My Strength is My Story with Dave Crenshaw, The Power of Having Fun
Dave Crenshaw, a practical man, shares his insight into bringing FUN back to life in his new book, The Power of Having Fun: How meaningful breaks help you get more done and feel fantastic!
Dave Crenshaw: A happily married husband of 16 years, a father of three adorable children. He’s an admitted geek, enjoying all things superheroes and xBox gamer. Dave is the Productive Leadership Mentor and the author of 4 four books including The Myth of Multitasking. His brand new book, The Power of Having Fun, sheds a light on something so basic, yet powerful.
“Fun is something that should be a top priority.” ~ Dave Crenshaw
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including productivity, family, schedules, gaming, and tea parties. The power of having fun!
- Leadership coaching
- LinkedIn Learning
- Shouldn’t we just have fun?
- The Afters
- The Myth of Multitasking
- Oasis (Refreshment)
- Think too big
- Bessie the cow
- What do you do for fun
- Restore recess?
- Work-Life Balance
- Culture of Wish
- Mindset of Hard Work
- Study of Mice and Dopamine
- Social Media and Oasis
- Survey of Children
- What can I do for fun?
- What age did you stop having recess?
- Culture of WIN
- Oasis (Self and Family)
- Father’s passing
- Break times
- The Bucket List
- Snapshot of the Day
- Date night (weekly)
- Child’s date night
- Men & Work
- Permission to play
- Work-Life Balance
- The 3-Legged Stool
- 35 Hour Work Week
“Somewhere along the line, someone stole recess from us.” ~ Dave Crenshaw
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“Spend strategic schedule time for a break.”
“Most people think too big!”
“Rediscover what you used to do for fun.”
“What matters most is what you define as meaningful.”
“There’s no separation, commute, or barrier between work and being at home.”
“The reality is, we are in control of our own happiness with work, whatever that work is.”
“A desert is an extended period of time of deprivation and/or chaos as defined by you.”
“The average age in which people begin to not like work is 35.”
“The Culture of Wish – all of this will be worth it someday hopefully.”
“You need to have little tidbits of fun.”
“Dopamine is the chemical that your body naturally creates.”
“You need to take these moments. It’s not a get to for good behavior. It’s not something you deserve. It’s something you require.”
“The Culture of Win – Worth It Now!”
“Every single day you should have an oasis.”
“I’m a big fan of hard work.”
“If you take those fun breaks, you will get it done more, and you’ll get it done faster. And that’s the paradox of the power of having fun.”
“This one act of just consistent time together radically changes marriages.”
“We will be more successful because we do it.”
“So many people feel guilty when they’re having fun.”
“There’s no reason to put it off.”
“When you have all three of those working together, that’s where you really begin to experience the power of the culture of win.”
“We are allowing it (technology) to constantly pepper us with interruptions, with information here, there, and everywhere.”
Where do you start?
“If you take the time to take it in and to enjoy it, and to acknowledge what’s happening; then you’re strengthening those neuropathways and it’s making your desire and your ability to achieve success even greater.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Connect with Dave Crenshaw; http://davecrenshaw.com
- BOOK: The Power of Having Fun
- Book Website: The Power of Having Fun
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Music by Mandisa – Overcomer
Cover Art by Jenny Hamson