The surprising power of play

Focus and hard work have their place. But do not underestimate the role of play in the creative process.

The surprising power of play

It will be great to spend the summer in France, right?

I recently returned from spending six weeks in Europe with my family. The time was meant to be an experiment in living overseas part of the year. We intentionally designed it to be a time of slow. Rather than renting an apartment in Paris or Rome, some of our favorite cities, we chose a small village in Provence.

It has been this way for awhile

For as long as I can remember, it has been hard for me to simply play: to rest, to do something just for fun, to relax and let achieving subside.

The power of play

Play is a critical part of the human experience, and it is a powerful part of the creative process.

An invitation to play

If it has been awhile since you have cut loose and played, even for an afternoon, you may find yourself, like me, a bit disoriented. I would invite you to lean into the discomfort.



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Matt Munson

CEO coach @ Angel investor. Startup founder. Committed to helping leaders feel less alone in the journey.