Just a game?
Because the big business world is a game. The rules of the game are well known and you often know what to do or what to say (or not) to whom.
If you are constantly on the fence and say everywhere and always say "yes" and meet the ambitious demands of others at any time, you may find yourself soon in a burnout again. That's the way the game works.
In the past, any executive that held something was carrying a "time system" with it. A scheduling system on paper. The incredible advantage over a smartphone? At a meeting you could have the week overview lying open and all have seen how terribly "busy" one is.
"But we can not change the game," a coaching customer told me. "You're right," I answered. "But you can decide if you want to participate in this game and if so, what role you want to play in the game. Or - and that's not the worst option: you're creating new rules. "
Tip 1: Which field are you on at the moment?
Consider your current life situation with some distance. Are you just standing on the board of "Do not Get Annoyed", "Monopoly" or "Chess"? There are times in life when "Monopoly" is important - the pursuit of money and recognition. There are phases when it comes to strategic skill - as in chess.
And there are times when you can just roll the dice and see what "life" is like. Be aware of which "game" you are in at the moment. With which other players together. And be aware of whether you still want to participate in exactly this game.
Tip 2: Re-define the rules!
"Moment. It's not that easy. You can't just change the rules, ”comes the objection from my coaching client. But. You can design a completely new game. And you determine the rules. - So you are looking for an employer who willSense“And fits your values or you start your own company
The question is, will you find people who like your game rules so much that they want to work for you? And if you find people who find your attitude so inspiring that they will become your customers.
Tip 3: Do not create a dice game - but a sense game!
Create a game that has a deeper meaning. A sense that you can continue to communicate. If this sense is in line with the attitude of other people, these people will like to play with you - because it makes sense to them.
- So why are you working in the company?
- What inspires them?
- What is their purpose?
And do not worry: If you can not think of anything right away, that's normal. Unfortunately. But be prepared to think about it properly.
Tip 4: How many winners does your game have?
As a game developer, you can earn money. And with a really good conscience. Because, after all, you give many people beautiful, meaningful hours.
But if the people building your games have fun - knowing that thousands of people will have fun time and time again with your game - your game has achieved much more than just entertaining. It makes sense.
Tip 5: How do your customers know about your game?
You can have the coolest, most meaningful and beautiful game in the world: if none of your product learns of it, it becomes a stillbirth. If you "burn" your product for yourself, your employees see a deeper meaning in it and thus also "burn" for the product, you already have some very good multipliers.
Of course it needs good marketing. Do not forget to communicate why you developed this game. Because you did not want to participate in other games. Because you were looking for something with more meaning. They will then attract people who are looking for exactly the same thing.
So what is your game?
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