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Play Hard-Have Fun

A Philosophy for Life.

Fun is universal. People love to smile, laugh, and giggle while they wear silly hats and sing karaoke. As an actor, college professor, and theatre director with more than thirty years of experience, author Phil Martin understands there’s another kind of fun that’s deeper, more rewarding, and ultimately more satisfying-a fun that comes from doing meaningful work well. Play Hard-Have Fun explores the deep feeling of joy experienced through the hard work put into pursuing a valued goal-not focusing on the outcome, but on the progress and process of understanding that true success comes from within. Through stories and personal anecdotes, Martin describes his two-step philosophy: Fun happens during a great performance and a great performance is the result of the effort dedicated to its preparation.