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May
9
What Batman Taught Me About Business

Creativity. Fun. Laughter.

All are easy to lose in the day-to-day busy-ness of our lives, particularly when we are entrepreneurs juggling our business and family obligations.

Rarely do we take time to slow down, breathe, and take a moment to explore something a little different; something that might make us smile, giggle, or actually snort.

Over spring break, my youngest daughter invited me to join her for some imaginative play. She passed me an action figures and invited me to “play.” I was so out of my league (pun intended!).

My mind was racing. How does one “play” with the action figures? How does one weave the stories to make the characters come to life?

My daughter is a master at imaginative play. So I let my mind take flight; I was silly; and it made her giggle. Batman and Spiderman were at odds with each other; Thor was bonking people on the head for being too soft; Captain America was ranting about politics; and Iron Man was being silly, not smart.

I simply stepped into being foolish, saying crazy things, and giggling along with her. It was the best 30 minutes of my week. I was relaxed. I was giggling with my little girl. I was truly connecting with her. And I had fun.

Being silly with my daughter changed the spirit of the day. My brief interlude of play swept away the cobwebs. I was no longer overwhelmed by my to-do list; instead I approached my work with a sense of productivity, creativity, fun, and abundance. What a treat!

I’m looking forward to playing with my daughter more … whether it is crafting a story with her action figures, challenging her to a competitive game of “Sorry!” or “Crazy 8s”, or simply cuddling up to share jokes. I’m going back to the basics to bring some fun and simple magic back into my daily routine.

How can you build more “fun” into your day to spark your creativity, sense of connection, and bring joy back into your work?


Angie McLeod

Angie McLeod, HIP Strategic Consulting, is passionate about conversations: conversations that connect people, stimulate ideas, produce change, and engage participants in collective discovery and co-creation. For more information, view Angie’s profile on LinkedIN or visit HIP Strategic Consulting

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