We are giving away one copy of What Game Are You Playing
There are two ways to enter the giveaway:
- Share what game you are playing or how you get gutsy, then tag me @thatorganicmom and the author on any social media @Robin Moriarty or @GutsyRobin or @RobinMoriartyGutsy and use the #getgutsy or #whatgameareyouplaying hashtag.
- Take Robin's quiz that I mentioned here and comment below that you took the quiz – feel free to share your score, but you don't have to.
What game are you playing?
I was hooked when I read the story you shared about your coworker saying that he wasn't winning. Your response caught my attention. When did you figure out that you were playing the “Spending the most amount of time in the coolest places” game?
The older I get, the more I want to focus on the things that are important to me and what I am on the earth to do. You talk about this in your book, why do you think it's so important to play the game that is right for YOU as an individual?
Say you meet someone who has been floating through life, not necessarily choosing a path, just going wherever life takes them, potholes and all, but feel unsatisfied with the way things are going. How would you encourage them to start achieving what matters most?
I loved the way your friend stayed motivated while playing the “experience it all” game by sending her packages to her office. I did something similar when I used to have a long commute – I paired my driving time with learning Mandarin Chinese – a language I love. Studying made the commute less tiresome for me, but that wouldn't work for everyone. How do we figure out what game we are playing?
You suggest throwing out the “timeline” – my therapist calls this measuring your life with someone else yardstick. I agree this is difficult to do, especially when paired with “focus on what brings you joy” – what's your advice to someone who might be playing the “I can barely pay my bills” game who doesn't have time to focus on the things that bring them joy. Or the person who was not born into a privileged position in life? How can someone like that achieve what matters most when they're just trying to survive?
In your epilogue, you likened other people's expectations to putting on layers and layers of clothing. How close are you to your goal of wearing just flip-flops and a sundress, wandering down a beach carefree?
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