Years ago, Gary Ware felt ashamed at his growing sense of unfulfillment in his career. He had everything he wanted in his career with key responsibilities and important influence as a director at a successful startup. He kept wondering: am I broken?
Gary’s world changed when a friend invited him to an improv class. He realized he could help others discover the awakening he experienced.
Today, Gary Ware is the founder of Breakthrough Play, where he helps professionals level-up their confidence, creativity, and happiness using play.
In this episode, we chat about:
- Why not everybody should take an improv class but everybody should play regularly\
- Identifying which of the 7 types of play personalities you are
- What his first improv class taught him about himself
- How we can play more in our adult lives like we used to as children
- The ways we’ve been conditioned to associate play as acceptable to partake in only after work is done
- How we can avoid play shaming
- Why you might benefit from having some Legos and a timer at your desk
- The importance of designing an environment that invites play