I worked for 10 years in the corporate. Then 12 years in a non-profit working with kids. The biggest learning in my last 12 years was how to be childlike creative like children. It thought that would be good things to know back in my 10 years in the corporate setting.

They do things differently and rightly so, for a reason only they know (or maybe for reasons they don’t). It is good for me to close this 12 years chapter with what I learned from children that we can use for our corporate life.

Before I start, I want to share with you that childlikeness is not childishness. Childishness can be an irresponsible action by adult to like a child without care and responsibility over a situation. It is not childlikeness that we are discussing here.

Childlikeness is a way of seeing things. It’s about doing things and a way of life that is positive. It’s a spontaneous positivity and a natural trust to live in the present and just do it believing that things will work out the right way.

Here are the 8 childlike creative things that affected me the most.

  1. Using the subconscious mind to ask

  2. Be curious. Try another way

  3. Have fun at every chance

  4. Skip to your next destination

  5. It’s okay to cry

  6. Be honest about how you feel

  7. Don’t overthink situations

  8. Live in the moment

There you go, the 8 childlike creative things we can learn from children for our personal and corporate life.

How about you? What are the other childlike creative things you learnt from children?