Sorry, But I Don’t Believe In Work

I included the apology because I’m sure I’ve offended some.

It seems that work to those offended not only defines their lives but exists as a badge of honor, their metric to measure just how serious they are. You know, the “I mean business” mindset.

I watch sports, baseball primarily, football in the fall & winter and more recently some futball because of the World Cup. When I frequently hear athletes and coaches, especially broadcasters, declare they “work hard” or “have work to do” I laugh.

It may seem like semantics but I was under the impression they PLAY baseball, football, basketball, futball, hockey, etc.


Where is the disconnection between the two words, PLAY and WORK?

A recent blog of mine featuring a quote from the brilliant book by George Lavenia, What You Think is What You Get, highlighted the distinction.

Watch children play. Or your pets. Watch athletes play their sports.

Then consider you at your work.

I did and came away with the conclusion I was doing it all wrong. I just didn’t experience myself as I did the children, dogs and athletes experiencing themselves. They didn’t seem disconnected, struggling or at odds with themselves. They and their experiences were one and the same.

I don’t call it my Business (Busy-ness) anymore. I now call it my Playfulness.

A trick? Maybe, if you consider it so, but I’m having more FUN at work.

OOPS! I mean PLAY.

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Well, Tony, your fun seems to be hitting the nail on the head. Sure you’re not a carpenter? Always good marketing mindset homework, I mean “homeplay”.


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