never cool. So if in the pursuit of trying to be cool that is the route you’re choosing…don’t.
Speaking of cool… letting go of the need to be cool opens up a world of acceptance for being who you are. With the number of people currently living on this planet, what even is cool anyway?! Find people who are like you, who like you as you are, and then broaden out from there! The truth is, we all have a nerdy and silly side.
You attract more sense of belonging for yourself by creating a place where people are allowed to belong as themselves. Trying to feel valued by people who clearly do not value you is a losing battle. This is why trying to be the person people want to hire never works when you’re job hunting. Be the best you that you can possibly be, and then look for places where that would be of tremendous value.
If you’re curious about what you really care about deeply… you can mine your memories for that information! Dig into one of your favorite play-based memories from your childhood and then notice what you really cared about or enjoyed from that moment in your history. Those are the qualities you should create more of in your RIGHT NOW!
Links and links! Here are your links!
Jeff Harry can be found at https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com
In this dual-guest episode Mimi Bishop and Jackie Ghedine their thoughts on the impact of our thoughts, what energy leadership is and how we can make choices about how we show up, as well as their own stories of moments from their lives where the understanding of the world and their relationships changed as a result of important loss, or fear of loss.
In this episode of the Changed Podcast, Madeleine Ryan, author of “A Room Called Earth” shares her view of the world, and the beauty that is life and being alive on this planet. Her story of pivot focuses on the moment when she committed to being a writer, and offers inspiration to those who don’t quite feel like they have fully embraced who they truly are in the world just yet.
What’s cooler than cool? Not being cool. That’s according to Jeff Harry in this episode of the Changed Podcast. Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. 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. His play work has been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN.
This week features Apryl Zarate Schlueter. She is the Chief Energy! Officer of The Cheerful Mind, Inc. – a personal empowerment and lifestyle brand that is committed to cultivating REAL confidence and success through productivity, passion, and play. Her superpower is creating customized solutions to help people and organizations FOCUS on WHAT TRULY MATTERS.
In this episode it’s Gerald T. Nepom M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Immune Tolerance Network and former director of Benaroya Research Institute! As part of the direct COVID response efforts, Jerry has plenty of thoughts to share on curiosity, change, flexibility, and science!
Instead of asking Melissa Thornley what she does, it’s much better to ask what hasn’t she done! From burlesque to executive coaching, Melissa is a woman of many talents, a lot of fascinating experiences and a journey that continues to unfold. When I asked her “what are your feelings about change,” it was no surprise that the answer came back, “I thrive on it!”
Shannon Stott, happens to be one of the most delightful people you will ever meet. She and her husband Gus have been making the world a better place on Shannon’s YouTube channel by delightfully ‘destroying’ improv together. In this episode, Shannon shares an internal moment of pivot from her teenage years living abroad
Gary Ware shares the story of how he came to be the founder of Breakthrough Play on this week’s episode of the Changed Podcast. Like many of my guests Gary Ware has years of experience on stage as an improv performer. And like many of the improvisers I know (myself included) thought initially of improv as “just a hobby.” However, after experiencing burnout in his pursuit for success and happiness, he realized that what was missing was Play.