Playing the Entrepreneur

As someone who has spent over 30 success-filled years in corporate America, my first year as an entrepreneur has been full of surprises.

Farmington Bike Trail

One thing I ALWAYS did in corporate was to take all 6 weeks of vacation time to rejuvenate and have fun.  Now, as an entrepreneur, I find myself working from mid-morning well into most evenings and hardly have time for a bathroom break.

Since I’m a take-charge and create your reality kind of person, I decided to deliberately design and create more “playtime” into my life.   This means there’s much needed (and desired) spontaneous time-off built into the schedule.  As the “boss,” I’m in charge of what I would like to create and experience.  As far as life balance is concerned – I’d prefer to see the scales tip towards having it all and enjoying life fully.

On the Bike Trail

In celebration of freedom and adventure, I’ve posted recent pictures from my fun day biking, having lunch at Wood-n-Tap in Farmington (be sure to get there early, the patio tables overlooking Kettle Lake fill up quickly) and I even hit golf balls (first time ever) at a local driving range.

If you’re familiar with central CT you may recognize these spots. We have fabulous rails to trails bike paths in the state.  It was such a fun experience that I’ve added something new to my heart’s desire list . . . ride at least four new CT bike paths each year.

As a side note, during my “playtime” three ideas popped-in and they’ve already been implemented into the Leap Without Limits business.  Woo hoo, just love that!!

The Top 3 things I’ve learned this year as an entrepreneur . . .

Patio Seating at Wood-n-Tap

  1. New easy to implement ideas flow quickly when I’m relaxed.
  2. There’s an exponential increase of magic and miracles on the days that I “lighten-up” and have fun. In fact, the effect lasts for several days. ( It’s a great way to add grace and organically ease-up the workload.)
  3. It’s important to get outside the office, interact with others – all work and no play limits my spark-le factor.

I’d love to hear what you do to create magic and miracles in your life . . .


MaryAnn D’Ambrosio’s passion is to work with individuals and groups who are ready to “leap” and experience a more vibrant on-purpose life.  MaryAnn teaches heart-based entrepreneurs and professionals how to access the language of creation by tuning into inner wisdom and lining up the energy to create their heart’s desire.  If you’ve been merely surviving instead of thriving be sure to pick-up your F*R*E*E Overcome Overwhelm Toolkit at: