The Power of Having Fun
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Fun is the key to success!

If you want to be successful, having fun is
not an option. It's a necessity. By making fun a top priority—taking meaningful, enjoyable breaks each day, week, month, and year—you'll not only be happier but be more productive, too!

Using scientific evidence, real-world case studies, and a healthy dose of wit, bestselling author Dave Crenshaw shows that a regular respite is like a little oasis in your workday. It refreshes and reinvigorates, recharges your batteries—helping you accomplish more with less effort!

The Power of Having Fun coaches you through the five-step system thousands of leaders have utilized to boost productivity and propel their careers—all while feeling fantastic! Let Dave Crenshaw lower your stress, raise your results, and restore recess to your routine.


Dave Crenshaw is the founder of Invaluable Inc., a training corporation that has developed hundreds of thousands of productive leaders around the world. He is the author of three books, including the bestseller The Myth of Multitasking.


“The simple wisdom in Dave's book might just change your life.”
—Seth Godin, author of What to Do When It's Your Turn

“Let's face it, the nine-to-five workday is a thing of the past. Dave really gets that the companies that will ultimately succeed are those that embrace the flexible workday and empower their employees.” 
—Brian Halligan, cofounder and CEO, HubSpot

“My name is Sean and I am a fun addict. If it's not fun, I'm not doing it. That's why I love this book. My buddy Dave teaches you why having fun can actually make you more productive. You need to have more fun—read this book to find out how.”
—Dr. Sean Stephenson, author of Get Off Your “But”

“Crenshaw provides a powerful system for making fun a vital part of your business strategy. Highly recommended.”
—Asher Raphael, Co-CEO and Partner, Power Home Remodeling

“A masterful guide to freedom of time and creation of true joy. This book keeps its promise to make you richer—financially, yes, but also to find wealth money can't buy: time with loved ones. Dave Crenshaw helped me achieve new levels of financial success, all the while cutting my workweek in half. I've never been happier. Business has never been better.”
—Jason Hewlett, CPAE Hall of Fame Speaker

“Can you be more productive by having more fun? Dave Crenshaw's book made me a believer. His Oasis Breaks should be an essential part of your time management strategy.”
—Laura Stack, CPAE Hall of Fame Speaker and author of Doing the Right Things Right

“Dave Crenshaw's
The Power of Having Fun is a serious book for jump-starting your life's ambitions and your career goals. ‘Having fun' finally gets the attention it deserves as an important technology for successfully getting things done. So many people need this book!”
—“Famous Dave” Anderson, America's Rib King, founder of Famous Dave's and Jimmie's Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse

“Don't let the apparent lightness of this fun book about having fun deceive you. There is some serious science and old-fashioned good sense in this book/workbook. It's a call to disrupt our constant action with simple activities—oases in the desert—that rest and refresh us for not just greater productivity but greater happiness and satisfaction in our work and life.”
—Whitney Johnson, 2015 Thinkers 50 winner and critically acclaimed author of Disrupt Yourself

“The principles Dave teaches in this book have helped me be not only a more productive leader but a more grounded human being. Dave's influence in my life and career has been invaluable.”
—Catherine Hoke, founder and CEO, Defy Ventures