Play Your Bigger Game
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More than just a book, Play Your Bigger Game is a concept that will take you only nine minutes to understand but a lifetime to play. It was designed from the premise that life itself is one big game. And, if it is, then why not play one that excites, fulfills, and challenges you to develop and express your talents completely? By the way, there's nothing wrong with wanting that. It's a natural...See more
More than just a book, Play Your Bigger Game is a concept that will take you only nine minutes to understand but a lifetime to play. It was designed from the premise that life itself is one big game. And, if it is, then why not play one that excites, fulfills, and challenges you to develop and express your talents completely? By the way, there's nothing wrong with wanting that. It's a natural expression of who we are, and since each of us is blessed with talents, we're naturally hungry to develop and put them to use. Too often we suppress that desire for full engagement and self-expression because we think it's the grown-up thing to do. We consciously turn down our hunger dials, because we're afraid of expecting too much from life. We also think: If I settle for less, I won't be disappointed.
Play Your Bigger Game was created to counteract that self-limiting, fear-based approach to life. It's also designed to keep you forever in play, meaning that you'll never be stuck again, since you'll always have the game board to guide your next move. Michelangelo said, "The great danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short but in setting our aim too low and hitting the mark." This book is not just about making a living; it's about making an impact. Curiously enough, I find that once players begin to make a positive impact, their incomes often rise, too. Still, if you're interested in simply making a living and just surviving in life, I'm afraid that this book is not for you. If you want to make an impact in the world and thrive in your life while earning a very good living, please read on. 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.
Praise for Play Your Bigger Game
"This remarkable new book, Play Your Bigger Game, is a powerful and brilliant piece of work that will inspire you to live and work in a way that is dynamic and fulfilling. If you are interested in making a difference with your life, if you are committed to living a life of meaning, if you are longing to live your life to the absolute fullest, Play Your Bigger Game is a must read. I have been deeply touched by the work of Rick Tamlyn. He is absolute magic. His message is breathing new life into people and organizations all around the world. Buy this book, read it and thrive, and share it with everyone everywhere!"
Lynne Twist - author of The Soul of Money, and Co-Founder of The Pachamama Alliance
"In this accessible and delightful book, author Rick Tamlyn teaches us that making a difference can be simple, playful and fun. Tamlyn stimulates, entices, and inspires the Bigger Game player in each of us. Play Your Bigger Game is written for that place in each of us that hungers to contribute."
Karen Kimsey-House - CEO and Co-Founder, The Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA
"The Bigger Game is an elegant and effective way to take ideas, dreams, and intangible goals and make them come alive and flourish with purpose. Rick Tamlyn is on to something extraordinary."
Sean Magennis - Chief Operating Officer, YPO-WPO, Irving, TX
"We were fortunate to have Rick present the Bigger Game to our internal team. He was able to shift our mindset regarding how we work together, recognize that we must play our game every day, and challenged us to see how our game would impact the organization. We still receive comments on how Rick's message strongly resonated with our leaders on a professional and personal level. During these difficult economic times, it is imperative that each person is able to maximize their effort in order to make the greatest impact, and that all starts with understanding how to Play Your Bigger Game."
Kevin Mukherjee - Leadership Development Consultant, National Non-Profit Organization
"Stepping onto the Bigger Game Board wakes you up - no kidding! The clarity, opportunities, hard truth and soul-inspired passion that can be revealed offers you a choice - to be a player in creating a meaningful, wealthy life of purpose, or to live with the gnawing tension knowing that all of this is just one bold move away."
Carlo Bos - Founder, Bos & Company, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
"The Bigger Game model continues to percolate in our church leadership and congregational life. It has given us a context, language, and process to use as our church continues to be a dynamic presence, resource, and catalyst in our community and in our world. Rick's model fits seamlessly into our church's traditions and supports our belief that our Creator God is still at work and play for good in our lives. I recommend this book to all houses of worship."
The Rev. Keith W. Tamlyn - Senior Pastor, New Hackensack Reformed Church, Wappingers Falls, New York
"I have witnessed over and over again many leaders and managers of major Japanese companies become awakened to their deeper purposes of work through experiencing the Bigger Game. The Bigger Game is an eye-opening experience that impacts peoples lives worldwide."
Eisaku Tsumura, Ph.D., - Bigger Game Trainer for Leadership and Organizational Development, Tokyo, Japan
"Time and time again the Bigger Game Board had my team innovating its way to success. Whenever we got stuck with our clients we just asked 'so where are we on the Bigger Game Board?' Instantly someone in the team would have an 'aha!' moment and we were off and running again. The Bigger Game is a great team builder and team activator for any corporate team."
Alan Roe - Client Executive, Public Sector Sales, IBM Australia and New Zealand
"Play Your Bigger Game is about connecting dots from the past to the present and to the future. The Bigger Game takes you from an ‘it's about me' perspective to ‘it's about us' perspective and empowers each of us to live a Bigger Game life and create shared value."
Hyunsook Kim - Bigger Game Trainer and representative, Seoul, South Korea
"I watched the impact of a Bigger Game workshop launch an IBM sales team from last to first in the organization. And it was so much more than just sales volume. Their game was to bring success to their customers. I was their internal sales consultant and watched the team create innovative customer solutions and develop their employees to be their best. The more the leaders played their game, the more successful they became! Customers were delighted and employee satisfaction was high. They became the team everyone wanted to be on. And even as the core Bigger Game team members were offered new opportunities, they left as Players - committed to spreading the Bigger Game. The Bigger Game was life and career changing."
Sara Smith - IBM Sales Transformation Manager, Fort Worth, TX
"I passionately embarked on my Bigger Game journey when first introduced to its technology. I was so inspired that I fervently spread the Bigger Game concepts to colleagues, executives and teams, enabling me to witness others birth new possibilities when they united on common Bigger Games. If your soul is stirring for purpose, adventure, and/or transformation, choose Play Your Bigger Game as your trustworthy escort."
Susan Valdiserri - President, Leaders of Purpose, Inc., Chicago, IL
"The Bigger Game Model offers a powerful roadmap to fulfillment. It can be used in so many ways-- to discover where you are, or to nudge you into that next bold step in pursuit of your dreams. Because it is authentic, it is universally applicable."
Leza Danly - Founder, Lucid Living, Novato, CA