Make Time For Play

JasonSheddGirls“Get your work done in 35 hours each week, and use the other 5 for play.”

That’s the quote I heard recently at a conference. Now, I recognize that 40-hour-work-weeks may not be a reality for most of us, but I’ll assume you’re fully capable of scaling the principle to fit your reality.

It reminds me of the old Google policy about “20% Time” in which Google employees were encouraged to take time each week to dream and create and innovate. And at least a couple of nuggets were developed during that time…you know…like Gmail and AdSense. Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Job Be Your Only Creative Outlet

IMG_3388I was at a conference 2 weeks ago, put on by Worship Foundations. It was a gathering in San Diego of 70 or so worship pastors from around the country, and it was just awesome. While we had some great teaching and worship time together, the most impactful quote for me came during a debrief time in which they interviewed a few different guys and girlsĀ about what they’ve been through recently on their journey.

My edited version of what one guy said was:

“Don’t let your job be your only creative outlet.” Continue reading