Life Lessons From Pokemon

I started playing Pokemon, the trading card game, with my kids.

They’ve been into it for a while, but I never “got it.”

I’ve played other, more “mature,” trading card games. But on a whim, I picked up a Pokemon TCG starter set and brought it home.

My kids were thrilled! We set it up and began to play. (The starter set came with a very helpful tutorial to get us [me] started.)

Here are 3 things I learned after a few days of playing this game with them.

1/ Learning new things can be fun.

The social experience of learning this new game together with my kids was great. Seeing how the rules work alongside their explanations combined for a good time.

2/ Expect a learning curve.

I would have been foolish to expect to pick the game up and play it without learning how it worked. Even still, on strategy forums, I’m learning that there are many nuances to this game, despite its simple beginnings.

3/ You can take something new as far as you want to.

Pokemon TCG isn’t just a game to play with your kids (or for them to play with their friends). There is an online version, many cities have clubs you can join and play with, and there is a competitive scene as well. You can go as far as you want to with this game.

Sounds a lot like life, doesn’t it?

Sometimes we seek out new challenges, and sometimes they are foisted upon us.

We need to approach life with a learning posture in a community of like-minded people.

Who are those people for you? What do you need to learn (or unlearn) today?

If you need help sorting those questions out, DM me and let’s set up a time to talk.

#strategy #community #learning #work #pokemon

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