The Power of Having Fun (Audio)

How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done

Dave Crenshaw (Author)

Publication date: 09/19/2017

The Power of Having Fun (Audio)
The Power of Having Fun
How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done (and Feel Fantastic!)


Most of us put work first and leave fun for last. Fun is considered a diversion, a distraction, and, at best, an occasional reward. But speaker, consultant, and bestselling author Dave Crenshaw says we've got it all wrong. By making fun a top priority—working meaningful, enjoyable breaks into each day, week, month, and year—we will not only be happier but be more successful too!

Crenshaw guides the reader through a personal experiment to discover how regular respites from work and life improve productivity, job satisfaction, and happiness. Citing scientific evidence and case studies, he explains how these “oases” from the workday desert refresh and recharge us. And because fun is too important to be left to chance, Crenshaw provides a systematic approach to make having fun a vital part of your time management plan.

Using real-world examples, thought-provoking exercises, and a healthy dose of wit, Crenshaw details a five-stage process that has helped thousands of people find a variety of satisfying oases. These fun breaks are scheduled just as solidly as meetings and deadlines and last anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks. He shows how to use the process on the job and at home and even how to create a workplace culture that values the power of fun.

Fun and success are two sides of the same coin—you can't have one without the other. This is a book that has real power to change lives, make work more enjoyable and rewarding, and strengthen families and relationships. Let Dave Crenshaw
lower your stress, raise your results, and restore recess to your routine.

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The Power of Having Fun
How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done (and Feel Fantastic!)


Most of us put work first and leave fun for last. Fun is considered a diversion, a distraction, and, at best, an occasional reward. But speaker, consultant, and bestselling author Dave Crenshaw says we've got it all wrong. By making fun a top priority—working meaningful, enjoyable breaks into each day, week, month, and year—we will not only be happier but be more successful too!

Crenshaw guides the reader through a personal experiment to discover how regular respites from work and life improve productivity, job satisfaction, and happiness. Citing scientific evidence and case studies, he explains how these “oases” from the workday desert refresh and recharge us. And because fun is too important to be left to chance, Crenshaw provides a systematic approach to make having fun a vital part of your time management plan.

Using real-world examples, thought-provoking exercises, and a healthy dose of wit, Crenshaw details a five-stage process that has helped thousands of people find a variety of satisfying oases. These fun breaks are scheduled just as solidly as meetings and deadlines and last anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks. He shows how to use the process on the job and at home and even how to create a workplace culture that values the power of fun.

Fun and success are two sides of the same coin—you can't have one without the other. This is a book that has real power to change lives, make work more enjoyable and rewarding, and strengthen families and relationships. Let Dave Crenshaw
lower your stress, raise your results, and restore recess to your routine.

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Meet the Author


Visit Author Page - Dave Crenshaw

Dave Crenshaw is a happily married father of three who lives in the shadow of Utah’s Rocky Mountains. An admitted geek, he enjoys all things sci-fi  and superhero and has an Xbox gamer score of over 75,000. He enjoys watching sports, dabbles in archery, and embarrasses himself at golf.

In addition to having fun, Dave has written several business books and is a keynote speaker at events around the world. He continually develops new courses for LinkedIn Learning, where his videos have received millions of views. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, and the BBC News. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has helped build tens of thousands of productive leaders worldwide.

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Endorsements

“The simple wisdom in Dave's book might just change your life.”
—Seth Godin, author of What to Do When It's Your Turn

“Let's face it, the nine-to-five workday is a thing of the past. Dave really gets that the companies that will ultimately succeed are those that embrace the flexible workday and empower their employees.” 
—Brian Halligan, cofounder and CEO, HubSpot

“My name is Sean and I am a fun addict. If it's not fun, I'm not doing it. That's why I love this book. My buddy Dave teaches you why having fun can actually make you more productive. You need to have more fun—read this book to find out how.”
—Dr. Sean Stephenson, author of Get Off Your “But”

“Crenshaw provides a powerful system for making fun a vital part of your business strategy. Highly recommended.”
—Asher Raphael, Co-CEO and Partner, Power Home Remodeling

“A masterful guide to freedom of time and creation of true joy. This book keeps its promise to make you richer—financially, yes, but also to find wealth money can't buy: time with loved ones. Dave Crenshaw helped me achieve new levels of financial success, all the while cutting my workweek in half. I've never been happier. Business has never been better.”
—Jason Hewlett, CPAE Hall of Fame Speaker
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“Can you be more productive by having more fun? Dave Crenshaw's book made me a believer. His Oasis Breaks should be an essential part of your time management strategy.”
—Laura Stack, CPAE Hall of Fame Speaker and author of Doing the Right Things Right

“Dave Crenshaw's
The Power of Having Fun is a serious book for jump-starting your life's ambitions and your career goals. ‘Having fun' finally gets the attention it deserves as an important technology for successfully getting things done. So many people need this book!”
—“Famous Dave” Anderson, America's Rib King, founder of Famous Dave's and Jimmie's Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse

“Don't let the apparent lightness of this fun book about having fun deceive you. There is some serious science and old-fashioned good sense in this book/workbook. It's a call to disrupt our constant action with simple activities—oases in the desert—that rest and refresh us for not just greater productivity but greater happiness and satisfaction in our work and life.”
—Whitney Johnson, 2015 Thinkers 50 winner and critically acclaimed author of Disrupt Yourself

“The principles Dave teaches in this book have helped me be not only a more productive leader but a more grounded human being. Dave's influence in my life and career has been invaluable.”
—Catherine Hoke, founder and CEO, Defy Ventures

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