Book Review: “Screw Work, Let’s Play”

No, it’s not what you might think. I had my idea to have a month time out in Vegas before I started reading this book. 😉

And anyway, it’s not about actually stop working and start play in that sense…

Did you ever wonder, if you could have chosen a different route in your life career-wise? Do you sometimes catch yourself thinking “But I’d rather do something else right now!”?

This book helps you figure this out and structure your thinking as well as your actions towards what you really want to do.

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Personally I got a lot of satisfaction out of this book as I realized that I am already doing it!

My actual profession is Audio-visual Media Producer – I am a video producer. Things just didn’t work out and I was looking for a different route…Travelling to different countries trying different jobs, I finally discovered my love for poker and worked very hard for 2 years to end up working in the headquarters of the biggest poker company in the world.

I know I shouldn’t use the word “work” when it comes to what I have learned from this book, but to be honest, as much play as it was, it was a lot of hard work.

At the same time though – career aside – I play a lot with my different interests and talents. I make music when I can, I write blogs and work on books, I love travel, photography and all kinds of other things. Engaging in all these different loves of mine on a daily basis is my “play”. And if it’s about getting paid for it, there are always options and I know now what they are.

I recommend this book to all you people out there who want to do bigger and better and who won’t stop to fulfil their dreams and play until the get paid for it… 😉

Here are 2 thoughts from the book that I would like to share with you:

“Each experience builds on the last and it’s impossible to tell in advance where the next one will lead you. If you ignore whatever is your current itch, you won’t get to find out just what interesting places it might take you.” (page 39)

“Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live.” (page 72, quoting Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power Of Now)

Christin