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In this interview, we explore how so many of us have been conditioned to play after we work, purposeful play activities, cliffhangers, and the hustle culture.
The productive power of play (1:54)
The different forms of play (5:46)
Some distracting play ‘traps’ (13:04)
The infinite versus the finite mindset (24:11)
Practical applications of play you can do today (29:52)
"Play is an advantage."
https://productivityist.com/podcast-adhd-kirsten-milliken/ (Episode 90: Productivity & Play with Dr. Kirsten Milliken)
https://www.amazon.com/Playdhd-Permission-Prescription-Adults-ADHD/dp/0997004509/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1456003135&sr=8-1&keywords=PlayDHD (‘Playdhd’ by Dr. Kirsten Milliken)
‘https://www.amazon.com/Finite-Infinite-Games-James-Carse/dp/1476731713/ (Finite and Infinite Games’ by James Carse)
https://www.amazon.com/Infinite-Game-Simon-Sinek/dp/0241385636/r (‘The Infinite Game’ by Simon Sinek)
https://www.amazon.com/Unmistakable-Only-Better-Than-Best-ebook/dp/B016JPTK9G/ (‘Unmistakable’ by Sriniva Rao)
https://www.amazon.com/SuperBetter-Living-Gamefully-Jane-McGonigal/dp/0143109774/ (‘SuperBetter’ by Jane McGonigal)
https://productivityist.com/thebigready/ (The BIG Ready)
https://worlddominationsummit.com/ (World Domination Summit)
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