One windy and rainy day last week, I found myself on the floor with my 3 year old daughter.
We were playing with some magnetic dress up dolls she got as a birthday gift.
I’m glad she likes them, but magnetic dress up is not in my top 10 favorite things to do on a rainy day…
I’m as effective at explaining board game rules to new players as I am at sticking my own elbow in my ear.
With the one or two games that I CAN explain well, I can only do so if the game is already set up. Explaining the game while setting it up is like walking and chewing gum at the same time. Danger Will Robinson… Danger.
In an effort to ease my own pain AND work on some PowerPoint skills, I have created the best guide you’ve ever seen to the game Puerto Rico. A “quickstart” of sorts for new players…
It’s not Christmas morning, but it feels like it.
My wife is in the kitchen… preparing.
I’m sitting at the foot of our bed with my daughter on my lap. When I went to sleep she was 2. Somehow, she turned 3 while I slept.
I’m stalling while candles are being placed in a birthday morning donut. I’m stalling in more ways than one…
If you want to save time while also connecting more with the world around you, you’re going to have to turn off your time machines.
You may not think you own such a contraption, but if you’re reading this blog, then you’re already traveling in time…
1. Recharge your Imagination
There are very few props in improv. Every thing you need is in your mind.
Part of learning improv is learning to use imagination to generate believable props, believable locations and believable situations out of thin air.
You can learn to do this, and it’s like letting your mind out of prison.
2. Reconnect with yourself
Improv is less about pretending or “acting” and more about being completely present and completely “you.”
Many of us spend a lot of time acting in our daily lives… suppressing who we really are to fit in.
Good improv is angry, sad, confused, jealous, ecstatic, annoyed, yearning.
3. Test out your dreams
Nothing is impossible in Improv…