• Kevin Carroll
  • Kevin Carroll - The Power Of Play

    The 26th episode of the Psychology Podcast with Daniel Karim features Kevin Carroll – serial author, instigator of inspiration, and creative catalyst.

    “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.”

    Paulo Coelho

    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 yeard 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 due to 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 it 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 when it comes to the psychology of play.

    What is this episode about?

    • Kevin Carroll’s journey of becoming
    • How to become a high performer
    • How to use play in order to change the world
    • What Kevin Carroll learned from working with people such as Oprah, Bishop Tutu, or Kobe Bryant
    • The importance of recovery and leisure
    • Kevin Carroll’s friendship with Paolo Coelho
    • How to collaborate with the smartest people in the world
    • How to stop being an overworking grumpy idiot.
    • The dangers of workaholism
    • The importance of rituals


    About the guest

    Kevin Carroll
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    Kevin Carroll

    Kevin is an author + instigator of inspiration + creative catalyst. Kevin brings a playful curiosity, a keen understanding of human nature and a lifelong love of competition to all of his endeavors. Kevin is the author of four highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press, McGraw-Hill and A Kids Book About. Kevin has helped turn creative ideas into reality for organizations such as Nike, Starbucks, adidas, Walt Disney, Target, Proctor & Gamble, Columbia Sportswear, Mattel, the National Basketball Association and many others. Kevin was named by SUCCESS magazine as one of 19 “SEERS – changing the world!” Kevin believes that play is serious business!

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