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Warrior’s Way, LLC: Welcome to the Playground – Glenn Bott

We’re all players in this great Game of Life.  By taking a step back and viewing life as a Grand Adventure, you free yourself to have more fun and not take it all so seriously.

Many play the Game of Life with their focus on the accumulation of money.  While money is certainly necessary, I submit that it is not the only reward.  What good is money without health?  Without love?

I believe in a balanced life – with the accumulation of joy and well-being as the ultimate reward. 

Everything else is just a tool to help you experience more joy and happiness.  This takes us back to the age old question, “Do you live to work or work to live?”  I’m a believer in having fun, enjoying life, and creating new adventures in a lifelong way.


Here’s some tools to help you put some fun back in your life, claim your power, and expand your toolbox:

Express Love – You can’t give what you don’t have.  To express love you first have to be in a state of love.  Love yourself and everything in your life.  Then get out there and share this love with everyone else you meet.  You’ll be amazed at the support you receive along the way.  Let it ooze out of you.

Read – Learn more about your areas of interest.  Expand your vocabulary.  Obtain a new point of view.  All of these will help you grow as a person.  You don’t have to read a book or article word for word – skim it to pick your points of interest.

Respect Yourself – Realize that you count.  Your opinions and ways of doing things are valid.  Draw your boundaries!  Don’t automatically say YES to every request made of you.  Take a moment to think about the request, see how it feels to you, and then respond.  Add a BIG dose of self-respect to your toolbox.

Do Something Unfamiliar – Explore more.  Make a commitment to do something different at least once/week.  This could be eating a different food, taking a new way to work, watching a movie you wouldn’t normally watch, talking to someone you wouldn’t normally talk to, etc.  You’ll soon discover that your fear was just imaginary and more habit than anything else.

Hang Out with Positive People – This ties in with Respecting Yourself.  Toxic people are not your friends and aren’t supportive of your growth.  Establish a core group of positive friends that will support you in your growth and adventure.  Not only will you have more fun, you’ll feel a whole lot better.

Do Unusual Things – This is a subset of doing unfamiliar things.  I’m not talking about doing anything scary or dangerous, just a little different.  Try eating with your other hand.  Or use your non-dominant hand to control your computer mouse for a day.  Read words backward.  The importance of doing this is to teach yourself how adaptable and resilient you really are.  This opens up new neural pathways, and stops your internal dialogue because you’re totally in the NOW and not putting a label on the experience.

Find Your Passion – What is it you love to do?  What charges your battery and leaves you feeling fulfilled and joyous?  Choose a job/career/vocation that allows you to do this.  Maintain your focus on this and trust in the Universe to line you up with the necessary events/clients to support your endeavor.  When in doubt, just take the next step.

Stand Tall – Become a self-advocate.  By taking care of yourself first, you can then help others.  Make sure your wellbeing is a priority – don’t ever diminish yourself.  Speak your truth and know your ideas and opinions matter.  No one else on the planet has the same viewpoint, gifts, talents, love, and experiences that you do.  People that try to put you down are lashing out at you because of their own wounds.  You don’t have to take it.  You are your own magnificent person.

Sleep Well – Give yourself time to recharge.  Go to bed with a clean slate.  Give thanks for the day, what you accomplished, and the good people and events you had the privilege to be a part of.  Sleep is important to maintain your health, mental acuity, and connection with Spirit.

Have Fun – We’re in a playground – remember?  Enjoy what you’re doing – feel light-hearted and smile a lot.  Spread the love.  With a little practice you can look around you and see joy and goodness everywhere.  If you’re getting bored with the game you’ve created, take a breather.  Or create a new game.

It’s all up to you.


Glenn Bott

People House: a Center for Personal and Spiritual Growth