- Elin Skjelbred
Are you a Playful Leader?
As we grow into leadership, we gain increasingly more responsibility, and our inherent playfulness gets pushed aside. What we love doing can easily become more of a burden the more we forget to play.
Being playful is a beautiful feminine quality that makes whatever we do more at ease and flow, undoubtedly leading to higher creativity and abundance.
Play is not only a creative way of making things happen. It is a mindset that defines your motivation, your attitude, and your impact. And by now, we know how important a healthy mindset is for our growth and evolution.
A playful mindset is relaxed, creative, imaginative, and in flow. All feminine.
It’s like it nourishes the whole body, team, and company all at once.
Encouraging leaders to be playful was considered irresponsible in traditional leadership. There was no room for playfulness, it was a waste of time and resources.
But luckily, times have changed, and what “worked” back then is not working anymore.
Playfulness is more important than ever before. Wherever we implement play and enjoyment in our work, the more we open up for authentic connection and relationship with people around us, which leads to a safe space, more collaboration, and growth. We loosen up, relax and let life come with all its gifts. We, as a team, become stronger, and the more we thrive, the more we produce.
In what way are you implementing playfulness into your leadership style?
A big issue I experienced earlier in life was not making mistakes, and that is a big conundrum for me as a 3/5 in Human Design; here to learn everything in life through exploration, figuring out what works and what doesn’t. Just imagine the bitterness I moved into by removing and neglecting my natural flow.
The day I learned this about myself, I was over the moon excited. Deep inside, I knew I had to do things this way, and still, I beat myself up for doing life as I did back then.
And all I did was follow my nature, which for my monkey brain, wasn’t good enough.
What I saw as mistakes turned out not to be any mistakes at all! It was all a learning experience to gain knowledge about what works and what doesn't. That’s why it’s so important to have a wider perspective on our lives and not take things so seriously. Since then, I've learned to see all learning experiences as playful opportunities for growth and expansion, which they, in fact, are!
My 3/5 profile explained so much of my life’s journey, and I got a deeper understanding of how I learn and approach life from embodying it through my explorations and trial and error.
I’m having so much fun now that I know this is how it should be, and I’m sure you’ll get some a-ha’s that you might have forgotten about yourself when you start discovering your unique Profile.
Are you conscious of your way of learning life?
Click on the link below to figure out what Human Design tells you about your learning style, aka your Profile.
Then let me know how you experience it for yourself.
I love being playful! There’s so much fun living this way. Try it yourself! :D
Even the stuff I’m not that happy about doing becomes easier this way!
You can thank me later! ;)