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Stretch Goal: $25,000 for Land a Job You Love + Play It Away

We are so grateful for the outpouring of support for Play for a Living! Your generosity has enabled us to meet our initial goal of $10,000 to print and ship the first run of books... in the first two days! 

We hope you will continue to support this project, as we extend our efforts to help more people find joy in their work: we are setting a new goal of $25,000, which will help us give more great content to all backers. 

As soon as we hit our new goal, every backer will automatically receive two bonus gifts: the Land a Job You Love course ($195 value) and Play It Away Kindle edition ($10 value). 

For all creative people who believe in doing work you love...

Play for a Living is a beautiful coffee-table book with art and quotes to bring more fun and joy to your work.

 

In Play for a Living, you will find 75 of the most successful and influential people in history, from Plato to Steve Jobs, emphasizing the importance of remaining playful-- in your career, and in life.

In the 180 pages, you'll be greeted with spreads of original, custom portraits -- created by one of our 50 artists all over the world -- next to inspiring quotes about the importance of play.

Each quote comes from a successful innovator, creative, or idealist who changed the world with their work.

Rather than weighing you down with yet another word-heavy formula about how to be successful, this is the daily fuel for people who want to recharge their joy. 

 

 If you want a beautiful book that inspires you to remain playful throughout your career and life, this is it. 

 

 

After more than two years of collaborating with our global team of artists, we are thrilled to finally share this book with the world. 

 

 

PLAY FOR A LIVING COLORING BOOK (DIGITAL PDF) - Create your own masterpiece with your one-of-a-kind version of Play for a Living. These printable PDF's will only be given to Kickstarter backers.

THE ART COLLECTOR'S PACKAGE - Limited quantities. Backers who spring for this package will get one exclusive 16" x 16" fine art print of a Play for a Living portrait of their choice, to display proudly in the work space.

THE CREATIVE DEPARTMENT GIFT PACKAGE - Do you have creative employees you want to inspire to be more playful? Get a bundle of 15 copies of Play for a Living, and we'll include stickers with your company logo so that you can give a custom company gift.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE - Do you want to spend a weekend having a blast in Austin? This is the one for you. We'll custom-tailor the experience to your preferences, and you will be surprised and delighted by each activity.

KEYNOTE AND PLAY WORKSHOP - Charlie is happy to do keynotes, workshops, and presentations for your organization. We’ll provide your team with actionable takeaways and real-world examples that will foster playfulness in the workplace. 

This isn’t a book to be read once and forgotten. We wanted to create something meaningful that would inspire people to enjoy the process and have more fun.

We wanted a daily practice that reminded people: play is a state of mind. As adults, we forget what came so naturally when we were kids.

All of the subjects in our book were unfathomably influential in their work, earned millions (or billions) of dollars, and had a blast along the way.

So many of the people who changed the world, or put a dent in the universe, or made our lives better, did so because they found a better approach to their work. 

They chose to play for a living.

If they can do it, why can’t you? 

We’ve been working on this project for the past 2 years -- collecting material, collaborating with artists all over the world, producing the artwork, finding printers, warehouses, and everything in between.

Here's the good news:

The book is done! We just need your help bringing it to a wider audience.

We're getting a minimum number of orders on Kickstarter to lower our overall costs of high-quality printing, hardcover binding, shipping and distribution. The rest has been taken care of.

Risks and challenges

Risks are very low. The book is finished! We have a lot of experience in publishing, both physical and digital. We also have a great reliable printer here in the U.S. who will fulfill the orders.

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    THANK YOU!

    You receive a heartfelt thank you from the co-authors, and a coloring book PDF with 18 drawings featured in the book so you can print them out and color your own masterpieces. You'll also get "Behind the Scenes" updates on the book.

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    ALL THINGS DIGITAL

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    THE HARDCOVER + THE DIGITAL BUNDLE

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    THE ART COLLECTOR

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    THE CREATIVE DEPARTMENT

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    THE ART & BOOK COLLECTOR

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    MEET THE AUTHORS

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    AUSTIN ADVENTURE WEEKEND

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    You'll get a one-hour keynote and play workshop with TEDx speaker Charlie Hoehn at your organization. (Date to be agreed upon. If outside of the United States, travel and accommodations not included in cost). Additionally, you'll also get one hundred (100) hardcover copies of Play for a Living. We will brand the book to include a sticker of your organization's logo, to offer as a personal gift for your audience.

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