It was a blast to sit down and talk with one of my best friends, fellow entrepreneur and podcaster, Rob Murgatroyd. He’s changed my life in more ways than one, but I’m most grateful for him and our friendship because he taught me how to incorporate more play into my life. Because what fun is being successful if you can’t enjoy it, right?
Today Rob is sharing how he finds balance between work and play and why you’re doing yourself (and likely your business) a disservice by not finding it. He admits that it’s not always the easiest task, but if you focus on what you really want your life to look like and create the plans to go along with it, you’ll be well on your way.
It’s my hope that this episode encourages and inspires YOU to get out there and PLAY hard!
• What’s your favorite quote?
• What’s one of your superpowers?
• What’s one thing you’re afraid of?
• What’s one of your favorite accomplishments?
• How does giving continue to drive you?
• How do you balance your chiropractic business, podcast and travel?
• What is the first step for people to help them see there’s a light at the end of the tunnel?
• What do you find when you ask entrepreneurs about where they find their play and balance?
• How has tribe influenced your level of play?
• Why is it so imperative that we make time for play when we are so driven and successful?
• What’s another example of a hard-driving entrepreneur that you’ve had a major influence on to play more and how has it influenced their business?
• Who’s the perfect candidate for your new mastermind?
“You are so much more than your business.”
“Once you change your physical environment, you come back refreshed with new ways of thinking.”
“There’s nothing spiritual about a bread line.”
I have overcome my share of obstacles in order to architect the life of my dreams and uncover the key to lasting, meaningful success.
Growing up in Queens (literally on the wrong side of the tracks), my early years were tumultuous, marked by hardship and violence. With home being a less-than-idyllic place, I clung to work and education as my ticket out of the bedroom I shared with three brothers, and the low-income reality of the life my parents couldn’t seem to escape.
The minute I was old enough, I threw myself into any job I could get my hands on, from washing cars at filling stations to washing hair in salons. In hindsight, the high-end neighborhood across the tracks (home to the doctors and lawyers) likely played an unconscious role in my decision to attend school to be a chiropractor.
Post high school graduation, I moved to Atlanta to complete my training and never looked back. Over the next decade I built a successful chiropractic practice, welcomed my first child, experienced the heartbreak of a challenging divorce, found healing and redemption when I met and married my wife, and read a book that changed my life and uncovered for me the world of lifestyle-entrepreneurship.
That book was The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris. Having spent my entire life thus far in relentless hustle mode, I was ready for the PLAY HARD side of the hard work coin. My wife and I wanted to escape the grind and travel the world, so we did. In 2006 we launched our travel/lifestyle Blog ‘Jetset Life’ and my all or nothing tendencies showed up for the party.
Predictably, poppin’ bottles on yachts grew old and I became aware that once again my life was out of balance and I felt disconnected and unfulfilled. THIS was the pivotal moment I decided to apply myself to mastering the counter-balance between the science of achievement and the art of fulfillment.
From THIS, the Work Hard, Play Hard podcast is born.