I’ll admit, I had a bit of a hard time getting into this book. Maybe because it seemed more geared towards business minded folks, but the more I read, the more I began to see that it was for anyone, not just business people. In fact, the story that stood out to me most was that of a sweet grocery bagger who made each person’s visit a bit more special by including “Thought of the Day” slips in their bags.
The concept is that life itself is one big game, so why not play a game that is fun, exciting, and fulfilling? Of course, even though we might all want to live a life like that, we often get stuck in our comfort zones, or worse, we hold back out of fear.
Play Your Bigger Game teaches you how to play on life’s game board, which the author lays out in the book. Personally I loved the idea of approaching life like a game because it just felt a lot more fun than other ways to think of accomplishing goals and dreams. Usually these things are approached with such rigid terms and it can become more of a burden than a joy, which might be why a lot of people give up on their goals.
The book talks about natural “game players”, which we may all recognize some of these in our lives. These are the people that are always taking things to the next level, or approaching tasks in new and creative ways. If you are one of these people already, there will still be something to learn in the book. The way the book is written will help both natural big thinkers and those who want to think big. I love what the author says when describing the book:
The purpose of this book is to: Reveal the Bigger Game player you already are, help you find the Bigger Games that excite and challenge you to fully deploy all of your energy and gifts, teach you to consciously design the person you’re destined to become, allow you to feed the hunger in your soul, help you to make a major impact, and allow you to leave a lasting legacy.
Overall a great read, and something I will be re-reading parts of for years to come. Yes, the concept of the game really does take just a few mins to learn, but it is a game that will take a lifetime to master.
I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.