About the Author: Aaron McHugh

Aaron McHugh is a writer, blogger, podcaster, and career liberator. He is mastering the art of living a sustainable work-life balance that includes rhythms of play constantly woven in.circle1

OK, so that’s more of the formal “who’s Aaron McHugh”. This is more of a “coffee at the kitchen table” look into what really drives me. I believe we can live a lifestyle where the daily lines between Work Life Play are impossible to draw. I want the rhythms of my life to ebb and flow within this trifecta every day. My old life looked something more like this:

  • I worked from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • I played on Saturday mornings.
  • I spent time with my family and friends on the weekends.

I’m in process of undoing these old lines of demarcation. I’ve learned that a more gratifying joy-filled sustainable lifestyle is achieved by blurring the lines every single day. I am becoming an artist of a Work Life Play lifestyle.

In Work, I have covered the spectrum from ringing in the Opening Day trading bell at the London Stock Exchange to humble beginnings of selling office supplies door-to-door. My experience in sales and marketing, brand development, broadcast media, and technology startups prepared me to launch my own Work Life Play platform in 2010. I’m a graduate of Baylor University.

My Work Life Play Podcast features dynamic interviews and success stories with startup CEOs, entrepreneurs, endurance athletes, TED speakers, Adventurers, and New York Times best-selling authors.

In Life, my wife Leith and I are celebrating 22 years of marriage. We have three children and live in the Colorado Springs area. My family and marriage have survived the death of our daughter Hadley in 2011. Despite our losses, we are moving from surviving to thriving.

In Play, I love being an adventurer. I’m an Ironman triathlete, mountaineer, and learning to surf, sea kayak, and long board. In the Colorado winters, I get to snowboard with my daughter. I recently accomplished a Life List dream of mountain biking the entire five hundred-mile Colorado Trail from Durango to Denver.

You can follow my writings and adventures at aaronmchugh.com and connect with me on social media at @aarondmchugh.

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