I wanted to check-in really quick to briefly outline what my blog is going to cover in 2016. With the New Year around the corner, I wanted to get an idea even for myself of what direction I want my blog to go in.
In my pursuit for startup education and opportunities to add value to others, I managed to land an internship last year, where I am helping to grow the email and social media following of one of the more well-known authorities in the tech and start-up space: Nir Eyal.
It was July 14th when I did my usual morning commute to the 99Gamers office. I always take Caltrain, so I have the luxury of using my laptop on-the-go to do stuff like, well, writing this article.
That day I had an epiphany while reading an article on how content goes viral: people love valuable content.
At least, you should consider reading them if you like personal development books.
To put some context behind this post, I began investing in myself near the end of 2014 in the form of books, podcasts, YouTube videos, and blogs. Reason being is that I felt I could be more than just a software developer that builds apps for a living.
I didn’t want to just build web and mobile apps. There’s more to do in life than sit or stand at a desk writing code for 40 hours a week.
There was a question I heard on Lewis Howes’ School of Greatness podcast about a month ago that stuck with me.
“What would you do with your life, if you knew that you could not fail?”
There’s a reason this question stuck with me.
What if you couldn’t fail? Think about what you would do. Every single thing you would possibly do.
I take it that if you clicked on this article, you want to become a more productive gamer. So, keep on reading.
I’ll be sharing 10 productivity tips that are helping me be more efficient in my work and have allowed me to take on extra commitments; all while still enjoying what I love the most: family and friends, blogging, WWE, basketball, anime, and gaming.
When implemented, these productivity tips will benefit anybody, including you.
I love video games as much as the next gamer. I have a huge collection of Xbox 360 games; it has enough games that I feel that I’d be bragging if I listed them all. I have a decently sized collection of Nintendo 3DS and DS games. I have some PC Games: Guild Wars 2, Diablo III, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy XIV. And I have a couple of gaming consoles that I don’t play as much with: the Xbox One and the Nintendo DS Lite.
One of my goals as a gamer and blogger is to help other gamers realize their potential. You can define “potential” in whichever way you want: personal potential, professional potential, or both. As a fellow gamer who’s ambitious and constantly working on my physical and mental health, and working towards massive professional success, I can speak on both topics.
One problem that I once faced as a gamer in high school and college was a lack of direction. While I had an idea of what I wanted to do with my life and career, I was not clear about it nor sold on it. “I want to make video games” was something I always told myself and others. While that’s a goal that’s still on the back of my mind, that’s not really what I want to do at this moment anymore.