Have you ever wondered how many business owners suffer from depression or anxiety?

The answer is, way too many.

Brad Feld, the famous investor. Rand Fishkin, founder of Moz. Tim Ferriss, the author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” and angel investor.

Entrepreneurs are much less likely to talk openly about their mental health – still, there’s a lot of evidence suggesting that, if anything, becoming successful makes you less happy, not more!

Running a successful business is a rollercoaster. It’s easy to get so tangled up in work, to-do lists, emails, planning, networking, damage control, and thousands of other obligations, that you lose track of other vitally important things that can make or break you (often literally)…

Rest. Having fun. Play.

These aren’t distractions. They aren’t frivolous. And they aren’t useless. In fact, play is probably the “missing ingredient” in achieving everything you’ve always wanted as an entrepreneur!

Do you want to be more creative, more innovative than your competitors? Play!

Do you want to make the most out of your productive time? Play!

Do you want to get unstuck and make faster progress on whatever project you’re working on?

You guessed it – play will help!

You might ask, “How exactly will it benefit me if I put my important work aside and play? I don’t have time to play!”

Gary Ware, today’s guest on the Get Genius podcast, will happily answer this question – and more!

Gary is the founder of BreakthroughPlay.com. His website helps professionals level-up their confidence, creativity, and happiness using – that’s right! – play.

Gary’s techniques are based heavily on what professional improvisers use to create amazing experiences with no script. And, with over 14 years of experience in Digital Marketing, Gary knows exactly how to make them work for entrepreneurs!

He has helped hundreds of companies and thousands of professionals just like you to make major breakthroughs in their life.

Is your business overdue for a breakthrough? Then let Gary show you how to use play to become a better entrepreneur – and achieve any goals you’ve set for yourself.

All you need to do is listen to this week’s episode – enjoy!

Here’s what you will learn:

Introducing Gary [00:30]

How Gary’s love of improv inspired him to start Breakthrough Play [02:48]

Overcoming the fear of speaking [05:50]

Incorporating play into companies [08:30]

NASA study on creativity, and its surprising findings [11:11]

The #1 reason people get stuck [12:25]

The effect of play on your well-being – and your business success [16:22]

Recess San Diego [21:35]

Corporate play shops [23:51]

Gary’s ebook about improv, and where to get it [29:30]

Gary’s events – check them out [34:00]

Resources from Gary:

Breakthrough Play

Recess San Diego

Free ebook

“Back To Nature” Event (use the code “Drawshop”)