Perspective of play in business
By Brenden Rolston · 1 minute read
Like many of us, I grew up believing that winning equals success, product is more important than process, and that working hard at all costs meant a better future. Working to win was my obsession and I rarely took the time to savor the moment because I was already onto the next win…
I was anxious, stressed, tired and unhealthy (on all levels).
I knew something needed to change and that’s when I decided to reframe my focus from “winning” the game to playing the game.
I actively brought more play and creativity to how I approach my business.
Here’s 3 ways my life has changed;
- I’m fully enjoying the experience of the present moment, I have a sense of engagement, an enjoyable flow, and newfound pleasure in each step of the process.
- The perspective of play has enhanced my creativity, widened my lens outside the square so that I explore alternative approaches, and develop more innovative solutions.
- I’m more curious to experiment, and as a result I’m developing new skills, flexibility, and spontaneity.
With moving to a perspective of play, I’m feeling more resilient, resourced, available, and patient. This has seeded more presence and a sense of joy which transcends value to my employees and clients.