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Work Life Play with Aaron McHugh Aaron McHugh

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 67 Ratings

Get the real stories of how entrepreneurs, artists, heretics, authors, liberators, athletes, and innovators pursue their ideas and aspirations.

From TED speakers, national broadcasters, New York Times best selling authors to Ultra-marathon runners and start-up CEO’s you’re guaranteed to be encouraged to swing for the fence in your own pursuits.

Accept my invitation to:
Do your best work
Live the life you want to live
Play a lot more

    The Training Lab of Life with Flamenco Dancer Ana Lucia Jardim # 203

    The Training Lab of Life with Flamenco Dancer Ana Lucia Jardim # 203

    In today's episode, I want you to meet my friend and Flamenco dancer Ana Lucia Jardim. I want to share with you a tiny moment when she and her trio shared the beautiful art of Flamenco with a room full of work colleagues in San Francisco. I knew this was a moment to savor, so I pulled out my phone, recorded the audio of their music, singing and dancing, and a year later, reflected together, and here's what she shared.
    Special thanks and acknowledgement to singer, Roberto Zamora http://robertozamora.com/index.html and David McLean https://www.davidmclean.net/ Flamenco Guitarist and Composer, Todd Anderson our producer and Ana Lucia Jardim our wise guide.
    I'm signing-off here for this year to resume again in early 2021. To all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday.
    Keep going. You can do this.
    Aaron

    • 7 min
    Two Decades of Showing Up Everyday with Hollywood Writer, Producer and Director Scott Teems #202

    Two Decades of Showing Up Everyday with Hollywood Writer, Producer and Director Scott Teems #202

    In the last person standing town, Scott Teems makes his home in Los Angeles, with a passion for telling stories through film. As a Hollywood and television writer and director, Scott Teems shares with us today on Work Life Play, the importance of showing up every day and why you need someone in your corner who believes in you.We talk about his life as a Hollywood and television writer and director, why most people quit sooner (and don’t go the distance), the supporting people, namely his wife TJ, and properly calibrated expectations to pursue big dreams.
    Scott brings us in close to educating us about how a film comes together from casting, location scouting, screenwriting, editing, and securing funding for a movie.

    Watch for Scott Teem’s upcoming Big screen studio works Halloween Kills (sequel to Halloween releasing the Fall of 2021. He wrote Firestarter, Stephen King adaptation, starring Zac Efron which begins shooting in 2021 releasing in 2022. 

    Also check out THE QUARRY, You can watch the trailer here and read a review here. (Amazon, Apple TV, AT&T, Dish, DIRECTV, Google Play, Microsoft, etc.).

    THAT EVENING SUN, available to rent the film on Vimeo.

    Scott's documentary, HOLBROOK/TWAIN, is available on Amazon, Apple/iTunes, VUDU, or Google Play! Holbrook/Twain backstory and Collectors edition DVD set here.

    • 41 min
    Audacious & Without Apology with Podcaster and Cancer Rebel Matthew Zachary #201

    Audacious & Without Apology with Podcaster and Cancer Rebel Matthew Zachary #201

    Matthew Zachary is my guest today for the audacious role he plays in the fight against cancer. Personally, this topic is significant to me. For most of the past two years, I’ve invested my client work energy supporting a major pharmaceutical organization as they re-imagine, re-engineer their approach to cure cancer and extend the lives of patients. Matthew’s founded Stupid Cancer, a brain cancer survivor himself, Newsweek calls him a Cancer Rebel, Deepak Chopra says he’s a Peace healer. Now his podcast, Out of Patients-sorting out the BS in healthcare through raw conversations about patient advocacy. I dedicate this episode to Peb and Bill, my friends. May you keep going further.

    • 32 min
    Tiny Moments-Big Ideas: Your Life Doesn't Need To Go On Hold #200

    Tiny Moments-Big Ideas: Your Life Doesn't Need To Go On Hold #200

    Years ago, I believed that my "real life" went on pause when my responsibilities took over. For instance, when I traveled for work, my "life" was paused while I fulfilled my work duty. This limiting mindset, the lenses through which I interpreted my life, informed my narrow experience of my life. Everything was in a container. Open this container when I "Work," this container when I "Play." This old mindset prevailed when traveling for work; I believed that I was away from my "real life," The trip was a necessary interruption, but inconveniently pausing my experience of living my life.
    I now believe that I choose to live my life regardless of where I find myself in context and geography. It is all one beautifully integrated creation of my Work Life Play.
    In today's episode, another from the archives a few years back, I started running small experiments, fully living my life as I desired wherever I found myself, despite the context and limitations. The big unlock was that my life no longer needed to go on hold.

    • 7 min
    Tiny Moments Big Ideas: What Are You Afraid To Try? #199

    Tiny Moments Big Ideas: What Are You Afraid To Try? #199

    In this Tiny Moment, Big Idea I ask the question "What are you afraid to try?" I recorded this episode five years ago immediately after we sold everything we owned and rebooted our lives. Many people said, "I wish I could do that." Which begs the question, "what are you afraid to try or do?" Maybe that informs what you might need to consider?

    Keep going, 
    Aaron

    • 7 min
    Higher Power Nudges with Holden McHugh #198

    Higher Power Nudges with Holden McHugh #198

    My interview today is with my son Holden. Sober five years. Wise. Gracious, and he’s teaching me a lot about the power of building an everyday muscle. He talks about how he makes decisions waiting for nudges from “Higher Power” and his brave beginnings of sobriety.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Aaron, host of the Work Life Play podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Aaron does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

youniversalife ,

Life Giving

Aaron has created an excellent show that shines a light on many life-giving topics. He recognizes the importance of play and puts it into perspective. His content is inspiring and makes you wonder about your true capabilities. I'm glad I discovered his material. Keep going Aaron!

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