“When I met Kevin, I saw a man who manages to preserve the wisdom of his inner child. This human ‘Katalyst’ is able to bring out of reality its magic and out of people its joy.”
When I read the quote above on Kevin Carroll's website in 2020 I knew that I had to have the human 'Katalyst' on my show in order to ask him face to face what I can do in order to reconnect with the child within me once more.
During the time where I reached out to Kevin, I was working 100+ hours a week and I realized more and more that my bad Elon Musk lifestyle impersonation wasn't making my life better - quite the contrary was the case.
Instead of looking like a life champ, I started to look like a 70-year professor who couldn't speak or think about anything else that wasn't related to his work.
Even though my bank account and my library grew by the day - I realized that I had accidentally killed the kid within me in order to make room for the man that I felt I needed to be.
After losing a meaningful relationship with my workaholism, I woke up to the reality that too much of a "virtue" is actually a vice.
I was priding myself on my extreme endurance, nobility of character, and diligence - but underneath all of it was an addiction.
And addiction - no matter what the drug of choice is, is never a good thing - even if the drug is work.
While studying the many Ted Talks that Kevin Carroll gave - I realized that his material could not only help me to revive and integrate my inner child again - but also all my readers who were in danger of making the same mistakes that I made.
I'm honored to introduce you to Kevin Carroll - who in my mind, is the world-leading expert in the psychology of play.