As children we are encouraged to play as a means of exploring and integrating our world. I’m at it again in my 50’s and finding that play is essential. This week I explore the dopamine hits of being a newbie on the Pickleball Court.
Newbie mentality allows us to confront barriers of perfectionism while opening us up to new experiences, refinement, and fun.
It may sound small, but it is the fun, the play, the little success of hitting the ball just right, that then make room for larger successes within your life and your greater community. We need to play to make space for meaningful work.
My friend, I invite you to play, to be a newbie, so that you can connect with yourself and others in a bigger, brighter way. By re-learning how to play, I am challenging tired beliefs and growing in joyful vulnerability.
In this episode I share with you a recent adventure and how it challenged me to invite play, and imperfection, into my day-to-day routine. I indulge in the newbie-mentality and share how giving myself permission to participate without having to lead or know it all left space to discover new joys and growth within myself.
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WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- How to reflect on labels of identity and how they impact our day-to-day being.
- Three step to overcoming resistance.
- Some examples of play that I have been engaging with recently.
- Some tools for showing up that help others rise up.
- The importance of identifying positive play versus numbing play
- What newbie joy is and how to cultivate it.
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