My seven-year-old daughter celebrated her birthday this weekend with a pool party with several friends. We held the event at the indoor pool at the local LifeTime Fitness Center, where the staff does a great job of orchestrating a two hour fun-for-all.
After the swimming and water slide, the whole party moved upstairs for pizza and cake. The room upstairs is more like a board room than a kids birthday party location (obviously it is used for more professional gatherings). During the short break between pizza and cake, all 12 kids jumped up grabbed the dry erase marker pens and begun doodling on the white board, leaving behind a mural of art and names.
One of the dads in attendance is a successful local entrepreneur. He and I both noticed that grown ups do not do this when there is a short break in a meeting. Have the executives in your company ever crowded the white board and illustrated small drawings and written their name in big letters just for fun?
Kids have that spark to create things just because. We need to be more like seven-year-olds! Success follows those who can imagine and visualize things that others do not see. I was reminded to be more playful. Later this morning when I arrive at the Monday morning meeting at vcfo I plan to illustrate something silly on the white board!
Have A Great Day.