To be honest Seth Godin’s Freelancer Course is a little more involved than I realized it would be, however it is worth the time. I like something a bit meaty – which is a funny expression to use, as I don’t eat meat. Here’s the latest batch of questions and answers about my work:

What do people buy when they buy something from you?

Answer:  They buy an experience and a playful environment in which to grow their story and play work. They also have the opportunity to explore and grow themselves as connectors, change-makers and leaders. Our:

  • play can be used as a tool to help us create, change and lead.
  • story work can help us connect with more clarity, presence and understanding.

Leave out the easy, repetitive, generic stuff … what are you doing that’s difficult?

Answer:  It has sometimes been difficult to help others understand:

  • The value of play and story as tools – tools that are worth the time and investment because no one needs an app to access them, there is nothing to recharge – you simply have them in your back pocket and use them as you desire.
  • That leadership is a life-long personal process that can be a delight when approached with curiosity and wonder.

Play is a four-letter word that some feel is better left outside the door; after all they have work to do. However, there is a place for play in our busy modern lives. Play is a human need and there is so much more to it than meets the eye.

Story is a five-letter word that is tossed around as though we all know what it is about. There is so much more to our personal and professional stories than a beginning, middle and an end. The thing is, we are the creators of our stories, and whether or not we say a word, our stories – or what someone thinks are our stories – are being shared. I believe people have power – not stories.

If you wish to read the first set of the questions I answered, they can be found here.

In the meantime, have a playful day and enjoy the stories,

– Mary

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