Play Your Bigger Game: 9 Minutes to Learn, a Lifetime to Live

Play Your Bigger Game: 9 Minutes to Learn, a Lifetime to Live

by Rick Tamlyn


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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401942946
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rick Tamlyn is a sought-after self-empowerment expert who works internationally as an experiential keynote speaker, coactive trainer, and facilitator. Using his own unique brand of wisdom, wit, and humor, Rick’s presentations and workshops are interactive, dynamic, and entertaining. He has delivered over 500 conference keynotes, Bigger Game and Meet-Point-Dance workshops, and Co-Active Coaching and Leadership programs to individuals, teams, and Fortune 100 organizations around the globe. He has inspired and challenged thousands to achieve their personal and professional goals and up their game in service of a more fulfilling and sustainable world. Rick co-created and developed The Bigger Game, a tool that inspires executives, leaders, and everyday people to get out of their comfort zones and invent the life they want. He has also trained and certified leaders from seven different countries to deliver the program. He has been featured in two cover stories, in the Los Angeles Times and Motto magazine, and has also been a guest on Leeza Gibbons’s syndicated radio program. Rick has appeared on CNN’s business program Entrepreneurs Only, KABC’s morning news show, and PBS’s Life & Times. Rick is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC); a Master Certified Coach (MCC), as designated by the International Coach Federation (ICF); and a senior trainer for The Coaches Training Institute, a world-renowned coach-training and leadership-development organization. He has a B.A. in communications from Hope College in Michigan and an M.F.A. from the University of Connecticut. Website:

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Play Your Bigger Came? xiii

Part I Name Your Game

Chapter 1 How The Bigger Game Found Me 3

Chapter 2 The Bigger Game Is Good Business 19

Chapter 3 On the Board and in the Game 35

Part II Get in the Game

Chapter 4 Hungering for Something More 47

Chapter 5 Compelled by a Purpose 63

Chapter 6 Comfort Zones for Better and for Worse 73

Chapter 7 Take a Big Gulp 83

Chapter 8 The Best Investment You'll Ever Make 95

Chapter 9 Allies Add Up to a Bigger Game 109

Chapter 10 Sustaining Your Game and Yourself 131

Chapter 11 Assessing Your Game on the Go 147

Chapter 12 Bold Action Puts Your Game in Play 157

Afterword: Your Game May Find You 173

Join The Bigger Came Movement 193

Acknowledgments 195

About the Author 197

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