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If you need a little more fun, flow, and fulfillment in your life, we transform the burned-out and bored quantity-seekers into energized and engaged playful humans with a higher quality of life. Rediscover the power of play, find out who is playing for a living, and learn how they pull it off to have the most fun possible at work and at home. Join the club at PlayfulHumans.com!Adulting is hard, and it’s easy to lose your way. But, you can beat burnout and avoid the mid-life crisis. Your imagination, creativity, humor, spontaneity, sociability, and sense of playfulness are still there! They just need to be found and awakened.Each week, Mike Montague interviews a professional who is living the life of their dreams and getting paid to play! Get ideas, information, and instigation to be a more playful human!

Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living Mike Montague

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

If you need a little more fun, flow, and fulfillment in your life, we transform the burned-out and bored quantity-seekers into energized and engaged playful humans with a higher quality of life. Rediscover the power of play, find out who is playing for a living, and learn how they pull it off to have the most fun possible at work and at home. Join the club at PlayfulHumans.com!Adulting is hard, and it’s easy to lose your way. But, you can beat burnout and avoid the mid-life crisis. Your imagination, creativity, humor, spontaneity, sociability, and sense of playfulness are still there! They just need to be found and awakened.Each week, Mike Montague interviews a professional who is living the life of their dreams and getting paid to play! Get ideas, information, and instigation to be a more playful human!

    Dominick Domasky - Book Publisher & Storyteller

    Dominick Domasky - Book Publisher & Storyteller

    Dominick Domasky is an inspirational author, YouTube host, sales expert, and the founder of the inspiration-sharing and publishing platform Motivation Champs. Dominick is the author of five inspirational books, including The Journey of a Grunt and Don’t Double Bread the Fish, and creator and co-author of the hit books The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood and Go Ask Your Dad.  Recently, he released the hard-hitting eBook How to Write a Book in 2020, and immediately it became a Bestseller on Amazon. Dominick’s greatest accomplishments are his two children, and he aspires to be the best husband and father he can be.

    He runs a publishing company that tells the inspirational and motivational stories of its authors.
    Find Dominick Domasky at: https://www.motivationchamps.com/

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    • 29 min
    Chase Coffman - Former NFL Tight End & Financial Advisor

    Chase Coffman - Former NFL Tight End & Financial Advisor

    Chase Coffman is a former NFL football tight end. He played college football for the University of Missouri, earned consensus All-American honors, and was recognized as the best college tight end in the country. He was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. For eight years, he was able to live his dream of playing football in the NFL. Playing professionally required a level of dedication and perseverance that he sometimes wondered if he was capable of, but for Chase quitting was never an option.

    With pro-football success, comes money, and he learned some valuable lessons, both good and bad, of how important it is to have good, smart people in your corner. Now that his football chapter is closed, he is dedicated to helping athletes and other leaders excel in their financial planning stories at BMG Advisors.

    Find Chase Coffman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chasecoffman/ or contact BMG Advisors at: https://www.bmgadvisors.com/

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    • 37 min
    Shanti Hershenson - 14-Year-Old Sci-Fi Author

    Shanti Hershenson - 14-Year-Old Sci-Fi Author

    Shanti Hershenson’s first two novellas were published when she was in the sixth grade! Ever since she could hold a pencil, marker, or crayon, she was creating stories. They started from pictures, mere scribbles, and eventually, turned into captivating science fiction tales. Besides writing, she enjoys skateboarding, Beyblading, free-running, falconry, and of course, reading. She also writes in a variety of other genres, including Fantasy, and Historical Fiction. She has published 8 books before her 15th birthday!
    She also advocates for anti-bullying, and you may find her at open mic nights, performing her spoken word poem Needles & Thorns, which is about the struggle of bullying in middle schools. 
    Find Shanti and her books at: https://www.shantihershenson.com/

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    • 28 min
    Lisa Thompson and Libby Rapin - BluWave Wellbeing

    Lisa Thompson and Libby Rapin - BluWave Wellbeing

    While on their own healing journeys, Libby and Lisa noticed one major thing missing from both of their lives… PLAY. Play at work, and in their personal lives. They had literally forgotten how to play and how to embody a playful mindset, so their journey ended up turning into an adventure of how to bring play into their everyday lives. Their lives quickly transformed because they began to view life in a new way, and were healing as they began to more playfully nourish their souls.

    Find them at https://www.bluwavewellbeing.com/ or subscribe to their channel on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJiTvSdv3XxsKzqlxC9dxDw

    Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube: https://podfollow.com/playfulhumans/
    Theme Music: Chasing the Sunshine by Pink Zebra - Licenced at Envato Elements
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    • 35 min
    Nick Morrison - Guitarist, YouTuber, & Instructor

    Nick Morrison - Guitarist, YouTuber, & Instructor

    Nick Morrison is a Amazon #1 Best selling author, professional musician, composer, teacher, narrator/voice actor, YouTube creator, actor and music/media consultant from Calgary Alberta. He has toured throughout the United States, Canada and Japan as a guitarist, worked as a session musician, and writer/composer for Warner Bros, Universal Studios, Sony, MTV, ABC, NBC, HGTV, HBO among others.

    Find him and subscribe to his channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/samuraifingers
    Get your FREE Copy of "Essential Chords and Scales for Guitar" here: https://bit.ly/2S3VKnL
    For more lesson content, downloads, videos etc visit: https://guitardojo.ca

    Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube: https://podfollow.com/playfulhumans/
    Theme Music: Chasing the Sunshine by Pink Zebra - Licenced at Envato Elements
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    • 30 min
    Jade Simmons - Speaker & Concert Pianist

    Jade Simmons - Speaker & Concert Pianist

    Whether it’s a mind-blowing mainstage keynote that leaves audiences awakened to purpose, or a riveting concert adventure that goes from Rachmaninoff to Rap, a Jade Simmons experience is unforgettable in the least and life-altering at best. The inimitable world-class concert pianist and powerhouse activational speaker is CEO of Jade Media Global, a former runner-up in the Miss America pageant, and former Presidential candidate in 2020!

    Find her at https://jadesimmons.com/

    In this episode, you'll hear:
    Joke of the WeekHow our guest plays for a living and helps others do the sameHow to have the most fun in your life and workIf our guest can win the Wheel of Weird in a faceoff with MikeDon't forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube: https://podfollow.com/playfulhumans/
    Theme Music: Chasing the Sunshine by Pink Zebra - Licenced at Envato Elements
    Support the show (https://paypal.me/mikedmontague)

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Choreographer2016 ,

So much fun!

Mike and his guests are awesome! It’s a good reminder in many different ways to have FUN.

Spfld Guy ,

Awesome!

This is fun and motivational! Must listen!

The Corporate Action Hero ,

Really fun and insightful podcast!!

I had such a great time as a guest on the Playful Humans podcast! We laughed and shared some great insight on how to live a more playful life. A must listen!

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